About Trauma Healing Institute

How do people recover from trauma? Can the Bible help? What can the church do?

Trauma Healing is our response to these questions. Trauma Healing Institute (THI) stewards the Healing the Wounds of Trauma program and supports global trauma healing.

The questions were first asked by the four authors of Healing the Wounds of Trauma. They wanted to reconcile the suffering they saw to the healing God they know.

But the book was only the beginning. As demand for trauma healing continued to grow, it was clear that the Healing the Wounds of Trauma program needed a supporting structure.

THI provides the architecture the program needed. We supply program model and materials to partner organizations to train, equip, and support local churches around the world.

What is Trauma?

Trauma is part of the human experience in the broken world.

Trauma happens when a person is overwhelmed with fear, helplessness, or horror in the face of death. This effects their psychological, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

This is the tragedy of trauma.

Trauma disrupts lives.

Trauma destroys hope.

Trauma perpetuates in cycles of violence.

Trauma isolates people from self, others, and God.

Which brings back our central questions. How do people recover from trauma? Can the Bible help? What can the church do?

Our Approach

Healing the Wounds of Trauma helps local churches provide compassionate responses to traumatized people in their communities.

The model uses biblical and mental health principles for trauma healing. THI supports trauma healing in global communities through our “training the trainer” approach. The program offers narrative, experiential, and participatory lessons to bring healing to traumatized people. Additionally, THI contextualized the Healing the Wounds of Trauma model to reach diverse communities.

The Healing the Wounds of Trauma model has:

  • Story-based versions for oral communicators
  • Audio and TV versions for mass appeal
  • Children and teen versions
  • Translations in 150 languages

Our Partners

The Trauma Healing Alliance formed because we believe that two are better than one. THI partners with global organizations that actively commit to trauma healing so we can better serve traumatized people. The Alliance maximizes ministry goals and increases the capacity of trauma healing worldwide.

Alliance Member Organizations

American Bible Society

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