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Michelle Cassandra Johnson ~ Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief

Sunday, April 10, 2022
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Live Webinar


Join Michelle Cassandra Johnson, social justice warrior, dismantling racism trainer, yoga teacher, and intuitive healer, for a conversation on Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief.

Michelle Cassandra Johnson offers those who feel brokenhearted, helpless, confused, powerless and desperate the tools they need to be present with their grief while also remaining openhearted. Through powerful personal narrative and meditation and journaling practices Michelle helps us explore being present with our heart, and empowers us to see that each of us has a role to play in building the momentum needed to take intentional action and shift what is unsettled and unjust in the world. Finding Refuge is an invitation to pick up the shattered parts of ourselves and remember our strength, wholeness, and sacredness through this practice of presence and attending to our grief.

“Finally, a skillful, actionable resource that addresses healing beyond merely the individual and recognizes the necessity of addressing the grief that results from impact of social and collective trauma. Finding Refuge is an essential offering for these times.”

angel Kyodo williams

Too many of us try to use spiritual practices to lower the charge and weight of our grief. Michelle Cassandra Johnson wisely encourages us do the opposite—to accept, embrace, and metabolize grief’s full charge and full weight. As Johnson wisely reminds us, ‘Spiritual practice is about awakening and becoming aware—it is not about bypassing our collective trauma.’”

Resmaa Menakem

“Perhaps the greatest task for us in this new era is the work of allowing our hearts to break. Finding Refuge is a gift to anyone lost in sorrow.”

Lama Rod Owens

Michelle Cassandra Johnson is a social justice warrior, author, dismantling racism trainer, empath, yoga teacher and practitioner, and an intuitive healer. With over 20 years of experience leading dismantling racism work and working with clients as a licensed clinical social worker, she has a deep understanding of how trauma impacts the mind, body, spirit, and heart. She has worked in several non-profits and served as an elected official and on many non-profit boards of directors. She has led Dismantling Racism Trainings with large corporations, small non-profits, and community groups, including the ACLU-WA, Duke University, Google, This American Life, The Center for Equity and Inclusion, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Church, Lululemon, and many others. She is the author of Skill in Action and Finding Refuge.