Introduction to African Psychology @ Africa Centre, London, London [16 September]

Introduction to African Psychology

11:30 - 15:00

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Africa Centre, London
66 Great Suffolk St, SE1 0 London, United Kingdom
Marcus Garvey instructed us “emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds”, for it is the mind that is first bound and conditioned before the body. He understood the psychological impact of the African story, that destructive human behaviour was a product of deeply embedded trauma and self-hatred.

In this seminar we dive deep into the concept of ones self. We examine the root of limiting paradigms imposed on Africans by contemporary and European culture. We’ll look at how feelings of inferiority, co-dependency, depression, stress, dis-ease, addiction or personality disorders are manufactured by structural racism and the state, re traumatising Africans into a sub social standing. Ultimately this awareness, along with an understanding of African Psychology helps to master perceptions, cognition and brain function.This seminar will bring the African back in alignment with the ancestral self in order to solve the issues limiting the human potential.

What you will learn:

Psychosocial and environmental factors that influence our individual and group experience
Scale and impact that the Maafa (slavery) had on the African psyche (including epigenetics)
Identifying the difference between the ancestral and contemporary you
How language, spirituality and cultural reconnection help to build African consciousness
How to master cognition, will, intellect, aspirations and behavioral patterns
The principles of self acceptance and self care
Vision of a healthy functioning African mind (model of the African Psyche)

Facilitator: Dr Erica McInnis

Dr McInnis is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist of over 15 years. She also runs a Clinical Psychology Training and Consultancy business that specialises in an African Centred approach to improving emotional well-being in adults and children. Her African Centered approach to counseling and psychotherapy and personal-development earned her numerous and notable accolades and mentions from around the world. Dr McInnis is an international rep and board member of the Association of Black Psychologists.

Disclaimer: This is an educational seminar that is not intended to be nor should they be treated as a substitute for professional counselling, advice, or therapy. If and when necessary, participants must be urged to seek the help of qualified mental health professionals.
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