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Conversation, November 2020: Francesca Maxime

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Topic: Embodied anti-racism

This conversation is about how to find mindful, embodied responses to racialization and racism.

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Francesca Marguerite Maximé., is a Haitian-Dominican Italian-American embodied antiracism educator, somatic psychotherapist, award-winning poet/author, certified mindfulness meditation teacher. She also hosts the ReRooted podcast on Ram Dass’s Be Here Now Network focusing on neuroscience, trauma healing, social justice, and the creative arts. Francesca integrates secular mindfulness wisdom practices on gratitude, forgiveness and compassion with Buddhist psychology, attachment theory, modern neuroscience, psychoeducation, positive neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, Focusing, narrative expression and somatic “bottom-up” approaches. She's certified in Relational Life Therapy for couples, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing Oriented Therapy, Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy, mindfulness, and has also completed Brainspotting 1 & 2 and several Coherence Therapy trainings. She practices privately seeing adults, couples and groups around the country and world as an antiracism educator and somatic coach through her Maximé Clarity, LLC offerings, also working with a group somatic psychotherapy practice in Brooklyn, New York: Brooklyn Somatic Psychotherapy.

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