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PTSD and moral injury focus of September retreat

Shalom Prayer Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters, is presenting PTSD and Moral Injury: Why Don't They Just Get Over It, a retreat workshop on Sept. 6.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can affect anyone who has experienced or witnessed any type of violence, trauma and/or moral injury. But what is PTSD? What are the symptoms? How do you cope with it? This workshop will offer the opportunity to learn more about PTSD and moral injury, and how it might affect you or someone you know. Becoming aware of its physical, emotional and spiritual aspects can lead toward healing.

Retreat presenters are Brad Dull and Caroline Walles. A culinary artist and disabled Vietnam veteran, Dull is currently working with veterans as they learn to cope with PTSD. He is also a certified spiritual director. Walles has been working with victims of trauma and moral injury by providing pastoral and spiritual care for over 20 years. Her ecumenical experience has allowed her to serve inmates, domestic violence victims, persons returning from military service, displaced natural disaster victims and others. She is also a certified spiritual director.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost is $30, if registered by Aug. 30. To register visit www.benedictine-srs.org/shalom, call Shalom at 503-845-6773, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Shalom Prayer Center, located at Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel, is rooted in Benedictine hospitality and monastic spirituality.




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