Patrick Dougherty: How do we deal with and process collective trauma?
Healing Unprocessed Collective Trauma
Patrick Dougherty, M.A., L.P. is a licensed psychologist with 40 years of clinical work and social activism. He is part of an international group working with and developing models dealing with collective trauma. (www.pocketproject.org) He is a former US Marine who served in Vietnam and is leading a group specifically working with the collective trauma of armed violence and war (www.movingthroughit.org
Patrick will present a model that can be used by communities who have suffered previous traumas, who carry collective intergenerational trauma, and by groups of people helping those suffering from collective trauma.
In this session we will:
Learn how when individuals who have a shared intention and willingness to commit to the group create a strong container, a lifeboat, on the seas of trauma
Understand how using a Lifeboat model can create an embodied connection with each other helps which helps them feel connected to each other when together and also when they are apart.
Learn how every group creates its own nervous system and being able to read it will tell you what the group is needing at any given time.