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VIRTUAL TRAUMA HEALING INITIAL FACILITATOR TRAINING

March 1, 2, and 3, 2022
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Materials will be shipped to you.

*To register for this training, you must have completed a healing group prior to joining this training.

At this initial equipping session, participants learn how to lead groups in a participatory way; learn the program 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, in order to be certified to lead healing groups and possibly train others, this Initial Equipping begins a 3-step certification process that includes:

1. An evaluation during this Initial equipping session that consists of:

• Participant’s self-awareness of impact on others and the ability to interact well in a group
• A short test showing your knowledge of the content
• Practice facilitating a group in a participatory way with feedback on your strengths and suggestions to address areas needing improvement.

2. A few months of practicum after the Initial Equipping in which ‘Apprentice Facilitators’ co-lead 2 healing groups that include all the core lessons.

3. The process to become a Trauma Healing Group Facilitator is completed with demonstrated competence in an Advanced Equipping Session.

 

This session is open to laypeople and clergy, mental health professionals, social justice advocates, NGO workers, and others who would like to explore becoming a trauma healing facilitator so that they can provide basic care for those wounded by trauma or loss and optionally train others to do so.


*After the Advanced Equipping some facilitators also may learn to train others with this model.

 

Necessary qualifications:

• Able to communicate in English.
• At least 18 years old.
• Able to manage personal well-being.
• Committed to helping trauma survivors.
• Able to dedicate time to lead trauma healing groups.
• Able to attend the entire session.

The Trauma Healing Institute equips and supports a global community of workers in trauma care, helping local churches, national Bible Societies, and other NGOs bring Bible-based trauma healing to the world’s hurting people. See our site at TraumaHealingInstitute.org.

 

 Please note that certification as a facilitator requires attendance at ALL sessions, but also that attendance does not guarantee certification as a facilitator.

 

Questions may be emailed to Hailey Aeikens at hailey@transformmn.org 

SPEAKERS

MISTY BODKINS | TRAUMA HEALING INITIATIVE MASTER FACILITATOR
Misty Bodkins has a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology. She moved to Zimbabwe in 2007, with the intention to establish a counseling ministry with the youth in the area. Her time in Zimbabwe shaped a passion for training those to do counseling versus doing the counseling herself. Misty then spent the next 21 months working as a crisis care consultant with a disaster relief ministry before becoming executive director of Ministry Care in September 2016. She believes in the value of Ministry of Presence-being present and available to walk alongside those who are suffering. Trauma Healing has been invaluable then to the heart of Ministry Care.

Misty is certified as a Master Facilitator in both the Adult Classic and the Correctional Contextualization, as well as the Teen’s program. She is also an Apprentice Facilitator in the Children’s program and a Healing Group Facilitator in the Oral Story Based program. Though Misty has spent years serving in Africa, the Lord has opened doors the last 4 years to serve in other places around the world as well as stateside, in both facilitating healing groups and equipping sessions, and partnering with the American Bible Society to help bring about necessary adaptations for successful online implementation.

 

ELSA GILMORE | DIRECTOR OF MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AT DIVINE EXCHANGES

Elisa Gilmore has more than 20 years of experience in mental health education and is a sought-after speaker.  As founder of Divine Exchanges, LLC, Elisa specializes in mental health awareness to support and educate individuals, organizations and churches through life challenges, distresses, and crises, including mental health, recovery, and restoration coaching.

Elisa resides in Maryland with her husband Brent and two young adult daughters.  She is committed to sharing hope, healing and wholeness through transformative work and is an active ministry leader at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, where she serves as the Director of the Mental Health Support Ministry.

 

 

RACHEL UTHMANN |  TRAUMA HEALING FACILITATOR WITH AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY

Rachel’s 20 years of work with refugees and other displaced people in Europe and North America has given her a passion for caring well for people who have survived deep pain and loss. In search of tools for ministry, Rachel became a facilitator of American Bible Society’s trauma healing program shortly after moving to the Twin Cities five years ago.

As she continues to puts down roots in Minnesota, Rachel is eager to see churches and ministry leaders equipped to respond to the needs of our community. Rachel currently serves as the Director of Training with IAFR (International Association for Refugees) and is also the Trauma Healing Coordinator for the American Bible Society in the Twin Cities.

REGISTRATION

 

*If needed, scholarships are available for this event. If you would like to inquire information about scholarship opportunities, please email our Program Manager, Hailey Aeikens at hailey@transformmn.org.

LOCATION

This Facilitator Training will exclusively be held online. After you complete your registration, you will be sent a Zoom Meeting link that will give you access to the live training. 

If you have any questions or complications accessing the meeting, please email Hailey Aeikens at hailey@transformmn.org.

Below are the components of the Trauma Healing Initiative:

Healing Groups

A healing group is a safe, multi-session small group. People with deep wounds from trauma can find healing, engage with Scripture, learn to feel safe, learn to trust, and know they are valued.

Healing Groups are led by certified facilitators and cover topics such as God’s presence in suffering, grieving, and forgiveness. Adult healing groups are meant for those ages 18 and older and are not intended to be a replacement for professional mental health care.

