Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Darrel Ray, “Religious Trauma, Its Roots and Its Treatments”
Musical Guest: JJ Cantrell
Community Moment: TBA
Religious abuse is the root of religious trauma and often goes unrecognized by therapists and clients alike. Children raised in toxic environments do not know it is toxic; it just seems normal to them. When they experience symptoms later in life, failure to identify the root cause leads to inappropriate treatments. Appropriate identification and treatment can often lead to rapid improvement and positive outcomes. Misidentification can lead to years of frustration and inappropriate treatment.
Darrel Ray, Ed.D., Is a psychologist and author of several books, including The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture (IPC Press, 2009) and Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality (IPC Press 2012). He is founder and president of the international organization Recovering from Religion and The Secular Therapy Project. He has spoken on hundreds of podcasts, conferences and TV and radio programs. He will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Conference on Religious Trauma, April 2020, in Vancouver, BC. The Secular Therapy Project is a major sponsor of the conference.
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