The Neuroscience of White Fragility
One of the organizing systems in the Global North is a prioritization of white bodied people. Join Sarah to explore the neuroscience research around privilege, defensiveness, and what often occurs when we combine access to dominance (privilege) with nervous system disregulation.
This is primarily a learning and neuroscience content webinar, including a small number of actionable insights and healing process work. If you are seeking healing and resonance practice opportunities, please see Sarah’s upcoming courses here
When we have privilege, and someone tells us that the system we are a part of is causing harm, we often respond with dismissal, denial, counterattack and defensiveness. And since one of the systems within which we live in the Global North is a prioritization of white bodied people around almost every resource, when white people are told about their participation in white supremacy, we run into the defensive response that we call “white fragility.”
Join Sarah to explore the research around privilege and defensiveness, and take away self-compassion and resources to be able to participate more fully in anti-racism.
- This pre-recorded webinar includes 90 minutes of content followed by some Q&A.
- Purchase includes access to the recording + slides, including research citations when relevant.
- This webinar was part of Sarah’s 2021 Neuroscience and Resonance monthly series. Purchase access to the full series for all of the webinars at a discounted price.