Anngwyn St Just Ph.D will be presenting her extensive work on social traumatology, including:
Understanding Social Trauma
Social trauma work emphasizes the systemic impact of trauma beyond individuals and families into the larger fields of local, national and global community. The concept of social trauma or of trauma extending beyond the individual into the community, culture, nations and Earth herself is still very new. This presentation will address these kinds of trauma and other states of overwhelm that extend beyond individual experience. With the frequency of natural and man-made disasters, contagious diseases, wars, national conflicts and violence on the increase all over the world, treatment is often a question of real physical, social, cultural and political survival for the involved region. It is important to understand that trauma is a global issue and that there is an urgent need to develop international, cross-cultural, cost-effective trauma education and recovery programs based upon easily transmitted concepts. Workshop experience will explore multimodal options for working with social trauma which are based upon the recognition that the psychophysiological manifestations of trauma are directly reflected in the behaviour of humans as social beings throughout the life cycle.
Generational Trauma: If Your Family Tree Could Speak…
Is there such a thing as an “Ancestor Syndrome”? Like it or not…”We are not alone”. This presentation will examine the issues of ancestral legacy, known or unknown, gender, birth order and sibling dynamics, as well as the role of “co-incidences” intimate relationships, and life cycle transitions. We will also have a look at symptomatic pattern repetitions which manifest in a vast array of behaviors such as suicide, violence and abandonment, as well as addictions such as work, alcohol, drugs, gambling, eating disorders, compulsive caretaking and so forth. Anniversary reactions are also important, as well as roles, resources, and vulnerabilities to future stress.
Together, we will navigate the experiential edges between the known and the unknown within the personal, generational, and cultural perspectives of overwhelming life events. While we emphasize the potential liabilities in the range of responses within the human organism, we are also aware of the dynamic potential of morphic fields, healing movements and a willingness to explore the uncharted realms of the family heart and soul.