A group of Core Skills training participants who self-identify with a particular social-cultural identity (i.e. race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, social class, etc.). With this shared identity they come together to explore the intersection of their diverse experiences in relation to learning and practicing Mindful Self-Compassion. The intention is to provide a safe space in which participants from underrepresented populations have an opportunity to create community and discuss the course experiences and learning with others who share the same social-cultural identity. This can afford participants from the numerical minority greater accessibility to a supportive space for the cultivation of social-cultural identity affirmation, inclusiveness and belonging.
- Black, Indigenous and People of Color: BIPOC (for people who have felt stigma, bias or oppression who are from underrepresented racial identities)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Genderqueer, +Plus: LGBTQIAP2S+ (no allies please) (sexual orientation, gender identity, nonbinary/gender expansion & expression, intersex and two-spirit)
Before the course begins you will be notified about dates and times of affinity group sessions, attendance is optional.