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Integration Practices

The Summit has ended, but you can still enjoy these Highlights.

The live Summit took place from Sept. 19 – 28, 2021. 

You can watch the Encore here through October 3 >

We hope you enjoy these guided practices for grounding and resourcing. Each practice will be available to watch for free until the end of the Summit.

Day 1

Staci K. Haines

Will be posted on September 19 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Somatics and Social Justice Practice

    Staci K. Haines

    Co-Founder of Generative Somatics, Author, Senior Somatic Teacher

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    About this session:

    Somatics understands that safety, belonging, and dignity are core needs for all people. Yet, our society and economy don’t meet these needs equitably.  This “power-over” system is the root cause of many traumas, both individual and collective.

    In this session, we’ll look at a framework for understanding somatics and trauma healing, within a social context, and then get a chance to practice.  We’ll practice things trauma doesn’t teach us, like centering, knowing what we care about, and consent.  We’ll then learn techniques to support and work with contractions, numbness and other somatic patterns, so you can have daily resources for your own healing or work for social change.

    “One of the quickest ways to get present again is to notice what’s happening in sensation.” – Staci K. Haines

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    Staci K. Haines

    Staci K. Haines is a national leader in the field of Somatics, specializing in intersecting personal and social change. Staci is the co-founder of generative somatics, a multiracial social justice organization bringing somatics to social and climate justice leaders and organizations. She leads programs in somatics, trauma and resilience, and embodied leadership for healers, social change leaders, and innovators. She is also a senior teacher at Strozzi Institute and a Certified Master Somatic Coach. Her latest book The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice (North Atlantic Press 2019) is based on her work to transform the impact of individual and social trauma, and strengthen the interdependence of personal and social change. Staci is also the author of Healing Sex: A Mind Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma (Cleis 1999, 2007), and is the founder of generationFIVE, a community based organization whose mission is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations.

    Learn more at thepoliticsoftrauma.com, generativesomatics.org, and generationFIVE.org

Day 1

Matthew Sanford

Will be posted on September 19 at 12:01am New York time.

  • The Body’s Role in Healing Trauma

    Matthew Sanford

    Author, Speaker, Yoga Teacher, Founder of Mind Body Solutions

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    About this session:

    Reclaiming the body’s inner dimension plays an integral role in the process of healing trauma.  Matthew Sanford draws upon his unique story as a trauma survivor and a thirty-year paralyzed yoga practitioner to set the context for a forty minute experiential mind-body practice. Participants engage in a series of mind-body practices that emphasize the sensations of grounding and expansion in relationship to our interceptive and proprioceptive abilities. They also gain insights into how trauma lands in the mind-body relationship as well as how body-based practices can aid in the processes of its transformation.

    “Living in your whole body and through all your spaces is actually your birthright.” – Matthew Sanford

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    Matthew Sanford

    Matthew Sanford is an expert in the process transformation through the healing power of yoga. Paralyzed from the chest down at age thirteen and beginning yoga at age twenty-five, Matthew knows firsthand the transformative effect that yoga can have on the mind-body relationship. He is an internationally recognized yoga teacher for people of all abilities, a sought-after public speaker, and founder of the non-profit Mind Body Solutions. He is the author of the critically acclaimed WAKING: A MEMOIR OF TRAUMA AND TRANSCENDENCE (Rodale: 2006).  He is also a collaborator with Bessel van der Kolk (Trauma Research Foundation), featured presenter in both their certificate program in trauma studies and at the Boston Trauma Conference. Learn more at mindbodysolutions.org.

Day 1

Linda Thai

Will be posted on September 19 at 12:01am New York time.

  • The Gift of Orienting Towards Pain: Soul-Filled Stories from an Adult Child of Refugees

    Linda Thai, LMSW, ERYT-200, CLYL

    Trauma Therapist, Speaker, Storyteller, Teacher, Adult Child of Vietnamese Boat People

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    Warning: this guided integration practice includes graphic depictions of the Vietnamese and Syrian refugee crises, references to wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan. Please consider whether these references may be disturbing to you. If you anticipate this topic to be too triggering for you to hear about and effectively process on your own, we recommend you choose not to listen.

