In this groundbreaking e-book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the wear resulting from racism in The united states from the standpoint of trauma and Frame-targeted psychology.

The Frame is the place our instincts are living and the place we combat, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted via the ills that plague society. Menakem argues this destruction will proceed till American citizens learn how to heal the generational soreness of white supremacy, that’s deeply embedded in all our our bodies. Our collective pain does not simply have an effect on African American citizens. White American citizens undergo their very own secondary trauma as smartly. So do blue American citizens—our police.

My Grandmother’s Hands is a choice to motion for all folks to acknowledge that racism isn’t concerning the head, however concerning the Frame, and introduces an alternate view of what we will do to develop past our entrenched racialized divide.

  • Paves the way in which for a brand new, Frame-targeted working out of white supremacy—how it’s actually in our blood and our anxious device.

  • Offers a step by step therapeutic procedure, along with incisive social observation.

Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, is a therapist with many years of enjoy recently in non-public apply in Minneapolis, MN, focusing on trauma, Frame-targeted psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has gave the impression at the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as knowledgeable on battle and violence. Menakem has studied with bestselling authors Dr. David Schnarch (Passionate Marriage) and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (The Frame Helps to keep the Score). He additionally skilled at Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.