Friends, this is where you can find links to resources for nervous system regulation, racial healing, emotional support and community care.
Resources to support the nervous system
Listen to this presentation on befriending your nervous system in the pandemic with nervous system and trauma specialist Deb Dana.
I highly recommend Jenn Wooten’s yin yoga classes for nervous system regulation and resilience that are available on zoom by donation. Her classes will help you care for your body, at home, in a time of dysregulation and stress. Expect tools from yoga, yogic breathwork, Somatic Experiencing, EFT, and insights from polyvagal theory to bring grace, safety and kindness to your body.
Get help and support from nervous system specialist Irene Lyon. Try this video on regulation before relaxation.
Here are two simple techniques from trauma pioneer Peter Levine to soothe the nervous system.
You an build neurological safety and co-regulation with your partner – learn more in this interview with Bonnie Badenoch.
Learn about co-regulating with others and soothing the nervous system in Bonnie Badenoch’s talk, The Myth of Self Regulation.
Listen to Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s talk on Parenting through the Pandemic.
Learn the meditation technique, RAIN, from Tara Brach, to lower stress, anxiety, tension, and self judgment in your body, mind and heart.
Resources to support racial healing
In this section, you’ll find resources to support racial justice, healing, and education.
Listen to therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem talk about how the trauma of racism shows up in our bodies in this interview on On Being.
Listen to social justice activist Valarie Kaur of Revolutionary Love talk about how we can reimagine our world.
You can also listen to her inspiring 6 minute speech, Against Racism, here.
Listen to or watch Tara Brach’s talk on cultivating a courageous presence with racism.
Listen to this episode of Brene Brown’s podcast on Being Brave Together.
Read the Americans of Conscience checklist.
Study with Ruth King, who “helps thought leaders become mindful of their racial conditioning and its impact on cultural wellbeing.”
Read an open letter from the Poor People’s campaign to US leaders to address racism and violence.
Watch the film, The Hate U Give.