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Trauma as Medicine, Sarah Salter-Kelly, Medicine making, Pantheism, Animism, Soul healing, Reconciliation

Trauma as Medicine
a DIY book for healing trauma and transforming your life
by Sarah Salter Kelly

In Trauma as Medicine, Sarah Salter Kelly shares her experience of her mother’s kidnapping and brutal homicide as an inspiring example of how to distill trauma into medicine on a personal level. Chapter by chapter, she invites the reader to take their own journey of healing.

Sarah’s story takes us beyond the realm of personal healing and into the collective, as she seeks to understand her mother’s murderer. This leads her to the First Nations reserve of his ancestors and real-life immersion in the history of colonization in Canada, systemic racism, and white privilege.

Offering ceremonies, journaling, and exercises, Sarah leads you into the discomfort of your own

suffering to be with it, determine for yourself what you need, and discover the tools to proceed towards wholeness.

Areas of focus include:

Connecting with your own helping spirits, guides, and ancestors

Altered states, including Ayahuasca

Setting healthy boundaries

Tending to the victim self

Tuning in to feelings

Facing fear and building a strong intuition

Metabolising trauma: digesting and composting the waste, assimilating the gifts

Ceremonies to face a perpetrator and contemplate forgiveness

Collective healing

"By mindfully melding the personal and the professional of what shared-humanity can mean when tragedy befalls us, Sarah Salter-Kelly offers hope, healing, and powerful medicine in this rich and thoughtful book."

—Margot Van Sluytman, Poet, Award-Winning Restorative Justice Researcher.

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Years of training in spiritual healing and personal growth, as well as a focus on earth based traditions, enable Sarah to present a guide to freedom, compassion, and authentic forgiveness. She provides a path into the very life lessons which lie before us: those found at the heart of our trauma.


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