The Midlands Lead Team aims to bring together therapeutic practitioners of Black, African, Asian and heritage in the Midlands for support, learning and inspiration. The team also aims to create environments that support the therapy profession as a whole to work with issues relevant to these communities.

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

“Every superwoman has her kryptonite”

Link to Episode

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

BAATN Midland Events

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Practitioner gatherings

Practitioner gatherings

Central Birmingham, 10am till 12:30pm

The groups aim –for qualified and student practitioners of Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean heritage to connect with each other to support each other with developing ourselves as practitioners and to leave the group energised and inspired.

Dates: 9 Feb 2019, 27 Apr 2019, 15 Jun 2019

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, 09:45 till 12:45

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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