Intercultural conflict transformation and healing historical trauma through drama therapy
Healing the Wounds of History is a therapeutic and creative process in which experiential techniques are used to work with people who share a common legacy of generational, historical, and/or collective trauma. This approach was developed by psychotherapist, drama therapist, and theatre director Armand Volkas, MFT, RDT/BCT in 1989. 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. His work evolved out of his experience and legacy as the son of Jewish resistance fighters and survivors of Auschwitz. Volkas will share his personal story, explain his approach, and show video clips of workshops and performances he has produced in the past 48 years.