Saturday March 29, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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John Jay College 
899th Ave
New York, NY 10019

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New York Association of Black Psychologists 


Ma'at E. Lewis, Ph.D.


Dr. Lewis is an Associate Professor of Counseling at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.  She is Board Certified in African-Centered/Black Psychology, holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology and master of arts in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Lewis is an initiate in the African traditional spiritual system of Egyptian Yoga and completed participation in the International three-year Training Group in Transpersonal Breathwork, Spiritual Guidance and Transpersonal Psychotherapy.  Dr. Lewis is a Past President of the New York Association of Black Psychologists and a former Student Circle Chair board member of the National Association of Black Psychologists.

 Anthony J. Smith, Ph.D.


Anthony Smith, Ph.D., is the Chief Executive Director & Founder of Alase Center for Enrichment. Dr. Smith has been involved in the mental health field for over 15 years. He is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider in North Carolina. Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and received a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology also from Southern Illinois University. He is a past president of the Triangle Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists. 



New York Association of Black Psychologists Event

An Introduction to Transpersonal Breathwork: Implications for Clinical Practice
Facilitated by former Association of Black Psychologists Chapter Presidents
Ma'at E. Lewis, Ph.D. &
Anthony J. Smith, Ph.D.

                                    Saturday March 29, 2014


John Jay College

899 10th Avenue

New York, NY 10019


 Light refreshments will be served

Participants bring lunch

Additional instructions provided upon registration


Advance Registration Required

About the Event

This workshop will address the African-centered perspective of the human spirit and its implications for clinical practice.  The presenters will introduce and facilitate the transpersonal breathwork practice of using the breath and rhythmic music to inspire expanded states of consciousness that promote the development of self-knowledge and human transformation. By engaging in an intense experiential process participants gain a clearer perception of the genetic and generational layers of life that block illumination of who we are at our optimal best self--the  embodiment of the creative life force that sustains all.
 Participants will learn:
1. An understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of breathwork
a. Self-exploration
b. Transpersonal/meditation practice
c. Psychology of consciousness
2. To conceptualize the concept of the human spirit from an African-centered perspective and its relationship to psycho-spiritual therapeutic work.


3. To experience non-ordinary states of consciousness through the process of breathwork.
4. To experience the transformational potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness for both the individual and group through sharing and integration of the breathwork experiences and their symbolic representation.
5. How to integrate use of the breath into your clinical practice for clients with stress management or anxiety challenges.

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