YOU ARE NOT ALONE--Sexual trauma can happen to anyone
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time
$5 Donation Requested
APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
Sexual trauma can be any residual trauma around sexuality and sexual experiences, including sexual violence, sexual abuse, and sexual assault. No matter what happened to you or when, a key element is that it felt like a violation to you. No matter your age, biological sex or gender, or where you are in your healing journey, it’s possible to recover from sexual trauma. The process is not easy, but progress each day leads you toward transformation and healing.
If and when you’re comfortable, telling someone what happened to you is one way to “own” your experience. Recovery from this type of trauma is about facing it and knowing you are not defined by what happened to you.
It may be challenging, but sharing your story can help begin the healing process. Do what empowers you, build a strong support network, and engage in body-focused trauma work, are further steps on the path to recovery and healing.
In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.
This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore Learning to Love the Process of Healing from Trauma.
Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Carlynn Graves, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Treble NLS, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.
Moderator: Callie Group
YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.
These panel conversations are part of OMA’s Trauma program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences, and exploring the connections among us all. Please join us in this online series as we continue our journey home to ourselves and to one another. –Callie Gropp, Moderator
Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury. We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist