The Pain We Carry

Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color

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Pub Date 03 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 01 Oct 2022

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Description

It’s time to heal the invisible wounds of complex trauma and reclaim your mind, body, and spirit.

If you are a person of color who has experienced repeated trauma—such as discrimination, race-related verbal assault, racial stigmatization, poverty, sexual trauma, or interpersonal violence—you may struggle with intense feelings of anger, mistrust, or shame. You may feel unsafe or uncomfortable in your own body, or struggle with building and keeping close relationships. Sometimes you may feel very alone in your pain. But you are not alone. This groundbreaking work illuminates the phenomena of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) as it is uniquely experienced by people of color, and provides a much-needed path to health and wholeness.

In The Pain We Carry, you’ll find powerful tools to help you understand and begin healing from repeated trauma. You’ll discover ways to feel safer in your body, build self-compassion and resilience, and reclaim your health and wellness by reconnecting with your sense of self and your ancestral wisdom. You’ll learn how trauma is connected to grief, how it can affect both the mind and the body, and how it can persist from one generation to the next. Most importantly, you’ll find the validation you need to begin mending your heart, and the skills you need to live a life of intention—even in the midst of an oppressive system.

It’s time to find relief from the trauma and burdens you have been carrying and start celebrating and rediscovering who you are. With this guide, you will uncover your own strength in order to work toward healing C-PTSD within the external constraints you face to live a life of resilience, empowerment, reflection, and perseverance.

It’s time to heal the invisible wounds of complex trauma and reclaim your mind, body, and spirit.

If you are a person of color who has experienced repeated trauma—such as discrimination, race-related...


Advance Praise

“All of us who were raised in the United States carry legacy burdens derived from our White Supremacist culture, but those carried by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) are particularly onerous and are triggered on a daily basis. I know of no book that better describes this sad condition and presents a variety of practical ways for people to unburden than this one.”
—Richard Schwartz, PhD, developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, and adjunct faculty in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

“Natalie helps us unpack and understand how systems of oppression contribute to our imposter syndrome and attachment wounds. The journal prompts and meditation guides lovingly bring us back to ourselves and connect us with our ancestors. A must-read for our souls’ healing.”
—Alyssa Mancao, LCSW, licensed clinical social worker, writer, and owner of Alyssa Marie Wellness Inc. located in Los Angeles, CA

“All of us who were raised in the United States carry legacy burdens derived from our White Supremacist culture, but those carried by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) are particularly...


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ISBN 9781684039319
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PAGES 208

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