Alafia, Greetings.


I’m Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade founder and president of the Int'l Inst of Afrikan Studies & Knowledge and .This self development and empowerment class was created as a way to share my experience in and expertise on the rich legacy and heritage of African spiritual practices. This class is designed to support and enhance your life.
It consists of information, tools, techniques and daily practices, so you can:
+ have a better understanding of african spiritual practices.
+ a deeper connection to spirit
+ and live a more african centered life


Thank very much for taking this class and allowing me to be of service.


CLASS 1: What is Trauma and how does it start? Trauma can be caused by an overwhelmingly negative event that causes a lasting impact on the victim’s mental, spiritual and emotional stability. While many sources of trauma are physically violent in nature, others are psychological. Some common sources of trauma include: Rape Domestic violence Natural disasters Severe illness or injury The death of a loved one Witnessing an act of violence Cross generational Inherited family trauma.


WHAT : Trauma is defined by the American Psychological Association (APA) as the emotional response someone has to an extremely negative event. While trauma is a normal reaction to a horrible event, the effects can be so severe that they interfere with an individual’s ability to live a normal life A growing number of our most critical thinkers believe that African-Americans suffer from a form of psychological trauma that has been dubbed post-traumatic slave syndrome. We can look at this syndrome to help us understand why the model of post-traumatic slave syndrome is useful for explaining how some troubling problems in our community—from Black-on-Black violence to skin-color drama—may have their roots in slavery.


WHY : This class is important when studying and/or converting to an African spiritual practice to understand the culture and psychology from an African world view This class will help understand and have a deeper appreciation for the roles of priests, students, the hierarchy within an egbe, (spiritual group) while building a long lasting mutually respectful relationship with your elders, teachers and community.


HOW: You will recognize and understand how your current emotional desire for healing from trauma has an effect on how you embrace the wholeness of living a more African centered spiritual life on the way to Orisa initiation.

Healing Trauma Series Part1


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