Revisiting Slavery’s Legacy: What Would Healing Look Like?—Belvie Rooks, Thomas Norman DeWolf and Dan Booth Cohen, PhD
Thomas Norman DeWolf was astounded to discover that he was descended from the most powerful slave-trading family in US history. Belvie Rooks stood in an Elmina slave dungeon in Ghana, trying to imagine what reaching the “door of no return” must have felt like for an enslaved African ancestor. Acknowledging the depths of the trans-generational wounds we all carry allows for deeper dialogue and the possibility healing and of reconciliation. In this session, they will be joined by Dr. Dan Booth Cohen leading an experiential Systemic Family Constellation exercise. This will encourage participants to perceive the morphogenetic resonance with victim and perpetrator energies that reside in their family of origin and, by extension, themselves. Dr. Cohen is author of I Carry Your Heart in My Heart.
Dan Booth Cohen, Ph.D.
2011 US Systemic Constellations Conference