Introduction to Trauma: What Hurts and Heals
There are many kinds of hurt, and many ways to be healed.
Trauma is a major national health issue, and yet often remains unnamed because it reveals itself through many guises: depression, eating disorders, anger & rage, addiction, auto-immune disorders, just to name a few.
Almost 15 years ago the Center for Disease Control published data from their Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) survey revealing that the gravest and most costly public health concern in the United States was child abuse, one of the major causes of trauma. But trauma can also find us later in life through military deployments, accidents, terrorizing experiences, and abusive relationships.
Trauma happens to us, our friends, our co-workers, our families, and our neighbors. Trauma impacts our live often in ways we do not know.
This will be the topic of our first gathering. We will explore the complex way trauma affects our bodies and the multi-faceted approach needed to heal it.