AHE carried out a Training on Restoring Resilience straightening victims of Trauma

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual’s well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. Certain psychotherapies are considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders.

On the 16th March 2018, the African Healing Exchange (AHE) dispensed the training on Restoring Resiliency to the ARCT counselors while preparing the 25th upcoming Memorial of 1994 Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi. The training’s objective was to teach different techniques in difficult moments in difficult to straighten Rwandan Society in the upcoming memorial.

The Restoring Resiliency model is a biological model that teaches learners about the biology of the stress response; how our nervous system is affected by stress and trauma and how we are wired to heal ourselves and others. There are several skills that are taught that help an individual to strengthen their resiliency which leads to reduction in symptoms of trauma and allows for a person to function at their best capacity in mind, body and spirit. Participants in the recent training at ARCT-RUHUKA were taught to use these skills for them to treat burnout and secondary trauma, as well as to use the skills with their clients who suffer from trauma.

ARCT-RUHUKA has made tremendous achievement in offering psychological support to the Rwandan population. Today, we are proud of our contributions towards the achievements made so far in the area of psychosocial healing, SGBV, HIV, family conflicts resolution,  reintegration and social cohesion , unity and reconciliation among the Rwandan population.

ARCT- Ruhuka is National Organization of professional Trauma Counselors.


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