American Bible Society
Trauma Healing
Trauma Healing

What is trauma?

Some experiences
in life are so painful,
they cause deep and lasting suffering.
That suffering is what
we call “trauma.”

Trauma is a deep wound of the heart and mind that takes a long time to heal. It hurts every part of us: our relationships, our bodies, our thoughts, and our faith.

When we have experienced trauma, we are overwhelmed with intense fear, helplessness, and horror in the face of death, serious injury, abuse, any forced sexual activity, etc. Trauma is how the event affected us.

Suffering is part of the human experience, in every age and in every part of the world. We are all vulnerable to trauma.

But God is with everyone who suffers.
God feels our pain with us,
and God wants to help us heal.

Icon of a stopwatchQuick Facts

1.3 million

people have encountered God's Word through American Bible Society’s trauma healing program


trauma healing facilitators and caregivers work to heal wounds of the heart with Scripture


partner organizations support American Bible Society’s trauma healing program


languages published or have translation underway for trauma healing curriculum


countries where broken lives are being restored

Icon of hands prayingPrayer Points

  • Lift up the people around the world who are facing the wounds of trauma on their own.

  • Pray for God to equip the trauma healing facilitators working to bring spiritual healing through the Bible.

  • Ask God to bless new trauma healing programs launching in war-torn regions of the world, such as Jordan.