Speaker Bio

Nelly Cannon

Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP

Session: Virtual Schiller Plenary

Resmaa, Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, Resmaa is a healer, therapist and NYTimes bestselling author of My Grandmother’s Hands, the highly acclaimed The Quaking of America, and more recently – Monsters in Love, has served as director of counseling services for the Tubman Family Alliance; as behavioral health director for African American Family Services in Minneapolis; as a domestic violence counselor for Wilder Foundation; as a certified Military and Family Life Consultant for the U.S. Armed Forces; as a trauma consultant for the Minneapolis Public Schools; and as a Cultural Somatics consultant for the Minneapolis Police Department. As a Community Care Counselor, he managed the wellness and counseling services for civilians on fifty-three US military bases in Afghanistan. Resmaa studied and trained at Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, as well as with Dr. David Schnarch (author of the bestselling Passionate Marriage). He currently teaches workshops on Cultural Somatics for audiences of African Americans, European Americans, and police officers. He is also a therapist in private practice.