For Personal Healing
Mending the Soul equips people to help those impacted by abuse by resourcing and training leaders as facilitators of MTS small groups. Mending the Soul support groups offer men and women impacted by abuse—whether spiritual, verbal, physical, sexual, or neglect—a safe place for support, psycho-education and encouragement within a trauma-informed and nurturing community. The support groups are gender-specific, consist of 4-6 participants, and are led by two MTS trained facilitators.
The MTS Workbook for Men and Women is an interactive tool and is used as a companion resource to the book, Mending the Soul by Steven Tracy. In a sensitive and artistic manner the MTS resources and small group process carefully guide the participant in the critical process of integrating one’s history of pain with the present. This allows each one to find his or her redemptive story to tell that will inform, in time, their ministry to others. MTS small groups don’t direct survivors, rather empower participants to “own” their story and voice as they self-select the exercises they feel ready to complete and share.
For Equipping and Training
Mending the Soul small group process is foundational to our model of leadership development—to equip and resource community leaders as compassionate and informed advocates and caregivers to those made vulnerable by abuse. MTS’s training modules begin when leaders receive healing in relationship, to restore wholeness and rebuild community within their places of influence. Participation in a group is necessary for those who would like to become a trained facilitator or Princess Lost mentor.