ABS Online Healing Group: Healing the Wounds of Trauma

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ABS Online Healing Group: Healing the Wounds of Trauma

Small group inviting participants to begin the process of healing wounds of the heart from trauma or loss

By American Bible Society

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Date and time

April 14, 2021 · 9am - May 7, 2021 · 11am PDT



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About this event


  • Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
  • Friday, April 16th, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
  • Friday, April 23rd, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
  • Friday, April 30th, 2021
  • Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
  • Friday, May 7th, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm EDT for each session


Trauma knows no boundaries of nationality, gender, age, social class, or race. We all live in a fallen world and groan inwardly from the painful consequences of the fall. The Church is uniquely called to this mission field - it provides a theology for suffering, a community bound together in love, access to a God who is willing to hear our honest laments, and a Savior who knows what unjust suffering feels like and whose death on the cross heals the broken-hearted and forgives their sins.

A group to listen

This small group invites participants to begin the process of healing wounds of the heart—emotions, spirit, soul—from trauma or loss. If you suffer from hopelessness, nightmares, ongoing sadness or exhaustion, unexplained anger, flashbacks, being overwhelmed, feelings of isolation, or unprocessed grief, whatever the source, this small group may be for you. The group will be led by facilitators who are trained in Bible-based trauma healing.

Together, we will make a safe space for group members to:

  • Discover what the Bible says about suffering
  • Learn about trauma and its effects
  • Explore any trauma or loss you may be carrying
  • Release some of the emotional pain you carry
  • Help you get unstuck, reconnected, and ready to move on in life
  • Build resilience for the future

About the group model:

This healing group uses the proven and time-tested model of the Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society. The group will use the book Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help, which applies Scripture and best mental health principles to help you address spiritual and emotional wounds. It has been used in over 100 countries with more than 200 language groups in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Europe, and the Americas.

To learn more about the model, the Trauma Healing Institute, and its work in equipping and supporting a global community of workers in trauma care, please visit www.TraumaHealingInstitute.org.

Who should attend this online healing group?

  • Able to attend all 6 sessions
  • At least 18 years old
  • Willing to explore losses you may be carrying
  • Wanting to release any emotional pain you may be carrying
  • Wanting help with getting unstuck and reconnecting to support
  • Have a desire to heal and build resilience
  • Potentially interested in facilitating healing groups (attending a healing group is a prerequisite for attending an online training to become a group facilitator)

Important information:

  • Registration deadline is Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT.
  • Although our program is used around the world, this group is intended for a US audience.
  • This session is highly participatory and will not be recorded.
  • Those registering must commit to attending all 6 sessions and being present the full 2 hours of each session.
  • This session will take place on Zoom; a link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.
  • Please sign up on the waitlist if this Healing Group is full. We will reach out to you regarding future groups.
  • Please contact Misty Bodkins at mbodkins@americanbible.org directly with any questions.

American Bible Society would like to thank the generous financial partners who have made this event possible.

About the organizer

Bible-based Trauma Healing is an initiative of American Bible Society designed to help remove barriers to Scripture, improve engagement with God’s Word and support local leaders in providing holistic Scripture-based programs. This initiative provides restoration and healing to victims of domestic violence, rape, sex trafficking, dislocation, poverty, substance abuse, child abduction and other traumatic experiences in the United States. Our programs serve the whole church: Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant.  

Learn more at our website: www.traumahealinginstitute.org


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