The Wisdom Training Center Story by Stacy Brittain, Founder and Director
The story begins with a dream. (This won't surprise anyone who knows me well: see my personal story at www.stacybrittain.com.) In December 2014, I awoke in the middle of the night from a sound sleep. It took me a moment to realize that I was seeing a kind of movie unfold in my mind, of myself at local Christian schools providing counseling services. I have learned that these kinds of rich "visions" are one of the powerful ways that God guides my thinking. When God wakes me up this way, all I can say is, “Here I go! Off on another dream-y adventure!”
It has always been a passion of mine to share the healing--and training--that I’ve received. I loved working with kids as an intern and the thought that God was opening doors for me to work in schools again made my heart sing with joy. And, I felt I had much to share: my own personal healing journey has helped me integrate the good of modern psychology with the tenets of the Spiritual Life, and incorporate an understanding of good nutrition and exercise as essential to mental health.
After a few months of preparatory work and armed with a list of schools, I got ready to knock on some doors. I climbed into my truck, looked over my list and prayed: “Lord, you know I’m afraid of cold call marketing and really don’t want to do it … tell me where to go!” With my mind's eye, I saw one of the names on my list light up … and off I went. Within 24 hours, I'd received an email to set up a meeting and one week later I met with the school principal (and her team) who said, “You are an answer to prayer!” A delightful partnership began with that school. Today, four more schools are partnering with The Wisdom Training Center … each with a unique God-breathed story behind our new relationship. To walk by the Spirit, with a ready ear open to God's guiding, is one of life's great adventures!
The Wisdom Training Center values continuing education and continued growth for each of our therapists and supervisors, and we consider it our duty and joy to help train the next generation of Christian Therapists to learn to work in ways that are sensitive to the Spirit in the counseling office; to integrate the good of modern psychology and principles of the Spiritual Life.
When you partner with us, here are some of the disciplines you'll find undergirding the education and therapy at The Wisdom Training Center:
- The biological, psychological, and social underpinnings of modern psychotherapy
- Nutrition and Herbology
- Pastoral Counseling
- Trauma and narrative studies
- Brain Health and neuroscience