Participants in this course will read and answer questions about the true roots of violence in our lives and in our world – the roots that lie within. Through the text in this course, by psychotherapist and author Judith Barr, participants will learn about how violence in its many forms is normalized and rationalized by our society and by us individually; how the attempts to stop the violence in the outer world will never create sustainable solutions; how our own fear of our painful feelings – as well as our fear of others’ feelings – contributes to the escalating violence in our world; and how exploring our feelings about violent events can help us explore and heal the violent current in each of us…helping to heal violence in our world.
Therapists who participate in this course will learn about concepts such as escape hatches and their role in perpetuating the violence in our world. In addition, taking this course will help therapists learn how helping their clients recognize the roots of violence, dissolve their defenses and build the capacity to truly feel their own pain, past and present, will help to create lasting change in not only their clients’ lives, but also in our communities and our world.
The Root of Violence in Our World
Completing the Course