Maintaining an Authentic Practice: Centering The Marginalized Experience
We are living in a time where the underpinnings of white supremacy are being exposed and slowly dismantled by activism. Now more than ever, healers have an opportunity to ground their practice in energetic and sacred activism by lifting, supporting, prioritizing, and acknowledging those who are on the fringes. This training is a call-out to practices grounded in white supremacy and a call-in to those in healing work who wish to continue their commitment to authentic and dignified change.

Participants in this training will:
• Be introduced to the concepts of spiritual-bypassing, light-washing, white-washing, microaggressions, cultural competence, and appropriation
• Gain a deeper understanding of how intergenerational trauma and epigenetic tags can disrupt the relationship between a healer and a client
• Briefly explore shadow work around their personal bias and how that impacts their practice
• Identify specific reasons why marginalized populations don’t receive appropriate care by understanding power and privilege dynamics within all of us
• Understand what it means to deepen connections with their truth (deep wildness) and work with integrity, not silence
• Discuss ways to intentionally make their healing practice accessible and respectful

This class centers around the deep work of the feminine and is primarily targeted towards populations who identify as womxn/feminine/femme/female but ALL are welcome and have a place.

Event Date: November 3rd and December 1st
Event Timing: 10a-3:15p
Event Address: 1423 34th Ave Unit C, Seattle, WA 98122
Facilitator Contact: Davinah.Simmons@gmail.com
Class Total: $135.00

One sliding scale space is available for an individual who identifies as a POC or is of Indigenous heritage. Please e-mail the facilitator directly to coordinate if you are interested in this.

PLEASE NOTE: A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due upon submitting this registration form. Your registration is not complete until the deposit is received. Payment must be received in full by the morning of the class (check, cash, Venmo, or CashApp).

Venmo: @davinahsimmons
CashApp: $DavinahSimmons

Cancellation policy: Full refunds (not including deposit) will be issued if you cancel your space up to one week before the workshop. Cancellations within the last week will not be refunded unless the space you reserved is filled.

*If you require any learning assistance or other accommodations, please e-mail the facilitator as soon as you register.

About the facilitator: Davinah Simmons is a Black birth-worker based in Seattle, WA with a background in counseling and development in a Higher Education context. With several years of facilitation experience, Davinah is committed to furthering the healing and liberation of her people, her ancestors, and herself. She often uses her personal shadow moments with rage, grief, and power to develop effective and meaningful learning opportunities through story-telling, dialogue, and humor.
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