Trauma informed teaching and research
The course research in trauma reframes the patriarchal, white, and class-privilege based assumptions in neuroscience trauma studies. The course offers distinct feminist decolonial frameworks for intergenerational healing, somatic reconnection, creative awakenings, and collective change.
Feminist theory for naming power dynamics
The curriculum recommends dozens of key readings of feminist foremothers. Readings are optional, but you will be introduced to women's intellectual history that is silenced in most of our education! Readings draw from Black, Indigenous, postcolonial, Arab, Jewish, and Chicana feminism.
Feminist essays, self-assessment guides, and contemplative exercises
The curriculum was designed and developed through Ph.D. Ethnic Studies research on holistic feminist learning methods. The feminist essays, contemplative writing prompts, and reflection exercises invite you to listen within, connecting to your body as you learn.
The course is 13 videos (4.5 hours) and 13 extensive workbooks of research, teaching, contemplative practices, and creative-writing based learning. The current course tuition ($2300) includes a customized 75-minute course consult with each student, to be used within 6 months of registration.
This is Dr. George's signature course—a body of work that will most certainly transform your life's journey if you show up to the depth and breadth of its feminist reframings, somatic recognitions, and transdisciplinary concepts.
The Emotional Self-Defense Course has now been taken by people all over the world, including Australia, Mexico, the UK, Spain, Canada, and the U.S.
How long does the course typically take to complete?
The content in this course is extensive! While some people have completed all 13 modules in 3-4 months, a 6-month time period is recommended for most people. That said, go at your own pace that feels right. You have access for 18 months.
Do you recommend I print out the 13 workbooks?
I know that is a lot of paper and ink, but yes, holding the workbooks in your hand and writing within their pages makes a difference in the sensory and somatic process of the learning experience. Each module offers a "printer friendly" version of the workbook that requires less ink. That said, if you are not able to print the workbooks, you could also read the workbooks on a screen and have your own journal to do the exercises.
What is the refund policy?
All courses at Feminism School are nonrefundable. We know that transformative things happen when people invest time and energy into our uniquely deep body of teaching and research we offer at Feminism School! That said, we welcome feedback and are always an email away to reach with questions.
What if I can't use my custom course consult within 6 months of purchase?
From time to time, folks need an extension on the 6-month window for using their custom 75-minute course consult. It is usually no problem to extend the timeframe. Please just give us a heads up when you register for the course that you might need an extension.
Are there scholarships?
As of February 2021, all our scholarships and discounts for the ESD Course have been given out. We are no longer adding folks to a waitlist. We recommend being on our newsletter for hearing when we announce our classes, Early Bird specials, and future scholarships when available. (The exception: Native American and Indigenous women receive self-study FS courses for free—please contact us!) If you would like to access our body of research and teaching for free, please do check out the 30 Free Teachings made available at Writing Feminist Life Together, the podcast.