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Upcoming workshop dates:

 November 9 & 10, 2019 in Seattle, WA   10:00AM- 5:00PM

November 9, Part I – for people who have not yet attended the workshop.

Nov 10, Part II – for folks who have completed, Psychobiology of Systematic Oppression, Part I.

Contact Anne @ if you are interested in attending.

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Join Anne Phillips and Liz Goodwin ( for a rich day of learning about systematic oppression and the Autonomic Nervous System.

They will bring the lens of Dr. Leticia Nieto’s anti-oppression curriculum Beyond Inclusion Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone as well as Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory to explore the ways that inequity, injustice and privilege relate to the somatic shaping of cultural, institutional and systematic oppressive behaviors and beliefs. This workshop will include guided movement process, small group and dyadic interaction, imagery, and concrete skill building, meant specifically for healing practitioners to apply to our own and our clients’ accountability, liberation and healing work.

Training Overview

Using Dr. Leticia Nieto’s, Beyond Inclusion/Beyond Empowerment and Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory we will explore belonging, safety and purpose through a social engagement justice lens.
As Dr. Nieto writes: Our continuing value to society will increasingly depend on how well we learn to bridge between differences of all types – while honoring and celebrating diversity. It is an imposing challenge to generate a vision of any cultural change. This training is designed to facilitate communication and empowerment. The focus will be on clarifying the complexities of working across significant differences and on understanding the dynamics of oppression. The training often results in participants taking on action plans to bring about positive change.
Dr. Porges writes: Our physiological state colors our perception of the world and if you want to improve the world, start by making people feel safer.
This workshop will explore how we can do that.










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