From Ashes we Rise: A history of peer support and psychotherapy

Crystals Multifaceted

On YouTube:

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Content Warning: We would like to inform you that this session will touch on sensitive topics such as complex trauma symptoms, child abuse, misdiagnoses, eugenics, and forced hospitalization. We urge you to exercise self-care and make use of the resources available should you need any support.

A journey through history on the ways that society has supported or harmed people with Complex Posttraumatic Stress and Dissociative Identity Responses. Although there continues to be disparities and lack of resources, progress has been made. This event will highlight the tenacity of the human spirit and ways that people who’ve experienced trauma have risen from the ashes to create community empowerment which in turn changed the world.

Bio Crystals Multifaceted

Crystals recognized and has been getting to know and work together as a collective for over 13 years. She/They identify as traumagenic and have found that while being a “we” is not without challenges, it is also rewarding and has been a brilliant way of responding to an unbearable situation. Crystals started Multifaceted Journeys in 2022 to provide support to plurals, education for providers, and bring awareness of the prevalence of plurality to the world. Much of the work they do is focused on emotional acceptance and comes out of their own learning, supportive therapeutic experiences, and time spent in supportive communities.

Crystals graduated from John F. Kennedy University with a MA in Counseling Psychology. They’ve spent many years in the mental health field both as a client and as a counselor. This gives them unique insight into the healing process. They use a plethora of creative modalities including visual art, fiction writing, drama, and sand tray to help people access and express the deeper aspects of themselves.