Addressing the Shadows of History
The crises we are confronting today are like the tips of icebergs. Beneath the social injustices, ecological destruction and spiritual malaise of our time are huge storehouses of unresolved trauma passed on through our bodies and through our “cultural DNA”, creating ongoing and repetitive patterns of despair, oppression and fragmentation. Similar to the ways that PTSD can wreak havoc on individuals, the trauma of mass events like genocide, slavery, and the brutalization of groups of people, carries with it disruptive impacts on both personal and cultural wholeness that get passed down for generations. Whether it is termed “collective PTSD” or “soul wounding” the need to addresses the shadows of historical trauma is an urgent one.
JUNE 28, 2021
Renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator focusing on healing and integration of trauma
Writer, poet and activist born named one of “30 Afro Latinas you Should Know” in the world
Author of "Healing The Soul Wound: Counseling With American Indians And Other Native Peoples"
Minister, award winning journalist and activist for community healing and interfaith dialogue