5 episodios

Two Black counselors who are bridging the gap between what they were taught, what they know, and what they think they know. All through understanding the world by recognizing the world is still being formed.

Thoughts From A Counselor Paul S. II & Lebert L. III

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Two Black counselors who are bridging the gap between what they were taught, what they know, and what they think they know. All through understanding the world by recognizing the world is still being formed.

    Episode 5: Grief, Love, and reflection: How do we cope with losing someone

    Episode 5: Grief, Love, and reflection: How do we cope with losing someone

    Intro (1 min)

    Who are we? (2 min)

    Two Black counselors who are bridging the gap between what they were taught, what they know, and what they think they know. All through understanding the world by recognizing the world is still being formed.

    Today is a special day y’all, we have two great visitors who are gonna immensely add to the topic we are having today. Before we get into that, I’d love for y’all to introduce yourselves

    Introduce our guest speaker: Dr. Cleweston Challenger

    Episode Topic:  Grief, Love, and reflection: How do we cope with losing someone /Kobe

    Segment A: Lebert gives Topic Recap: Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people recently died on January 26th in a tragic helicopter accident. The loss of life elicited emotional responses from a multitude of people, and many people found themselves reflecting on the various legacies that Kobe in particular left behind as an icon who had been in many of our lives for almost our entire lives.

    Info Section: As the professional in the room, can you speak to us about grief just a little bit, Dr. Challenger?

    Questions to guide your thoughts Dr. Challenger - 3 min


    Define grief

    The impact it could have on a person

    What is the difference between grief and mourning?

    As a counseling professional can you provide insight on why when a well-known person dies and we feel sad. Why do we feel this way?


    Question 1) What are some feelings you had in relation to Kobe’s passing? How did the passing affect you if it did  10 min

    Even as a celebrity who we do not actually know, the feeling of loss has been palpable in many of our lives. Research has evidenced the celebrity deaths can authentically feel like the passing of real family members-  Great. a lil bit, but i hAve a lil something

    Question 2) What are some other instances where you have felt this way? In what way did you feel connected to them? How did it positively or negatively impact you?  5 min

    Celebrity, Family, Non -Family, mentor, community member

    Segment B: Gayle King recently attempted to due his legacy justice in a short interview where she covered a variety of topics, one of them being Kobe’s sexual assault case with Lisa Leslie. She covered a variety of topics, and her mention of the case caused an explosion via social media discussing precisely that. More specifically, Snoop Dogg, who recently apologized, had a large barrage of words for Gayle.

    Question 3) It seemed that Snoop’s attack on Gayle specifically attacked her Blackness, and this is a common trend Black women get when attempting to hold Black men accountable. How did the response make you feel? 5 mi

    Question 4 ) What does the term “Legacy” mean to you? What does Kobe’s legacy look like in your eyes 5 min

    Lead By Example: A segment where we highlight Black people who we think are doing or did good work

    Next time on Thoughts From A Counselor:

    Addiction is criminalized in our culture, and thus we often find that those who live with addiction can not properly get the help or support they so desperately need. Most recently, we have seen JuiceWRLD become one among many who are viewed harshly for their condition and ended up being a victim of the cruel system those who live with addiction are subjected to.

    Close/outro -

    • 54 min
    Episode 4-Gabrielle Union and Women Just Like Her: How Do We Support Our Black Women

    Episode 4-Gabrielle Union and Women Just Like Her: How Do We Support Our Black Women

    Intro( 1min)

    Who are we? ( 2 min)

    Two Black counselors who are bridging the gap between what they were taught, what they know, and what they think they know. All through understanding the world by recognizing the world is still being formed.

    Today is a special day y’all, we have two great visitors who are gonna immensely add to the topic we are having today. Before we get into that, I’d love for y’all to introduce yourselves

    Episode Topic:  Gabrielle Union and Women Just Like Her: How Do We, If We Support Our Black Women

    Segment A: Lebert gives Topic Recap: Gabrielle Union was fired from her job at “America’s Got Talent” last month due to speaking on the racist behavior her coworkers were subjected to or said behind their backs. She then followed up with saying that she, too, has received comments on her person and more specifically her hair.

    Question 1) Using your own experiences, Can you both describe or provide insight on how you navigated events such as this? 10 min- 3 min for both Mai & Paris to respond 4 min for group reflection.

    Black women are frequently praised for their strength, for their willingness to do the “right thing”, but this seems like more of a forced-choice than a decision.

    Question 2) How do such ideas make you feel? What critiques or supports do you have for such ideas? How can we transcend these unfair societal burdens?   5 min

    Segment B: As a survivor and advocate herself, Gabrielle Union was one of the loudest supporters of Terry Crews when he was assaulted. Sadly, Terry Crews did not return the favor, and I have heard many Black women say this is common.

