This particular event was held in September of 2019 at Evanston Vineyard Church in Evanston, IL. I led three forty-five minute workshop entitled, “From Trauma to a Life of Thriving”. We dissected the common mats: including blame, too much work, codependency, etc. We also dived into the misconceptions of the mat, along with why women stay on it for so long. Interacting with these ladies was truly a blessing.