Trauma is a super-intelligent function - Thomas Huebl

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Trauma is a super-intelligent function - Thomas Huebl
« on: December 10, 2019, 10:50:05 AM »
Thomas Huebl is a spiritual teacher. His spiritual or meditation work doesn't really resonate with me. But recently I discovered his work on collective and multigenerational trauma, and I have found it very unique and insightful. He takes a very kind, compassionate stance towards all our difficulties, past and present, and sees trauma as a healthy response to a frightening (and frightened) world. He believes in the natural healing intelligence of the body. He has worked with groups in Israel, Germany, and other countries on traumas from war. But he's also very fluent on the latest medical theories about personal trauma.

Recently, he held a Collective Trauma Online Summit with Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine, Dan Siegel and more:

There are a lot of his videos on YouTube. This is a good short (6 min) one to start:

He said, "It is so important that we reframe weaknesses. When our nervous system can shut down because something overwhelming happens, and save the rest and let it function, that is super-intelligent! When we feel blocked, something is working in order to block fear, for example. Everything we see as difficulty is actually a childhood heroe. When something is not functioning, always something else functions very well in order for it not to function. "

Yesterday, he spoke at Harvard Medical School, "we are so used to [the way the world works] we call them normal because they existed before we were born... I would say, no, no, that's not the way the world is that's the way how a hurt world is."
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Re: Trauma is a super-intelligent function - Thomas Huebl
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 03:57:42 PM »
Thanks for these resources Arale  :thumbup:  He has such a compassionate, positive, strengths based perspective we all really need to hear more of.   

I love that he advocates for reframing our trauma responses as super-intelligent, and each response as a kind of "childhood hero" for helping us survive :yes:  I also like his suggestion that we not try to get rid of those parts because it's re-abandoning already abandoned children, rather we need to connect with those parts and others in the world.
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