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The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice

The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice

Haines, Staci
Poo, Ai-Jen
Strozzi-Heckler, Richard

Paperback

General Alternative HealthGeneral PsychologyGeneral Racism & Ethnic Studies

Publisher Price: $19.95

ISBN10: 1623173876
ISBN13: 9781623173876
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Published: Nov 19 2019
Pages: 464
Weight: 1.54
Height: 1.20 Width: 6.00 Depth: 8.80
Language: English
An essential tool for healers, therapists, activists, and trauma survivors who are interested in a justice-centered approach to somatic transformation

The Politics of Trauma offers somatics with a social analysis. This book is for therapists and social activists who understand that trauma healing is not just for individuals--and that social change is not just for movement builders. Just as health practitioners need to consider the societal factors underlying trauma, so too must activists understand the physical and mental impacts of trauma on their own lives and the lives of the communities with whom they organize. Trauma healing and social change are, at their best, interdependent.

Somatics has proven to be particularly effective in addressing trauma, but in practice it typically focuses solely on the individual, failing to integrate the social conditions that create trauma in the first place. Staci K. Haines, somatic innovator and cofounder of generative somatics, invites readers to look beyond individual experiences of body and mind to examine the social, political, and economic roots of trauma--including racism, environmental degradation, sexism, and poverty. Haines helps readers identify, understand, and address these sources of trauma to help us bridge individual healing with social transformation.

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