5th Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma: Communal Wounds and Victim Identities

October 26-29, 2016 ~ Amman, Jordan

This conference is programmatically linked with the International Conference on Refugee Crisis in Europe and the Middle East held in Freiburg, Germany immediately after on November 1-3, 2016.


A Sharing of Skills:
Training in proven, practical skills and applications in current, real-world situations.

A Search for New Models and Methodologies:
Developing new culturally appropriate, practical models and methods at the large scale, societal level for healing communal trauma and preventing it’s transfer into future generations.

A Focused Dialogue and Deliberation:
Defining and addressing the multidimensional dynamics of inherited, unresolved communal trauma from one generation to the next, including historical understandings, development and perpetuation of communal victim identities and belief systems, effects on exclusive cultural membership and rites of belonging, war and violence, epigenetics, and implications for present and future relations within and between communities.

Transgenerational Trauma is seen as an underlying and complex global syndrome that divides, polarizes, and perpetuates enemy images, has been a central basis for past conflict and wars, and is a potent fuel for the eruption of violence in the present and future. Understanding it’s dynamics and implications, and developing ways to effectively prevent and treat it, are essential to healing and reconciliation within and between communities, establishing compassionate local and global relations, and achieving sustainable peace.


This Conference is Held in conjunction with: 

  • The Global Network for the Study of Transgenerational Trauma – a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary professional network engaged in the study of inherited, unresolved communal trauma, and the implications for violence and war within and between communities, past, present, and future.

Sponsored by: Common Bond Institute  (CBI)
Co-sponsored by: International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA) and International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)

Endorsed by: An international list of over 100 cooperating organizations and universities

Official Partner and Event of: Charter For Compassion  and  Parliament of World’s Religions

For Further Information or Questions Contact:  Common Bond Institute
Steve Olweean: SOlweean@aol.com  1-269-665-9393
12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, Michigan 49034 USA

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