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May Book Club

We will be reading "Break the Cycle" by Dr. Mariel Buqué. A guide to healing intergenerational trauma.

May Book Club
May Book Club

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Date and time is TBD


About the Event

Time Of Butterflies Mission: Time Of Butterflies creates a supportive community that provides a healing space for women of color.

Vision: We counter the experience of trauma with a sensitive and competent multidisciplinary response. Time Of Butterflies provides workshops and community events that help women heal via therapeutic services. We also focus on community building, and providing a space for women to come together. We do this because we believe that the best healing happens within a community. Our goal is to provide resources and workshops to help improve the quality of life of women affected by trauma.

Time of Butterflies is launching a book club! Join us this May as we read the best-selling book Break The Cycle: A Guide To Healing Intergenerational Trauma by the incomparable Dr. Mariel Buque. We will meet at the end of the month to discuss this nourishing text, workshop themes, and implement wellness practices with our founder and licensed therapist, Giselle Bonilla. We'll also host a bonus writing workshop with board member and author of First in the Family, Jessica Hoppe.

Who is Dr. Mariel Buqué:

Dr. Mariel Buqué (pronounced like a bouquet of flowers) is a first-generation Black Dominican psychologist, a world-renowned intergenerational trauma expert, and the author of the bestselling book Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma. Her mission is to help reduce the recurrence of Intergenerational ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) within communities of color.

Dr. Buqué earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Columbia University, where she also trained as a 3-year fellow in holistic mental health within Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), an initiative that was backed by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). There, she offered culturally-responsive mental health services across multiple specialty clinics, including Columbia Medical’s OB/GYN and Primary Care clinics.

Upon seeing the huge gap in trauma-informed care and trauma-informed institutional action that specifically addresses the needs of underserved communities, Dr. Buqué sought out to develop a holistic system of care, with equity and prevention at the center. This is the method that is central within her consultation and therapy practice, the Break the Cycle Trauma Center (BTC).

Dr. Buqué is widely sought out for her clinical expertise and trauma approach and her work and weekly mental health tips can be found at

We're thrilled to launch this offering and hope you will join us, and see you there!

You can purchase the book at this link:

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