Decoloniality has become a bit of a buzzword of late, as ‘we’ collectively rethink/unthink parts of ‘our’ collective ‘Western’ history and culture and unquestioned ‘enlightened’ assumptions about the universality of Western ideas and thought as well as the practices that emanated from that, including in the psychological sphere. This workshop offers a space to investigate and think through colonialism/Eurocentrism/post-colonialism historically and theoretically, unpacking these many terms. We will discuss issues around these themes (for example collective trauma or cultural appropriation) as well as come at these themes from Buddhist and intersectional angles.
Dates March 20th 10.00-4.00
Booking essential: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This course carries six hours credit towards Ten Directions
training in ecotherapy, but is open to anyone with a suitable interest.
Lucy Ford was inspired to do the Ten Directions training in ecotherapy after meeting Caroline Brazier at the Edge of the Wild Ecopsychology Gathering. She continued with Tariki, completing the Diploma in Other-Centred Therapy and is currently still training on the Diploma in Psychotherapy. With a background in higher education in the social sciences, Lucy has been keenly aware of the power structures that shape individuals and society. She became interested in psychology and ecopsychology and in exploring the inner dimensions of the global ecological and social crises. She passionately believes in the healing benefits of (re-)connecting with nature and has recently set up Ecotherapy Oxford (www.ecotherapyoxford.co.uk ) with a group of local fellow ecotherapists.