What Is Religious Trauma?

The physical, emotional, or psychological response to religious beliefs, practices, or structures that is experienced by an individual as overwhelming or disruptive and has lasting adverse effects on a person's physical, mental, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.

Religious Trauma Institute

Books

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When Religion Hurts You - Healing from the Religious Trauma and the Impact of High-Control Religion
by Laura E. Anderson, PhD

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Religious Trauma Survival Guide - Education + Recovery Tools for Survivors and Professionals
by Anna Clark Miller

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Sacred Wounds - A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma
by Teresa B. Pasquale

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Healing Spiritual Wounds - Reconnecting with a Loving God after Experiencing a Hurtful Church
by Carol Howard Merritt

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Diabolical Trinity - Healing Religious Trauma From a Wrathful God, Tormenting Hell, and a Sinful Self
by Mark Gregory Karris