Speaker uses storytelling to heal trauma


Speaker uses storytelling to heal trauma

This February, SMC welcomed a special guest lecture series by nationally sought-after speaker Rev. Romal Tune.

Rev. Tune spoke Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the SMC Studio, 174 E. Main Street. A second event was held Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. on SMC’s campus in the Davis Mission Chapel.

Rev. Tune is the author of “Love Is an Inside Job” and “God’s Graffiti.” A popular public speaker who often deals with the issues of self-love and trauma, Rev. Tune uses storytelling techniques to identify toxic narratives and guide people on reaching life-affirming changes. “Everything begins and ends with the stories you are accepting as true about who and what you can become,” Rev. Tune says.

Rev. Tune grew up poor in the California Bay area but managed to get off the streets and enlist in the Army. Eventually, he earned a master’s degree in Divinity from Duke University. Rev. Tune soon embarked on a popular speaking career, evangelizing on the power of combining therapy with faith in God. Rev. Tune’s six-word mission, “I help hurting people find healing,” forms the basis of his teachings.

“Dedicated to helping individuals, nonprofits and companies recover from setbacks and honor their stories, Rev. Tune’s message of love and self-acceptance could not be more timely,” says Rev. Tim Drum, SMC chaplain.


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