So, I’m doing this group session. It is open to all, inclusively, however it is targeted to White folx and/or those racialized as White. Why? Because I am a White woman, which means I am not an expert of what Black people need…but I am listening. I know Black folx are exhausted and are asking to be heard. They are asking White folx to educate themselves and do the inner work necessary to identify/address underlying, conditioned bias, prejudice, privilege, and racism. I am doing my own inner work, too. If you are reading this and thinking “but I’m not a racist”…that isn’t enough to create the level of change necessary so that one more Black life is not taken – it is necessary to dig in all the way to our deepest roots where the underlying, insidious conditioning of systemic racism lurks in the shadows.
My expertise is in identifying the invisible patterns of conditioning, beliefs, pain, trauma, and other barriers or limitations operating under the radar in our subconscious, nervous system, and energy. This is why I am facilitating this group session…to help those who are ready to do the work go deep and neutralize/heal those shadowy bits that impede the process or trigger the discomfort and stuck points. If this is you, then I’m ready to go down this rabbit hole with you so we can start being more effective allies and change-makers, leveraging white privilege for true equality for Black folx (and others, too -no need to stop there…ALL marginalized folx deserve to be valued and have justice/equality).
When I say ‘all are welcome’, I mean it…Black, Indigenous, and all other People of Color (BIPOC) are welcome to join this group session as participants, observers, moderators, or any other capacity you wish to join… though there is no ask or expectation of you to do so, meaning that I hear you saying you are exhausted from being burdened with the responsibility load of educating and/or fixing racism. This session is intended to be a place for White folx to do that work themselves…
That being said, this post and/or the group session is not likely to be without mistakes and I am knowingly doing it anyway with an openness/willingness to be called out and make corrections. I hope that by showing up in this way it will make space for others who are ready to face their inner bias/prejudice/racist shadows but don’t know where or how to begin. I hope to pick up some of the heavy burden of responsibility from my Black friends and colleagues. I am making my intentions known in hopes to inspire or inform, not for praise or reward, and definitely not for profit. While I have always been ‘non-racist’, I am still on a learning path with regard to allyship and anti-racism. I am doing my own work, even as I type these words. I am listening, addressing racism within my circles, taking risks in speaking truth, showing up for my Black community, supporting Black businesses, and paying Black coaches/educators for their time and resources. This group session is not enough either…there is so much more work to be done. Resources for education and continued action are available but additional resources that highlight the expressed needs of/from the Black community are most welcome.
Here are the Group Session Details:
Date: June 23
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Location: online via Skype (link will be sent via email)
Cost: Donation only* payable via PayPal, suggested minimum $20 but any amount is welcome and none required
Duration: 1-2 hours
*(100% of all donations will go to bailproject.org/ in support of #BLM movement)
Intuitive group healing activation session to delve into the conditioned bias/prejudices regarding racism. This intuitive session will help identify the underlying, subconscious emotions, beliefs, and other limitations that unintentionally serve to perpetuate racial inequality. If you are ready to dig in deep to do the inner work required to be a more effective ally and a better human being…sign up here: https://calendly.com/michelle-clinard/group-healing-session-for-sleep-clone?month=2020-06
What you can expect: show up with an open mind and heart…we will be having a very open, honest discussion about our underlying systemic biases, including intuitive identification of what is operating under our radar and affecting others. We will be doing this very necessary inner work in a safe, facilitated space with honest communication and insight to help break through some of the barriers and discomfort that may be limiting how you are able to show up in support of marginalized groups in your circles, and in the world. You will walk away with a shift in awareness, greater empathy and understanding, and suggestions for forward action…
This group session is open to ALL people inclusively, though it is focused on White persons or those racialized as White. This group session is to understand, disrupt and neutralize underlying systemically racist operating systems, it is NOT a teaching space about being better allies (though resources from BIPOC coaches, healers, and educators are available)…rather it is a space to gain insight about ourselves in order to reduce the invisible barriers and limitations that unintentionally perpetuate inequality.
P.S. There is another Group Session June 30, 2020…same time/place …that will be focusing on healing trauma of past/present/ancestors stored in the body. This session, too, is inclusively open to all because we all human beings carry trauma in their body and, thanks to the study of Epigenetics, we know that trauma can be passed along from generation to generation; however, this session is intended as a space to address, acknowledge, and facilitate healing for Black folx who are struggling with their trauma or need help unburdening some trauma/emotion right now, so they can continue to be in their body and in the world to continue to fight for equality, justice, and safety at present moment. This session will also be free of charge with an option for donation in support of #BlackLivesMatter. I will post a more detailed explanation of this session soon, but here is the link to sign up if you are in need of this type of support: https://calendly.com/michelle-clinard/group-healing-session-for-sleep-clone
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