Thomas Hübl spoke with S&H about overcoming generations of trauma.
“Especially in times of crisis, it is all about giving.” So offered Thomas Hübl in a teaching session at the outset of the pandemic. Hübl has earned a following by addressing trauma in innovative ways; he describes his work as “centered on personal and transpersonal healing and integration.”
Fundamental to his teachings is his belief that “trauma creates a profound sense of scarcity, and all human crises are in some way based in trauma.”
“Especially in times of crisis, we are called to generously care for and attend to life, to give more, to support those in need,” he says. On the heels of his new book, Healing Collective Trauma, S&H caught up with Hübl to discuss his recommendations for how to heal in the here and now.
What practices do you suggest for the current moment?
Thomas: As a contemporary mystic, I practice and teach engaged contemplative (individual) and relational (interpersonal) practices that work in and with the contemporary world, such as presencing, inner-body awareness, embodiment, and relational intelligence. Each of us is both an “I” and a “We”; we are individuals, …
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