Sower Institute for Biblical Discipleship, in partnership with Trauma Healing Institute (THI), aims to provide leadership and services to churches and organisations using God’s word to bring healing and restoration to trauma survivors.
THI’s trauma healing programme provides basic mental health concepts with a biblical framework, using Scripture passages and composite real-life stories to help traumatised people connect the teaching with their circumstances.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME MODEL
The proven model of the Trauma Healing Institute uses applied Scripture and mental health principles to address spiritual and emotional wounds caused by trauma of war, violence, natural disasters, and abuse.
ABOUT THE SESSION
At this initial equipping session, participants learn basic Biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care; explore if they themselves are carrying any wounds of trauma or loss and bring those to Christ for healing; learn how to lead groups in a participatory way; learn the programme model; and develop plans for using what they have learned in their community.
Trauma healing facilitators aim to “do no harm” to those they help. To this end, participants are evaluated during the equipping session. A simple test measures mastery of content. A short practice facilitation exercise includes feedback on facilitators’ strengths and suggestions to address areas needing improvement.
This initial equipping session is followed by a 6 to 9-month practicum in which apprentice facilitators teach the core lessons or more at least twice. The training process is completed with an advanced equipping session.
This session is open to laypeople and clergy, including mental health professionals, social justice advocates, NGO workers, mission workers and others. Necessary qualifications:
- Able to communicate in English
- Able to attend the entire session
- At least 18 years old
- Committed to help trauma survivors
DATES AND TIME: 25–28 October 2022 at 9AM–5PM
VENUE: 7 Armenian Street, Bible House S179932
$380 (Early bird price until 24 Sep)
$420 (From 25 Sep)
*Cost includes materials, snacks and lunch
About the Facilitator
Nancy Writebol is a Trauma Healing Master Facilitator. Through Trauma Healing Institute, she is appointed as SIM Global Coordinator for Trauma Healing. Together with her husband, David, they are ministering with Serving in Mission (SIM) in Liberia.
Belinda Ng and Carol Lim