WE CAN’T HELP OURSELVES EVEN BEGIN TO HEAL RACIALIZED TRAUMA IF WE DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT EVEN EXISTS.
So how can we heal what we can’t acknowledge?
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, has appeared on both The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. He has served as director of counseling services for the Tubman Family Alliance; as behavioral health director for African American Family Services in Minneapolis; as a domestic violence counselor for Wilder Foundation; as a certified Military and Family Life Consultant for the U.S. Armed Forces; as a trauma consultant for the Minneapolis Public Schools; and as a Cultural Somatics consultant for the Minneapolis Police Department. As a Community Care Counselor, he managed the wellness and counseling services for civilians on fifty-three US military bases in Afghanistan. Resmaa studied and trained at Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, as well as with Dr. David Schnarch (author of the bestselling Passionate Marriage). He currently teaches workshops on Cultural Somatics for audiences of African Americans, European Americans, and police officers. He is also a therapist in private practice.
New, Free Racialized Trauma 5-Day E-Course
Day 1: Welcome to the Racialized Trauma E-course and Trauma Basics
Define racialized trauma in clear, understandable language, and explore how it impacts the body.
Day 2: Black Body Trauma
Explore the how trauma impacts the black body, the history of enslavement, and the Hipp Theory.
Day 3: White Body Trauma
Explore the trauma of white body supremacy, its creation, and its impact on white and BIPOC bodies.
Day 4: Police Body Trauma
Explore the system of policing and how stress impacts policing organizations and communal relations.
Day 5: Communal Body Trauma
Explore how stress impacts police/community relations and what we can do as individuals to heal our communities.