Faculty of HEALTH & WELLNESS

OVERVIEW

Faculty of Healing & Wellness focus on the three arms of a HUMAN – Spirit, Soul &/ Mind , and Body. A Human-being is a Spirit, lives in Body and has a Soul &/ Mind. Thus at SOEAFRICA, we believe Healing & Wellness is the first phase to Happiness and Empowerment. 


Holistic Approach
Our approach is holistic, treating the whole person. We recognise that health is not merely the absence of diseases but a state of complete wellbeing of body, soul and mind. We take into consideration the connections and interactions between all these aspects of a human being. Knowing that an abnormality in one part, can filter through and manifest as an ailment in the other. At healing and Wellness body, soul and mind come together to be nourished into perfect harmony.


Healing yourself with food
It’s such an amazing claim that it’s hard to believe: You can beat some of the most dangerous medical conditions around simply by eating right and exercising. But this promise isn’t snake oil or even an exaggeration—it’s scientific fact, you can heal yourself with food. Studies done at leading research centres show that food can do what drugs often can’t: Restore your health and vitality, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Instead of giving in to a lifetime on prescription drugs, they took control of their health by adopting diets that have been proven to fight disease. The eating plans (plus moderate exercise for two of the regimens) demanded commitment. But the results were so fast and dramatic, they inspired the women to stick with the changes. Each discovered, to her astonishment, that her new routine quickly stopped feeling like work and became a way of life. Today they’re all healthier, fitter, and feeling great.

You can eat your way to better health. These stories show you how.


OUR GOAL  

  1. Care and Support Services to Families Programme promote functional families and to prevent vulnerability in families.
  2. Health has a central place in SDG 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”.
  3. To help decrease the mortality rate and premature death, particularly from cardiovascular diseases, and extend the lifespan of every individual and their loved ones with optimum health. As such, it will lead the community of faith to a healthier, happier, meaningful, and more productive life. 
  4. Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day 

  1. Take charge of your health
  2. Turn around years of toxicity
  3. Remove obstacles to health
  4. Replenish nutrients
  5. Restore Health

  1. Inspired to make life changes in areas you never thought possible
  2. Empowered with knowledge and tools that will set you on a different path to vibrant well being

The worst sickness is the sickness of the Spirit. It manifest itself when people or person does not believe in deity- in our case God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth.

The person might feel or made to feel unqualified, inferior to the unconditional Love of God. They end up confined inside spiritual ghettos. The person need to be set- free. Thus, to deal with this, you need to go beyond simply giving money or material things, but to reach out and affirm them as a brother or sister in Christ.

The soul is your psychological part composed of your mind, will, and emotion. It’s the part of your inner being created by God for the purpose of reflecting and expressing Him.

Your mind is the part of your soul that knows, considers, and remembers.
Your will is the part of your soul that makes decisions, chooses, refuses, and seeks.
Your emotion is the part of your soul that expresses love, hatred, joy, grief, and desire.
The person might feel or made to feel unqualified, inferior to the unconditional Love of God. They end up confined inside spiritual ghettos. The person need to be set- free. Thus, to deal with this, you need to go beyond simply giving money or material things, but to reach out and affirm them as a brother or sister in Christ.

At the Faculty of Healing & Wellness , we deal with physical body of a person which goes through intentional & / unintentional harm or mistreatment abuse. 

Development and Social Challenges

LEADING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF FACULTY OF HEALING AND WELLNESS

1. THE FAMILY UNIT (BROKEN FAMILIES) 

The following are the realities in South African families due COVID-19:  

