External Resources


N. Oumou Sylla


Oumou is a Senegalese-Guinean, multi-hyphenate polycreative - therapist, coach, disruptor, zinester, writer, speaker, consultant and facilitator of spaces for radical learning. Oumou’s lived and professional experiences are gifts that allow her to support people and businesses in intuitive and radical ways. Their work aims to disrupt systems of disconnection, the laziness lie, the productivity death escalator and “the transactional ways in which relationships exist under capitalism.”.

Shadawn McCants


Shadawn McCants LPC-S, NCC is the Clinical Director of Know and Live Counseling and Consulting, a private practice that specializes in the healing of women, adolescents and couples. She is also the founder of 2 Know is 2 Live, non-profit dedicated to promoting active, engaged, and empowered women to address HIV/AIDS disparities. 

Jacqui Johnson


Jacqui Johnson is a Somatic Healing Justice Art & Play Therapist. She is a certified Kemetic Yoga instructor, an Adjunct Professor, and an Emotional Emancipation Circle Leader. Her skill set spans a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including intensive sessions, perinatal mental health, child trauma, play therapy, Hip-Hop therapy, advanced EMDR interventions, brainspotting, use of healing crystals, sound and energy healing, and Reiki. 

Bobbi Parish


Bobbi founded the first Certified Trauma Recovery Coaching course in the world in 2017 and now certify coaches around the globe. She is passionate about changing the world for all survivors of trauma through not only educating coaches but serving individual clients and couples.

Dr. Arielle Schwartz


Dr. Schwartz has a private practice in Boulder, Colorado providing Psychotherapy, Supervision, and Consultation in Resilience Informed Therapy which applies research on trauma recovery, EMDR Therapy, and Somatic Psychology to form a strength-based, trauma treatment model

Nkem Ndefo


Nkem Ndefo, MSN, CNM, RN (she/they) is the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit. She is a skilled practitioner, dynamic speaker, and valued strategist. She is known for her unique ability to connect with people of all types by holding powerful healing spaces, weaving complex concepts into accessible narratives, and creating synergistic and collaborative learning communities that nourish people’s innate capacity for healing, wellness, and connection.

Staci K. Haines


A leader in the field of Somatics, Staci Haines has been experimenting at the intersections of personal and social transformation for the last 30 years through the work of somatics, trauma healing, embodied leadership, and transformative justice. 

Deb Dana


Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker specializing in complex trauma. Her work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma in our lives.

Manuela Mischke Reeds


Trauma Expert And Embodied-Dharma Teacher, Bestselling Author, Founding Co-Director & Senior Faculty of Hakomi Institute of California, International Psychology & Mindfulness Educator, Mentor of Global Leaders & Healers, Trauma-Somatics Consultant for Organizations & Executives, Licensed Master Psychotherapist, Cross-Cultural Change Agent, Believer in the Resilience of People

Dr. Ruby Gibson


A mixed blood woman of Native and Mediterranean descent, Dr. Ruby Gibson lives on both the Flathead Reservation in MT, and in Rapid City, SD near Pine Ridge Agency. For 35+ years, Dr. Gibson has been dedicated to the craft and science of Historical Trauma reconciliation, cultural healing, and wellness among Native and Indigenous Peoples all around Turtle Island, and abroad in Europe and Australia. She developed two intergenerational trauma recovery models – Somatic Archaeology© and Generational Brainspotting™. 

Karine Bell



Somatic educator, mindful embodiment teacher, and cultural anthropologist Karine Bell examines the nature of multi-generational trauma, how it remains alive in us today, and the collective healing so vital to the well-being of future generations.

Pat Ogden


Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) is a professional educational organization that designs and provides the highest-level trainings and services to serve a global network of mental health practitioners*, and for the public at large. Seeking to enhance human relationships, our paradigm is substantiated by interpersonal neurobiology and impelled by mindfulness applied in interactive contexts.

Dr. Albert Wong


Dr. Albert Wong is the Director of Somatic Psychology at JFK University and a leading clinician and educator in the field of somatics. He is the founder and CEO of the online educational website, Somatopia.

Nikki Myers



Nikki Myers is an accomplished speaker and teacher, MBA, E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist, Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, Addictions Recovery Specialist, and Ayurvedic Specialist. 

Fran D. Booth


Her therapeutic approach integrates contemporary psychology and eastern spirituality. Her theoretical framework is influenced largely by Internal Family Systems, relational, attachment, and intrapsychic paradigms. Her therapeutic interventions include techniques from the practice areas of somatic experiencing, cognitive behavioral, hypnosis, guided imagery, mindfulness, gestalt, focusing, and stress management.

Ruella Frank


Ruella is founder and director of the Center for Somatic Studies, faculty at the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, guest faculty at Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, and also teaches throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and South America.

Farzana Khan


Farzana is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Healing Justice London (HJL) Her practice works on building community health, repair and self-transformation rooted in disability justice, survivor work and trauma-informed practice working with communities of colour and other marginalised and underrepresented groups. HJL cultivates public health provisions for collective liberation and dignifying lives made vulnerable.

