Retreat Announced For Those Struggling From Enoch Trauma
A little more than six months following the tragedy that rocked the community of Enoch, efforts continue to provide counseling and comfort for those who are continue to struggle to find a sense of peace in the wake of the Haight family shooting.
Amy Nielson from PB&J Consulting is a professional clinical mental health counselor who has been working with the Enoch Trauma Recovery Committee and she joined us on the radio show this morning and told us, “I feel like we still have a lot of work,” which was part of the motivation to speak to the situation on the radio.
One of the purposes in the formation of the committee was to “create resources for anybody who has been impacted by the death of the Haight family.” Neilson said there is ongoing work that needs to continue to happen.
She said there are some in the community that want to stop talking about the incident and to quit bringing it up, but Nielson says that the committee continues to see the reactions that have been embedded in people, and that because of generous donations given to the committee, they have been able to provide services to those who are in need.
One problem, however that Nielson told us was that, “there is not enough therapists for the number of people who do, in fact, need treatment.” To alleviate that situation, the committee has created some group processes to provide services to a larger number of people.
One of the group events Nielson wanted the public to know about is an upcoming “trauma retreat.” The retreat will be a two day, eight hour event. The retreat will have a variety of treatment styles involved in it because not everybody will have the same results from the same type of therapy.
The retreat will feature a variety of modalities including support engagement, yoga, thought challenging, art, massage therapy and many others. The retreat is sponsored by the Enoch Taruama Recovery Committee, and because of that, the cost to participants wanting to attend the retreat will be a modest $20.
The retreat will be held on July 28th and 29th, a Friday and Saturday for four hours each day. More details and a way to register for the retreat are available at CedarCitymentalhealth.com/community-trauma-recovery.
Nielson told us, “we're seeing still the debate and the battle and the heat over the topic of anything to do with the Haights. You can see there's struggling energy there.”
You can listen to the entire segment with Nielson below.