Cultivating Resilience
Change, Connection and Skillful Action
A 6-Week Online Course with Staci K. Haines
May 12–June 16, 2020

Sliding Scale for COVID-19 Frontline Workers and Social Justice Organizers
No one turned away for lack of funds

How do we tolerate the amount of unknown and change that we are facing, both individually and collectively? Can we do so without retracting into old habits that don’t serve us? How do we stay "awake" and aware, looking both externally and internally? How do we reorganize ourselves as we reassess what matters to us?

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Registration closes May 9th at 11:59PM
In times of change or uncertainty, it’s natural to feel thrown off-center, anxious, or confused about the future. 

It is also possible to use this upheaval to engage in our own healing, learning, and growth. 

Resilience is inherent in all people. It is our capacity to “bounce back,” to see possibilities and to stay connected.  Even during change or the unknown, we can cultivate resilience. 

This 6-part series will help us understand and work with the natural survival strategies that can kick in when we are under so much individual and collective pressure. It will help us learn how to access and cultivate resilience, alone and together.  We will explore widening our circles of concern, using this time as an opportunity for purposeful transformation for ourselves, and in support of others, equity and climate justice.

What you will get from this course:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of Somatic Resilience
  • Learn somatic practices for cultivating resilience that you can use individually and in groups
  • Examine reactions, contractions, and automatic actions that come up when you/ we are under pressure
  • Learn to work with these reactions and how to shift to more resourced and centered ways of being, relating and acting
  • Increase your ability to be remain connected to yourself and what you care about most in the face of much unknown and change
  • Widen your circles for concern
  • Uncover ways you can utilize this times of uncertainty to foster purposeful transformation
Lead Teacher: Staci K. Haines

Staci K. Haines is a national leader in the field of Somatics, specializing in intersecting personal and social change. Staci is the co-founder of generative somatics, a multiracial social justice organization bringing somatics to social and climate justice leaders and organizations. She is the originator of Somatics and Trauma, and leads programs for healers, therapists, and social change leaders to transform the impact of individual and social trauma and violence. Her new book The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice (North Atlantic Press 2019) is based on that work. Read Full Bio

Guest Teacher: Prentis Hemphill

Prentis Hemphill is a genderqueer and Texan-born healer, movement facilitator, Somatics teacher, and writer living and working at the convergence of healing, individual and collective transformation, and political organizing. Read Full Bio

Guest Teacher: Alta Starr

Alta Starr brings a strong passion for social justice and a deep commitment to personal transformation to her work as a trainer, an organizational consultant skilled in building high-performing teams and partnerships, and a somatics coach and therapeutic bodyworker.  Read Full Bio

Six 90-Minute Live Sessions

Tuesdays, 5–6:30PM PT from May 12 to June 16, 2020

Recordings of sessions will be available on-demand until one week after the course ends


May 12, 2020

Resilience: What it is and isn't, and how to cultivate it.
May 19, 2020
Reactions, Contractions and Automatic Actions: How to work with survival strategies
May 26, 2020
Ongoing Change: Sustaining in the unknown
June 2, 2020
Widening our Circles of Care: This affects all of us, but not equally
June 9, 2020
New Declarations for a New Time: Resilience and Vision
June 16, 2020
Purposeful Change: An opportunity for change
Responding to COVID-19

We continue to evolve to meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent requirements for sheltering in place. To provide our students with relevant and accessible programs during these uncertain times, we are developing a series of online courses. Stay tuned for more details on additional online courses. In the meantime, we invite you to register for this upcoming course and find live and recorded online practice groups here.

Sliding Scale for COVID-19 Frontline Workers and Social Justice Organizers—No one turned away for lack of funds

COVID-19 frontline workers (healthcare workers, grocery store employees, food delivery or food bank workers, fulfillment warehouse workers, delivery workers, post-office workers, firefighters, police officers, bus drivers, garbage workers, teachers, etc.) and social justice organizers are invited to pay for this course on a sliding scale. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  If you can pay the full course cost, please continue with registration below.

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The cost of this course is $197. COVID-19 frontline workers and social justice organizers are invited to pay for this course on a sliding scale.

Registration closes May 9th at 11:59PM

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