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Fri, Apr 14


Epigenetics and Marianismo CEU Course

This is a LIVE Virtual Workshop for Clinicians and healers looking to expand their understanding of the impact of Epigenetics in Latinidad. CEU certificate only available for CA Clinicians.

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Epigenetics and Marianismo CEU Course
Epigenetics and Marianismo CEU Course

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2023, 12:00 PM – Apr 15, 2023, 4:00 PM

About the event

"Epigenetics & Marianismo: Using Ancestral Knowing to Heal Legacy Wounds”

LatinxTherapy Sponsored CEU Virtual Course for LCSWs, LMFT, ACSW, MFTI

4 CEUs provided by CALMFT*

Curated and Led by: Cynthia Alonzo Perez, LCSW  of Rooted in Reflection

BBS CA#29856

Date: Selected Dates throughout 2024, virtually


April 14, 2024

*ceus only available for CA MSWs, MFTs. Healers outside of CA are welcome to join. 

Course title:  "Epigenetics & Marianismo: Using Ancestral Knowing to Heal Legacy Wounds”

Materials to bring to Virtual Course: A journal, a pen/pencil, a picture of your family (on your phone is fine).

Course Syllabus

Course Objective: There is little research done on the effects of Marianismo on emotional wellness. This course will discuss the data around health disparities in Latina women and how colonialism, machismo and religion has historically contributed to women’s role in Marianismo and as a mother. We will discuss how Marianismo in our lineage may come up subconsciously within us and gain awareness and coping tools for this phenomenon.

This course considers the intergenerational experience and traumatic impacts of colonialism and patriarchy on mothers and how that impacts their connection with their children. This course is taught with a lens centered around the often unspoken impacts of Machismo in Latinidad.

Learning Objectives:

Increase the awareness of the effects of colonialism and patriarchy on our nervous system.

Provide common language for clinicians to identify intergenerational patterns in families.

Gain personal awareness and coping skills as a Latine clinician serving Latine families.


1.Participants will be able to identify 3 ways Marianismo has impacted intergenerational healing.

2.Participants will increase their knowledge of epigenetic evolution and ways to use family history as a reference point for resiliency.

3.Participants will be able to identify 2 ways inherited machismo and marianismo impacts the mental and physical health of Latina mothers.

4. Participants will be able to identify legacy burdens and support ancestral healing as a tool for client wellness.

Works Cited

Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez Prisca. For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color. Seal Press, 2021.

Estes, Clarissa Pinkola. Women Who Run with Wolves. Rider, 1992.

GUERRERO, DIANE. In the Country We Love: My Family Divided. GRIFFIN, 2019.

Gutiérrez Natalie Y. The Pain We Carry: Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2022.

Lara-Cinisomo, Sandraluz, et al. “Perinatal Depression Treatment Preferences among Latina Mothers.” Qualitative Health Research, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Feb. 2014,

Menakem, Resmaa. My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. Penguin Books.

Nuñez, Alicia, et al. “Machismo, Marianismo, and Negative Cognitive-Emotional Factors: Findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study.” Journal of Latina/o Psychology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Nov. 2016,

WOLYN, MARK. It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle. VERMILION, 2022.

*** There must be a minimum of 8 participants for the course to take place. If we have to cancel you will recieve an email with a refund 48hrs in advance. Thank you. 

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  • CA CEU Spot

    This is for the 4 CA CEU certificate and includes access to the private group and recordings.

    +$3.33 service fee
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  • Just the info- No Ceu

    Are you located outside of CA? This is welcome to healers in any state. Includes access to private group and recordings.

    +$2.78 service fee
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