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Elegant Ferocity: Practical Insights & Techniques for Becoming an Embodied Antiracist

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March 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

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Elegant Ferocity: Practical Insights & Techniques for Becoming
an Embodied Antiracist

This webinar will support a framework for living a more embodied, balanced and antiracist life, becoming a more involved global community member, strong ally and co-conspirator. Becoming an embodied antiracist requires that we understand ourselves as racialized beings, no matter what race or ethnicity.

We’ll use Francesca’s  “all my relations” Indigenous lens to demystify “rugged individualism” and explore and deepen our natural interconnectedness. We’ll invite curiosity around our own felt sense and bodily responses to conversations around race, while learning supportive ways to stay in the conversation with equanimity, openness and balance by leveraging basic somatic nervous system regulation techniques. We’ll explore ethical principles and frameworks, look at racialized trauma and shame as a moral injury, and why processing and metabolizing intergenerational grief through collective mourning is critical to healing and shared liberation.

In this seminar, participants will learn:

  • The roots of racialized trauma 
  • How trauma lives and presents differently white and non-white bodies
  • How Polyvagal Theory and the nervous system works 
  • To move from an unconscious reactivity to a more enlightened response in situations pertaining to racial trauma.
  • To prepare their nervous system to participate in conversations around race.

Who is this seminar for:

  • Primarily intended for white therapists & teachers (yoga, education, etc.) but anyone in the helping professions of any race or ethnicity or anyone in the nonprofit or corporate sector who’d like to explore whiteness, discover how to become a better ally, and learn how to become an embodied antiracist is welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • Anyone who knows they want to be more antiracist but don’t know how or don’t know where to start.

Is this seminar interactive?

Yes, in this didactic, experiential and interactive webinar, we’ll take questions from viewers/listeners, do experiential pieces around noticing what’s happening in our own bodies as we’ll listen to and watch media that our nervous system may respond to in different ways.

This talk will be live and interactive on Wednesday, March 24th at 12 pm ET. In case you cannot make the live session, all who register will receive a 48h-active link to watch the recording. 

For support please contact hello@embodiedphilosophy.com.


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About the Instructor

Francesca Marguerite Maximé, LMSW, is a Haitian-Dominican Italian-American licensed somatic psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, anti-racism educator, and award-winning poet/author in Brooklyn, New York. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University. She has been mentored in mindfulness meditation practices by celebrated author and clinical psychologist Jack Kornfield, Ph.D., and has also been a mindfulness student of clinical psychologist and internationally known teacher Tara Brach, Ph.D. More about Francesca and her upcoming events & talks can be found on her website, www.maximeclarity.com