When our brains perceive a threat in our environment, we automatically go into one of these stress response modes: Fight, Flight, Freeze, or Fawn. From an PTSD world standpoint, these responses have served to protect us from overwhelming threats and physically, psychologically, or emotionally get to safety. However, for those who have lived through prolonged exposure to abuse or trauma, throughout childhood or in abusive adult relationships (often referred to as complex trauma), the threat feels like it was always there or never ceased, leaving many people in a world that seems unmanageable.
Most people have one or two dominant ‘stress responses that they typically fall back into as their main mode of reacting to stressful triggers and situations, or perceived threats. The goal is to process the trauma with EMDR, not manage symptoms or learn to ’cope’.
Children are our future and they embody hope. For many, the youth of children symbolizes an idyllic, carefree life. But for many children today, that characterization couldn’t be farther from their lived reality. Celebrate Kids exists to offer peace to anxious students, extend hope to depressed teens, and provide encouragement to discouraged moms and dads who want the best for their children.
We want to welcome anyone who has participated in an abortion to ARC: Abortion Recovery and Care. We invite you to journey with us and experience the abundant life in Christ that is waiting for you.
The two products for this initiative are Forgiven and Set Free and Reclaiming Fatherhood. These healing Bible studies are ideal for anyone that are seeking healing from a past abortion. No matter what influences them to end a pregnancy or encourage their partner to end a pregnancy, the physical, psychological, and spiritual side effects are real. Feelings of guilt, shame, and grief can become a heavy burden, and many feel that they will never be free, but there is hope.