Christian Trauma Healing Network (CTHN) serves mental health professionals, pastors, and lay ministry leaders to advance Christ-centered trauma healing in the church and society.
“…trauma is perhaps the greatest mission field of the 21st century.”– Diane Langberg, Ph.D – Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores
For Mental Health Professionals
CTHN is a place where you are not alone as a Christian therapist treating clients with trauma. You’re invited to connect with other clinicians to collaborate and serve the church together.
For Ministry Leaders and Pastors
CTHN will provide you with curated resources, training, and a referral network so that your ministry can be aware and responsive to members of your community who may be living with unhealed trauma.
Posts from the CTHN Blog
Dr. Chuck DeGroat, PhD, LPC For the twenty-five years I’ve been in practice, there has been an all-too-slow awakening to the reality and ubiquity of abuse in the church. While occasional scandals highlighted instances of abuse and coverup, only in recent years with the … Read More
How do we define healthy relationships, especially after trauma has occurred? In this blog post we discuss concentric circles of safety, as well as defining characteristics of people who can be trusted as part of our ‘Inner Circle.’… Read More
When someone has experienced trauma, they are very often left with residual and long-lasting effects. One of these effects is what we commonly call ‘triggers.’ A trigger is essentially an instinctual response based on external stimuli that associate with the trauma a person has … Read More
“Being traumatized-Bessel van der Kolk
is not just an issue of being stuck in the past;
it is just as much a problem
of not being fully alive in the present.“
“I have come-Jesus Christ
that they may have life
and have it to the full.“