Attuned: Practicing Interdependence to Heal Our Trauma—and Our World (Hardcover)

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A road map to harness the power of our collective human consciousness as a source for healing our traumatized world

We are all interconnected—and dependent on each other to shape the world in which we live. Yet even though technology has allowed us to digitally share our lives with more people than ever, the result has been a growing pattern of personal isolation, alienation, and division. Why is this? “We are seeing the manifestation of collective trauma,” says luminary Thomas Hübl, who has reached thousands of people around the world through his teachings on mysticism and healing. “The profoundly complex challenges we face demand a new level of human collaboration.”

In Attuned, Hübl, together with writer Julie Jordan Avritt, shares a visionary guide for individuals, therapists, and other professionals committed to healing our struggling world. Attuning to a person, group, or organization means coming into resonance by listening mindfully to the inner sensations, feelings, images, and information that arise. At the core of the book is the “relational field”—a vast matrix of energy through which information is shared within, around, and between us. In each chapter, you'll find insights and practices for perceiving and tuning in to oneself and others, and ultimately contributing to the healing of this field, including:

• The mystical and evolutionary principles behind human development and connection
• Resources for embodying resilience, processing toxic stress, and regulating our individual and collective nervous systems
• Attunement practices for working with the effects of trauma in yourself and across communities
• Transparent communication—a practice of relating through authentic awareness and vulnerability
• Guidance for group facilitators, healing ancestral trauma, and more

By embracing our interdependence, we can activate what is needed to respond to and evolve through the challenges of our age. “It may take only a small number of us,” explains Hübl, “to establish a new level of collective coherence—to share our light, heal our wounds, and realize the unawakened potential of our world.”

About the Author

Thomas Hübl, PhD, is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator who works within the complexity of systems and cultural change by integrating modern science with the insights of humanity’s wisdom traditions. Since the early 2000s, he has led large-scale events on the healing of collective trauma, with a special focus on the shared history of Israelis and Germans, and facilitated healing and dialogue around racism, oppression, colonialism, and genocide, among other topics. He is the author of Healing Collective Trauma and Attuned (both with Julie Jordan Avritt). He has served as an advisor and guest faculty for universities and organizations, and he is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute.

Praise For…

Attuned is a unique guide to reconnection and coherence with self and universe, past and present. It is informed by wisdom teachings gleaned from science, philosophy, theology, and Indigenous tradition, all refracted through Thomas Hübl’s own finely honed spiritual sensibility and illuminating experiences of reality.” —Gabor Maté, MD, CM, New York Times bestselling author of The Myth of Normal and Scattered Minds

“For anyone seeking a path of intimacy with the body, with our fellow humans, with nature, with society, and with everyday life as a spiritual path, not bypassing our trauma and triggers but alchemizing them into spiritual gold, Attuned lights the way.” —Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine and Sacred Medicine

“Wise and tender, Attuned weaves a karmic tapestry of unification that illumines belonging and calls us into spiritual responsibility to past, present, and future generations of well-being. A read to be savored and put into action.” —Ruth King, author of Mindful of Race, founder of the Mindful of Race Institute™

“Inspiring and informative, Thomas Hübl’s Attuned takes us on a timely journey traversing the science of connection and the mystical explorations making the often-invisible threads of our lives—across time and space—visible to our everyday sight.” —Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of IntraConnected, Aware, and Mind

“Thomas Hübl invites us into a lived experience of interdependence . . . and helps us awaken the courage and wisdom needed to bring healing to our traumatized world.” —Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and Trusting the Gold

Attuned is truly indispensable for those who seek to cultivate a deep and lasting connectivity with the paradox and complexity of their inner experience in such a way that they tap into the superpowers that every human has to heal themselves, their relationships, and, therefore, the world.” —Sará King, PhD, neuroscientist, CEO and founder of MindHeart Consulting

“In this seminal work, Thomas Hübl goes beyond trauma as an individual wound to encompassing the relational and collective injury that must be addressed if we are truly able to heal the injuries to the collective psyche, to our relationships, to society, and, ultimately, to the world community. In his words: ‘May we honor one another . . . and enrich the collective soil for the future flourishing of all sentient beings.’ Please read, be enriched by this powerful work, and let each of us carry forth this healing in our own way.” —Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice

“Thomas Hübl, a true visionary, has produced a must-read guide to relational intelligence and healing personal and generational trauma. A masterful achievement!” —Diane Poole Heller, PhD, creator of DARe – Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience, author of The Power of Attachment and Healing Your Attachment Wounds

“With the eloquence of a poet and the mind of a scientist, Thomas Hübl describes his mystical approach to transformation that has helped so many. His application of attuned awareness and resonance to traumatized relational fields offers new hope for the collective healing of large, influential systems, as well as individuals, that is inspiring.” —Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, creator of Internal Family Systems, author of No Bad Parts and You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For

“Thomas Hübl is not only a visionary but also the leader we so desperately need. Like an intimate conversation with a mystic of our modern era, Hübl’s book invites you to contemplate your internal landscape as it relates to the world we share. Within these pages, you are invited to explore the interpersonal and transpersonal realms while simultaneously grounding yourself cellularly and energetically. This path of embodied spirituality recognizes that attuning to the subtle shifts that happen internally has the potential to expand the social fabric we share for the benefit of the collective. This is the book we have been waiting for.” —Arielle Schwartz, PhD, clinical psychologist, author of The Complex PTSD Workbook and The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook

“There’s something rigorous, earnest, and heartbreakingly kind about Thomas Hübl’s gentle approach to the matter of trauma and how we might address it today. This book is engorged with a beautiful generosity that’s difficult to turn away from. Read it. Better yet, feel it.” —Bayo Akomolafe, PhD, author of These Wilds Beyond Our Fences

“In Attuned, Thomas Hübl brilliantly articulates the profound message that the essence of humanity is linked to an innate and universal need to connect with others and nature. In his book we are alerted to both the optimistic and positive consequences of listening to this message and the dire consequence of ignoring the signals that trigger our need to connect.” —Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, professor of psychiatry at University of North Carolina, author of The Polyvagal Theory

“Thomas Hübl does it again by writing another incisive text and inviting us to develop one of the most important evolutionary skills that we urgently need in this historical moment. This book claims that the practice of interdependence through different levels of attunement could awaken profound levels of healing and reinvigorate our commitment to our collective flourishing. I am broken open by this invitation.” —Angel Acosta, EdD, principal consultant at Acosta Consulting

“We are ultimately not alone or separate. Consider the idea that everything we do affects the next seven generations, and realize that we have been affected by the past seven generations. This is just one of the reasons to embrace Thomas Hübl’s new book, Attuned, where he offers pragmatic ways and methods to help heal trauma in this world. We can’t do it alone, and it’s never too late to start with this practical guide.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Life

“There is good medicine here, wise understandings and a vision for the transformation of heart and culture.” —Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

“Thomas Hübl does more than replace our current delusions of control and individualism with an enlightened paradigm of interconnectedness—he shows us how to live it, in our bodies, with those we love, in nature, with Spirit. Attuned offers a map and a practicable tool kit. It may be nothing less than the way forward beyond this mess we’re all in, the urgent next step in our own evolutionary development. It is simply one of the most hopeful and important books I’ve read in decades.” —Terrence Real, New York Times bestselling author of Us

Product Details
ISBN: 9781649631565
ISBN-10: 1649631561
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English