Finding Your Voice
With Eugene Ellis
workshop: 19th October 2019
Venue: Carrs Lane Conference Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX
What racial differences impose on our minds and bodies as individuals and collectively as a society is challenging and complex. The challenge is often to remain coherent in our thinking and meaning-making, and often there is a feeling of being under-resourced to stay with the process. In this talk, I want to explore what happens in our minds and also importantly in our bodies in the midst of the race conversation and explore how a mindful approach to our physiological responses might help support us to stay at the contact boundary of our clients and our own experience and find our voice.
“I” cannot reach fulfilment without “thou.” The self cannot be self without other selves. Self-concern without other-concern is like a tributary that has no outward flow to the ocean. – MLK
The workshops will enable Counselling and psychotherapy practitioners to:
- Gain an understanding of what gets in the way of staying at the contact boundary of race.
- Explore concepts that talk directly into the internal felt experience of the black / white divide.
- Explore what it would look like to step into a new paradigm
There will be space for sharing individual reflections in the larger group as well as in pairs and small groups.
Who should attend the training
Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, holistic therapists, psychiatrists and individuals involved in the mental health field, caring professions and those concerned about black mental health.
Venue: Carrs Lane Conference Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX (fully accessible venue)
Date: 19th October 2109
Registration 10:00 for a 10:30 Start – End 16:00
Fee: £50 (Members £40), Organisations £65, Student members £25
(Includes refreshments, course material and attendance certificate.
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About Eugene Ellis
Eugene trained as an Integrative Arts psychotherapist and has worked for many years with severely traumatised children and their families in the field of adoption and fostering as well as working in private practice. He has a special interest in sensorimotor psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing and other body orientated therapies. Eugene is also the founder of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN), which is the UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working with Black, African, Asian and Caribbean clients.