– Dr. Ruby Gibson
“As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Ruby Gibson.
Dr. Ruby Gibson is the co — founder and Executive Director of Freedom Lodge non-profit. In 2015, Dr. Gibson opened the Black Hills Historical Trauma Research & Recovery Center in Rapid City, SD.
For the past 35 years, Dr. Ruby Gibson has been dedicated to the craft and science of Historical Trauma recovery internationally and among our Native Peoples all around Turtle Island.
Dr. Gibson developed two intergenerational trauma recovery models Somatic Archaeology© and Generational Brainspotting™. She is the author of My Body, My Earth, The Practice of Somatic Archaeology, and My Body, My Breath Card Deck, a Tool for Transformation, co-designed with Ola Faye Thompson. Identifying our bodies and Mother Earth as parallel sources of biological, emotional and ancestral memory,
Dr. Gibson’s techniques were field tested for 25 years with amazing effectiveness. As a mixed — blood woman, Dr. Gibson’s life experience and ceremonial life guided her to develop these healing techniques. She has learned how to simplify the complexity of trauma recovery through the inspiration of her spiritual grandmothers and the four worlds of creation.
She believes we all have an amazing capacity to reconcile personal and cultural suffering when we have the proper skills.”
by Yitzi Weiner
Published December 232022, in Authority Magazine