Trauma Healing Initial Equipping Course

Bible-based Trauma Healing

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 war, violence, natural disasters and abuse. The book, Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help, has been translated and taught in over 100 countries with more than 194 language groups in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas. The model applies equally well to less-er degrees of trauma.

9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday 1st to 5th June 2020
(pluse Wednesday evening until 9.30pm)

Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church
Trinity Hill
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1TA


About the Course
At this initial equipping course, participants will:

  • learn biblical and emotional health principles that relate 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
  • develop plans for using what they have learned in their own community.

Trauma healing facilitators aim to ‘do no harm’ to those they help. To this end, par-ticipants are evaluated during the equipping course. A simple test measures mastery of content. A short practice facilitation exercise includes feedback on facilitator strengths and suggestions to address areas needing improvement.

Download a pdf with information and registration

This initial equipping course is followed by a period of 6-9 months when Apprentice Facilitators teach at least the core lessons two or more times to small groups or individuals. The training process is completed with an advanced equipping course.

Who should attend?
This course is intended for mature Christians who wish to become trauma healing facilitators so that they can provide care for those wounded by trauma and loss whether with the Trauma Healing Institute or independently. Necessary qualifica-tions:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to attend all the sessions
  • Able to teach others in a small group
  • Committed to help trauma survivors
  • Able to provide a satisfactory reference from the leader of their church or Chris-tian organisation.

About us
The Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society equips and supports a global community of workers in trauma care, helping local churches, national Bible Societies, and other NGO’s bring Bible-based trauma healing to the world’s hurting peo-ple. Learn more about Bible-based Trauma Healing at the website:

Dr Frank Cole, THI Master Facilitator leading courses for 13 years in UK, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameroon and elsewhere, re-tired GP, author,
Dr Velma Troko, THI Facilitator, also medically qualified, has led courses in UK and has plans for Liberia.

Dr Frank Cole
Phone: 07964 090954

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