Moody Mindfulness for Resilient Shades

Healing Circle: Racial Trauma

A 6-week course that emphasizes the use of mindfulness and meditation techniques to help heal the body from the effects caused by racial trauma.

Welcome to our transformative interactive 6-week course on healing wounds caused by racial trauma through the powerful practices of mindfulness and meditation.

At the start of this course, participants will asked to complete the Racial Trauma Scale (RTS). The RTS is a validated scale for measuring the severity of trauma symptoms in POC.

This course is designed to provide a safe space for participants to explore their experiences, validate their feelings, and acquire essential tools for self-soothing and self-care.

Week 1: Understanding Racial Trauma

Week 2: Cultivating Mindfulness

Week 3: Validating Feelings and Experiences

Week 4: Tools for Self-Soothing

Week 5: Self-Care Rituals

Week 6: Recognizing Signs of Emotional Discomfort

By the end of this course, participants will not only have gained a deeper understanding of racial trauma and its impact but also have their feelings and experiences validated. Equipped with mindfulness techniques, self-soothing tools, and awareness of their own needs, participants will leave empowered to take care of themselves and navigate their healing journey with compassion and resilience. Join us and embark on a transformative 6-week journey towards healing and empowerment.


Week 1: Understanding Racial Trauma

Week 1
90 minutes


  • Introduce the concept of racial trauma and its impact on mental and emotional well-being.

  • Facilitate discussions and provide resources to deepen participants' understanding of their own experiences.

  • Participants will complete a racial trauma assessment scale to evaluate their personal journey.

Week 2: Cultivating Mindfulness

Week 2
90 minutes
  • Explore various mindfulness techniques to develop present-moment awareness and deepen self-compassion.

  • Teach participants how to anchor their awareness and recognize the impact of racial trauma on their mind and body.

  • Practice guided mindfulness meditations focused on racial healing.

Week 3:Validating Feelings and Experiences

Week 3
90 minutes
  • Create a supportive environment for participants to share their stories, emotions, and challenges.

  • Facilitate group discussions to validate and normalize individual experiences of racial trauma.

  • Encourage empathy and understanding to foster collective healing.

Week 4:Tools for Self-Soothing

Week 4
90 minutes
  • Introduce effective tools and techniques for self-soothing and self-care in the face of racial trauma triggers.

  • Teach participants how to identify their specific self-soothing needs and develop personalized strategies.

  • Explore grounding exercises, breathwork, and mindful movement practices that promote emotional well-being.

Week 5: Self-Care Rituals

Week 5
90 minutes
  • Guide participants in creating intentional self-care rituals that nourish their mind, body, and soul.

  • Share practical self-care techniques that participants can integrate into their daily lives.

  • Encourage the cultivation of self-compassion and resilience.

Week 6:Recognizing Signs of Emotional Discomfort

Week 6
90 minute
  • Discuss common signs and symptoms of emotional distress related to racial trauma.

  • Teach participants how to identify and address their own signs of not being okay.

  • Provide guidance on seeking additional support and resources when needed.

The purpose of this course is to utilize mindfulness and meditation practices to begin the healing process for wounds caused by racial trauma. Participants will have the opportunity to assess and validate their experiences, gain tools for self-soothing, and learn how to identify signs of emotional distress.
This course is dedicated to addressing the unique challenges and impacts of racial trauma. Through guided discussions, mindfulness exercises, and sharing experiences, participants will explore the effects of racial trauma on their mental and emotional well-being, with a focus on developing strategies for healing and self-care.
Participants will be given a racial trauma assessment scale to complete, which will help them evaluate the extent of their experiences with racial trauma. This scale aims to provide a starting point for conversations, self-reflection, and understanding within the group.
Creating a safe and supportive environment is a top priority. Group discussions will provide opportunities for participants to share and validate each other's feelings and experiences throughout the course. The facilitator and fellow participants will actively listen, empathize, and provide support to ensure an inclusive and validating experience.
Participants will learn a range of self-soothing techniques rooted in mindfulness, including guided meditation, breathwork, grounding exercises, and mindful movement practices. These tools will empower participants to acknowledge their needs, be aware of their emotions, and develop personalized strategies for self-care.
Throughout the course, you will gain an understanding of common signs and symptoms of emotional distress related to racial trauma. By cultivating mindfulness and self-awareness, you will be equipped to recognize when you are not okay and take proactive steps toward self-care. The course will provide guidance on seeking additional support and resources when needed.
While this course provides a foundation for healing, it is important to acknowledge that racial trauma is a complex and ongoing process. The tools and techniques learned in this course can be integrated into long-term self-care practices. Additionally, the course will provide resources and referrals to further support participants on their healing journey.
This course is open to individuals who have experienced racial trauma firsthand as well as those who wish to learn, support, and better understand the experiences of others. Allies and individuals seeking to engage in racial healing and promote racial justice are encouraged to join.
Absolutely! This course is designed for individuals of all levels of experience. It will provide a supportive environment for beginners to learn and explore mindfulness and meditation practices while also nurturing the growth of those who are more experienced.
By the end of the course, you will have gained tools and techniques to incorporate into your daily life, empowering you to navigate racial trauma and its effects with increased self-awareness, self-compassion, and resilience. You will be able to better identify and address your emotional needs, practice self-soothing, and take care of yourself in a mindful and empowered way.

Mental Health Disclaimer: Meditation Practice as a Complementary Tool, not a Replacement for Prescribed Medication or Therapy by a Licensed Professional

We want to emphasize that while meditation practice can be beneficial for mental health, it should be viewed as a complementary tool and not a substitute for prescribed medication or therapy administered by a licensed professional.

  1. Consult a Licensed Professional: If you are experiencing mental health challenges or have been prescribed medication or therapy, it is important to consult with a licensed professional before incorporating meditation into your routine. They will be able to assess your specific needs and provide guidance on how to integrate meditation safely and effectively.

  2. Individual Results Vary: The impacts of meditation practice on mental health can vary greatly from person to person. While some individuals may experience positive effects, others may not. Therefore, it is essential to understand that meditation is not a guaranteed solution for addressing mental health issues.

  3. Not a Replacement for Professional Assistance: Meditation should not be considered a replacement for professional assistance. If you require medication, therapy, or other treatments, it is crucial to continue following the advice and recommendations of your licensed healthcare provider.

  4. Monitoring Progress and Adjustments: If you choose to incorporate meditation into your mental health routine, it is important to monitor your progress and be open to adjusting your approach if needed. Regularly check in with your licensed professional to discuss any changes in your mental health and make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

  5. Possible Risks and Precautions: Although meditation is generally considered safe, it is not suitable for everyone. Some individuals may experience discomfort, agitation, or other negative effects. If you experience any unusual or problematic symptoms during meditation, it is essential to stop the practice and seek advice from your licensed professional.

Remember, every individual's mental health journey is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. Always prioritize your well-being and consult with a licensed professional to ensure you are receiving appropriate care tailored to your specific needs.

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