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Trauma is a process. I experience something that is so overwhelming that I cannot process it. I split off a part of myself where I feel a lot of stress, and I numb that part. That part becomes the past. I often say integrated history is PRESENCE, and unintegrated history is the PAST. A bubble or a pocket of past, creates kind of a mirror future that is not the real future.”. Thomas Hübl

FINDHORN COMMUNITY
COLLECTIVE TRAUMA & RESILIENCE LAB

Healing our Future - Creating Purpose Through Healing our Relating

Our INTERNATIONAL LABS are online groups that go on a year-long journey  to explore and address specific thematic or geographic areas of ancestral and collective trauma, informed by the COLLECTIVE TRAUMA INTEGRATION PROCESS - a body of work developed by Thomas Hübl and our community of practitioners over the last 20 years (more info here). The process is supervised by Thomas Hübl and a team of senior students, and accompanied by an internal evaluation and regular surveys to monitor the experience of participants.

 

While our ultimate goal is to release, integrate and heal the trauma that is stored in our collective unconscious, this is a step-by-step process, carefully balancing resourcing with opening up to deeper layers. Each process is shaped by the specificity of the group and the content being explored. Each journey has its own quality and rhythm.

 

The FINDHORN COMMUNITY LAB will gather local and global community members to deepen our awareness, understanding, and processing of past events which may be at the root cause of repeating patterns that hinder our full potential to thrive as an intentional community.

 

  • Participation is free

  • Meetings will be online 

  • Commitment to participate in all meetings is required (12 monthly meetings starting on January 2024)

 

We invite participants to join us on a journey of refining our inner listening and our capacity to host and integrate diverse ideas with equanimity, in order to allow healing and innovative movements.

We aim to create a space safe enough to allow us to shed light on:

  • The loss of connection to ourselves, our community, nature, and the wider world

  • The loss of a common vision

  • What's needed to sustain or return to alignment with our core values

  • Unconscious or unspoken assumptions and agreements

  • Individual and interpersonal conflicts underlying polarisation

  • Confusion between spiritual and regressive states

This lab will be led by Giselle Charbonnier and Rasada Goldblatt, with the support of Jake Jay-Lewin and Ann-Christin Abbenhaus. We are thrilled to take part in this journey. We feel this is a unique opportunity to do this work having direct supervision from its creator, Thomas Hübl whilst benefiting from the powerful momentum generated by 35 other Labs running in parallel and exchanging learnings from the field. This journey also feels very timely, in the midst of one of the deepest transformations our community has experienced since its birth.

 

As we do this work together we are contributing to set the foundations of this leading edge discipline of Collective Trauma Healing, and creating a more trauma-informed, creative global culture that has the potential for a sustainable future.

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PHOTO by AURORA FINDHORN (Mark Richards)

WHO IS INVITED?

Members of the Findhorn Community (local and extended) who:

  • Can commit to attending all 12 monthly meetings.

  • Are keen to go through a deep personal and collective exploration.

  • Have or want to strengthen the capacity for introspection, and the capacity to discern between personal, interpersonal, and collective issues.

In order for our process to be more contained and effective we aim to have a small group, for this reason, we may not be able to accept all registrations. We accept your understanding in advance regarding the delicacy of this journey.

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

We will meet online once a month for 2 hours, starting at 7pm UK time. In order to be part of the Lab, you will need to be able to commit to the following dates during 2024:

 

January 30th
February 27th
March 26th
April 23rd
May 14th 
June 18th

July 23rd
August 13th
September 10th
October 15th
November 12th
December 10th

 

For those with interest in deepening specific topics, we will invite smaller groups to self-organise, and we will offer orientation and specific tools for their exploration.

WAITING LIST

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED NOW, but you are welcome to apply to our WAITING LIST

OUR TEAM

THOMAS HÜBL - Project Leader & Main Supervisor

 

Thomas Hübl, PhD, is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator who works within the complexity of systems and cultural change by integrating the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science.

Since 2004, he has taught and facilitated programs with more than 100,000 people worldwide, including online courses which he began offering in 2013. He is the author of Attuned: Practicing Interdependence to Heal Our Trauma—and Our World (2023) and Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds (2020), which was featured in Oprah Daily as one of  “10 Books to Help with Old, Painful Traumas”. He has published articles in Harvard Health and the Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change.

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GISELLE CHARBONNIER - Lab Leader & Facilitator

 

Is a Teacher and Senior Mentor at the Academy of Inner Science (Thomas Hübl), a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (Trauma Therapy), and a Systemic Constellations Facilitator certified by Hellinger Sciencia. She has also trained and practiced a vast array of psychosomatic therapeutic modalities, with 20 years of clinical experience, and 30 years exploring the communion between science, meditation, mysticism, and shamanism.

 

She facilitates personal and collective processes for transformation and growth. Her work is based on a deep connection with herself in resonance with her clients. She loves teamwork, connecting people, and contributing to sensitive and intelligent communities and organizations.

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RASADA GOLDBLATT - Lab Leader & Facilitator

 

Rasada has been doing Somatic Experiencing (SE) internationally online and in private practice in Johannesburg, and facilitating weekly groups at The Foundation Drug Rehabilitation Centre since 2008. He has studied a few advanced modules with Dr. Peter Levine. Assisted SE training in Hong Kong, Nepal, and South Africa.

 

He has been a member of The Systemic Constellations Association of Southern Africa since 2006. Has over 40 years of Tai Ji and Meditation practice that supports a gentle and compassionate approach to his therapeutic work and life. The last 7 years he has been studying Collective Trauma with Thomas Hubl.

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JAKE JAY-LEWIN - Lab Support

 

Jake brings a passion for groups and community living to all aspects of his work. He has trained with Possibility Management (10+ years), Process Work (Ana Rhodes), and Sociocracy 3.0 (8 years) - a social-technology that promotes effective collaboration without marginalising the wellbeing of those involved. This is alongside training with other methodologies such as Non-Violent Communication and his experience growing up in and an active member of the Findhorn Ecovillage and spiritual community. He has immersed himself in studying the complex relational dynamics of groups at all sizes. He brings a full-hearted, honest, and compassionate presence to his work; welcoming courageous interactive participation.

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ANN-CHRISTIN ABBENHAUS - Lab Support

 

Ann-Christin has long been moved by the question of how aliveness can serve as a guiding star in organizations and team collaboration. On this research journey, she has studied economics, philosophy, and art, and has completed various trainings in coaching & facilitation, process-oriented psychology (Ana Rhodes), systemic constellation work (Professional campus / Universität Witten), and collective trauma work (Thomas Hübl). In the past, she has worked in international teams and educational projects. Currently, she serves as a process facilitator for teams and individuals at imu Augsburg, while also embarking on her Ph.D. thesis on the topic of social fields at the University of Bremen.

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GISELLE CHARBONNIER

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