Healing from Trauma & Abuse

It happens in every kind of family, no matter what we’d like to believe. Girls and boys are sexually abused by adults in their households. Women and men are battered by their spouses. Even if our homes are loving and safe, many of us have experienced violence and trauma in settings too numerous to list. To begin to heal, we must create space for people to tell their stories—and we must listen without turning away. 

Latest Rituals

Healing niggun set to the melody of a traditional Ukrainian lullaby

Healing Niggun for Ukraine

“there is a space between / flags and fireworks”

Sky as Offering: For Canada in the Wake of Domestic Terror and Ottawa Siege

“We are commanded not to harm ourselves, because for some of us that is a struggle.”

God Doesn’t Want Us To Hurt Ourselves

Prayer is for anyone re-entering life after rehab, whether for addiction, an eating disorder, psychiatric hospitalization, or another form of inpatient treatment

The Voyage Home: A Prayer for Re-Entry after Rehab

“I have one of you next to me, at any time and step, sisters”

A Fierce Prayer for Healing

“From the makor ha’hayim – the Source of All Life – we draw forth these blessings”

A Prayer for Healing

Poem by Israeli peace activist on war with Gaza

What I talk about when I talk about love

“Please give me the strength to care for this parent in their suffering”

Prayer for Adult Children Who Are Caregiving their Abusive or Narcissistic Parents

“there are ones / who loved us / before we were us”

Yizkor: For a Family Member You Love in an Estranged Family You Love No Longer

Finding joy in physical pleasure

An Intention Upon One’s First Shame-Free Orgasm

The Reconstructionist Network

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