N.Madu, Head of the Department of Psychology in the University of Limpopo. 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 people, 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 conflicts 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. In the African setting, the family takes part in the debate and resolution. The people are used to a role. 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. At the 1990 s, the religion healer TB Joshua became well known. His type of spiritual faith healing depends greatly on stimulation of the sensory organs. Prayers, mood, music, dancing, sing and beating drums are conducive to their trance state.
This relaxes the brain, creates ecstasy and frequently has a very positive effect on their unwell person. The traditional rural noodle additionally uses many rituals, concoctions and herbs. Prof Madu related about their blending pot approach: His grandmothers food has been always better than the of his mother, as she only had one pot to cook all the types of food. In counselling, a civilization centered method would draw on the principles of psychotherapy without neglecting the opinion systems aligned with conventional healers, priests and family heads and their role of their community. Counsellors must be formed in religious faith healing.
The counseling sessions must start out by finding the regions of mutual interest and agreeing on their fundamentals. In The University of Limpopo this method is encouraged. Professor Madu has authored 7 books on those topics. He affirmed the importance of capturing the abilities of conventional healers, as they rarely have writing ability and their secrets are dying with them.