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Creating Trauma-Sensitive Church Communities

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Become Allies in Sexual Trauma Recovery & Prevention

Our faith communities and religious & spiritual leaders are staples in every community. Within our faith we find safety, refuge and healing from some of life’s biggest challenges, including and especially sexual trauma. Unfortunately, many of our leaders in our faith communities are not aware of the dynamics and impacts of sexual trauma within and outside of the faith community. Often times survivors’ experiences and pain are dismissed, minimized or exacerbated as a result of the lack of proper training and best practices. But I know that YOU are committed to becoming the best ally in recovery and prevention that you can be!

This is about to change. The change begins with you!

Our faith communities have an enormous opportunity and responsibility to break the status-quo and create a ripple effect so great that the preservation of the cycle of abuse doesn’t stand a chance! By receiving high-quality training in sexual trauma impacts, recovery and prevention, AND by implementing appropriate policies and practices your church will become a beacon of hope, security and restoration.

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Program Overview

This introductory training program is designed to educate Christian leaders about the types, impacts and severity of sexual violation in their congregations and communities. The Program will provide leaders with an opportunity to explore the systems, dynamics and narratives that perpetuate sexual violence and how they can become effective allies in recovery and prevention. 

Program Objectives

  1. Learn the common forms of sexual violation and the short and long term effects of sexual trauma.

  2. Gain understanding of the dynamics that contribute to secrecy, shame and silence.

  3. Learn how to compassionately and effectively support congregation, staff and community members who disclose being sexually violated.

  4. Briefly examine workable strategies for adopting a church culture that actively promotes physical, sexual, psychological, spiritual and relational safety and wellness.

Program Logistics

  • The training will be hosted at: Location TBD

  • The program will be 3.5 hours in length, with one break.

  • The program will be a combination of lecture, small group work and interactive workshop.

  • Participants are encouraged to bring supplies for note taking (handouts will be provided).

  • Participants are invited to dress comfortably and casually.

  • The program supports and encourages a diverse, inclusive and representative group of participants.

  • Participants are expected to agree to the Facilitator’s Consent & Inclusivity Policy (to be sent to each participant shortly after registration). 


  • Registration is $87 per person

  • Group rates apply for any church who brings two (2) or more members from their leadership team. Group rates are as follows:

    • 2 participants: $157 (10% discount)

    • 3 participants: $221 (15% discount)

    • 4 participants: $278 (20% discount)

    • 5 participants: $326 (25% discount)

  • Registration must be completed here (online) in order to reserve your spot.

Working Agenda

  • 9:00-9:30am: Welcome, Introductions and Safe Space Creation

  • 9:30-9:45am: Forms of sexual violation, prevalence and impacts 

  • 9:45am-11:00am: Trauma Responses & Church Dynamics

  • 11:00-11:10am: Break

  • 11:10am-12:15pm: Compassionate and effective support and prevention practices

  • 12:15pm-12:30pm: Q&A and debrief 

About Robyn

Robyn Mourning, MS is a Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado. Robyn received her Masters of Science in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling and became a trauma recovery specialist at her private mental health practice. Robyn has completed several trauma recovery trainings spanning varied approaches. Robyn specializes in trauma recovery wellness for survivors of sexual trauma, childhood abuse/neglect, domestic violence and cultural trauma. Robyn also provides Healership Cultivation coaching and consulting for therapists, healers and activists. She facilitates healing-oriented workshops, retreats and experiential gatherings. Robyn also facilitates Community Wellness trainings on various topics related to trauma wellness, resilience and prevention. As a trauma survivor herself, Robyn is a fierce advocate for access, inclusivity and justice for marginalized individuals and communities in the mental health and wellness industries. 

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Individual and Team Consulting with Robyn

Robyn provides individualized consultation for leaders and teams who desire to implement church practices, policies and dynamics that are aligned with the wellbeing of sexual violation survivors, and with effective prevention measures so that they become leaders in creating trauma-sensitive church communities. Robyn offers 1-time consultation sessions, as well as ongoing quarterly consultation packages. Interested leaders may contact Robyn directly at to arrange an exploratory call.

Are you ready to join together in the eradication of sexual violation?

If so please complete the registration below.

*Please note, you must complete and submit the form below and then select and submit payment in order for your registration to be finalized.

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Poetic Healing Gathering

  • Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House (map)
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Heal your wounds through the words of your soul.

