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Turning Towards Individual, Ancestral + Collective Trauma

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Turning towards Individual, Ancestral and Collective Trauma: A Contribution towards Healing the Wounds of the Past

with Thomas Hübl

Date/Time: February 24th, 11:30am - 1:00pm PST


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The trauma response is an intelligent function that life developed over millions of years in order to protect the survival of individuals and collectives. As a protective function, it serves life. However, the parts of life or pockets of energy that have been split off can ultimately threaten the wellbeing of the entire system. In this way, trauma creates internal fragmentation that leads to the manifestation of external fragmentation and ultimately perpetuates itself.

In this workshop, Thomas Hüebl will explore the experiential aspects of individual, ancestral and collective trauma, and illuminate both the overlaps and the distinctions between the three. Together, we will examine how trauma and resourcing intertwine and operate in our unconscious, underlining and forming many of our cultural conceptions. Deepening our understanding of the impact of trauma on us as individuals, on our teams, and our communities is the first step towards an increase in resilience, compassion, vitality and an increased flow of creativity.


If everybody looks through broken glass, then together, we are looking at a world that looks broken. When I notice my crack in my window, and you notice yours, and we start healing our cracks, then we start to look at the world through clear glass. And that’s what trauma healing does. It starts unifying the world.

~ Thomas Hübl


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 facilitating 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 genocide in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina. He is the author of the book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, available here. His non-profit organization, the Pocket Project, works to support the healing of collective trauma throughout the world.



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