  1. More and more families are increasingly living in poverty and the communities are drained of resources to provide support to families.Children, youth and the elderly are especially affected by these conditions.
  2. A major contributor to family problems and breakdown in family functioning, is the increasing economic stress facing households. Those living below the poverty line as well as poor single parent families, which are predominantly female-headed are the worst affected.
  3. Family life has become increasingly diverse and complex, leaving families vulnerable to different forms of stressors. Families who have to enhance family members with special needs need additional support.
  4. There is no adequate system to protect children against abuse and young people against domestic and community abuse. Domestic violence has become an everyday phenomenon and many families are affected.
  5. An resurgence in Family Gender Based Violence Rape and murder
  6. Families are increasingly being isolated and as a result families lack the support of close networks. The value of Ubuntu, which is the cornerstone of African life, is rapidly disintegrating with individuals taking care of their own.
  7. Divorce and couple separation are eminent. The effects of change in the nature and structure of families is well known as well as the significant impact on family members.
  8. Children Rights are being violated
  9. Teenage pregnancy 

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE

Care and Support Services to Families Programme promote functional families and to prevent vulnerability in families.

KEY INDICATORS AND OUTPUTS:  

  1. Family preservation services such as individual, couple and family counselling, marriage preparation and enrichment and support for families in crisis.
  2. Targeted Awareness that links families to available support services.
  3. Parenting and caregiving skills to parents including teenage parents in order to improve their ability to provide proper care and support to their children.
  4. Fatherhood education and training programmes and services that promote positive involvement in families as well as positive male role modelling
The importance of a functioning family unit cannot be underestimated; however, the reality is that violent crime in South Africa is most likely to occur in a social situation among relatives, partners, friends, or acquaintances. Children are at the greatest risk from caregivers and people known to the family, such as neighbors and friends - as was seen in the recent case where a 3-year-old girl was raped by a neighbor. In addition, Stats SA reports that South Africa "has one of the highest rates of father absence in the world". The result is that "children are left vulnerable owing to an unconventional family structure and poor parenting". Perhaps most worrying is the rise in child rapes perpetrated by children - highlighted by the alarming case of a grade R girl who was allegedly raped by three other children at her school in Mitchells Plain in March. This is largely due to the unconventional living conditions experienced by most children in South Africa, which leads to early exposure to adult sexuality. This can be a result of witnessing a rape, sexual abuse, or merely sexual activity between adults of the household, and also from experiencing sexual abuse from adults themselves.

 
2. Poverty and service delivery

Although, as already stated, poverty does not necessarily equate to violence, it is true that communities that experience dire socio-economic circumstances, such as Delft, are also "more susceptible to violence". Delft has one of the highest rates of unemployment in Cape Town at 41.33%. In addition, Delft experiences a chronic lack of access to social services. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Robert Macdonald, head of the Western Cape Department of Social Development, admitted to an urgent need for more social workers: "There are more than 20 social workers servicing the Delft area but there's a dire need to increase that number". The findings revealed that the delivery and access to these tangible basic services was fair and was enjoyed by the majority of households. However, poor educational levels, under resourced schools, unemployment, low income distribution and a low skills base present a huge problem in the efforts to reduce poverty, and crime in the area 

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE: No Poverty : SDG 1

  1. eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day
  2. achieve food security in communities and improve nutrition and promote sustainable community agriculture/ gardening


KEY INDICATORS AND OUTPUTS:  

  1. Baseline information on the child malnutrition situation in the target provinces
  2. Establishment of SOEAFRICA Community Kitchens
  3. October 17: commemorate International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
  4. Community health awareness and care programs to be initiated and established 4 provinces of South Africa and one African community to achieve food security in communities and improve nutrition and promote sustainable community agriculture/ gardening
  5. The promotion of healthy diets is central to halting and reversing the obesity epidemic
  6. Developing small scale vegetable gardening for supporting SOEAFRICA communities kitchens and as a youth empowerment project 


the ProgrammEs

Faculty of Healing & Wellness provides a concentrated programme of counselling and teaching, followed by some practical couching and therapies that are geared for bolstering the innate ability of the body to self-repair and heal experience. It is designed to help equip those who have a heart to bring healing & wellness to themselves and also wish to move into greater personal wholeness. It has three sets of programmes: 


1. Healing Services


2. Healing Family Group Conferencing


3. Healing Retreats


4. SOEAFRICA Community Kitchen



1. Healing Services 

Healing Services are one-on-one meetings which take place at designated centres in South Africa on a regular basis. They are free events, which are open to all and provide opportunities to hear a small amount of teaching on a variety of subjects, and to receive personal prayer from the School of Empowerment Africa Ser team.

