We live in a world where our bodies are under constant threat — racial trauma and oppression can cause us to feel disconnected and unsafe in our bodies.
They can also increase symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder. ⠀
I help black women connect with their bodies, so they have a greater sense of what it feels like to be well.
And by well, I mean vital, alive, and whole.
Having lived with depression for more than 20 years, this strong black woman knows a thing or two about feeling numb and disconnected from both my body and my emotions.
I am the queen of pushing through with a straight face because if I don't do it, who else is gonna make a way outta no way!
If you're here, I imagine you are too!
No. The only requirement is that you are human and interested in exploring the ways in which your body interacts and responds to your emotions and life situations.
This exploration can happen in small and big ways — from breath, to noticing your heart beat, to opening and closing your hands, or bigger movements.
Not quite as there will not be any formal diagnoses.
We will, however, focus on mental and emotional well-being and spend a fair amount of time exploring emotion regulation.
It's a good idea to continue working with a therapist individually, if there are issues requiring more personalized support.
The first session will be held on July 16, 2020 and we'll meet every Thursday thereafter from 7-8:15pm EST (convert to your timezone here).
Live session dates are as follows:
July 16, 2020
July 23, 2020
July 30, 2020
August 6, 2020
To maintain the confidentiality of the group sessions will not be recorded.
We'll meet virtually, via online video conference, using a platform called Zoom.
I'm sure you're familiar, but if not, you can check it out here. It's compatible with most mobile devices and computer/laptop operating systems.