After participating, an individual may determine with their trainer if they are ready to lead others through a healing group.

Initial Facilitator Training

Facilitator training equips people to lead Healing Groups. Participants will learn skills to know how to be safe people to those that have experienced deep pain and suffering. The training combines both biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care.

Participants must have first attended a Healing Group in order to be trained as a facilitator.

Advanced Facilitator Training

The Advanced Facilitator Training builds upon the skills already gained through the Initial Facilitator Training. Participants must have led 2 healing groups to attend an Advanced Facilitator Training. By the end of this session, trainers will be better able to solve issues arising in trauma healing as they carry out their ministries.

Healing Group + Facilitator Training

At times we will combine a Healing Group with an Initial Facilitator Training. While this is a longer time commitment there is the benefit of experiencing a Healing Froup and moving directly into Initial Facilitator Training.

Speaker

SPEAKERS

MISTY BODKINS | TRAUMA HEALING INITIATIVE MASTER FACILITATOR
Misty Bodkins has a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology. She moved to Zimbabwe in 2007, with the intention to establish a counseling ministry with the youth in the area. Her time in Zimbabwe shaped a passion for training those to do counseling versus doing the counseling herself. Misty then spent the next 21 months working as a crisis care consultant with a disaster relief ministry before becoming executive director of Ministry Care in September 2016. She believes in the value of Ministry of Presence-being present and available to walk alongside those who are suffering. Trauma Healing has been invaluable then to the heart of Ministry Care.

Misty is certified as a Master Facilitator in both the Adult Classic and the Correctional Contextualization, as well as the Teen’s program. She is also an Apprentice Facilitator in the Children’s program and a Healing Group Facilitator in the Oral Story Based program. Though Misty has spent years serving in Africa, the Lord has opened doors the last 4 years to serve in other places around the world as well as stateside, in both facilitating healing groups and equipping sessions, and partnering with the American Bible Society to help bring about necessary adaptations for successful online implementation.

 

ELSA GILMORE | DIRECTOR OF MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AT DIVINE EXCHANGES

Elisa Gilmore has more than 20 years of experience in mental health education and is a sought-after speaker.  As founder of Divine Exchanges, LLC, Elisa specializes in mental health awareness to support and educate individuals, organizations and churches through life challenges, distresses, and crises, including mental health, recovery, and restoration coaching.

Elisa resides in Maryland with her husband Brent and two young adult daughters.  She is committed to sharing hope, healing and wholeness through transformative work and is an active ministry leader at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, where she serves as the Director of the Mental Health Support Ministry.

 

 

RACHEL UTHMANN |  TRAUMA HEALING FACILITATOR WITH AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY

Rachel’s 20 years of work with refugees and other displaced people in Europe and North America has given her a passion for caring well for people who have survived deep pain and loss. In search of tools for ministry, Rachel became a facilitator of American Bible Society’s trauma healing program shortly after moving to the Twin Cities five years ago.

As she continues to puts down roots in Minnesota, Rachel is eager to see churches and ministry leaders equipped to respond to the needs of our community. Rachel currently serves as the Director of Training with IAFR (International Association for Refugees) and is also the Trauma Healing Coordinator for the American Bible Society in the Twin Cities.

Registration

REGISTRATION

 

*If needed, scholarships are available for this event. If you would like to inquire information about scholarship opportunities, please email our Program Manager, Hailey Aeikens at hailey@transformmn.org.

Location

LOCATION

This Facilitator Training will exclusively be held online. After you complete your registration, you will be sent a Zoom Meeting link that will give you access to the live training. 

If you have any questions or complications accessing the meeting, please email Hailey Aeikens at hailey@transformmn.org.

Training Options

Below are the components of the Trauma Healing Initiative:

Healing Groups

A healing group is a safe, multi-session small group. People with deep wounds from trauma can find healing, engage with Scripture, learn to feel safe, learn to trust, and know they are valued.

Healing Groups are led by certified facilitators and cover topics such as God’s presence in suffering, grieving, and forgiveness. Adult healing groups are meant for those ages 18 and older and are not intended to be a replacement for professional mental health care.

After participating, an individual may determine with their trainer if they are ready to lead others through a healing group.

Initial Facilitator Training

Facilitator training equips people to lead Healing Groups. Participants will learn skills to know how to be safe people to those that have experienced deep pain and suffering. The training combines both biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care.

Participants must have first attended a Healing Group in order to be trained as a facilitator.

Advanced Facilitator Training

The Advanced Facilitator Training builds upon the skills already gained through the Initial Facilitator Training. Participants must have led 2 healing groups to attend an Advanced Facilitator Training. By the end of this session, trainers will be better able to solve issues arising in trauma healing as they carry out their ministries.

Healing Group + Facilitator Training

At times we will combine a Healing Group with an Initial Facilitator Training. While this is a longer time commitment there is the benefit of experiencing a Healing Froup and moving directly into Initial Facilitator Training.

Details

Start:
March 1
End:
March 3
Cost:
$100.00
Event Category:

Venue

Virtual Event on Zoom
MN United States