If you have never been to an SOEAFRICA – Faculty of Healing Services event before (or you would like to introduce your family, friends or church members) a Healing Service is an excellent ‘first-time’ event.

 
Content

The content is basic biblical teaching concerning God’s provision for His disciples to administer healing and deliverance.
Specific subjects which are covered:

  • The power and authority of Jesus
  • Moving under the anointing of the Holy Spirit
  • Wholeness in body, soul and spirit
  • Achieving a godly sense of acceptance and belonging
  • Healing from emotional damage
  • Healing from the consequences of trauma
  • Freedom from ungodly ties
  • Freedom from demonic bondage
  • Healing the human spirit
  • Freedom from fear and anxiety
  • Right relationships and godly expression of sexuality
  • Principles of care and prayer ministry
  • Ministry into occult, witchcraft and false religion

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2. Healing Family Group Conferencing

The Healing Family group conferencing (HFGC) is an inclusive and informal process of making and implementing a plan that safeguards children, young persons, and adults. At the centre of the planning is the “family group,” encompassing the immediate family as well as their relatives, friends, and other informal ties. These are two day family group conferencing which are held on the last weekend of the month, usually on Friday and Saturdays. The family group conference also seek to restore justice mechanism by which families and communities are involved in making decisions about children who are accused of crimes. The family group conference aims for negotiated solutions to conflict. It is designed to heal the breach in social relationships caused by the crime.
 
Content

Programmes including topics such as

  • Communication development
  • Gender based violence and gender equality
  • Parents’ divorce (the issue of children’s residence, documental issues, treatment)
  • The problem of mutual understanding between parents and children
  • Drug abuse and committing offence by teenagers
  • Leaving home
  • Family development
  • Maintain positive relationships with family and your peers
  • Family reunification
  • safe choices,

The goals of our Healing Family Group Conference are:

➢To adopt plans that are safe and appropriate for children.

➢To adopt plans that are safe and appropriate for children.

➢ To urge family members to participate actively in the planning of childcare and child protection.

➢ To study the possibilities inside the family, the society and the professional organizations.

➢ To support the partnership between families and professionals.

➢ To empower family members, giving them an opportunity to make plans corresponding to their children’s needs

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3. Healing Retreats 

Healing Retreats take place at various camp site in South Africa. A Healing Retreat is a special 2-3 day opportunity to receive personal prayer ministry. During a Retreat there are times of praise and worship, teaching sessions and opportunities to receive individual prayer ministry in a safe and loving environment. Each Retreat also includes personal time where delegates have the opportunity to spend time alone with the Lord as they enjoy the beautiful, peaceful settings of the camp site. We have seen the Lord work in amazing ways through the whole experience of the Retreat – from the teaching to the ministry to the time spent in the grounds.

Healing Retreats is also the first port of call for couples who are seeking to make their relationships better, couples who are separated, or couples who are going through separation. We can also assist other people who are affected by these issues, such as grandparents and other extended family members takes place at various campsites in Western Cape

 
Teaching will cover:

Specific subjects which are covered are:

  • Couple / Marriage Counselling
  • Family Counselling / Trauma-informed counselling,
  • Stress Management and Mind Management
  • Conflict Under the Microscope & Mediation Services
  • Promoting and strengthening parenting skills programmes for families at risk, first-time parents, fathers, young mothers, single parents and granny headed families.
  • Fatherhood programmes
  • Team Family
  • Sacrificial Love
  • Upcycling in Marriage
  • Parenting of teenagers’ programmes

OTHER TEACHING CONTENT COVERS

During a Healing Retreat, the times of teaching cover biblical principles which are keys to receiving healing for Spirit, Body, and Soul.
Teaching will cover:

The importance of getting to the root of the problem
How we are made
Forgiveness
Acceptance
Understanding and knowing the Father Heart of God and His desire to heal, restore and fill us with His Holy Spirit
The importance of spiritual protection
The importance of making godly choices
How God enables us to walk on in victory

Q & A REGARDING HEALING RETREATS


WHAT WILL THE TIMES  OF PRAYERS INVOLVE?

