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African Centred Self Mastery Class: Soulfulness for Personal Transformation

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Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

4 Cheetham Hill Road

Manchester

M4 4EW

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How to put the best of African Psychology into daily practice for your personal transformation.

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Why should you attend?

There is a dearth of high quality African centred personal mastery workshops. To be African centred is to incorporate the best of traditional African thinking, practices and culture to enhance our wellbeing. Concepts such as Ubuntu ‘I am because we are’ and Ma’at provide a blueprint for living which can help reach Peak and Flow experiences. High pressure or toxic work, education and living environments can be an everyday intergenerational living hazard. We often prove to ourselves that working hard and climbing the career ladder is not enough to outpace a system of white supremacy and other forms of oppression.

Strategies to encourage Flow experiences, calm the mind, revive, resilience build, feel heard and 'Know Thy Self' are needed particularly for professionals, aspiring professionals and entrepreneurs. Reliance on Eurocentric approaches don't seem to help enough of us quickly enough.

Soulfulness is a novel African Centred Psychology approach to the UK pioneered by Dr Shelly Harrell (Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University, USA). This work is brought to you by Dr Erica Mapule McInnis of Nubia Wellness and Healing (NWAH) with direct permission from Dr Shelly Harrell. The work of Dr Harrell is uniquely blended by Dr McInnis with some of the latest thinking on how to incorporate such approaches into every day life.

NWAH has a strong record of providing high quality African Centred workshops at city centre venues.

Delegates will be inspired and learn:

  • Who are people of African ancestry in Britain and why we need Soulfulness for Liberation?
  • What is African Centred Soulfulness*? How does it form a new Mindfulness approach to psychologically transform people of African ancestry and HOMMS (Historically, Oppressed, Marginalised, Minority-status, and/ or Stigmatised groups).
  • The 8 Cs of Soulfulness and S.T.O.P, D.R.O.P and R.O.L.L Soulfulness phases.
  • Creating your 'Transformation Hour' to spiritually prepare yourself as warrior Queens and Kings for the day ahead . Plus morning and evening rituals for Divinity, Teachability, Perfectability, Free Will and Moral and Social Responsibility
  • Experience African Centred Meditations for betterment and personhood.
  • Learn and Practice using 'Know Thy Self - Adinkra Cards' for self knowledge and illumination of the soul.
  • Experience quality learning from an African Centred Psychology perspective. All are welcome.

* The concept of Soulfulness was introduced by Dr Shelley Harrell, Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University (USA) at the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) international convention, Florida 2019.

What is included?

Included in your delegate package are:

  • LUNCH and all refreshments PROVIDED
  • Professional Delegate Meeting Facilities
  • Complementary access to WiFi in all areas
  • Complementary access to all hotel leisure facilities, last entry to gym and pool at 7.30pm. Any Spa Treatment must be paid for via the Spa.

What you will receive?

  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation
  • Worksheets for activities
  • Interactive experiential workshop with limited number of places for more exclusive experience.
  • Blended theory and practice for transformative experience
  • Opportunity to buy 'Know Thy Self - Adinkra Cards' direct from the developer
  • Accessible Venue

Where ?

Enjoy the accessible 4 star meeting and events facilities of the Park Inn by Raddison City Centre Manchester Hotel.

The venue is walking distance from Manchester Victoria Train Station, car parking available opposite hotel (discount available with stamp of card in hotel). Manchester is served by an international airport for international delegates.

Accommodation is available onsite for those wishing to stay over (please contact hotel directly). Make a weekend of your stay and visit local attractions.

Your workshop facilitator?

Dr Erica Mapule McInnis is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (UK) and Director and Principal Chartered Clinical Psychologist with Nubia Wellness and Healing. She is the developer of 'Know Thy Self- Adinkra Cards' a tool for self exploration based on traditional Ashanti culture. She has 22 years experience working for the National Health Service and currently facilitates African psychology seminars, presentations and workshops. She is not just of the people but for the people!

In 2019 she presented at the High Commission for Trinidad and Tobago on the emotional impact of the Windrush scandal (she names Maafa). Dr McInnis was also a keynote speaker at African Liberation Day (Birmingham, UK, 2019). Dr McInnis is invited to speak about African Psychology at Kensington Palace in November 2019, such is the diverse interest in this area.

Dr McInnis gained a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) Fellowship in 2016 to travel to Washington D.C. (U.S.A) to further her knowledge of African Centred approaches to wellness and healing in people of African descent. Upon her return she launched Emotional Emancipation Circles (EEC SM), healing groups for the black community in Manchester and London.

Dr McInnis formally introduced African Psychology to Doctorate in Clinical Psychology trainees at UCL (University College London), University of Oxford and University of Hertfordshire. She has publications in various journals and book chapters awaiting publication.

Her spirit was illuminated by African Psychology in 2010 and her soul has never looked back! Erica is black British of Jamaican parentage & committed to the journey of African spiritedness and self-development. Black Minds Matter!

She has full membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a practicing psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (Hcpc).

Advice to delegates

  1. Please wear comfortable clothes which do not impede breathing for short meditation exercise (i.e. not too tight around waist, or wear clothes which can be appropriately loosened).
  2. Prior knowledge of African Psychology is desirable but not essential as a recap of key concepts will be given.
  3. Suitable for delegates with all levels of knowledge/ experience of contemplative practices (for example mindfulness or soulfulness). Following introduction/ recap of key concepts, delegates will be invited to work from where they are at.
  4. Some photography and video may take place during the day. Please let the facilitator know if you would not like to be photographed or recorded.
  5. Please let the organiser know of any particular requirements e.g. dietary or accessibility following booking.

Who is this workshop aimed at?

  • Psychologists (including trainees)
  • Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • Teachers
  • Medics
  • Psychiatrists
  • Academics
  • Healers
  • Professionals and aspiring professionals
  • Corporate and Business owners
  • Personal Development Coaches
  • Managers
  • Students
  • Those interested in personal growth and development
  • All cultures welcome . Please note the focus is the Black of African ancestry and multi-racial / biracial British experience.
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4 Cheetham Hill Road

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M4 4EW

United Kingdom

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