    Question 3) As Black women and on a deeper level, In what ways do you feel Black men have, or have not supported you. We’re talking in general, personal, and/or professionally. In which ways have you felt misunderstood by them/us? 5 mi

    Bet

    Question 4) What suggestions do you have for our listeners around supporting black women better and how we can be stronger as a community vs as individual entities(i.e. Black Women, Black Men)?   5 min

    Lead By Example:: A segment where we highlight Black people who we think are doing or did good work

    • 44 min
    Episode 3-“The 1st Hood” Parenthood

    Episode 3-“The 1st Hood” Parenthood

    Intro( 1min)

    Who are we? ( 2 min)

    Two Black counselors who are bridging the gap between what they were taught, what they know, and what they think they know. All through understanding the world by recognizing the world is still being formed.

    Topics: “The 1st Hood” Parenthood / D-wade and his discussions with and around his daughter

    Segment A- Parenthood is an idea that many of us find discussed often in our lives, but we rarely ask each other the ways in which they see themselves parenting. How does parenting look in your eyes? 5 min

    What are some Highlights/methods you liked & frustrations you have had in relation to the way others have “parented” you? As a child and or a teen, in what ways do you think you needed to be parented? 10 min

    Ready to discuss Wade?

    Segment B- The Black Man Can:

    Question A- What are your thoughts on this specific situation? Do you feel Dwayne is making the best decision for his daughter to grow up in the spotlight? Specifically added attention to her transition being in the public eye. 5 min

    Sound bite after

    In the discussion on his daughter, Dwade mentions a lot that he has to equally learn from as well as teach his daughter and all of his children. In what ways are you prepared to do the same?

    10 min

    Segment C - As Black people how can we expect and pray for our people to evolve with the times be more empathic, more understanding and righteous but cast stones or judgment on them the moment they display these attributes?  Why are we so critical of his decisions ? 10 min

    Period/Highlight/shoutouts( figured before we close we have a mini segment where we put a fact out there on counseling, black men, our community, etc and/or shout out someone or something that made an impact in your life.

    Next time on Thoughts From A Counselor:

    Black women and the ways in which Black men truly hear them. Actress, writer and activist Gabrielle Union has been at the center of a lot of discussions due to her recently losing her job at “America’s Got Talent” due to speaking up on negative treatment and discriminatory comments made in reference to her coworkers.

    Close

    • 48 min
    Episode 2: The Power of Patience & Understanding

    Episode 2: The Power of Patience & Understanding

    Intro

    Who are we? -Two Black counselors who are bridging the gap between what they were taught, what they know, and what they think they know. All through understanding the world by recognizing the world is still being formed.

    Topics: The Power of Patience & Understanding

    Segment A- Patience is used by taking positive action in the face of set-back, frustration, anger, and compulsion which leads to peace, calm and greater effectiveness! What role does patience play in your life? What type of relationship do you have with Patience? 

    Is there a recent instance in your life that you can draw upon to reflect your journey with patience? What moments in particular support, or deny your use of your patience?

    Segment B-  What’s the underlying reason for your impatience: Pride? Control? Comfort? Fear? Selfishness? Distrust? Lack of practice?

    Segment C - What are some ways you learned to replace frustration with positive action when the unexpected happened? Follow up question how has patience allowed you to achieve your dreams, goals, and aspirations? 10 min

    Period/Highlight/shoutouts( figured before we close we have a mini segment where we put a fact out there on counseling, black men, our community etc and/or shout out someone or something that made an impact in your life.

    Next time on Thoughts From A Counselor-The Black Man Can - A reoccurring segment where we dispel and discuss topics that put men of color specifically black males in a deficit mindset. Next week’s focus is ……….Dwade and Gabby discussions around/with their daughter. We'll also cover the wonderful support the Wade family is providing. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 1 - The Value of Communication & Using/Finding your Voice

    Episode 1 - The Value of Communication & Using/Finding your Voice

    Intro( 1min)

    Who are we? ( 2 min)

    Topics: The Value of Communication & Using/Finding your Voice

    Segment A- How do you define communication, without using a dictionary? On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being low and 10 being high), how do you rate the importance of communication?-

    Segment B - What is your communication style? What methods of communication have you found work best with you?

    Segment C- What are the problems that you see when it comes to the digital age and communication? What are some ways black men can find and use their voice? 10 min

    Segment D-The Black Man Can - A reoccurring segment where we dispel and discuss topics that put men of color specifically black males in a deficit mindset. -Black men and Advocacy 10 min

    Period/Highlight/shoutouts( figured before we close we have a mini segment where we put a fact out there on counseling, black men, our community etc and/or shout out someone or something that made an impact in your life.

    Close/outro - Discuss what particular lesson we learned since we are close to the year wrapping up, and how that compares to the particular lesson that we learned in 2018

    • 31 min

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