October 12, 2018

Archdiocese, Kenosis Counseling Center are hosting trauma session in Indy

Criterion staff report

Thirty-six people will attend a training session to help people deal with trauma in their lives at the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center in Indianapolis on Oct. 15-17.

Hosted by the archdiocese and the Kenosis Counseling Center, the program from the Trauma Healing Institute is designed to equip local churches, ministries and individuals to care for people with deep emotional and spiritual injuries caused by war, domestic violence and other traumatic events in life.

 A press release for the training program states, “Healing often feels impossible as people struggle to believe in or connect with a loving God. But there is hope! God is near the brokenhearted. He restores lives that have been shattered by extreme violence or loss. In God’s Word, trauma survivors can encounter the resurrection power of Christ.

“By combining mental health best practices with the healing message of Scripture, the brokenhearted can find restoration and hope.”

Core lessons covered during the program will include:

  • If God loves us, why do we suffer?
  • How can the wounds of our heart be healed?
  • What happens when someone is grieving?
  • How can we forgive others?

The program strives to help participants experience healing, restoration and reconciliation with God, self and neighbor. It also strives to help church communities become places of hope and healing for others.

While this session of the training program is full, the archdiocese is hoping to offer more sessions in the future. †

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