Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds
A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Healing Shared TraumaWhat can you do when you carry scars not on your body, but within your soul? And what happens when those spiritual wounds exist not just in you, but in everyone in your family, community, and even beyond? Spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl has spent years investigating why it is that old and seemingly disconnected traumas can seed their way through communities and across generations. His work culminates in Healing Collective Trauma, a new perspective on trauma that addresses both its visible effects and its most hidden roots. Thomas combines deep knowledge of mystical traditions with the latest scientific research. "In this way," writes Thomas, "we are weaving a double helix between ancient wisdom and contemporary understanding." Thomas details the Collective Trauma Integration Process, a group-based modality for evoking and eventually dissolving stuck traumatic energies. Providing structured practices for both students and group facilitators, Healing Collective Trauma is intended to build a practical tool kit for integration. Here, you will learn: - The innumerable ways trauma shapes our world--from identity and health to economy, geopolitics, and the state of the environment
- The concept of "trauma loyalty"--unconscious group bonds based in a pain narrative
- How the climate crisis is both a manifestation of humanity's collective trauma and an opportunity to heal
- "Retrocausality"--how the power of presence can reshape the past and make new futures possible Including essays contributed by experts such as Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. Otto Scharmer, Dr. Christina Bethell, and Ken Wilber, Healing Collective Trauma offers not just an advanced look at community trauma but also a hopeful glimpse of the future. As Thomas declares, "Together, I believe we can and must heal the 'soul wound' that marks us all. In so doing, we will awaken to the luminous possibility and profound potential of our true, mutual nature as humankind."
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About the Author
Thomas Hübl is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator whose lifelong work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science. Since the early 2000s, he has been leading large-scale events and courses that focus on the healing and integration of trauma, with a special focus on the shared history of Israelis and Germans. Over the last decade, he has facilitated dialogue with thousands of people around healing the collective traumas of racism, oppression, colonialism, and genocides, in the US, Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina. He has been teaching workshops and presenting trainings for Harvard Medical School since 2019. His nonprofit organization, the Pocket Project, works to support the healing of collective trauma throughout the world. He is the author of the book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, which outlines his methodology called the Collective Trauma Integration Process as a safe framework for guiding groups through collective trauma. Learn more at thomashuebl.com.Julie Jordan Avritt is a professional ghostwriter, author collaborator, content advisor, and integral thinker working with global changemakers, cultural upstarts, and renegades on a mission to inspire humanity in a time of great transition. Her clients have had bestsellers on the New York Times's and Washington Post's bestseller lists and have been placed in highly ranked publications. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her daughter, Journey, and two feline companions, Truman Catpote and Esther, Destroyer of Worlds.