Media Features

Listen: Liberation through Joy, Play, Pleasure and Movement With Raina LaGrand of Root to Rise Somatics @The Living Open Podcast. 2022.

Watch: Redefining #HotGirlSummer: Black Women & Body Image @ Collaborative ChangeMakers. 2021.

Watch: Real Talk with Mental Health Professionals @ Michigan Black Therapy Fund. 2021.

Listen: How Emotions and Trauma are Held in the Body @ The Body Nerd Show. 2021.

Listen: Financial Healing @ Mind Money Balance Podcast. 2021.

Read: Through the Prism: How Colorism Affects the Black Community. @ Michigan Chronicle. 2021.

Read: Hidden Gems: Meet Raina LaGrand of Root to Rise Somatics @ Voyage Michigan. 2021.

Watch: What is Racial Trauma? @ Ann Arbor District Library. 2020.

Watch: Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress @ Ann Arbor District Library. 2020.

Trauma & The Body

Listen: Stuck Not Broken podcast Justin Sunseri

Watch: The Triune Brain Therapy in a Nutshell 

Read: Window of Tolerance Debbie Augenthaler

Read: Neuroception – Our subconscious ability to detect threats, risks, and safety Noelle Benach

Listen: What Happens in the Brain When We Grieve Shortwave Podcast

Resourcing Yourself

Learn: The Basics of Self-Regulation for Trauma Survivors Course by my friend and colleague Nina Keeler, LMFT of theTrauma Treatment Collective


Listen: Complete the Stress Response Cycle Feminist Survival Project

Practice: 13 Steps for Managing Flashbacks Pete Walker

Listen: How Breathing Works Mindful Strength Podcast with Jennifer Snowdon

Practice: 3 Simple Tips to Alleviate Anxiety Jane Clapp 

Practice: Self-Regulation tool kit Jane Clapp

Practice: Alternate Nostril Breathing 

Read: Parts Work Tom Holmes

Practice: Why Not Awaken Bite-sized mindfulness and journaling practices that engage with today’s social, political, and cultural moment


Practice: Liberate mindfulness practices

Read/Interact: You Feel Like Shit - a great interactive flow chart for people who struggle with self care, executive dysfunction, and/or who have trouble reading internal signals

Listen: The Fake Bride Hidden Brain - Who are you underneath your conditioning?

Relationships, Connection, & Community

Read: You Are the One You've Been Waiting For by Richard C. Schwartz


Read: Emotional regulation in relationships – Whose job is it to make me feel OK? Justice Schanfarber 

Read: How Friends Help You Regulate Your Emotions Kira M. Newman

Read: Discover the Gift of Co-Regulation Hayden Lindsey  

Read: Self-care isn't enough. We need community care to thrive Heather Dockray

Read & Practice: So You're Ready to Choose Love a free conflict resolution workbook by Kai Cheng Thom

Read: Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Read: Loving Laterally: Soft Monogamy & Radical Friendship Margeaux Feldman


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

Read: All About Love bell hooks

Read: Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma, and Consensual Non-Monogamy Jessica Fern

Practice: Centered Accountability Course and Workbook by Daria Garina

Identity & Belonging​

Read: The Body is Not an Apology Sonya Renee Taylor

Read: Brown Girls Daphne Palasi Andreades

Learn More: Mixed in America

Read: Married With A Toddler, I Appear Straight. I'm Finally Ready To Stop Hiding My Identity Lelia Gowland

Read: Organic Chemistry Taught Me to Fully Inhabit My Mixed Identities Ariana Remmel

Additional Resources for Therapists
& Somatic Practitioners​

Trauma Treatment Collective Pro Membership & Online Courses - Enhance your trauma treatment skills with these resources by my friend and colleague, Nina Keeler, LMFT

Embodied Ethics - Support for somatically oriented coaches, therapists, bodyworkers, facilitators, and movement teachers who are seeking deep integrity, right-relationship, and values alignment with their work, with my friend and colleague Marika Heinrichs

Connect with Oumou - My friend and colleague Oumou Sylla (LMFT, MA) offers a number of resources, including a Burnout Prevention Lab.

Mind Money Balance - Get your mind and your money in balance! My friend and colleague, Lyndsay Bryan-Podvin works with people 1:1 and also offers an amazing group coaching program for therapists in private practice.

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