The Gift of Our Wounds curriculum is intended to assist with healing after trauma and emotional intelligence development.


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In our lifetimes we will bear witness to the complexity of human behavior. As helping professionals our livelihood rests in our ability to be empathetic to navigating the experiences of others.


How do we balance being there for others as helping professional while not negating our own vicarious trauma and fatigue?

As a society, we all engage in escapism. It is what leads us to our overindulgence in our entertainment culture that idolizes the rich and the famous.


In the long run this escapism leads us to feeling hollow and questioning our own self-worth by not addressing the root issues of our own shame