What do we do when experiences of bias arise within our practice, or even within our practice community? What is the best way to verify whether these biases are real in the first place, and overcome them when they are?
Aneesah Wilhelmstätter (CSW) has therapeutic experience in mental health, oncology and surgical wards (Johannesburg General Hospital) - being the dedicated trainer for medical staff and volunteers in stress management, giving bad news and grieving. She has also worked as an in-house and independent trainer and workshop facilitator in the corporate world, at Boston City College (S.A), and for New Horizons computer training center. As a course creator, she has created and facilitated workshops such as The Thankful Way Journal, The Expats Way and Passion to Performance - based on her published books by the same names. As a self-taught artist, Aneesah made her debut at the Kunstrai in Amsterdam, where her work was handpicked for his private collection by the Director of the event . As a coach, she founded Creative Change Coaching in 2001 and was a contributor in the first Bulletin by The Association of Coaching (London). As a writer, Aneesah has created practices for professional therapists, coaches and their clients in publications such as The Creativity Workbook for Coaches & Creatives (2020), and the upcoming Transformational Journaling for Therapists, Coaches & Clients plus The Great Book of Journaling (2021). A highlight of 2021 was when she was a featured Practice Leader at the Embodied Social Justice Summit, sharing her Living your DREAMS framework for Radical Self-Care.