Resting to Rise: A Daring to Rest Community Gathering
In the face of uncertainty and unrest, resting is a radical act toward racial justice. Join health psychology professor Benita Jackson to explore rest as a catalyst toward building leadership for an inclusive, sustainable society – that is, BLISS. After remarks about what rest is and is not, she will invite participants to connect with their own experience using the Daring to Rest method – a profoundly healing practice that involves resting one’s nervous system and plugging in to the personal power that fuels collective healing. Counterintuitively to those of us in the belly of the Achievement Machine who have been trained for doing, “simply being” is a sometimes uncomfortable, yet crucial, step in initiating and sustaining social transformation. Come be radical and close your eyes in community for as much of this workshop as you can muster. Wear comfortable clothing.