Elementor #19541


Moving from White Defensiveness to Racial Resilience: An Introduction

with Lane Arye, PhD.

Working with Trauma from a Process-Oriented & Multi-Disciplinary Tool Box


A Preview of Lane's Teaching Style

Lane on How Our Symptoms Lead to Wholeness


What supports well-meaning, open hearted white people like me to live according to our values and be constructive partners in racial dialogue? There are many answers, including clear understanding of the privileges of whiteness and the racial socialization that affects the way we think, feel, and interact.

Even when our thinking minds are on board with all this, though, we white people often get defensive in tough racial conversations (or even normal conversations with People of Color). This experiential workshop is a chance to notice our visceral and emotional defensiveness and to learn & practice simple yet powerful practices that can help us move toward racial resilience. This can help us stay grounded and present so we can hold the experience and the full expression of People of Color, so we can live our values and help create a more just and equitable world.

This introductory workshop will be a combination of theory and practice, inner work and demonstrations. It’s geared toward white people, though anyone can attend.


This Recorded Seminar Includes

About Your Teacher

Lane Arye, Ph.D.

Therapist, Teacher, World-worker

Lane Arye is a senior trainer and facilitator of Processwork (developed by Arnold Mindell). He has facilitated conflicts between Aboriginal and European Australians, and between Dalits (so-called untouchables) and high-caste Hindus in India.

In Oakland, CA, he facilitated and helped resolve a long-standing conflict between then-mayor (later governor) Jerry Brown and an African American cultural center. Lane co-led a six-year UN-funded project in the Balkans that brought together Serbs, Croats, and Muslims to work on ethnic tension, post-war trauma, and building sustainable community.

He is an active member of the Racial Justice Collaborative, a dynamic, Black-led organization deeply inspired by Processwork. Lane is the author of the chapter “The Vicious Cycle of White Centrality” in Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy’s latest book, The Enduring, Invisible, and Ubiquitous Centrality of Whiteness.

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Learn from presenters and participants all over the world, sharing experience and expertise drawn from their unique contexts.

Experiential Exercises &
Written Handouts

Be guided through experiential exercises via the video clips and follow along with written handouts.

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