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online anti racism training integrated with self-care

If you’re angry after the strangling death of George Floyd, have mixed feelings about the protests, or are confused as to why this movement has caught on around the world and you want to feel better, get some clarity, and understand, then I invite you to do some intensive inner work with a professional facilitator and others who are also seeking understanding. A recent student said this intensive was "the most effective time I have spent resisting in four years." Join me on Saturday, August 1 for a 4-hour intensive to learn what you can do about it and make the mental shift so that you have the capacity to take action.


Come on in, we've got work to undo!

Oh, and don’t worry about closing the door behind you, because around here we like things open—doors, discussions, minds. We lead anti racism and social justice training, focusing on facts and integrating self-care so that we all actively listen with fewer emotional distractions. This is how we come together and create the world we want.

If you accept this challenge, it will be your undoing; your chance to dismantle and rebuild what you’ve learned (or lived) about racism & anti racism, privilege & inequality, power dynamics, even self-care. Each of us chooses to be anti racist or not several times a day. Understanding how we support or rebel against the system helps us make conscious decisions that change communities. And it doesn’t have to be hard; you don’t have to lead a movement to make real change. Self-care isn’t all bubble baths and vacations. It’s about doing what you need to in order to be healthy – emotionally, physically, mentally, financially, and any other way that helps you live the life you want.

We teach these concepts without shaming, blaming, or guilting you. Those emotions get in the way of learning. We’d rather build you up and teach you how to create a better future with each other because we’ve got work to undo.

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Breonna Taylor Graces the Cover of O

For the first time in 20 years, Oprah isn't on the cover of O. Breonna Taylor has the spotlight in an issue that focuses on antiracism and white supremacy.
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Physical Self-Care – Things for Your Toolkit

Physical self-care is the simplest aspect to address because it doesn't take much time for any one action and we often see immediate benefits.
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Types of Self-Care

You will need to customize your Self Care Kit because self-care is not a one-size-fits-all strategy. Start by choosing one thing to take better care of you.

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ABOUT

No blame, no shame


I’m not interested in getting a rise out of people, I'm interested in getting *arise* out of people—doing the hard, healing work of anti racism training. Explore how social justice, privilege, inequality, education, and power dynamics influence how we live and interact. We integrate self-care so that everyone remains open and engaged.

I have the heart of a teacher, the background of a Marketing Director in the nonprofit sector, the expertise of an award-winning program creator, the gift of intuition, and a passion to help you discover how you can take practical steps to create a more loving and equitable society.

Even if you're not ready to face a topic as serious as racism, I'm here to help you get grounded, learn to breathe correctly, and get focused on your own highest good.

With a tendency for candor and empathy — and 20+ years of experience as a facilitator — my training sweet spots are:
anti racism training
self-care coaching
increasing resilience to deal with chaos and anxiety
building capacity to handle difficult conversations
privilege & inequality
power dynamics
using small changes to make huge impacts
race & American history
getting people of diverse backgrounds to work together
speaking truth to power
respect



Learn

The myth of America is hurting us all. Learn what they didn't teach you in school.


Understand

Injustice isn't an accident. Understand how decisions hundreds of years ago affects us today.


Recognize

Notice the injustice that you've been trained not to see.


Do Something

Small changes in your life and a little bit of bravery can make a huge impact on your community.

Testimonials

  • Anne Millehan
    I recently attended a presentation workshop on "Talking about Racism" with Sacil Armstrong. I can't say enough about how moving and informative it was. She has a way of presenting this injustice in a way that speaks to everyone in her audience. I walked away with a new way of thinking and acting against Racism. Positive actions speak louder than words, and trying to understand before being understood helps us all to have equity in this world not just diversity.
    Anne Millehan
    Millehan Coaching & Consulting
  • Rachel Perry
    I really enjoyed your approach and delivery. I was admittedly skeptical because I previously worked in EEO/Diversity for over 25-years and thought it was going to be another diversity-based webinar; it turned out to be the opposite (in a good way)!. You were able to connect with everyone and provide a safe space for sharing. You approached everything with an open-heart and that created trust among participants and most important- you made sure everyone was included. Your webinar and unique style of delivery was a breath of fresh air for me. I told my 3 kids (18, 26, & 27) and my dad and we are all fans of your coaching :)
    Rachel Perry
  • Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin
    You are doing such amazing work. Just want to say thanks for being so damn brave.
  • Bernadette
    I know this is a community of contributors, but my god, you're doing some priceless, badass leading and I am grateful for all your efforts. Thank you. xoxo
    Bernadette
  • Laura
    Taking the Anti-Racism for Women Entrepreneurs course continued to make huge impacts for me even after each class! The amount of confidence I feel now that I know basic terminology and history has helped me stand up for others whether its a conversation with my family members or a business meeting. I know I can call out racist comments and have historical information to back it up. I'm no longer afraid of offending, instead I feel completely empowered to do more for social justice in the way I talk with my kids, interact in my community, work with my clients and point out inequality and racism.
    Laura
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  • Ella
    I'm thankful for your presence and the process of becoming more immediately awakened to the INTERNALIZED institutional racism that pervades our culture. every day I wake up and try to pay attention, learn, listen and act. It is so much better to come down off the cross, acknowledge our mistakes, growth, and changes. Retreating into a defensive posture creates nothing but more anger, fear, and brittleness.
    Ella
  • Lisa
    These are extremely important discussions to have and thank you for being here and doing the work you do. We are stronger, not only when we unite, but when we listen to each other and learn from one another through our experiences.
    Lisa
  • Jennifer
    You are an amazing and powerful force for change and healing!
    Jennifer
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