Managing race and racism in real-time for self-identified white folks.
Since the killing of George Floyd, there has been a surge of interest from white people who are going through a wave of self-examination wondering how to deal with the emotional impact of race in our society and how to talk about racism. They are reading books, talking to friends, and asking black people for their opinions.
Since you are here, you too must be wondering what to do with the awkward silences, feeling scared of saying the wrong thing when engaging in conversations about racism, sometimes feeling attacked and feeling deep shame and guilt for being white. Especially when you don’t think you have done anything wrong.
Trying to become more aware, more understanding, and being a white ally to BIPOC (black indigenous people of colour) is not that easy – but if you are willing to try then this course can guide you along your way to turning hope into reality.
Our intention is to help you where your training did not, and prepare you to talk about how you feel when the topic of race/racism comes up. For those of you who have black Indigenous and brown clients/patients/students and you are not sure what to do or say, this course will also equip you with the tools you need to engage safely with your BIPOC clients, staff, and colleagues.
If any of this resonates then this is a course that is perfect for you. In small groups, you will work with a psychotherapist and race specialist and examine your relationship with race. You will have time to practice what you need to say, and what you need to do within a safe learning environment.
If you are interested please fill in the form below to register.
This course is facilitated by: Charmaine McCaulay -an accredited integrative body therapist, who considers the client to be addressed as a whole person. This means that each individual is seen as a composite of feelings, thoughts, emotions, and even the intangible aspect called the ‘soul’ or ‘spirit. Charmaine specialises in race and racism and works with the various ways we are psychologically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually wounded by race and racism.
Charmaine feels uplifted and energized to do this work, doing it with love and dedication.
Holding space as a white ally – Lizzie Cummings is a drama and movement therapist who has worked in schools, mental health settings, and private practice for 19 years. She works with the body, play, and imagination to help access and aid the expression of internal and relational conflict and to promote healing and personal growth. Lizzie is grappling with and tending to her own internal racist as a small part of the larger endeavour to understand and help heal the racial wounding suffered by humanity. She recognises this is a long time coming but it is never too late to learn and grow.