Saundra D. Davis


Saundra Davis, MCC, MSFP is a highly respected financial planner, educator, and coach who has dedicated her career to helping people achieve financial stability and prosperity. Her framework The Continuum of Financial Wellbeing is a model to ensure that all people, regardless of their income or wealth, have access to competent and ethical personal finance support. Through her training programs and Financial Fitness Coach certification Saundra has trained more than 2,000 professionals and has helped countless people develop healthy financial habits, navigate complex financial decisions, and achieve their financial goals.


Sisterhood Heals by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting by Terrie M. Williams

Soothe Your Nerves: The Black Woman’s Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Fear by Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett

Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem 

How To Do The Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from the Past + Create Yourself by Dr. Nicole LePera (a.k.a The Holistic Psychologist)

The Politics of Trauma by Staci K. Haines

Boundaries + Consent for People Pleasers Workbook by Mia Schachter

Discovering the Inner Mother: A Guide to Healing the Mother Wound and Claiming Your Personal Power by Bethany Webster

Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice by Rupa Marya and Raj Patel

Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times by Nick Montgomery and Carla Bergman

Joy Is My Justice: Reclaim What Is Yours by Tanmeet Sethi

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences by Peter A. Levine

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk

We All Have Parts: by Colleen West

The Healing Power of Breath by Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg

Freedom From Your Inner Critic: A Self-Therapy Approach by Jay Earley, PhD and Bonnie Weiss, LCSW

What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing for Complex Trauma by Stephanie Foo

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker

Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home by Toko-Pa Turner

The Art of Money Workbook: A Three-Step Plan to Transform Your Relationship with Money by Bari Tessler

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker

The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World by Lynne McTaggart

Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds by Thomas Hübl and Julie Jordan Avritt

How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia Birdsong

Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation by Adrienne Maree Brown

Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey

The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture by Gabor Maté


Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder by Gabor Maté

When the Body Says No  by Gabor Maté

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction  by Gabor Maté


Therapy for Black Girls

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.


Therapy For Black Men

In partnership with licensed mental health professionals and coaches in private practice throughout the fifty states, TherapyForBlackMen.org provides proactive, multiculturally competent care to men of color.


Black Men Heal

Black Men Heal is a 501c3 grassroots nonprofit organization, that was established in 2018. It was created as a solution to a broken inequitable mental health care system that does not center the needs of marginalized black and brown communities. Our focus centers on the mental health needs of Black Men because of the lack of resources attending solely to this population. Our mission is to provide mental health treatment, education, and resources to Men of color.


Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists are social justice-oriented professionals that strive to dismantle discrimination, stigma, racism, classism, ableism, sanism, and white cishetero-patriarchy in the mental health field.



Adult Children of Alcoholics®& Dysfunctional Families

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of people who grew up in dysfunctional homes. We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives. ACA provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and conduct an honest inventory of ourselves and our family—so we may (i) identify and heal core trauma, (ii) experience freedom from shame and abandonment, and (iii) become our own loving parents.



Mental Health Liberation

Bridging Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) with quality therapy, empowering Clinicians of Color, dismantling systemic inequity, and reclaiming healing for melanated, marginalized and displaced Peoples.


Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.




Healing Outside the Medical Industrial Complex

A list of healers, resources, and places to learn more



Talkspace makes both types of mental health care convenient and affordable, with no outside referrals required.


Black Girls Breathing

black girls breathing® provides a safe space for Black women and girls to actively manage their mental health and heal their trauma through breathwork and community. we’re providing free and accessible mental health resources to 1 Million Black women and girls by 2025.


Lumos Transforms

Lumos Transforms is a social enterprise founded in 2015 to shepherd individuals, communities, and organizations through positive change. Whether people are dealing with unpleasant symptoms, overwhelming stress, difficult past experiences, or unjust circumstances, we meet clients exactly where they are– providing responsive solutions that help people feel better, prepare for change, and unlock their inner potential. By empowering individuals to access wellness, grow resilience, and cultivate beneficial behaviors, we initiate a transformation process that ripples outward. The ultimate goal? Creating socio-cultural systems that are healthy, balanced, interdependent, sustainable, and equitable.


The Embody Lab

The Embody Lab is a hub for embodied education, self-discovery and healing for global transformation. 


The International Associate of Trauma Recovery Coaches

We work to help survivors of trauma recover  and build a life they love to live -- through certifying trauma  recovery coaches, providing support for survivors, and offering training  to anyone who wants to be trauma informed. 


Healing Justice London

Working for and with communities surviving state and systemic oppression, we build towards futures rooted in dignity, safety and belonging and free from intimate, interpersonal and structural violence. Our practice nurtures the work of radical and holistic medicine to support our personal, collective and structural transformation.


Community Tool Box

Millions of people use the Community Tool Box each year to get help taking action, teaching, and training others in organizing for community development. Dive in to find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time.


The Post Growth Institute

The Post Growth Institute is an international, not-for-profit organization working to enable collective wellbeing within ecological limits.