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  • Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
  • Written by: Resmaa Menakem MSW LICSW SEP
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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My Grandmother's Hands

Written by: Resmaa Menakem MSW LICSW SEP
Narrated by: Cary Hite
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A National Best Seller

"My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice." (Robin DiAngelo, New York Times best-selling author of White Fragility)

In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.

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. Menakem 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 only 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 healing process based on the latest neuroscience and somatic healing methods, in addition to incisive social commentary.

©2018 Central Recovery Press (P)2018 Central Recovery Press

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An important read for anyone wanting to metabolize trauma and end the myth of race.

I love the body practices in this book and the explanations for indisputable healing that needs to happen in white, black and police bodies for us to create an equitable, loving and safe future for all.

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Difficult topics navigated with respectful action plans

Worth listening to! It’s a way to give everyone ownership in how to heal themselves while giving a voice to those that are living with the after effects of historical traumas

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