An Embodied Exploration
My Grandmother's Hands
with Brent Swift and Jessica Rose
Tuesday, July 28, August 25, September 22 and October 27
from 6:30-8:30 pm PST
Reserve your Space:
1. Make your Financial Contribution click here: $80-160+ sliding scale. 100% of proceeds will be donated to racial justice organizations, please offer this Paypal contribution as friends & family to avoid fees. (No one turned away)
2. Register by clicking Here: (Please read chapter 1- 4 in preparation for our first class)
Join Jessica Rose D.C. and Brent Swift, L.Ac. for a four-month embodied exploration of the book, My Grandmother's Hands: Racilalized Trauma and the Pathway of Mending our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem. This book is a powerful ally for anyone who is ready to dismantle the unconscious ways racism or illusions of supremacy live in the body.
This 4 month Zoom group will focus on healing racialized trauma for clients and students with white identified bodies and provide a container to do the work required by white bodies to build capacity for interracial explorations and conversations without creating or activating further unconscious or unintentional racial trauma. Over this 4 month time, to support clients and students who identify as Black, Indigenous or as a person of color, we will be offering phone sessions for a sliding scale in the amount you are able.
Together we will witness and begin healing racial trauma within our bodies by utilizing embodiment practices, somatic presencing and emotional/belief system repatterning techniques to unravel inherited nervous system patterns and conditioning that often unconsciously activate around race. Many of the exercises in this book may be familiar to you as we have used similar practices in our sessions and classes for years, while other exercises and approaches are new. We are learning and unlearning right along with you.
As we experience the great unraveling and seeming chaos in our world, we have the opportunity to utilize the momentum of these unprecedented times to support our personal and collective evolution. Whenever we undergo profound re-organization, there is a period of chaos or disorganization, as witnessed in nature, which liberates energy so we can move from one state to another. The trauma of systemic and embodied racism are active in our collective field and the patterns presenting are available for transformation now. Let’s meet this together in community with our courageous truth, and the power of a mother who can hold her child in absolute love and say, ‘enough, there is another way!'
Ways to get yourself the book:
Browsers Books at 107 Capital Way N., Olympia, WA
From Resmaa Menakem, a signed hardcover copy
On Audible for an audiobook
From the publisher for a paperback copy
On Amazon for a kindle or paperback copy
We have had many folks inquire and you are welcome to share this with your wider community. Please reach out if you have any questions.
From my heart to yours,