Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells around your racial awareness?
Do you feel some fear and guilt at concepts like privilege, systemic racism, and the differences between overt and covert types of racism?
Do you want to truly understand, so you can embody more empathy, more inclusivity and more humility in your work and your life?
I AM talking to white people about race and I created THE AWAKENING for you.
The Awakening is my foundation anti-racism course which combines anti-racism education with mindfulness techniques and meditations.
It's a unique take on anti-racism work where we rely on your consciousness and your presence to cultivate change.
It is a place of deep and rich inner reflection where first and foremost I challenge you to simply stand still.
Stand still to observe and notice what comes up for you without judgment and without any preconceived ideas or criticisms, and when the unmistakable chitter chatter of the mind starts, we refocus and take it back into the body.
Back to the breath. Back to sensations. And right back into the present moment.
Although this is very much an anti-racism course it is underpinned and influenced by mindfulness practices and principles, because I truly believe that presence brings about a conscious power that resides within us. Being present allows us to focus and appreciate the task in hand for what it is.
Mindfulness put simply means: being completely present in the here and now of what is happening as and when it happens.
In the words of Angela Davis: In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist – we must be anti-racist.
The Awakening is for you if:
- you really want to start aligning your value base with your actions
- you really want to embody more empathy, more inclusivity and more humanity in your work and your life.
And I'm here to support you on that journey.
I'm a presence-based coach and anti-racism consultant & educator, and your guide for The Awakening.
My passion for this work stems from me having the awareness and capacity to see things through multiple lenses at the same time.
I’m a second-generation immigrant who has always been passionate about human rights and social justice and after a very successful legal career I continued to align myself with anti-discriminatory practices and anti-racism work, landing roles as an advocate, mentor, mindfulness coach and equality and diversity advisor.
Academically, and in the early years of motherhood as I continued to feel a physical pull to this work, I gained qualifications in equity and diversity leadership, mentorship for leaders, cognitive behavioural therapy, applied mindfulness for stress reduction as well as presence-based coaching.
My depth of knowledge, experience and research, alongside my professional credentials places me in a unique position to carry out this work regarding a topic which is often seen as taboo.
My motivation for this work is my children. I promised them not so long ago that I will always stand up for what I believe in. I am a firm believer that actions speak louder than words and if you want to see change in the world it is our responsibility to fully embody that change.
So here I am.
I have dedicated my life to this work and genuinely believe that this work has the potential to make the world a better place for both my children and other children of colour.
My kids need me - and you – to be brave enough to start talking about race.
"Ravideep has the unique ability to engage quickly with people and build trusting and honest relationships. Her knowledge is always very well researched, and she challenges people’s views and opinions in a non-judgmental and thoughtful manner which enables people to reflect on their own attitudes and values in a positive way."
- Fiona McKenzie, Dundee
The Awakening is an online course which combines anti-racism education with mindfulness techniques and meditations.
This unique approach allows you to become curious and evaluate how your belief systems have been formed and where they stem from.
The course covers 5 foundation topics across 5 modules:
- Getting comfortable with talking about race
- Why language is important when discussing anti-racism
- How the systems uphold racism
- White privilege
- The Power dynamic and racism
Each module includes:
a video introduction to give you guidance on what to expect and how to get the most out of the content.
in-depth analysis of each topic, structured in bite-size chunks so you won't be overwhelmed with information.
reflective points and observations to allow inner analysis of the issues that may exist under the surface of your consciousness.
- final reflections and homework for you to complete before the next module.
Go at your own pace
The Awakening is a self-study course, designed to be worked through at a slow and reflective pace. The idea is that you begin to answer your own questions, move past your own barriers to learning and start to see the world we live in differently.
And you're not on this journey alone. You'll be able to email me at any time to ask questions as you work through the course.
Each module also includes mindful check-ins, complete with breathing exercises and mindful self-inquiries to re-centre yourself to the present moment.
There are also three powerful and poetic meditations which encapsulate the essence of the whole course, written by yours truly and are also available in audio version so my words can literally be played in your living room: Presence, Peace & Power.
Please do not worry if you are new to mindfulness as there is no need for any prior knowledge to start this course. You will be guided through the principles and practical exercises throughout the course.
My aim for this course is to make it as accessible as possible so that more of you can take advantage of this unique learning experience, to mindfully challenge your own thinking habits to collectively make this a better world for us all.
"Ravideep listens objectively and responds to people’s needs which empowers and improves their resilience for their own social and personal development. Her role as an educator, coach and mentor has seen her change the lives of individuals for the better and she continues to be an inspiration to me and everyone that she meets."
- Sharon Desbois, Aberdeen
The Awakening: Why I am talking to white people about race and why you should be too.
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Please note: There are no refunds available for this course so please think carefully before you invest.
This course is for courageous souls who are ready to align their value base directly with their actions. For those that are ready to challenge the status quo and are willing to examine their own fundamental assumptions on what they think they know or don’t know about this subject matter.
The Awakening: Why I AM Talking to White People About Race is a unique course which sets you on the path of truly becoming anti-racist.