Restore, Reclaim and Resource: A weekend with Resmaa Menakem
"Today were at a reckoning. We Americans have an opportunity and an obligation to recognize the trauma embedded in our bodies, to accept the necessary pain of healing, and to move through and out of our trauma. This will enable us to mend our hearts and bodies and to grow up." (Resmaa Menakem, Medium.com, retrieved on December 1, 2018) How do we begin to truly heal the generations of trauma caused by white supremacy? Resmaa Menakem MSW, LICSW, SEP, attempts to answer that question. Resmaa is a nationally known therapist, activist, Justice Leadership Coach, public speaker and author who integrates a somatic and neuroscientific approach to healing trauma. From his website: Resmaa works with people, communities, leaders and organizations around the world helping them improve their abilities to tap into their individual and communal resilience. In his most recent book "My grandmother's hands: Racialized trauma and the pathways to mending our hearts and bodies" he explores the impacts of racial trauma on Black bodies and white bodies, as well as the bodies of police officers. He speaks not only about how white supremacy has harmed people of color, but also shows how the traumas of colonialism, imperialism, and violence have been transmitted from one generation to the next in white bodies. He applies embodied, somatically based concepts and practices to demonstrate how healing and releasing these traumas would ultimately pave the way to a world where we are no longer reactively playing out old wounds in present day. Each chapter contains exercises that ask the reader to engage with the felt experience of trauma and resilience in an effort to teach how one can move from dirty pain to clean pain. Resmaa Menakem is coming to Seattle and will be offering a weekend of workshops to therapists, healers, activists and anyone committed to doing the work on undoing white supremacy. This interactive workshop will use music, movement, orientation, lecture, role-plays, movie clips and participant stories to help the audience gain a sense of what is possible when one aids others in healing our embodied racial trauma. When: June 21-23, 2019. Friday June 21 from 6 to8 pm This is a conversation and healing event for those who identify as black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). The focus of the event is Affirmations and Healing. It will include communal and self movement and affirming the experience of BIPOC from a cultural somatic lens. It will also incorporate working with somatic regulation through the autonomic nervous system, including healing touch work. This event is free. Saturday June 22 9-5 and Sunday June 23 9 am to 5 pm This weekend Workshop is open to everyone. Participants who attend the two day workshop will receive a certificate in Cultural Somatics. 12 CEs / CEUs will be available for mental health professionals. This workshop will allow you to: - Apply the basics of Cultural Somatics and Psychological First Aid - Gain a basic understanding of racialized trauma and its effects on organizational systems and the body - Develop a way to hold the horror of police brutality and violence without numbing, disconnecting, and/or feeling constantly triggered and vigilant. - Understand the basics of how organizing and giving aid effects the body - Understand how organizations can reinforce trauma reflexes - Develop a basic understanding on how to support the community structurally - Learn at least three techniques that challenge the status quo - Develop a self and communal care plan - Recognize the stress signs and symptoms of trauma - Understand the basics of the HIPP theory of racialized trauma - Understand the basics of at least one resourcing technique Reading Resmaa's book "My grandmother's hands: Racialized trauma and the pathways to mending our hearts and bodies" prior to the weekend is strongly recommended but not required. Cost: Friday Evening BIPOC event: Free Saturday and Sunday (attendees must plan to attend both days of
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14500 Juanita Drive Northeast
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