We have the potential to grow and heal in relationships. We have spent much of the two years in isolation or in a different routine than we are used to. We have been having a national conversation around race, gender, sexual orientation and how to heal from these harms. If we have been juggling multiple roles we may need additional support. Here are some truths that guide my work:
We are racial beings. Gender and sexual orientation is fluid and lives on a continuum in different seasons of our life. We have challenge fatphobia, disrupt ableism and see neurodiversity. We have to take care of our mental health.
Life is a series of connections, disconnections, and reconnections.
Our beings are drawn to connection.
We are tribal people.
So much of we do is about being seen, valued, accepted and/or loved or avoiding relying on others
Shame cannot live in the light when we share with trusted people.
Our social engagement system which kicks in when our nervous system is regulated helps us to bond with others
It is possible to develop "power with" others rather than "power over" relationships
Could you benefit from learning skills to bring more balance into your life and your relationships? Do you find yourself losing yourself in relationships or overpowering others? Is it hard to know what to say? Do you struggle with doubt? Do you feel anxiety in relationships? Do you feel lonely? Are you experiencing a life transition and need additional support to make the journey easier? Check out one of our upcoming groups below.
Check out our skills videos, yoga videos and meditation series here. You can subscribe to our Youtube channel to stay updated.
with Dr. Nathalie Edmond Licensed Clinical Psychologist Trauma Therapist Meditation teacher 500 hour trained experienced yoga teacher Antiracism/Antioppression consultant
An evening of meditation, conversation, and restoration with Dr. Nathalie Edmond (owner of Mindful and Multicultural Counseling. Read more about her here. Take time for yourself, away from the white gaze. Invitation for BIPOC (black, indigenous, non black people of color and people of the global majority) to gather via zoom. Queer affirming and antiracist space supporting healing and being in community. Trauma informed space as Dr. Edmond is a trauma therapist and yoga teacher trained in variety of modalities to help integrate mind, body and spirit.
Our time will include:
some gentle movement and breathing exercises
processing/riding the wave of grief, transitions, pleasure, pain, anger, sadness, fear while living in a black or brown body
skills to resource and become friends with emotions and the body
yoga nidra (meditation to support rest to counteract exhaustion and stress)
When: 6:30 to 8:00 pm EST on Sunday, March 20th via zoom Cost: $30 to $40 (pay what you can); active/former clients of Mindful and Multicultural Counseling can check w/Dr Edmond to see if they can use their insurance