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Friday, March 17 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Paganism and Mental Health: Magic, Trauma, and Resilience

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Our faith and magical practices can be powerful tools to cope with trauma, triggers, and reactivity. However, some practices may not be helpful due to one's mental health history, history of trauma, or other factors, while others might help cultivate resilience. Join us to discuss trauma informed ritual skills and explore the magic of post-traumatic growth -- AKA the rebirth after the Underworld journey. Session format will include panel discussion with three licensed psychotherapists who specialize in trauma, plus opportunities for small group conversation.

Moderators
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Sherry L.M. Merriam, MA, LPCC, TCHI

Counselor & Psychotherapist, Sherry Merriam Counseling
Sherry L.M. Merriam, MA, LPCC, TCHI, is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in counseling Geeks, Pagans, practitioners of BDSM/Kink, Non-monogamous/Polyfolk, and other underserved members of our greater tribe. Sherry is also a certified instructor... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark J. Engstrom-Reese

Mark is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in south Minneapolis specializing in counseling members of Queer communities, Pagans, BDSM/Kinksters, intentionally non-monogamous and/or polyamorous people. He has been involved in the local pagan community... Read More →
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Alex Iantaffi

I am a trans masculine, nonbinary, disabled, Reclaiming Feri and Queer Mysteries initiate, parent, mentor, family therapist, scholar, priestess, immigrant, community organizer and writer, who strives to live an integrated life and has a life-long passion for social justice. My hearth... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm CDT
Terrace 1 Panels