Decolonizing the Psyche (DTP) is an experiential process that centers the cultivation of critical consciousness--C3--coupled with embodiment practices to foster transformation. These practices are intended to disrupt patterns of coloniality embedded in the psyche and body. DTP is a gesture at producing alternative conceptions of being, knowing and doing--beyond the racialized and human-centric concepts that have distorted relationships with ourselves, with each other and with the more-than-human world.
We begin with the assumption that oppression--reducing the liberty & denying the dignity of others--is a form of cultural trauma that distorts relationships. DTP as a Project of Re-humanization is born from a radical reckoning with the realities & symptoms of modernity & coloniality. We are at a nexus, a cross-roads, addressing the residue of this 400-year old dehumanizing project with the intention of transforming our attitudes, behaviors and actions to align with a generative, life-driven politic.
DTP hosts many offerings, which include:
If you are interested in learning more and exploring possibilities, I invite you to book a consultation session below, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amber McZeal, Ph.D.
Writer, vocalist, sacred scholar, and artivist, Amber utilizes sound therapy and guided somatic imagery to engage the knowledge of the body within an interactive and liberatory arts practice. In 2018, she launched her organization, Decolonizing the Psyche, where she weaves somatic praxis with Afro-Indigenous spiritual technologies and social justice—deep decoloniality—in efforts to address cultural trauma, foster transformation, and create more humane social relationships.
Amber holds an M.A. in Somatic depth psychology and a Ph.D. in depth psychology with emphasis in Community, Liberation, Indigenous and Ecological psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. the strict limits of colonial administrations.
To explore more about DTP, here's some sonic musing in the podcast hosted by Holistic Life Navigation: "Decolonizing the Psyche with Dr. Amber McZeal."