What are adverse religious experiences and how are they harmful to people? Is healing the nervous system essential to healing religious trauma? Is healing in a relationship with others important? Is forgiveness required for healing trauma? These are some of the topics that today’s guest, Brian Peck, touches upon during our conversation with him.
Brian is a therapist and coach for religious trauma and recovery. He is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in religious-based trauma in his private practice, Room to Thrive. He also helps guide individuals through deconstruction and deconversion (though he doesn’t particularly like these terms) with somatic-based practices. As a coach, Brian empowers people who have been harmed by religion to clarify their values and learn to trust themselves with trauma-informed coaching and resources. Listen to the episode to learn how Brian shares his views on what he calls “devastating religious trauma,” the physiological response to a belief in hell, and the disorientation caused by hate.
Topics Discussed in This Episode:
- Brian’s views about the terms “deconstruction” and “deconversion”
- Devastating religious trauma
- The physiological response to a belief in hell
- Forgiveness and trauma healing
- Why there should be less focus on hypocrisy in the healing process
- How hate is disorienting
- Whether processing past trauma is necessary for healing
- The difference between knowing you’re safe and feeling safe
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