The live Summit took place from Sept. 19 – 28, 2021.
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Each day, we’ll release 5-6 Speaker Talks, which are available to watch for free for 48 hours. You can watch a preview of most talks to decide which ones you are most interested in viewing.
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These talks will be available to watch for free
from: October 6, 12:01am New York time
until: October 7, 11:59pm New York time
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Daily Insight Video
Engaging in a Collective Healing Movement
Engaging in a Collective Healing Movement
- Remembering that we are not separate, we are part of an orchestra
- Investing in meaningful movements that can turn complexity into simplicity
- Taking our own next steps towards connection and contribution
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. He has worked with tens of thousands of people worldwide through workshops, multi-year training programs, and online courses. 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.
He is the author of the book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds.
“Do we have the capacity to walk in a fog, to sometimes not know, to sometimes find out as we are walking?” – Thomas Hübl
The Undeniable Link of Illness and Wellbeing to Our Collective Ecosystem
Dr. Gabor Maté
Physician and Author of The Myth of NormalRead Bio
Dr. Gabor Maté
A renowned speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, and Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It, and has coauthored Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. His works have been published internationally in nearly thirty languages.
Learn more at drgabormate.com.
Racial Healing and the Yearning to Be Seen
Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Zen Teacher, Author, and Social Justice ActivistRead Bio
Rev. angel Kyodo williams
Called “the most intriguing African-American Buddhist” by Library Journal, Rev. angel Kyodo williams was made for these times. She has been bridging the worlds of transformation and justice since her critically acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace, was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker, and “a classic” by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield.
Her work, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation, is igniting communities to have conversations necessary to become more awake and aware of what hinders the liberation of self and society. Rev. angel applies wisdom teachings and embodied practice, and is a leading voice for Transformative Social Change. Known for her willingness to sit with and speak uncomfortable truths with love, Rev. angel notes, “Love and Justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters”.
Learn more about her and her work at revangel.com
Finding Beauty in a Broken World
Terry Tempest Williams
Award-Winning Author, Environmentalist, and ActivistRead Bio
Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. She has testified before Congress on women’s health issues, been a guest at the White House, has camped in the remote regions of Utah and Alaska wildernesses, and worked as “a barefoot artist” in Rwanda.
Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is the author of the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field; Desert Quartet; Leap; Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert; The Open Space of Democracy; Finding Beauty in a Broken World; When Women Were Birds; and Erosion: Essays of Undoing, a collection of wide-ranging essays that explore the many forms of erosion we face: of democracy, science, compassion, and trust.
She also wrote The Story of My Heart by Richard Jeffries, as rediscovered by Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams, in which she and Brooke Williams expand upon the 1883 book by Richard Jeffries. Her book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, honored the centennial of the National Park Service, was a New York Times bestseller, and also won the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association 2016 Reading the West Book Award. She is a columnist for the magazine The Progressive.
In 2006, Williams received the Robert Marshall Award from The Wilderness Society, their highest honor given to an American citizen. She also received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western American Literature Association and the Wallace Stegner Award given by The Center for the American West. She is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in creative nonfiction. In 2009, Terry Tempest Williams was featured in Ken Burns’ PBS series on national parks. In 2014, on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Ms. Williams received the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award honoring a distinguished record of leadership in American conservation. Williams also received the 2017 Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing.
In 2019 Terry Tempest Williams was given The Robert Kirsch Award, a lifetime achievement prize given to a writer with a substantial connection to the American West, and was also elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Terry Tempest Williams has served as the Annie Clark Tanner Fellow in the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program which she co-founded in 2004 and was the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College, serving as a Montgomery Fellow twice. Williams is currently writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change. She divides her time between Castle Valley, Utah, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Learn more at www.coyoteclan.com.
Humane Technology Sourced From an Integrated Society
Co-Founder and President, Center for Humane TechnologyRead Bio
Tristan Harris has spent his career studying how today’s major technology platforms have increasingly become the social fabric by which we live and think, wielding dangerous power over our ability to make sense of the world. Named to the TIME 100 “Next Leaders Shaping the Future” and Rolling Stone Magazine’s “25 People Shaping the World,” Tristan is Co-Founder & President of the Center for Humane Technology, which is catalyzing a comprehensive shift toward humane technology that operates for the common good, strengthening our capacity to tackle our biggest global challenges. He is the Co-Host of “Your Undivided Attention,” consistently among the top ten technology podcasts on Apple Podcasts, which explores how social media’s race for attention is destabilizing society and the vital insights we need to envision solutions. Tristan was also the primary subject of the acclaimed Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma,” which unveiled the hidden machinations behind social media and has reached an estimated 100 million people worldwide, streaming in 190 countries in 30 languages. He has briefed heads of state, technology company CEOs, and members of the US Congress, in addition to mobilizing millions of people around the world through mainstream media campaigns.
