I’m a Survivor: 7 Week Course
- 7:30 pm
10 May 2021
Online | Free
Black Women are the forgotten survivors of sexual violence due to the impact of historical trauma, racism, sexism and oppression.
According to an ongoing study, 60% of Black Women and girls face sexual abuse before the age of 18 and for every Black Woman reporting rape at least 15 others don’t report.
An institutionally racist mental health and criminal justice system leads to Black Women being less likely to get the support they need for their healing journey, increasing the likelihood of PTSD, anxiety/depression and addiction.
Black Psychotherapy is providing a seven-week group healing programme for Black Women that is African-centred and decolonial, with the aim of building connection, power and growth, and where possible releasing shame. By gathering together in community and speaking our truth we can weave new narratives of hope for us as individuals as well as the collective.
Register to attend here
Each session (delivered via Zoom) will take place on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm (BST) and will explore different themes each week through experiential and discussion-based tools:
- 10th May – Herstory and Ancestry
- 17th May – Reclaiming our body
- 24th May – Healing words
- 31st May – Building power
- 7th June – Pleasure activism
- 14th June – Liberation
- 21st June – Graduation
The course is available on a donation basis and all donations collected will go to Sistah Space, an organisation that provides essential advice, support and advocacy to survivors of African heritage.
To join the course, it is recommended that you first attend the upcoming introductory session that will explain how the sessions will be run and answer any questions you may have. You will also be required to fill in this pre-course questionnaire. Due to this course being oversubscribed, we will not be able to offer everyone a place and will register participants on a first come, first served basis.
Kim Loliya (she/her) is the founder of Black Psychotherapy, a mental health service providing counselling/psychotherapy, workshops and courses to BIPOC communities. Through African-centred and decolonial principles, Black Psychotherapy provides culturally appropriate and trauma-sensitive care that acknowledges and mitigates the impact of racism and oppression.
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