Shape Your Life Boxing for Teachers

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Step One

Step One

Watch the video above (upper left)

Follow the link What is Shape Your Life?

Answer the questions below:

  1. Why does Shape Your Life work?
  2. Why is regaining control of the body important to SYL boxing members?
  3. Many view boxing as a violent sport and wonder how boxing is effective for survivors of gendered violence. After completing the reading, what have you learned about trauma informed boxing and its impacts on SYL boxing members?

 

 

Step Two

Step Two

Watch the video above (upper right)

Follow the link Explore SYL

**This link should take students to a different part of the site**

Answer the questions below:

  1. Why do you think the physical aspect of healing is important for those who have experienced violence?
  2. What do you think Sonnja means by "you need to physically get it out of your body... it lives there."
  3. Women who experience trauma are most likely offered "talk therapy" and medications to cope. Why might physical activity be helpful for survivors of trauma?
  4. What is the prevalence rate of violence in your region? SHARE this prevalence rate using the hashtag #TAKESHAPE

#TAKESHAPE Example

 

Step Three

Step Three

Explore the Shape Your Life boxing gym Explore SYL Gym 1 and Explore SYL Gym 2

  1. Is there anything that stands out to you when looking around the gym?
  2. Can you name three of the flags located on the ceiling of the SYL gym?
  3. You will notice a large sign that reads "Absolutely NO SPARRING." Why is this significant at the SYL gym?
  4. Have you been to a boxing gym before? How does SYL look similar or different from a gym you have visited?

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