Trauma Healing

Barry Hart on Trauma Healing

Barry Hart of Eastern Mennonite University specializes in the study of trauma healing. Hear some of the comments he makes about this topic.

Barry Hart discusses how best to deal with anger, a natural component of trauma.
Barry Hart discusses the importance of listening in facilitating trauma healing.
Barry Hart relates two inspiring stories of trauma healing from the Balkans.
Barry Hart distinguishes between the mechanisms at work in healing trauma and preserving trauma.
Barry Hart reflects on the obstacles he has encountered in dealing with trauma. He discusses the problem of funding, coordination, and cultural barriers.
Barry Hart discusses how practitioners involved in trauma healing can take care of themselves in the course of their work.
Barry Hart discusses the challenges of moving from individual healing to collective healing.
Barry Hart reflects on the techniques he has found most useful in dealing with trauma.
Barry Hart explains how trauma can contribute to perpetuating the cycle of violence. He draws examples from the Balkans.
Barry Hart describes the nexus of trauma healing, justice, conflict transformation, and peace-building.
Barry Hart describes some programs in the Balkans to facilitate trauma healing. He also reflects on the connection between intervention and dealing with trauma.

What Others have to say about Trauma Healing

Sarah Cobb discusses the use of narratives to cope with violence.
Tamra d'Estrée explains how she finds the personal healing that occurs in some dialogues to be particularly inspiring.
Sarah Peterson describes the process of "social reconstruction" which must parallel physical reconstruction in the "post-conflict" stage.
Louise Diamond comes from a spiritual background and brings this to bear on her work, which she sees as a kind of "national therapy."
Indira Kajosevic talks about dialogue as a way to heal trauma.
Louise Diamond talks about the trauma and emotional pain that third parties face.
Indira Kajosevic talks about RACOON's work with trauma victims from the Balkans.
Onaje Mu'id, MSW and CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) with the Practioners Research and Scholarship Institute (PRASI), explores how trauma emerges from a cycle of drug addiction and violence.
Dennis Sandole explains that people sometimes hold onto the past because they haven't had a chance to grieve, nor have they received an apology. Rather they receive blame for causing the problem.