Leveraging Self-Compassion to Counter White Supremacy: An 8-week Class with Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton

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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:

  • Developing a grounded understanding of personal and systemic responsibility
  • The role of self-compassion in connecting us with ourselves and with others in a world rife with conflict and chaos.
  • Antiracist principles
  • Neuroscience concepts connected with implicit biases
  • Engagement of brain structures involved in self-compassion
  • Skills and coaching in response to microaggressions

Where do we meet?

The course will meet via online video conference (zoom). This program will be recorded for participants in various zones.

When?

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)

June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26

Who is the event for?

  • For nonviolent communication beginners and long-time practitioners, all are welcome
  • Folks wanting to move toward antiracist consciousness
  • People wanting to transform the impacts of systemic racism both inside and out
  • For those longing for side-by-side practice with each other in community.

More on Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton

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.

Registration

We are offering 5 tuition options on a sliding-scale:
  • Participant Tuition – Support those with fewer resources to attend – $500
  • Participant Tuition – Support trainers’ sustainability – $400
  • Participant Tuition – Requested standard contribution – $300
  • Participant Tuition – Discounted rate – $200
  • Participant Tuition – Scholarship rate – $100

*PLEASE NOTE:
  • Your tuition payment is non-refundable and transferable.  
  • This work is not therapy and is not a substitute for therapy.
  • Questions? Please email help@sarahpeyton.com

About the instructors:

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.

 

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.

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