Bible Society Leads in Trauma Healing

The promise that God “heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3) came into sharp focus in November and May at OMSC when Dr. Harriet Hill, director of the Trauma Healing Institute of the American Bible Society, shown standing with seminar participants in May, led a two-part seminar that helped participants use Scripture and basic mental health principles to find healing of emotional pain and to become equipped to help others.

“The emotional and spiritual wounds caused by trauma often separate people from God, others, and themselves. By combining biblical and mental health principles in a participatory, experiential program, participants process their own wounds and are equipped to help others do the same, through small healing groups held in churches and communities,” said Dr. Hill.

In October she will lead another session of the “Healing the Wounds of Trauma: Help for Ourselves and Others” seminar.