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Video available | When the past is haunting us Part II - Growing beyond the trauma

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

Webinar with Dr. Cordula Reimann and Katharina Bosse

CoCreate Humanity will have the pleasure to welcome again Dr. Cordula Reimann and Katharina Bosse for this second webinar on transgenerational trauma.

The first webinar took place on Tuesday 23 February and was recorded here.

This time, our two expert-speakers will discuss the following points:

  1. Definition and explanation of transgenerational trauma: short wrap-up of part I

  2. Symptoms of transgeneratinal trauma: from the silent fear

  3. Dealing with transgenerational trauma: from coping to healing

The webinar will take place on Thursday 29 October from 5pm to 7pm (CET).

The first hour presentation part will be recorded and shared later on our website, but not the second part, which is more interactive with the participants.


Dr. Cordula Reimann has worked for more than twenty-five years as consultant, facilitator, coach, trainer, researcher and lecturer in peacebuilding and conflict and peace studies.

She has worked for different international and Swiss governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations like: Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), Amnesty International in London, the Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy (IMTD) in Washington DC, the Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management in Berlin, and for the last seven years, for the Centre for Peacebuilding (KOFF) in Bern at the Swiss peace foundation Swisspeace, where she was head of analysis and impact of peacebuilding. Cordula is a trained mediator and conducted field work in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and in the Middle East. With a doctorate in “Peace Studies” from the University of Bradford, she was a senior lecturer at different European and Swiss universities and visiting professor at the University of Graz, Austria. Her main areas of expertise are conflict sensitivity, strategic conflict analysis, impact assessment, gender, transgenerational trauma, conflict andconflict transformation. Cordula has published widely on gender, conflict and peace building and conflict transformation theory. In July 2011, she set up her own consultancy,coaching and training business called Core. « I believe that “life issues” are pressing issues for us, until they are worked through and transformed. I like people, their contradictions and stories – especially from other cultures. They have helped me to find myself and to become even more aware of my own values and needs ».

CoCreate Humanity would like congratulate Dr. Cordula Reimann for her latest book: "The paradox of solitude and loneliness: some personal and socio-critical reflections", this book is an important read to break another taboo and to de-stigmatize loneliness.

Check it out here.

Katharina Bosse is doing psychological counselling to experts in Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation in the field.

Aid and development workers face specific issues while working in the Global South that employees in other sectors do not face – it is the thrill of the expat life. Some of those issues, she has come across as well – the quest for an intense life abroad, the longing for deep experience, the fascination by diverse environments and the hope to make a difference and generate impact. And she has also been confronted with some challenges that an expat life entails for partnership, family and career plans. Her knowledge, her competencies and her experience lay exactly at the intersection between psychology and development cooperation. She supports experts in the field in private and professional crises and she consults with their employers regarding Duty of Care and Mental Health at the workplace. Her work attitude is based both on the knowledge gained from her formal education and her work experience in Germany and from numerous field studies to the Global South. She has been pursuing continuous Buddhist mind training since 2017, practicing mindfulness and meditation every day.

« To witness how people grow out of times of crisis, to see people transform by dealing with challenges fulfill me – it is the driving force of my job life ».



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