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Conclusions and Counseling Recommendations

  • Pamela Ayo Yetunde
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Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)

Abstract

African-American same-sex loving women in the Insight Meditation tradition are experiencing Remarkable Relational Resilience through mindfulness, regular meditation, meditation retreats, sangha leadership, and understanding no self as interdependence, yet some of these women may seek out pastoral or spiritual or Buddhist counseling from a Buddhist teacher, pastoral or spiritual counselor, psychotherapist or a Buddhist teacher who is also a counselor or psychotherapist. The counselor should consider 12 points in counseling these women including: not totalizing, sequence of identity formation, joining through conscientization, practicing compassion, validation, cultivating “beginner’s mind,” cultivating unconditional love, assessing self-love, finding supportive communities, adopting a womanist attitude or posture, asking about challenges, and forming multiple conjoining identities.

Keywords

Counseling Spiritual movements Rituals Persecutory object 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela Ayo Yetunde
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  1. 1.United Theological Seminary of the Twin CitiesNew BrightonUSA

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