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Seeking Hope

Seeking Hope

By Shelly Pinomaki
We all want to help. Seeking Hope provides effective training for you when a friend or loved one is in crisis. Get trained, don’t create more trauma...

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Finding Hope in Hopelessness
Have you ever felt hopeless? Have you ever longed for joy but it seemed just beyond your grasp? Have you ever wondered what role you play in receiving peace, joy, and hope for your daily life? Join me in learning about where we find hope, where hopelessness stems from, and what we can do to find hope in a broken, chaotic, and crisis-filled world.
April 17, 2020
Holy Week & Change
Holy Week tells a powerful story of change—a story that continues to change the world, and to change people’s lives. As we live in a world with a big change happening, we have a new perspective on holy week. Together, we can find hope in the events of Holy week, and the salvation that Jesus brings.
April 09, 2020
A Spirit of Power & Love, Not Fear
We're hearing "don’t panic," "don’t be discouraged," and "don’t be afraid" a lot now. But that's easier said than done. This is a time of fear. But, as believers, we have a hope that is greater than our fear.  The Bible says, “do not be afraid” over 365 times. That's one time for every day of the year, and I don't think it's a coincidence. God has given us a gift to face the fear. So, the next time fear comes calling, take your eyes off yourself, answer it with the truth of God’s Word, and let faith take its place.
April 01, 2020
How To Show Love To People Who Are In Crisis
When a crisis strikes someone you love, it is easy to become paralyzed. How do you love people that are in crisis? You want to help them, and respond with emotional first aid, but how can love them during this trying time? Here are three ideas on how to love people through hardships.
March 26, 2020
Fear In Action
What is fear, what does it look like? Let’s break it down so we can digest it from a different perspective, and combat fear in our bodies, minds, and spirit.
March 19, 2020
An Ambulance With A Testimony
In a crisis, we can feel overwhelmed, scared, stressed, and many other negative emotions. I experienced this first-hand with my family. But even in these trials, God is continuing to work in our lives, and even in crisis, we can experience His calm and peace. 
December 14, 2019
Effective Training for helping those in Crisis
In a crisis we all have a different perspective of the event. One isn’t more right than another, they are all correct. How do we talk about an issue when we see it differently, especially when discussing this with someone who is in a crisis and suffering?
July 02, 2019
Do you want to create more trauma when helping a friend in Crisis?
Find out how a ministry of presence can be an effective tool in helping you and your loved one.
May 20, 2019
What do you say when your loved one calls you for help? What does “I’m sorry” mean to a person in crisis?
How can you communicate your feelings to someone and not create an additional injury?  Learn how to say “I’m sorry” and how to show sympathy and understanding in a way that will help those in crisis.
May 14, 2019
Helping someone in Crisis takes training. The last thing we want to do is create more trauma
Here are some of the worst things you can say to someone in crisis.
May 11, 2019
How do you reach out to a friend who has experienced a crisis?
Reaching out can be scary… maybe we’re worried that we’ll do more harm than good.  Here’s how to do it in a way that will promote healing for years to come.
May 11, 2019
How can you help a loved one, survive the 1st year of crisis without creating additional trauma?
What does the first year after a crisis look like for your friend or family member?  I show you what to expect by taking you on my journey.
April 25, 2019
Learn what not to do when helping someone in a crisis.
After my sister was murdered I didn’t want to just survive, I was determined to thrive. I will show you how to help others in crisis through my journey of taking the worst in life and making something good out of the pain.
April 25, 2019