oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Retrenchment counselling in an African context
|Article Title||Retrenchment counselling in an African context|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Aug 1998|
|Pages||232 - 244|
|Keyword(s)||African anthropology, Communal solidarity, Emotional rapport, Healing in Africa, Human problems, Palaver gathering, Pastoral care, Religious perspective, Social diseases and Western-dominated ideas|
Africa has always had a system that provided for the mental health and well-being of people. Africans believe that when something disturbs the harmonious interaction of the different forces. It affects not only the individual, the victim, or the person responsible, but the whole community. In this regard, the counselling or the healing provided to the individual also heals the whole community.
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