What Students Say

  • "Not only did the course equip me in walking alongside those who are hurting, but God bought healing to me through it too."
  • "I have been so impacted by the way that good facilitation has been modelled, by the freedom I've been given to express creatively, and the tools I've been given to help others do the same."
  • "This course opened my eyes and set my being in alignment with the Father's compassionate heart for His people."
  • "This course created an opportunity to come aside and listen to God's healing words and feel his healing touch."
  • "I learned how to lead emotional healing groups in a fun and expressive way."

Course Tutor

Wendy Atkins & Mary Beth Saurman

Wendy is the Faculty and Arts & Trauma Healing Liaison at Dallas International University, serving with Africa Inland Mission International. Wendy has ministered with AIM for almost 30 years, witnessing untold trauma among the region’s displaced peoples. Mary Beth Saurman is the Creative Arts Therapist, and SIL International Senior Arts Consultant.

Arts and Trauma Healing

Arts and Trauma Healing UK

Online: 12th January - 5th May, 2022
Online Intensive: 21st March - 31st March, 2022

What is the programme?

This course is delivered in partnership with Dallas International University and the Trauma Healing Institute, both based in America. It fosters a holistic interactive approach, engaging Scripture within the healing process for people who suffer from the mental, emotional, and spiritual effects of trauma. It combines biblical truths with basic mental health principles expressed in ways that can be easily translated into other languages. This course will emphasize the importance of performing and visual arts in trauma healing.

Through this course you will learn to:

  • Address cognitive beliefs and emotions damaged by trauma, both in your own life and in the lives of others.​
  • Use participatory learning methods to train local church leaders in ways that help them to become effective care-givers.

Who is the course for?

This is a graduate level course. Participants who sign up for ATH UK must be able to attend the 10 day classroom based teaching at All Nations Christian College.

How is the course delivered?

The Arts and Trauma Healing course (ATH UK) is taught online at Dallas International University USA, with a residential element at All Nations Christian College in the UK. It is a "blended" course, with readings and assignments to be completed online, prior to a 10 day intensive course of participatory classes at All Nations, (which will now be accessed online due to Covid19 restrictions).

What are the entry criteria?

  • Admission to Dallas International University
  • Approval of the course instructors

What qualification will I gain?

On successful completion of this course to the standard required, you will be recognised as a Certified Apprentice Facilitator with the Trauma Healing Institute (American Bible Society). You can then go on to complete further training in this field, see 'Becoming a Trauma Healing Facilitator' chart.

Registration Details

If you would like to apply for this course you can only do this through the Dallas International University website.

  • Apply for the Gateway admission to take this course (details below)
  • Please submit your application form to Dallas International University
  • Due to the popularity of this course and limitations concerning numbers, we have had to move the application deadline forward to October 16th 2020. For anyone wishing to apply for Arts and Trauma Healing Course in the UK Spring 2021, the date of October 16th 2020 is now the official deadline. All applications go through Dallas International University
  • All documents in support of your application must be in the Dallas International University Admissions office by December 4th, 2020.
  • Payment due by January 8th, 2021

Application Process

Stage 1 - Dallas International University Application:

  1. Follow the Dallas International University online gateway application form and complete the form stating clearly which location you would like to do the course 'ATH USA' or 'ATH UK'.
  2. Submit an official transcript showing an appropriate level of education for the course. Follow this link for more details about transcript requirements. Please contact isc@diu.edu with any questions.

    Both the transcript and the translation should be sent to: admissions@diu.edu or to: Dallas International University Admissions, 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas TX 75236 USA.

  3. Where appropriate for non-native speakers of English, evidence of satisfactory performance on a Dallas International University recommended test of English proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS scores, if you have them. Otherwise please contact isc@diu.edu

Stage 2 - All Nations Residential Application:

  1. Once your application has been received and accepted you can go on to the next stage of booking a place on the residential (UK) part of the course. Please only apply through the All Nations website once you have been formally accepted by Dallas International University.

Key Information

  • Course Fees
  • Accommodation Fee
  • Course Brochure
  • Course Fees 2022


    International Student Application Fees paid when applying (non-refundable): TBC


    Graduate-level course: TBC

    Registration Fee: TBC

    Learning Resources Fee: TBC

    Total to pay after being accepted by Dallas International University: TBC

  • Accommodation for 10 day residential at All Nations (full-board) 2022: TBC

    This is to be paid during the second stage of the application process.



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