Trauma and Spirituality

A 3-Part Series with Dr. Julie Brown Yau

Coming this fall


Trauma and spirituality are woven together in inextricable ways. Both involve a crisis of meaning at some level of our being. Each call to something beyond our ordinary day to day reality, both involve knowing suffering with multifaceted intimacy. These two dimensions also share a simple uncomplicated bond; they are an intrinsic part of our life. Although trauma has a reputation of deep suffering, trauma is dual natured, as is spirituality.

We will see how healing trauma is the synthesis of energies of the body, the heart, and mind, which can bring about a metamorphosis in the personal consciousness. Such metamorphosis is crucial in the essential unity of all existence and a reduction of the identity from the personal “I”.

Each session will be interactive, with real cases been presented, opportunities for participants to work ‘live’ with elements of their trauma, and exercises to enhance embodied wisdom.



The following are comments about our last webinar

“Thanks for setting this up. I got more answers to explain my trauma history in the last 3 sessions than I’ve had in 40 years.”

“I am 67 years old and have worked with 2 psychotherapists over the past 10 years to change survival patterns that began with a trauma that occurred when I was 5 years old. I began the spiritual practice of centering prayer 8 years ago. The missing piece has been the body.  There are no somatic therapists near my home. What a beautiful gift your webinar has been for me.“

“What a touching ending to a great, informative and helpful course. Julie’s depth of knowledge on the subject of trauma is brilliant.”

“Julie and her work are extraordinary! She is pure integrity and she is a rarity today both in how she teaches, communicates with pristine clarity, awareness while staying completely conscious and connected in truth.”

“The course was very valuable for me. The presentation was wonderful – well organized and yet fluid and alive… but also much of the value for me came from the way that Julie so naturally shared her personal experience, being an example of vulnerability that is grounded at the same time. I feel that being with someone – even in an online class setting – who can model that way of being present with others, is so healing.”

“I have been watching all the webinars and feel like I am getting all the info I am needing even though I haven’t been at the live events. “