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Sat, Jan 28


Whitley Theological Center Room 106

Dreamweek: The Wisdom of Trauma Movie Screening + Discussion

The trauma-aware perspective presented in the award-winning documentary THE WISDOM OF TRAUMA reveals the invisible forces shaping San Antonio – and our own lives.

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Dreamweek: The Wisdom of Trauma Movie Screening + Discussion
Dreamweek: The Wisdom of Trauma Movie Screening + Discussion

Time & Location

Jan 28, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM CST

Whitley Theological Center Room 106, 285 Oblate Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA

About the event

“We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create the world.” - Gabor Mate

Trauma, caused by exposure to toxic stress, deeply impacts the human body. In fact, understanding the workings of trauma takes the focus off an individual and offers a more systematic and socially-just perspective, helping to better understand the systemic barriers to healthy-living. Becoming trauma-informed helps to create room to envision more equitable (and therefore healthier) lives for everyone in our community. At the center of the film, Dr. Gabor Mate offers a vision for a trauma-aware society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers, and legal personnel are not concerned with judging symptoms and creating diagnoses,  but seek to understand the sources of troubling behaviors in our wounded human souls. The movie looks at trauma-aware practices in action, including the work of the Compassion Prison Project (current or formerly incarcerated people advocating for a more compassionate world), The Chrysalis Society (a Vancouver based women’s recovery center), and Downtown Streets Team (Bay Area homeless resource group).

Whitley Theological Center, Room 106

285 Oblate Drive (Between San Pedro and Blanco,  on the Oblate School of Theology campus), FREE parking available behind the building


  • 10 minutes

    Welcome + Grounding

  • 1 hour 35 minutes

    Movie Screening (link provided at this time for virtual watching)

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  • In-Person Watching

    Join us at Oblate School of Theology

    Pay what you want
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  • Virtual Watching

    Join us virtually-- we will gather and then share the link for you to watch the movie and then return together for a hybrid group discussion following the movie.

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