Mending the Soul’s Basic curriculum is the starting point, and is our foundational healing model. It offers men and women impacted by physical, sexual, spiritual, verbal, neglect, and other forms of abuse a safe place for transformative healing within a trauma-informed, theologically sound nurturing community.

As a participant in a Mending the Soul Basic small group, healing awaits you within a safe and confidential small group community where peer survivors find the freedom to share their stories, often, for the very first time. You will experience freedom and encouragement here, as you make your way through the biblically grounded and research based psychologically integrated textbook and companion workbook. Please visit our FAQ section for more details on how Mending the Soul “Basic” small groups operate.

How to Get Involved

We invite you to begin your healing journey in a Mending the Soul Basic small group.

How Do I Join a Group?

Mending the Soul Basic small groups are currently underway across the United States and throughout the world, with new locations added daily. Use our “Find a Group” to search for a group near you. Once you locate a group, contact the listed Facilitator or organization and fill out an online intake form. The Mending the Soul Certified Facilitator will contact you to discuss the details and help you determine your readiness for a group. All information provided on your intake form is kept strictly confidential.

If there are no Mending the Soul small groups currently operating in your area, contact our online group coordinator, Steffi Butler: to get connected with a facilitator. 


Next steps in your healing journey - Become a Mending the Soul Certified Facilitator

Assist others in their healing by becoming a Mending the Soul Basic Certified Facilitator. Online Mending the Soul Basic Certified Facilitator training classes are offered monthly and consist of four week online classes that utilize an accessible, interactive, and relational format.

For more details on becoming a Mending the Soul Basic Certified Facilitator, see below:

  1. Complete a Mending the Soul Basic Adult Support Group as a participant,
  2. Pass a background check and submit two reference forms (including one from your Mending the Soul group facilitator), 
  3. Successfully complete the Online Basic Facilitator training,
  4. Sign the certified facilitator agreement HERE.

Enroll in the next Mending the Soul Basic Facilitator online training course here.

Give To Enable The Healing Of Others

Mending the Soul Ministries, a 501(c)3 non-profit, creates relational trauma care models that empower healing and whole transformation for survivors of abuse all over the world, resulting in a visible difference.

Consider partnering together in this compassionate cause by making a fully tax-deductible donation to Mending the Soul Ministries today. You will make a visible difference in yourself, your family, your community, and in the world.

With Mending the Soul, The Difference is Visible.

Thank you for your generosity!

Next Steps

Continue your own healing journey

Explore and participate in other Mending the Soul trauma care models noted on our website.

Encourage others to begin their healing

Share the gift of transformative healing and joy with others. Encourage other abuse survivors to join a Mending the Soul small group.

Host a private fundraising event in your home, church or organization

Host a gathering of friends and family to share the difference Mending the Soul made in your life and encourage them to assist us in bringing this transformational joy to others around the world.

Purchase Mending the Soul Books and Workbooks

All Mending the Soul resources are available by request at our online store. Thank you for your partnership!

Explore our Resource Center

Developing and cataloging well-researched and relevant resources is a large part of what Mending the Soul does to support abuse trauma survivors and the communities that serve them.

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Q: How will I know if a Mending the Soul group is right for me?

Before you begin a Mending the Soul small support group, your facilitator will ask you to fill out an intake form and interview. Your facilitator can answer all your questions and help you know if you are ready for a group.

Q: Where do Mending the Soul support groups meet?

Mending the Soul support groups are held in any safe, private space free from interruptions and/or distractions: home, church, or community center.

Q: How long does each meeting last?

A typical group meeting lasts two hours. The group commits to start and finish on time each week. Participants are also responsible for completing their homework (one workbook chapter per week) prior to coming to group. This takes an average of two hours per week to complete.

Q: Can adult groups be co-ed?

Due to the nature of the support group, our recommendation is that men and women meet separately. We also recommend that facilitators are the same gender as participants.