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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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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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The Leader as Martial Artist: Techniques and Strategies for Revealing Conflict and Creating Community

Deep democracy, the inherent importance of all parts of ourselves and all viewpoints in the world around us, is introduced as the concept that facilitates conflicts in relationships, communities, and the world.

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New Approaches to Healing Collective Conflict and Trauma: Our Responsibility as Global Citizens

Trauma takes the form of broken lives, of people who can’t move on with their lives, people who are mourning and grieving. There’s so much disruption.

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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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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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Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Healing Shared Trauma What can you do when you carry scars not on your body, but within your soul? And what happens when those spiritual wounds exist not just in you, but in everyone in your family, community, and even beyond? Spiritual teacher Thomas...

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Curating Radical Healing Communication Technologies

BIPOC communities create digital spaces for wellness and liberation.

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FindCenterDo not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.

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Can Ayahuasca Promote Peace in the Middle East? Conversations with Palestinians and Israelis

A collaboration between MAPS and the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, Antwan Saca, Leor Roseman, Ph.D., and Natalie Ginsberg, M.S.W.

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Project Fatherhood: A Story of Courage and Healing in One of America’s Toughest Communities

In 2010, former gang leader turned community activist Big Mike Cummings asked UCLA gang expert Jorja Leap to co-lead a group of men struggling to be better fathers in Watts, South Los Angeles, a neighborhood long burdened with a legacy of racialized poverty, violence, and incarceration.

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