Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma

Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma

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empower, , own, project-tsw-2018, Spirituality, Nonfiction, Religion, Psychology

Trauma therapist Teresa B. Pasquale offers healing exercises, true-life examples, and life-giving discussion for anyone suffering from the very real pain of church hurt. Pasquale, a trauma survivor herself, understands the immeasurable value of our wounds once we've acknowledged them and recovered in community. That's why the wounds are "sacred," and the hope this book offers is a powerful message to anyone suffering from this widespread problem. This book explores the nature of emotional wounds, trauma, and spiritual hurt that come from negative religious experience. Some of the features are: -Stories from a wide range of persons hurt by negative religious experience -Healing and contemplative practices to help readers explore their own spiritual story and practical ways to move towards personal healing -A journey through the experience of trauma in religious settings and how it is both relatable to other forms of trauma and distinctive-outlining both facets -An exploration of the author's own personal and professional understanding of hurt, trauma, PTSD, and the power of resiliency and healing

Title:Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma
ISBN:9780827235373
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    Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma Reviews

  • Martha

    This should be required reading for members of faith communities. We need to better understand the people who our faith has harmed, and this does a great job. I'd recommend this book to anyone dealing...

  • Ashleigh

    A reminder, written with kindness, that no religion is immune from humanity and that those who have been hurt and broken by the people who should be a refuge, are worthy of love and healing. ...

  • Marina

    This is a peculiar field of books in that browsing the "related" or "similar" books nets you dramatically different results--some resolutely within a faith tradition and some resolutely against. I app...

  • Deryn Tang

    Pasquale deals with a very sensitive subject, Spiritual Wounding, and Trauma. She has shed a lot of light on the subject which is close to her heart. She is well qualified to write on this subject and...

  • Geneva Yoder

    If you've left a religious community, been affected by Bill Gaither, been told I can heal you if you only let God in, been ph u socially or sexually abused by religious leaders, been verbally confront...

  • Corvin

    Geared specifically toward Christians, so not very helpful for me....

  • Joshua

    In spite of myriad spelling and grammatical errors, this is a very valuable and worthwhile read for those in the helping profession or those who have experienced spiritual abuse....

  • Lori

    This book is essential, affirming and vitally important. She offers hope and gentleness while providing helpful insight and real life stories....