Hope in Times of Trauma: A Discussion with Dr. Chan Hellman-Virtual Event - Oklahoma Center for the Humanities
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Hope in Times of Trauma: A Discussion with Dr. Chan Hellman–Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual evening with Dr. Chan Hellman, internationally renowned for his work on building a hope-centered response to trauma.

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM.

This FREE event will be hosted on Zoom. Register here.

Hellman is a professor in the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and Founding Director of the Hope Research Center. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pediatrics for the OU College of Medicine and the Department of Health Promotion Science for the OU College of Public Health.

About Dr. Hellman’s Hope-Centered Approach:

For Dr. Hellman, hope is not a simple disposition, or a routine adjustment towards the optimistic, it’s about honest and about truth. Dr. Hellman argues that hope requires constantly telling the truth about the complicated and difficult lives of others, as well as the adversity and trauma in one’s own life.

Hope, Dr. Hellman argues, is the end of blame and shame. It’s the human force around which success, happiness, and belonging spin, and one’s embrace of radical hope can change their life. Dr. Hellman’s radical approach can help professionals develop strategies they can use to nurture and increase hope in the lives of their clients as well as themselves.

If you’re interested in ways to build a hope-centered approach to trauma, then you won’t want to miss this discussion!

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