Healing From Trauma

These books provide resources on how to understand and heal from racial trauma, and move towards self love.

Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience Cover Image
By Sheila Wise Rowe, Soong-Chan Rah (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780830845880
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Published: IVP Books - January 7th, 2020

  • 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award - Multicultural
  • 2021 Christianity Today Book Award - Christian Living/Discipleship Award

★ Publishers Weekly starred review

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780985217204
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Published: Joy Degruy Publications Inc - January 1st, 2005

From the beginning of American chattel slavery in 1619, until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psycho- logical and spiritual abuse. Given such history, Dr. Joy DeGruy asks, "Isn't it likely that many slaves were severely traumatized?

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942094470
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Published: Central Recovery Press - September 19th, 2017


"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.

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525619772
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 30th, 2018

NOMINATED FOR AN NAACP IMAGE AWARD • An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.

Be Unapologetically You: A Self Love Guide for Women of Color Cover Image
By Delia Joseph (Foreword by), Adeline Bird
ISBN: 9780994863782
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Published: Couronne Publishing - August 27th, 2016

Self-love is underrated.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies