Our first film, Let Me Go, is a very personal story within a universal setting. The inheritance of trauma across the generations is something that affects us all, whether it is a dramatic world event such as a war or a disaster or whether it is a personal relationship within one family. Many of us have experienced living with trauma from the past and the struggle to avoid passing this trauma on to our children.
So much of the bloodshed and pain that we are experiencing in the world today can be traced back to previous conflict and trauma. We would like to encourage dialogue around this issue.
We have been talking to people in the therapeutic communities who deal with this issue on a daily basis and will be inviting them to join us for discussions both in person and online. We would love to hear your stories and, if you feel it is appropriate, to share them with others. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share your story.
Listen below to Psychotherapist Alexandra Asseily, speaking at the Funding Launch for Let Me Go.
Amongst other roles, Alexandra is a founder of the Centre for Lebanese Studies at St. Antony’s, Oxford, a Trustee of the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace, a former member of the Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard.
She is currently leading a series of training workshops in Lebanon on ‘Healing the Wounds of History: addressing the roots of violence’, which highlight the role of trans-generational trauma and forgiveness. The audience at our launch were transfixed.