Rebuilding Home: Moral Injury to Soul Repair

Rebuilding Home: Moral Injury to Soul Repair
part of the Spirit and Place Home 2016 Festival
Athenaeum Auditorium
Thursday, Nov. 10, 1-2:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 10, 6-7:30pm

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Interactive performance designed to foster healthy communication and re-connection for military members, veterans, families, and friends.

Serving in the U.S. Military is honorable and praise-worthy. Unfortunately, many come home with invisible wounds that leave them deeply conflicted by experiences contrary to their moral beliefs. If unresolved, these moral injuries can result in depression and guilt that break down one’s mental health and home-life. Rebuilding a Home is a performance with guided conversations to shine a spotlight on the signs and symptoms of moral injury, to explore communication techniques, and to offer helpful ideas for military families to reconnect—ideas they can use in celebrating together the following day, Veteran’s Day.

Rebuilding a Home is an extension of The Sapphire’s award-winning, interactive PICTURE THIS program, delivering impactful learning in an entertaining way since 1984. Audiences will be engaged by live enactments of real-life scenarios with opportunities to talk directly with the characters. The Sapphire is collaborating with veterans and vital community partners to ensure authenticity, relevance, event-day support and on-going resources.  Presentation includes stress reduction techniques and trained on-site Listeners to assist struggling audience members.

Free, limited space childcare from the YMCA. Reservations must be made at 

Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs requested.

Presented by The Sapphire Theatre Company, Athenaeum Foundation, Valiant Seed, Heartland Yoga Community, YMCA at the Athenaeum, and Brite Divinity School Soul Repair Center.