The BAATN Blog
Where therapy, the race conversation and politics meet
About This Blog & Guest Contributor Guidelines
This blog is about the psychological consequences of being a person of colour in the UK. It’s about the impact on our inner lives and our sense of identity, about the political landscape we live in that shapes public opinion and the policies that have been put in place to mitigate against the impact of racial bias.
Guest Contributors Welcome
Contributors who want to highlight particular issues, or are keen to open up debate and discussion, are welcome. Comments are also welcomed. Both contributors and commentators will sign their posts.
For black women which is my interest in this writing, the challenges are again different. The archetypal black mother is seen as being resilient and strong. You hear comments like ‘don’t mess with sisters’. Suggest a toughness about black women which has its roots as far back as slavery where women were seen as strong and tough no different to men.
When we start to believe the negative things people say about us, it’s like giving them power over us.
BAATN welcomes the survey by the Royal College of Psychiatrists highlighting the hostile environment for GSRD identified people, particularly those of colour. This comes in the wake of the reversal by the Government on the inclusion of transgendered people in the ban...
We know from research that suppressing emotions can be detrimental for our mental health and overall wellbeing. “Suppressing your emotions, whether it’s anger, sadness, grief or frustration, can lead to physical stress on your body.
“I was adopted from the age of four”, my client Femi said as he sat in the chair directing his gaze at me intently”. He is tapping his long slender fingers on the arm of the chair and his tapping forms a gentle rhythm as his fingers go up and down.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern and effective form of therapy that has been proven to help people achieve their desired goal in life
Exploring the identity factors and emotional responses that may block us from having difficult conversations about racism.
An open letter to anyone whatever your background, By Lorraine Welch, Cognitive Analytic Therapist
15 reasons to question the terms mixed ‘race’ and biracial and multiracial as terms of reference
8:30am: Start of the school day. I greet the Receptionist and share a familiar ritual joke; when she sees me she knows that a whole week has passed already which feels like yesterday for her.
Living Black in University: Research into the experiences of Black students in UK student accommodation
Time spent living in student accommodation
is important and memorable. It is a place to make friends, to study, to develop an adult identity and to learn how to live independently.