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 about healing by surfing. 

Often when I post about the documentary, I include 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.