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Out of Helping

Gain Practical Tools to Make a Difference

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We Are in a Mental Health Crisis

Without proper training you or others in your organization are likely to... 

Not know what to say.

Not know what to do.

Miss the signs of trauma.

Mistake everything for trauma.‚Äč

Experience burn-out.

Experience compassion fatigue.

Trauma is complex.

Helping doesn't have to be.

ABOUT SPIRITUAL FIRST AID

Biblically-informed. 

Evidence-informed.

Trauma-informed.


Spiritual First Aid is an 8-session certificate course that teaches peer-to-peer spiritual and emotional care and trauma-informed best practices. 

Everything You Need to Make a Difference

We'll equip you with a step-by-step approach to providing frontline spiritual and emotional care. Our research shows providing this kind of  immediate help can reduce spiritual and emotional pain, speed recovery, and lead to long-term benefits.

Flexible Formats

Complete on-demand at your own pace or as part of a facilitator-led group.

ALL-INCLUSIVE

Receive 8 videos and a downloadable manual, field guide, workbook, and 20 + tools.

HANDS-ON

Gain practical helping skills through activities and role-play simulations.

GET EQUIPPED

Be Confident in the Care You Give

You don't have to keep worrying if you did enough to help. Enroll to learn how to care well for adults, teens, and children who are  struggling with mild stress to mass trauma.

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What You'll Learn 

Become the helper others need you to be. Whether you are a volunteer, ministry leader, professional helper, educator, or someone concerned about a loved one or neighbor, getting trained in Spiritual First Aid will improve your ability to respond to spiritual and emotional injuries.

 

Course Sessions

1. Spiritual First Aid Basics
2. BLESS Triage
3. Care with Practical Presence
4. Provide Coping Practices
5. Refer and Resource
6. Helping Children and Adolescents
7. Helper Self-Aid
8. Becoming a Trauma-Informed Church, Organization, or Community
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How Spiritual First Aid Was Developed

30 Years


OF FRONTLINE MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

24 Years


OF PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH EXPERIENCE

15 Years


OF RESEARCH

5 Years


OF FIELD TESTING

BLESS CPR

Similar to medical first aid which provides temporary help, Spiritual First Aid's BLESS CPR step-by-step helping framework will help you master small actions that make a big difference. Learn how to holistically respond to struggles such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, work problems, and relationship issues. Be equipped to walk alongside others through trauma caused by grief, crises, abuse, violence, and disasters.

Perfect for Individuals and Groups

Your 3 step path to becoming the helper others need you to be.

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Complete on-demand at your own pace or join a facilitator-led group.

GET CERTIFIED

Download resources, watch the videos, and earn your course  certificate. 

START HELPING

Practice what you're learning to grow your ability and to help others.

Individual and Group Pricing Options

SAVE UP TO 40% WHEN YOU ENROLL AS A GROUP

Individual 
Course

$129

 

Self-paced on-demand

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Block of 10 Courses

$990

(REG. $1,299.99)

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Block of 25 Courses

$1,500

(REG. $3,429.75)

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Block of 50 Courses

$2,500

(REG. $6,499.50)

Save Over $3,999

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*If your group includes over 50 individuals, or you're looking for customized training, consulting, speaking, or resource development tailored to your group's needs, email us at [email protected].

"The biblical wisdom offered in the Spiritual First Aid course gave me effective tools to humbly come alongside to assist individuals in their lowest moment in life."

Bob Herman / Fort Wayne Rescue Ministries

"We train all our staff in Spiritual First Aid. We have seen many lives begin their healing and transformation due to this program."

Justin Behrens / Keystone Ministries

Meet Your Instructors

CO-FOUNDERS OF SPIRITUAL FIRST AID

Jamie Aten, Ph.D.
Trauma Psychologist

Kent Annan, M.Div.
Humanitarian Ministry Leader

“Everyone can help—but not all help is effective. Scripture and research offer valuable insights on caring. That’s why we created Spiritual First Aid. Our vision for this easy-to-understand course is to equip you with the basics of what we’ve learned after 25+ years in ministry and after conducting over 50 research studies. We share our field-tested tools, real stories from the frontlines, and even our mistakes (so you can avoid them). No complicated jargon here. Just the simple and practical tools you need to confidently help those around you. We pray this course blesses you as you prepare to bless others."— Jamie Aten & Kent Annan

What's Included

Individual Course

Block of Courses

8 on-demand training videos
Downloadable manual, field guide, and workbook
Digital toolkit with 20 + handouts
Self-assessments
Helping role plays and scenarios
8 self-aid activities for building helper resilience
Launch kit and promotional materials
Easy to use facilitator guide
Facilitator learning hub
Private online learning community
Access to facilitator success manager
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Get Your Free Spiritual First Aid Resource Pack!

Watch Session 1 and download practical tools for responding to spiritual and emotional needs that include a BLESS CPR quick-reference, basic overview of trauma, 12 self-aid resilience practices, 20 encouraging verses, and more! Get access now so you can stop worrying if you did enough to help and start feeling more confident in the care you give.