Your time for prayer ministry is time for you to be real – to share your heart and your struggles with your ministry team. It is a safe, loving environment where there will be no judgement or criticism. Personal sharing and prayer ministry often includes time talking and praying through any relevant areas of forgiveness, repentance and inviting Jesus to be Lord. It may also include recognising the work of the enemy in our lives and overcoming it through the power of the cross of Jesus.

The purpose of a Healing Retreat is to bring God’s love and healing power into your life. Of course, it is not usually possible to deal with a life-time’s problems all at once, but the aim is rather to facilitate a significant step forward in your Christian journey – often a breakthrough in some area. Your personal needs and the guidance of the Holy Spirit will assist the team in knowing what to pray about. There is also time for personal reflection.


WHO ARE THE MINISTRY TEAM MEMBERS?
All those volunteer-counsellors of School of Empowerment AFRICA – Faculty of Healing are committed mature Christians who have a heart to apply – from their experience and training – God’s love, healing and restoration according to the principles of the Kingdom of God. They are carefully trained and evaluated by School of Empowerment AFRICA – Faculty of Healing over a period of time prior to being released to minister under the supervision of the School of Empowerment AFRICA – Faculty of Healing centre Director.

It should be noted that members of the ministry teams are not required to have secular qualifications and are not professionals. Some are pastors or church leaders or have accreditation with other Christian organisations. The ministry teams work in groups of two or three. At least one ministry team member will be the same sex as the person seeking help.


IS IT CONFIDENTIAL?
Yes. What is confided, both on the application form and during prayer ministry, will be kept in strictest confidence. Application forms and personal details will be kept locked and secure. We will not release any details to anyone without your written permission, unless obliged to do so by law. We abide by POPI Act.


WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
God works in different ways with different people. For some there is an immediate testimony of significant changes and for others the change is more progressive and continued over months or even years after their Healing Retreat. Nearly everyone testifies to increased faith, strength and hope. For some, deep levels of pain may begin to be touched for the first time, which initially can result in being more aware of the pain, but God never does more than we can cope with. You will receive advice and encouragement about the way forward.


WILL IT SOLVE ALL MY PROBLEMS?
None of us can say what the Lord Jesus will do in your life during the Healing Retreat. For some people there is powerful experience of healing, but for most people healing is a process, which means a continuing walk with God.


HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
SOEAFRICA – Faculty of Healing do not make any charge for Healing Retreats so that no-one is hindered from receiving help. We do invite those coming on a Retreat to donate whatever they can towards meeting the costs, whether much or little. Most people make a donation or sometimes their church might do so on their behalf. The cost of putting on a Healing Retreat is higher than the cost of a training course because food and accommodation for the ministry team also have to be covered. (Note- if you have a Healing Retreat in South Africa province where SOEAFRICA – Faculty of Healing does not own property, you may need to pay for accommodation.)


WHERE AND HOW IS AN APPLICATION MADE?
An application form for a Healing Retreat may be obtained by WhataApping or by Booking a Free Appointment. After receiving an application we prayerfully consider the needs of the individual and will usually offer a place on a Healing Retreat. In some situations a Healing Retreat may not be considered to be the best way forward and alternative advice may be given.
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HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A HEALING RETREAT?
We are only able to offer one Healing Retreat per person. For this reason, it is very important that you get the most out of your Healing Retreat. We would recommend that you consider taking advantage of some of the wide range of SOEAFRICA – Faculty of Healing foundational teaching first, which will provide excellent preparation for your Healing Retreat and will enable you to get the most out of it. As a guide, the early training courses of Modular School Part A are particularly suitable as preparation for a Healing Retreat, as well as any Getting To the Root of the Problem Course.


