Healing the Wounds of History: Level 2 & 3 (Intermediate & Advanced)
Healing Generational Trauma, Conflict Transformation
& Peace Building through Drama Therapy
A 13-Week Experiential Training – Live Online
Armand Volkas, LMFT, RDT/BCT
Nermin Soyalp, PhD
For Psychotherapists, Drama and Expressive Arts Therapists, Social Workers,
Interns, Trainees, Coaches, Peacebuilders, Social Entrepreneurs, and Activists
Previous Healing the Wounds of History training and
February 16 – May 11, 2022
9am – 12pm PST
One-Day Intensive: Saturday, April 16th, 2022
Live Online via Zoom
(Payment plans, work/trade and limited discount scholarships available)
Contact us directly if you need additional financial support
OVERVIEW OF TRAINING
• Continue training in the Healing the Wounds of History approach to intercultural conflict transformation and healing historical trauma through Drama Therapy, Psychodrama, Playback Theatre, and Transactional Analysis
• Form practice groups (training labs) to develop and deepen skills in action methods
• One-day intercultural conflict transformation workshop with polarized groups such as Palestinans and Israelis, Turks and Kurds, Turks and Armenians
• Propose, design, and facilitate an HWH encounter with supervision by Armand and Nermin
• Case presentations describing what occurred in your HWH workshops
ADDITIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES
Relevant reading and video materials will be shared with the training participants in an online environment.
HEALING THE WOUNDS OF HISTORY LEVEL II & III
In this course, participants will continue learning the unique approach to intercultural conflict transformation and healing collective trauma using techniques drawn from drama therapy, expressive arts therapy, Psychodrama, Sociodrama and Playback Theatre.
Through experiential exercises integrated with didactic explanations of the HWH model, the facilitators will guide participants through an embodied exploration of the following questions:
• How do cultures emotionally integrate a legacy of perpetration or victimization?
• How do we prevent the rage, guilt and shame of one generation from haunting a people for generations to come?
Drama Therapy and the expressive arts can provide a bridge between personal and collective experience, help people digest complex feelings, heal deep wounds and put ghosts of history to rest.
Training labs will be formed for participants to practice the tools they have learned and receive feedback from facilitators and their peers in a supportive environment.
The Healing the Wounds of History Level II and III training will culminate with participants assisting in a one-day intensive workshop on Saturday, April 16th. We will work with two groups or cultures who share a legacy of generational and historical trauma, where the tools participants have learned will be applied and integrated (e.g. Turks & Armenians on the legacy of Armenian Genocide, Chinese & Japanese on the legacy of Japanese militarism and atrocities, or Palestinians and Israelis). Choices to be proposed, discussed, and agreed upon by the training group.
Trainees will propose, design, promote and facilitate their own HWH encounter with outside participants that they will recruit under the supervision of Armand Volkas and Nermin Soyalp.
The last two sessions of the training, participants will make case presentations describing what occurred in their workshops. Looking forward, we will integrate the learning from the HWH training, and close with exploring possible next steps in applying the tools learned in facilitating conflict transformation and healing historical trauma.
REGISTERED DRAMA THERAPIST ALTERNATE TRAINING
This course fulfills the core drama therapy 3 unit (45 hour) educational requirements for Drama Therapy with Specific Populations or Advanced Elective in Drama Therapy for the Alternative Training Program with the North American Drama Therapy Association when combined with additional required coursework. An additional $50 administrative fee will be added to the total course fee due. Contact Nermin Soyalp and Armand Volkas for more information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT
510.595.5500, ext. 11
Nermin Soyalp, PhD
510.595.5500, ext. 16