Course content

There are 16 central themes in the Freedom Focus course that may help deal with a past that involves trauma.During the sessions there is much room for different methods of learning: games, exercises, information, conversation and discussion, creative work forms, learning from the bible, and prayer.

Structure and themes

Lesson 1 is an introductory lesson about freedom. Participants set goals they want to reach by following the course.

Lessons 2 and 3 focus on how trauma works, and what the consequences of trauma can be.

In the lessons 4 and 5 discuss how you look at yourself and how God looks at you.

In the lessons 6, 7, and 8, frequently occurring traumas will be discussed, such as loss, sexual abuse, and violence.

In the lessons 9, 10, 11, and 12, present tools that may help to live more freely. Topics are forgiveness, positive thoughts, the battle against evil, and dealing with your emotions.

Lessons 13 and 14 zoom in on the relationship with your partner and your family.

Lessons 15 and 16, the final two lessons, explore how the knowledge of the past lessons can be preserved, what your sources of strength are, and what your dream for the future is.

Although the course can be used for self-study, it is most effective when followed in a group. When there is room in a safe group to talk about the things you have experienced, opportunity to take new steps will be created.



The Freedom Focus course has 16 meetings. The program of the sessions is similar for each. A session consists of the following elements:

  • Fun – Every lesson starts with a fitting exercise or an active or funny game.
  • Figure out Freedom – The group leader introduces the theme of the gathering. This part usually consists of both learning and listening, and activities such as through asking questions, discussing statements, or by doing exercises. Sometimes the introduction includes a video.
  • Follow-up – The theme will further be discussed in small, fixed groups. The groups remain the same the entire course so that you don’t have to share your story repeatedly. A small group consists of 3 to 4 participants and a group leader.
  • Findings – You get the time to write down what you have learnt and don´t want to forget.
  • Future steps – You think about what you want to do coming week with the knowledge you have obtained.
  • Finish – Ending the gathering with a prayer or another form.
  • Forward – Usually there is a short homework assignment and encouraging bible verses to think about that week.