What we're about
The Women's Christian Trauma Freedom Group is a safe place for all women who are seeking wholeness in the wake of those challenges which burden and confine the spirit.
Created for childhood and adult trauma survivors, our group is centered on true, whole person freedom; freedom to move beyond the pain and into that inheritance of authentic peace, wholeness, and purpose which all are afforded in Christ.
As a discreet, preapproved members-only group facilitated by Certified Professional Coach Janet Thompson, MA, we benefit from the comfort of private weekly sessions* to open and heal with each other. Attendance is limited to ten members per session; and requires a firm personal commitment to one's goals and progress. With a clear focus on Christ as Healer, you are invited to join us on this journey as we seek to move beyond surviving and into abundant life.
Our weekly gatherings are held in a quiet, safe setting located in Historic Ellicott City. The first Monday session in each month is reserved separately as an orientation for those discerning membership, and for those seeking to know more about our healing Group. To help cover expenses, a suggested personal contribution* of $25 per weekly session is collected anonymously at our regular meetings; and first Monday orientation sessions are always free.
If desired, new members may also request a personal meeting with Janet in place of first Monday orientation. Please contact Janet for details and further information.
Times: Mondays at 7PM; holidays excluded.
Location: Historic Ellicott City (specific location provided to approved members only).
*Question: Janet, why don't you charge a set fee for attending this group?
>> Answer: Very simply, I desire to reach as many women as possible with the message of hope, freedom, and healing which the Lord has given me to share. I have been blessed, and I want to bless others.
*Question: I'm not sure I want to open up in front of other people. Do you have something that would work for me?
>> Answer: For those who seek a privately individualized healing path, I also offer directed, one-on-one personal coaching as client scheduling may permit.
*Question: I want to move forward quickly in my healing and feel like I could be held back by a group setting. What do you suggest, Janet?
>> Answer: First, please keep in mind that the Women's Christian Trauma Freedom Group is firmly centered on the concept of "healing at your own pace." Everyone will receive the same opportunities to move forward in freedom and abundant life; what you choose to act on (and when) is completely up to you. The possibility also exists for one-on-one, personalized coaching with me for any who may desire a more focused approach.
Janet Thompson MA, CPC is a Certified Professional Coach and childhood domestic violence and abuse survivor. For over 19 years, Janet has coached individuals and leaders of all kinds, from church pastors to childhood abuse survivors; from those in troubled marriages to "ordinary" women desiring to grow in community, strength, and faith.
Janet's heart for reaching out to women first drew her to coaching. After obtaining her Master's degree in Christian Ministry with a certification in Marriage and Family, she developed and ran Becoming -- a monthly group coaching and retreat program for women. For almost two years, the women under her care came together regularly to find balance in their busy lives, explore their relationship with Our Lord, build a network of support for the journey, and become all they were meant to be in Christ. Energized by this experience, Janet has been coaching ever since.
In addition to her work as a professional coach, Janet has given more than 280 presentations, classes, and workshops around the nation; including Phoenix, Seattle, Baltimore, and the Midwest. Her audiences have ranged from groups of under 20 to over 200, from teens to adults.
Janet firmly adheres to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics for all her group, marriage, and individual coaching clients.
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