This short free course is designed to begin to help people confront the idea of racialized trauma, the impact of it, and how it begins to move through generations. Get a glimpse of the process before going more in-depth with the other courses.
Somatic Abolitionism is a living, embodied practice and culture building that requires endurance, adjustment, stamina, discernment, and resource cultivation. These traits can be built, day by day, through reps. This course will help you build these traits, to recognize the impact of racialized trauma, unhealed pain, and body constriction from White Body Supremacy, and to better identify and respond to these somatic elicitations.
This course is designed to help people confront the idea of racialized trauma, the impact of it, and how it begins to move through generations. This course will also help you begin to pay attention to and listen to your body, and better orient and ground yourself.
Discover how to evaluate your body out of curiosity, rather than fear and have the capacity to relate to the connection of mind and body and reclaim it. Gain an understanding and knowledge of the effects of sociocultural factors and the historical content on the physical and mental health of the body.
You will understand the value of settledness and self-awareness and cultural healing. Learn and teach the importance of: • Traumatic retentions – and grow out of them • Historical and intergenerational trauma • African history and culture • Children the basics of body awareness and somatic healing • Regard for one another • Mobilizing as a community
As you acknowledge the impact of WBS and the theft of BIBOC land, culture, and language you will learn the value of compassionate self-care as well as safeguarding your body. Few skills are more essential than the ability to settle your body as a settled body invites and accepts efforts to mend it, while an unsettled body tends to resist those efforts.
The following ethical standards are relevant to the professional activities of Somatic Abolitionists and Social Workers. You will learn the IV Standards of Practice that establish guidelines for the conduct of Somatic Abolitionists. These standards concern: (1) Education and Training, (2) Practitioner Responsibilities, (3) Self-Representation as a Professional, and (4) Ethical Responsibilities.