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Webinar 1: The Unthought Known (Historic Trauma Webinar Series with Jon Young)

November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Untangling the Neurobiology of Historic Trauma Webinar Series

with Jon Young

Session 1: The Unthought Known


Many aspects of historical trauma are passed across generations “invisibly,” through body-to-body communication from caregivers during the early years of a person’s development. These absorbed beliefs and behaviors operate at an almost unconscious level, informing perception and choices. This realm of the “unthought known” shapes our reality and acts as a vehicle for unknowingly passing forward the patterns of trauma through time… and offers a path for healing and change!


Explore the power of integrating the two primary memory systems our brains and bodies use (what trauma therapists call “horizontal integration”) in order to identify and transform traumatic patterns we may have inherited in this way.

Culture, Trauma & Healing

In this module, we will also begin a conversation about how individual trauma relates to the collective, cultural manifestation of historic trauma. We will develop our understanding of this relationship over the three Webinars in our series by looking at the larger patterns of culture through time. The role of grief and grieving in shifting our cultural relationship to trauma, and opening pathways to deeper connection will also be explored.

Somatic Safety Tools

You’ll deepen your understanding and use of Somatic Safety tools, which will enable you to intentionally shift into mind-body states of resource and greater resiliency, and help others to do so as well.

Click here to Register: https://courses.8shields.com/a/19314/vjPmxdcC

​About the Series

In this online webinar series, Madelanne Rust-D’Eye, creator of Body-Informed Leadership, and Jon Young, lead founder of the 8 Shields Institute and the Art of Mentoring movement, unpack the phenomenon of Historic Trauma through the lenses of Nature Connection, Neuroscience, Culture, and the Body.

In the 8 Shields Model, the Northwest ​Direction maps the space where patterns move through time across generations. The Northwest Archetype connects us with our inner landscapes, as we turn within and track the often-hidden patterns from the past that inform our lives. This is a natural part of the 8 Shields map that interfaces with the healing arts, including somatic approaches to recognizing and resolving grief and trauma.

Discover core paradigms and practices for resilience and transformation at the individual and cultural levels. Madelanne and Jon share the stories of their individual journeys with historic trauma, and describe how these experiences have informed their work at the intersection of culture, trauma, and regeneration.

Join us for the live sessions, or go through the materials afterwards at your own pace. The live session recordings will also be posted to our course site after each session. Participants receive long-term access to the course materials.


November 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm