Support for Your Religious Trauma Recovery

Courses and Digital Resources for Mental Health Professionals, Advocates, and Survivors

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Psychoeducational Courses for Survivors

  • Identify Adverse Religious Experiences
  • Learn how Adverse Religious Experiences impact human wellbeing
  • Discover why it's important to distinguish between religious abuse and religious trauma
  • Increase your knowledge about religious trauma

Clinical Resources for Mental Health Professionals

  • Tools for assessing Adverse Religious Experiences
  • Develop a deeper clinical understanding of religious trauma
  • Learn how to adapt trauma-informed modalities to religious trauma

Digital Resouces

  • Assessment tools
  • Treatment planning resources
  • Guides
  • And more!

Lessons in What is Religious Trauma?:

  1. 1 Religious Trauma and the Nervous System

    Objective: Learn how religious trauma impacts the nervous system.

Lessons in [Coming Soon] Recovery Strategies for Religious Trauma:

Lessons in Parenting After Religious Trauma:

  1. 1 Welcome to Parenting After Religious Trauma

  2. 2 What is Religious Trauma?

    Objective: Gain a deeper understanding of Adverse Religious Experiences and Religious Trauma

  3. 3 The Religious Cycle of Abuse

  4. 4 Religious Trauma & Parenting

  5. 5 Navigating Spiritual Triggers

  6. 6 Attachment & Creating Safe Communities

Lessons in The Trauma-Skilled Conference 2020:

  1. 1 The Ethics of Trauma-sensitive Language in Practice

    Objective: Analyze ethical issues associated with how language impacts the way trauma is understood, diagnosed, documented, and treated by mental health professionals. Identify personal and professional barriers to adopting trauma-sensitive language into clinical practice. Integrate trauma-sensitive language across the domains of advocacy, assessment, documentation, and treatment of trauma.

  2. 2 How People Change: The Transformational Power of the Body and Relationships

    Objective: Understand recent neuroscience of change from attachment and polyvagal theories

  3. 3 The Complete Trauma-Informed Toolkit (part 1)

  4. 4 The Complete Trauma-Informed Toolkit (part 2)

  5. 5 Trauma-Informed Mindfulness & Yoga (part 1)

  6. 6 Trauma-Informed Mindfulness and Yoga (part 2)

  7. 7 Adverse Religious Experiences (part 1)

  8. 8 Adverse Religious Experiences (Part 2)

  9. 9 Adverse Religious Experiences (bonus)

Lessons in Religious Trauma & Politics:

  1. 1 1. Religious Trauma During an Election Cycle

    Objective: Explore how politics and elections impact religious trauma.

  2. 2 2. Recognizing Triggers

    Objective: Explore how religious trauma shows up during an election cycle.

  3. 3 3. Navigating Triggers

    Objective: Explore strategies for navigating religious trauma triggers.

  4. 4 4. Learning to Trust Yourself

    Objective: Explore strategies for trusting yourself instead of the group.

  5. 5 5. Navigating Relationships

    Objective: Explore strategies for navigating politically charged relationships

  6. 6 6. Embodied Boundaries

    Objective: Explore strategies for setting and maintaining embodied boundaries.

  7. 7 7. Religious Trauma & Race

    Objective: Explore the Intersection of Religious Trauma, Race, and Politics

  8. 8 8. #MeToo, #ChurchToo, and Sexual Violence

    Objective: Exploring the impact of religion and politics on sexual violence

  9. 9 9. Religious Trauma and Politics: A Match Made in Heaven?

    Objective: Explore the history of the intentional relationship between religion and politics

  10. 10 10. LGBTQ+, Religious Trauma, and Politics

    Objective: Explore the impact of religion and politics on the LGBTQ+ Community

Lessons in Adverse Religious Experiences:

  1. 1 Workshop (part 1)

  2. 2 Workshop (part 2)

  3. 3 Workshop (bonus)

  4. 4 [Bonus] The Ethics of Trauma-sensitive Language in Practice

    Objective: Analyze ethical issues associated with how language impacts the way trauma is understood, diagnosed, documented, and treated by mental health professionals. Identify personal and professional barriers to adopting trauma-sensitive language into clinical practice. Integrate trauma-sensitive language across the domains of advocacy, assessment, documentation, and treatment of trauma.

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The Religious Trauma Institute is developing a space for mental health clinicians, advocates, researchers, and survivors to expand the conversation about Adverse Religious Experiences and to create trauma-informed resources for survivors of religious trauma.
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