Emotional Emancipation Circles℠
Emotional Emancipation Circles℠ were originated by Community Healing Network, Inc., (CHN), and are the product of a collaboration between CHN and the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), and part of the larger global grassroots movement for emotional emancipation being spearheaded by CHN.
Community Healing Network, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the only organization focused solely on building the global grassroots movement for emotional emancipation – to help Black people heal from and overturn the root causes of the devaluing of Black lives: the lies of White superiority and Black inferiority. www.communityhealingnet.org
CHN, working in collaboration with its principal ally, the Association of Black Psychologists, has put into place key elements to build the movement for the emotional emancipation, healing, wellness, and empowerment of Black people across the African Diaspora. www.communityhealingnet.org
The EE Circles℠ process is one of many strategies devised by CHN to build the movement for freedom from the lies of White superiority and Black inferiority, and other emotional legacies of enslavement and racism. EE Circles℠ are inspired by the self-help movement and grounded in the principles of Ma’at, the ancient Egyptian understanding of the fundamental order of the universe.
In Emotional Emancipation (EE) Circles, we come together to:
- Share our stories and feelings, always respecting the humanity and dignity of each EE Circle member;
- Deepen our understanding of the impact of historical forces on our emotional lives, our relationships, and the well-being of our communities;
- Free our minds and spirits from the lies of White superiority and Black inferiority, and heal from the historical and continuing trauma of racism;
- Tell ourselves a new, liberating, and empowering story about who we are as people of African ancestry;
- Revitalize ourselves and our relationships with each other;
- Learn and practice essential emotional wellness skills to help us be at our very best-–as individuals and as a people; and
- Develop strategies to extinguish the lies of White superiority and Black inferiority–once and for all.
To support or participate in an EE Circle in Baltimore City, please contact:
The Black Mental Health Alliance for Education & Consultation, Inc (BMHA)