Resmaa Menakem


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Resmaa Menakem is a healer, racialized trauma specialist and the NY Times, LA Times and Washington Post best-selling author of several books, including My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. A cultural trauma navigator, communal provocateur and master coach, Resmaa sets a course for healing historical and racialized trauma carried in the body and the soul, called Somatic Abolitionism.


Moving from race to culture to creation is important, transformative, and takes work. And a lot of reps.

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“A revolutionary work of beauty, brilliance, compassion and ultimately, hope.”
– Robin DiAngelo

“Beautiful read to help you make a practice out of healing which is truly a path that has to be prioritized.”
– Princess Haley

“This book provides the tools to assist us in understanding and healing from historical, intergenerational, and psychological trauma in our personal lives, work places, and our communities as a result of white supremacy as it does have direct impact upon all of us – Black or White.”
– Amanda C. Mason

"Insightful, thought-provoking and profound. I can't recommend highly enough."

Helping people, communities, and organizations find strength in healing that is holistic and resilient, Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, is a therapist with decades of experience currently in private practice in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention.

He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence.

Resmaa is also a Senior Fellow with The Meadows Institute, and considers it his job in this moment to make the invisible visible, helping people rise through the suffering’s edge.

His work is based on an emergent process called Somatic Abolitionism, a living embodied Anti-Racism practice and culture-building that requires endurance, agility, resource cultivation, stamina, discernment, self and communal discipline cultivation, embodied racial literacy and humility. As Resmaa explains, “These can be built, day by day, through reps. These communal life and invitational reps will temper and condition your body, your mind, and your soul to hold the charge of race.”

In addition to his work as a writer and therapist, he focuses his expertise on coaching other leaders to learn this embodied approach, including police chiefs, nonprofit executives, CEOs, athletic directors and managers, government leaders and many more. “While we see anger and violence in the streets of our country, the real battlefield is inside our bodies,” he says. “If we are to survive as a country, it is inside our bodies where this conflict needs to be resolved.”

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.