Parenting for Liberation
Virtual Chat series
Tuesdays, September 14th,21st,28th
12:00-1:30 pm EST
Join facilitators Amber Arnold, Angela Berkfield, and a group of parents to share joys and challenges of parenting for social and healing justice. We'll hold space for grief, laughter, idea and resource sharing, begin to practice somatic embodied skills, and heal together. We are all carrying so much, let's support each other in making the load lighter and building the resilience and resources necessary to parent in a way that aligns our actions with our embodied values.
Our cost is $0-$100 per week, sliding scale. Please see our sliding scale guide for choosing what you will pay. We value EVERYTHING each person brings to the workshop, not just financial support. AND: we gotta get paid to keep putting on workshops. We do a lot of unpaid racial justice work, and facilitating workshops is our paid work. We charge using a sliding scale. It isn’t a perfect way to correct for the unfair, harmful economic system we live in, but it’s a start.
Space is limited to 20 people, so you'll want to sign up soon!
Sept 14th - Focus: align with a vision, bring more awareness to our “yes”. What do I want to be part of in the world? What am I moving towards? How does this connect with my parenting/caregiving?
Opening - grounding and connecting.
Activity: Seek alignment with vision. When I think about the future, how do I want to feel in my body? What do I see, smell, hear? What are my kids doing? What’s happening in my community? What am I saying “yes” to? Action based on actual values. Create a poem or manifesto.
Reflection: Grounding - how am I feeling in my body at this moment?
Small Groups: Breakout into small groups to share what came up for me in the previous exercise.
Closing: Next time we’ll share our manifesto collages.
Sept 21st - Focus: Gain awareness of where there is dissonance between my beliefs and actions in my parenting/caregiving.
Sept 28th - Focus: How do I parent/caregive out of what I value instead of my conditioning? Learn tangible practices to align values/beliefs with actions, even when I am stressed out or afraid.
This was a beautiful 1st series, attended by 9 wonderful parents from northern and southern VT and western MA. We thoroughly enjoyed spending this time connecting and learning together and can't wait to meet the next cohort. We hope you join us for a nourishing, calming, and practical time together, co-regulating our nervous systems and taking sometimes challenging next steps towards being the parents that we envision.
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