Workshops for Accompanying Survivors of Trauma

With the rise of the #MeToo movement and sexual abuse reports in the media, more survivors are sharing their stories. Many people tell me of the hurtful things people say to them, including those in the church. Although this is not intentional, as most people do not know what to do or what to say. I created a workshop to help clergy, ministry leaders, spiritual directors, friends and family on how to accompany survivors of trauma.

 

This workshop presentation includes:

 

  • Statistics on Sexual Trauma

  • Manifestations of Trauma

  • How to create a safe space

  • What to say and what to do

  • What not to say and not to do

  • Open ended questions for clergy, ministry leaders and spiritual directors

  • Spiritual practices that heal

  • How to bracket

  • When to refer to a therapist