From his childhood as a magician, to his coursework in Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab and later as a Design Ethicist at Google, Tristan has explored the influences that hijack human attitudes, behaviors and beliefs. Following his 2013 viral internal presentation at Google, “A Call to Minimize Distraction & Respect Users’ Attention,” which sounded the alarm on the harms posed by the attention economy, Tristan began to surface these issues in public conversation via 60 Minutes and a TED Talk in 2017. The deep resonance of the ideas led to the Time Well Spent movement, which sparked product changes at Facebook, Apple, and Google, and laid the groundwork for the launch of the Center for Humane Technology as an independent nonprofit in 2018. Learn more at www.humanetech.com/.
Navigating the Shadows of Collective Trauma Within Artistic Expression
International Artist and Professor at Bezalel AcademyRead Bio
Yehudit Sasportas is one of the most prominent and prolific Israeli artists working in the local and international art scene today. Her work is focused on site-specific installations, which include sculptures, drawings, video, and sound works, and calls for an intense and overwhelming sensory experience. Her installations have gone through a process of adapting and responding to the architecture of various museum spaces while forming into artworks that present a new way of reading architecture itself, as well as the wider cultural context it was created in.
Her sculptural installations deal with a fascinating correspondence taking place between subconscious materials, unspoken and unseen, and the way these layers of information activate conscious areas across the surface. Sasportas’ Active Consciousness films, which were made over the course of more than seven years, present relatively simple actions, yet such that provoke a deep and condensed discussion about the manner in which we experience, understand, and project our own personal stories onto reality. This series as well as others have brought Sasportas’ works to receive meaningful recognition as an artist with clear political relevance.
Sasportas represented Israel in the 2007 Venice Biennial and has presented more than ten international museum solo exhibitions during the last decade, in venues such as The Arter Museum, Istanbul, The Kunsthalle Basel, The Berkley Museum of Art, San Francisco, The Kunstverein Braunschweig, DA2 Domus Atrium, Salamanca, and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Sasportas is a senior professor at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem. She works in Tel Aviv and Berlin and is also a lecturer at the International Academy of Consciousness and Evolution (Germany and the US.)
The Roots Project: Lessons From the Conflict Trauma of South Sudan
Anyieth M. D’Awol, LLM
Founder and Director of the Roots Project and Faculty at the Centre for Mind Body MedicineRead Bio
Anyieth M. D’Awol, LLM
Anyieth D’Awol is a human rights lawyer from South Sudan. She worked with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan as a Human Rights officer and a Policy Officer on Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform with a donor consortium between 2005-2009. In 2009, she founded the Roots Project, a women’s non-profit with three missions; income generation for women through the preservation of traditional beadwork to foster peaceful relations amongst South Sudanese tribal groups. The organization continues to support 120 women from 22 ethnic groups. In 2014, Anyieth joined a coalition of women’s rights activists and is a founding member of the ‘Every Woman Treaty’ advocating for a treaty on violence against women. Anyieth is the co-founder and Director of Trauma Healing with the ‘Remembering the Ones We Lost’ (ROWL) initiative that documents the names of victims of South Sudan’s conflicts since 1955 in an online database. She is a Faculty Member with the CMBM. Through CMBM, she has trained groups and individuals on self-awareness and trauma reduction in Central Asia, Kenya, South Sudan, Mozambique, Ukraine, and the US.
Learn more at rootsofsouthsudan.org.
Collective Trauma Summit Hosts
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
Dr. Laura Calderón de la Barca
Host, Psychotherapist, Cultural Analyst, and Collective Healing ResearcherRead Bio
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 last three 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.
Host, Executive Coach, Facilitator of Transformation Fields, and Purpose ConsultantRead Bio
Robin Alfred has been studying with Thomas for over 14 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 each of the three previous 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 27 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.
Host, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health InnovationRead Bio
Ruby Mendenhall is the Lee Dallenbauch 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. She is the co-creator of the Wellness Store, which seeks to create a culture of health. Ruby discusses her vision for healing in her TEDxUIUC talk entitled DREAMing and Designing Spaces of Hope in a “Hidden America”. Website: https://afro.illinois.edu/
Host, CEO of the Pocket Project, Former CEO of the Global Ecovillage NetworkRead Bio
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 ConsultingRead Bio
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
Poetry Curator and Host, Somatic Healing Practitioner and Group FacilitatorRead Bio
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 10 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, teachers, 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 and an assistant and mentor for the current Timeless Wisdom Training. She is delighted to serve for the third year as the Collective Trauma Summit Poetry Curator.
Host, Journalist, and Author of Aftershock: Fighting War, Surviving Trauma, and Finding PeaceRead Bio
Matthew is a journalist and author of Aftershock: Fighting War, Surviving Trauma, and Finding Peace, a book documenting how military veterans and their families are exploring new ways to heal from PTSD. He has reported from across Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and is now focused on understanding the relationship between climate change and collective trauma. Matthew is a student in the Timeless Wisdom Training with Thomas Hübl. He writes a weekly newsletter on healing collective trauma called Resonant World.