Thursday, September 9, 2021

DAY 9 - Resurface

I've posted about the Resurface documentary before. This film is particularly close to my heart. It focuses on healing from trauma, specifically healing by surfing. 

In the past when I've posted about the documentary, I've included lots of data and stats related to PTSD. I am not going to do that today. If you want to learn more about PTSD, click here to check out those posts on this blog.

Today, I just want to share something about the power of this film. I work as a substance use disorder counselor (an addiction treatment counselor). Two groups that I facilitate at work are our Grief Group and our PTSD group. I have shown this film in those groups. Before we watch it, I ask our clients if they feel as if they are too broken to heal, and I tell them that I want them to think about that question as they are watching.

I am always hopeful that this film is as much of a gift to them, as it has been to me. 

Currently, one of the easiest ways to access the film is on Netflix.