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The Summit broadcast took place from Sept. 28 – Oct. 6, 2022.
The six integration practices (dance, yoga, meditation, qigong, sonic journey, and social presencing theater) are included in the Collective Trauma Healing Upgrade Package.
The Summit broadcast took place from Sept. 28 – Oct. 6, 2022.
The Summit has ended, but you can still enjoy these Highlights.
The live Summit took place from Sept. 19 – 28, 2021.
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.
A Moving Journey: Dancing the Edge from Center
Movement Mentor, Founder of Golden Bridge and Golden Girls GlobalRead Bio
Melissa Michaels, Ed.D. Soul midwife, educator, and artist, Melissa is the Founder/Director of Golden Bridge and Golden Girls Global — two not-for-profit initiatives dedicated to improving and empowering the lives of diverse people through body-centered initiatory experiences, mentoring, and community action. Her body of work includes the book, Youth on Fire: Birthing a Generation of Embodied Global Leaders; online moving journeys, including Thresholds; as well as her video narratives of resilient people and communities mobilizing around the world. Melissa’s award-winning film, Twisted Gift, shares her dancing journey through late-stage ovarian cancer into health.
For the past 35 years, Melissa has been creating movement-based, cross-cultural educational opportunities to unleash the potential that is available at major life transitions. Her work somatically supports people as they navigate through the narrow passageways of these challenging times. This body of work grew from her decades of guiding traumatized young people from self to soul to service through dance-based rites of passage experiences. More than 60 of these young people are now certified SomaSource leaders — activists, artists, healers, and educators — creating new ways to work within some of the most marginalized communities around the world.
Melissa is devoted to our collective sustainability through the liberation of the creative spirit. Learn more about her work at goldenbridge.org
Inviting Body Wisdom to Guide Through Stuckness to Health
Co-Director, Social Presencing Theater and Co-Founder of Presencing InstituteRead Bio
Arawana heads the creation of Social Presencing Theater (SPT) for the Presencing Institute. Working with Otto Scharmer and colleagues, she brings her background in the arts, meditation, and social justice to creating “social presencing” that makes visible both current reality and emerging future possibilities for individuals and groups. Arawana’s pioneering work as a choreographer, performer and educator is deeply sourced in collaborative improvisation.
Her dance career ranges from directing an interracial street dance company formed by the Boston Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs in the aftermath of the 1968 murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, to being one of the foremost performers of Japanese Court Dance, bugaku, in the US. She has been Co-Director of the Dance Program at Naropa University, Boulder, CO; and founder-director of two contemporary dance companies in Cambridge, MA.
She is currently on the core faculty of the Presencing Institute. She joins Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer for the Executive Champions Program co-hosted by the Presencing Institute and the Center for Systems Awareness. She co-hosts social arts residencies with Claudia Madrazo and Ricardo Dutra in Mexico, and joins Michael Stubberup and Ninni Sodahl for the Sustainable Co-Creation program in Denmark. She co-teaches with Phil Cass in the Physicians Leadership program in Columbus, Ohio.
Learn more at arawanahayashi.com
Therapeutic Yoga: An Embodied Healing Collective Journey
Dr. Arielle Schwartz
Founder of Resilience Informed Therapy, Psychologist, Author, Speaker, and Yoga TeacherRead Bio
Dr. Arielle Schwartz
Arielle Schwartz, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, internationally sought-out teacher, yoga instructor, and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma. She is the author of six books, including The Complex PTSD Treatment Manual, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook, and Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery. Dr. Schwartz guides therapists in the application of EMDR, somatic psychology, parts work therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of trauma. She has a depth of understanding, passion, kindness, compassion, joy, and a succinct way of speaking about very complex topics. She is the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy in Boulder, Colorado where she maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation. With over twenty years as a therapeutic yoga teacher, Dr. Schwartz believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart.
Learn more at drarielleschwartz.com.
Master Mingtong Gu
Master Gu shares his joyous teachings and extensive master skills to train your ability to expand wisdom and energy. Born and raised in China, Master Gu received extensive Qigong training under Grandmaster Pang at the largest Qigong medicine-less hospital in China. He has mastered the unique ability to lead the collective energy field to accelerate personal and global healing. Named The Qigong Master of the Year by the World Congress for Qigong and TCM, Mingtong Gu leads retreats and workshops internationally with tens of thousands of people. Master Gu is the author of key books and the Pure Qi Online series that translate the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for contemporary times.
Master Gu is on faculty for Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, 1440 Multiversity, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and the Shift Network. He has been a keynote presenter at Institute of Noetic Science (IONS), Wisdom 2.0, US Journal Training, PBS, and the Festival of Faiths. He has additionally spoken at VISA, GOOGLE, Mile Hi, and the Energy Psychology Conference. He founded the Chi Center, a beautiful 79 acre retreat center located 20 minutes south of Santa Fe, to bring Qigong wisdom to benefit others, based on his success working with all ages and many physical and emotional challenges.
Learn more about Master Mingtong and The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong at www.chicenter.com.
Justis Lopez (also known as DJ Faro) is the founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer (CEO) of Just Experience LLC, an organization that strives to educate, entertain, and empower communities across the world. As a community organizer, he focuses on ways to create spaces of radical joy, justice, and healing through Hip-Hop and the arts. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Harvard in Educational Leadership, and recently completed his master’s degree in Education Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania where he focused on creating Joy Labs with Project Happyvism. He began his career as a high school social studies teacher in his hometown of Manchester, CT, and has served as a middle school and high school teacher in the Bronx, NY. When Justis isn’t teaching he can be found DJing or dancing down the street. He enjoys long hikes, funfetti cupcakes, and long walks on the beach.
Learn more about Justis and his work at www.projecthappyvism.com
3-Sync Meditation Practice
Host, Teacher, Author of Healing Collective Trauma, and Founder of the Academy of Inner ScienceRead Bio
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, and genocides in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina. He has been teaching workshops and presenting trainings for Harvard Medical School since 2019. Hübl received a PhD in Wisdom Studies from Ubiquity University in 2022.
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 thomashuebl.com.