“We will not end...any form of human evil by trying to tear it to pieces. Instead, we can offer people better ways to belong and better things to belong to.”

Resmaa Menakem - My Grandmothers Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts


Since the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent global uprises for racial justice, the mindfulness field has been catapulted into a dynamic, inspiring, and challenging collective conversation about how we can create more inclusive learning environments for BIPOC/BAME people. 
 
On this day we’ll explore our own response to racial injustice and how we can teach in ways that are radically inclusive. We’ll ask ourselves:
  • How can we create spaces of deep meaning and heart-felt belonging, where we are each engaging in mindfulness practice in connection with one another?
  • How do we support others to cultivate an attitude of openness and curiosity, willing to see clearly the parts of themselves that are both longing for freedom and those still in the shadows, confused, or actively resisting change? 
These questions are relevant to both how we work internally and also how we engage in beloved community. It is the ground from which true inclusivity can take root, grow, and flourish, creating a beloved community from the inside out.
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Schedule
Morning session - 10.30 am till 1 pm
Lunch 1-2 pm
Afternoon session 2 - 4.30 pm

Welcome and introductions
 Led practice and enquiry
Reflection: I am because we are (traditional Ubuntu saying)
 Small group work and large group debrief
Reflection: Creating a beloved community
Small group work and large group debrief
Takeaways and next steps

What could participants hope to gain by attending?
A greater understanding and felt sense of what belonging and true inclusivity looks and feels like.
Increased confidence in their ability to create greater inclusivity in their teaching.
Ideas for small, simple things they can do to support participants to access and participate fully in their
classes and courses.
Increased confidence and fluency to include concern for issues of racial justice in their mindfulness
teaching and practice.

DETAILS

When: Friday 5th February 2021. 

Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm (UK time)

Where: Online video platform,  Zoom

HOW TO JOIN 

When you book you'll receive a form to submit, this will allow us to email you a link for the online video calls platform Zoom. When you receive the link - simply click on it at the start time to join the online video call. Click here for a short video on how to join a Zoom meeting.

This event will be recorded and be available for purchase at a later date.


This CPD day will be led by Breathworks Associate, Singhashri Gazmuri.  

Singhashri has 20+ years of participation in and leadership of EDI initiatives in community development, education, change management and the mindfulness field. Personal experience as a queer, 2nd generation Latinx-American, 15 years living and working in San Francisco, one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, and emigrating to the UK 8 years ago gives me a unique perspective on the issues from someone who’s always felt a bit “in-between” worlds AND a citizen of the world.

COST

10% discount to teachers, students, who should already have their code.  Please contact the Breathworks office if not.  [email protected]

Also 10% discount to Community of Practice Members.  To get your discount code, please RSVP on the event within the Community of Practice.  And for anyone who's not yet a member of the Community of Practice, and you would like to trial it for free for a month, you can do so here.  

Organisation £150
Individual £120
Concession £80

Please note that we usually record our online CPD events for training purposes and so that we can widen the pool of people we can make the learning experience available to after the event. If you don't wish to be recorded, please feel free to switch off your video and/or audio during the event.


The recording from this and other Online CPD sessions will be available to purchase in our shop.

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