The Poetic Healing Gathering will help you access your soul-voice to bring healing to the parts of you carrying grief, trauma, injustice and overwhelm.

This full-day workshop will be full of connection, community and creativity. Your hearts and tummies will be nourished. Your body will receive restorative comfort. Your story will be witness and honored. Your truth and - elevated.

There are no rules or style constraints when writing for healing. It only asks that we show up ready to see ourselves as real as we need, and to feel that which wants to be held. All writing experience levels are welcome.

Gathering Details

Upstairs Event Space of the Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House, Ft. Collins Colorado.
*Unfortunately the upper level of the venue is not ADA accessible.

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9a-10a: Introductions & welcome rituals
10a-11:30a: Program activities
11:30a-12:15p: Lunch in house (included in registration)
12:15p-2:30p: Program activities
2:30p-3p: Restorative yoga asana (gentle postures for release & rest)
3p-4p: Closing circle & sweet celebration

What to bring
Comfortable clothing
Soothing items (any item that represents healing, peace, comfort, etc)
willingness, openness, curiosity & your intuitive creativity!

Workshop Facilitator
Robyn Mourning, Founder:
Soul Artist, Intuitive Visionary and Healing Sherpa for those journeying toward their soulful wellness after experiencing trauma, marginalization and self-abandonment. Read more about Robyn below.

Robyn Mourning Facilitator

Through WellSoul Wellness, Robyn brings people back to themselves through soul-centered, transformative experiences of adventuring in the intimate spaces within themselves, their relationships and their world. Robyn has a Masters’ in Marriage, Child & Family Therapy and has received advanced training in trauma recovery. Robyn offers wellness coaching for trauma recovery, healing cultural oppression, and healers, activists and change-makers seeking a soulful approach to their wellbeing and vitality.

Workshop Support Ally
Because of the healing nature of the workshop, you will have extra support and guidance from Crystal Hines, LPC, RYT who will be readily available to provide mental health support. Crystal is heart-centered, loving and gifted trauma therapist and trauma-informed yoga teacher. Learn more about Crystal below.

Poetic Healing Gathering Support

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Crystal empowers people to take back control of their lives by experiencing long term healing of their nervous systems. She specializes in EMDR therapy, yoga, and mindfulness-based approaches that help clients learn how to heal their bodies and minds. Crystal loves learning and teaching about the brain (especially in the context of understanding our mental wellness)! Crystal helps her clients to find their voice, speak their truths, and cultivate their unique strengths so that they can live the life they want and deserve. Crystal provides individual and group therapy for kids, teens, and adults.

Extra goodies
Each Gathering attendee will receive a Welcome Bag with select wellness items, including, one artist-made SoulCare (intention) Card & accompanying mini-guidebook page.

Appropriately two weeks after the Poetic Healing Gathering, Robyn will host a follow-up session for participants to reconnect and receive additional support and encouragement. This 60-minute session will be held over video conference. Invitations to this live video session will be sent out one week after the Gathering. The session is limited to participants who attended the Gathering.

Registration Fee

Intentional pricing for an elite experience at more accessible prices reflects our mission to dismantle “elitism” in the wellness space.

Registration includes complete access to the full-day program, snacks, beverages & lunch, program materials, and follow up session(s).

Registration is nonrefundable. You may transfer your registration up to three (3) days prior to the event.

Payment plans are available upon request (send us a message here to request a payment plan).

*There is ONE (1) Gathering Volunteer position available. This position would allow you to provide support for the workshop while receiving a 50% discount on your registration. For more information and to request an interview for the position send us a message with “Poetic Healing Gathering Volunteer” in the subject along with your information in the email body.

Your experience will be sacred, affirming and gentle. You will have the ability to modify any of the workshop activities to align with your abilities, goals and readiness. You will go home with a new way to approach your self and your experiences through creative writing, self-exploration, self-compassion and self-love. The practices you learn in the workshop will be ones that you can add to your daily or weekly rituals.

By magnifying your soul-voice, you will gain a sense of ownership of the part of your story detailing your resilience, recovery and vibrance.

Are you ready to awaken your inner healer through the healing song of your soul-voice?

I invite you to register today to reserve your spot!

Space is limited and will likely fill up quickly!

Purchase your ticket by clicking the button below! We can’t wait to see you there!

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