    About this session:

    A brief introduction to entertaining the possibility of orienting towards pain and suffering, by honoring the gift of grief. After short story-telling, enjoy a cultural somatics experiential.

    “Grief is a solitary journey that we can’t do alone.” – Linda Thai

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    Linda Thai

    Linda Thai is a trauma therapist and somatic educator. She is a storyteller, freelance educator, and adjunct faculty member at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and has assisted Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, an internationally renowned psychiatrist and trauma expert, in his private small group workshops aimed at healing attachment trauma.

    After surviving post-war Vietnam, her family sought refuge in Australia. As a young adult, she traveled extensively and intensively, in search of herself and in search of home. In between freelance gigs, she stumbled through meditation centers, ashrams, couch-surfed and camped, recovering from addiction to substances and behaviors, recovering from a trauma history that she was unaware that she had.  She now lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, in a little cabin without running water, down a trail into the woods, with her husband and their dog. They live simply and close to the earth.

    Learn more at linda-thai.com/

     

Day 1

Juan

Will be posted on September 19 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Mandala Poetry Insight Healing Exercises

    Juan Felipe Herrera

    Mexican-American Performer and Activist, US Poet Laureate 2015–2017

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    About this session:

    A fun teaching on writing poetry with multiple prompts and ideas to play with. Encouragement to draw, color, move, and write outside the lines of life in order to access your creative flow and bring it into form. This inspiring video offers multiple creative practices to explore, as well as additional poetry readings as well!  

    “So many of us are craving fulfillment and wished we had fulfillment, and don’t know where it is or what it is. When, in fact, all it is, is giving of ourselves.” – Juan Felipe Herrera 

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    Juan Felipe Herrera

    Juan Felipe Herrera is the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States (2015–2016) and is the first Latino to hold the position. From 2012–2014, Herrera served as California State Poet Laureate. Herrera’s many collections of poetry include; Every Day We Get More Illegal; Notes on the Assemblage; Senegal Taxi; Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems, a recipient of the PEN/Beyond Margins Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross The Border: Undocuments 1971–2007. He is also the author of Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse, which received the Americas Award. His books of prose for children include: SkateFate, Calling The Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award; Upside Down Boy, which was adapted into a musical for young audiences in New York City; and Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box. His book Jabberwalking, a children’s book focused on turning your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry, came out in 2018. Herrera is also a performance artist and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.

    Learn more at blueflowerarts.com/artist/juan-felipe-herrera

Day 1

Karen Gold Sherman

Will be posted on September 19 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Easy and Powerful Practices to Regulate Your Nervous System

    Karen Gold Sherman

    Somatic Experience Practitioner and Body Centered Therapist

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    About this session:

    As you journey through the Collective Trauma Summit, you might experience being inspired, heartbreak, outrage, grief and more. This guided practice draws on awareness, gentle movement, touch, and breath to support your nervous system to digest what is arising and support your whole-body well-being. It can be done seated or standing, to bring about new awareness, acceptance and integration of your experience. Karen draws from her work as a senior student of Thomas Huebl, Peter Levine, Diane Poole Heller, Raja Selvam, Nancy Napier, Maureen Gallagher and more.

    “Our nervous system is trying to manage feeling all these big feelings. We can begin to resource our nervous system and digest a bit of what’s been happening.” – Karen Gold Sherman

