An Embodied Conversation with the Internalized Colonizer


Convened by Lisa Iversen, MSW, LCSW & Kate Regan, Ph.D.

Sponsored by the Center for Ancestral Blueprints

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This series explores and makes visible the ways in which colonialism lives in the individual and the collective. These sessions are highly experiential, using ceremony, systemic family constellations, facilitated conversation, ancestral prayer and meditation.

You are invited to join others to:

  • Disentangle the relationship between belonging, race, ancestry, and power

  • Reclaim belonging for all

  • Learn how the shadows of colonialism influence our livelihoods, families, work, health, economy, organizations, and communities

  • Recognize and shift patterns of taking what there is no right to take

  • Access ancestral strength to support us in facing the future on solid ground

  • Unleash creativity

Participants in this dialogue are asked: Why are you here? What are your hopes, dreams, and prayers for our children and future generations regarding our work with the internalized colonizer and colonialism? What would you say to invite others to join us in this work? Who/what are partners/resources in this dialogue with the internalized colonizer? (organizations, books, movies, people, etc.) Are there changes related to this work you have   noticed between sessions?

Here’s what they had to say:

Summary from Embodied Colonizer Series First Session 2.1.2014

Internalized Colonizer Summary Session Two 3.1.14

Summary of Internalized Colonizer Session 3.April 5 2014

Post-Colonial Healing: A Conversation

with Lisa Iversen and Kate Regan