Disrupting cycles of intergenerational trauma

So that people can flourish in belonging, hope and purpose

What people are saying

This course has left me wanting to learn more. A lot of my why questions were answered and am so grateful for that. Many times have always wondered how traumatic events affect our bodies and brains. It is upon us now to go back to our space and practice what we have learnt here.


This course has definitely been an eye opener, allowing you a space in which to critically analyse the background story of a situation and not taking for granted the face value. It has created a structure of building blocks that were already laid and pushing you to ask the hard questions and re-evaluate complacency. The structure of this course was wonderful, allowing you to fit it into your daily schedule and the topics set in such a way that you couldn’t wait to come back for the next session.

Tasneem, OT

Intergenerational trauma is individual and collective

Historical trauma lies at the root of intergenerational trauma. It is not an event but intentional acts of oppression and violence by one group over another for an extended period. This can set off a cascade of effects that is often re-enacted across the generations. Trauma is a subjective experience of violence, threat, loss, exclusion and powerlessness that results in a negative change in how we view ourselves, our relationship to others and our place in the world. 

Trauma is cyclical unless disrupted

Trauma is past reality, that is historical, and for many it is a current reality as well as a future anticipated reality. As such there are many people in our society living in survival mode with the consequences of ongoing violence and mental and physical health challenges. To see change requires a disruption of this cycle. 

Disruption must be systemic as well as individual 

Our Team