Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Join the New York Association of Black Psychologists for a
Professional Development Workshop! 

An Introduction to Transpersonal Breathwork: 
Implications for Clinical Practice

Facilitated by former
Association of Black Psychologists Chapter Presidents 

Ma'at E. Lewis, Ph.D.


Anthony J. Smith, Ph.D. 

Saturday March 29, 2014
New York, New York
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Be the love that you seek. Do not just love yourself. Be, radiate and express the loving being that you are to everyone and everything.
Peace, Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Be thankful and act that way!

A lot of us go through the season of thanksgiving and holiday saying we are thankful, but forgetting to act that way. Being thankful means not only saying you appreciate what you have and the people in your life, but acting that way and showing gratitude for all your gifts or blessings. Take time during the holiday season to demonstrate to the people you love and folks you don't even know that you are thankful for whatever they have done or simply for who they are. Give a kind word or do an act of kindness.
Have a peace filled day of thanks.

Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Be Just!

Promoting justice involves being fair, equitable and open-minded. Sometimes we get caught up in looking out for ourselves to the exclusion of others. The fact that some people are getting something that others are not is a true reality, particularly for people of color as a collective. However, the oppression of the group does not rationalize unjust behavior by an individual. Stop and reflect on the extent to which you are focused on me, me, me. Notice if you are thinking about the greater good in your next conflict. Consider if you are truly treating your friends, family or the people you love in a just and open minded way. Be just in all your relationships.
Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Be the love you seek!

As human beings we all naturally want love. It is at the core of what makes us human and provides joy and fulfillment in our daily lives. Unfortunately, many of us seek to find love outside of ourselves without focusing on cultivating the love within first. In fact, it can be especially difficult to find and create love in our lives if we are not being the love we seek. Being the love we hope for means living with an intention to have an open heart and approaching people first with compassion, non jugdement and acceptance. Of course you must start with providing these things for yourself. Like attracts like.
Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Laughter does the mind and body good.

Take time to laugh every day. Laughter is one of Mother Nature's natural cures. When we laugh we feel lighter and are distracted from distressing thoughts. According to current research laughter helps to benefit our organs by increasing the flow of oxygen and releasing more of the feel good hormone endorphins. Laughter also helps us feel more relaxed by stimulating our circulation, which in turn helps to aid muscle relaxation.  Other benefits that we don't see when we laugh are an increase in neuropeptides that fight stress, disease and that ease physical pain through producing natural painkillers.  So laugh a little each day. It does the mind and body good. 


Ma'at E. L. Lewis, Ph.D. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Create a network of support.

One of the signs of depression is a loss of interest in normal activities, which can lead to becoming isolated and withdrawn. It is important to be aware of when you start to disconnect from the people you love or find yourself not asking for support.

Before a period of emotional distress create a network of support. This is that collection of people you check in with on a regular basis so you already know who to call when you really need help. A support network does not need to be a lot of people, but can include 2-3 folks with whom you have mutual support and respect. Use your network on a regular basis and you'll feel more confident during the times when you need them the most.

Dr. Ma'at E. Lewis