The Midlands Lead Team aims to create environments that support the therapy profession to work with the impact of race on identity and mental health. The Team are based in Birmingham.

The team are Aneet Kaur, Edieneh Spence, Jaspal Kalsi (Team Co-Lead), Jill Morgan, Ian Thompson, Nadine Wilson (Team Lead)

Email the team: midlands@baatn.org.uk

News

Edieneh Spence from the Midlands Team speaks on The Sista CollectivePodcast – Episode: The black Superwoman

“Every superwoman has her kryptonite”

Link to Episode

Events in the Midlands

Gatherings for Experienced Practitioners and Students

Gatherings for Experienced Practitioners and Students

Central Birmingham, 10am till 12:30pm

 

 

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Race and the Black-White conversation: understanding the psychobiological effects of race through the lens of Anxiety

Race and the Black-White conversation: understanding the psychobiological effects of race through the lens of Anxiety

16th March - Central Birmingham, 9:45am till 12:45pm

How many of us have been in situations where as the topic of Race becomes visible, we find ourselves becoming heated, defensive, illogical, shamed, or silenced? Taking in films, newspapers or political rhetoric, in conversation with friends or family, in our therapy room or even in our counsellor training, issues around race seem to have a life of their own – pulsating, reverberating, shaking, shifting, destabilising. Communication that attempts to explain how we feel can become uncomfortable, hindered, disingenuous, habitual and compromised.

By looking at reactions to race through the lens of anxiety – as a psychobiological response to fear or threat – we move from the survival and emotional part of our brains to the realm of logic and language, from heart to head, opening space for conversation and enabling coherence.

Date: 16th March, 09:45 till 12:45

 

 

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