The Race Conversation
The Race Conversation with Eugene Ellis
Time & Location
06 Mar 2022, 18:00 – 21:00
About The Event
The Race Conversation
Breathespace – Monthly People of Colour group
5:45 Doors open for guided meditation
6:00 Welcome and checking in from people around the world
6:30 Presentation and breakout rooms
7:30 Q&A and comfort break
7:45 Energy Healing with Muna And Usu’ra
Hosted by William Fley
Eugene Ellis: Director of the ‘Black, African, Asian, therapist network’
What racial differences impose on our minds and bodies as individuals and collectively as a society, is complex. The challenge is often to remain coherent in our thinking and meaning making, and often there is a feeling of being under-resourced to stay with the process. As mindfulness practitioners we know that the thinking mind is not as transformative as present awareness, so does mindfulness have something to offer in resourcing and healing ourselves?
Eugene Ellis is a psychotherapist and the founder of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN), a network of therapists committed, passionate and actively engaged in addressing the psychological needs of Black, African and South Asian people in the UK. Eugene has worked for many years with severely traumatised children and their families in the field of adoption and has a special interest in body-orientated therapies and facilitating a dialogue around race and mental wellbeing through articles, podcasts and blog posts. He practices mediation and mindfulness in a Buddhist context.
His soon to be published book, ‘The Race Conversation: An essential guide to creating life-changing dialogue’, explores not just the cognitive and historical development of the race construct, but also focuses specifically on the non-verbal communication of race, both as a means of social control and as an essential part of navigating oppressive patterns.
Muna Light & Usu’ra
Usu’ra is a Shamanic Energy Healer who works with you to develop and reignite your own energetic gateways; connecting you to your own innate wisdom and knowledge in order to live an embodied and integrated life full of healing, self-love and self-empowerment.
“When we live an embodied and integrated life, we can hold the essence of the Cosmos within us thus creating a life of love and connection to ourselves and with the world around us.”
Muna is a sound healer whose worked organically with her voice incorporating from crystal healing, sound baths, meditation, organic shamanism for over 20 years.
She works with The Gaiadon Heart; Lemurian Healing; SomaEnergetics whole body tunning; healing Hertz; celestial realms and various other healing modalities.
Integrating them as channelled through her, and as she works with you, her guides and yours to elevate; restore self-love and align you with your highest good. Healing at a cellular level and shifting energetic blocks or traumas which no longer serves you from your auric field inwards.
What is a heart circle? A heart circle is a form of healing and connection that is generated by a honest and sincere way to be all inclusive, and present to people’s path and process. It is offered with a sense of connection to traditions which connect us to our ingrained humanity, our sense of inter-connectedness with the earth, and our journey into the extraordinary. In these gatherings we can connect in ways which are traditional to indigenous cultures, using our life experiences, truths and convictions as our main tool. We can transport into the world of our ancestors, connect with our higher power with a sense of group empowerment through ritual movement and storytelling.
The 7 intentions for POC groups.
• Community: a unique and safe environment where you are held. Where you can begin to explore areas of identity such as the intersection of sexuality, race, gender, class, disability, without judgement. To establish connection, celebration and value.
• Meditation: an opportunity to explore and discuss our racialised bodies and a framework that contains, affirms and nourishes opportunities for spiritual growth.
• Transcendence: to deconstruct and identify the oppressive power structures that govern the psyche and the ideas that perpetuate them. Construct a positive and affirmative healing environment.
• Affirming: to awaken and strengthen the potential within our lives and the people of colour environment, and to attain a sense of belonging.
• Ownership: grounding, knowing and seeing the truth, acknowledging our own complicity in maintaining these structures and the denial that allows us to continue life as usual.
• Compassion: transcend and understand the concept of intersectionality and foster a sense of belonging, respect and responsible ethics.
• Insight and Wisdom: to cultivate a sense of self investment and to see for ourselves the value and meaning of a life based on awakening and potential.
Cost: £10 Membership Only or £20 Standard (Non-Members) or £50 support us, Students – Free
Free with Breathworks annual membership
The Mindfulness Network for People of Colour (MNPC) is a small, not-for-profit independent organisation established in 2018 in the UK by William Fley. MNPC is made up of our community leaders, committee board members, peer group facilitators, key volunteers and project coordinators.
We are happy to announce a collalboration with Breathworks- please let us know if you are member of Breathworks and you will have your admission covered within your yearly Breathworks membership.
We are not associated with any political, religious or institutional organization.
We are dedicated to making a kinder, wiser world by making transformational education widely available.
We want everyone to have access to transformative tools such as mindfulness, emotional awareness and self-compassion regardless of economic, social or physical challenges. Our events are led by gifted and exceptional BAME teachers from various backgrounds who can connect with the BAME and the LGBT experience. And people who want to practice together and develop a meditative practice to build a better life for themselves and those around them.