Bearing Witness: The Wounds of Mass Trauma at Memorial Museums is a poignant account of the global movement to commemorate the dead at memorial museums. The book offers an insightful look into the professional lives of those who remember, and an inspiring argument for tenderness when tending the wounds of mass trauma.
I am Dr. Stephanie Arel. I write and teach about internal obstacles that get in the way of self-growth. I believe that self-reflection, through self-examination, helps people help themselves and, in turn, help others. I am committed to providing tools and methods of caring for the self to support those engaged in caring for others. Strengthening the self leads to healthier living, better relationships, and flourishing communities.
MISSION | Through my extensive work with individuals, groups, and organizations I have mastered utilizing problem-solving, mindfulness, and critical thinking skills to ensure positive outcomes and forward movement for my students and clients. Whether working one-on-one with an individual, or with a group in a classroom navigating scripture and the role it plays in the human response to trauma, the skills and techniques I have learned through my extensive career prove to benefit those I work with. My goal is to facilitate growth through self-reflection to strengthen social and interpersonal connections.
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IN THIS PODCAST SERIES PRODUCED BY ANDREW W. MELLON FELLOW DR. STEPHANIE AREL AND AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER JESSICA DAUGHERTY, WE WILL SPEAK WITH MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL WORKERS INCLUDING CURATORS, COLLECTORS, WRITERS, AND DIRECTORS ABOUT THE IMPACTS THEIR WORK AT MEMORIAL SITES HAS ON COMMUNITIES AND THEMSELVES TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ROLES THEY PLAY IN SOCIETY.
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Testimonies and Teaching: The Personal and Social Costs of Confronting Trauma