The SonRise Project creator Kelli Richardson Lawson introduces therapist Dr. Julie Lopez. She is a speaker, clinician and the founder ofViva Partnership, a multi-cultural marketing company. She is also the author of a book on implicit memory, entitled:Live Empowered: Rewire your Brains Implicit Memory to Thrive in Business, Love and Life. In this episode, Dr. Lopez discusses how to help ourselves and our families heal from the effects of PTSD and trauma. Not just on the individual level but also on the collective. She also references Dr. Joy DeGruw’s ground-breaking work on the condition known as “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” which is defined as the inherited legacy of genocide, trauma and familial displacement handed down generation after generation. She says the legacy of slavery can be felt in one’s everyday life, but in an unconscious way. Dr. Lopez urges listeners to look back at their family histories and the lives of their parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. Dr. Lopez discusses what to look for and what one can do to heal.