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Although trauma is all around us, shaping the way we feel, think, relate, parent and work, it is poorly understood in our culture. This is even more evident in our communities of faith.

What is the role of our faith and spirituality in both the prevention and healing of our trauma? And what happens to our spiritual lives when our communities of faith are the ones that cause our trauma?

In this evening presentation, Hillary McBride, MA, RCC, PhD cand., will answer these questions and create a space for dialogue about the intersection of what shapes us most—our beliefs, our communities and our wounds.

This seminar will include the most current research evidence from the fields of neuroscience, developmental psychology, and philosophy presented in an engaging and informative manner to help educate and inspire us about how to love ourselves and others better, creating safer communities, conversations and relationships for healing to occur.

About Hillary

As heard on The Liturgists' episode on Spiritual Trauma, Hillary McBride is a registered clinical counsellor in private practice in Vancouver and PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology at UBC. Her areas of clinical research and speciality focus on trauma, and trauma therapies, eating disorders, body image, sex and sexuality, embodiment and the intersection of spirituality and mental health.

Hillary's work has been recognized by both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and she was recently awarded the International Young Investigator Award for her research contributions so early in her career. In 2017, she published her first book with Post Hill Press—Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are, and she is the senior editor of a textbook, Embodiment and Eating Disorders: Theory, Research, Prevention and Treatment, to be published by Routledge in June 2018. Hear her work on The Liturgists and CBC podcasts, and follow her on Twitter or Instagram.