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, Jill Morgan and Ian Thompson
Email the team: email@example.com
Edieneh Spence from the Midlands Team speaks on The Sista CollectivePodcast – Episode: The black Superwoman
“Every superwoman has her kryptonite”
Presentations for Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes
The Midlands team have presented seminars to the University of Warwick and Newman University – Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes. The seminars have been an “Introduction to BAATN and Working with Black Issues” and “Key Concepts of Race, Oppression, Discrimination and Power”
If you would like the Midlands team to present a workshop at your institution please contact them firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events in the Midlands
Gatherings for Experienced Practitioners and Students
Central Birmingham, 10am till 12:30pm
Race and the Black-White conversation: understanding the psychobiological effects of race through the lens of Anxiety
Date to be confirmed - 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: to be confirmed, 09:45 till 12:45 –