Traumas of the war - Free Online Talk

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023


8:30 pm


10:00 pm

Beirut/Lebanon Time

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Traumas of the war - Free Online Interactive Panel Discussion by I Have Learned Academy in Collaboration with the German Foundation: KAS -Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Lebanon office

The talk will cover the Traumas of the war from different angles

We will discuss 4 aspects of the war in this session:

This panel will cover the traumas of the war from 4 angles:

  •  History of the war in Lebanon
  •  Psychological traumas and unconscious fears
  • Body Memory of the war and fear
  • PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

Speakers Bios

In this talk we will host 4 different experts:

  • Christian Taoutel - History of the war
  • Michael Khoury - Psychological traumas and unconscious fears
  • Elie Khoury - Body memory
  • Jihad Abou Zeid - PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and solutions to overcome the past war trauma

Christian Taoutel is a French-Lebanese historian. Born in Beirut, he completed his primary education at the Jesuit school in Lebanon and pursued his university studies at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. Holding a Ph.D. in Contemporary History from the University of Bordeaux – Michel de Montaigne, he currently heads the Department of History and International Relations at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. In addition to his academic role, he serves as the curator of the university archives and the Jesuit Province of the Near East. Taoutel is an author and contributor to several collective works on the history of Lebanon, with a focus on both World Wars in Lebanon, the Great Famine of Mount Lebanon, and the history of Jesuits in the Near East.

He has received several honors for his work, including the French title of "Chevalier des arts et des lettres" (Knight of Arts and Letters) in 2022.

Dr. Michael Khoury has his educational background in Biology, Medicine, Clinical Psychology, and Psychosocial Animation. He has worked as a lecturer and counselor for scholars at AUB (The American University of Beirut), a trainer in mental health with the Ministry of Public Health and various local, regional and international NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations), is an advisor on several international NGOs, a trainer on communication skills, a mental health specialist in palliative care and dignity therapy, and a clinical psychologist in private practice since 2006.

Dr. Khoury has more than 16 years of clinical experience in providing therapy, counseling and support for individuals, couples, and families who have experienced anxiety, depression, conflict and loss; and is deeply aware of cultural similarities and differences, especially of prolonged conflict areas like Lebanon. Not only does

Dr. Khoury have a solid foundation and understanding in the biological and the medical aspects of mental health and physical health, and their intersection–psychosomatic health, he also has studied and trained in multiple schools of therapy which he utilizes in an integrative fashion.

Dr. Khoury is a co-author of 2 mental health book chapters on cultural psychology and on social inclusion and exclusion.

Dr Elie Khoury. Doctor of physical therapy. Executive leadership coach. Embodiment coachElie's passion is working with values driven people aiming to make a difference, who are suffering from physical pain, posture, stress, trauma, relationship and leadership difficulties as they strive to become efficient servant leaders.

Jihad Abou Zeid is an Achievement and Success Coach, Founder of the International Union of Neuro linguistic Programming in the UK, Developer of the New Generation of NLP, Author of End of PTSD Era using NLP, Public and Motivational Speaker.

Booking information

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This session will be online from the comfort of your home.

This session is part of the Free Online Series Program done by I Have Learned Academy in collaboration with KAS: "Thoughts & Talks for a Better Lebanon"

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