The Primal Directive

From Unconscious to Conscious: Reclaiming Ourselves from the Hidden Impact of Racism

 

 Racism isn’t always bigotry. This workshop is designed to discover, bring attention to, and heal where the systems and structures of racism and trauma affect human biases and behavior. So many kind, well intended, thoughtful humans are playing out the dynamics of racism without ever knowing it.

 

Did you know that perfectionism, indecisiveness, and exhaustion could be symptoms of white supremacy culture within you? 

The behavior patterns of white supremacy culture* dovetail so many of the symptoms of trauma and/or patterns of a triggered emotional fight/flight/freeze response. 

Do you see yourself in this list of possible symptoms of white supremacy culture?

  • Perfectionism
  • Save and Rescue (fix it)
  • Defensiveness – Resistance – Denial (I’m fine)
  • Paternalism – Indecisiveness – Confusion (issues with authority/control)
  • Either/Or Thinking (good/bad, right/wrong, with us/against us)
  • Exhaustion/Apathy (I can’t – I’ll never get there – this is impossible)
  • Sense of Urgency (can’t get things done fast enough)

This workshop is designed to look at the core functioning of the survival brain as it relates to white supremacy culture, patriarchy, and capitalism. Our intention is to interrupt the unconscious ways our brains are wired to serve the racist initiatives that the United States was built on.

Explore with us how trauma, the fight, flight, freeze response, and the indoctrination of white supremacy culture might actually offer a key to dismantle oppression internally, and may help us dismantle racism and oppression in society. This workshop will be a learning lab, an intuitive deep dive that arises and is informed by participants’ experiences.

We hope you’ll join us for this profound exploration and healing journey.

 

Did you know that these are symptoms of a chronic or unconsciously hijacked survival brain?

  • tightness in the jaw, TMJ problems
  • chronic digestive issues
  • looping thoughts, confusion, anxiety, numbing tendencies
  • erratic emotions or hyper emotional states (grief, fear, etc.)
  • tendency to hold your breath
  • tailbone tucked or twisted
  • scoliosis or twists in the spine
  • one short leg in preparation for flight
  • chronic headaches or migraines

Details

When

May 22nd & 23rd

Saturday:  10a – 2p & 3:30p – 6p
Sunday: 10a – 2p

Sept 25th & 26th

Saturday:  10a – 2p & 3:30p – 6p
Sunday: 10a – 2p

How Much

Sliding Scale: $580 – $325

Please consider our sliding scale in terms of a larger global and societal context of wealth.  We’ve been inspired by the innovative pay structure of Dr. Bayo Akomolafe. For more information scroll to the bottom of this page. 

What to Expect

  • An intuitive deep dive that arises and is informed by participants’ experiences
  • Gabrielli and Chloe’s use of their perceptive gifts to lens for emergent curriculum that will dovetail with the outline and intentions for the workshop
  • A participatory journey; anticipate being involved in the flow and discovery
  • Structured group and paired exercises
  • Guided Visualizations
  • Reflective writing exploration with prompts
  • Identity Mapping with a specific eye on survival brain patterns
  • The use of teachings and tools from the Infinity Healing Practice

 To register, choose an option below. 

We look forward to being on the journey with you!

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