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Seeds of Healing

Semillas

Seeds of Hope

Refugees become Trauma-Healers

Refugees flee horrific Central American violence, and after passing through an overwhelmed immigration system, move through San Antonio
Families have sacrificed everything for the future of their children, but find themselves desperate and vulnerable, and in need of healing
At Semillas, we offer safety, rest, and equipping to begin the healing of trauma... These sisters and brothers from hard places will be the future of healing and strength
 

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Our Response

A sense of safety is created through gentle and rejuvenating comfort
Short-term healing begins in a communal setting of support, affirmation, prayer, and re-connection
Long-term healing begins with healthy, love-based attachment building
 

Trauma-Responsive Christianity

Trauma is a Trap. Christian rituals and Good News bring liberation.

Trauma comes from either the long-term lack of goodness, or the short-term experience of the very bad (or a combination of both).

Trauma traps us in (or with triggers suddenly snaps us back into) our Stress Responses:

  • Fight

  • Flight

  • Fixation

  • Folding

  • Freezing

The fruits of Trauma are Attachment Disorders, including over-attachment and dis-attachment.

Trauma can also make us more susceptible to Panic Attacks.

Trauma is a "communicable disease." Caretakers can begin to exhibit the signs of trauma, even though they have not suffered through the original cause.