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A New Documentary About Breaking the Cycle of Trauma is Launching This Fall!


We are thrilled to announce the premiere of Wrestling Ghosts, a documentary about breaking the cycle of trauma, at the LA Film festival on Sept. 27th.

 “Incredible. Haunting and strange and beautiful and incredibly moving.”

-Dan Cogan, Founder Impact Partners

Wrestling Ghosts follows the epic inner journey of Kim, a young mother who, over two heartbreaking and inspiring years, battles the traumas from her past in order to create a new present and future for her and her family. In this intimate portrait, Kim shares deeply personal moments that most of us keep secret in shame, and invites us into her counseling sessions. With her counselors’ help, Kim opens up to new ways of thinking and uncovers what has blocked her from experiencing the joy and connection she most desires. She learns about the impact of childhood trauma on her brain, and how, tragically, this very damage causes the trauma to be passed on to her own children. Armed with knowledge and compassion, she pursues new strategies to heal herself.

“Such a moving and powerful film! I will be thinking about it for a long time. This film is a gift to those who have suffered childhood trauma, and my hope is that people will indeed find a path to begin their healing journey through it.”

-Alison Fornes, Family Constellation Practitioner

The LA screening, followed by two event screenings in the Bay Area, will launch the Wrestling OUR Ghosts outreach campaign: an effort that combines screenings with healing support classes, workshops, articles, video and more. We've already started to provide support on the site, with our Healing Program, and Ask Kathy!  We have a lot of exciting things brewing and we are looking forward to sharing them with you! The ACEs Connection community has been a resource and an inspiration throughout the making of this movie, and our goal is for this movie to support the important work you are doing throughout the country. We are looking forward to collaborating on screenings, workshops, online classes, podcasts, articles and more! Please do not hesitate to write to us and share your thoughts and vision.

With Gratitude,

The Wrestling Ghosts Team

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