DATES: 17-20 June 2019

Location: International Linguistic Center, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX                                                             

Registration Fee: $185   Includes training materials and snacks

TIMINGS: Monday-Thursday ALL day, 8:30am-5:00pm

About the Program Model
This proven model of the Trauma Healing Institute uses applied Scripture and mental health principles to address spiritual and emotional wounds caused by the trauma of war, violence, natural disasters, and abuse. The book Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help has been translated and taught in over 100 countries with more than 194 language groups in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.

About the Session
At this initial equipping session, participants learn basic biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care; explore if they themselves are carrying any wounds of trauma or loss and bring those to Christ for healing; learn how to lead groups in a participatory way; learn the program model; and develop plans for using what they have learned in their community.

 Trauma healing facilitators aim to “do no harm” to those they help. To this end, participants are evaluated during the equipping session. A simple test measures mastery of content. Short practice facilitation exercises include feedback on facilitator strengths and suggestions to address areas needing improvement.

NOTE: This initial equipping session is followed by a few months of practicum in which apprentice facilitators teach at least the core lessons at least two times. The training process is completed with an advanced equipping session!

Who should attend?

This session is open to laypeople and clergy, mental health professionals, social justice advocates, NGO workers, and others who would like to explore becoming a trauma healing facilitator so that they can provide basic care for those wounded by trauma or loss and optionally train others to do so. Necessary qualifications: 

  • Able to communicate in English.

  • At least 18 years old.

  • Have sufficient status to teach other ins a community.

  • Committed to help trauma survivors.

  • Able to give at least 2 weeks per year to trauma healing.

  • Able to attend the entire session.

 Housing needs

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 We do not provide transportation to or from the DFW airport. Check out UBER for best deals.

CEUs available for Texas LPCs 

 About Us

The Trauma Healing Institute equips and supports a global community of workers in trauma care, helping local churches, national Bible Societies and other NGOs bring Bible-based trauma healing to the world’s hurting people. See our site at

SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit language development organization that began the Bible-based Trauma Healing ministry and is a founding member of the Trauma Healing Alliance.

Registration Deadline is at NOON 14 June 2019

Fee includes all training materials and snacks but not meals, housing or travel. 

For more information contact Diana Spann @