Realization Process and BIPOC Experience
An exploration of race, trauma, culture, and identity in our bodies, our histories, and our lives today
Time & Location
Sep 14, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT
With Theresa Scott and Sono Hashisaki
About the Event
This online Realization Process (RP) offering is intended as an application of RP to everyday life. We will explore our own histories and experience of racial, intergenerational, and collective trauma to discover patterns of tension, confusion and conflict from both internalized and external experience. The intended outcome of this course is greater resilience, understanding, and appreciation to better inhabit the full context of our identities. Theresa and Sono will guide you to use RP to uncover and claim your own strength, agency, and wholeness within a safe container. Previous experience with RP is required to participate.
Course Format: The course includes four facilitated 2-hour sessions, including exercises, discussions, breakouts, and sharing. Race, Trauma, Culture, and Identity will, in turn, each be the focus of a single session.
Eligibility: Participants should have at least five hours of prior experience with the Realization Process practices with Judith Blackstone or a senior Realization Process teacher in classes, workshops or private sessions (not a recording or a book). We ask that you have proficiency/familiarity with the two main Realization Process practices: 1) Attunement to Fundamental Consciousness, and 2) Core Breath. If you do not already have these prerequisites, see other RP events listed here: https://realizationprocess.org/schedule-of-events/
Fall 2023 meeting dates: September 14, 28, October 12, and 26
Class size is limited to 12 people.
Early registration by September 1: $300
*Tuition assistance is available upon request.
Sono Hashisaki and Theresa Scott are fully certified Realization Process Teachers with additional certifications in RP Trauma Repair, Stillness Moving, and the Empathic Ground. We have both been practicing RP for over a decade and teach RP online and in person. Please see our profiles at https://realizationprocess.org/senior-teachers/ to learn more about Theresa and Sono.
Practices, topics, and questions we will work with include:
· Building a container for participants to feel safe and apply the tools of RP.
· Interiority in the external world.
· Race, culture, gender/sexuality, or other.
· Uncovering the strengths and challenges of family, lineage, and culture.
· Unwinding and disentangling the constrictions that inhibit being present to all of our experience, our history, and greater wholeness.
· Claiming our agency and resilient wholeness; being present to all aspects of ourselves and our experience.
· Becoming aware of our constructed identity, realizing there is more, and claiming that ‘more.’
What people are saying about this course:
"The Realization Process and Race series offered me a safe and supportive space to explore my personal experiences while applying the Realization Process practices. I've learned a lot more about myself and my relationships by participating in this series. I now feel more confident and have more capacity to face how the issue of race has shaped me as a person living in today's world. Theresa and Sono are open-hearted facilitators who were able to hold space for the group with kindness and respect. I'm grateful for being able to take part in this unique journey." Thomas
“Thank you so much Theresa and Sono for all you have given me and for acknowledging my presence, power, love, and voice as an Asian woman. Thank you to Judith Blackstone for her continued presence and practices in this beautiful work.
Theresa and Sono were such a complementary team together. Each of them gifted the group with their calm, centered, honest, hopeful, genuine, and gracious energies. Such a generous offering of spirit and time they offered to me and the group as they organized and facilitated each class. If you are a part of the Black, Indigneous, Body of Culture - People of Color community and hope to learn ways to embody all of who you are, and be with other communities of culture who will resonate with your stories related to race or racialized trauma, you will be welcomed and seen with safety and warmth. Theresa and Sono will hold you in a powerful space with incredible dignity." Gina Kiem
“Theresa and Sono created a beautiful relational space. Just being with them in any exploration can be healing.” Kishore Bubna