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Community Transformation and Healing



When traumas affect whole communities, the methods used for healing and transformation can differ than those used to treat individuals. And while some collective traumas, like natural disasters or pandemics, seem to affect everyone indiscriminately, there are usually unique communities within larger populations who bear more diverse or intense consequences than others. Some communities face traumas directly inflicted on them by other communities or institutions of power. Like generational trauma, communal trauma can leave long-lasting and complex wounds among its individual members. The most successful path to community transformation and healing is usually one initiated inside a community, with the involvement and empowerment of the people most affected, and using methods and practices each community develops or is already comfortable with.

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For the Next 7 Generations: The Grandmothers Speak

13 Indigenous women elders, shamans and medicine women from around the world, have been called together to share their sacred wisdom and practices.

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No Future without Forgiveness

The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors.

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Larayia Gaston Is Here to Feed L.A.

In August, Gaston opened LaRayia’s Bodega borne of her wish to blend her passion for wellness and holistic healing with a drive to help Los Angeles’ inner city population.

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FindCenterWe must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.

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Satish Kumar, Network of Wellbeing (Now) Chair of Trustees

A talk by Peace Activist and NOW Chair of Trustees Satish Kumar, sharing an introduction to wellbeing. Filmed for the Network of Wellbeing at Schumacher College.

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Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society

In Good Citizens, Thich Nhat Hanh lays out the foundation for an international solidarity movement based on a shared sense of compassion, mindful consumption, and right action. Following these principles, he believes, is the path to world peace.

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Only Bridging Can Heal a World of Breaking

Diversity can be a great strength, but it is susceptible to manipulation when not accompanied by community leaders from all backgrounds willing and able to bridge across difference.

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FindCenterLove has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person . . . they react in many ways in the beginning . . . sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them.

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Resilience Through Indigenous Humour | Stephanie Pangowish | TEDxCentennialCollegeToronto

In this talk, Stephanie Pangowish, shares how the Indigenous community uses humor to survive colonization and continues to use it as a tool for healing.

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Black Women’s Yoga History: Memoirs of Inner Peace

How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women’s Yoga History, Stephanie Y.

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