PsychoSocial Reclaiming Wellness Presents our first book club!
*This book club is for mental health professionals of color! Registration is open until 3rd session on Saturday September 19, 2020. Subsequent sessions will be closed. You can enroll by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently Scheduled Meetings
Session 1: Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm PST (Chapters 1-4)
Session 2: Saturday, August 15, 2020 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm PST (Chapters 5-9)
Session 3: Saturday, September 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm PST (Chapters 10-14)
*Follow-up meetings to be set by organizers at a later time and an email with new dates as well as links for zoom will be sent out.
*After the 3rd meeting no new individuals are allowed to subscribe and the group will be closed. We want to respect the ideals behind the group and as such we have decided to close enrollment after the 3rd meeting to maintain trust/safety as priorities. However, we want to give an opportunity to people who were not able to join the first or second meeting to participate which is why the group will be open up until the 3rd session.
Our First Book Is...
My Grandmother's Hands
by Resmaa Menakem
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“My Grandmother’s Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice.”— Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling 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.
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.