​Biblical Healing Groups

Elisha House offers curriculum-driven, Christ-centered and confidential healing groups. For an updated list of when groups are being offered, click here   .

  • Shelter from the Storm (Sexual Abuse Recovery)

    "Sexual abuse is one of the few crimes that bring more shame to the victim than to the offender (Dan Allender, 1992)." The wounds and struggles that follow are often as difficult to deal with as the original abuse. Many people who have experienced violation feel alone, confused, depressed, and sometimes as if they are going crazy. Shelter from the Storm provides a supportive environment that acknowledges your suffering, provides concrete...
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  • Redeeming Betrayal

    Betrayal through sexual infidelity is life shattering. The life you’ve known has shifted beneath your feet – questions bombard and emotions roll. You are likely disoriented and uncertain how to move forward. This group is designed to come alongside wives seeking help to deal with sexual betrayal in marriage. We will use Brad Hambrick’s True Betrayal seminars as we study, share, heal and pray together. Facilitators: TBA Location: ...
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  • Emotionally Destructive Relationships

    Godly relationships are built on mutual caring, mutual honesty, mutual respect, mutual responsibility and mutual repentance. In contrast, emotional abuse has devastating effects on relationships as well as on families. Using Leslie Vernick’s The Emotionally Destructive Relationship, you will learn how to: recognize behaviours that are meant to control, punish, and hurt confront and speak truth when the timing is right determine when...
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  • Uprooting Anger

    Everyone experiences anger, but few of us handle it in a Christ-centered way. This course is designed to offer a biblically-based, practical guide to a common problem. In his book Uprooting Anger , Robert Jones focuses on changing the underlying motivations and beliefs of the heart that drive angry behavior. By uprooting these heart problems, and not simply just managing behaviour, participants will learn to do life differently, and...
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  • Leaving Yesterday Behind

    Most of us are not unfamiliar with “baggage”- the stuff of the past that we have not really dealt with which we carry into our relationships. This study helps the participant to focus upon those attitudes which perpetuate yesterday’s problem. Using Willliam Hines’ book Leaving Yesterday Behind: A Victim No More, we will demonstrate how to use biblical tools that transform our broken thinking into God’s thinking to break free of ...
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  • Biblical Peacemaking

    This group study is centered on the book Pursuing Peace by Robert Jones, which reflects many of the principles developed by Peacemaker Ministries. We offer practical biblical guidance for conflict resolution that takes participants beyond resolving conflicts to true reconciliation with family, coworkers, and fellow believers. In this group, we seek to implement biblical principles as we engage in conflict with the goals of glorifying God,...
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  • Overcoming Fear & Anxiety

    Racing thoughts, wired bodies, uncertainty about the future. At some point in all of our lives we experience worry, anxiety and fear. Each one of us wants to find peace - peace from the thoughts, nagging concerns & the physical symptoms of anxiety. In this group we will seek to view our anxieties as opportunities to get to know God better and find Him as the God of Peace. We will also be taking some practical steps to address our fea...
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  • Forgiven & Set Free (Post-Abortion Healing)

    The unwanted pregnancy and the subsequent abortion may be far behind you, but the memories of that painful experience still tear at your soul. Using the Forgiven And Set Free Bible Study written by Linda Cochrane, we offer help and hope to women who now regret having had an abortion. Facilitator: TBA Location: Elisha House, 54 Burger St., Welland Dates: TBA (This group material is also available through one-on-one counselling) Time...
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  • Real Change: Becoming More LIke Jesus in Everyday LIfe

    Description: However long we’ve been Christians, we all have areas in our lives that need transforming. This six session course is a condensed version of the How People Change curriculum and is designed to help participants pursue biblical, heart-focused change. You will reflect on your own heart, on your life with its blessings and hardships, and on God who meets you right where you are. Real Change is a course for anyone who wants to...
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  • Emotions

    Description: How do you feel about how you feel? This mini group on Emotions will be working through a book called True Feelings. This book will help “clear away common misconceptions and mixed messages about our feelings to offer us a biblical perspective on emotions&mdashhelping us understand how they work, why we feel what we feel, and how to develop good emotional habits. We will see that we don’t have to ignore, excuse, or f...
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