Embodied Activism with Nkem Ndefo and Rae Johnson

Embodied Activism

In an era when socioeconomic conditions throughout the world are galvanizing us to perform the work of deconstructing tyranny, it can be difficult to know where to begin and how to maintain ourselves as we embark on a long and complex road towards freedom and profound connection. It is beneficial to understand how the body is anchored in social justice work, as well as how to involve our bodies in the process of activism, for those of us who bring a somatic perspective to our work in the world (and even for those of us who don’t).

We will look at how politics are (or may be) embodied in and through our everyday experience, as well as how to incorporate the body into our collective movements.

Participants will learn how to use the felt experience of their bodies as the foundation of their social justice work, and how to use their bodies as a tool for social justice activism.

Embodied Activism with Nkem Ndefo and Rae Johnson

Subscribe to Outside+ now to get unique access to all of our content, including sequences, instructor tips, video lessons, and much more. This month’s cover story is Healing, and on this episode of the Yoga Show, we speak with Rae Johnson and Nkem Ndefo, who are both instructors for the Embodied Activism Course from the Embodied Philosophy Institute of San Francisco. The course examines practical strategies for reclaiming, resisting, and interrogating the political realities of our everyday lives, drawing on neuroscience, somatic theory and practice, liberation psychology, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive education, and lived experience.

In this episode of The Yoga Show with Nkem, Rae, and Lindsay, they address the following topics:

  • Somatic techniques help people reconnect with themselves and their bodies. While engaging in embodiment activities, it is important to keep the roots of tradition in mind. Recognizing and appreciating the simple things
  • Change the imbalance of power in favor of equality through activism
  • And other initiatives

Listen to the podcast here, or subscribe on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, orSpotify.com. For further information, contact Rae on her website or through Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Nkem via her website. A special thanks to Say Your Peace for sponsoring this episode of The Yoga Show. Say Your Peace is a global movement that strives to bring about global change via self-transformation and intercommunal conversation. Say Your Peace on social media and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to share your tale.

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Healing is the topic of our September/October issue, and on the most recent edition of The Yoga Show, we speak with Rae Johnson and Nkem Ndefo, who are both instructors for the Embodied Activism Course offered by Embodied Philosophy. The course examines practical strategies for reclaiming, resisting, and interrogating the political realities of our everyday lives, drawing on neuroscience, somatic theory and practice, liberation psychology, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive education, and lived experience.

Rae may be reached on her website or through the Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Nkem can be reached through her website as well.

Say Your Peace is a global movement that strives to bring about global change via self-transformation and intercommunal conversation. Say Your Peace on social media and share your experience by using the hashtag #SayYourPeace or by following us on Instagram and Facebook.

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Making Your Way Back to Yourself (Nkem Ndefo) Hurry Slowly I speak with Nkem Ndefo, the founder of Lumos Transforms and the creator of the Resilience Toolkit, about the importance of coming home to the body, how doing so can help build capacity for difficult conversations, and why we have the opportunity to remake culture in every interaction we have with one another. This episode was originally filmed on November 30th, 2021, in front of a live Zoom audience in front of a Zoom studio. The following are the most important lessons from this conversation: How the idea of “resilience” is weaponized in order to isolate and individualize systemic issues The power inequalities and dynamics that surround overwhelm and resilience are discussed in detail.

  • When performing transformational change work, distinguishing between feeling unsafe and feeling uncomfortable may be difficult.
  • Favorite Phrases and Sayings “There is a severe scarcity of terminology to describe our internal experiences.” We have a significant lack of interoception in our culture since it is undervalued, as the name interoception implies.
  • Because you are the one who has been observing the pattern, you begin to feel at the beginning of the pattern: I feel this.
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  • As a result, learning to distinguish between the two is quite crucial.
  • Is there someone chasing after me with a knife in their hand?
  • Is it possible that I may lose my job?
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Is there a threat to the economy?

But, you know what?

The opportunity to reconstruct culture is present in each contact, in each communication (email and text), in each internal monologue (self-talk), and in the way we prepare our meals for ourselves.

Learn more about Nkem’s organization, Lumos Transforms, and the work they do.

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Practice the Change (in collaboration with Nkem Ndefo) Please accept my apologies for podcasting this. Danielle Holland is joined in conversation with Nkem Ndefo on this week’s episode of STPT. She is the founder and president of Lumos Transforms as well as the inventor of The Resilience Toolkit, a methodology that encourages embodied self-awareness and self-regulation within an environmentally sensitive framework and a social justice framework. They discuss topics such as adaptability, regaining resilience, and the joy of resisting oppression.

