Turning towards our collective trauma – healing our relationships, healing our world.
Through this workshop, we will explore the concept of collective trauma from both a micro and macro perspective. We will explore how collective trauma applies to us individually, through our individual ancestral trauma, and within our world. Trauma creates a separation within ourselves first, we develop parts of ourselves that we like and parts we don’t. If left unchecked, this separation can affect the way we receive and respond to the world outside of ourselves which can result in apathy, ‘othering’ and xenophobia for example. We will take a look at the intelligence of our creative adaptations, how trauma impacts on our close relationships, how we can improve the way we make contact with our own experience and how we make contact with others. Finally, we will experiment with practical ways we can begin the process of turning towards healing our individual ancestral trauma and healing our collective trauma. Come with a curious mind and an experiential attitude.
Biannka Brannigan, M Gest Therapy; M Int Comm Dev; PG Cert HumServs; BA.
Biannka has worked in the human services and community development fields since 2007 both in remote and rural Queensland and Western Australia. As a Gestalt Psychotherapist, Biannka is inspired by the use of Gestalt therapy theory and practice outside of the therapeutic environment to create a more connected, supported and enriched society. She has a particular focus within her Gestalt practice on supporting women in birth preparation, birthing and post-partum, believing that supporting women through the psychological terrain of birth can create space for growth, empowerment, healing and a more connected society. Biannka is also passionate about supporting couples to navigate a richer and more joyful life for themselves, their families and their communities through awareness and growth. Biannka is also an Ashtanga yoga teacher and is happiest with a book in hand, sipping a cuppa whilst hanging about on her patch of paradise in Kuranda.