- The Neurophysiology of Racialized Trauma 1h 30min
The Neurophysiology of Racialized Trauma
Racialization is experienced as traumatic for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). This webinar evaluates race and racialization through an intergenerational and historical lens to consider the impacts on mental, physical, and emotional health of racism on BIPOC. We cover the implications of racism on epigenetics, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and lived experience of racism. We also examine the construction of whiteness within a historical framing, and how the myth of white body supremacy has shaped institutions including medicine. Finally, we explore how the principles of naturopathic medicine and our healing modalities, which have their roots in Indigenous healing practices, can lend aid in healing racialized trauma for BIPOC patients and providers, and can support white bodied individuals with increasing their capacity to sit with the discomfort inherent to engaging anti-racism.
What You’ll Learn
- How to define trauma and frame racialized trauma within trauma research
- How to define race, racism, and white supremacy culture from contemporary critical race theory
- The impacts of lived experience of racism on mental/emotional and physical health in the context of social determinants of health
- The impacts of intergenerational and historical racialized trauma on epigenetic expression and on mental/emotional and physical health
- How to recognize the neurophysiological impacts of racism as it is experienced both by BIPOC and non-BIPOC people
- How a naturopathic philosophy can be applied to individual and collective responses to racism and racialized trauma
- How mindfulness techniques can support healing from racism (for BIPOC) and confronting racism (for non-BIPOC)
- How to practice an embodied somatic exercise for moving through racial distress (for BIPOC) and in confronting racism (for non-BIPOC)
- How to identify resilience practices that support healing from racism (for BIPOC) and confronting racism (for non-BIPOC)
- How naturopathic modalities can be applied as therapeutic interventions in supporting BIPOC individuals for mitigating effects of racialized trauma
What’s Included With Your Course
✔ Lifetime course access
✔ 24/7 online access to course
✔ PDF of certificate of completion
✔ Certificate of completion available immediately upon finishing the course
✔ CEs / PDAs as outlined below
Dr. Diana Quinn Inlak'ech (she/her/hers) is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor specializing in integrative mental health and somatic bodywork. She is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon and has been in practice since 2005. Her practice is trauma-informed with a anti-oppression, healing justice lens grounded in intersectional feminism. She provides safer space to those who have been marginalized in medical industrial complex spaces including the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Black, Indigenous and people of color, trauma survivors, differently abled folks, and people of size (as a HAES advocate). She is a core collaborator with HealingbyChoice!, a community of women of color and gender nonconforming healing practitioners who offer a range of healing modalities for self-care and the reduction of racial harm in mind, body, spirit, and institution. She also provides 1-1 care and training for practitioners with TRACC (trauma and crisis care) for Movements.
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