October is my month of talking about Spiritual Healing. This is part of my Year of Healing, in which I tackle different topics of healing each month. During October, I will introduce you to the topics of unhealthy spirituality, spiritual abuse and what it can look like, and recovering from spiritual trauma using blog posts, poems, and a podcast.
Today, I wanted to share a podcast. This is not a podcast I made, however. This a podcast made by The Liturgists, which is a group of diverse people that facilitate honest, real discussions about faith, science, and art across the country at live events–as well as on their podcast. They are very honest about doubt, wrestling, questions, and pain–and I’ve found their entire podcast to be really beneficial on my own healing journey through the often lonely wilds of figuring out what I truly believe after everything has shattered in profound ways.
However, their podcast called “Spiritual Trauma” is the best podcast they’ve made to date, and it is the best break down of spiritual trauma that I’ve ever heard explained by a professional psychologist. They also talk to several other professionally trained counselors and minsters, all of whom give real insight into this issue. I felt this was such a fitting resource for anyone looking to explore this concept in depth. They articulate things better than I ever could.
In this podcast, The Liturgists break the topic of spiritual abuse and spiritual trauma into three sections: 1) Recognizing and Understanding Spiritual Trauma, 2) Healing from Spiritual Trauma, and 3) Creating Safe Spiritual Spaces.
This podcast also gives a break down of trauma, what it does to your body and brain, and how your body stores trauma in the BEST scientific, understandable explanation I’ve ever heard!
So I’m not kidding: If you’re curious about this topic, please take the time to listen to this podcast.
*Trigger warning: This podcast does talk about abuse in many forms, from domestic violence to sexual abuse, etc. It deals with heavy topics, so please be aware.*
Resource: A Podcast on Spiritual Trauma by The Liturgists
LISTEN HERE at their website.
Or find the podcast on iTunes and search for the episode entitled “Spiritual Trauma.”