Brooke Lavelle, PhD, Kai Horton, Martin Vitorino, PhD and Miko Brown
Shifting the Paradigm: Creating Cultures of Relationality
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What You'll Learn
Contemplate how individuality, separation, and a sense of dualism underlie the major social, economic, emotional, and environmental challenges that we face globally
Sense into “what else could be” and explore Brooke’s vision for how creating “cultures of relationality” can help heal the crises we face—at their root
Be guided in a Relational Field practice to help your nervous system attune to the natural connection and creativity inherently possible within relationships
About Brooke Lavelle, PhD
Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D. (she/her) is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition, a nonprofit devoted to building communities and cultures of compassionate, truth-telling, healing-centered, visionary and transformative practice. Courage’s diverse, interdisciplinary, multi-generational team provides training and consultation in relational compassion practices, anti-oppressive pedagogies, restorative healing methods and systems tools to organizers, activists, and social service professionals, as well as to educational, spiritual and human rights organisations.
Please visit Courage of Care to learn more about the community, team, and approach and how you can join the movement to build compassionate cultures of liberatory practice.
About Kai Horton
Kai (they/them/theirs) is a non-binary, queer, non-black person of color, and child of immigrants. They are devoted to dismantling societal binaries – the either/or thinking that is imposed upon us in our culture. Kai is passionate about helping QTBIPOC folx on their healing journey and quest for liberation. Kai is a member of the Faculty at Courage of Care Coalition where they build curriculum and offer workshops for the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Outside of their work life, you can find them out in nature, talking about astrology, or writing poetry.
About Martin Vitorino, PhD
Martin serves as lead faculty for Courage of Care Coalition, where he develops curriculum and facilitates offerings that merge contemplative, somatic and mindfulness practices with social justice work. He also leads a meditation group for the Transgender/GNC/NB/GQ communities. Martin earned a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University and a B.A. in Psychology and Multicultural Studies from Westfield State University. He loves camping, cats and babies!
Visit Courage of Care to learn more about their offerings. You can also sign up for the trans/gnc/nb meditation group at InsightLa.
About Miko Brown
Miko Brown (she/her) is a member of the faculty and BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) training and facilitation team at Courage of Care Coalition . She co-holds the space for Courage of Care’s RelationSHIFT programming and affinity space for those who are BIPoC as well as LGBTQ+. Miko has over a decade of experience as a nonprofit professional committed to social justice and equity with a background in mental health and wellness work.
About Wendy Hasenkamp, PhD
Wendy Hasenkamp, PhD, is a neuroscientist, contemplative practitioner, teacher, and writer who is interested in understanding how the mind and brain can be transformed through experience and practice to enhance flourishing. Her latest project is the Mind & Life podcast, where Wendy interviews leading experts in contemplative science to share different perspectives on how we investigate the mind, and how we might integrate contemplative wisdom to improve our lives and create a more connected society. In Charlottesville, Wendy enjoys dance, pottery, the outdoors, and anything DIY.
To learn more about Dr. Hasenkamp's work you can visit her website.