  • Ndefo addresses this question about anything from altering large and complicated systems to developing awareness in one’s own body.
  • When we change, we transform everything, even the smallest detail.” – Ndefo (Ndefo is a slang term for “Ndefo”).
  • We practice love by bringing it to the center of our attention.
  • Nurse-midwife Nkem has considerable post-graduate training in complementary health modalities as well as emotional therapy.

As a clinician, educator, consultant, and community strategist, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the development of innovative programs that address stress and trauma and build resilience for individuals, organizations, and communities across sectors, both in her home country of the United States and internationally.

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Her distinctive ability to connect with people of all types is demonstrated through the facilitation of powerful healing spaces, the weaving of complex concepts into relatable narratives, and the creation of synergistic and collaborative learning communities that nourish people’s innate capacity for healing, wellness, and connection.

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On the body, NKEM NDEFO is used to guide the user./ 227 For the Sake of the Wild However, late-stage capitalism continues to drive many people to continue running on fumes despite the fact that we intuitively understand that we cannot remain limber, give freely, or work through the muck when our emotional, physical, and spiritual supplies are exhausted. As an alternative to allowing one another to burn out, what if we committed ourselves to relearning the places in our bodies where resilience is built in by nature?

  • Besides being beneficial to ourselves, this practice is also essential in enabling us to participate in more flexible visioning, increase our ability to tolerate suffering, and be sufficiently prepared to undergo transformation.
  • Nkem is the founder and president of Lumos Transforms, as well as the designer of The Resilience Toolkit, which is an educational paradigm that encourages embodied awareness and self-regulation within an environmentally sensitive framework and a social justice framework.
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* Paying attention to your body’s requirements.

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We cannot generate safety for anyone else if we do not feel comfortable on the inside of ourselves.

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With Nkem Ndefo, we discuss mapping safety. Matrix for 15 Minutes Today’s audio features a conversation with Nkem Ndefo, who discusses the complicated concept of “safety”–particularly as it relates to race and the racial injustices that many people have faced and continue to suffer for decades. In Nkem’s opinion, “safety is an inside job.” We cannot generate safety for others if we do not feel comfortable on the inside ourselves. For any coach or therapist who is actively engaged in practice at this critical juncture in history, this episode is a must-listen.

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  • Healing is the topic of our September/October issue, and on the most recent edition of The Yoga Show, we speak with Rae Johnson and Nkem Ndefo, who are both instructors for the Embodied Activism Course offered by Embodied Philosophy.
  • The course examines practical strategies for reclaiming, resisting, and interrogating the political realities of our everyday lives, using the felt experiences of our bodies as the foundation for social justice—so that we can come at personal and community healing from the inside out.

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In this episode, we explore the following topics: Trauma is at the heart of the majority of our misery.

6 guiding principles for trauma-informed practice Neuroscience is being used in conjunction with a return to old methods.

Embodied activism is activity that takes place on a daily basis.

Additionally, Nkem has substantial post-graduate training in complementary health modalities and mental treatments in addition to her license as a nurse midwife.

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02 – Nkem Ndefo: Healing Through Embodiment Our Narratives Are Important Join us for a chat with Nkem Ndefo, founder and president of Lumos Transforms and inventor of The Resilience Toolkit, a methodology that promotes embodied self-awareness and self-regulation in an environmentally sensitive framework and social justice context. We encourage you to learn more about Nkem Ndefo by visiting this page. More information about the podcast may be found on the Our Stories Matter webpage. Follow us on Instagram at @OurStoriesMatterPodcast and sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news and updates.

Nkem Ndefo on Trauma & Resilience (#113)

In this episode, we explore the following topics:

  1. Trauma is at the heart of the majority of our misery. Misconceptions concerning trauma and stress that are widely held
  2. The following are six principles of a trauma-informed approach: Including neuroscience and a return to old methods in one’s profession
  3. What exactly is resilience? Embodied activism is activity that takes place on a daily basis. Creating a healing environment

In addition to being the founder and president of Lumos Transforms, Nkem Ndefo is also the inventor of The Resilience Toolkit, a paradigm that encourages embodied self-awareness and self-regulation in an environmentally sensitive framework and social justice setting, among other things. Additionally, Nkem has substantial post-graduate training in complementary health modalities and mental treatments in addition to her license as a nurse midwife. As a clinician, educator, consultant, and community strategist, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the development of innovative programs that address stress and trauma and build resilience for individuals, organizations, and communities across sectors, both in her home country of the United States and internationally.

