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Resilience for Liberation - We get free together.

A free, 75-minute workshop for people who want to empower themselves, heal their communities, and transform our world.

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Sign up for Resilience for Liberation today and discover how you can:

🔎 Identify what is stealing your resilience
🔋 Reclaim your energy, time, and wellbeing
🧠 Develop deeper self-knowing and self-trust
🛑 Create and hold healthy boundaries
💗 Cultivate more compassion and connection

Introducing an empowering and inclusive view of resilience. 

Are you feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, or numb in the face of stress and adversity?
You’re not alone. Every day, we’re faced with personal, professional, and relational challenges that can be hard to navigate. Then there are political, economic, environmental, and global issues that affect our collective wellbeing and quality of life. All of these take a toll on our mental, emotional, and physical health.
If you’ve struggled to find effective, sustainable ways to cope with the stress of life, it’s not your fault! Most approaches to healing focus too much on the individual, don’t adapt to your needs and circumstances and ignore the big issues that affect us all. With Resilience for Liberation, you’ll explore an approach to resilience that is inclusive, supportive, and empowering for everyone.
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We get free together.

Sign up for a free upcoming class.

In Resilience for Liberation, we understand that life is challenging and that traditional approaches to building resilience can be isolating and unhelpful. Our workshop is different. We focus on understanding how societal factors impact our wellbeing and how we can support ourselves and each other to create positive change in our lives and our world.

The concepts presented are so valuable, especially at this time in history. As a BIPOC woman, this content really resonated and I want to share it with other BIPOC femmes in my life.

Sarah C. Hernandez

I was soaking in every word. This felt like the "key" to unlocking ways of being, ongoing healing, and the collective transformation that is deeply needed

- Ti Wilhelm

The analysis of what individual resilience can and can't accomplish in the midst of toxic systems was SO POWERFUL.


From beginning to end it felt like the space was led with compassion and openness paired with a holding and direction. I was touched by the deep acknowledgment of what is wrong in the systems we live in, and what is not possible in oppressive systems, while still giving tools for healing. Hope that is rooted in reality.

Noa Yammer
Resilience is often defined as the ability to bounce back from adversity, suggesting that building resilience is a personal and punishing experience.
This individualized definition of resilience is problematic because it can lead to feelings of shame and inadequacy for people who struggle to recover from challenging situations. It also fails to take into account the circumstances that make people vulnerable in the first place!
Our approach to resilience is different. We consider the impact of systemic factors on our individual and collective resilience. And we offer an approach to growing personal resilience that supports us in setting boundaries and creating meaningful change in ourselves, our families, our workplaces, our communities, and beyond.
Our goal? Reduce stress and grow resilience so we have the capacity to change the systems that are causing us harm.

“I want to be resilient, and I want the world to be soft and gentle.”

–Nkem Ndefo
Creator of The Resilience Toolkit

Meet the Resilience for Liberation Facilitation Team!

Devika felt warm, confident, highly competent, and connecting, which not only increased my engagement, it demonstrated integrity with The Resilience Toolkit philosophy and practices.

– Anonymous

I appreciated Mikaela's warmth and responsiveness and could see evidence of the work in their facilitation skills, especially around regulation and boundaries. I so appreciated the clarity of stopping to make sure steps were taken to address an issue with the closed captioning and ensure that the workshop was accessible. It was done in such a clear way and truly felt like responsibility in action, without any guilt or messiness.

– Mirelle

Arrowyn was authentic, flexible, warmly gracious, and informative. Also, it was lovely how she appeared to take genuine pleasure in being present with and teaching us.

– Anonymous

I valued Desiree's relaxed, down-to-earth yet up beat style.

– Anonymous

Kiara has a contagious smile, warm tone and speaks with clarity. She gives time for feedback and responds supportively to participants' comments. She's a keeper.

– Anonymous

It is a huge task to introduce these concepts and practices without knowing what background or level of familiarity each participant brings to the session, let alone what life circumstances each is experiencing, but Colleen did a great job.

– Susan Spearey
Resilience for Liberation is a broad introduction to The Resilience Toolkit.
For a deeper dive into this approach to healing and transformation, attend the 3-part Introduction to The Resilience Toolkit workshop.
  • Three, 90-minute sessions
  • Intimate setting – no more than 15 people per group
  • Facilitated LIVE on Zoom
  • New sessions monthly
  • Payment plans and scholarships available

PLUS! Get 20% off Intro to The Resilience Toolkit when you complete an evaluation after taking a free Resilience for Liberation class.


Who is Resilience for Liberation for?

This session is for people who want to create positive change in themselves, their families, their communities, their workplaces, and the world.

What does it cost to attend Resilience for Liberation?

Resilience for Liberation is completely free for everyone. There is no catch. You’ll provide your email to get the Zoom link and can decide whether or not you want to join the Lumos Transforms email list.

Is the session recorded?

No. Each session happens live on Zoom, and no recordings are provided.

Can I attend more than once?

Sure! We’ve heard from past participants that they enjoyed taking the session with different Facilitators to better understand the material from different perspectives.

Who created Resilience for Liberation?

Resilience for Liberation was created by Nkem Ndefo, the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit. The class is facilitated on a rotating schedule by Certified Facilitators of The Resilience Toolkit on staff at Lumos Transforms.

Why are you doing this?

We believe another world is possible. And we need ideas, tools, and connection to get there. This offering is our way of illuminating the path to liberation.

Is Resilience for Liberation a sales pitch for something else?

Nope. If you’d like to continue to learn with us following Resilience for Liberation, you can join an Introduction to The Resilience Toolkit series; it’s an offer, not an ask. Those classes are $180/person for a 3-week series and we have a generous scholarship program. Some people join us in our weekly Practice Group program following an Intro Series. And some folks go on to pursue Certification. That’s about it!

Can my group attend Resilience for Liberation?

Yes! We love seeing groups in our sessions. Sign up with your family, friends, co-workers, allies, etc. If you’d prefer a private session for your group, please reach out to us at

My organization desperately needs this. Can you help?

Definitely. We work with groups, organizations, and businesses of every size and across many sectors. Contact us at and we will be happy to meet with you to discuss your organization’s needs.

Do you do media and speaking?

Lumos has an incredible lineup of experienced speakers who can present expertly on a variety of topics including, but not limited to: stress, resilience, trauma, embodiment, change work, and EDIA (equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracism). Contact our Director of Communications at to discuss your event.

The framework used at:

Office of Violence Prevention
Color Congress
Embody Lab
LA County Department of Public Health
Outdoor Afro
Santa Barbara City College
healing justice ldn
LA County Health Services
UnCommon Law
UC Berkeley

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