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Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SFP, is a leading voice in today's conversation on racialized trauma and the creator of Cultural Somatics, which utilizes the body and its natural resilience as mechanisms for growth. As a therapist and the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions, a leadership consulting näytä lisää firm, Resmaa dedicates his expertise to coaching leaders through civil unrest, organizational change, and community building. He is the author of the national bestseller My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. näytä vähemmän

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
licensed clinical social worker
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Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP is a therapist with decades of experience currently in private practice in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. Menakem has studied with bestselling authors Dr. David Schnarch (Passionate Marriage) and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score). He also trained at Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.



I'm not quite sure how to rate this book. It's a heavy one but I didn't exactly love the book. I do like that this book acknowledges that white people and police have trauma and are mostly acting from a traumatized reptilian brain.
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Moshepit20 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 31, 2023 |
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pollycallahan | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
About the author, quoting from the book's back cover, "Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP. . .[is] an expert on conflict and violence. He has served as director of counseling services for the Tubman Family Alliance, [and multiple similar agencies]." The reviewer for "Library Journal" said of this work, "[It is] an exceptionally thought-provoking and important account that looks at race in a radical new way. For all readers." This was starred review.
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uufnn | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 13, 2023 |
My Grandmother's Hands is a book that really makes one think about generational trauma and the history it came from. It talks about the effects of it and how to recognize it especially in direct connection with one's self and their body. It describes different techniques for regulating one's self and body when the triggering events are occurring.

By understanding the events that took place in the past, one would be able to view a people's actions, attitudes, and beliefs in an empathetic way. It also helps to comprehend where a person/people are mentally in times of violence and racism. It is believed to be a step towards healing internally over time. It is by far an emotional book to read.… (lisätietoja)
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McheleD1 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 25, 2023 |


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