The Truth About Faith, Trauma, PTSD, and Post-Traumatic Growth

Bad things happen even to good people. What happens in a person when they experience trauma or ongoing hardship? There’s been a lot of talk in the last few years about trauma-informed care, PTSD, and such. How does all that integrate with faith in God and one’s Christian experience?

Dr. Shannae Anderson, licensed clinical psychologist, has been working in this field for over 25 years. She talks with Dr. Carol on this episode about integrating psychological trauma-informed care with the Holy Spirit’s presence and work in a person’s heart to bring healing, growth, meaning, and resilience. They talk about sexual trauma in particular, and also the role of the body of Christ in healing for people so affected.

Find out more about Dr. Shannae Anderson on her website.

Read Dr. Carol’s article How to Experience God in Your Past Trauma
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