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My Grandmother's Hands

Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Resmaa Menakem (author)

ISBN: 9781942094470

Publication Date: Sep 2017

Format: Paperback

The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. In this groundbreaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centred psychology.
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The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. In this groundbreaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. He argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans-our police.

My Grandmother's Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.

  • Paves the way for a new, body-centered understanding of white supremacy-how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system.
  • Offers a step-by-step solution-a healing process-in addition to incisive social commentary.

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"This book will change the direction of the movement for racial justice."
– Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility
Pages 300
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2017
Publisher Central Recovery Press
Subject/s Family & health   Psychotherapy   Mind, Body, Spirit   Social discrimination   Trauma & shock   Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's/YA)  
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, 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.

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