On neuro-diversity, ability and self-regulation
In this webinar I talk about nervous system self-regulation as a core allyship skill. I would like to explicitly recognize that this looks different for everyone based on neurophysiology and other factors such as trauma. I encourage a commitment to cultivating self-regulation that balances self-compassion and deeply honours the diversity of our internal processes.
Also, cultivating self-regulation is not a suppression of the body’s need to express emotions through acts such as crying. If anything it is the opposite. Self-regulation requires nurturing containers for feelings to be felt, seen and honoured for their validity. This will be explored further in future webinars and/or community video calls.
Perspectives on ancestral trauma as a cultural attachment trauma has been informed by my conversations with Tad Hargrave. He writes a blog called “Healing From Whiteness”
On shame, by who else, Brene Brown.
The ‘Body Check-in’ from the somatic exercise is a term borrowed from Bari Tessler, who is a somatic therapist that works with issues around money and shame.
The final mindfulness exercise in the video is inspired by the Hakomi Method.