Trauma-Informed Leadership Course

With Thomas Huebl


As leaders, we are called to raise our awareness of the multifaceted nature of trauma and understand its impact on us, our teams, and our work in the world. Awareness is the first step in a cultural shift from trauma-inducing, to trauma-informed and, finally, trauma-integrating organizations.

The Pocket Project is offering this self-study online course, building on our summer course 2021, to develop trauma-informed awareness and strengthen our sources of resilience and sensitivity. As leaders, we aim to build the future of our teams and organisations on solid, and not fragmented, foundations.

This course will allow you to expand your awareness of your life, organisation and society to include those movements that take place below the surface and give rise to your every-day experience. We often wish to free ourselves from recurring patterns of friction and finding ways to express our love and service more genuinely and effectively. Instead of being caught in the symptoms, you will acquire the ability to turn your gaze to the unseen layers and trace back the lines of creation to their origins.


When experience meets us in our open, vulnerable and responsive aspects, it becomes water, fluid life. I can respond to my life circumstances as a leader. But if snowflakes fall onto ice and my life experiences meet me in my trauma, I can’t respond to the life circumstance, and then we call it a problem, a difficulty, a challenge…


This course will Give you access to

Tools for the cultivation of mindfulness and spaciousness in uncertain times - nurturing awareness, self-growth and compassion

Tools and frameworks to refine your personal leadership purpose in alignment with the purpose of your organisation and your service to the world

An ability to engage more skilfully with team challenges, including the ability to respond more adequately to symptoms of stress and trauma

An increased capacity for Global Social Witnessing, becoming more holistically present to and learning from the environments your organisation serves

Leadership strategies for fluid organisational change in response to the complexity of a rapidly changing world

Access to a global network of like-minded conscientious innovators and change-makers

If everybody looks through broken glass, then together, we are looking at a world that looks broken. When I notice my crack in my window, and you notice yours, and we start healing our cracks, then we begin to look at the world through clear glass. And that’s what trauma healing does. It starts unifying the world.

Programme outline

Module 1: Leading in Times of Crisis

Module 2: Principles of Resilience, Resourcing and Trauma-Informed Living

Module 3: Leadership & Personal Resilience

Module 4: Leadership & Team Resilience

Module 5: Leading from the Future

Module 6: Leadership & Organisational Resilience

Module 7: Racialized Trauma & Organizational Resilience

Module 8: Leadership & Collective Resilience


*Payment for the course is in Euros. The price in dollars will depend on the conversion rates on the day on which the  payment is being made.

All income from this course will support the non-profit work of the Pocket Project!

We would like to encourage People of Colour from the ‘Global South’ and/or people who may have experienced systemic exclusion in their country of residence, and don’t currently have the resources to cover the costs of the Trauma-informed Leadership Course, to follow this link to the scholarship application form – the Pocket Project is sponsoring spaces for people like you! Welcome!!

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The team

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Thomas Hübl

is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator whose lifelong work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science. Since the early 2000s, he has been facilitating large-scale events and courses that focus on the healing and integration of trauma, with a special focus on the shared history of Israelis and Germans. Over the last decade, he has facilitated dialogue with thousands of people around healing the collective traumas of racism, oppression, colonialism, genocides in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina. He is the author of the book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, available here. His non-profit organization, the Pocket Project, works to support the healing of collective trauma throughout the world.

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Karen Simms​

is an extremely skilled trauma-informed coach, community leader, organizational founder and deeply loving soul. Her consummate skills, clear vision and commitment to trauma-informed communities and healing including racial equity,  generational wounding and community healing from a heart of love.

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Kosha Anja Joubert

serves as CEO of the Pocket Project. She holds an MSc in Organisational Development, is an international facilitator, author, coach and consultant, and has worked extensively in the fields of sustainable development, curriculum development and intercultural collaboration. Kosha grew up in South Africa under Apartheid and has been dedicated to the healing of divides and collective trauma ever since. Kosha has received the Dadi Janki Award for engaging spirituality in life and work and the One World Award for her work with the Global Ecovillage Network. She serves as host and mentor on Thomas’ online courses, co-moderated two Celebrate Life Festivals and was a co-host of the 2019 and 2020 Online Summit on Collective Trauma.​

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Jens Riese​

works as transformational coach, trauma therapist, leadership trainer and social change facilitator. He has been supporting government, NGO and company leaders, as well as communities through transformations for 20 years. As Senior Partner at McKinsey he co-founded and led practices for sustainability, economic development and centered leadership. Jens supported more than 20 countries and 50 companies in designing and implementing plans for a more sustainable and resilient economy. He pioneered the use of lab approaches to engage diverse stakeholders from all sectors in social change and crisis recovery, incl. in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea. Jens has been studying intensively with Thomas Hübl and has hosted some of his online events. His therapeutic training includes IFS, NARM, NLP, LCP, somatic and team coaching. He has a PhD and research background in developmental and evolutionary biology as well as environmental management.​

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Robin Alfred

is an organisational consultant, facilitator, trainer and executive coach – and a Senior Programme Director for Olivier Mythodrama. Robin worked in criminal justice in London, before moving to the Findhorn ecovillage in Scotland in 1995 where he founded Open Circle Consultancy. He has extensive experience of leading and developing groups and individuals across all sectors – corporate, public, and third sector. His facilitation work is designed to cultivate the self-organizing principle in groups and individuals and to support the emergence of transformational fields. Robin is a registered facilitator for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Robin has been studying with Thomas Hübl for the past 12 years. He has served as a host and mentor for almost all of Thomas Hübl’s online courses, co-moderated two of the Celebrate Life Festivals and was a co-host of the 2019 and 2020 Online Summit on Collective Trauma.

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Laura Calderón De La Barca

is an integral-intuitive psychotherapist , cultural analyst and collective healing researcher who lives in Mexico City. Her engagement with collective trauma led her to write in 2007 a PhD thesis that analyzed her home country, Mexico, in an imagined psychotherapeutic session. She has studied with Thomas Hübl since 2016, and is a graduate of the Pocket Project training which completed in 2018. She has conducted online therapy sessions with people in English and Spanish since 2012, presents on psycho-education, and carries out “Healing from Colonialism” workshops with Indigenous communities in Mexico and other countries. She is on the Steering Committees for Research, Colonialism and Writing groups for the Pocket Project​

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