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Psychologist . Professor . Speaker . Author . Provocateur . Warrior . World Traveler .

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Psychologist . Professor . Speaker . Author . Provocateur . Warrior . World Traveler .

Are you stuck in a well-worn, furnished rut and desperately wanting to break free? If so, you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re ready—REALLY READY—to level up, you’ve come to the right place!!

Tackling issues around transgenerational trauma, grief & loss, and race relations, Dr. Mary Canty Merrill is known for helping clients and inspiring audiences to achieve new levels of performance, personal power and overall success.

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Transgenerational Trauma

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Transgenerational trauma (also known as inherited or intergenerational trauma) is trauma passed down from the first generation of trauma survivors to subsequent generations.

Examples of first-generation trauma survivors include enslaved African Americans; Jewish Holocaust survivors; and Native Americans who endured genocide. Trauma mechanisms, especially in the African American and Native American communities include poverty, violence, poor health, suicide, unemployment, addiction, and hopelessness are widespread.

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Grief & Loss

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Grief is our natural response to loss. When we experience a traumatic event, we’re faced with a two-fold challenge: (1) coping with trauma; and (2) coping with grief. No two people grieve alike.

However, there are common threads in the grieving process. Research also suggests intersections between trauma and grief, whereby people may suffer trauma and grief simultaneously (traumatic grief). However, recovery from traumatic effects IS possible, because the human spirit is resilient.

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Sharing Our Stories Saving Ourselves

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1914 translation by H. Rackham

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Translation by H. Rackham

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