From diagnostic disparities to pathologizing and gaslighting those suffering from racial trauma, white mental health practitioners have little sense of cultural competency in serving people of color and can reinforce stigma and induce more harm. When confronted by their lack of knowledge, white therapists often retraumatize us with their own white fragility and rage. Meanwhile, the social impact is devastating.
Our communities are in crisis. People of color are disproportionately more likely to experience race-based trauma and PTSD , with Native Americans experiencing significantly higher rates. Asian-American women have the second highest suicide rate in the country. Islamophobia has taken a mental and physical toll on Muslim Americans with nearly one-fourth suffering from depression.
Both Black and Latinx people face higher rates of depression than white people. But despite the obstacles we face, we can heal and our communities can thrive.
Four Ways People of Color Can Foster Mental Health and Practice Restorative Healing
Our survival and continued existence is a tribute to our strength and resilience. Loving ourselves in the process is radical resistance. But we do not have to give from an empty cup or suffer in silence. Here are four important ways people of color can foster mental health and practice restorative healing. De-stigmatize mental health. Normalize mental health as a social justice issue by breaking down barriers to seeking help. Use the following resources to open awareness and dialogue:. Seek culturally competent mental health services. Follow these 3 tips to finding mental health care from My Brown Box.
Look at recommendations from the National Alliance on Mental Illness on how to find a culturally competent therapist for the specific needs of African American and Latinx people. Check out these resources and directories of practitioners of color:. Rejuvenate using these resources specifically tailored for people of color. Self-care and self-love are crucial and radical acts of resistance. Endorse multicultural and social justice counseling competencies. De-center white models of mental health and treatment.
Sink instantly into the now-centered practice of transforming Qi. In four transformative minutes, Roger will guide you through feeling the Qi between your hands and opening the space around your heart. In celebration of the auspicious 50th anniversary of the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, in the year of the Water Dragon, on the eve of the summer solstice in June , Dr. Note: no additional purchase is required for the course. As a professional coach and trainer, I have studied quite a bit of meditation, Tai Chi, Qigong, and yoga. My work with Dr. Jahnke is incredibly empowering, inspiring, and fun, and he draws extraordinary people to workshops and trainings.
Jahnke inspires a powerful sense of awe in simplicity. The camaraderie I experienced at events has deeply inspired my heart and mind to be resilient in times of chaos and complexity. I have been able to slay the demons of anxiety and begin to see new levels of confidence and experience a thirst for soaring high.
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Qigong has opened doors for me to manifest my dream life and has supported me to more deeply explore, enrich, and empower my own practice so I can shine brightly for others. I cannot even begin to quantify how Qigong has changed my life. I found that studying with Dr. Roger Jahnke has given me both roots and wings — deep roots of wisdom and practice, along with broad wings of freedom and inspiration to follow my deeper self. The breadth of Qigong forms presented by Dr. Jahnke, and the lectures and discussions kept me spellbound every moment.
Roger is a venerable and humble master, skillfully guiding us to continually rediscover our own health and wealth within. I easily learned the practices and contacted some deep and difficult emotional material, processed and released almost effortlessly. A profound and beautiful experience. I gained significant health benefits and soothing emotional healing insights from Qigong.
I eventually revealed a lifelong tension that really had nothing to do with me. From this perspective I have been able to experience real compassion and forgiveness of self and others. I realize that Dr. I now share Qigong with others and it is immensely rewarding! At the age of 40, I found myself 60 pounds overweight, pre-diabetic, and taking medication for anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive behavior.
In only four years of adding these mind-body practices into my daily routine, I no longer take medication, lost 60 pounds, and have been described as a very calm and peaceful person. Harder , MS, life coach, stress-management counselor. Having practiced and taught many forms of Qigong for 20 years, learning my work with the IIQTC was a most surprising revelation and revolution of body, mind, and heart. So amazing that even in learning the beginning simple moves, so much Qi was flowing! So much return for my efforts, a synchronized symphony.
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Jahnke deepened my daily mindfulness practice by sharpening my focus on the internal dynamics of function and Qi. The IIQTC philosophy and approach is really a great way to begin or refine a mind-body practice in your life. It serves me and then I serve my clients. Very powerful!
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored by and learn with master of Qigong and Tai Chi Dr. Roger Jahnke — from the comfort of your own home.
Each class session includes a video teaching and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to successfully transform pain, insomnia, stress, and disease into vitality, health, and joy. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
We feel honored Dr. Roger Jahnke has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an author, acupuncturist, and master of Qigong and Tai Chi whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
Qigong has the power to transform your life! Jahnke lives the values of the Qigong Way! His teaching is pure and potent, combining mind and heart to give you insight and practices to benefit you for the rest of your life. I was intrigued by this book when I found it. While I'm not necessarily an alternative-medicine fan, the thing that resonated with me the most from this book is the fact that we have the ability to find peace and calm in our lives, and therefore prevent and heal from so many of life's maladies.
I do believe there's a strong connection between our bodies, minds, and spirits and that we have more control than we know to care for ourselves. As a massage therapist, I found this book very helpful when it comes to helping others. Aside from showing how one can self-heal, it gives great references and information on how one cam help heal another person.
From emotional correlation to health to how one can use their breathing as a skill to calm and meditate on healing themselves, this book is a small but good read for those attempting to live a more holistic and natural way of health. Apr 21, Ulrika rated it really liked it. Great and simple techniques for wellbeing. Simple illustrations help to understand the movements. The only thing missing toward a 5 star is color and layout - the book feels a bit dated in the "looks".
A wonderful book from an amazing and inspiring teacher. Dec 04, William Lapis rated it it was amazing. The most profound book pn self healing I have ever read!! Mar 11, Nancy rated it it was amazing. Simple things one can do to help the body with healing. The essential them of this book is how we can create and maintain a self-healing practice for maximum health. Jahnke, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, outlines an easy to implement program from ancient healing traditions which include gentle movement, self applied massage, meditation and breathing.
Jahnke maintains that the true source of all healing is from within and that 70 percent of all illnesses can be treated without medical intervention. The book is very informative and the explanat The essential them of this book is how we can create and maintain a self-healing practice for maximum health. The book is very informative and the explanation and illustrations are easy to follow. I would highly recommend this book Jun 20, Antonio Rivera rated it liked it.
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Not terrible, could be good for some who are just getting into this sort of thing but I do yoga every day so when the first few chapters are "here's some things kind of like yoga to get your body moving" I'm like why don't I just do yoga. May 19, Jo Calabrese rated it really liked it. Great overview and introduction to energy medicine techniques. Apr 29, Finbar rated it liked it. Vicky rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Susanne Ramharter rated it liked it Oct 01, Norris Sheryl rated it really liked it Feb 10, Benazir rated it liked it May 05, Jen rated it liked it Feb 17, Tamarind rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Doris Dundon rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Lin rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Alexandra rated it it was ok May 13, Christina rated it really liked it Feb 05, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Laura rated it really liked it Aug 05, Amanda Walden rated it really liked it Mar 10, Readers also enjoyed.
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