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Women, Beliefs and Intergenerational Trauma

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Efu Nyaki
1 Hour 14 Minutes
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Nov 18, 2021
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When a little girl looks at her mother, she also sees herself. When she perceives her mother’s pain or difficulties with her little child’s understanding of the situation, she might say; "when I grow up I will do much better than my mother".. On the other hand, a little child might say to her mother; "I will spend all of my entire life to help resolve your situation". This being a developmental trauma, in both cases a little child will sacrifice herself and her future in vain. Often time, women issues and suffering are passed on through generation to generation by storytelling and or through genetics. Healing will happen when we are able to look at our foremothers and experience their greatness.



This online program is worth 1.25 hours CPD.



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Sister Efu grew up in the village of Nganjoni - Marangu, in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Currently living in Brazil, she is an SE™ Faculty member for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and a valued member of Dr. Levine's SE Legacy Faculty with the Ergos Institute of Somatic Education, as well as co-creator of AFYA, a Holistic Healing Center in João Pessoa, Brazil.

During the past fifteen years, Efu has integrated the traditional medicine of her family clan (the Nyaki clan) with her SE trauma healing work. She specializes in shock trauma, natural disasters, trans-generational trauma, emotional, developmental, social traumas, and Family Constellations, massage, reflexology, Reiki, and mud therapy. She teaches SE throughout Brazil and has offered her SE skills in Haiti, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Egypt, India, South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, China, and Spain. Prior to becoming an SEP, Efu trained and worked as a Mathematics and Science teacher at Chanjale Junior Seminary in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In 1990, she left teaching and joined the Maryknoll Sisters Religious Community. Her first Mission was assigned to Brazil in 1993. Seven years later she co-created Afya, which means healing in her native language of Swahili; a Women's Holistic Healing Center and a Non-Government Organization (NGO), serving women in the poorest communities of the city of Joao Pessoa. Afya was so successful in its healing mission that it naturally expanded to include women and their entire family unit and is now celebrating twenty years of successful community healing and transformation.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sister Euphrasia Nyaki receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sister Euphrasia Nyaki has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. To bring awareness among us women, our partners and our children on how belief system is ingrained  in our blood and in our DNA,  where the repetitive patterns  of oppression continues from generations to generations.
  2. To create space for reflections on our connection to our ancestors where we choose strength & wisdom, and give back the pain & suffering, and eventually we will be free.

Target Audience

  • Psychotherapists
  • Counsellors
  • IAPT practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • GPs
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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