Summit Highlights

The Summit has ended, but you can still enjoy the following three Speaker Talks and Live Event Recording as a sample of the 45+ that were included.



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  • Collective Trauma Healing: Enhancing Our Capacity to Integrate and Innovate

    Thomas Hübl 

    Host, Teacher, Author, and Founder of the Academy of Inner Science

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    Highlights from this session:
    • The symptoms of collective trauma, including frozen areas of life, body, and relations
    • Honoring the innate intelligence of the trauma response
    • The higher consciousness update that turns scarcity into abundance

    “Recognizing the collective trauma matrix—that trauma is not just a personal experience, but that it’s embedded in a much wider experience—is crucial in order to accelerate the collective healing capacity.”

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    Bonus: Healing Collective Trauma

    The first chapter of Thomas’ forthcoming book offering a process for integrating our intergenerational and cultural wounds.

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    Thomas Hübl 

    Thomas Hübl is a speaker, author and founder of the Academy of Inner Science. He has worked with more than 100,000 people worldwide through workshops, multi-year training programs and online courses. His teaching combines somatic awareness practices, advanced meditative practices, and transformational processes that address both individual and collective trauma, opening the potential for growth and healing. Thomas has guided large-scale healing events that have brought together thousands of Germans and Israelis to acknowledge, face and heal the cultural shadow left by the Holocaust. He is also the founder of the nonprofit Pocket Project, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of collective trauma and reduce its effects. Through his nonprofit organization, Thomas seeks to facilitate conscious cultural change with initiatives such as the popular Celebrate Life Festival, a multi-day immersive event which takes place annually in either Germany or the U.S. His forthcoming book on collective trauma will be published in 2020. Learn more at

  • The Rise of Restorative and Healing-Centered Education

    Dr. Angel Acosta

    Principal Consultant at Acosta Consulting

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    Highlights from this session:
    • The power of contemplative practices and mindfulness as tools for exploring difficult history
    • Working with the collective unconscious while engaging in important structural and institutional change
    • Making more space in how we imagine the future

    “It’s a radical act to stay alive and to hope.”

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    Bonus: In Pursuit of Healing-Centered Education

    A case study of racial literacy & healing development workshop series dissertation preview.

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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 is 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

    Join his upcoming Virtual Retreat for a contemplative walk through 400 years of our collective history provides a community-based healing practice integrating interactive dialogue, mindful listening and contemplative practices:


  • Poetry Reading and Interview: On Listening, Allowing, and Creation

    Joy Harjo

    United States Poet Laureate, Musician, Playwright, and Author

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    Highlights from this session:
    • Historical trauma, timelessness, and being taught by poetry
    • Any field of endeavor is really about learning how to listen
    • Poems are built with words, what’s beyond words, and what’s hidden in the core of words

    “Coming into this world, you’re coming into a healing ceremony from beginning to the end.”

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    Joy Harjo

    Joy Harjo has written nine books of poetry, as well as the memoir entitled, Crazy Brave which won several awards, including the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the American Book Award. She co-edited two anthologies of contemporary Native women’s writing. 

    She is the recipient of the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the United States Artist Fellowship. In 2014 she was inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame.

    Also a renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally, solo and with her band, the Arrow Dynamics. She has five award-winning CDs of music. In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. To learn more visit

Day 4: The Art of Peacemaking: Mediating Conflicts In a Traumatized Field

With: Thomas Hübl, William Ury, host Kosha Joubert, and panelists Ameya Kilara and Claire Hajaj

Thomas Hübl and renowned mediator William Ury lead a panel discussion with conflict specialists Ameya Kilara and Claire Hajaj. They will explore the impact of trauma when addressing some of the world’s most challenging political conflicts, and how trauma-informed mediation can open pathways to resolution.

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Day 4 Event Notes - The Art of Peacemaking

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Graphic recording by Mathias Weitbrecht from the Day 4 Live Event: The Art of Peacemaking: Mediating Conflicts In a Traumatized Field.
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This event did not include music or poetry.

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