Abuse victims frequently experience prolonged emotional suffering, including anxiety disorders, addictions, depression, sexual dysfunction, sexual identity conflicts or confusion and even relational problems. In addition, many suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in which they are held hostage to the past through flashbacks, nightmares, and the need to keep painful memories imprisoned by behaviors and activities designed to escape the hurt.
Why Grief to Grace?
The Grief to Grace program was composed by Dr. Theresa Burke, Ph.D., LCP, NCP. Theresa is the founder of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries for healing after abortion, offered throughout the world, and is recognized as a leader in the field of post-abortion trauma and treatment. Their programs are known and highly regarded for compassionate reverence for each person’s dignity and worth. Grief to Grace provides a professional therapeutic staff and all treatment is based on a firm Christian foundation as well as sound medical and psychological principles and a perceptive understanding of trauma.
Grief to Grace is a five to seven day program. The Living Scriptures, together with journaling, group activities, therapeutic facilitation, cognitive restructuring, discussions and grief work offer an effective healing process grounded in Jesus Christ. It is a pilgrimage to discover the love, tenderness, belonging, safety, joy and peace that are often missing in the experience of abuse victims.
Inspired by the knowledge that wounds can be the vehicle for exploring and revealing the deepest textures of our heart and soul when we journey into the grief, open ourselves safely to the pain, and allow ourselves to be taught, without fear, without holding back, without blame, Grief to Grace supports and assists its participants in this spiritual journey. It helps participants face the depth and tragedy of abuse while reclaiming their value and dignity as daughters and sons of the Living God.