“The colonised is elevated above his jungle status in proportion to his adoption of the mother country’s cultural standards.” That was the view of the great Frantz Fanon. He also said, “ The oppressed will always believe the worst about themselves”, enslaved in inferiority, looking to foreign philosophy or religion to break free.
Science however tells us otherwise – that melinated people are known to operate on different vibrations to those of low skin pigmentation. The psychological and spiritual structure of the African is unique – leading to question if Eurocentric healing therapies are adequate to address the legacy of trauma. In addition, should the African rely on any methodology of the oppressor to free him from the said oppression he imposed?
In light of such searching questions, The Centre is delighted to host Dr McInnis for a ground-breaking seminar on the healing practice and therapies of our ancestors. Using the best of African psychology, Dr McInnis will help us to understand the therapeutic tools that existed long before contemporary medicine and psychotherapy; helping us harness the healing power of philosophies such as Ubuntu, Ma’at and Yurugu – philosophies which are ancestral templates for balance, prosperity and the fullness of life.
What you will learn
Difference between a Eurocentric and Afrocentric approach to therapy
What exactly is Ubuntu, Ma’at and Yurugu?
How to use African centred therapies for lasting transformation
Techniques to develop a mental image of the ancestral you
How to use African psychology and philosophy to guide your thoughts, will, intellect and emotions
A vision of mental, emotional and psychological liberation – overcoming trauma and epigenetics
Rituals to maintain physiological balance and emotional wellbeing
Strategies for emotional resilience, peace, self improvement and healing.
Facilitator: Dr Erica McInnis
Dr McInnis is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist of over 15 years. She also runs a Clinical Psychology Training and Consultancy business that specialises in an African Centred approach to improving emotional well-being in adults and children. Her African Centered approach to counseling and psychotherapy and personal-development earned her numerous and notable accolades and mentions from around the world. Dr McInnis is an international rep and board member of the Association of Black Psychologists
Disclaimer: This is an educational seminar that is not intended to be nor should they be treated as a substitute for professional counselling, advice, or therapy. If and when necessary, participants must be urged to seek the help of qualified mental health professionals.
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