To assist first responders, helping professionals and caregivers with overcoming the negative and traumatic effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, stress induced injuries/illnesses, suicidal ideation and suicide brought on by compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, chronic stress and burnout by utilizing an integrated psycho-social-spiritual method of counseling in a safe and confidential environment.
To establish the Beth-El conference and retreat center where churches, public and private organizations and individuals may engage in respite and retreat opportunities and aftercare treatment through counseling as needed.
Through a series of discussions, teachings, workshops, seminars and practical application scenarios, the H.L.F. team shall endeavor to enable the ‘people who help people’ to reconnect with themselves in ways that enhance self-love, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. Through this process the H.L.F. team will provide education relative to chronic stress management and how to eliminate stress induced illnesses and injuries by assisting the participant with beginning their individual journey toward wholeness. (Jn 5)
We recognize that to truly see and help the wounded and broken, we must be able to see and help ourselves. With a spirit of humility and strength, the H.L.F. team shall boldly move forward as we accept the challenge of restoring the helper and creating the H.L.F. ambassador through the power of God! Going forward, our HLF Ambassadors will make an indelible mark in their homes, communities, schools, and workplaces by partnering with H.L.F. to continue impacting lives through this healing and restorative God given initiative.
Healing Love Forgiveness Ministries, Inc. (H.L.F.) was formed on May 1, 2013 to address the chronic stress induced injuries and illnesses that affect many first responders, helping professionals and caregivers. A first responder is an employee of an emergency service who is likely to be among the first people to arrive at and assist at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack. First responders typically include military, police, firefighters, and emergency medical responders such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians. A helping professional is: A professional that nurtures the growth of or addresses the problems of a person’s physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional or spiritual well-being, including medicine, nursing, psychotherapy, psychological counseling, pastors and ministry leaders, social work, education, and life coaching. Caregivers are unpaid persons who are without formal training in the related area of treatment. Caregivers are typically a member of a person’s social network who helps them with the activities of daily living. Caregiving is most commonly used to address impairments related to old age, disability, a disease, or a mental disorder.