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The Pain of Others, and Your Own: Facing Trauma in Ministry


Research in neuro-psychology and physical medicine tells us that traumatic events cause changes to our brain and to our body; they also affect our soul. Yet too many whose ministries deal with suffering, traumatic injury, or death neglect their own mental, physical, and spiritual health. They bear the burden of things that can wear them down. In this session we will explore some of the research on trauma, its effects on responders, and the scriptural approaches to helping ourselves as healers who seek to sustain their hands of help over the long term.