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... Shaun Tan The artist and Academy Award winning filmmaker discusses the role of storytelling empathy and traumatic memories in his work Read Here A Historian Reflects on Epigenetics Stanford Professor Laura Stokes on the connections between fifteenth century city states modern mentalities and collective trauma Read Here Previous Slide Next Slide Carousel End News and Announcements Home Full Conference Program Now Available May 11 2015 A full program for Soul Wounds Trauma and Healing across Generations Stanford 4 6 June is now available on the conference page of our website We will be updating the program as necessary but please check back here for the latest version in the weeks leading up to the conference Registration is free and open to the public and can also be found on the conference page Resources on Trauma Centers and Experts February 6 2015 Mojgan Rahbari Jawoko a member of the Research Group on Collective Trauma and Healing has compiled a list of centers and experts currently working on trauma related issues in California and across the United States This excellent resource can be found under the People section of the website and will be updated regularly with more information Trauma and Healing in the News To stay up to date on the latest news research and stories relating to the study of trauma and healing please follow us on Facebook and Twitter via the links found on the left hand side of this page The New Republic on the Science of Suffering November 20 2014 The New Republic recently featured an article by Judith Shulevitz on epigenetics and the intergenerational transmission of trauma focusing in particular on the Cambodian refugee community in Lowell Massachusetts and the work of psychologist Rachel Yehuda Shulevitz in particular highlighted the connection between biology family and culture in her words There is biological PTSD and familial PTSD and cultural PTSD Each wreaks damage in its own way Read the article Therapy may heal DNA damage caused by trauma October 29 2014 A study published on October 27th in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics demonstrated that psychotherapy may heal DNA damage caused by traumatic stress Previous research has revealed how traumatic stress may damage DNA and DNA repair mechanisms leading to an increased risk for numerous diseases including cancer and heart disease The authors of the study assessed DNA breakage in cells from individuals with post traumatic stress disorder PTSD and measured the cellular capacity to repair DNA breaks after exposure to radiation They further investigated the effect of psychotherapy on both DNA breakage and DNA repair The study concluded that psychotherapy worked not only to reverse the symptoms of PTSD but also to heal DNA damage caused by traumatic stress This work provides significant new evidence on the impact of trauma on the body and provides insights into new strategies for helping those suffering from the effects of trauma Read the study NPR s Diane Rehm on treating PTSD with Psilocybin and MDMA October 3 2014 NPR s The...

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