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Tue, Aug 22


St. Ann & Holy Trinity Church.

Book Launch with author, Minaa B. & Dr. Mariel Buqué.

Join us to celebrate and discover the power of collective healing in this research-based and real-world guide to moving past trauma and adversity—together.

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Book Launch with author, Minaa B. & Dr. Mariel Buqué.
Book Launch with author, Minaa B. & Dr. Mariel Buqué.

Time & Location

Aug 22, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

St. Ann & Holy Trinity Church., 157 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

About the Event

About The Book: 

Discover the power of collective healing in this research-based and real-world guide to moving past trauma and adversity—together.  Adversity comes in many forms, and can make us feel alone in our pain, even years after the fact. But as wellness coach and licensed therapist Minaa B. observes, we can’t heal in isolation. The best way to move past individual trauma is through connection and community—healing ourselves and one another.

In this powerful and practical guide, Minaa shares therapeutic tools, client stories, and actionable insights to help you on your healing journey, along with reflections from her personal experiences. Each chapter focuses on a common emotional struggle—from overcoming dysfunctional family patterns to developing emotional maturity, finding our village, navigating racial trauma, and moving past isolation and despair.

Through her unique mix of deeply honest personal stories, proven practices, and prompts for writing and reflection, Minaa helps readers finally face their struggles, get unstuck, and transform their thinking—to claim agency in their own lives and circumstances, and to use that power to help heal a broken world.

About the Author: 

Minaa B. is a writer, author, and the founder of Minaa B. Consulting, a mental health consulting practice that works with organizations to help them develop psychological safety and become mental health inclusive. She is also a licensed mental health professional and worked as a therapist specializing in treating depression, anxiety, and trauma. 

An expert in her field, Minaa sits on the Mental Health Advisory Committee for Wondermind, a mental fitness company co-founded by Selena Gomez. Minaa has also been featured in various media outlets such as Red Table Talk, Peace of Mind With Taraji, BBC, Essence, and more. She lives in New York City.

About Conversation Partner:

Dr. Mariel Buqué is an Afro-Dominican psychologist. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University, where she also trained as a fellow in holistic mental health. She is a world-renowned intergenerational trauma expert and the author of the book Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma. Her clinical framework is holistic and infuses ancient and indigenous healing practices into a modern, comprehensive therapeutic approach.

She has utilized her training in holistic care to integrate holistic practices, like sound bath meditation and breathwork, into therapy, which has helped to deepen trauma healing for an entire generation of clients. She additionally provides healing workshops to Fortune 100 companies including Google, Capital One, and Meta and lectures within the psychology department at Columbia University. Dr. Buqué is widely sought out for her clinical expertise and trauma approach and has been featured on major media outlets including The Today Show, Good Morning America, and ABC News. She has been named as a School of Greatness’s 100 Greatest People Doing Good in 2022 and an inaugural Verywell Mind 25 Mental Health Champion.


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  • Pre-Order: Break The Cycle

    Pub Date: January 2, 2024. The definitive, paradigm shifting guide to healing intergenerational trauma—weaving together scientific research with practical exercises and stories from the therapy room—from Dr. Mariel Buqué, Ph.D, a Columbia University-trained, trauma-informed, psychologist, professor, and practitioner of holistic healing.

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