Among the speakers was Professor S.N. Madu, Head of Psychology. Prof Madu has been trained in psychotherapy in Vienna and was born in Nigeria. He thinks that the idea of psychotherapy needs to be broadened to include the needs of the individuals, While he’s a coaching. With African people’s urbanisation, psychotherapy is replacing the conventional healing methods. It’s estimated that around 80% of the difficulties and inter- and intra personal struggles of Africans are addressed healing and by religion. Therapy’s methods do not appeal in part because of the discrepancy in opinion systems, to these individuals. They at ease from the approach of the confidentiality of the treatment situation discussion and the problems.
Prof Madu used the illustration of a pain. They’re dependent on the healer as opposed to on a rational diagnostic method. The process is further complicated by the African languages, as treatment takes place in English or Afrikaans. Clients also find almost impossible to attend all sessions punctually. In the 1990 s, the faith healer TB Joshua became known. His kind of faith healing depends greatly on stimulation of the organs mood, prayers, music, dancing, sing and beating drums are conducive to of the state. This creates, calms the brain and has a positive effect on the person. The conventional rural healer also uses numerous rituals, concoctions and herbs.
Prof Madu related about of the blending pot approach: His grandmothers food was always better than that of his mother, as she only had one pot for cooking all of the types of food. The counselling sessions should start off by finding the regions of mutual interest and agreeing on of the fundamentals. In the University of Limpopo this strategy is encouraged. Professor Madu has written 7 books on these topics. He affirmed the importance of catching the abilities of traditional healers, as they seldom have writing ability and their secrets are dying with them. The shared faith of.
The shared faith of the counselor and client enhances the process of healing and better disposes the client to recovery. The religious community has a. The religious community has a significant on of the support system of the environment wellness of its members. The counsellor can’t do it alone he depends on of the support system of the environment. An unhealthy environment impacts all of us. Additionally to Christian faith recovery, professor Madu has seen recovery in Muslim and Hindu contexts as well.