Annex 3. Other ways to invest effort and resources

When and in what contexts does an increase in the personal awareness of systemic racism matter?     Suggested texts: – IX Kendi 2006 Stamped From the Beginning, a history of racist policies and crimes from Aristotle to today. A key message: Racist policies precede development and rationalization of racist ideologies. – Eric Foner   1988:  ReconstructionContinue reading “Annex 3. Other ways to invest effort and resources”

Annex 4. Flawed notions of biological intergenerational transmission of trauma in MGH.

Some MGH content/quotes, often paraphrased, that were presented during the sessions, with comments: “In the aftermath of highly stressful or traumatic situations, our soul nerve [vagus] and lizard brain may embed a reflexive trauma response in our bodies.” (“lizard brain” is no longer an accepted concept) “… form of racialized trauma lives in the bodiesContinue reading “Annex 4. Flawed notions of biological intergenerational transmission of trauma in MGH.”

Methods of clinical trauma management

Along with the unconfirmed notion that bodies are born with inherited trauma, MGH’s author emphasizes the practices of somatic therapy for traumatic stress, “body work,” approaches that are not yet among those that enjoy the greatest level of evidential support.A cursory survey in Google Scholar reveals that even the most widely used treatments for trauma,Continue reading “Methods of clinical trauma management”