- The Neurophysiology of Racialized Trauma 1h 30min
The Neurophysiology of Racialized Trauma
Racialization is experienced as traumatic for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). This webinar evaluates race and racialization through an intergenerational and historical lens to consider the impacts on mental, physical, and emotional health of racism on BIPOC. We cover the implications of racism on epigenetics, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and lived experience of racism. We also examine the construction of whiteness within a historical framing, and how the myth of white body supremacy has shaped institutions including medicine. Finally, we explore how the principles of naturopathic medicine and our healing modalities, which have their roots in Indigenous healing practices, can lend aid in healing racialized trauma for BIPOC patients and providers, and can support white bodied individuals with increasing their capacity to sit with the discomfort inherent to engaging anti-racism.
What You’ll Learn
- How to define trauma and frame racialized trauma within trauma research
- How to define race, racism, and white supremacy culture from contemporary critical race theory
- The impacts of lived experience of racism on mental/emotional and physical health in the context of social determinants of health
- The impacts of intergenerational and historical racialized trauma on epigenetic expression and on mental/emotional and physical health
- How to recognize the neurophysiological impacts of racism as it is experienced both by BIPOC and non-BIPOC people
- How a naturopathic philosophy can be applied to individual and collective responses to racism and racialized trauma
- How mindfulness techniques can support healing from racism (for BIPOC) and confronting racism (for non-BIPOC)
- How to practice an embodied somatic exercise for moving through racial distress (for BIPOC) and in confronting racism (for non-BIPOC)
- How to identify resilience practices that support healing from racism (for BIPOC) and confronting racism (for non-BIPOC)
- How naturopathic modalities can be applied as therapeutic interventions in supporting BIPOC individuals for mitigating effects of racialized trauma
What’s Included With Your Course
✔ Lifetime course access
✔ 24/7 online access to course
✔ PDF of certificate of completion
✔ Certificate of completion available immediately upon finishing the course
✔ CEs / PDAs as outlined below
Diana Quinn ND (she/her) is a queer Chicana, licensed naturopathic doctor with over 15 years of clinical experience in integrative mental health, mind/body medicine and somatic modalities. Her work is grounded in healing justice, a framework that aims to intervene on generational trauma and bring collective practices to transform the consequences of oppression. She has been honored to serve healing justice organizations such as Healing by Choice!, Trauma and Crisis Care (TRACC) for Movements, and the Psychedelic Liberation Collective.
Dr. Quinn is a graduate of the CIIS Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research program and sits on the Board of Psychedelic Medicine and Therapies. She is a member of the Chacruna Institute Racial Equity and Access Committee, and serves on multiple boards and advisory committees focused on justice, equity, diversity and access (JEDI) in psychedelic medicine.