The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope.
Psalm 34:18 GNB
Emotional trauma impacts more than one in seven people worldwide. In the aftermath of human tragedy — war, famine, domestic violence, abuse — people lose hope. They feel trapped in a cycle of reliving their pain and struggle to believe that God can heal or release them from it. But Scripture contains a message of hope that can bring healing.
The American Bible Society has developed a unique programme which can help the local church provide a compassionate response to traumatised people in their communities. The Scottish Bible Society hosted a series of events in November 2017. The goal was to meet some of the team from the Trauma Healing Institute, to listen to how the Trauma Healing programme has evolved across the world and to consider, at a local church level, if a Bible-based Trauma Healing programme would be a useful addition to the ministries of churches in Scotland today.
If you’d be interested in finding out about forthcoming Trauma Healing events, please get in touch. You can email Pearl Liddle or complete the form below.