When I started Tiny Buddha, one of my main goals was to help us all heal the traumas that haunt us and hold us back in life. In much the same way that our personal traumas hinder us each individually, our collective trauma adversely affects the whole world. And healing that trauma is critical for the future of humanity and the planet.
If, like me, you want to do your part to help us all heal the wounds that are passed down through generations, I highly recommend checking out the Collective Trauma Summit, a free, 10-day online event starting on Tuesday, September 22nd.
This powerful summit will bring together over 45 experts on the topic of collective healing including leading psychotherapists, visionaries, researchers, performers, poets, and peacemakers in the world.
With panel discussions, guided meditations, and performances by acclaimed poets and musicians, the Collective Trauma Summit will surely help us find strength and healing through this intense period of massive upheaval and change.
During this free event, which you can access from any internet-enabled device, there will 4-5 daily talks, each available for a 48-hour period. The summit will cover a range of collective trauma topics, including:
- How personal and collective trauma are intimately linked
- How intergenerational and ancestral trauma operates in individuals and family lineages
- The triggering of racial and cultural trauma and what we can do to shift and transform it for real change
- Why healing collective trauma is critical for the future of our planet
- What we can do to address and resolve war and long-standing conflicts
- What we can learn from the recent health care and pandemic crisis
Some of the featured experts include:
- Gabor Maté – Bestselling Author, Speaker
- Valarie Kaur – Seasoned Civil Rights Activist & Bestselling Author
- Daniel J. Siegel, MD – Bestselling Author, Founder of the Mindsight Institute
- Joy Harjo – Poet Laureate of the United States
- Rick Hanson, Ph.D. – Psychologist, Senior Fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, & New York Times Best-Selling Author
- Priya Parker – Master Facilitator, Strategic Advisor, Acclaimed Author & Host of the New York Times Podcast, “Together Apart”
- Mark Wolynn – Director of the Family Constellation Institute
- Sharon Salzberg – Meditation Teacher, Co-Founder of the Insight Meditation Society, Bestselling Author
- Angel Acosta – Principal, Acosta Consulting; a leader in bridging the gaps between leadership, social justice, and mindfulness.
- Margaret Wheatley – Bestselling Author of 10 Books, President of The Berkana Institute
- Stephen W. Porges – Founding Director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium, Indiana University
- Charles Eisenstein – Speaker and Author
- Ruth King – Founder of Mindful of Race Institute
Collective trauma affects every one of us, but not everyone will acknowledge and address it—which is why people like us need to come together with open hearts and minds to explore how we can end needless suffering and heal the wounds that carry through generations.
To help support and accelerate a much-needed global shift, click the link below to register for free:
When you register, you’ll get free access to the first chapter of host Thomas Hübl’s upcoming book, Healing Collective Trauma, that will be published in the fall.
I hope you find this event both inspiring and illuminating!
About Lori Deschene
Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal and other books and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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