#54. Shared Experience: Helping Muslim Refugees Heal from Trauma

The Power of Proximity Series: Steve Moses shares examples, how to spot symptoms of trauma, how to help Muslim refugees who may be affected by trauma and the critical roles of joy and listening well. He outlines seven keys to begin the process of healing from trauma.

What You’ll Learn:

  • When suffering becomes trauma and who is affected by it?
  • What are the symptoms of trauma?
  • About seven effective steps that are part of the process to heal from trauma

About the Guest: 

Steve Moses has worked with and lived among Muslims primarily from Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia for 26 years. Over the past 14 years, his focus has been among refugees and immigrants within the United States including being the Director of a refugee resettlement agency. He is a Master Facilitator with the Trauma Healing Institute, Strategic Consultant with Vision 5:9 – Medina Focus, and the Director of Shalom Medics with Blazing Trees.

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Timestamped Show Notes:

01:45 – Topic: Helping Muslim Refugees Work through Trauma

02:57 – Families and Relationships

04:17 – Specializing in Trauma

05:16 – Possible Symptoms of Trauma, Up Close and Personal

06:36 – Processing Trauma in the United States

09:51 – Defining Trauma

10:34 – When Suffering Turns to Trauma

10:51 – Relational Trauma and Relational Healing

12:38 – Types of Loss and Trauma that Can Affect Refugees

13:03 – Prevalence of Trauma and PTSD among Refugees

15:26 – Complex Trauma

19:25 – Starting the Process to Heal from Trauma

20:00 – 1. Quieting Oneself

20:53 – 2. Not Discounting Your Pain

21:29 – 3. Listening Well

22:15 – 4. Raising Levels of Joy

22:52 – 5. Sharing Stories

23:19 – 6. Incorporating Mind, Emotions and Body

23:30 – 7. Not a Bait and Switch

24:22 – Role of Islam in Trauma Healing

29:22 – Do No Harm

30:36 – Discovering the Root of Trauma

30:54 – Two Good Questions to Start

32:19 – As Christians, How to Treat People

33:48 – Role of Hospitality

34:16 – Removing the Fear Factor

34:41 – Contacting Steve Moses

35:31 – Knock, Knock

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