My free attention is directed towards poetry, painting and drawing. This I find therapeutic and spiritually nourishing. I attend a Reiki sharing group which also gives me connection to healing energies and some beautiful Reiki comrades. Three mornings a week at 5AM I walk for an hour with a group of women. On the forth morning we beach walk and swim, so exercise is taken care of. I feel blessed to be surrounded by like minded people.
This year when I return to the Uk I shall be presenting a workshop based on my second book. The Challenge of Racism in therapeutic practice. I have also been asked to present a talk at goldsmiths university of London and present a key note speech at the British Psychological Society, Division of Counselling Psychology, Annual Conference to be held on 7- 8 July 2017 at the Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon. Please see information on workshops page. My work with clients and supervises shows me that support for voicing and attending to the impact of racism is an ongoing concern in therapeutic relationships. It has also become clear that many therapists need support to address ways to facilitate clients who have not or do not experience an appropriate gaze that empowers and assists externalisation of internalised racism.
It is pleasing to know that BAATN are pioneering many areas of support for these challenges and I am proud to be a member of a group that holds the energy of moving forward in the challenge of multidimensional oppression and psychological wellbeing of black and Asian people.