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Healing the Wounds of Trauma: Help for Ourselves and Others


Dr. Harriet Hill
Program Director
Trauma Healing Institute

Dr. Richard Winter
Professor Emeritus of Applied Theology and Counseling
Covenant Seminary

Mona Hennein
President and CEO
Life Focus Communications

Dr. Harriet Hill is Program Director for the Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society. She has been involved in trauma healing since 2001 and is one of the authors of Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help. Before joining ABS, she worked from 1978–2010 with SIL in Africa and then internationally in Bible Translation and Scripture Use. Harriet received her Ph.D. from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies in 2003 in the area of communication of Scripture. Her other books include Bible Translation at Cultural Crossroads (2006), Translating the Bible into Action (2008) and Bible Translation Basics (2011). At this point she is a world citizen, having lived cross-culturally for most of her adult life. She is married to Ralph and has three married children and four grandchildren.

Dr. Richard Winter is currently Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology and Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, MO.  He is also a Psychotherapist/Counselor who was trained in medicine and psychiatry in England before being on the staff and a director of the English branch of the L’Abri Fellowship for 14 years.  He was a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in England. He lectures in Europe and the USA on mental health issues. He is the author of When Life Goes Dark: Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression, IVP 2012; Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism, IVP, April 2005; Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment: Rediscovering Passion and Wonder, IVP, 2002 and other books and professional journal articles. He is married with four children and eight grandchildren.

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A multi-Emmy© award recipient and winner of numerous television recognitions, Mona Hennein founded Life Focus Communications, a media ministry to bring hope to a digital audience through powerful stories. She has also produced for and overseen national productions including Page Two, ESPN Sports, Inside Edition, American Journal, Primary Focus, Billy Graham Specials and Good Morning America. Whether speaking, writing, or producer, Mona travels extensively around the world to bring insight and inspiration to viewers through the power of stories. She holds a Master’s in Communications from Wheaton College in Illinois. 

Seminar co-sponsored by Black Rock Church and Resonate Global Mission.

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Seminar Schedule

Tue., Oct. 17
9:00 a.m. OMSC Worship
9:30 a.m. Welcome, introductions, expectations
L1 “If God loves us, why do we suffer?”
10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 a.m. L1 cont'd
Noon Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. L2a How can the wounds of our hearts be healed?
2:30 p.m. L2b How can we listen well?
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Expressive Exercise
5:00 p.m. Seminar concludes for the day
Wed., Oct. 18
9:00 a.m. L3 Grieving
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Laments
Noon Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. L5 How can we help someone who has been raped?
2:30 p.m. Break
2:40 p.m. L6a Domestic Abuse
4:15 p.m. Break
4:25 p.m. How trauma healing works on the ground, becoming a facilitator
5:00 p.m. Seminar concludes for the day
Thu., Oct. 19
9:00 a.m. OMSC Worship
9:30 a.m. L10 How can we live as Christians in the midst of conflict?
11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:20 a.m. Facilitating groups
Noon Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. L7 Care for the Caregiver
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. L8 Taking our pain to the cross
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Preparing for practice facilitation, Take home quiz
5:00 p.m. Seminar concludes for the day
Fri., Oct. 20
9:00 a.m. L9 “How can we forgive others?”
10:30 a.m. Coffee break and practice facilitation exercise
Noon Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Carrying out a Trauma Healing ministry in your context
2:30 p.m. Presenting plans
4:00 p.m. Q & A and closing ceremony
5:00 p.m. Seminar concludes