Greeting to those who visit. Wishing you a healing and inspiring 2022. Having survived the pandemic thus far, these days are precious. Many have lost loved ones and some are struggling with bereavement and the impact of trying to keep safe and keep solvent.
I have returned to Tobago after almost two years locked down in the UK. Yes, I am basking in the warm elements and I feel blessed to be here. Having freed myself from the commitment of psychotherapy and supervision, I am getting used to indulging in artwork and less academic writing. The temptation to conclude my career with another book is looming, so we will see. I would really like to put together a publication with some of my poetry, so we shall see what this year yields.
During my time in England, I attended a therapy session with Horses. I was invited by an ex supervisee, who is developing a transcultural approach to this work. There were three participants and two trainers, and four pregnant Mares in a field somewhere out in the wilds of Oxfordshire. The weather was perfect for the occasion. I was challenged to connect with these gentle animals, and was faced with some of my trust issues. This day I will never forget. Getting close to the language of these animals was a healing experience.
As 2022 emerges, I am continuing to work on the legacy of the first two books about 'Black Issues' and the 'Challenge of racism'. I have trained and continue to support some individuals to facilitate further workshops that include the concepts of a 'Black Empathic Approach', so hopefully the work will continue.