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Spiritual healing for emotional/mental health problems: Screening of Kusum followed by discussion

Tuesday 26 September at 6.00pm

Prof. Simon Dein and Dr Erminia Colucci will introduce the film-documentary Kusum, about a 14-year old Indian girl who embarks in a journey with her aunt to a healer who uses conversation, rituals and herbal remedies to treat her spiritual illness.

After the screening, Dein and Colucci will discuss with the audience about the use of spiritual healing practices to deal with emotional and mental health problems.

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Dr Erminia Colucci is Lecturer and MSc Lead (Creative arts and Mental health) at Queen Mary University of London. She is a registered clinical and community psychologist with a background also in Cultural Psychiatry (PhD) and Visual Anthropology (MPhil). Erminia has started the movie-ment, which aims to use visual methodologies and digital stories to promote, support and ignite action and change, particularly in the areas of mental health and suicide, and women/child/human rights (https://movie-ment.org/) Erminia is also chair of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry SIG on Arts, media and mental health and Founder and Director of Aperture, the first Asia Pacific International Ethnographic Documentary Festival.

Professor Simon Dein is a consultant psychiatrist and an honorary clinical professor at Durham University where he runs an MSc in Spirituality, Theology and Health. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and has written widely on religion and health among Hasidic Jews, Evangelical Christians and Sunni Muslims in the UK. He is founding editor of the journal Mental Health, Religion and Culture. He is Chair of the spirituality section of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Spirituality and Psychiatry SIG Executive Committee.


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