We facilitate Trauma Healing Groups and provide additional support such as pastoral care and counselling to those people who request it.
Trauma Healing Training was developed and facilitated by Sudan Inland Mission (SIM) in Monrovia. In terms of trauma, Liberia has suffered an immense amount from 1985. There was oppression, mass killings and rapes from the governmental military elements that were present at the time.There has been a lack of good role models both throughout leadership and within family units. One of the consequences of conflict is often in the aftermath. Not only are infrastructures damaged but often societal norms change.
The hope that this training brings is indescribable, especially in an area that is considered a disadvantaged community. Facilitating trauma healing groups where people are given that safe space to work through their own trauma and heart wounds enable them to take steps forward in their lives.
To further identify and train local people who can become apprentice facilitators increases the opportunity for a whole community to benefit from a safe space. People have been hurt and traumatised either through the consequences of the war, Ebola or absolute poverty. It would enable and empower people to discover God’s plan and purpose for their lives.
This program is one that is filled with God’s love and grace flowing out to those that are hurt. Without healing, without forgiveness, without closure, people become stuck. Trauma Healing groups help to heal those wounds. The effect will be that communities are more cohesive and better able to work together through open communication and shared experiences.
Trauma Healing Groups although free, there is a cost in training to become a facilitator.
Costs of Trauma Healing Training
€125 EUR ($150 USD) provides training in order to become an apprentice facilitator.
€125 EUR ($150 USD) provides advanced training for those who want to be qualified as a Trauma Healing Trainer.
€12 EUR ($15 USD) provides a companion booklet and a Bible per participant in a Trauma Healing Group.