Warm welcome in the online IoPT Café. This initiative is started to offer a place where we can meet each other and where we can invite people who are interested in IoPT, who are curious about healing from trauma and who feel an inner wish to join the meeting. Every meeting has an IoPT-related topic.
It is my deepest wish to offer a place where you can engage as much or as little as feels right for you and where you have an opportunity to connect and get inspired.
In the next online IoPT Cafe Katrina Mikiah will give a presentation about Religious Trauma from an IoPT perspective. This meeting is scheduled on Tuesday March 26th, 2024, from 3 pm CET/Amsterdam time to 5 pm CET. The zoom room opens at 2.45 pm CET.
Please be mindful about a possible change in time for you: in the Netherlands we move from winter to summer time at the 24th of March.
Presentation by Katrina Mikiah
Katrina Mikiah is an IoPT Practitioner based in Missoula, Montana. She studied last year at the Institute for Trauma Work in Norway and embarked on an IoPT focused study of the traumatizing effects of religion. She started her own study exploring this topic and wrote an article. Katrina has been “specifically interested in exploring what happens when children are born into religious systems with a negative view of human nature, strict dogma, and a black and white understanding of right and wrong with harsh and unceasing consequences for “wrong” behavior. It is logical that those who are part of religious communities, unless they are there under force, likely feel that religion has a positive influence on their lives. This article explores how religion can also have a negative impact on the formation of a healthy identity and, in that sense, be traumatizing.”
To sign up for the event, please send an email to Nanneke at email@example.com Once you have signed up you will be kept updated about the future online IoPT Café meetings. You will find more meeting dates here.
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