The world is faced by many tragedies and disasters that leave people with mental and heart wounds in their lives. Many hurt in silence and secretly yearn for help, some are unaware that they need help, while others do not know if they could trust anyone to help them. Bible Society of Kenya reaches out to such individuals with an aim to walk with them through the healing path.
The Trauma Healing programme is designed to bring healing and hope to people who have gone through traumatic situations like post-election violence, road accidents, terrorist attacks and natural calamities. Over 300 Trauma Healing facilitators have been trained and equipped with skills to conduct trauma healing groups. The program uses stories, music, Biblical verses and professional mental health interventions to address the problems.
Participants are drawn from Churches, Non-Governmental organizations, media, government, prisons, military, children’s homes, community leaders etc.
Trauma Healing Programme Objectives
1.To sensitize regional and national leaders on trauma healing programme and implementation
2.To train Church and community leaders on Trauma Healing interventions
3.To conduct Trauma Healing sessions in the local communities
4.To bring together stakeholders and Trauma Healing facilitators to: share experiences, identify challenges, strategize and participate in professional development and pray together.
The programme is implemented through:
- Audio Trauma Healing – This version is where stories and discussions are recorded. People listen and discuss.
- Adult Classic Trauma Healing – This addresses adult who have gone through traumatic situations in life. One can proceed to the advanced level to become a facilitator and train others.
- Children Trauma Healing – This reaches to children who have gone through traumatizing situations in life.
A Trauma Healing training covers the following sessions which a participant must cover before getting a certificate:
1.If God loves us why do we suffer?
2.How can the wounds of our hearts be healed?
3.What happens when someone is grieving?
4.Helping someone who has been raped
7.Caring for a caregiver
8.Taking your pain to the cross
9.How can we forgive others?
10.Preparing for trouble
Trauma healing training session