Segments in this Video

Keynote Speaker Introduction (03:53)


PESI Continuing Education and Psychotherapy Networker Zach Taylor introduces author and clinical social worker Resmaa Menakem.

Our Bodies Remember (11:54)

Menakem acknowledges his ancestors. He frames the discussion by explaining the difference between being a slave and being enslaved; time decontextualizes trauma. The effects of genocide, land theft, imperialism, and colonialism continue to traumatize.

Vimbas (13:34)

Menakem discusses vibes and vibrations, images and thought, meaning making, behavior and urges, affect and feeling, and sensations and sensate in the context of white body supremacy.

Q&A: Part One (09:22)

Taylor describes what he is feeling as he listens to Menakem discuss white body supremacy. Menakem responds to a viewer that asks if her feeling of relief is a trauma response.

Cultural Somatic Skills (08:30)

Menakem acknowledges that white people have experienced hardship and points out that they created an organizing structure that designated white persons as human. He predicts that it will take nine generations for white people to collectively understand the concept of race.

Q&A: Part Two (11:34)

Menakem gives examples of how racialized trauma appears as sensations. He explains "time decontextualizes trauma." A white person is not currently a safe space for a black person to unpack trauma.

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How the Body Carries Racialized Trauma: A Therapeutic Pathway to Resilience and Healing

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Through a somatic-body approach that negotiates the common historical and perpetual myths that Black bodies, Native bodies, and other bodies of color are inherently deviant and that the white body is the standard of humanness, social worker and conflict expert Resmaa Menakem helps viewers build an understanding of racialized trauma to help move from our racialized lens to a cultural lens – and move further to a resourced energy lens of healing. He teaches how to recognize trauma in the body, how to build a cultural container to heal, and how to begin practicing resourced resilience.

Length: 60 minutes

Item#: BVL240780

ISBN: 978-1-63722-458-8

Copyright date: ©2020

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