Welcome to Season 4 of Being Known Podcast where we are looking at trauma through the lens of hope and not fear. This week we talk on how we can begin to heal from trauma.
If there is anything we know about trauma, it’s that it depends on disintegration and isolation to do its dirty work. And if there’s anything we know about its healing, it’s that the presence of others is the beginning of integration, which leads to the creation of beauty and goodness in the face of painfully broken stories.
But it’s tricky: for the very thing we need the most – the presence of loving relationships – is often the context in which our traumas are initially taking place.
This week we talk about how we can begin to practice the presence of God and of others – the presence that we need despite our error that it is something we won’t be able to survive.
Links and References
- Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body by Peter Levine
- 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing by Babette Rothschild
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- John 15:4 – Abide in Me
- Matthew 28:20 – I am with you always
- 1 Corinthians 12 – The body of Christ
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