About Thomas Hübl
Thomas Hübl is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator whose lifelong work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science. Since 2004, he has taught and facilitated programs with more than 100,000 people worldwide, including online courses which he began offering in 2008. The origin of his work and more than two decades of study and practice on healing collective trauma is detailed in his book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds.
Mysticism and the principles that guide the actualization and practice of embodying these profound experiences are at the heart of Hübl’s teachings. In all his courses, participants can expect to learn from his extensive experience as a teacher of meditation and study of wisdom traditions. His didactic talks draw from evidence-based research and the leading edge of transpersonal, interdisciplinary studies.
Originally a paramedic for nine years and a student of medicine for four, Hübl left his studies at the University of Vienna to spend four years on retreat. This led to a new life path focused on teaching meditation and mindfulness-based awareness practices. Four years later, he began holding retreats, incorporating his newfound realizations with his passion for science.
Opening dialogue around some of the most painful atrocities and collective traumas our world has experienced is at the heart of Hübl’s work. As he began offering retreats in Austria and Germany in the early 2000s, participants began to voice their deeply held intergenerational wounds stemming from the second World War. As these programs evolved, Hübl developed a methodology called the “Collective Trauma Integration Process.” This model promotes a safe exploration of sharing and reflection, guided by a group facilitation process that supports radical openness, transparent communication, mindful awareness, and refined relational competencies. His non-profit, the Pocket Project, works to support the healing of collective trauma throughout the world.
Hübl has led large-scale events that have brought together thousands of Germans and Israelis to acknowledge, face, and heal the cultural shadow left by the Holocaust. In the last decade, his events have also focused on processing the collective traumas of racism, oppression, colonialism, genocides, and the complexities of those regions and groups which experience multiple historic and current challenges. These events have been held in the U.S., Israel, Germany, Spain, and Argentina.
Since 2019, Hübl has hosted an annual summit on collective trauma, which has brought together more than one hundred speakers and 108,000 participants from more than 100 countries. He leads workshops and training programs at Harvard Medical School, California Institute of Integral Studies, Mobius Institute, Ubiquity University, Science and Nonduality Conference, and the Garrison Institute. Hübl has co-taught courses with William Ury, bestselling author of Getting to Yes.
Since 2018, Hübl has been actively developing academic programs that explore new frontiers in research and discoveries in the interdisciplinary field he has coined as “Inner Science.” To this end, his educational organization, the Academy of Inner Science founded in 2008, launched a master’s and doctoral studies program in cooperation with universities in Europe and the US. In 2020, Hübl received an honorary doctorate from Ubiquity University in California for “his pioneering work in the field of trauma.”
The interdisciplinary nature of Hübl’s work is practiced by working groups and partnerships with physicians, psychologists, and therapists from the U.S., Germany, Israel, Canada, and several other countries. These professionals have trained under his tutelage to learn competencies that support self-care for themselves, their patients, and clients, and to work towards systemic changes in making healthcare more innovative, empathic, and trauma-informed.
He lives in Tel Aviv and Germany with his wife, the Israeli artist Yehudit Sasportas, and their daughter.
Hübl, T. “The Anatomy of Inaction.” Unpsychology Magazine (Spring 2021). Looking underneath our paralysis to move forward on the climate crisis lies a complex web of trauma.
Hübl, T., & Mollica, R. F. “Numb from the news? Understanding why and what to do may help.” Harvard Health Blog (March 19, 2021). Co-authored with Dr. Richard Mollica, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a pioneer in international research on refugee trauma, and director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) at Massachusetts General Hospital. (In English)
Hübl, T. “Toward the Integration of Collective Trauma in a Time of Exponential Change.” Spanda (2017, page 75ff.) An exploration of multi-perceptivity, global citizenship, and conscious approaches to integrating trauma work in order to reawaken into a higher state of co-relating in the present circumstances. (In English)
Hübl, T., & Avritt, J. J. “Thomas Hübl’s The Pocket Project: Facilitating the Integration of Collective Trauma.” Kosmos (2017, Spring | Summer) This article outlines Thomas Hübl’s work in group coherence, healing processes, and the value of addressing shadow work through collective and conscious structures. (In English)
Hübl, T., & Ury, W. “New Approaches to Healing Collective Conflict and Trauma: Our Responsibility as Global Citizens.” Kosmos (2017, Spring | Summer) Thomas Hübl and William Ury in conversation on the topics of collective trauma, the impact of modern technology, and inner wisdom. (In English)
Hübl, T. Mystik im Alltag: Gespräche zwischen Thomas Hübl und Stephan Breidenbach (Mysticism in Everyday Life: Talks Between Thomas Hübl and Stephan Breidenbach). A dialogue between Thomas Hübl and the jurist and entrepreneur Prof. Stephan Breidenbach on mystical principles in everyday life. Published by Stephan Breidenbach, 2016, paperback, 120pp. (In German. Also available in Spanish and Chinese, the English translation is in progress.)
Hübl, T. The Power of We: Awakening in the Relational Field, [CD]. Colorado: Sounds True, 2014. This audio CD includes more than seven hours of teachings to penetrating insights, accessible wisdom, and practical tools that help integrate spirituality into work, love, and life. (In English)
Hübl, T. Sharing the Presence: Wo warst du bis Jetzt? (Where Have You Been Until Now?), J. Kamphausen Verlag, 2009. Paperback 329 pp. In this book, Thomas articulates a holistic approach that considers all life issues as an expression of the ever-present timeless wisdom. More information about this book is available here: Pressemitteilung Kamphausen-Verlag. (In German)
Praise for Thomas’s Work
Thomas Hübl has a unique ability to uncover the underlying dynamics of individual and collective trauma that block the resolution of conflicts. With compassion and insight, Thomas helps people heal their deepest wounds and access their highest potential to be of service in this troubled world.
Thomas Hübl delves deeply into both timeless wisdom and the specific needs of our time. I have found his work with collective healing to be tremendously innovative and eye-opening. It brought me to my own edges of openness and withdrawal. This type of engagement with what appears to be “other” is what we need, in my opinion, to learn what it truly means to take multiple perspectives and live in an open-hearted way.
Thomas Hübl is a spiritual teacher for our time, illumined and practical, rational and deeply profound. His teaching is clear like a mirror. He is at once sharp and cutting, yet gentle, receptive, and compassionate. You can’t help but expand in his presence.
When Thomas Hübl teaches, a clean, fresh, lighted spacious clarity naturally opens up in and among people—shifting the energy of the room. His presence functions as a kind of permission, and the group field opens in a beautiful, unmistakable way. It activates intuition, shines Light into shadow, and reveals the insubstantial transparency of whatever seemed to be in the way. It also frees up a tremendous amount of joyful energy.
Thomas Hübl enables people to come into a deeper understanding of presence, compassion, transparency and authenticity. He shows us how to link our developing self awareness with our potential to be of service in society. In his online course he will guide people to explore deeply the essence of the great wisdom traditions, together with profound levels of self knowledge and personal responsibility.
Thomas’s profound insights triggered my realization of how we can transform our ‘experience’ into “essence.” I developed “Theatre of Transformation” to express this purposeful essence that underlies the destructive/distracting dramas we all experience as human beings, and to enable people to “rewrite the script” and enact the personal and global transformation they envision. The impact is profound. Thomas reminds us that daily life can be lived as an ever-surprising creative inspiration.