SPEECH TOPICS:

Understanding and Overcoming Trauma

  1. We have all had trauma. What separates us is how much, what kind, and how we deal with it. When we are psychologically young, we pretend the traumas didn’t happen or didn’t hurt. The more we mature, the more we learn to work through our traumas and use our traumas in a way that develops the hearts and minds of us all. Traumas can be great motivators for growth!
  • Listening to our lives – Our body symptoms, relationship difficulties, and psychological issues have important information for us. When we hear their messages, they are no longer “problems” but invitations to progress on our life’s path. Are we listening?
  • Developmental psychology – Our growth does not stop with physical maturity. Most “adults” still have many areas of their lives where they function more like children (their priority is having a good time) or even infants (they don’t take steps to correct obvious problems, whether outside themselves or inside themselves). Our lives are greatly restricted as a result.  Yet there is another way . . .
  • The Road to Recovery – The path of healing and maturation is ever before us, but we so often don’t see it or recognize it for what it is. Learning to perceive this path and follow it is essential for our soul’s movement. Yes, we are here to move–individually and collectively!