Understanding and healing from the limitations, liabilities, and wounds of religion and spiritual abuse through experiential and empowering spirituality.
Recovering from Religion
Recovering from religion involves exploring and understanding not just our own personal experience and hurts, but also the science, psychology, and dynamics of religious/spiritual abuse around the world.
You will get to learn and practice the holistic and healthy habits of contemplative Christian spirituality through stillness, silence, and embodied mindfulness and prayer practices.
Religion and Spirituality
For others, religious and/or spiritual leaders (it’s possible to have religion without spirituality, and vice versa) and institutions and have been sources of trauma and abuse, be it physical, sexual, emotional, or spiritual in nature.
Religion and religious participation have been shown to have protective and healing effects on the physical and mental health of their adherents and believers.
However, roughly 10-20% of religious devotees from 10 religious traditions around the world experience the negative effects of spiritual abuse, including physical illness, depression, anxiety, shame, and a loss of meaning, motivation, self-esteem, and hope.
If left untreated, the impact of religious-oriented coercion, manipulation, and control can lead to full symptoms of PTSD and even lead to suicide.
4 Key Elements
to the Recovering from Religion Retreat
Learn the signs and symptoms of spiritual abuse in people and institutions through experienced and compassionate guidance.
Learn the skills and rhythms of contemplative Christian spirituality that will help you heal and grow.
Guidance, safety, and support to explore your connection to yourself and the Divine.
The time to unplug, slow down, and be present to yourself and your needs in the beauty of the outdoors.
Everything You Need To Know About: RELIGIOUS TRAUMA
“For the first time in my life, I was having a spiritual crisis. In the months that followed, I spiraled into a deep depressive episode. It took nearly a year of therapy to even admit what had happened in that training, and much effort to dissolve the layers of shame around it before I could finally dive into all the reasons why this experience was so painful to me.”