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Healing Colorado’s Collective Trauma: Honoring Shared Loss and Promoting Resilience
December 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am MST
The Zoom link for Thursday’s workshop will be emailed one hour prior to the 9:00 a.m. MST (US) start.
“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 begin to look at the world through clear glass. And that’s what trauma healing does.”
— Thomas Hübl
Healing Colorado’s Collective Trauma
Honoring Shared Loss and Promoting Resilience
— Free Virtual Workshop —
Wednesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 2, 2021
9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time
Please join us for a free and engaging virtual workshop featuring
Thomas Hübl, renowned teacher, author and international facilitator
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
About the Workshop
Healing Colorado’s Collective Trauma is critical to the prevention of violence and creating a society that supports human flourishing.
In the last 20 years, Colorado has been disproportionately impacted by violence and ranks fourth in the U.S. in the number of mass shootings. In addition, Black and Latino communities in Denver have experienced dramatic increases in violent crime in recent years. As a result, Coloradoans have a shared legacy of collective trauma, which reduces our capacity to see and heal psychological wounds. This trauma diminishes well-being, elevates fear, and perpetuates violence in individuals and communities.
This workshop will introduce the concepts of individual, ancestral and collective trauma, as well as resilience. As we understand the nature and effects of trauma, we can more effectively work together to prevent the atrocities and systemic disruptions that lead to this phenomenon in the first place.
Thomas Hübl is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator whose lifelong work integrates the insights of great wisdom traditions with discoveries of science. Since 2004, he has taught and facilitated programs with more than 100,000 people. The origin of his work and more than two decades of study and practice on healing collective trauma is detailed in his book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds. To learn more, please visit https://thomashuebl.com.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences Magazine recently published an article which gives a more comprehensive overview about the partnership and workshop. You may read the article by clicking here.
Day 1 – Wednesday, December 1, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time (US)
- Exploring the nature of individual, ancestral and collective trauma
- Increasing awareness of trauma symptoms in our daily lives and interactions
- Connecting to inner and outer sources of resilience
- Introducing the concepts of Global Social Witnessing, as well as direct, structural and attentional violence
Day 2 – Thursday, December 2, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time (US)
- Cultivating coherence and synchronization
- Engaging our Global Social Witnessing to shift from bystander to active witness of the impact of Colorado tragedies
- Sharing our insights and inspirations for next steps
For a list of Mental Health resources, please click here.
About the Workshop Sponsors and Partnership
To support trauma-informed living and leadership in individuals and organizations, the Pocket Project helps to address and integrate individual, ancestral and collective trauma. We aim to heal the wounds from the past, thus shifting humanity towards a path of creativity, effective collaboration and innovation.
For more than 25 years, the University of Colorado’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) has studied and implemented programs to prevent violence in schools and communities across Colorado, the U.S., and abroad. CSPV prevents violence and promotes healthy development by partnering with decision-makers and stakeholders to strategically integrate the best available research into practice.
Naropa University is North America’s leading institution of contemplative education. Naropa University’s division of Mission, Culture and Inclusive Community lead the charge of Naropa’s violence prevention work. This work includes an emphasis on compassionate engagement with an evolving world that integrates justice, equity, diversity and inclusion into all community engagement efforts.
We are also grateful for the promotional support from the following Community Partners:
If your organization or institution is interested in becoming a Community Partner, please contact Beverly Kingston at CU Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, email@example.com or 303.492.9046.
In addition to your RSVP, please consider a gift to support the Healing Collective Trauma Workshop Fund
The online group support offered here is exclusively for physically and mentally healthy people with average resilience. It does not replace any medical or psychological examination, therapy or treatment. The content of the events does not constitute any medical diagnoses, treatments or recommendations for therapy. In case of reasonable doubts, Sharing the Presence E.V. / Pocket Project reserves the right to refuse a participant access to events; this applies especially in cases where the participant informs Sharing the Presence E.V. / Pocket Project of physical and mental illnesses, the intake of medication or the consumption of drugs or intoxicants, or of which Sharing the Presence E.V. / Pocket Project gains knowledge. An advance free consultation is possible. I hereby declare that I am physically and mentally healthy, especially psychologically stable and of average resilience, and that I am not taking any psychotropic drugs or am consuming any narcotics or intoxicants that require prescriptions.
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