Heal Collective Trauma & Embody Anti-Racism

A 4-Session Learning Journey & Racial Affinity Group Experience
Sept. 21, 2023 – Jan. 26, 2024

All of us have a role to play in designing a future where we truly belong.

Join Seven Stones Leadership for a virtual learning journey where we will envision new and life-altering solutions to the problems of racism that are centuries in the making. Many leaders and organizations continue to be challenged by how to both learn from hard truths, and also, to build lasting, adaptive, resilient and thriving cultures. 

If you are a leader, coach, practitioner, team or organization that is seeking to shift from denial to reckoning, from numbness to deep care, and from burnout to resilience, our team of expert Seven Stones facilitators invites you to join us for our transformative inclusive leadership learning journey.

Our Heal Collective Trauma & Embody Anti-Racism course will offer two learning paths:
4 Virtual Learning Sessions Only
In each interactive session, we will:
  • Examine racism and racial conditioning as the historical, vicarious, institutional and collective trauma that it is.
  • Learn distinctions and techniques that allow you and your teams to envision new ways of speaking and working mindfully and bravely across differences.
  • Envision new possibilities for a future that is ethical, reciprocal and just.
  • 4 Virtual Learning Sessions plus Racial Affinity Group Experience
    Together we will:
  • Create “brave spaces” to celebrate affinity while also acknowledging and honoring the differences among us.
  • Deepen our reflections on the Learning Sessions and interrogate how systems of inequity cause harm to all of us in different ways.
  • Learn embodied practices to deepen our emotional range and capacity to lead.
  • “May we use all that is happening to deepen our stand for life that works for all beings. May we all be free from greed, hatred and delusion. May we know that Love is the Answer, the antidote to fear, and the only force more powerful than the violence and hatred we are experiencing.”

    – Gina LaRoche and Jen Cohen

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    We are committed to making this course available to all who are interested regardless of ability to pay. If you’re experiencing financial hardship at this moment, please email us at [email protected] to request a grant prior to registration.

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    “Gina and Jen, thank you again for a life transforming workshop last week. The explorations and distinctions you have created and shared with us are deeply impacting my work and my life. I feel so blessed to be part of the conversation you are creating.”

    — Julie Ann O.


    “Jen and Gina of Seven Stones Leadership invite and empower us to uncover and dispel self-limiting myths inherited from the culture, open hearts and minds to the most relevant truths within each of us, and pay that learning forward to enhance and unite communities of all kinds. The homework alone was worth the price of admission! The community calls and gatherings were equally nurturing, transformational, fun, insightful and relationship-building. Seven Stones delivers an experience aligned with its teaching and offers a simple, powerful context to invent a fresh future for you and yours, the next generation, business, and our world.”

    — Michelle P.

    4 Virtual Learning Sessions Only

    These four learning sessions will provide you with a new view and innovative framing of the problem as we see it. Below is a brief description of what will take place in each session:

    • Learning Session 1: Why Context Matters
      In session one, we look at our individualist narratives and the impact of not understanding the context in which we exist. 
    • Learning Session 2: Unpacking Trauma
      In session two, we discuss individual and collective trauma. We define trauma and look together about our current systems of inequality and how they evoke trauma-like responses in so many of us.
    • Learning Session 3: Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
      In session three, we get a history lesson like none other: we explore the global slave trade as the foundation for our current economic model.
    • Learning Session 4: Understanding Power
      In our last session, we examine power; power structures, our relationships with personal power; the importance of learning a healthy relationship with power when so many of us have had power abuse in our lives.

    Online Zoom Learning Sessions

    Time: 11am-1pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

    When: 4-sessions scheduled between Sept 21, 2023 – Jan 18, 2024 (see details below)

    *All sessions will run from 11am-1pm ET.

    Learning Session Schedule
    Thurs, September 21, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ETWhy Context Matters
    Thurs, October 26, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Unpacking Trauma
    Thurs, November 16, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
    Thurs, January 18, 2024 — 11 - 1pm ET Understanding Power

    Course Registration

    Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your modular program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.

    4 Virtual Learning Sessions plus 6-month Racial Affinity Group Experience

    For this learning path, you will participate in the 4 virtual learning sessions and be enrolled in one of three Racial Affinity Groups:

    1) People who identify as People of Color (Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic)

    2) People who identify as Bi-Racial or Multi-Racial

    3) People who identify as White

    *More specific affinity groups may be formed upon the completion of course registration

    We believe that it is important to do our own work with people with similar racial experiences to build capacity for cross-race dialogue that supports authentic relationships and deep belonging for everyone. We will ask you to self-select into the group that best aligns with your racial identity. We recognize that for some this is not a simple choice and we are available to have a conversation with you to support your selection.

    Together we will:

    • Reflect personally and collectively on the impact of embodied trauma, separation, scarcity and disconnection.
    • Work in learning partners and/or small groups for the sake of holding each other accountable and deepening our learning through multiple disciplines.
    • Engage in embodied practices for unwinding from the impact of racism in order to build stamina, capacity, and resilience.

    Online Zoom Sessions

    Time: 11am-12:30pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

    When: 5-Sessions scheduled between Sept 28, 2023 – Jan 26, 2024 (see below)

    *All sessions will run from 11am-12:30pm ET.

    Racial Affinity Group Schedule
    Thurs, September 28, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Kick-off/ Authentic Communication
    Thurs, November 2, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Unpacking Our Racial Autobiographies
    Friday, November 17, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Self-Compassion
    Thurs, December 7, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET What is Sustainable Abundance?
    Thurs, January 25, 2024 — 11am-12:30pm ET Inclusive Leadership

    Course Registration

    Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.