Chaplain Steve van Schalkwyk in Cape Town writes about the TIR [Trauma Incidence Reduction] and the [LSR Life Stress Reduction] Courses he and Rev Boet van Schalkwyk attended from 2 – 10 November 2016 in Cape Town.

He reports that course participants gained a lot of new skills and practical experience – in between some fun and laughter – so necessary when work is so intense.

“What struck me was that we all had a sincere desire in our hearts to help God’s people who were in turmoil and emotional pain” said Steve.

The course was presented by Rev Louis Hough, a specialist in this field of trauma counselling. He also held the first such course for chaplains in Durban in 2015