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Lumos Transforms
Ethical Uses of Power
Rewrite your power story and become a catalyst for change. This interactive, experiential workshop explores the complex dance between empowerment and powerlessness, illuminating a path to wielding power responsibly and effectively. Sign up now!
Ethical Uses of Power is facilitated by the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit, Nkem Ndefo (she/they), MSN, CNM, RN.
Nkem Ndefo


Supported tickets are available. Click here for more info about pricing and discounts.
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Power is a complex force in our lives, shaping our choices, relationships, and world. If you’ve ever felt the weight of power imbalances, Ethical Uses of Power is your compass for navigating the intricate terrain of power with integrity and purpose.
In Ethical Uses of Power, we go beyond the intellectual, exploring the emotional and somatic aspects that shape our relationship with power. This safe space prompts us to uncover personal stories and heal from the effects of trauma on our perception and use of power. Join us to navigate these complexities, reclaim your sense of agency, and transform your understanding of power.

Thoughtful and thought-provoking. Brave, profound, and wholesome beyond words. Life-changing, life-affirming, and life-giving: I LOVED every second!

Sulaiman R. Khan, England

It was remarkable how even in such a short amount of time, we were able to develop a relationship with each other, work through ideas together, learn from each other and build on what we were learning.

Monika Sutherland, US

This was nourishing, healing, empowering, challenging, thought provoking. I am so grateful to have had this learning opportunity. Immense gratitude.

Anonymous, Canada

In Ethical Uses of Power You will:

  • Connect with Your Power Story – Dive deep into both thought and sensation. Explore instances where power dynamics have left imprints on your choices and interactions. Let your curiosity be your guide as we navigate this uncharted territory together.
  • Embrace the Tensions – Explore the tensions between the destructive and generative capacities of power. 
  • Envision an Embodied Ethic of Power – A profound connection to your personal values guides your journey. Discover how they can serve as anchors, grounding you in an embodied ethic of power that aligns with your deepest convictions.

Ethical Uses of Power is for:

  • Leaders and managers
  • Activists and advocates
  • Educators and trainers
  • Creatives and artists
  • Community organizers
  • Mental health professionals
  • Social workers
  • Legal professionals
  • Business professionals
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Anyone seeking personal growth

I loved how I felt part of a common enquiry held with respect and humility.

Helena Wagener, South Africa

The facilitation was so artful.

Asia Dorsey, US

This was one of the first spaces in a while that felt like a learning space that was safe to talk through and process

Anonymous, US

Our Commitment to Accessibility

Lumos Transforms wants to make sure everyone can take part in our programs. Our sliding-scale pricing helps you contribute in a way that is fair while considering current and historical inequity and your own identities.
FAIR: $150
This ticket is for those who are able to pay the full rate or who are sponsored by an employer, community organization, or personal network.
15 spots
This ticket is offered at a supported rate and is for those who cannot afford the full cost or do not have their registration sponsored.
10 spots
This ticket is offered as a scholarship for those who are having trouble meeting their basic needs (housing, food, healthcare), and for whom paying for this class would be a financial hardship.
5 spots
Here are some things to think about when choosing which ticket to purchase:
  • Your race
  • Your immigration status
  • Your sexuality/gender identities
  • Your physical ability
  • Your education level
  • Your socioeconomic position or current income
  • How you may have benefitted from family wealth
  • Your power in your workplace or industry
  • Whether you are supporting your family financially or as a full-time caregiver
  • Whether you are located in the Global North or South
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Sign up for Ethical Uses of Power and embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and positive change. Your transformation begins here.