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Resmaa Menakem



Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, is an American author, psychotherapist, and trauma specialist. He has served as the director of Tubman Family Alliance and specializes in the relationship between trauma and the human body. Menakem is the author of New York Times bestseller My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.

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A Therapist Breaks Down How Our Bodies Carry Racial Trauma

There’s growing research into racism’s real impact on the body, especially how stress can impact health and how your DNA works. Resmaa Menakem, a therapist and trauma specialist has been drawing on this research for years.

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Rock the Boat: How to Use Conflict to Heal and Deepen Your Relationship

Conflict is a natural part of any intimate relationship. Yet most couples either avoid it or try to smooth over their differences. Either way, integrity is compromised and growth is stunted.

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My Grandmother’s Hands

America has been dealing with race issues for a long time. Perhaps making more headway requires a different approach—one that’s less conceptual, more body-focused.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIn today’s America, we tend to think of healing as something binary: either we’re broken or we’re healed from that brokenness. But that’s not how healing operates, and it’s almost never how human growth works.

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My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

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

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Black Womxn: You Are Not Defective

Many Black womxn experience themselves as fraudulent or substandard. It's a lie.

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Unpacking the Embodied Plantation Backpack

If you have an African American body, welcome. I wrote this blog post—and the body practice at the end—especially for you. (Everyone else, welcome as well—but please skip the body practice.)

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FindCenter Quotes ImageYears as a healer and trauma therapist have taught me that trauma isn’t destiny. The body, not the thinking brain, is where we experience most of our pain, pleasure, and joy, and where we process most of what happens to us.

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Healing Racialized Trauma Begins with Your Body

Resmaaa connects the healing of your body, mind, and soul with the healing of our country and our world.

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Healing Racial Trauma Through Body-Centered Psychology with Resmaa Menakem

An interview with Resmaa Menakem, on his book My Grandmother's Hands, Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. This is the first self-discovery book to examine white body supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.

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