groups, workshops, and consulting
“Relationships are built at the speed of trust, and social change happens at the speed of relationships.”
–Rev. Jennifer Bailey, Founder of Faith Matters Network
Groups and workshops are designed for everyone interested in restoring resilience, regulation, and liberation. Anne has worked with psychotherapists and all kinds of healers, people working in corporations, nonprofits, attorneys, grassroots organizations, and more.
Undaming the Dams
March 21- June 3, 2023
There is preparation in removing a dam and allowing waters to return and re-establish generative paths. Our bodies are sites of constriction and dams that need the same kind of preparation and care. This group holds communal space to explore undaming the dams as collective embodied ecological healing.
What behavior, actions, beliefs, and values do we carry because the figurative and literal dams remain in place? How does collusion with coloniality continue to manifest? What does white body supremacy culture protect and defend? In what ways do we, as white-socialized bodies, engage in blame that centers whiteness and reinforces colonialism?
Cristien Storm and Anne Phillips facilitate a container with you to visibilize how whiteness informs our lives, our bodies, and our relationships. We do the work with you.
We provide prompts grounded in curiosity, playfulness, and fierce anti-racist compassion. Our prompts invite us all to consider the myriad ways shame, guilt, blame, fear, etc. are constant companions inside settler colonialism and serve to keep the dams in place. Our prompts intentionally evoke the alchemy of visibilizing whiteness, colonialism, and anti-racism alongside possibility, imagination, and collective liberation.
We want to support the necessary steps to practice surrender – surrender to what we don’t know and especially to what we think we know.
What: A 10 week group
Facilitators meet with you for five of these weeks, plus the final meeting
When: March 21 - June 3, 2023 - Tuesday’s 5:00 - 7:00pm PST
The facilitators meet with you every other week and you meet in triads the in-between weeks with prompts and questions provided. We finalize our work on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PST to celebrate communal knowledge, share creations and inspirations, and engage in community and commitments.
Fee: $650-$950 - 20% raised is invested in a BIPOC organization
Facilitators: Cristien Storm and Anne Phillips
If interested, please contact Anne or Cristien for a half hour interview.
Please contact Anne if you're interested in hosting and participating in any of the gatherings below.
Psychobiology of Systemic Oppression
We explore the shape of systematic oppressive behavior and beliefs through a psychobiology lens primarily using Dr. Leticia Nieto’s developmental model, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone and Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal theory. The workshop is taught through lecture, improv exercises, experiential guided movement exercises, small group and dyad interaction, imagery, and skill building. We use play to deepen awareness of empowerment, accountability, and liberation for all peoples.
This workshop has been offered nationally to organizations and businesses and is applicable for anyone.
Metamorphosis of White Supremacy: Visibilizing and Unpracticing Supremacy Culture
During eight sessions we explore the many facets of supremacy beliefs, behaviors, and culture; such as ableism, colonialism, nationalism, whiteness + racism, classism, Christendom, heteronormativity, and more. This group is open to everyone.
We reconnect to our own bodies, other living beings and our eco-systems by utilizing creativity, play, and art. This group helps us reconnect to our biological right to live interdependently, equitably, and justly. We can be responsible and responsive, available to learn and be relational, culturally humble and joyful, love-centered, and listening-oriented.
We primarily use Dr. Leticia Nieto’s developmental work, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone and Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal theory interpreted through Bonnie Badenoch and Deb Dana.