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An Exploration into Cultural Somatics

Learning from Resmaa Menakem’s E-Course
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Pages: 40-43
Year: 2021
Dr. Ida Rolf Institute

Structure, Function, Integration. Journal of the Dr Ida Rolf Institute. August 2021/ Vol. 49, No. 2

Volume: 49
ABSTRACT In this article, Lina Amy Hack presents the work of author and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem, specifically the five-day e-course offered by his Cultural Somatics institute. The course is about racialized trauma, historical trauma, intergenerational trauma, persistent institutional trauma, and personal trauma. Menakem begins to introduce the ideas involved with ‘Black body’ trauma, ‘White body’ trauma, ‘police body’ trauma, and ‘communal body’ trauma. Hack discusses the implications for Rolfers and the application to Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI) culture.
ABSTRACT
In this article, Lina Amy Hack presents the work of author and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem, specifically the five-day e-course offered by his Cultural Somatics institute. The course is about racialized trauma, historical trauma, intergenerational trauma, persistent institutional trauma, and personal trauma. Menakem begins to introduce the ideas involved with ‘Black body’ trauma, ‘White body’ trauma, ‘police body’ trauma, and ‘communal body’ trauma. Hack discusses the implications for
Rolfers and the application to Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI) culture.
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