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Good News About Shame: Healing the Emotional Wound of Trauma

  • Annandale United Methodist Church 6935 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA, 22003 United States (map)


9:00am - 11:00am: Dr. Thompson
11:00am - 11:30am: Q&A
11:30am - 12:00pm: Book signing for both of his books, The Anatomy of the Soul and his new release The Soul of Shame.

Dr. Thompson's seminar will help you better understand the areas in the body and brain where sex trafficking survivors tend to get stuck and how spirituality plays a major role in helping them heal.

People who attend this seminar will learn:

  • the biblical intention of relationships
  • the nature of shame: how it affects the brain and relationships
  • the particular role shame plays in sexual trauma
  • concrete steps toward healing shame
  • the significance of covenantal community in moving us from shame to joy
  • that we cannot assist anyone in the healing of their shame if we are not addressing the shame in our own lives.

Who Should Attend?

This event is for anyone who is interested in learning how interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) can help sex trafficking survivors overcome shame:

  • Youth Workers
  • Lay Counselors
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Mentors
  • Clergy
  • Outreach Workers

Curt Thompson, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia.  He graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital.  He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His clinical focus has been the treatment of adults, adolescents, and families.  He is actively engaged in learning and education as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues.  Throughout his career his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality.  He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.

For the past several years that interest has taken a more specific turn to addressing how new findings in the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology reflect important tenants of Christian faith, and now are providing opportunities to reflect on, understand, and experience that same faith in fresh, trustworthy ways. He has specific expertise in the area of interpersonal neurobiology, and is now training other clinicians in the same material.  

He and his wife Phyllis are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia.  He serves as an elder at Washington Community Fellowship, a congregation of the Mennonite church, in Washington, D.C.  His duties there have included preaching, teaching, and oversight for the fellowship's healing prayer ministry.  He and his wife (a licensed clinical social worker) frequently provide premarital counseling services for couples in their congregation.

Sponsors: Restoration Ministries & Annandale United Methodist Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force


Owner: Restoration Ministries

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