Trauma affects us all, either through personal experience or as part of the community, and its language has made its way into many areas of public life; education, leadership, mass media, journalism, psychology, and even human resources. In this episode, we will set the stage for this 6-week series where we will explore what theology has to do with trauma, featuring theology students from The Seattle School of theology and Psychology.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining (Shelly Rambo)
Shattered Assumptions (Ronnie Janoff-Bulmam
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (Bessel Van Der Kolk)
Trauma and Recovery (Judith Herman)
DARE TO KNOW, where truth is treated as a pursuit, and not a destination This is my attempt to flex my brain, play with ideas and move away from the group think I experienced in religious circles that just about killed me. Here we will follow our curiosity and celebrate using our own reason as a way to fully experience the divine in ourselves and in each other in more meaningful ways. It's about the messy process of growth and the bravery it can take, especially if you have come out of authoritative or fundamentalist spaces where asking questions was not encouraged. We will mess up, get it wrong and adjust when needed.