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TMPS 7125 Quieting the Storm of Trauma: Spiritual Resources for Healing (Fall/Summer: 1 )


Course Description

In this two-day intensive, we will cover the basic ground of trauma theory including: what constitutes trauma; what happens to the mind and body in trauma; why is trauma so challenging to deal with and treat; who is most vulnerable to trauma; how to recognize the symptoms of lasting trauma; ASD; and PTSD. After covering the basics of trauma theory, we will turn to individual and communal approaches for calming the storm of trauma that wrecks havoc in peoples' lives. We will ask: What is the role of spiritual/pastoral caregivers and the faith community in the prevention and healing of trauma? What spiritual resources and practices does the faith community have to help heal trauma, and how do we use them intentionally and consciously for the healing of trauma?


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Brita Gill-Austern

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: At the end of this intensive, students should have a very basic knowledge of trauma theory and understand the specific and particular resources the faith community may offer in the healing of trauma. This is a School of Theology and Ministry, 1-credit, Summer Weekend course. This course meets Saturday, July 12th from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., and Sunday, July 13th from 9-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.


Last Updated: 21-Jan-14