START A GROUP
We are honored you are considering starting a HealingStrong group in your community. Serving as HealingStrong Group Leader is a very rewarding service, but is also a serious responsibility and commitment of your time and emotional energy. Our amazing team of group leaders are all volunteers and your group will be an independent group bearing the HealingStrong name, as we provide the curriculum, structure, training, and support.
We have a GET TO mentality that it is a pleasure to come alongside people during a healing season and we will never abuse this trust for personal or commercial gain. Group leaders receive no remuneration or compensation for their volunteer service; however, HealingStrong is committed to help you be successful in your desire to educate and serve your community in this way. Please review the following 4 pillars before registering to serve as a group leader. Thank you so much for considering HealingStrong as part of your effort to share hope and truths with others.
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 led by a volunteer leader to help educate and support those who desire to help others 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.
Group Three : Affirming our Core Values
HealingStrong Groups are the core of our community, and your commitment will let us know that you will align with our standards and core values as a HealingStrong group leader. Please read carefully our HealingStrong Core Values before proceeding as these resources have been prepared so that you can decide if representing HealingStrong as a group leader is right for you.
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. We believe God to be active in the world, and through His divine direction of the Holy Spirit, He can and does give guidance about the best plan of healing for each individual and we respect His direction in each life.
Core Value 2 : Knowledge is power, and knowledge with application is life changing.
HealingStrong encourages prayerful examination of the information presented to consider how it might be incorporated into one’s individual healing. We also value exploration of other therapies, believing that each person should become educated to make decisions about their health and walk in confidence towards what they are learning.
Core Value 3 : True healing involves mind, body, and soul.
HealingStrong believes a person must address emotional and spiritual needs, as well as physical issues, for healing to be complete. In addition to living the fundamentals of whole foods nutrition, supplementation, and detoxification of the body, HealingStrong recognizes that pursuing a joyful life of gratitude, and relational wholeness with resolution of things like chronic stress, unforgiveness, and bitterness are key to living cancer and disease free.
Core Value 4 : Personal experience is critical.
All of our leaders of the organization, including Group Leaders have personal experience with natural therapies.
Whether a practitioner, caregiver, patient, or one seeking wellness through natural therapies, to lead within the HealingStrong organization, it must be clear that experience and or education support natural healing strategies. HealingStrong began as a patient-to-patient advocacy and resource organization. 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. Group Leaders are encouraged to reach out as a gesture of support to your group participants during the month via email and/or phone call or text messages. Individual group Facebook pages are also encouraged (not required) as another means of communication. Guidelines and team support is provided through the group portal to help you get started.
Core Value 6 : Meetings are not commercialized and are freely shared.
HealingStrong is a 501c3 and all donations and materials sold directly support the organization’s purpose, rather than profit an individual. 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 your business at the HealingStrong meetings or in your role as a HealingStrong Group Leader. This is a conflict of interest. We can help you work through any questions that you might have if this pertains to you.
Pillar Four : Group Membership
Through an annual membership donation of $99, group leaders are provided the following:
- List your group on the HealingStrong website map for the public to find you.
- Share your local community resources with HealingStrong to include in a community resource directory accessible by the public.
- 1-Year license to use the HealingStrong Curriculum Leader and Participant Guides with option to renew each year. HealingStrong curricula and materials are protected under USA and International copyright. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution is not allowed.
- Secure online access to Leader resources, that include lesson plans, powerpoint presentations, meeting materials and much more.
- Supportive meetings and calls with a HealingStrong Mentors or Regional Leaders
- Educational webinars by successful holistic leaders, specialists in holistic healing and healthy living, authors and HealingStrong leaders. (Past speakers on our calls have included Chris Wark, Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, Lynne Farrow, Dr. Daniel Nuzum and others)
- Order your print materials like flyers and class printouts at a HealingStrong printing discount of .02 cents per copy cost at your local Office Supply (Office Max/Office Depot).
- Order HealingStrong event marketing items at cost like signs, banners and tablecloths, shirts, and promotional items to brand your group.
- Discount on Tickets to the HealingStrong Group Leader Conferences (Ie: 2018 Created to Heal Strong Conference leader price was more than 50% off public pricing.)
- Public meetups with other group leaders when HealingStrong is attending a holistic conference. (ie: by invitation only, HealingStrong group leaders are invited to receptions to meetup with other group leaders and share ideas and connect with one another.)
- Monthly Group Leader newsletters from the Home office with important communications and special offers.
- Bottom line….our group leaders are our priority.
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 body and soul.
How are HealingStrong meetings conducted?
Our groups are led by individuals who are passionate and committed to our mission and vision and want to connect with others on a healing journey. To learn more about what information is presented and to gain insight into the content and material, you can download our Participant Guide. It is a tool that all of our group participants can use to study alongside a local group or at home alone. Also, for sample pictures and videos of meetings, we invite you to review video testimonials from local participants below, or go to our HealingStrong Facebook page.
Where do I find HealingStrong groups?
How do I start a HealingStrong group?
Consider starting your own group. It’s a great way to encourage others along their personal journey, and the curriculum and materials, along with the network of other leaders makes it super easy. You don’t have to be an “expert”. Groups are constantly being added, so be sure to visit the Group Directory for the most current group locations. New groups are added every two weeks. If you’d like to start a group in your city, you can learn more here.
**Important Note: Groups meet at various days, times and places during the week. Please reach out to the group leader for more information. If you cannot reach the group leader, please contact us.
What expectations do you have for me if I start a group?
Once you complete the online course, we expect you to submit your group leader donation which will include access to your Leader’s Guide and the group resources you need to start your own group. It also includes access to an online shared filing system with downloadable marketing materials, and other supportive tools, such as PowerPoint presentations, etc. Serving as a HealingStrong Group Leader makes you part of a larger community of amazing people who are also leading groups around the world. Our shared knowledge will make us all better. So, we want you to stay in touch, share each other’s resources, and also ask that you share our messages with your participants. We all meet periodically via conference calls, and ask you to participate if at all possible.
What if there is another group in my town, can I start a new group?
Yes. We want our groups to multiply and provide as much opportunity for others to connect. We welcome multiple groups in the same city. We also encourage our group leaders to connect with other group leaders in their area. It might prove to be a great connection for you.
What does HealingStrong offer me if I volunteer as a group leader?
Our goal is to come along-side you to help educate, encourage and equip you with tools and strategies to help you lead a HealingStrong group effectively. HealingStrong supports our group leaders by offering our Leader’s Guide and Resource files. We also offer mentoring with other leaders, monthly conference calls and communications that often features guests (ie: past conference call guests include: Chris Wark, Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, and others). On occasion, we are able to offer scholarships to retreats or public events that we first provide to our group leaders. We provide important branding, signage and alignment with an organization that is committed to serving others in a spirit of truth and love.
Is there any certain number of people that you expect to attend the meetings?
No. A group is considered to be 2 or more people. The range of our group size is 5 to 25, with an average meeting running about 8-10 per meeting. Your group is an independent group and we are here to help you be an effective leader to impact your community.