Diane sat down with Thomas Hübl to discuss his new book, Healing Collective Trauma, and his perspective on healing collective trauma. Thomas joined us from Israel and shared his insightful and heartfelt experiences with treating collective trauma, particularly in Germany and Israel, but also worldwide. He shared his observations when healing in a group where the transmission of healing impacts every citizen of the healing process. Using the group nervous system to process trauma, you can feel the collective resonance rising and hold the collective healing field.
In addition to the video interview, Thomas offered a free transcript download as a special gift for supporting his new book.
About Thomas Hübl
Thomas Hübl is a renowned 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 facilitating 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 is the author of the book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds. His non-profit organization, the Pocket Project, works to support the healing of collective trauma throughout the world.
Thomas Hübl’s New Book Healing Collective Trauma
As we grapple with the volatility and threats of current events – climate change, a global pandemic, institutional racism, political polarization – Thomas Hübl’s newly released book, Healing Collective Trauma, offers a roadmap for understanding the core antecedents of our times and presents inspiring remedies to help us heal and restore ourselves, our communities, and our world.
Thomas’ book gives a thorough explanation of trauma from the scientific and mystical perspectives, providing tools and insights on how to identify, address, and heal collective trauma. Additionally, the book outlines the three phases of The Collective Trauma Integration Process™.
Every hero’s journey is one of ultimate transformation. The story of the fool is to become wise. The story of the cynic is to break open in vulnerability and authenticity—to become real. The story of the despairing is to find hope, faith, and renewal. The story of the fearful or weak is to awaken into the nobility of one’s own true strength.
These are fundamental journeys of the spirit, the narrative arc of souls. Of course, before we embark, we must respond to the call, a clarion invitation that is always sounding but can only be heard in the heart of great longing.
At this time in human history, there is a new calling, a powerful invitation rising from a sense of deep collective longing. It calls us toward a shared quest—one that will entail both practical and spiritual action. At its core, it is a journey of collective healing.
To succeed, we must begin to make whole the rift between the worlds of science and spirit, to create a sacred marriage between vital, yet formerly contradictory, domains. Its fulfillment brings unity in place of division, integration rather than separation. As with all great heroic journeys, our very survival depends on it.
This book is an effort to amplify the urgency of the call and to inspire the hero/ine in all of us.