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Wisdom of Trauma Film Screening and Panel Discussion - YWCA Greater Austin

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Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium

Huston-Tillotson University

900 Chicon St (8th and Chalmers)

Austin, TX 78702

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During this film screen and panel discussion we will explore trauma and trauma work.

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Through a continued partnership with the City of Austin’s Resilience program, YWCA Greater Austin presents The Wisdom of Trauma featuring Dr. Gabor Maté. This film will be shown at no-cost to the community on Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Huston Tillotson University auditorium (900 Chicon St. Austin, TX 78702). During this film screen and panel discussion we will explore trauma and trauma work. We invite you to join us in this exploration!

  • Doors at 5:30pm - appetizers/refreshments will be provided!
  • Film at 6pm
  • Panel discussion starts around 8:15
  • There will be 2-3 short intermissions during the film.

Our partnership with the City of Austin Resilience Program allows us to provide this event at no-cost to the community, in particular for those who may otherwise not have access to the information and resources that will be presented. YWCA recognizes the prevalence of trauma among our society. Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives and with which we make sense of the world.

Our intention in sharing this film with the community is to collectively recognize on-going shocks and stressors, intergenerational trauma, and historical oppression and connect on a path to healing. We hope to:

  • Understand the interconnectedness of mental health, chronic illness and substance use.
  • Notice and feel the trauma symptoms in ourselves
  • Acknowledge the imprint of trauma on our behaviors and its impact on our relationships
  • See the person rather than the behavior
  • Support connection and compassion as the foundations of safety

*Trigger Warning: the film contains content that may be triggering including:

  • violence.
  • rape and other forms of sexual violence.
  • child abuse.
  • self-harm.
  • drug and alcohol use.
  • addiction.

PANELISTS INCLUDE

Dr. Manuel Zamarripa

Dr. Daniel Hochman

Randy Webster

Eva Escobedo, LPC-S

FILM SYNOPSIS

The interconnected epidemics of anxiety, chronic illness and substance abuse are, according to Dr Gabor Maté, normal. But not in the way you might think.

One in five Americans are diagnosed with mental illness in any given year [1]. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in the US for youth aged 15-24 [2], and kills over 800,000 people a year globally [3] and 48,300 in the USA [4]. Drug overdose kills 81,000 in the USA annually [5]. The autoimmunity epidemic affects 24 million people in the USA [6]. What is going on?

“So much of what we call abnormality in this culture is actually normal responses to an abnormal culture. The abnormality does not reside in the pathology of individuals, but in the very culture that drives people into suffering and dysfunction.” — Gabor Maté

In The Wisdom of Trauma, we travel alongside physician, bestselling author and Order of Canada recipient Dr. Gabor Maté to explore why our western society is facing such epidemics. This is a journey with a man who has dedicated his life to understanding the connection between illness, addiction, trauma and society.

“Trauma is not what happens to you. Trauma is what happens inside you, as a result of what happens to you.” — Gabor Maté

Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.

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Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium

Huston-Tillotson University

900 Chicon St (8th and Chalmers)

Austin, TX 78702

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