How do we re-integrate citizens back into community after collective and societal-level conflicts and war? How to create intentional spaces and containers that hold deep and healing interactions, beyond the roles we held in the conflict?
Community and societal re-integration is a crucial form of healing for people from all sides of a national conflict – yet it is one of the hardest things to actually do when there is trauma, fear, anger, and betrayal in the field.
In this interactive session, we will explore stories and practices from our work and personal lives in post-genocide Rwanda, the Truth and Reconciliation process in Canada, Israel/Palestine and Greece. Combining Process Work, Participatory Leadership, and Community-Clinical Psychology, we explore practices of collective healing through creating intentional containers for unfolding inner and outer relationships including the roles of “Society”, the “Witness”, the qualities of a “Third/Facilitative Space”; the concept of Vulnerability Mechanisms for how we can build inner and outer resilience to move through the 4 Phases of conflict.