The Lord is near to those who are discouraged, he saves those who have lost all hope. Psalm GNB. Emotional trauma impacts more than one in seven people worldwide. In the aftermath of human tragedy — war, famine, abuse and more recently pandemic — people lose hope. They feel trapped in a cycle of reliving their pain and struggle to believe that God can heal or release them from it. Bible-based Trauma Healing is a unique programme which can help the local church provide a compassionate response to traumatised people in their communities. In , the Scottish Bible Society alongside the Trauma Healing Institute and Scottish church leaders joined together to consider whether a Bible-based Trauma Healing programme would be a useful addition to the ministries of churches in Scotland today.
What is Trauma Healing?
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It equips churches and individuals to care for people who suffer emotional and spiritual injuries from traumatic events such as abuse, conflict and loss, and walk with them on a journey to healing and restoration with God and others. Please note: Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of the online registration, payment AND the signed Statement of Support. Part I: Initial Equipping Session. Candidates attend a 3. To this end, participants are evaluated through a simple test. Participants return to their communities and apply what they have learned. They need to teach the five core lessons at least twice to groups of at least three people and send in reports on their activities. Competency-based assessment. Participants will be certified when they demonstrate the following competencies:. Certification and Deployment.
How does it work?
From resources from the Trauma Healing Institute The American Bible Society and other global partners have created training, resources, and support to help the Church respond to trauma in communities around the world. Built on a solid foundation of mental health best practices, their Bible-based model leads to sustainable trauma care in any context. These resources have been used mostly in areas where people have suffered from conflicts but are applicable to any context. Think refugees in your community, rape victims, trauma in childhood, etc. Currently there are over trauma healing facilitators and caregivers and over partner organisations involved. How do people recover from trauma?
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