This continues The Healing Voices Series on Alice Miller: Icon & Ideas Alice Miller’s book, now known as The Drama of the Gifted Child, became an icon of the self-help and recovery book market. One reason is that it hit the market when new cultural trends were developing–and converging....

The power of narrative is incorporated into programs as diverse as international and collective conflict resolution through individual and private psychotherapy. Constructing a narrative can rebuild communities, families, and individual lives. It is an important element in restorative justice approaches. Arthur Frank’s book The Wounded Storyteller, suggests one way...

By Jennifer Samartano A Whole New Understanding Resilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how recognizing and understanding ACEs has given birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress among children. The stress of severe and chronic...

Our Catholic Story

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • July 23, 2020

Storytelling can be so healing. As survivors we know this is true. We have lived the story and healed with storytelling. So, Spirit Fire is offering an online storytelling event this October 15 Spirit Fire entitled “Our Catholic Story” as a first step in the restorative justice process that...

Mentor’s Questions

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • July 3, 2020

Mentoring is a way to draw on your life’s experience to help another person recreate their own life. Mentors play a role in survivors’ recovery by being sounding boards. They have an important place in a patchwork of support survivors need but have a hard time trusting enough to...

The Serenity Prayer

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • May 8, 2020

God grant me the serenityto accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful worldas it is, not as...

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