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Ongoing online workshops to explore the complexities, psychology and healing of racial, historical and cultural traumas.

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These ongoing, online workshops are a safe space to explore the complexities, psychology and importance of racial, historical and cultural trauma.

This session, we will be looking at the topic of self-love & self-care, understanding the importance of prioritizing ourselves as part of regular routine. We will be using art therapy exercises to cultivate loving-kindness in ourselves and for others, an important part of healing - not just racial trauma - but trauma overall.

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- Explore the ideas around self-care, self love and how racial and cultural identity issues in Eurocentric environments impacts this

- Understand the importance of our own experiences of love and care from others, from ourselves, in forming our sense of self-worth, racial and cultural acceptance

- Use art therapy tools and exercises to cultivate and deepen loving-kindness for self

- Practice skills that you can use when you need to after the workshop to continue your self-love journey

- Establish a sense of belonging and community within the workshop

You will need:

• Paper of your choosing

• Pencils and/or pens of your choosing

• Watercolours or acrylic paints (optional)

• Crayons or pastels (optional)

PLEASE NOTE:

*You don’t need any experience in mental health or trauma work to attend this workshop, just an open mind and some curiosity.

*Experience in art making is not necessary for this workshop. This is for therapeutic purposes only. You will not be required to share any work made if you would prefer not to.

*This live workshop will be hosted and recorded on Zoom. A recording of the workshop will also be sent out to all participants and be available to view for 1 week post-live workshop. After this date it will no longer be accessible.

* You will be emailed a Zoom link twice - a day before the workshop, then once again shortly before start time - Please check your Junk/Spam mail! If you have nothing in your inbox 30 mins before the workshop please get in touch.

* This event will be held at 8.30am NZT which is 1.30pm PDT, 6.30am AEST, 9pm BST. Please check before booking that this event is listed in your time zone.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic this workshop will be donation-based, with understanding that mental health is often only accessible to those whom can afford it. I do recommend a donation of £20 for this interactive therapeutic workshop, however please feel comfortable with paying what you can.

About the host

Kia ora, my name is Tanisha. I identify as a racialized black female of Caribbean and European heritage, born and raised in the UK where I originally trained in Art Psychotherapy. Currently living in New Zealand, I work with a large range of individuals from Maori, Pasifika, African, Asian, Middle Eastern and pakeha clients in-person. I also facilitate counselling work online with clients from all over the world, most of whom are in need of a therapist that can offer a safe, creative and comfortable space to explore issues around racial and cultural identity. My clients, along with my own passions and experiences with this subject, are the reason I have created these series of workshops.

You can find me online at my website The Global Therapy Room


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