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Practice You with Elena Brower

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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 29, 2020

On connecting to Nature, our wisest innermost council, and our deepest compassion.

  • Managing chaos [2:44]
  • Understanding the need to project chaos outwards [6:23]
  • Tools that Pixie is using and sharing right now [10:13]
  • Asking for help and managing resources [17:07]
  • Disassociation and discernment [19:04]
  • Shamanic arts. Returning to the core of peace within [21:30]
  • Building your council. Releasing control [27:59]
  • What needs healing [36:54]
  • Favourite view [38:09]
  • Prayer [39:29]
  • Death and grieving [41:49]
  • Meditative prayer from Pixie [50:19]

RESOURCES

Pixie’s Worksheets
Prayers of Honoring, Pixie Lighthorse
Alberto Villoldo
The Book of Awakening, Mark Nepo
Reimagining Death, Lucinda Herring
Sierra Campbell

Aug 22, 2020

On the past as fuel for the future, the realities of race, and the magic of making records.

  • Jeff's earliest musical influences [3:37]
  • His first experience of racism [6:40]
  • Creating his own blueprint for life [11:10]
  • Speaking to his children about what it means to be Black in America [15:16]
  • Favorite moments with Bad Boy [22:16]
  • The night that Biggie was murdered [26:22]
  • Artists Jeff is most excited about now [31:39]
  • Favorite view [38:06]
  • Prayer [40:01]
  • Delivering art to shift culture [42:00]

Resources

Kanye West

Kaash Paige
YG
Bino Rideaux
QUIN
1619 Project
Color of Change
When We All Vote

Jeff Burroughs' leverages pop culture, bridging the gap to cultural relevance for brand initiatives and to build artist brands.

He's had the pleasure of working with some of today's most innovative brands and been fortunate enough to have developed successful brand strategies for award winning-world class artists like YG, P Diddy and 2 Chains, top rated television programs like the XFactor and a host of cpg companies. As Executive Vice President of Bad Boy Entertainment, Bad Boy became one of the highest grossing conglomerates in the entertainment industry and shifted culture.

Aug 8, 2020

On racism recovery as psychological, individual and collective healing.

  • How April came to her work [2:35]
  • Racism from a psychological perspective [11:12]
  • Narcissism and codependency [18:43]
  • White privilege. Complicity [23:00]
  • Treating perpetrators. Defense mechanisms [26:08]
  • Co-dependent racist savorism and anti-racist education on Instagram [33:19]
  • Racist rejection of whiteness and cultural appropriation [57:51]
  • Building trust and being trustworthy [59:50]
  • Psychoanalysing racism and evidence-based practices [1:10:55]
  • Stages of change [1:33:25]

April is a former medical social worker, where she provided counseling to her patients and their family members to help them cope with the trauma of medical emergencies in the state of Texas. She later moved to Colorado and started her private practice to serve QTPOC patients with a history of racial trauma. After having worked with QTPOC, she decided to help prevent racism in society by working with white clients as a coach using the Racist Signature Theory. Finally, she opened up the Racism Recovery Center to provide psychotherapy for the treatment of racism.

RESOURCES

https://www.racismrecoverycenter.com/
Racism Recovery Center
Developing Self Trust
Disparity in History textbooks
All About Love, Bell Hooks
The Courage to Trust, Cynthia Lynn Wall
My Grandmother’s Hands, Resmaa Menakem
Chloe Valdary, Theory of Enchantment
Dr. Gabor Mate

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