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Nkem Ndefo: Coming Home to Yourself • Hurry Slowly

I speak with Nkem Ndefo, the founder ofLumos Transforms and the creator of theResilience Toolkit, about the importance of coming home to the body, how doing so can help build capacity for difficult conversations, and why we have the opportunity to remake culture in every interaction we have with one another. This episode was originally filmed on November 30th, 2021, in front of a live Zoom audience in front of a Zoom studio. The following are the most important lessons from this conversation:

  • It is interesting to see how the notion of “resilience” is weaponized in order to individualize systemic problems. Power inequalities and dynamics around overload and resilience are discussed. What we can do to increase our ability to have difficult discussions and remain in them
  • When performing transformative change work, it is important to distinguish between feeling unsafe and feeling uncomfortable. What is the significance of individual and collective transformation in the process of freedom

Favorite Quotes

“There is a severe scarcity of terminology to describe our internal experiences.” We have a significant lack of interoception in our culture since it is undervalued, as the name interoception implies. As individuals grow more familiar with the language, they begin to discover patterns in how things appear and, as they become more conscious of these patterns, more options become available, as well as intentionality about things like, well, take note of this pattern. Because you are the one who has been observing the pattern, you begin to feel at the beginning of the pattern: I feel this.

  1. And so it goes on from there.
  2. As a result, learning to distinguish between the two is quite crucial.
  3. Is there someone chasing after me with a knife in their hand?
  4. Is it possible that I may lose my job?
  5. Is there a threat to the economy?
  6. But, you know what?

The opportunity to reconstruct culture is present in each contact, in each communication (email and text), in each internal monologue (self-talk), and in the way we prepare our meals for ourselves. “After all, everything you do has the potential to be redone, right?”

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About Sasha – Integrated Eros

Welcome! In order to find out more about Integrated Eros as a practice and Sasha as a practitioner, it’s possible that you came across this page. In 2014, I established Integrated Eros in Madison, Wisconsin. The realization that it was time to share my abilities came after many years of looking on my own for roots and connection to an erotic embodiment home, followed by years of studying and learning from every instructor I could find. I realized that integrating and sharing my knowledge in my home region was something I wanted to do as I synthesized a life’s worth of learning (including 30 years of queer, feminist, and sexuality activism and teaching, 20 years of dancing, 15 years of bodywork practice, and 10 years of teaching in and outside of higher learning institutions).

  • I discovered, like many of my colleagues, that I have the ability to serve as an anchor and a spearhead for learning.
  • There are so many of us that live a shortened, segmented, and hurried existence, and this is especially true from the neck up.
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  • I’m here to lend a hand.
  • I have a strong desire to learn and to provide support for my ongoing growth.
  • Some of the trainings from which I get inspiration are as follows: CranioSacral Therapy training at the Upledger Institute, 2003.
  • Apprenticeship in Herbal Medicine with the Wildwood Institute from 2006 to 2007.

Dr.

With Dr.

Dr.

In collaboration with Nicole Bindler, 2017Clitoral Embodiment 2018, teaching groups how to use the Wheel of Consent with Dr.

Trauma seminars with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute will take place in 2020 and 2021.

WillowKat discuss navigating consent (both as a participant and as a member of the teaching team).

Betty Martin The year 2021 (in progress) Other work that I’ve done that has had an impact on my practice includes: 25 years of dance/movement practice and training, as well as more than ten years of experience teaching Contact Improvisation across the world.

BodyTrustCircle has been a part of the Erotic Embodiment community for eight years.

ten years of experience working in a hospice care facility ten years of experience as a bookkeeper/chief financial officer 18 years of training and experience in Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, and nutritional therapy are a plus.

I draw on my own life experiences to provide you with information and pointers. Since these techniques are beyond the scope of my profession, I am unable to diagnose, prescribe, or provide therapies based on them.

