Liberation Psychology: A Radical Way of Healing
Updated: Apr 14, 2022
We understand that systems of oppression uniquely affect the collective mental health of BIPOC folks.
Radical Liberation Counseling, LLC offers services that consider the relationship between
wellness and social justice. We center on individual and collective radical healing.
The Art of Radical Healing
Radical healing is a practice that promotes living life with dignity while actively acknowledging and resisting oppression. It is a vision of possibilities for freedom and wellness. There are five ways of thinking within radical healing:
Collectivism connects your liberation with the broader BIPOC community. It’s about creating a space where you can share your individual story, build connections, and build solidarity with others.
Critical consciousness requires reflecting on society and morally rejecting oppression and
inequity. On a personal level, when you have reached critical consciousness, you actively
question how society affects your life because of your various identities.
Radical healing leads to radical hope. Hope that things can change and that the fight for justice will not be futile creates resilience.
Strength and Resistance
Resilience is the ability to use resources to adapt and overcome life’s difficulties. Resilience
strengthens an individual’s sense of radical hope.
Cultural Authenticity and Self-Knowledge
Radical healing allows people to live authentically. Living an authentic life means rejecting
colonized practices as the right way to live and honoring ancestral cultural teachings. It is an act of resistance that offers hope for a brighter future.
Radical Liberation Counseling, LLC, will help you gain the skills to begin and maintain your
journey of radical healing.
*adapted from “Toward a Psychological Framework of Radical Healing in Communities of Color” by Bryana H. French, Jioni A. Lewis et al., in The Counseling Psychologist Volume: 48 issue: 1, page (s): 14-46, May 31, 2019