Have you ever noticed a behavior and wondered which patterns are authentically ours and which are the result of cultural PTSD? Cultural trauma and its impact on Black families has made its way into popular media in recent years. There has been a desire to understand how our ancestors’ experiences affect us today, and how our fathers’ wounds affect them and us.
In this episode of Hey, I’m Listening, Dr. Joann speaks with Ken Gordons about Healing the fathers’ wounds.
Ken Gordon is a business executive, pastor, husband, father, award-winning author, and community servant. He is a highly sought-after speaker on leadership, public service, civil rights, and parenting. He and his wife live in an empty nest in Charlotte, NC, and have four “adulting” children, two precious grandchildren, and a cockapoo.
Connect with Ken Gordons | email@example.com
What you can expect from this episode
00:22 What do we need to do in the Black community to usher in this new wave?
05:00 What’s so special about the relationship with the father?
07:30 Are fathers replaceable?
08:55 How do we heal the ancestry wounds?
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About Dr. Joan
Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialized in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.
Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.
In 2016, she founded Becoming Inc., and in 2020 she founded the Village of Peace not-for-profit organization. Dr. Joan is the author of 490: Forgive and Live fearlessly, Forgive: Master The Art of Letting Go, and Becoming the Journey to Love, and the mind behind the revolutionary new therapeutic modality and certification “The Forgiveness Method” launching in 2023.
Dr. Joan is a Jamaican-Canadian Toronto native who lives in the beautiful community of Kamloops, B.C., alongside her loving husband and family.
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