Research consistently demonstrates the benefits of cultivating meaningful connections. The U.S. Surgeon General has identified loneliness as the foremost health concern in America.
We are responding by:
Addressing Issues of Diversity and Inclusion within the Relational Life Institute and integrating learnings into the curriculum offered to RLT Therapists. Our goal is for every RLT Therapist to possess the understanding and skills necessary to navigate these important domains, cultivating a culture of understanding and inclusiveness within the RLT community and everyone touched by it.
We offer these connection spaces for the RLT practitioner community
RLT Affinity Spaces, in which all members are connected over a particular identity. (These groups offer a private space for those within that identity to discuss issues that are relevant to them, with less risk of microaggressions, or bearing the burden of educating people who are not of that identity about that lived experience.)
Practitioner Discussions on Special Topics through our Community Conversation Series
Practitioner Peer Consultation Groups
Embracing New Voices and Perspectives as they shape the evolving identity of the RLT community, ensuring that it is representative of its members.
Bonny Slim, an RLT Faculty Member, has launched a Cultural Interview Project to integrate learnings about the ways in which various cultures experience the RLT framework.
We are a Feedback Haven for BIPOC RLT trainees and all practitioners to share about their experience as an RLT community member as it relates to DEIB.
Transforming the Workplace Culture into one that encourages team members’ purpose and sense of connectedness.
All RLT leadership and faculty are receiving extensive DEIB training and learning to cultivate a thoughtful and welcoming environment for all. Our learnings are directly influencing the RLT training curriculum.