NKEM NDEFO on the Body as Compass /227 — FOR THE WILD

The cellular structure and midrib of a vivid green leaf with veins spreading out on either side are seen in this macro shot taken by Markus Spiske. However, late-stage capitalism continues to drive many people to continue running on fumes despite the fact that we intuitively understand that we cannot remain limber, give freely, or work through the muck when our emotional, physical, and spiritual supplies are exhausted. As an alternative to allowing one another to burn out, what if we committed ourselves to relearning the places in our bodies where resilience is built in by nature?

Besides benefiting our physical and emotional well-being, this practice is also a vital step in enabling us to engage in flexible visioning, increase our tolerance for suffering, and effectively prepare for transition.

Our ability to reclaim our resilience, listen to our bodies, and make friends with discomfort is more important than ever as we witness people collapsing in the midst of difficult conversations about racial justice and those who refuse to acknowledge the scale of transformation that climate change necessitates, among other things.

“An oppressive system does not transform into a liberatory one of its own free will.” — Nkem Ndefo / Episode 227 (in English) Ms.

Nurse-midwife Nkem has considerable post-graduate training in complementary health modalities as well as emotional therapy.

As a clinician, educator, consultant, and community strategist, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the development of innovative programs that address stress and trauma and build resilience for individuals, organizations, and communities across sectors, both in her home country of the United States and internationally.

The songs “Beam” by Harrison Foster, “Of the LandLake” by Marian McLaughlin, “Maiden of Midnight” by Ariana Saraha, and “Nothing and Everything” by Emily Ritz are included in this episode, as well as other episodes.

Nkem Ndefo, Nkem Ndefo Resilience Toolkit, Nkem Ndefo Los Angeles, Nkem Ndefo Los Angeles, Nkem Ndefo Resilience Toolkit What are the three types of trauma?

What is trauma and its types? What is trauma and its types? What is embodied resilience? What is appeasement definition? What is a stress response triggered by your thoughts? What is a stress response triggered by your thoughts? What is a stress response triggered by your thoughts?

Social Justice Work — Amélie Gaulier

A macro shot of a vivid green leaf with veins spreading out on either side, taken by Markus Spiske, displays the cellular structure and midrib. Even if we intuitively understand that we cannot stay limber, give freely, or persevere in the face of adversity if our emotional, physical, and spiritual reserves have been drained, late-stage capitalism continues to force many of us to continue operating at a deficit. As an alternative to allowing ourselves and others to burn out, what if we committed ourselves to relearning the places in our bodies where resilience is built in by nature.

Besides being beneficial to ourselves, this practice is also essential in enabling us to engage in flexible visioning, increase our tolerance for suffering, and effectively prepare for transition.

As we witness how many people collapse in the midst of difficult conversations about racial justice or how many people refuse to acknowledge the scale of transformation that climate change necessitates, our ability to reclaim our resilience, listen to our bodies, and make friends with discomfort is becoming more important than ever.

” “An oppressive system does not transform into a liberatory one of its own own.

Ms.

Nurse-midwife Nkem has considerable post-graduate training in complementary health modalities as well as emotional therapy.

To innovative programs that address stress and trauma while also building resilience for individuals, organizations, and communities across sectors, she brings a wealth of experience as a clinician, educator, consultant, and community strategist to bear, both in her home country (the United States) and abroad.

The songs “Beam” by Harrison Foster, “Of the LandLake” by Marian McLaughlin, “Maiden of Midnight” by Ariana Saraha, and “Nothing and Everything” by Emily Ritz are included in this episode, as well as others.

Los Angeles Nkem Ndefo, Los Angeles Nkem Ndefo Resilience Toolkit, Los Angeles Nkem Ndefo Resilience Toolkit, Nkem Ndefo Resilience Toolkit, Nkem Ndefo Los Angeles, Nkem Ndefo Resilience Toolkit Trauma physiology, what are the three types of trauma, trauma and brain physiology, what is trauma and its types, embodied resilience, appeasement definition, stress response cycle, stress response syndrome, stress response amygdala, stress response and immune system, a stress response triggered by your thoughts We recognize that racism is not only something that occurs in the thinking mind, but that it also affects all of the body’s tissues as a result.

The methods we use are designed to analyze and perhaps un-do some of the more unconscious bodily reaction patterns that occur in the context of racist situations.

WHAT IT COSTS:This is a volunteer-run facility.

“WHERE” is magnified.

WHEN: We are intending to launch a three-month “deep-dive” series in August, September, and October, with the first session scheduled for August.

We have a Facebook event where we publish the facilitator for the current month.

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