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Too often, individuals are blamed for the failings of systems. Resilience for Liberation challenges this narrative; teaching us how we can simultaneously take care of ourselves, hold systems accountable, and develop the wisdom and skills to change the systems causing us harm.
“I want to be resilient, and I want the world to be soft and gentle.” – Nkem Ndefo
Resilience for Liberation introduces you to a framework for healing and change that…
You’ll learn how to be more compassionate with yourself and others and how to develop a flexible strength to overcome challenges. From this safe and settled place, we are more capable of recognizing the underlying causes of stress and trauma in our lives and changing those systems of adversity.
Q: Who is Resilience for Liberation for?
A: This session is for people who want to create positive change in themselves, their families, their communities, their workplaces, and the world.
Q: What does it cost to attend Resilience for Liberation?
A: Resilience for Liberation is completely free for everyone. There is no catch. You’ll provide your email to get the Zoom link and can decide whether or not you want to join the Lumos Transforms email list.
Q: Is the session recorded?
A: No. Each session happens live on Zoom, and no recordings are provided.
Q: Can I attend more than once?
Q: Who created Resilience for Liberation?
A: Resilience for Liberation was created by Nkem Ndefo, the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit. The class is facilitated on a rotating schedule by Certified Facilitators of The Resilience Toolkit on staff at Lumos Transforms.
Q: Why are you doing this?
A: We believe another world is possible. And we need ideas, tools, and connection to get there. This offering is our way of illuminating the path to liberation.
Q: Is Resilience for Liberation a sales pitch for something else?
A: Nope. If you’d like to continue to learn with us following Resilience for Liberation, you can join an Introduction to The Resilience Toolkit series, but it’s an offer, not an ask. Those classes are $180/person for a 3-week series and we have a generous scholarship program. Some people join us in our weekly Practice Group program following an Intro Series. And some folks go on to pursue Certification. That’s about it!
Q: I attended Anchoring Resilience, took an Intro series, or am already Certified, should I still attend?
A: Absolutely. Resilience for Liberation is a completely new offering. It builds on Anchoring Resilience and distills the framework presented in an Intro series. Folks who are already Certified will gain from the clarity in this session and can use this to improve their facilitation and outreach.
Q: Can my group attend Resilience for Liberation?
A: Yes! We love seeing groups in our sessions. Sign up with your family, friends, co-workers, allies, etc. If you’d like to attend in a private session, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitator: Mikaela Johnson Vaal (she/they) is a Perinatal Care Specialist — working with individuals and families navigating reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
She specializes in holding space for people as they navigate reproductive health and perinatal care by providing emotional support, physical comfort, practical assistance, education, and non-medical care. What this may look like depends on each client’s individual needs and situation. Mikaela works with clients to pull from their experiences and knowledge, together with her extensive bag of modalities to create a collaborative, trauma-informed care plan.
Mikaela believes strongly that knowledge is power, and supports clients in navigating the healthcare field knowing their options and alternatives so they are better able to advocate for themselves, their bodies, their families, and their choices.