Leap of Faith: How Spiritual health and wellness impacts recovery from trauma and health outcomes

Friday, June 23, 2017: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Franklin Square (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Spirituality is a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and involves a search for meaning in life. It truly is a universal human experience—something that touches us all. For people who experience homelessness and trauma the search for meaning and connectedness to ourselves and others is a critical missing piece in healing. The impact of trauma on our brains, behavior and health is well studied. Most of our medical and counseling interventions do not account for the importance and impact of spiritual beliefs on the desire, and the ability to heal.
Deborah Borne, MD, MSW (Medical Director Transitions Care Coordination, San Francisco Department of Public Health)
Matt Bennett, MBA, MA (Chief Innovations Officer, Coldspring Center)
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