Trauma Healing 2024 – Initial Equipping Session

Sower Institute for Biblical Discipleship, in partnership with Trauma Healing Institute (THI), aims to provide leadership and services to churches and organisations using God’s Word to bring healing and restoration to trauma survivors.

THI’s trauma healing programme provides basic mental health concepts with a biblical framework, using Scripture passages and composite real-life stories to help traumatised people connect the teaching with their circumstances.



The proven model of the Trauma Healing Institute uses applied Scripture and mental health principles to address spiritual and emotional wounds caused by trauma of war, violence, natural disasters, and abuse.



In this initial equipping session, participants will:

  • 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 programme model
  • Develop plans to use 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 through simple test designed to assess mastery of the content. There will also be a short practice facilitation exercise which includes feedback on facilitators’ strengths, and suggestions to address areas that need improvement.

This initial equipping session is followed by a 6-to-9-month practicum in which apprentice facilitators teach the core lessons or more at least twice. The training process is completed with an advanced equipping session.



This session is open to laypeople and clergy, including mental health professionals, social justice advocates, NGO workers, mission workers, and others.

Necessary qualifications include:

  • Able to communicate in English
  • Able to attend the entire session
  • At least 18 years old
  • Committed to helping trauma survivors


DATES AND TIME: 22–26 April 2024 at 9am–5pm

VENUE: Bible House, 7 Armenian Street S179932



$380 (Early bird price until 16 March 2024)

$450 (From 17 March 2024)

*Fee includes materials, snacks, and lunch

Please note: Please download Statement of Support Here, and send the document to Sam Leow ( Every participant must provide an endorsement note from their respective church pastor or organisational leader to participate in this training. *Registration closes 15 April 2024

For enquiries, please contact Sam Leow at 6304 3782 or email

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About the Facilitator

Nancy Writebol

Nancy Writebol is a SIM Global Coordinator for Trauma Healing and a Healing Master Facilitator certified by Trauma Healing Institute. She is also ministering with Serving in Mission (SIM) in the US alongside her husband, David.


Belinda Ng, Carol Lim and Shannon Chan