If you are looking for counseling, support groups, podcasts, or other resources for your own personal healing and growth, you have come to the right place! There are so many great resources for hope and healing in our area. We are thankful to be able to share a few of those with you here!
When The Past Hurts Still Hurt
There are many churches who now recognize the impact of trauma and abuse and who are working to bring awareness and healing to the individuals who have been impacted. This weekend Pastor Craig will present statistics regarding abuse and the importance of forgiveness in the healing journey.
or visit a campus local to you!
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: You may find the information in this sermon graphic or triggering. Graphic details regarding Jesus Christ's crucifixion are given at the beginning. There are statistics regarding the frequency of abuse, and some details regarding the pastors own life experience. If any of these things may be triggering to you, or if you are easily overwhelmed when someone is discussing trauma and abuse, we recommend watching a different sermon in this series. Life.Church has many resources available for you if you are in need of counseling or prayer. Feel free to contact a local campus (or the online campus) or request prayer.
There are many valuable resources on YouTube for your personal growth and healing. We will be adding to this list on a regular basis. Disclaimer: Please remember that a recommendation of a YouTube video does not indicate that the Trauma Healing Center endorses all of the information produced on the channel or by the channel creator.
There are many encouraging Podcasts for your personal growth and healing. We will be adding to this list on a regular basis. Disclaimer: Please remember that a recommendation of a Podcast does not indicate that the Trauma Healing Center endorses all of the information produced on the podcast or by the podcast creator.
There are thousands of books that bring encouragement, hope, and healing. Knowing where to start can be a overwhelming. Here we will list a few of the books we most commonly hear people recommend. We will occasionally change this list to offer you some variety. Our goal is not to overwhelm you with options, but give you a few gems that may help you in your journey. Disclaimer: Please remember that a recommendation of a book does not indicate that the Trauma Healing Center endorses all of the information in that book or other books created by the same author. It Please proceed with caution.
* Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman et. al.
* Hope in the Dark by Craig Groeschel
* I Married Adventure by Luci Swindoll
* How to Grow Joy by Marcus Warner
* Finding Peace by Charles Stanley
* Taking Every Thought Captive by Dr. Alaine Pakkala
* His Mosaic: From Brokenness to Beauty by Laurie Morris Goddu
* Trauma Coping System by Melissa Finger
There are many websites designed for your personal growth and healing. We will list a few of our favorites here. Disclaimer: Please remember that a recommendation of a website does not indicate that the Trauma Healing Center endorses all of the information on that website or produced by it's authors. Please proceed with caution.
Resources by Topic
Download a PDF with a brief list of counseling and other recommendations in each of these areas.
A special page for those working through dissociation
If you have reviewed the above resources, and you are still unsure how to proceed, you may request a free Personal Assessment from the Trauma Healing Center.
Spotlight Resources and Events
Here you will find our spotlighted resources for this month.
Building Bridges is making a difference in our community by offering counseling, life coaching, and prayer ministry to those in need. They also offer a monthly time of community and connection for pastors and ministry leaders all over the Kansas City area! Visit their website to learn more about their ministry!
Kansas City DreamCenter
The Kansas City DreamCenter is dedicated to helping those in extreme poverty in the Kansas City metro area. Their heart is to build lasting relationships that will transform the lives of people in our community. To learn more about their services or to find out how you can help, visit their website.
Lydia Discipleship Ministries
This ministry knows what it takes to heal from past wounds and to grow deep in relationship with the Lord. Dr. Pakkala has a heart for those who are hurting and a desire to train leaders in helping those in their care. If you are looking for fresh material for your ministry or for your personal journey, this is the place for you!