How can we begin to heal and transform the impacts of a white supremacist culture? What tools can we develop that help us to take an honest look at the complexity and heartbreak while supporting true accountability and change?
This 8-week class offers participants a chance to explore how self-compassion can bolster the movement towards antiracist consciousness and practices in an intertwined learning experience.
Systemic racism robs everyone’s life energy and takes away everyone’s well-being. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) have centuries of exhaustion from layer upon layer of the horror that systemic racism and white supremacy have encoded in our human bodies. White folks have to find a way forward through the layers of responsibility, denial, shame, and unforgiveability of what has happened. BIPOC folks face deep challenges as they confront their own internalized oppression that can lead them to enact the same harm on others that they themselves have experienced. White people begin to grieve the loss of identity, culture, and traditional wisdom that was stripped away in order to create the caste system upon which white supremacy theory is built. How can self-compassion help all of us? How can it help us learn, how can it help us integrate, how can it help exhaustion, and how can it support our antiracist activism?
Participants will integrate:
The course will meet via online video conference (zoom). This program will be recorded for participants in various zones.
This course will meet for 8 sessions on Mondays from 10:30am – 12:00pm Pacific time, June 7- July 26, 2021 (To convert to your time, please click here)
Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton are excited to team up for this collaboration. Sarah Peyton brings the lens of the convergence of neuroscience, personal transformation, and systemic trauma and Roxy Manning brings a commitment to addressing systemic inequities with fierceness and care in order to create change without replicating trauma and injustice.
Roxy Manning’s life experience as an Afro-Caribbean immigrant combined with her academic training and professional work as a licensed clinical psychologist and CNVC Certified Trainer have cultivated a deep passion in her for work that supports social change at the personal, interpersonal, and systemic levels.
Roxy is excited whenever she is helping opposing voices hear each other and see past individual hurt and struggles to the structures that contribute to those challenges. Read Roxy’s articles at her website.
Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma and nourish self-warmth with exquisite gentleness. She teaches and lectures internationally and is the author of the books, “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing” and “Your Resonant Self Workbook: From Self-sabotage to Self-care.”
She brings together depth work and self-compassion that integrate Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with the transformative potential of Nonviolent Communication’s empathy.