My Grandmother`s Hands - Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Your Hearts and Bodies
We can't help ourselves begin to heal racialized trauma if we don't acknowledge that it even exists. Our society needs to break down systems and institutions that perpetuate the concept of white body supremacy and recognize how the myth of race and historical trauma is deeply ingrained into our culture.
Through a somatic-body approach that negotiates the common historical and perpetual myths that Black bodies, Native bodies, and other bodies of color are inherently deviant and that the white body is the standard of humanness, Resmaa helps build an understanding of racialized trauma so we ca...Read moren move from a racialized lens to a cultural lens – and move further to a resourced energy lens of healing. Learn how to recognize trauma in the body, how to build a cultural container to heal and how to begin practicing resourced resilience. These tools can help us recognize body trauma born out of racism and white body supremacy in our own body and our communities and to start to heal. Less...
- Identify the stress signs and symptoms of trauma.
- Explain the basics of the HIPP theory (historical, inter-generational, persistent, institutional, personal) of racialized trauma.
- Identify the basics of at least on resourcing technique.
- Identify the many dimensions associated with how the body carries racialized trauma.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
09:00 AM PDT - 10:30 AM PDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Mentored by the late clinical psychologist Dr. David Schnarch for 20 years, Menakem has built a worldwide reputation as a leading voice in today’s conversation on racialized trauma and is currently working with notable organizations including the NFL and several major police departments and cities. Menakem has served as a trauma consultant for the Minneapolis Public Schools and as a Cultural Somatics consultant for the Minneapolis Police Department. In the role of community care counselor, he managed the wellness and counseling services for civilians on 53 US military bases in Afghanistan.
Menakem is also the author of 101 Tips for Emerging Justice Leaders and Rock the Boat: How to Use Conflict to Heal and Deepen Relationships. A licensed and independent clinical social worker and Somatic Experiencing practitioner, he studied and trained at Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Passionate about healing historical and racialized trauma carried in the body and the soul, he currently teaches workshops on Cultural Somatics for audiences of African Americans, European Americans, and police officers. Or in his words, “I help people, communities, and organizations find strength in healing that is holistic and resilient.”
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