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In this episode, Emily listens to Dr. Laura Anderson tell her own story of growing up evangelical and finding her way out—to begin a career of helping others recover from the same trauma she herself experienced. They also discuss the complexities of religious trauma and why it’s so important to seek the help you need. Laura is a licensed psychotherapist in Nashville, TN and co-founder of the Religious Trauma Institute; which is dedicated to educating others in the health care field and help professions on the impact of religious trauma and adverse religious experiences. She’s also founded The Center for Trauma Resolution & Recovery, an online coaching practice helping people recover from varying forms of trauma, including religious trauma.   

Links From This Episode
www.lauraandersontherapy.com and on Instagram @drlauraeanderson
Center for Trauma Resolution and Recovery
@traumaresolutionandrecovery (Facebook/IG)
Religious Trauma Institute
@religioustraumainstitute (Facebook/IG)
@religioustrauma (Twitter)

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Credits: Original music by R. Scott Okamoto rscottokamoto.com

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Our Commitment to Pluralism:

My own deconstruction has led all the way to agnosticism; however, I have genuine love and respect those who still believe in Christianity without harming others (i.e.: are fully affirming, actively decolonizing, anti-racist, do not proselytize, etc.).  

One of the things I’m committed to is maintaining a safe space for pluralism. Meaning, I try not to discuss Christianity in a way that insists it is the only valid or correct belief system. I believe my non-Christian listeners will feel safest around Christians who respect and honor their choice to not maintain a personal belief in Christianity, and these are the kind of Christians who I feel safe bringing on my podcast.  

I always want to make sure all my guests are comfortable with these parameters before moving forward. I would never want anyone to compromise their personal convictions, and at the same time I would never allow proselytizing on my podcast, as often times religious trauma survivors can be triggered by that.

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