New York, New York

The Emotional

Self-Defense Course

(for women & nonbinary people)

Patriarchy coerces us to sever connection from our body's felt knowledge of our own experiences.

It also silences the language we need for both naming its harm and connecting the personal to the political.

 

The Emotional Self-Defense Course combines training in somatic awareness and trauma with the feminist analysis we need to name the systems shaping
our lives.

Is this course only talking about patriarchy?

No. Any sound feminist teaching is rooted in the decades of research in intersecting systems

(race, class, sexuality, colonialisms, etc.)

Patriarchy coerces us to sever connection from our body's felt knowledge of our own experiences.

It also silences the language we need for both naming its harm and connecting the personal to the political.

 

The Emotional Self-Defense Course combines training in somatic awareness and trauma with the feminist analysis we need to name the systems shaping
our lives.

Is this course only talking
about patriarchy?

No. Any sound feminist teaching is rooted in the decades of research in intersecting systems

(race, class, sexuality, colonialisms, etc.)


The online fully self-guided course releases late January 2020. 

 


 

$197 by Dec.1  (Early-Early Bird Tuition)
$247 by Dec. 15 (Early Bird Tuition)

$347 regular price after

Or, get a 1:1 consulting session with the course material and & join the

The Emotional
Self-Defense Course
 
 

is about bringing feminist teaching to more people in an age of #metoo.

The Emotional
Self-Defense Course
 
 

is about protection and healing practices

for women and nonbinary people within the daily realities of patriarchy.

The Emotional
Self-Defense Course
 
 

is about our collective movements for change.

 

The course's online & self-guided

learning format provides:

trauma-informed teaching 

(but we also question the patriarchal,
white, and class-privilege based assumptions in
neuroscience trauma studies!)

 

feminist theory for naming the 
power dynamics of patriarchy


("theory" is about having language
to name our embodied and relational experiences
inside larger, intersecting systems
)
 

self-assessment guides and exercises

(to reflect contemplatively as we connect the feminist
teaching 
to our identities and lived stories)
 

recommended readings
of feminist foremothers


(readings are optional, but you will be
introduced to a lineage of brilliance
we are denied in most of our education system!) 

 

frameworks for intergenerational healing, creative awakenings, and community care 
(to intervene in cycles of pain and harm, to heal unhealed stories, 
to change the world together in small and big ways)

12 lessons

4-hours of teaching videos

& self-assessment guides 

(to do at your own pace) 

Lesson 1:

Mind-Body and Earth Reconnection
as the Foundation 
of Emotional Self-Defense 

why mind-body reconnection
is your feminist emotional self-defense superpower

 

how patriarchy, white supremacy, and
capitalism disconnect us from our body and the earth

Lesson 2:

Trauma as Feminist Knowledge

why trauma studies holds important
insights— and, why most trauma
studies is still entwined in male, white,
and class-privilege based models of the body

 

how your daily exhaustion is a source
of expert feminist insight about intersecting systems

 

how to notice what your body already
knows about your own healing process

Lesson 3:

Power, Gender, History
 

a very short introduction
to the history of heterosexuality

 

why we still need Virginia Woolf's 1929
theory
of the looking glass linking patriarchy to
other forms of domination

 

Lesson 4:

Engaging Men Who Use
the Language of Feminism

understanding the power dynamics of
male feminist privilege in a time of #metoo

 

spotting the red flags of
male fake feminism
(or, when narcissists or sociopaths go
undercover as a "male feminist") 

 

Lesson 5:

Preventative Feminist Medicine 

deprivation assessment guide + joy assessment guide
 

how our wounds from patriarchy, capitalism ,
and white supremacy are then targeted and exploited 

 

crumb magnification theory 
(or, when we are socialized into scarcity,
we will perceive crumb offerings as feasts)

 

Lesson 6:

Everyday Patriarchal Emotional Abuse
 

how male fragility and 
male rage keep us swallowing

our voices— and how our 
body will keep holding  what we know

 

when intense erotic bonding
comes after  belittling, stonewalling,
withholding, or raging at you first

 

why we make excuses for
the men we love  
(and why our enabling is not love)

 

the necessity of returning to
somatic data and emotional self-honesty

 

Lesson 7:

A Primer on Gaslighting

why we lose connection to our
emotions in relationships or environments with
frequent gaslighting

 

how patriarchy socializes men to deny
the range of their feelings then gaslight ours—
and how to raise young boys differently

 

how to spot and not negotiate with
gaslighting and male defensive mechanisms

 

Lesson 8:

Feminist Grief Work

 

how to grieve how patriarchy
hurts everyone of all genders

 

how to trust the
transformations of grief

 

how to turn collective grief into
birthing creative power,
healing, community,  

and a better world for all children

 

Lesson 9:
Community Care Practices
as Emotional Self-Defense

coming soon...

Lesson 10:
Community Care Practices
as Emotional Self-Defense (continued)

coming soon...

Lesson 11:
Intergenerational Healing
as Emotional Self-Defense

coming soon...

Lesson 12: 
Awakening Your Creative Power
as Emotional Self-Defense

coming soon...

Join the

Patron Program

for $497 to receive a

1:1 session with the material. 

Online course releases late

Jan. 2020

 

$247 early bird until Dec. 15, 2019

$347 regular tuition 

 

2020 Workshops

Emotional Self-DEfense

NYC 

San Francisco