Monday, July 18, 2011

A Sensible Vision - Barbara Louw

A Practical Model to efficiently support people to put trauma behind them.

This book is for you, if you are passionate about helping traumatized people.

It will enable you to get the big picture of what trauma is and how it impacts people. You will be guided to understand the concept of trauma, be made aware of it's impact, responses and accompanying stressors. It will guide you to understand and apply the principles of making a difference, being sensitive, offering appropriate trauma support, knowing when and how to refer your client or friend.

The purpose of the book is to enable you to help your clients to use their unique life stories as points of departure on the road to putting trauma behind them and finding hope. It gives practical guidelines and applicable suggestions on how to assist your client on a road to healing, wholeness and forgiveness.  The concepts discussed in this book is tried and tested for more than 25 years and we use the timeless Biblical message of hope.

Barbara Louw is working in the community and ministry for the past 30 years. She is an ordained minister and co-founding member of a non-profit organisation Inter Trauma Nexus. This organisation specializes in victim support, crisis intervention, trauma relief facilitation and counselling.

Barbara completed a MA (Soc.) in Narrative Therapy for victims of rape and sexual violations. “GOD MAKES A DIFFERENCE” AS METAPHOR OF HOPE FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA.” She is a guest lecturer, public and conference speaker on Trauma, Victimisation, Child Trauma, Victim Empowerment, Crime Prevention, Life skills, Motivation and Being Successful. She is co-author of numerous books, courses and programmes. Her latest book is “A SENSIBLE VISION”

She is Chief Executive Officer of Inter Trauma Nexus and Co-owner and Wellness Strategist of Aquilla Advisors. She is a Specialist Pastoral Counsellor, Traumatologist, Natural Health Practitioner and a registered Coach and Mentor. Currently she is working on a PhD.

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