Anti-Racism: Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Enough is enough. The recent murder of George Floyd and other shocking injustices have once again laid bare the systemic racism and culture of brutality at the heart of America. No longer can any of us be passive in the struggle for justice and equality. To be silent is to be complicit. We at the Center for Wise Mind Living pledge our full, active and vocal commitment to the fight against racism and oppression, in all its forms.
That commitment starts with a thorough and unsparing exploration of ourselves as individuals, and of our company’s protocols and best practices.
As therapists, we believe in the inherent self-worth of all people, and the fundamental role of compassion, empathy and understanding in all that we do.
Indeed the core philosophy we’ve built our practice around is founded on the Wise Mind Living principles of mindful awareness, radical acceptance and compassion.
These are the tenets that we teach our patients, and that we personally try to live by each day. There is no place for racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia, transphobia or intolerance of any kind in this arena, or anywhere in American society.
To this end, as a mostly white practice, we have engaged consultants in antiracism to help us ensure that we are meeting the highest possible standards in every aspect of what we do. Also, we have established a regular schedule of team meetings specifically focused on our continued development as anti-racist therapists. In these trainings we examine the ways in which our therapeutic interventions are informed by our spheres of privilege such as race, gender, class and sexual orientation.
But this is not enough. We at the Center for Wise Mind Living wish to be an active participant in the transformation that America so badly needs, and we pledge our commitment to the role of advocates for social change.
In addition, our Center regularly donates to the following organizations to support the important work they are doing in this arena. We encourage you to learn more about them as well.
We are committed to educating ourselves about systemic racism and White supremacy. We hope you’ll join us as we step back to listen, learn from, and amplify the voices of BIPOC Americans as they guide us in how we can all be a force for change. Below we have compiled some resources you may find useful.
Structural and Individual Racism and Oppression
Support for BIPOC Communities, Victims of Racism
Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
Books on Racism, Anti-Racism, and Anti-Oppression
Videos on Racism Anti-Racism, and Anti-Oppression