Religious Trauma - A survivor's guide
By Katrina Zawawi, Autism/Asperger's & Yoga/Meditation coach.
This course is for you
Surviving and empowering yourself after Religious Trauma.
Do you live in a country where religion controls society?
Is your family very religious?
Do you have to put an act on to participate in events such as birthdays, weddings, funerals etc?
Are you forced to attend your place of worship?
Do you feel that you have lost connection with your deity for whatever reason?
Do you feel that you are being judged by others around you because you think differently, particularly over religion?
Did you grow up with strict religious values?
Are you questioning your own faith?
Do you feel abandoned by your family, friends, loved ones and your country because your are, for instance LGBTQ, or you are interested in something that the people around you can't accept?
Do you have to pretend that you belong to a certain faith because it's written on your ID?
Do you feel your own values contradict the faith you were raised to be part of?
If all of this and more relates to you, than please note, you don't have to suffer alone.
This course will give you the tools to:
Learn to be ok with who you really are
Learn to work through each traumatic experience, forgiving others and yourself in the process.
Communicate with your family and friends honestly about your life choices.
How to be authentic to who you are without worrying about family, friends and even the government.
Learning the difference between people pleasing for a quiet life, whilst disrespecting your own choices, and respectfully being there for your loved ones within their faith, yet keeping healthy boundaries for yourself.
Being able to put yourself in front of your loved ones whilst you recover.
Finding your own strength and power.
Finding inner truth and wisdom.
Letting go of limiting beliefs that pull you down.
Finding the strength to stand up for what you really believe in, whilst showing love and respecting your loved ones.
Being present and true to yourself, cultivating a strong value system.
Course overview - 13
What is religious trauma?
Family, friends and loved ones
Where do I fit in?
But I live in a restrictive society
I feel guilty for being true to myself
Can I still attend events if I am not practicing?
I feel trapped
Finding your authenticity
Learning to love and respect myself, as well as others around me - Detachment
Letting go of all you can't control
Plan a new way of being