Hope for Humanity
Malcolm Hollick & Christine Connelly
(Full title: “Hope for Humanity: How understanding and healing trauma could solve the planetary crisis”)
This is the concept behind Hope for Humanity, which documents the nature and causes of trauma. The book concludes by discussing strategies for change, which offer hope for humanity’s future.
Trauma impacts on individuals, communities, societies, and humanity as a whole. As individuals, it blights our personality, health and development, and condemns us to living well below our potential, the authors reveal. At the collective level, it leads to violent, competitive, unequal, greedy societies dominated by powerful males.
The book argues that solutions lie in healing existing trauma through many forms of therapy, and reducing the creation of new trauma by working for peace at all levels from the global to the family. Of particular importance is reduction of trauma in children, from conception to adolescence. They are particularly vulnerable during development and hold the key to a better future, the authors emphasise.
Hope for Humanity shows that we need to act urgently to reduce the incidence and impacts of trauma and develop a new culture of peace, cooperation and equality, evolving towards higher levels of compassion, love and consciousness.