Hope For Humanity
How understanding and healing trauma could solve the planetary crisis
For civilization to survive we must become aware of the impact of trauma and act to prevent and heal it.
Trauma warps our personality, blights our health, stunts our development and condemns us to living well below our potential. Yet it is so embedded in human culture that we do not recognize it. We accept aggression, violence, hierarchy and the drive for power status and wealth as normal.
To survive we need to act urgently to reduce the incidence and impacts of trauma and develop a new culture of peace, cooperation and equality. We must evolve towards higher levels of compassion, love and consciousness.
This book documents the nature of trauma and its role in history and the present before proposing a strategy for change that will foster the emergence of the possible human.
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
Highly informative and readable.
An extremely impressive - even momentous - book, filled with an urgent desire to diagnose our sickness as a species and to offer healing to our damaged collective psyche. ~ Steve Taylor, Network Review
Hope for Humanity shows that we need to act urgently to reduce the incidence and impacts of trauma and develop a new culture of peace, cooperation and equality, evolving towards higher levels of compassion, love and consciousness. ~ Positive News, http://positivenews.org.uk/reviews/hope-for-humanity-how-understanding-and-healing-trauma-could-solve-the-planetary-crisis/
- An extremely important work; a book of massive scope and insight that offers real solutions to the human race's problems and real hope for the future. ~ Steve Taylor, author of The Fall and Out of the Darkness: From Turmoil to Transformation
- This work wonderfully highlights the role trauma plays in the human condition and how this manifests in the many dysfunctional behaviours we see in societies around the world today. In examining the roots of trauma in historical evolutionary and psychological terms, before exploring the potential solutions, Malcolm and Christine truly give us Hope for Humanity.
I found the book thoroughly well written and an excellent overview of the entire field in a very readable and engaging way. I have already started quoting from it to the people I am training and they are asking when it will be published. It is excellent reading for anyone engaging with trauma healing as it gives a wonderful perspective on the whole history of the problem as well as many competing ideas and approaches. ~ Rob Egan, trauma therapist and co founder of Alchemy Healing Techniques
- Hope for Humanity is a highly readable account of the millennia long process through which humanity has become locked in a crippling cycle where collective and individual trauma leads to violence and this perpetuates the trauma. It provides a bold wide ranging and well documented account of what is blocking our flourishing and how this can be changed. ~ Chris Clarke, Visiting Professor in Applied Mathematics Southampton University and author of Weaving the Cosmos
- A searing and profound tour de force taking the reader on a rollercoaster of despair and hope through the history of human trauma and resilience. The book is a Herculean achievement not only in terms of its extraordinary scope but also for the courage and tenacity of the authors in delving into a darker side of the human journey. No reader will remain untouched. A shattering but ultimately hopeful read. ~ David Lorimer, Editor, Science and Medical Network Journal