The Impact of “The Nerve!”

Brownicity  •  November 06, 2023

In 2020, Brownicity first launched our webinar course THE NERVE! – CONNECTING THE BRAIN & RACISM. This was in the depth of the pandemic and not long after the murder of George Floyd, when there was a global uprising against racism. It’s been a minute, but the webinar is just as important today, if not more, so we think it’s time to revisit it. 

In this course, psychotherapist Kim Honeycutt helps us see the real connections between our nervous system and racism, and how understanding polyvagal research equips us for our antiracism journey. 🧠

In the video below, Kim shares a little about the important historical connection between racism and psychology. She reminds us how critical it is to “know our history, know how we got here, and know how we evolve from this…so we can reach a higher consciousness that allows us to give greater compassion to ourselves and to all people around us.”

Kim briefly mentions Dr. Paul Popenoe, a prominent eugenicist who was dubbed the “father of marriage counseling,” but who twisted science to support his deeply racist agenda of increasing the marriage and reproduction of white people while deterring the reproduction of people of color, people with disabilities, and others deemed “undesirable.” If you’re interested in knowing more about his role in eugenics, you can learn more here.

IG Live

To expand on these ideas and issues, Kim Honeycutt will be joining Dr. Lucretia Berry for an Instagram Live on Monday November 6, at 12:00 noon to continue. You don’t want to miss it!!

Join Kim Honeycutt on the Journey of Healing

Have you wondered how racism is connected to psychology? Are you interested in what is happening to our nervous system when we experience the trauma of racism, as well as how this understanding can help us heal? Then this is the course for you.

Kim’s passion for healing and personal growth is evident in The Nerve! She illuminates and encourages us to see ourselves and others in a more compassionate and life-giving way.  If you haven’t already watched ‘The Nerve!’ with Kim Honeycutt, now is the time.

SPECIAL OFFER! We will be making the webinar The Nerve! available for a limited time FREE and without a Brownicity membership. This will be offered through the end of November. So check it out and register today. You will be glad you did! 

Kim B. Honeycutt has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia College and her master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina. She is the founder of the psychotherapy practice, Peer In Psychology Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also the Executive Director and cofounder of icuTalks, a mental health speaking ministry that helps people hear the message of God’s redeeming love. Kim has dedicated her life to helping individuals who are seeking emotional healing, helping them to detox from shame and become free of self-destructive behaviors. while also empowering them to overcome their deepest fears and challenges. In 2020, during the pandemic, Kim started her own podcast called “Flip Your Lid,” available wherever podcasts are found. Also check out her TEDxTalk Kim Honeycutt: Shame is the graffiti that covers our purpose, and her book But Your Mother Loves You: How to Overcome the Cycle of Toxic Love and Live Your Life Without Shame. Follow Kim on Instagram @kbhoneycutt.