Dark Secrets and a Cry for Mercy Masterclas  

with Zita Tulyahikayo

This masterclass is an opportunity for those interested in understanding the history of slavery and racism in Barbados and the Caribbean and how it informs the systemic field in which we work.

Barbados played a pivotal role in making the Trans- Atlantic Slave trade possible. Its peculiar geographical position made it the ideal turning point location to lay the foundation for the creation of a New World. A place of refuge and respite for those expelled, persecuted, and exiled by the Catholic church and later the Church of England. 

In this masterclass, we will explore habitual beliefs that may or may not support our understanding of what supports the needs of a client from this part of the world, along with our own assumptions about ‘what was’ and ‘what is’ as they relate to our preconceptions.

Together, we will explore the Caribbean people’s submerged history and culture and how it meets European historians’ positions.

This Masterclass will be recorded and made available for those who could not attend the live event.

This masterclass is part of our Continuing Professional Development series and does not constitute a training in Systemic Constellation Work. CSC considers a formal training of at least 30 days to be the minimum requirement for practice.


Who is it for?

This Masterclass is open for anyone who wishes to attend. 

Those who have an interest in Education, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Diversity and Inclusion (DI), Facilitators and practitioners of Systemic Constellations, Coaches, Therapists, Managers, Human Resources, Teachers.


What you will learn/develop

History and the people who made it are complex.

Racism and slavery are at the centre of a cultural divide between left and right. No matter our intentions, we are drawn into whether these are horrific acts of inhumanity or a normal part of human behaviour that continues today. How do we navigate a balanced view of history with colonial crimes when weighed against the elimination of native crimes such as colourism, tribal hierarchy and inequity, native slavery, polyandry and polygamy?

We often find that the traumas we think are right to follow and guide our hypothesis, which is informed by European perceptions of Caribbean culture and history, can contrast to Caribbean people’s values and beliefs and how they view their history. Blind to embedded cultural differences, we may inadvertently seek to bring them in line with our beliefs about the family system and inclusion that may not be right or true for them.

In examining our beliefs, we have an opportunity to see what supports and what prohibits change and growth in the other by having an awareness of the ancient cultures and traditions that remain.

Through teaching exercises, we will raise our self-awareness and maximise the chance for participants to explore their own beliefs and ideas of what it means to be descended from a history of slavery, the impact of racism and how these can mould perceptions of reality.

We will also explore the differences in culture between the islands and how they can help us further understand the diversity of identity and ethnicity between islanders and how they relate to each other.

We will explore how we can listen to the client’s story without filtering what we think it must be.

Together, we will climb the tree of African and Caribbean storytelling as a means of cross-cultural communication and healing.


Course Dates 

This online Masterclass will be held on Monday 24 May from 3pm – 6pm BST 


The cost of this Masterclass is £20.

There is no deposit required for this course, please pay the full fee to secure your place.

Please note: CSC is a Not for Profit organisation and does not therefore charge VAT.

How to apply/book your place

To book a place on the CSC ‘Dark Secrets and a Cry for Mercy’, please complete the booking process by clicking the ‘Click here to Book’ button at the bottom of this page.

 You will then receive an email confirming your place. If this does not arrive please contact the office at [email protected] as your booking may not have gone though.


The Facilitator


Zita Tulyahikayo

Zita Tulyahikayo FRSA is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, holds ICF accredited training in Systemic Coaching is an NLP Master Practitioner and facilitator of Systemic Constellations. She has an international client base and 15 years in practice.

Her first-class training is underpinned by a successful career as a fashion editor and stylist for entertainment in the USA, working with major global corporations and high-performance individuals.

Her training also draws upon Shamanic traditions from her African and Caribbean heritage, Somatic Trauma Healing, Guided Visualisations and Mindfulness.

Zita co-writes Loving Legal Life, a well being and career column for The Lawyer online and for Counsel Magazine. Zita co-founded The Libra Partnership with James Pereira QC. In 2019 they co-founded The Budding Bar a free coaching and mentoring group for young African, Asian and Caribbean women who aspire to become Barristers


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