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    Karen Gold Sherman

    Karen Gold Sherman has been a student of Thomas for the past 8 years. She says studying with Thomas and being in the Sangha has fulfilled some of her deepest longings of being seen and met and becoming; awakened a deeper presence and light.  She has had the opportunity to assist in Thomas’s US TWT2, his Collective Trauma Course through the California Institute of Integral Studies and his Collective Trauma Healing online program. She also co-led a Practice Group.  She was part of the Pocket Project CoVID response working with therapists and now co-facilitate a Lab in the Pocket Project on Racialized Trauma in the US. Her work engages the body’s innate wisdom, helping to gently renegotiate old emotional and physical trauma patterns to move toward resilience and self-regulation. She also has over 30 years of experience in sensory integration; neuro-developmental treatment; and body-centered psychotherapy with children, adults and families.  Her work currently is with adults with an emphasis on early attachment and developmental trauma. She is a Somatic Experience practitioner and was on the faculty at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing for 10 years. She is trained in Biodynamic Cranial Sacral work with Franklyn Sills. She was a senior assistant in DARE training (somatic attachment work) developed by Diane Poole Heller. She has Advanced training with Peter Levine in Depression, Aggression and the Life Force and Complex Syndromes and has assisted in other of Peter’s trainings.  She is also a Senior Somatic Experiencing Assistant.

Day 1

Gary Joplin

Will be posted on September 19 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Somatic Practice for Grounding and Synchronizing the Body Mind

    Gary Joplin

    International Expert in Somatic Training and Embodiment, Professional Choreographer and Stage Director

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    About this session:

    Expand your mind-body awareness through guided movements, tapping, self-massage, and breathwork. This somatic practice will awaken your inner awareness in order to bring various components of your being into greater alignment for a more expanded physical, emotional, and creative perception.

    “This practice is designed not only to help you regulate your nervous system but also to open up the possibility to feel more deeply into your physical structure and the interface between your emotions and the physical body.” – Gary Joplin

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    Gary Joplin

    Gary Joplin is an international expert in somatic training and embodiment, as well as a professional choreographer and stage director. As a meditation and body mind awareness specialist, Gary conducts training courses and workshops in Europe, Israel, China and the United States. He is a contributing somatic facilitator and coach for Mobius Leadership, a Visiting Master in somatic practices for The Octave Institute in China, as well as a member of the faculty for the School of Life Therapists in Holland and the Academy of Inner Science in Germany, where he has worked closely with Thomas Hübl in many international projects. His playful precision softly invites people into a deeper synchronicity within their own bodies, awakening clarity, grounded vitality, and powerful embodied potential. His work guides people into deeper states of inner awareness, opening doors to more expanded physical, emotional, and creative perception and expression.

Day 1

Kosha Joubert

Will be posted on September 19 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Trauma-Informed Living: Basic Skills and Practices

    Kosha Joubert

    Host, CEO of the Pocket Project, Former CEO of the Global Ecovillage Network

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    About this session:

    In this video, we’ll review practices that can help us become more trauma-sensitive as we start to integrate and heal trauma in and around us. Following a quick review of what composes individual, ancestral, and collective trauma, we’ll explore the two “human superpowers” of presence and relationality, and receive practices and tools for becoming more grounded and resilient.

    “Together we build coherent group spaces where each of us can feel the grounding of the others.” – Kosha Joubert

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    Kosha Joubert

    Kosha Anja Joubert serves as CEO of the Pocket Project, dedicated to restoring a fragmented world by addressing and integrating ancestral and collective trauma. She holds an MSc in Organisational Development, is an international facilitator, author, coach and consultant, and has worked extensively in the fields of sustainable development, community engagement and intercultural collaboration. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has been dedicated to the healing of divides and transformational edge-work ever since. She has authored several books and received the Dadi Janki Award (2017) for engaging spirituality in life and work and the One World Award (2018) for her work in building the Global Ecovillage Network to a worldwide movement reaching out to over 6000 communities on all continents. Learn more here.

Day 1

Thomas Hübl

Will be posted on September 19 at 12:01am New York time.

  • Guided Meditation: The 3-Sync Practice

    Thomas Hübl

    Host, Teacher, Author of Healing Collective Trauma, and Founder of the Academy of Inner Science

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    About this session:
    The “3-sync” practice refers to the synchronization of our physical, emotional, and mental experience. This awareness practice helps us make space to digest and integrate information that can otherwise be overwhelming.

