Healing Religious Trauma
A Group for People Who Have Been Harmed by Religious Experiences
This group was created after seeing a need in our community for a space where people can come together to share and process harm caused by their previous experiences in Evangelical Christian settings.
This group is for all who are interested, including people still involved in Christian systems to those who no longer practice religion.
Topics will include:
Harm caused by purity teachings
Extreme and ingrained beliefs
The role of music
Christianity and identity
How to heal from religious trauma
Our group is structured intentionally to help people begin their healing process through learning and connection
Ensure opportunities for the group to learn about each other and build rapport.
Create a sense of safety by starting each group with structure and education about issues associated with religious trauma.
Help group members process in different ways such as verbal, written, and nervous system grounding.
Create an environment of safe sharing, and never push anyone to share when they feel it is unsafe. Your story is your own.
Foster a sense of support, even when people share different experiences.
Work with the group to create meaning and help start the healing journey.