Healing the Wounds of Trauma Teens’ Healing Group was successfully organized by the Ceylon Bible Society from 03rd to 06th September 2022 at St. Vincent’s Technical School, Maggona with the participation of 36 teens under the supervision and guidance of Master Facilitators and Master Facilitators in Training in Sri Lanka.
At the outset it must be pointed out that these children had various problems, from rejection, abuse, neglect and various traumatic situations. They were all from various family backgrounds. At the Healing Groups programme they got an opportunity of having a one to one conversation with their Facilitators and poured their hearts out and unburdened themselves of all what they had stored within them for the last so many years, and found great relief in doing so.
We experienced that this program brought a new life experience to the participants in the midst of economic and social problems, sicknesses, rejection, abuse, neglect, sufferings, challenges and various other issues in life. At the end of this Healing Group program, these teens were able to study in depth as to how to find answers to the above in the Word of God with the guidance of Master Facilitators.
At the end of this programme Ceylon Bible Society was able to recognize and appointed 2 Master Facilitators and 1 Master Facilitator in Training of the Trauma Healing progamm with the recommendation of the selection panel which consists of Senior Master Facilitators in Sri Lanka under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Claude Nonis, National Director – Archdiocesan Family Apostolate, National Family Apostolate & Master Facilitator in Children/Teen & Adults’ Trauma Healing of the Ceylon Bible Society.
Mrs. Shyamali Silva
The Special invitees who graced this occasion were as follows:
- Rev. Fr. Claude N. Nonis – Director/ Coordinator, Archdiocesan/ National Family Apostolate & Master Facilitator in Children/Teen & Adults’ Trauma Healing of the CBS.
- Rev. Fr. Subash Fernando, Managing Director & Superior at St. Vincent’s Technical School, Maggona
- Rev. Fr. K. D Joseph Srinath
- Mr. Nihal Silva, Master Facilitator – HWOT Teen and Adults
But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. (Luke 18: 16)