This group is a resource for those who have experienced religious abuse, be it psychological, verbal, sexual or financial. With authenticity, openness, and careful consideration of many different faith traditions, Connie provides a safe place to process and build community with other survivors
PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) November 06, 2019
Connie A. Baker, MA, LPC announces an online Facebook support group that centers on the healing and recovery of those who have been traumatized by religion and religious leaders. Through personal stories, interaction among its members, polls, memes, discussions, humor and Connie’s live broadcasts, this Facebook group – Overcoming Religious Abuse Community – provides support, community, education, hope and healing to spiritual abuse survivors.
She leads this group from the perspective of a professional therapist who teaches and counsels survivors, and from her own perspective from being a survivor of religious abuse. "When I went through horrible religious abuse back in 1990, I was completely confused and without resources to get clarity and healing. I never want anyone to go through what I did after abuse. This group and my book “Traumatized by Religious Abuse: Courage, Hope and Freedom for Survivors” are the resources I needed back then and didn't have."
“Traumatic wounds suffered in a place that should represent safety, security, and comfort can be some of the most confusing wounds of all," Baker says.
This group is a resource for those who have experienced religious abuse, be it psychological, verbal, sexual or financial. With authenticity, openness, and careful consideration of many different faith traditions, Connie provides a safe place to process and build community with other survivors.
Discussions in Overcoming Religious Abuse Community revolve around the many questions survivors ask:
How did this happen to me?
How were power and control used to hurt and manipulate me?
What were the hallmark characteristics of the abusive leaders and abusive religious cultures that I experienced?
What were the implicit and subtle messages used by my abusers?
What were the emotional, mental and existential damages after abuse?
How can I recover and heal??
In this group, Connie A Baker discusses how religious ideas are often used to manipulate followers and how fear, shame, guilt and superstition can be leveraged for control. Bringing her experience and training to this group, her goal is to see survivors heal and thrive!
About Connie Baker
Connie A Baker, MA LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with a Master of Arts in Counseling. She is a clinical supervisor, Masters Level University instructor, conference speaker and seminar teacher. She is a trauma recovery specialist, trained life coach, and the author of her new book, 'Traumatized by Religious Abuse: Courage, Hope and Healing for Survivors. This acclaimed book is the culmination of her own story and years of experience as a therapist. The book is now available at retail outlets and on Amazon.com
Connie is sought after for guidance, radio and television interviews, and contributions to magazines for support and education about religious abuse and trauma recovery.
Connie lives in Portland, OR with her husband, JR. They have 3 grown children and 1 grandson.