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Labyrinths for Treatment of Trauma

Professional Training to be Rescheduled Soon

Many practitioners are hesitant to address the spiritual needs of healing trauma. Elk River Treatment Program of Pinnacle Behavioral Health has partnered with Turning Point Group to provide a unique professional development opportunities in the use of labyrinths as a multicultural methodology to address trauma.

Unfortunately the Labyrinth scheduled for June was cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19 and the State of Alabama's Shelter-in-Place order. We plan to reschedule as soon as possible. Please watch for details.

The program will address the mental, physical, and spiritual impacts of adverse childhood events and demonstrate experientially how a Labyrinth walk can address healing when used as a psychotherapy tool.


Participants increase their understanding of the impact trauma and adverse childhood events have on the mind, body, and spirit of clients, and how integrating all three areas in treatment are integral for optimal wellness related to client mental health.

Participants gain techniques to address the spiritual aspect related to an integrated treatment of trauma that is multicultural, respectful, and universal regardless of the client’s religious or spiritual beliefs or non-belief.

Participants experience a Labyrinth walk and explore how the tool can be used to address secondary trauma and compassion fatigue.

Participants gain an understanding of how to use the Labyrinth tool in outpatient, inpatient, or school settings to enhance the treatment of trauma.


Penny Baker, MA, LPC-S, is the Clinical Director for Pinnacle Behavioral Health with over 25 years’ experience in the mental health field. Her extensive experience includes inpatient treatment, residential treatment, private practice, and as a military counselor. She has provided counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma. She has been a state and national presenter on the treatment of trauma and has provided numerous training programs on PTSD for military personnel and their families. She has used Labyrinth walks as a part of treatment for over 15 years.

Zara Renander, MA, is a lay-chaplain who trained as a nurse in England and is committed to bringing spiritual healing to those she serves. She is the author of the book Labyrinths: Journeys of Healing Stories of Grace and is a consultant for the Non-Profit Turning Point Group which specializes in developing spiritual care programs using the labyrinth. She has over 15 years of experience in facilitating Labyrinth walks in collaboration with various mental health centers, hospitals, communities, and the military.

Kerry Holder Joffrion, M.Div., is an Episcopal priest with many years of reconciliation experience and the founder and president of the Nonprofit, Turning Point Group, which specializes in designing programs and training that promote reconciliation and healing programs for Trauma, Moral Injury, PTSD, and Suicide Prevention for individuals, organizations, and communities. She has collaborated, designed, and implemented programs for organizations such as the US Military, Veterans, First Responders, The National Children’s Advocacy Center and Domestic Violence Programs. She is an accomplished speaker, teacher, facilitator and pastoral counselor.

Labyrinths: A Treatment Modality for Trauma has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3305.

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Pinnacle offers convenient indoor location for labyrinth training