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Healing from Racial Trauma


The Four Bodies:  A Holistic Toolkit for Coping with Racial Trauma


Self-Care Tips for Black People Who are Really Going Through It Right Now


Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma  Dr. Candice Nicole


Guided Ancestor Meditation   Justin Michael Williams  (YouTube)


Liberate   A safe space for the Black community to develop a daily meditation habit


Hand Over Heart Meditation  Dr. Joi Lewis

Radical Trauma Healing and Liberation  Dr. Joi Lewis (YouTube)  “How do we both cultivate joy and hold heartbreak at the same time…..even in the midst of all these things, how do we know we are a people who have amazing and joyous things to embrace, how can we find joy even in the midst.”

Finding Calm in Chaos:  The Virtual Healing Circle  Radical Self-Care as Resistance (no cost for first 100 “co-conspirators”)   Dr. Joi Lewis


Coping with Racial Trauma


Race and Healing:  A Body Practice from therapist Resmaa Menakem

Notice the Rage, Notice the Silence   On Being podcast with Resmaa Menakem

Free Racialized Trauma 5-Day eCourse  Resmaa Menakem MSW LICSW (Black Body Trauma, White Body Trauma, Police Body Trauma, and Communal Body Trauma)  Article on the course

Racialized Trauma   Resmaa Menakem  (YouTube) “You’re not defective, you don’t have to carry it all by yourself, and some of what you’re trying to carry by yourself, is not supposed to be carried by you, because it didn’t just happen to you, it happened to your people.”

My Grandmother’s Hands:  Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies   Resmaa Menakem MSW LICSW (book)


Loveland Therapy Fund  Financial assistance for Black women to obtain therapy (free 4-8 sessions).  Next window for applications opens in January 2021.

Five Self-Care Practices Black People Can Use While Coping With Trauma

Tips for Self-Care:  When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media is Enough

Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma Tool Kit  (developed by and for people of African ancestry)

Transgenerational Trauma in Black Families


Latinx Healing from Colonialism Toolkit


Self-Care Tips for Asian Americans Dealing with Racism During the Coronavirus

Intergenerational Trauma Affects the Mental Health of Southeast Asian Americans


Understanding Historical Trauma and Native Americans  Native Hope


Racism, Recovery, Resting, Rising  Ep 49  The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema


The Impact of Racial Trauma ep 134;  Building Your Coping Kit ep 152   Therapy for Black Girls podcast    Dr. Joy Harden Bradford


The Next Question  Podcast (Austin Channing Brown) Ep6  Unapologetic Joy & Ep5 Behind the Protest


The trauma of systemic racism is killing black women.  A first step toward change.  TED talk  T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison from GirlTrek “1) Do not wait, walk right now in the direction of your healthiest, most fulfilled life, because self-care is a revolutionary act.  2)  When you learn the way forward, come back and get a sister.  3)  Rally your allies.  4) Find joy.”  “Walking can transform our communities.”


The Trauma of Being Black in America   NPR


Breaking Generational Cycles of Trauma   Brandy Wells TED Talk


Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome:  America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing   Dr. Joy Degruy (book)


Love and Rage:  The Path of Liberation Through Anger   Lama Rod Owens  (Black queer male with formal Buddhist training and heavily influenced by the church and its community) This book “will resonate with anyone who wants to metabolize or harness their anger for transformation and change.”


Racial Trauma, Resiliency, and Ally Resources


*These resources are intended to be helpful resources for your healing and self-care.  The links are for information only and are not endorsed or recommended by Augsburg CWC.