A. Hankir, United Kingdom

King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
Dr Ahmed Hankir MBChB MRCPsych is Academic Clinical Fellow in General Adult Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London, Specialist Registrar at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health Research in association with Cambridge University. Dr Hankir’s research interests include global and Muslim mental health and pioneering and evaluating innovative programmes that challenge mental health related stigma. Dr Hankir has co-edited three textbooks on faith and religion (Islamophobia and Psychiatry, Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry, Christianity and Psychiatry) all published by Springer. Dr Hankir is author of, 'The Wounded Healer', an anti-stigma programme that blends the power of the performing arts and storytelling with psychiatry. The Wounded Healer traces Dr Hankir’s remarkable recovery journey from ‘traumatised and suicidal service receiver with mental illness’ to ‘mental health advocate and Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Award-winning doctor’. Dr Hankir has delivered The Wounded Healer to over 75,000 people in 18 countries in five continents worldwide. Dr Hankir is passionate about public engagement and education, breaking down the barriers to mental healthcare services and empowering and dignifying people with mental health conditions. Dr Hankir Tweets as, ‘The Wounded Healer’ (@ahmedhankir)

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Tuesday, 13 April: Daily Overview (ID 1160) No Topic Needed

Daily Overview

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Date
Tue, 13.04.2021
Session Time
09:30 - 10:00
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EPA TV
Lecture Time
09:30 - 10:00
LIVE - ECP Workshop: Trauma and Public Mental Health (ID 840) No Topic Needed

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Live, ECP Session
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Mon, 12.04.2021
Session Time
08:00 - 09:30
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Channel 2
Lecture Time
09:08 - 09:28
LIVE - ECP Workshop: Trauma and Public Mental Health (ID 840) No Topic Needed

ECP0013 - Trauma and the Role of the Wounded Healer

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Live, ECP Session
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Mon, 12.04.2021
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08:00 - 09:30
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Channel 2
Lecture Time
08:00 - 08:17

ABSTRACT

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Carl Jung used the term, 'The Wounded Healer' as an archetypal dynamic to describe a phenomenon which may take place in the relationship between analyst and analysand. Jung discovered the Wounded Healer archetype in relation to himself. For Jung, 'It is our own hurt that gives the measure of our power to heal'. Indeed, recurrent themes in the autobiographical narratives of Wounded Healers is that their experiences living with trauma inspired them to become more empathetic, driven and insightful.

Many report that debilitating though the symptoms of mental illness are, the stigma is far worse. In this paper we describe the inception of an innovative anti-stigma programme, 'The Wounded Healer' that blends the power of storytelling and the performing arts with psychiatry and how The Wounded Healer helps to heal the wounds that were afflicted by the trauma of stigma.

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