“The Lord is near to those who
He saves those who have lost all hope.” Psalm 34:18
Healing the Wounds of Trauma can be an overwhelming experience. There is hope. Watch the video for more information
Are you, or your women's group interested in gaining biblical tools for healing the wounds of the heart that trauma and grief can bring?
Healing from grief and trauma does not happen overnight. It takes time. Have you ever been told "to just get over it" to move on" or "that enough time has passed, you should be over this by now"?
Do you feel angry at God or feel that He has abandoned you in your time of need? Are you feeling stuck or unable to process what has happened? Do you feel like the people around you do not understand?
You are not alone. I have been there. As a survivor of domestic violence, I am here to tell you there is hope and restoration. Our God does heal. There is hope in Jesus.
Attending a Healing the Wounds of the Heart workshop/group is a step in the right direction. Scroll down and read more.
What to expect when attending or hosting a
Bible-based Grief/Trauma workshop/group series:
Who should come to the workshop/group?
Anyone who: has suffered a loss of any kind, grief, trauma, loss of a loved one, caregivers, works in Christian ministry at any level, secondary trauma (which is someone being affected by an event that did not happen to them), or anyone that would like more information on how to walk alongside someone who is grieving or has been affected by trauma.
What to expect when attending a Bible-based Healing from grief/ trauma group:
• A group that can relate
• A group that listens without giving advice
• Judgment-free space
• You only share if you want to
• Gain tools to support the healing process
Together, we will create a safe space for the group members to:
• Discover what the Bible says about suffering, grief & healing
• Learn about the basics of trauma/loss and its effects
• Release some of the emotional pain you may be carrying
• Help you get unstuck & reconnected with God
• Give you the resources to connect for further healing
What is the teaching format/style of each workshop/group class?
The workshop is not taught. They are facilitated:
The workshop/group is facilitated in a participatory learning style. It is not taught in a lecture-style format, where the participants just listen. Since the groups are facilitated, it is up to the participant to share with each other or within the group. A participant can also just listen to others around them.
The facilitated participatory model for healing groups consists of the following:
All of the information in the program is Christ-centered and Bible-based group processing and discussion of questions
some one on one discussion
visual aids for learning
hands-on activities, both group & single
group scripture engagement
writing and art processing activities
along with a very minimal amount of lecture
What do I need to bring?
You only need to bring yourself a bible and a pen. Everything else will be provided for you.
It is recommended that you attend a workshop group/series after you are:
past the initial shock of the trauma or event
are out of danger (such as in the case of domestic violence)
if needed, have had the opportunity to seek medical attention and/or professional therapy first before attending.
are no longer in a health risk situation that needs daily medical attention
Lunaria is a certified Trauma Healing Facilitator and degreed Biblical Counselor.
Just a side note of information:
This is not a counseling or therapy session or group. These groups/series/workshops give the participants bible-based tools to help them continue moving forward in the healing process. I do not provide treatment or professional therapy at the workshops as I am not a licensed therapist. However, I will provide a resource list to all participants, per area location, as to resources in their area to get further help towards the recovery process.
"I appreciated the interactive aspect of the group meetings, such as talking with a member of the group about specific topics or scripture verses. I also really liked the session where we walked around to the different “villages” of grief, and how you created the “ false bridge” between the main villages and the “new-self” village. - Barbara
God's Word Restoring Lives via the Trauma Healing Institute by American Bible Society. Watch the video for more information. Watch the video for more information. Please note that the event spoken about in this video has already taken place. If you wish to host a Trauma Healing group, at your church, or as part of your women's group, please contact Lunaria directly for more information. Click Here.