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Movie Screening Discussion: THE WISDOM OF TRAUMA featuring the work of DR. GABOR MATE

Movie Screening Discussion: THE WISDOM OF TRAUMA featuring the work of DR. GABOR MATEThe trauma-aware perspective presented in the award-winning documentary The Wisdom of Trauma reveals the invisible forces shaping San Antonio – and our own lives. 0 Add to DreamList28jan5:00 pm8:00 pm

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Trauma, caused by exposure to toxic stress, deeply impacts the human body. In fact, understanding the workings of trauma takes the focus off an individual and offers a more systematic and socially-just perspective, helping to better understand the systemic barriers to healthy-living. Becoming trauma-informed helps to create room to envision more equitable (and therefore healthier) lives for everyone in our community. At the center of the film, Dr. Gabor Mate offers a vision for a trauma-aware society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers, and legal personnel are not concerned with judging symptoms and creating diagnoses, but seek to understand the sources of troubling behaviors in our wounded human souls. The movie looks at trauma-aware practices in action, including the work of the Compassion Prison Project (current or formerly incarcerated people advocating for a more compassionate world), The Chrysalis Society (a Vancouver based women’s recovery center), and Downtown Streets Team (Bay Area homeless resource group).

Time

(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Whitley Theological Center – OBLATE

284 Oblate Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216

Event Entrance Fees (Free/Cost)

Free

Registration Info (RSVP/Purchase)

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