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.
Experience compassion fatigue.
Trauma is complex.
Helping doesn't have to be.
ABOUT SPIRITUAL FIRST AID
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.
Complete on-demand at your own pace or as part of a facilitator-led group.
Receive 8 videos and a downloadable manual, field guide, workbook, and 20 + tools.
Gain practical helping skills through activities and role-play simulations.
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.
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.
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
How Spiritual First Aid Was Developed
OF FRONTLINE MINISTRY EXPERIENCE
OF PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH EXPERIENCE
OF FIELD TESTING
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.
Complete on-demand at your own pace or join a facilitator-led group.
Download resources, watch the videos, and earn your course certificate.
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
"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.
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
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|
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.