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ISBN-10: 1913494489
ISBN-13: 9781913494483
Publisher: Confer Books
Publish Date: 09/27/2022
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The Race Conversation

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“This book has been written to help us take an honest look at who we really are. It is here to help us dig deep. It is here to heal the nation. I’m no psychotherapist, but I get it. Benjamin Zephaniah Is it possible not to be confused about race? Is it possible to respond authentically to the hurt and discomfort of racism? The construct of race is an integral part of Western society’s DNA and if we are to address the social injustice of racism, we need to have the race conversation. Yet all too often, attempts at such a dialogue are met with silence, denial, anger or hate. The Race Conversation explores how the damage and distress caused by racism lives not just in our minds, but principally in the body. As well as helping us to develop a cognitive understanding by exploring the history and development of the race construct, the book focuses specifically on the non-verbal communication of race, both as a means of social control and as an essential part of navigating oppressive patterns. This guide supports black, white and mixed heritage people to emerge from the tight grip of race discomfort to a trauma-informed, neurophysiological approach that emphasises resourcing, body awareness, mindfulness and healing.

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"This book has been written to help us take an honest look at who we really are. It is here to help us dig deep. It is here to heal the nation. I'm no psychotherapist, but I get it. Benjamin Zephaniah "Eugene's conversational and accessible style is music to my ears. He offers us a language to describe our experiences of race conversations and ways to change their outcomes. This book is an inspiration and an awakening for everyone, the young, the old, teachers, social workers, carers, politicians, and decision-makers. Read and feel free." Jazzie B., OBE "When the history of therapy's engagement with 'race' and diversity comes to be written, Eugene Ellis will be one of the most important figures in the narrative. In this book he confirms his standing as a leading theorist as well as an activist. The innovative strength of the book lies in its focus on the body - on how the race construct and its traumas are held in the bodies of people of colour and also of the white majority." Professor Andrew Samuels, former Chair, UK Council for Psychotherapy
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ISBN-10: 1913494489
ISBN-13: 9781913494483
Publisher: Confer Books
Publish Date: 09/27/2022
Dimensions: 0.00" L, 0.00" W, 0.00" H
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