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With guest, Author of “Trauma And Transformation: A 12-Step Guide”, Ms. Rivka A. Edery, L.M.S.W.
Trauma survivors usually have a difficult time experiencing their vulnerability and the attending to feelings of having once been profoundly helpless and alone. The role of spirituality in trauma recovery is often misunderstood and subsequently minimized. Our guest discusses the resource of spirituality while detailing the complicated puzzle of the survivor’s inner reality. The show will discuss our guest’s step-by-s tep process for applying spiritual tools to each phase of trauma recovery.
About The Guest. Rivka Edery, L.M.S.W. is a resident of Brooklyn, New York since 1994, and a native of Montreal, Canada. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Science and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She is a highly intuitive and sensitive licensed social worker and a first time author specializing in trauma recovery and spirituality. She has been active in the treatment and recovery field for more than sixteen years. Since 2009, she has been working as a clinical social worker assisting clients who are recovering from trauma-related disorders. She has treated numerous clients and has talked with hundreds of recovering addicts. She is currently employed as a social work supervisor of a large residential drug treatment program. As her career was advancing, Rivka wondered if the ancient spiritual principles of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous can be applied to the healing of trauma. One day, she was suddenly inspired with an idea that had a firm hold on her and has not let go since. It combined the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous that saved her life, with life problems that are a result of surviving traumatic experiences.
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