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Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit: Nurturing Queer Black Lives, Part One

August 28   2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us Saturday, August 28th, at 2 PM for this virtual workshop titled “Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit: Nurturing Queer Black Lives, PART ONE!”

This is a three-part workshop series focused on queer black communities designed to educate participants on the benefits of incorporating awareness of the mind, body and spirit to foster mental well-being, healing, and hope for the future.

Created and facilitated by our special guests Marquita Moten and Jonathan Mathias Lassiter PhD.

To be a part of the workshop you must register on EventBrite Here
These workshops are presented by QTPOC at Strut, but all are welcome. The activities of this workshop will be presented in a manner that individuates each component through activity, while incorporating them through education and discussion. As mental health professionals, the hosts and facilitators believe a holistic approach to therapy provides the greatest impact and promotes wholeness from within. This workshop is designed to provide each participant with a glimpse into their own well-being while simultaneously presenting them with tools that can be used alone or in complement with seeing a therapist.
1) Part One-Integrating the Mind: This is a psychoeducational workshop designed to educate participants on the benefits of mental health care, addressing stigma surrounding mental health in the Black queer community and how to choose the right therapist. We will include an activity prompt using the Anger Iceberg to demonstrate the difference between surface feelings and more in-depth emotional intelligence to foster healing.
a) Introduction of topic and discussion
b) Activity-presentation of Anger Iceberg, recognizing Depression
c) Q&A
More about our facilitators:
Marquita Moten has a Master’s of Science degree in clinical mental health. She uses counseling, writing, meditation and energy work to assist others in recognizing their own sacredness. She is a mental health clinician, business owner, author, and lightworker. She is a National Certified Counselor, Associate Professional Counselor and certified Access Consciousness BARS practitioner.
Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, Ph.D. is a polymath who utilizes psychology, writing, and dance to help others heal and thrive. His roles include licensed clinical psychologist, professor, author, public speaker, and choreographer. Dr. Lassiter is the award-winning co-editor of Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. This book received the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association’s Achievement Award. It is the first and only text to focus solely on Black LGBT American’s holistic health.
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