January 25 – January 25, 2018
Trainer: LeDayne McLeese Polaski
We all come from broken homes.
In our own way we are each shattered pieces.
Remember though, mosaics are made from broken pieces
and they are still works of art.
Trauma and loss are part of every human life. As church leaders, we have our own traumas, accompany parishioners through traumatic events, work with people in various stages of the trauma cycle, and lead organizations with their own stories of corporate trauma. Unaddressed, these experiences can lead to an endless cycle of violently acting in against ourselves and acting out against others. When we address our personal and shared traumas and losses, we are better equipped to break the cycle, find healing for ourselves and strengthen our relationships.
In this workshop, we’ll explore:
- The types of trauma
- The impact of trauma
- Acting in and acting out cycles
- Breaking free of the cycle
- Memorializing our losses
- Imagining a hopeful future