> Mixed Race Matters - 30th January
The Centre for Emotional Health is facilitating a reflective session on Monday 30th January.
Being mixed race is a unique experience which can lead to a rich understanding of race, culture, identity and belonging. This reflective session creates the space to connect with other mixed race people and to share thoughts, feelings and experiences on a range of issues.
The session will follow the themes and discussion raised by its participants, however some example topics we may want to talk about are;
- How you see yourself, how society sees you
- How it feels and what it means to be mixed race
- Labels, which hat fits? Black/Asian/White/Bi-racial/Mixed heritage
- Half and half or whole
- Caught inbetween; family, race and culture
- Belonging; the same but different/Different but the same
- Racism and internalised racism
- Good enough? Compensating for not being white enough/black enough
- Physical appearance, Beauty, Hair, Make up
- Confidence, self esteem, knowing who I am
The session will provide an opportunity for you to explore and share experiences in a therapeutic group setting with others who can more readily relate to your experiences.
The meetup will be facilitated by Beth Collier who is a mixed raced psychotherapist (see www.centreforemotionalhealth.com/psychotherapy-counselling/therapist-profiles/)
The session will be held at 25 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AP, on Monday 30th January from 7.00pm-8.45pm.
Cost: £10, to book please contact Beth on 0208 144 0536, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.meetup.com/Mixed-Race-Matters/
The session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore and share experiences in a group setting (maximum 6 people).
The benefits of exploring emotions and identity in a group include:
• Sessions are experiential, allowing space for reflection, processing thoughts and feelings about identity
• Gaining different perspectives on similar experiences
• Reflecting with others who can more readily relate to your experiences
• Helps you to acknowledge your own feelings
• Develops understanding of how emotions can shape your worldview and self perception
• Having feelings and experiences acknowledged by others helps develop confidence
• Discover that thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour are shared by other people with similar circumstances - you're not alone