ISAAC – Healing Whiteness through Cultural Somatics E. Wolff and Team Members
Please read below and if you are interested, please fill out this form by May 4th.
“White-body supremacy trauma” is a trauma that we all – including white identified individuals, communities and systems – integrate into our bodies and structures. We need to address this trauma directly in our bodies – not just in our minds. – Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
“In my workshops I often ask people of color, ‘What would it be like if you could simply give us feedback, have us graciously receive it, reflect, and work to change the behavior?’ Recently a young man of color sighed and said, ‘It would be revolutionary.”
– Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility
For white people committed to racial justice and racial healing work who wish to understand how white supremacy affects and lives in our bodies and how it shows up in our common spaces and work.
White people desiring to engage in self work to become stronger, more self-aware, accountable and resilient allies.
Requirement: completion of the ERACCE 2.5-day workshop.
This series of cultural somatics coaching and practice sessions will draw upon:
- Mindfulness techniques,
- Nervous system regulation practices,
- Somatic awareness practices,
- Antiracist identity development reflection,
- Racial healing frameworks,
- Capacity building around holding the tension of responsibility and compassion.
In a small group atmosphere (affinity space), we will resource our nervous systems to explore and begin to heal and transform the historical and intergenerational pain and moral injury of white racialization. Through the practices listed above, this work will counter white fragility and dominance, and grow our capacity to be self-aware, accountable, and resilient leaders in the movement for racial justice and collective liberation.
- Internalized values of white dominant culture (ie: secrecy, competitive individualism, perfectionism, either/or thinking, urgency)
- White fragility
- How whiteness shows up in spaces
- Who we were before coming to the U.S.
- Cultural grief work
- Developing Self Compassion
- Projection of toxicity onto others
- Who we are in connection to People of Color
- White body supremacy as a violent system of dominance
- Transformational behavior
- True Allyship