May 28, Saturday
05:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Budapest (CEST)

Trauma, Healing, and War Refugees – a Roundtable Discussion

In this roundtable discussion, Dr. Lilla Hárdi psychiatrist, and leader of the Hungarian Cordelia Foundation, which helps psychological healing and transformation for war victims and refugees; Dr. Gabor Máté world-renowned physician, therapist, and writer; Bence Gánti, internationally known integral psychologist; and Ukrainian war refugees will sit together. Some will share their stories, and others will share their knowledge, weaving together a field of integral meaning-making and healing. The audience will have a chance to gain deeper insight into the nature of trauma, healing, and transformation in this insightful and deeply touching encounter.

Bence Ganti

Hungary / United States

Bence Ganti M.A., integral psychologist, international teacher of integral psychology. Integral European Conferences (IEC) and Integral Academy founder and director. A dual citizen of USA and Hungary, gives keynote addresses, presentations, and workshops worldwide, including Integral Flow Groups. He thought in San Francisco Mexico, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Russia, Africa and other countries.

Bence Ganti, MA, is main organizer, the co-founder, and director of the Integral European Conferences (since 2014) who works full time on IEC-s for five years now in a rowm and the co-founder of Integral Europe team (since 2012). He created the the 3-year adult education program on integral psychology, in Hungary, called Integral Academy in Budapest (since 2006). Bence is an integrally oriented clinical psychologist, vipassana meditator, and international teacher of integral psychology.

Being a dual citizen of the USA and Hungary, Bence bridges cultures delivering keynote addresses, making presentations, and leading experiential workshops worldwide, including his version of a cutting-edge we-space practice called Integral Flow Experience. Based on this he has created the International Constellation Processes at the Integral European Conferences. In the USA he has thought integral psychology at Meridian University and San Francisco State University in California and at integral events at Bay Area Integral, Integral Center in Boulder, and the Integral Theory Conferences. Bence has been teaching also in Mexico, Colombia, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Portugal, Bulgaria, and South Africa. He represented integral consciousness during the World Economic Forum week in Davos, Switzerland in 2019. Ken Wilber asked him to be the European coordinator of Integral Institute.

To honor the man who gave the world the integral vision, he teamed up with John Dupuy to create the Ken Wilber Gratitude Fund in Washington, D.C. and is currently serving as a fund trustee to thank Ken Wilber for his life work.

Dr. Lilla Hárdi


Dr. Lilla Hardi is an internationally recognized Hungarian trauma healer, rehabilitation psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst, the founder of Cordelia Foundation. Dr. Hárdi and her foundation specialize in abuse-, torture- and war victim therapy and rehabilitation, partly among Hungarian minorities but mostly among refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, other Middle-Eastern and African countries, and recently from Ukraine. Dr. Hárdi established Cordelia Foundation during the Yugoslav War in 1996 to offer psychological help to war refugees and asylum-seekers. Cordelia Foundation is the only Hungarian organization that is internationally recognized as part of the UN-backed IRCT, the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims. Dr. Hárdi has been awarded the 2014 Inge Genefke price, dedicated periodically to the most notable international people in the area of torture victim therapy.

Dr. Gabor Maté

Canada / Hungary

Gabor Maté (pronunciation: GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. To learn more, join his enews list at

Kateryna Yasko


Kateryna Yasko (Ukraine) is an organizational psychologist, a trainer for the development of emotional intelligence, trust, cooperation, effective communication, and peaceful conflict resolution. Her academic background is in the area of international relations and law (MSc), business (MBA), and psychology (MSc). Kateryna is also head of the public association “International Institute for Integral Development”, founder of an educational innitiative EMPATIA.PRO and a co-founder of UINTEGRAL.

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