February 9 - March 16

Virtual Sessions
Thursdays, 10-11:30am PT

Trauma-Informed Spirituality: Walking Alongside Trauma is training for spiritual directors, pastors, ministry leaders, and students that desire to create safe and healing environments within their ministry setting.

The impact of trauma affects individuals and collective communities.

In this training, participants will learn about the widespread impact of trauma, various types of traumas, and strategies for providing spiritual companionship to trauma survivors. Leaders will also learn how to implement the six principles of trauma informed care into their ministry setting so as to promote healing and to prevent harm.

The course will conclude with emphasis on preventing and caring for burn-out in leaders who work with trauma.

Your Guide

Instructor Tracy Busse

Tracy Busse’s life and work have fueled an ongoing desire to move in harmony with the Trinity and to create spaces where all can encounter intimacy with God. Tracy is a writer, teacher, counselor, and spiritual director. For over eighteen years, she has provided therapy to children and adult survivors of trauma and human trafficking. She also provides consultation and training to a variety of organizations who serve leaders and marginalized populations. Continued growth in Kingdom life and integrating God’s love and presence into her work are the heart of her practice. In addition, Tracy is currently working on a doctorate in Spiritual Direction at Fuller Theological Seminary, which offered the opportunity to enjoy a 30-day Ignatian Retreat. The fruit of this experience continues to grow and reveal greater depths of God’s love and abundant grace. With the belief that God is in all things, Tracy finds delight on her paddleboard, hiking, playing the guitar, painting, traveling, and resting in the company of fellow image-bearers.

Course Curriculum

    1. A Note from Tracy

    2. Trauma Education Videos & Resources

    1. Class Assignments

    2. Trauma Oneing Publication Volume 9

    3. Zoom Session - Feb. 9; 10-11:30am PT

    1. Class Assignments - Guiding Principles

    2. 6 Guiding Principles for Trauma-informed Care

    3. How Christian Theology and Practice are Being Shaped by Trauma Studies

    4. Zoom Session - Feb. 16, 10-11:30am PT

    1. Class Assignments - Understanding Suffering

    2. Trauma and Grace: Psychology and Theology in Conversation

    3. Zoom Session - Feb. 23, 10-11:30am PT

    1. Class Assignments - Stewards of Change

    2. A Healing Space: Befriending Ourselves in Difficult Times

    3. Compassion_Clinical Applications

    4. Final Reflection Paper

    5. Zoom Session - March 2, 10-11:30am PT

    6. Course Slides _Trauma Informed Care

    1. Zoom Session - March 9, 10-11:30am PT

About this course

  • $239.00
  • 22 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content