Today’s episode features Shawna Murray-Browne, a community healer and the founder of Kindred Community Healing, licensed clinical social worker. Akilah and Shawna go deep and talk about the skill sets that allow a professional to see the whole person and how the quality of care is not taking into account the whole spectrum, the collective experience, because true healing happens in community. They also talk about collective trauma and what liberation looks like when we decolonize practices that have been rooted from a settler-colonial framework.
Shawna points out the importance of relationship skills and collective healing by remembering our roots, how do we heal collective trauma? It’s about thriving, taking therapy out of these containers, these concepts that have been naturalized as an only truth. She started a virtual space for mental health professionals who are looking to liberate themselves and their practices. You can find it on her webinar replay, 6 Crucial Steps to Decolonize Your Therapy Practice. Support and receive more quality content from Shawna, full of black healing, resistance and African psychology on patreon.com/shawnamurraybrowne. You can also find her on Instagram.
We are also sending so much love to the people that have been affected by the multiple troubled and heightened realities happening right now. We are handling so many emotions at once, and it can be exhausting. Deschooling and self-awareness work can keep ourselves at the center of a collective liberation, and being in community can help us thrive in spite of the circumstances that we may be living in our daily context.
We are so excited because Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work book is almost here, click here to Pre-order.
Another fantastic course, offered by Bayo Akomolafe, is called We Will Dance With Mountains, Let Us Make Sanctuary. Bayo has authored two books, We Will Tell Our Own Story! and These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home. He Also happens to be the Foreword author of Raising Free People’s book, and Akilah will be joining Bayo for a session of his course.
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Akilah was invited by Dr. Shefali Tsabary from Superpowered Summit to a summit event in September, Raising Resilient Kids in the Pandemic and Beyond, where 15 World-renowned Experts teach Resilience skills and mindfulness insights. You can register here!
- Another great resource from Shawna: Decolonizing Therapy for Black Folk
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