For Leadership Teams & Staff
Combines Developmental Psychology with Pop Culture
Led by the teachings of Dr. King
Treat people like human beings, not political abstractions.
Criticize to uplift and empower, never to tear down, never to destroy.
Root everything you do in love and compassion.
This process has been proven to help adults develop a capacity for and demonstrate empathy for others, maintain positive relationships, and make ethical decisions in their daily lives. Most existing antiracism programs do not offer this training to their clients.
At Theory of Enchantment, we don't cut corners. We offer a full-suite, 6-week training that includes:
In contrast, most antiracism programs consist of unconscious anti-bias workshops which, according to research from Harvard Business Review does not work and reinforce racial bias.
Lack of wholeness is the heartbeat of racism. Another way to think about this is to remember that racism is a form of extremism and extremism breeds in a vacuum. Dr. Maya Angelou's teachings state that dehumanizing a person because of bad behavior -- real or perceived -- leads to more bad behavior, not less.
More specifically, she teaches that a person cannot develop character unless they are valued. As such, we wholeheartedly reject the corrosive and dangerous teachings embedded in the philosophies of Robin DiAngelo (i.e., 'White Fragility') and others who maintain zero-sum modes of thinking about race. We believe in the principles of restorative justice, reconciliation, and The Beloved Community, as articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"We each need to acknowledge both our own capacity for evil (theoretical) as well as our wrongful actions (actual conduct). This seems like a much healthier exercise during crazy 2020 than social media tilting."
"If we can see others as carrying baggage from their ancestors and parents, and being not just individuals in isolation, then we can have more empathy for all the weirdness in others. Me too."
These are just a few comments made by our clients who enroll in our program. They reflect the deep self-work and introspection that is a natural outcome of our practice. Our clients emerge with a greater sense of wholeheartedness and a compassionate sensibility that fosters the conditions to create sustainable spaces that are both diverse and inclusive.