GPS captures the essence of what so many faith-based communities want to provide to their communities – an opportunity to come together in a trusted environment and join together for personal and spiritual transformation. GPS partners with communities of faith to train both clergy and lay leaders in the GPS approach. Religious values and content are integrated into the heart of the GPS group allowing for unique religious and spiritual communities to provide trauma-informed groups in the heart of the community. GPS groups have been implemented with Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities, as well as other spiritual communities of people.
In group last night I felt the presence of God. I don’t think it was just what I shared – it was amazing just listening to each other. No one tried ‘fixing’ each other’s problems. Just writing this down brings tears to my eyes.
My community has experienced a lot of trauma. We have been targeted by hate crimes nationally and this has made it feel unsafe to even show up. This group is a safe haven for me where I can cry and show my fear. I feel like I can finally breath again.