Healing the Wounds of History
Healing the Wounds of History is a process in which experiential techniques are used to work with a group of participants who share a common legacy of historical trauma.
Developed by psychotherapist, drama therapist and theatre director Armand Volkas, the process is based on the premise that there can be no political solutions to intercultural conflict until we understand and take into consideration the needs, emotions and unconscious drives of the human being. HWH, which takes a psychological approach to conflict, provides a map to help both groups traverse the emotional terrain to reconciliation. We invite participants from groups in conflict, who are willing to be emotional pioneers for their cultures, to participate in this groundbreaking work.
How Does it help?
Healing the Wounds of History helps participants work through the burden of shared historical legacies by transforming their pain into constructive action.
What we do
Workshops & Trainings
We offer ongoing or one-time peacebuilding and conflict transformation workshops and trainings for healing generational, historical and ancestral trauma through drama therapy.
We offer high quality individual, couples and group psychotherapy services provided by Licensed and Pre-Licensed therapist on a sliding scale.
commission a playback theatre Performance
We offer Playback Theatre performances, workshops, and classes for private groups and for the general public.
do you have an idea?
Join one of our projects as a participant where we explore what it means to be an emotional pioneer who helps pave the way for others to follow.
What Drives Us
Under the umbrella of the 501(c)3 not-for-profit Center for the Living Arts, Healing the Wounds of History develops and implements innovative approaches to transforming and healing historical trauma in the individual, family and the collective through the use of drama and the expressive arts.
Join us in an effort to work through the layers of the unresolved feelings we carry about each other. You can support this work by:
- Be a participant of one of our projects
- Propose a new project or a gathering between “enemies”
- Sponsor an encounter