🏆 2022 BIBA® Non-Fiction: Psychology Winner!
HOW IS FAITH IMPACTED BY TRAUMA?
TRAUMA IN THE PEWS is a practical and compassionate roadmap for spiritual leaders to effectively minister to those struggling with the effects of trauma. In spite of the challenges of our increasingly complex world, together we can create safer spaces for authentic healing and a deeper connection with God.
Very few come through life unscathed by some form of trauma. It’s been established through countless studies that well over half of the American population has endured significant trauma by the age of eighteen. Since many turn to faith communities in times of crisis, it’s reasonable to assume that there is an even higher percentage of trauma survivors among congregants. Without the right tools, it can be difficult to recognize or respond to those suffering in the pews.
Faith leader, trauma survivor, and trauma-informed expert, Janyne McConnaughey, PhD, brilliantly combines personal stories, insight, and current research to equip readers to:
· Recognize the effects of trauma on the brain and body
· Understand the impact of trauma on common spiritual practices
· Support the healing of those who have been impacted by trauma.