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Healing Trauma through Family Constellations and Somatic Experiencing

Ancestral Wisdom from the Snail Clan of Tanzania

Foreword by Peter A. Levine
Published by Healing Arts Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

A holistic method for resolving individual and intergenerational trauma

• Explains how the author came to develop her system by integrating ancestral tribal wisdom with a fusion of two Western healing systems: Somatic Experiencing and Systemic Family Constellations Therapy

• Shares stories from her healing work around the world, showing how this system can help resolve PTSD, depression, sexual trauma, addiction, and chronic illness

• Presents action steps that readers can take immediately to engage the personal healing process

The journey to healing trauma is not always straightforward. As Efu Nyaki reveals in detail, the healing process is a complex ritual of energy movement on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Born and raised on Mount Kilimanjaro’s slopes in Tanzania, East Africa, Efu explains how she came to develop her profoundly successful system for helping people heal trauma by integrating ancestral tribal wisdom with a fusion of two Western healing systems: Somatic Experiencing and Systemic Family Constellations Therapy. She shares how her journey to become a healer was initiated by her grandfather, who told her the legend of the sacred healing snail of the Nyaki clan. She explains how she discovered Somatic Experiencing and Systemic Family Constellations Therapy and how combining these therapies created a powerful system for releasing cellular memories and healing the intergenerational and collective traumas hidden beneath the surface of suffering. Sharing stories from her healing work around the world, she presents action steps—such as meditations, breathwork, and creating a family tree—that readers can take immediately to regulate their nervous systems, deepen their awareness, and engage the personal healing process.

Demonstrating how trauma survivors can transform their suffering into vibrant wholeness, the author shows how healing trauma is the result of bringing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our lives into an integrated coherence.

About The Author

Efu Nyaki is a healer born and raised in Tanzania who works internationally facilitating trainings and workshops on trauma healing as well as conducting individual and group sessions on trauma healing both in person and online. The cofounder of AFYA, a women’s holistic healing center in Brazil, she is a faculty member at the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and a professor of Systemic Family Constellations Therapy at the Hellinger Science Institute. She lives in Brazil.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press (November 7, 2023)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781644118528

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Raves and Reviews

“Efu Nyaki is a ‘healer of traumas.’ In this insightful and thought-provoking book, Nyaki shares how trauma becomes trapped in our bodies. By tapping into the wisdom of your body and the strength of your ancestry, she offers a way out through simple, yet powerful exercises. With illuminating stories of her clients, we are shown a path to being whole again. A must-read for those searching for a new way to heal old wounds!”

– Anuradha Dayal-Gulati, Ph.D., author of Heal Your Ancestral Roots

“In the first exploration of its kind, Efu Nyaki masterfully draws from her ancestral wellspring of love, wisdom, and strength to seamlessly weave Somatic Experiencing’s restoration of optimal nervous system functioning with Systemic Family Constellation Therapy’s untangling of intergenerational familial patterns. Delight in the resourceful ‘stories’ told by the body and spirit, arising from the magical marriage of these two profound healing systems used to heal the roots of a variety of mental, physical, and relational wounds.”

– Maggie Kline, LMFT, Somatic Experiencing International faculty member, coauthor of Trauma through a

“Whoever is lucky enough to read this book has already won a gift in this incarnation. It makes a direct connection with life energy and its memories, restores the healing power that lives in us, and it restores the basic and hierarchical principles related to our parents and our ancestors. The author’s story is exciting and she leaves her mark on this existence.”

– Sonia Gomes, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and Somatic Experiencing International advanced faculty me

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