    “You can come back to this practice again and again as a way of saying ‘Ok I’ll take a moment’, because overwhelm needs space; it needs digestion in order to integrate the experience.” – Thomas Hübl

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    Thomas Hübl 

    Thomas Hübl is a 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, genocides in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina. He has been teaching workshops and presenting trainings for Harvard Medical School since 2019. 

    His non-profit 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. Learn more online at www.collectivetraumabook.com and thomashuebl.com

Meet Your Online Summit Hosts

  • Thomas Hübl

    Host, Teacher, Author of Healing Collective Trauma, and Founder of the Academy of Inner Science

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    Thomas Hübl 

    Thomas Hübl is a 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, genocides in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina. He has been teaching workshops and presenting trainings for Harvard Medical School since 2019. 

    His non-profit 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. Learn more online at www.collectivetraumabook.com and thomashuebl.com

  • Dr. Laura Calderón de la Barca

    Host, Psychotherapist, Cultural Analyst and Collective Healing Researcher

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    Dr. Laura Calderón de la Barca

    Dr. Laura Calderón de la Barca is a psychotherapist, cultural analyst, author and educator. She has a passion for supporting people, individually and as part of a community, to live life to the fullest, and does so through her psychotherapeutic and counselling work with individuals, couples and groups over the last 14 years. She also provides professional training, educational material, research and has offered presentations on various national media in Mexico and Canada. Besides degrees in Literature and Linguistics (BAHons), Discourse Analysis (MA) and Social, Community and Organizational Studies, (PhD, Chaos and complexity theories applied to social healing) Laura holds diplomas as Narrative Therapist (from the Latin American Institute of Family Studies, Mexico City), Anger Management Specialist (with Moose Anger Management in Vancouver, Canada) and Intuitive Integral Psychotherapist and Trainer from the Masters Center for Transformation (Ashland, Oregon). She studies with Thomas Hübl since 2016, graduated from the first Pocket Project training, has participated in the first 2 Collective Trauma Summits as a panelist and then a host, facilitated the Latin-American, Mexican and Colombia Collective Trauma Exploration Labs, and hosts BIPOC spaces in courses offered by Thomas. Beside her PhD thesis, a written psychotherapeutic prototype session for Mexico, she edited a pioneering book on Collective healing with Maurizio Andolfi (The Oaxaca Book, Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia, Roma: 2008), and has been active in the field of collective healing since 2004.

    Learn more here: https://www.terapiaparamexico.com/english/aboutus.html

  • Robin Alfred

    Host, Executive Coach, Facilitator of Transformation Fields, and Purpose Consultant

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    Robin Alfred

    Robin Alfred has been studying with Thomas for over 13 years. He is a Senior Student and has had the honour and delight of serving as a mentor on many of Thomas’s online courses and of being one of the co-hosts of the previous 2 Online Trauma Summits. Robin’s passion is to support individual and collective awakening through the embodiment of the timeless, and yet contemporary, mystical teachings that Thomas offers. He practices this in his work as an executive coach, leadership trainer, event facilitator and organisational consultant, all of which have a global reach. He describes his purpose as ‘the facilitation of  transformational and healing fields’ – be this in individuals, groups or organisations. Born into a Jewish family, with refugee grandparents who suffered the trauma of persecution in Russia and Poland, Robin has now lived for 26 years in the Findhorn ecovillage and spiritual community in Scotland, and studied with a Sufi master for 6 years before meeting Thomas. Robin is a lover of silence, poetry, nature and all things sustainable.

