13: How to Support a Friend in Trauma with Laura Foley

We all go through tough moments but some of us endure moments that leave deep wounds. In this episode of The Commons Podcast, we chat with Laura Foley about her journey from wounded to redeemed. Laura, a former Salvation Army officer, is a resilient woman, a courageous mother, and an inspiration to anyone who has experienced the hard stuff. So whether you have a history of trauma or want to build up the skills to support friends going through tough times, listen in and learn. 

Show highlights include:

  • More about Laura Foley’s story.
  • Practical ways friends showed up for her.  
  • What else has kept her strong in the midst of traumatic times.
  • How to support and encourage single parents in your circles and communities.
  • Laura’s thoughts on whether there is a stigma or awkwardness surrounding trauma.  
  • Her advice to anyone going through deep struggles now.

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