By His Wounds: Trauma Healing for Africa

9780984987122: By His Wounds: Trauma Healing for Africa
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Find this and more Mending the Soul items at our store: Mending the Soul Ministries partners with African churches and organizations to bring creative, community-based healing models and resources to communities that have known significant levels of trauma with limited mental health resources - By His Wounds is such a book. It is an interactive tool to be used as a companion resource to the book, Mending the Soul by Steven Tracy. It can be utilized effectively in individual healing, one-on-one counseling, and in small or large group settings. In a sensitive and artistic manner, it guides the participant in an educational and healing pathway that begins with understanding trauma and it's effects and ends with a Five-Heart Model for sharing one's story with others. Each chapter includes healing art, contemplative meditations on Christ, and journaling exercises that deepen intimacy with God and others. It integrates the voices of African survivors, social-science research, and a theology of healing and forgiveness in a way that both promotes individual healing and guides advocates in the compassionate and holistic care of others, enabling healing in nurturing relationships. Dr. Steven Tracy, Professor of Theology and Ethics at Phoenix Seminary and his wife Celestia, founded Mending the Soul Ministries in 2003 as a Christian non-profit dedicated to equipping and resourcing community and church leaders in informed and compassionate responses to those impacted by abuse. Celestia, an author and trauma counselor, works with her husband in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams to create resources that integrate scientific and social research on abuse with biblical and theological truth. They have facilitated trauma trainings in Africa since 2007. Their leadership development model is transferable and sustainable and is being implemented successfully around the world.

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