  • Ruby Mendenhall

    Host, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies; Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation

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    Ruby Mendenhall

    Ruby Mendenhall is a Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Gender and Women’s Studies and Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ruby is an Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. She is the founder of the Designing Resiliency and Well-being Maker Lab Node at the college of medicine. She is the co-developer of Designing Spaces of Hope: Interiors and Exteriors and the Community Healing and Resistance through Storytelling frameworks. Her research examines Black mothers’ resiliency and spirituality, and how living in racially segregated neighborhoods with high levels of violence affects their mental and physical health. She is currently directing the STEM Illinois Nobel Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, which provides unprecedented access to computer science and the training of Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Citizen/Community Scientists (CSs). Recent grants from the MacArthur Foundation and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will also support work around training CHWs and CSs. Ruby discusses her vision for healing in her TEDxUIUC talk entitled DREAMing and Designing Spaces of Hope. Website: https://afro.illinois.edu/directory/profile/rubymen

  • Kosha Joubert

    Host, CEO of the Pocket Project, Former CEO of the Global Ecovillage Network

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    Kosha Joubert

    Kosha Anja Joubert serves as CEO of the Pocket Project, dedicated to restoring a fragmented world by addressing and integrating ancestral and collective trauma. She holds an MSc in Organisational Development, is an international facilitator, author, coach and consultant, and has worked extensively in the fields of sustainable development, community engagement and intercultural collaboration. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has been dedicated to the healing of divides and transformational edge-work ever since. She has authored several books and received the Dadi Janki Award (2017) for engaging spirituality in life and work and the One World Award (2018) for her work in building the Global Ecovillage Network to a worldwide movement reaching out to over 6000 communities on all continents. Learn more here.

  • Dr. Angel Acosta

    Host and Principal Consultant at Acosta Consulting

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    Dr. Angel Acosta

    For the last decade, Dr. Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness. With a doctorate degree in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Acosta has supported educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings, creating pathways to higher education, and designing dynamic learning experiences. His dissertation explored healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development.

    After participating in the Mind and Life Institute’s Academy for Contemplative Leadership, Dr. Acosta began consulting and developing learning experiences that weave leadership development with conversations about inequality and healing, to support educational leaders through contemplative and restorative practices. As a former trustee for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, he participated as a speaker and discussant at the Asia Pacific Forum on Holistic Education in Kyoto, Japan. He continues to consult for organizations like the NYC Department of Education, UNICEF, Columbia University and others. Over the last couple of years, he has designed the Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality Experience–a contemplative journey to understand structural inequality. He’s a proud member of the 400 Years of Inequality Project, based at the New School. Learn more at www.drangelacosta.com

     

  • Anna Molitor

    Poetry Curator and Host, Somatic Healing Practitioner and Group Facilitator

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    Anna Molitor

    Anna is a somatic healing practitioner, group facilitator, and a lover of poetry and movement arts that open a path toward what is most essential. She has a deep passion for the mystery and precision of individual and collective trauma healing and restoration. Anna’s work is deeply informed by 9 years of study and work with Thomas Hübl, her immersion as an assistant facilitator in Bloodline Healing (an ancestral healing modality), and her study of Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing. She bows to the poets, myth tellers, musicians, healers, trackers, dancers, artists and wild creatures who have blessed her path and woven their magic into who she has become. Anna is a senior student of Thomas Hübl, as well as the Event Manager for Thomas’ Celebrate Life Festival US. She is delighted to serve as Poetry & Music Curator for the 2021 Collective Trauma Summit.

  • Roger Housden

    Host and Author

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    Roger Housden

    Roger grew up on the edge of Bath, England. From 1986-98 he founded and ran The Open Gate, a conference and workshop center in England that introduced the work of Ram Dass, Thich Nath Hanh, Jacob Needleman, James Hillman, Robert Bly, and many others into Europe. His first book was published in the U.K. in 1990, and as of 2018, he has published twenty-six books, including four travel books, a novella, Chasing Love and Revelation, and the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with the publication in 2018 of Ten Poems for Difficult Times. Dropping the Struggle: 7 Ways to Love the Life You Have, was published in 2016 by New World Library. His work has been featured many times in The Oprah MagazineThe New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He moved from his native England to the Bay Area in 1998 and now runs Zoom workshops with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration through immersion in poetry. Learn more at rogerhousden.com

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