Recovering from Religious Trauma

Religion and religious communities should be places that provide connection, meaning, and life giving wholeness. Unfortunately, many have been traumatized by religion and religious communities. The Religious Trauma Institute and Reclamation Collective defines religious trauma as the physical, emotional, or psychological response to religious beliefs, practices, or structures that overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope and return to a sense of safety. We will talk about ways to identify religious trauma and create pathways to healing.