Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I view the movie?

Please sign up to view the movie at thewisdomoftrauma.com

Is Closed Captioning available?

Closed captioning is available for the Wisdom of Trauma movie. Please click on "CC" to turn it on.

Is the movie subtitled?

Subtitles for the movie are offered in the following languages:

English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Please click on "CC" to turn the subtitles on.

I have registered, where is my link to the movie?

Your personal link to the movie is in the invoice that you received as an email, coming from [email protected]
(Please also check your spam folder).
It is in the blue button labeled "Access your purchases."
Note that you cannot forward the link, refresh the page or use your browser back button: you have to click it from the invoice itself, then from the page it leads to.
If you didn't receive an invoice, or if the link malfunctions, please let us know.

My link has expired, can I get a new link?

Your personal link to the movie is in the invoice that you received as an email, coming from [email protected] (Please also check your spam folder).
It is in the blue button labeled "Access your purchases."
Note that you cannot forward the link, refresh the player page, or use your browser "back" button. You have to click it from the invoice itself.

Your link will expire after 48 hours from sign-up time, or occasionally it can malfunction.
If your link shows as expired, please sign up again to obtain a new link. You may use "$0" as your donation the second time.

Do I have to donate to watch the film?

The movie is free to watch. Donations are appreciated, but not required.

How do I access the free booklet on trauma?

You may download the free The Wisdom of Trauma Companion eBook at:

The Wisdom of Trauma Booklet

I purchased the All-Access Pass. How long will the material be available to view?

The film, talks, course and bonuses will be online for you for one year after you purchase it, and most of it can be downloaded as well.

What is the content of the trauma course?

The trauma course is only available with the All-Access Pass. It has 12 sessions and more than 7 hours of teachings.

Here is what is covered:

  •  Session 1: Understanding Trauma
  •  Session 2: The Nature and Science of Trauma
  •  Session 3: Saying NO: Attachment vs Authenticity
  •  Session 4: Relationships
  •  Session 5: On Guilt, Shame, Anger and Grief
  •  Session 6: Illness as Adaptation
  •  Session 7: Psychedelics and Trauma
  •  Session 8: Spiritual Bypassing
  •  Session 9: Healing and Compassion
  •  Session 10: Compassionate Inquiry Case Studies 
  •  Session 11: Somatic Practices w/ Betsy Polatin Part 1
  •  Session 12: Somatic Practices w/ Betsy Polatin Part 2

How do I access my All-Access pass account?

To access your content, go to the All-Access Pass membership website

If you forgot your password or are otherwise having trouble logging in:

  • Click here then enter the email address you have used to register for the All-Access Pass.
  • You will receive an email response from the system, with the subject:  "Reset password instructions." (*) Follow the link in that email to reset your password.

(*) If you get an “email not found” notice, please be sure you are using the same email address you have used to register. If there's still a problem, and/or you don’t see your password reset email, please contact us.

What is the refund policy for the All-Access Pass?

If for any reason The All-Access Upgrade does not meet your expectations, you may request a full refund within 14 days from the date of purchase.

Refund requests must be made in writing. Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment made. Contact us for assistance.

Refunds apply only to purchases of the All-Access Pass. No refunds are offered for donations.

Are scholarships available?

We are offering a limited number of scholarships for the All-Access Pass to people who are deeply committed to self-awareness and the work of creating a trauma-informed society, but whose current financial situation does not allow them to purchase the upgrade. If you think you would qualify, you can apply for a scholarship.

How do I host a screening for the Wisdom of Trauma?

Start a conversation about what a trauma-informed society would look like. Visit our Host a Screening page to find out how to organize an online or in-person screening for your community.

How do I join the Facebook Group?

Please join to participate in the discussion.

→ Click here to join our Facebook group

Who is Dr. Gabor Maté?

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.

After 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown EastSide with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The author of four books published in over twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker and an expert on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship between stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction.

For his groundbreaking medical work and writing, he was awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Dr. Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.

He is currently writing his next book, The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture, to be published late 2021. Gabor is also the co-developer of a therapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied by hundreds of therapists, physicians, counselors, and others internationally. More on his books and programs on his website.

What is Science and Nonduality? Who are the filmmakers?

Science and Nonduality (SAND) is a community inspired by timeless wisdom, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience. We come together to explore the big questions of life while celebrating the mystery of being. SAND is a place for an open-hearted, authentic connection with people who are drawn together to explore what it means to be a human being, standing at the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. SAND is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Zaya Benazzo is a filmmaker from Bulgaria with degrees in engineering, environmental science, and film. For many years, she worked as an environmental activist in Holland and Bulgaria, and later produced and directed several award-winning documentaries in Europe and the United States.

Maurizio Benazzo grew up in Italy, and in 1984 came to the United States on a ninety-eight-year-old sailing boat. He started working as an actor, model, and filmmaker, but his thirst for knowledge was only satisfied in 2001 upon encountering I Am That, the seminal work by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, while he was in India shooting the award-winning documentary Short Cut to Nirvana.

Maurizio and Zaya merged their lifelong passions for science and mysticism when they met in 2007, and their first project together was filming the documentary Rays of the Absolute on the life and teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. This project sparked their next level of creation and collaboration: SAND, a global community inspired by the timeless wisdom traditions, informed by modern science, and grounded in direct experience.

What if I have another question? How can I contact you?

If your question is not answered above, please contact us at [email protected]

How much does the screening license cost?

  1. The screening license cost is based on group size as follows:
  • Up to 50 people = $500
  • Up to 100 people = $750
  • Up to 200 people = $1,250
  • Up to 500 people = $2,500
  • More than 500 people = contact us for more info

How long is the film?

The Wisdom of Trauma movie is 88 minutes long.

What is an in-person screening?

An in-person screening happens at a live, in-person location (theater, yoga studio, community center or else).

What is a virtual screening?

A virtual screening is a screening offered on our online platform and can be viewed by participants using a specific link we’ll provide. The film can be viewed on any computer during a specific, agreed upon, time window. The virtual screening time window is usually between 24 to 72 hrs but can be extended to accommodate specific requests/needs.

What is a hybrid screening?

A hybrid screening allows an in-person screening event to also offer the film online for participants who can’t attend in-person.

Does the movie offer subtitles?

Subtitles for the movie are offered in the following languages:  English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. (Click on “CC” to turn them on)

How long does it take to set-up the screening?

Please allow a week for us to set-up the screening link and provide you with materials for your screening.

Is there a time limit to the virtual group screening license?

The virtual group screening accessibility can last from 24 to 72 hours, depending on the needs of your group.

What is the extra cost for the Q&A session, and how long does it last?

A virtual Q&A session with both directors costs $500 and lasts one hour.

Is the time requirement for organizing the screening different if we want to add a Q&A session?

No

Is the Q&A session done virtually or in person?

Virtually, unless you wish to cover the cost of travel and lodging expenses.

Can we use our webinar platform to view the movie and then continue with a discussion?

The movie is only accessible via our platform, Show & Tell.  You will need to set-up a separate link in order to host the online discussion afterward.