Collective Trauma

Deeyah Khan – Befriending the “Other”: Seeing Beyond Extremism

Thomas talks with award-winning documentary filmmaker Deeyah Khan about her experience of interviewing neo-Nazis & jihadists. Rather than dismissing extremists as unreachable fanatics, Deeyah has decided to engage them directly as human beings, with respect for our common humanity. She and Thomas reflect on how to remain hopeful and empathetic amidst the social divisiveness of […]

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William Ury – Embracing Our Interconnected Humanity as an Antidote to War

Author and negotiation expert William Ury joins Thomas for their second conversation in a three-part series. They discuss how historical traumas contribute to current conflicts, including the ongoing war in Ukraine. William emphasizes the need for compassion, empathy, and inclusion in our individual and collective approaches to bringing about peace and positive change in the

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Dr. Gabor Maté – The Undeniable Link of Illness and Wellbeing to Our Collective Ecosystem

In this interview from the 2022 Collective Trauma Summit, Thomas speaks with physician and author of “The Myth of Normal” Dr. Gabor Maté. They discuss how the trauma ingrained in modern society manifests as illness and pulls us away from our authentic selves, and how we can lessen our attachment to “normalcy” in order to

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