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START A GROUP

We are honored you are considering starting a HealingStrong group in your community. Our HealingStrong Group Leaders are part of an incredible network of holistic thrivers, caregivers, and practitioners, connecting through a shared desire to educate, equip and empower others to heal and stay strong.

We are a non-profit organization and our heart is to help establish a community of support and healing.

HealingStrong supports Group Leaders by providing:

Web-based portal (aka: The Green Room) for all access to materials, other group leaders.

Group Leaders’ Guide that includes extensive resources such as monthly or bi-weekly curriculum, scripted lessons, supplemental lesson materials and resources, video recommendations to accompany lessons, and lesson handouts.

Recipes to share with participants at each meeting

Affirmation cards based on scriptures to share at each meeting

Powerpoints to accompany lessons

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Sign-up Sheets

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Supplemental resources made available through our partners (ie: Chris Beat Cancer Square One Coaching Program, and Truth About Cancer Docu-series available to all group leaders.)

Directory of HealingStrong groups posted with personalized group leader information, made available for search on our website.
Community Resource Directory driven by Group Leaders and housed on our website (ie: once group leaders identify local resources, we have developed a directory engine powered by the information our group leaders provide us, serving as a directory for local participants)

Marketing materials to brand your group, including downloadable fliers.

Access to personalized business cards, stand-up banners, books and other resources offered at-cost to our group leaders.

Group Leader networking opportunities at regional and national events

Monthly newsletters with stories of group leaders and news

Regional team of mentors to help you get started with your group and answer questions along the way

Video training resources including new leader orientation and ongoing training calls

Periodic scholarship opportunities to holistic events, including our HealingStrong Conferences and retreats.

Our commitment to building a network of strong relationships with holistic network of practitioners, educators, and others who partner with us to support our community. Sample of partners here.

The Pillars of HealingStrong

Please review the following before registering to serve as a group leader.

Pillar One : Our Mission and Purpose

Our mission is to connect, support, and educate individuals facing cancer and other diseases with holistic, evidence-based non-toxic therapies. We do so by creating opportunities for HealingStrong community groups, encouraging education, and exploring holistic methods to heal and stay strong. We believe that God created our bodies to be healthy. By honoring His design of nutrition, exercise, emotional freedom, and spiritual peace we may live in abundant health and fulfill the plan He has for our lives.

Pillar Two : Group Definition and Resources

A HealingStrong Group is a local, independent group consisting of two or more people and led by a volunteer leader to help educate and support those who desire to heal and stay strong using evidence-based natural strategies.

A HealingStrong Group follows a 12-month curriculum that will introduce lessons about evidence-based diet, detoxification, exercise, emotional healing, non-toxic protocols and adjunct therapies. Each meeting includes engaging activities, a prepared 30-45 minute lesson that covers evidence-based research, participant discussion questions, affirmations and prayer cards that are biblically based, recipe cards and resources on body and soul healing. Group leaders also receive mentoring, ongoing continuing educational presentations, and an opportunity to network and connect with others who share our vision and mission.

HealingStrong provides the local participants opportunities to download the Participant Guide (an e-book that accompanies the curriculum.) All meetings are freely offered and no goods or services are ever sold at the meetings.

Pillar Three : Affirming our Core Values

HealingStrong Groups are the heart of our community, and our Group Leaders affirm our core values as part of the process to lead a HealingStrong group.

Core value 1 : We believe the God of the Bible is our Healer.

HealingStrong believes God saves, heals, loves, and cares immeasurably for each person, as evidenced through the gift of life, death, and resurrection of His son, Jesus. To understand God’s desire for healing, we must seek His wisdom through His word and prayer.

Core Value 2 : Knowledge is power, and knowledge with application is life changing.

HealingStrong encourages prayerful examination of the information presented in the curriculum for one to consider how it might be incorporated into their individual healing. We believe that each person should become educated to make their own decisions about their health and walk in confidence towards what they are learning.

Core Value 3 : True healing involves body, soul and spirit.

Healing involves addressing three areas of  physical, emotional and spiritual needs. You cannot heal one and forget the other. We believe that God designed us as spirit beings with a soul, living in a body.  Our body is what connects us to the physical world and what we need to function.  Our soul is our mind, will and emotions and is interconnected to the spirit.  Our spirit is what was created to commune with and have fellowship with God.

“I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” 3 John 1:2

Core Value 4 : Personal experience is critical.

All of our leaders of the organization, including Group Leaders have personal experience with natural therapies. Our individual experiences provide insight and can give hope to others when shared.

Core Value 5 : Meetings educate, equip, encourage and empower.

HealingStrong uses a structured format for our meetings, including lesson plans and supporting resources explored in a small group setting. While leaders use the HealingStrong curriculum as their foundation and guide, we encourage group autonomy by personalizing lessons with local speakers, testimonials and resources.

Core Value 6 : Meetings are not commercialized and are freely shared.

Groups are offered to individuals freely and all who want to explore natural healing in an educational, encouraging and empowering environment are welcome. Some Group Leaders do have businesses related to the context of HealingStrong; however, Group Leaders are not allowed to sell or promote their business at the HealingStrong meetings or in their role as a HealingStrong Group Leader.

Pillar Four : Group Membership

Annual membership donation for group leaders is $99.

Please note that if the fee is cost prohibitive, we don’t want it to stop you from serving as a Group Leader. You can email us at groups@healingstrong.org for opportunities for scholarships. If you would be interested in donating to support a Group Leader Scholarship, please consider a donation today.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do HealingStrong meetings teach?

HealingStrong provides group leaders with a faith-based curriculum and resource guide that covers topics on diet, detoxification, supplementation, exercise, sleep, emotional healing, environmental toxicity, and much more. On occasion, outside speakers will participate in these meetings and provide greater insight and value to a particular topic or health subject matter. The groups are designed to help others to connect with those who have a desire to learn more about a holistic pathway to healing.

How are HealingStrong meetings conducted?

Face-to-face meetings with a group of 2 or more gathered together in homes, churches, community centers, libraries, offices, etc. All curriculum and materials are provided to Group Leaders by HealingStrong and meetings last about an hour and a half and are held every 2 weeks to 1 month.

Where do I find HealingStrong groups?

You can find HealingStrong groups in our Group Directory. To find out more information about a group, please contact the Group Leader. If you have trouble connecting with group or a Group Leader, please contact us.

How do I start a HealingStrong group?

Read through this page and complete the registration process on this page. If you have any questions, email us at: groups@healingstrong.org.

What if there is another group in my town, can I start a new group?

Yes. We welcome multiple groups in the same city. We also encourage our group leaders to connect with other group leaders in their area.

Is there a certain number of attendees expected at meetings?

No. A group is considered to be 2 or more people. The range of our group size is 2 to 35, with an average meeting running about 8-10 per meeting.