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HEAL | Undoing Oppression

A Course for White Folks

This course is designed to help white folks strengthen their personal resilience and collective capacity for undoing oppression!

The course includes an introduction to issues related to systemic oppression and white supremacy. Its primary focus is to support people to do the emotional, moral and spiritual work necessary in order to stop collaborating with white supremacy and to start collaborating with the collective liberation movement!

This course assumes that participants have some basic meditation experience. If you are new to this work, we strongly recommend taking our LOVE course prior to enrolling in this HEAL course. And if you are brand new to issues of systemic oppression, you may wish to take our SEE course prior to or at the same time as this course.


Your Instructor


Brooke
Brooke

Brooke D. Lavelle, PhD is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. Brooke holds a PhD in Religious Studies and Cognitive Science from Emory University, an MA in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Columbia University and a BA in Religion and Psychology from Barnard College. Her academic work focuses on the diversity of contemplative models for cultivating compassion and mindfulness, as well as the cultural contexts that shape the transmission, reception, and secularization of Buddhist contemplative practices in America.

Brooke was the Senior Education Consultant to Mind & Life's Ethics, Education, and Human Development Initiative and a co-developer of the Call to Care program for teachers and students. She is also trained in Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT), Compassionate Mind Training (CMT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has taught and adapted these programs in a variety of educational and clinical settings.

Her diverse experience in delivering contemplative programs in various social service contexts led her to deepen her understanding of the structural and systemic contributors or inhibitors to realizing compassion and care. Brooke’s work now focuses on the intersection between contemplative practice and social justice.

Brooke founded a compassion and equity learning community in the Bay Area and is a member of the Initiative for Contemplation, Equity and Action (ICEA). She serves on the Board of the Foundation for Active Compassion and also as a consultant to the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University and the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley. Brooke now resides in the Bay Area and travels regularly to lead compassion-focused workshops and retreats at home and abroad.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Course lessons are set to be released weekly from the date you start the course, but you decide when to review them!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does a full year of access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for at least one year - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 14 days of registration and we will give you a full refund.

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