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Deconstructing Embodied White Privilege

  • The Institute of Core Energetics 229 East Litchfield Road Litchfield, CT, 06759 United States (map)

Power, privilege, and oppression are communicated through our bodies. This day-long workshop is designed to give Core Energetics practitioners the opportunity to explore how white privilege is embodied, informed by white supremacy, and communicated through the body. We will also explore how to use awareness and movement to communicate compassion, respect, and humility.

The following themes and objectives will be explored through discussion, journaling, and movement:

  • Understand the role of implicit bias in how privilege is embodied

  • Learn how white people communicate superiority and maintain privilege through movement and posture

  • Learn typical patterns of white ways of moving, and what they communicate

  • Understand how intersections of white racial identity, gender, and sexual orientation add complexity and affect embodied privilege

  • Identify ways white people can become more self-aware and interrupt oppressive cycles

This workshop is for Core Energetics alumni who identify as having white privilege, and who are willing to engage in work that is anti-racist and anti-oppression. Please register for this workshop through The Institute of Core Energetics.

Joanne Bagshaw, PhD, LCPC, is an award-winning professor of psychology and women's studies at Montgomery College. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist, with a private practice in Maryland. Joanne writes the popular feminist blog, The Third Wave for Psychology Today, and is the author of “The Feminist Handbook, Practical Tools to Resist Sexism and Dismantle the Patriarchy.”