TITLE: “Resolution and Healing for Trauma Victims and Their Families”
Healing from trauma is effectively supported from a holistic process involving meditation, yoga, mindfulness, nutrition, engaged animal care, and experiential activities within the context of the family. Trauma violates a family system, directly and vicariously. Healing modalities identified above provide a gift of repair within individuals and the family system.
Join us for a fascinating interview with John Stewart from New Haven Residential Treatment Center, as he dives down into the often neglected fact that relationship is core to the process of healing from trauma. Trauma violates safety and security whereas a nurturing relationship provides a foundation for a holistic process to be supported. Family is key to this relationship process. New Haven believes that a program’s mandate is make those additional steps to provide loving and supported relationships that will successfully facilitate a family’s long lasting healing process.
ABOUT JOHN STEWART, LCSW
John Stewart has been practicing in the mental health field for the past twenty-five years, specializing in healing a wide range of addictions, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, and therapist training.
Prior to joining New Haven, John was the clinical and executive director of a private, non-profit mental health/drug & alcohol agency. He developed and managed intensive outpatient and general outpatient programs for drug and alcohol services, and a non-profit crisis line service. John developed the core model of healing off of which New Haven operates.
John has been on the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) board for 8 years. Last year he received that association’s National Leadership Award. John has been involved in community-based youth organizations for over 25 years.
John received a master’s degree in social work from Brigham Young University and bachelor’s degree from Utah State University. He has been married for 30 years to a wonderful woman. They have 3 sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and the cutest grandson ever born