Psychology

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – The Cumulative Effects of Trauma

Thomas interviews world-renowned trauma expert and the author of “The Body Keeps the Score,” Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. They discuss different approaches to healing trauma on individual and societal levels. Dr. Van der Kolk emphasizes the need for physical and relational safety in order to process trauma and the difficulty of healing in environments […]

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Bayo Akomolafe – Redefining Crisis: Creating Change Through Shapeshifting

Thomas and celebrated international speaker, post-humanist thinker, and author Bayo Akomolafe delve into the pitfalls of modernity and modern psychology, and the need for new ways of navigating hidden and invisible thresholds. Bayo discusses his work tracing stories, folklore, and archetypes and how they invite us to do something akin to activism – a sensorial

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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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Deb Dana and Dr. Stephen Porges – The Polyvagal Theory, Welcome VS Warning, and Regulating the Self

Thomas Hübl is joined by seasoned author and clinician Deb Dana and the founder of the Polyvagal Theory (PVT) Dr. Stephen Porges for a lively discussion about the essence of PVT, the importance of human connection to the mind and body, and their methods of self-regulation for trauma survivors.

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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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Deran Young & Dr. Richard Schwartz – Unpacking Legacy Burdens through Collective Spaces

Thomas interviews Deran Young, the founder and CEO of Black Therapists Rock – an organization committed to improving the social and psychological well-being of vulnerable communities – and Dr. Richard Schwartz, Founder of Internal Family Systems Therapy. They share their expertise and experiences in navigating through intergenerational trauma and unlearning past beliefs.

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