Facilitators: Nancy Hyatt and Teddy Frank; trainees: Simon Courtney, Katherine Menton, Sophia Alexander
Expert Advisor: Dr. Ruby Mendenhall
Although the coronavirus pandemic has been evolving since January 2020, the virus is far from over. The implications of dealing with the coronavirus continue to impact us now and into the foreseeable future as we deal with massive disruptions to our economic, political, medical, educational and social structures The pandemic has challenged the fundamental ways in which we view ourselves, each other and the countries in which we live.
We will be exploring
- What constitutes the historical background to the response to the coronavirus pandemic in your country?
- How does collective and intergenerational trauma influence the construction of identity and the process of ‘othering’ during times of the coronavirus?
- How does collective and intergenerational trauma influence the development of cultural architecture?
- How does our use of language reflect and reinforce the consequences of this trauma?
- How is collective and intergenerational trauma showing itself in this time of the Covid-19 crisis?
- Can coherent we-spaces and a process of witnessing collective and intergenerational trauma lead to an integration and eventual healing of collective trauma?
Participants are asked to commit to
- To explore the following questions within themselves during our lab:
- What unprocessed transgenerational or collective trauma is getting stirred up in me as the result of living in the pandemic now?
- How has the pandemic impacted changes in how I interact within the economic, healthcare, political and educational systems?
- How has the pandemic impacted my personal and professional relationships?
- How do I participate in the integration of this trauma and how do I perpetuate it?
- How have my ancestors participated in this trauma?
- How do I participate in othering?
- How is my privilege or lack of privilege entwined with this trauma?
- Ensure to be free from the influence of drugs.
- Assume confidentiality – all personal sharing within this Lab will be kept confidential and names of other participants will not be shared, nor will they be described.
- Assuming self-responsibility for your health – this Lab does not provide therapy or treatment.
Max. group size: 30
Times: Tuesdays, 10:30am- 12pm Eastern Standard Time (Please check here to find the time in your location)
Dates: First and Third Tuesday of each month – 17 November, 1 & 15 December 2020, 5 & 19 January, 2 & 16 February, 2 & 16 March, 6 & 20 April 2021
Specifically invited: Any individual who has resonance with this topic; Professionals working with traumatized people (such as sociologists, social workers, psychotherapists, medical or healing professionals); BIPOC; People familiar with the work of Thomas Huebl or those that are new to his work but would like to become more familiar with his work
has been working as psychotherapist specializing in intensive individual and relational transformation for over 20 years. She is trained in EMDR, Imago Relationship Therapy and integrates mindfulness, somatic coaching and HeartMath into her psychotherapeutic approach. Nancy has been a student of Thomas Hübl for over five years and participated in the Pocket Project training. Nancy also serves as an executive coach on Mobius Executive Leadership’s Transformational Faculty.
Teddy weaves the three strands of her passions for human and organizational behavior, social justice, and wisdom teachings into a coherent approach with her clients. She brings her integrated experience of 30 years as a psychotherapist, executive coach, group facilitator, corporate executive, and yoga teacher to facilitate the unfolding of individuals, teams and organizations innate potential. Teddy has served as a corporate executive, most notably in her role as the Global Head of Cultural Transformation at Royal Philips, recently rated by Harvard Business Review as one of the Top 10 Business Transformations of the past decade. She serves as an Executive Coach for Mobius Executive Leadership and is Co-Founder of her consulting company, Humanenergetics, Inc. Teddy holds an MSW from Hunter School of Social Work, is a Reichian/Bioenergetic psychotherapist, a Barrett Values Culture Tools practitioner, accredited in Transformational Facilitation by Gita Bellin Associates and a Registered Yoga teacher since 1988.
Ruby Mendenhall, Expert Advisor
is a Professor in Sociology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Her research looks at how gun violence affects Black mothers’ mental and physical health. She also employs big data to recover Black women’s lost history using topic modeling and data visualization to examine over 800,000 documents from 1740 to 2014. She is working on a project that examines millions of tweets related to Black racial trauma (e.g., police killings) to understand social media as place of resiliency and to make demands for social justice. She is currently directing the STEM IL Nobel Project that provides students of color and other marginalized groups with unprecedented access to computer science experiences and mentors.