About the Healing Wounds of History (HWH) Program
Healing the Wounds of History is a grass-roots program that seeks to break the cycle of violence that has passed through many generations of Lebanese society by creating a community of change agents, field workers and practitioners, who, after appropriate training, are empowered to take and apply the approaches and the powerful content. Our approach is to address historical grievances and traumas that are often at the root of inter-communal conflict.
The on-going objective is that HWH becomes a self-sustaining community of change.
In celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation in Lebanon, the only country in the world to have a joint Christian-Moslem national holiday, a meeting was held by the “Islamic-Christian Meeting around Our Lady Mary” and NGO “Healing the Wounds of History” on Sunday, 26 of March 2017, at The Garden of Forgiveness in Beirut. […]
Over the weekend of 24,25,26th March, 2017, with the facilitation of Alexandra Asseily, Psychotherapist and founder of Healing the Wounds of History and Mathew Pruen, Hoffman Institute Coach, a group of Syrian teachers, Lebanese coaches and healers, and a few who came specially from UK, gathered for another workshop of Healing the Wounds of History. […]
The challenges faced by Lebanon and the region are self-evident. Cycles of violence have played out repeatedly through the ages. All of this is well documented, but what is less obvious, is how the battles of the past can stay dormant within us from generation to generation, flaring up in moments of perceived threat. And […]
Module III, Year 3: Facilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily Date: 18, 19, 20 November 2016 Location: Silk Musuem, Bsous The success of module III of year Three of the Healing the Wounds of History workshops conducted by Alexandra Asseily, Mathew Pruen, and assisted by Mirvat Bakkour, is a sign that we have a firm foothold […]
Healing the Wounds of History Training programme Module II, Year 3: Facilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily Date: 10, 11, 12 June 2016 Location: Achrafieh, Villa des Palmes In the wonderful garden of Villa des Palmes, Mathew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily facilitated module II of Healing the Wounds of History Training Programme. This training programme represented […]
Healing the Wounds of History Training programme Module I, Year 3 facilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily. Date: 2,3 April 2016 Location: Bsous, Silk Musuem In the enchanting Silk Musuem in Bsous, Mathew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily held module I of the third year of Healing the Wounds of History Training Programme. The purpose […]
Training of Trainers (TOT) facilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily on April 1, 2, 3, 2016, at the Silk Museum in Bsous The first Training of Trainers, TOT, took place with the intention to develop trainers that will carry Healing the Wounds of History further. The training sessions were attended by HWHers who have […]
Date: November 21-24, 2014 – Location: Bsous, The Silk MuseumFacilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily. Friday November 21st to Sunday November 23rd 2014, plus practice and training session on Monday November 24th (Optional) This follow up, program of experiential learning builds on the knowledge, the experience and the established bond of connection of the […]
Date: February 28- March 2, 2014 – Location: Bsous, The Silk MuseumFacilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily. We are delighted to announce that we were able to offer a follow up, three-day programme of experiential learning. Module 2 was offered to the HWH group participants and builds on the knowledge, the experience and the established […]
Date: 6-7-8 December Location: The Silk Museum-Bsous The primary intention of this workshop was to continue a second HWH training to existing practitioners in the field based on a direct experience of new tools and approaches in the hope that the learning gained will be shared as widely as possible. The three-day workshop was designed […]