HOW LONG IS THE WAITING LIST?
We try to offer people a place on a Healing Retreat as soon as possible but due to high demand, the waiting list can be several months long. However, we have cancellation places which we offer to people who can come at short notice. When the completed application form is received, you will usually be sent details of any Training Courses that the team feel would help you in preparing for a Healing Retreat.


DO PEOPLE COME ON THEIR OWN?
Most people come on their own. Occasionally a carer is needed, in which case we may invite someone like a pastoral worker, spouse or friend to attend the Retreat with you, to act in a supportive role during the meals, teaching and free time. The carer will not normally participate in ministry sessions, or receive prayer for themselves. Carers are asked to pay towards accommodation and food costs.


WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?
Most of our centres are large and comfortable houses set in beautiful countryside. People sometimes come just to appreciate the environment! Bedroom accommodation ranges from smaller rooms where you may have to share with one other person, to larger rooms where there can be 3 to 6 people sharing. Some rooms have en-suite bathrooms. Should special meals be required for medical reasons, or a wheelchair accessible room be needed, please mention this at the time of your application.


WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP AFTER THE HEALING RETREAT?
We recommend committed involvement with a local church and encourage you to receive ongoing pastoral care and ministry wherever this is available and appropriate. Those praying with you will discuss the next step for you and may suggest suitable Training Courses that would be beneficial for you.


CONCLUSION
When enough people are swept into this Faculty of Healing -the transformation continuum , the family is changed , then the city , South Africa is transformed and eventually the world is changed and empowered. When people in sickness and bondage are set free from the control of the devil, they cease to be controlled by sickness, are filled with the Holy Spirit and begin to help others-empower others and the Kingdom of God becomes evident.

If you want to enter our Faculty of Healing or you want to refer someone in need Healing then APPLY HERE
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4. SOEAFRICA COMMUNITY KITCHEN

The School of Empowerment: AFRICA Community Kitchen Project’s mission is to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in vulnarable communities in South Africa. We firmly believe that access to food is a human right. Hence our project implementation of SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Our Story & Our Appeal

Since COVID-19and lock downs in South Africa, we embarked on a feeding programme in Delft South three times a week feeding up to 221 beneficiaries. However, the need in the community has grown drastically.
While we have made some great strides, the School of Empowerment Africa still has a lot to accomplish. We need your support for the Delft Food Garden and Community Kitchen project

Would you consider donating Kitchen Infrastructure, equipment, seeds or monetary to enable us to deliver a feeding programme over the long term to achieve our mission.

We greatly appreciate your donation, and it will be used to prepare a minimum of 1 000 meals a day in a safer, healthier way with new recipes and better cooking methods.

DONATE TO OUR ERADICATE POVERTY


Wish List

  1. A fully-kitted kitchen of our own with the necessary equipment, such as a two-plate gas burner, 4 large pots, cutting boards, knives, the training manual, and all cleaning equipment.UprightRefrigerator
  2. Seedlings and garden tools for our vegetable garden.

DONATE TO OUR ERADICATE POVERTY

Our Story & Our Appeal

Since COVID-19and lock downs in South Africa, we embarked on a feeding programme in Delft South three times a week feeding up to 221 beneficiaries. However, the need in the community has grown drastically.
While we have made some great strides, the School of Empowerment Africa still has a lot to accomplish. We need your support for the Delft Food Garden and Community Kitchen project

​Wish List

  1. A fully-kitted kitchen of our own with the necessary equipment, such as a two-plate gas burner, 4 large pots, cutting boards, knives, the training manual, and all cleaning equipment.UprightRefrigerator
  2. Seedlings and garden tools for our vegetable garden.

OUR GOAL

We greatly appreciate your donation, and it will be used to prepare a minimum of 1 000 meals a day in a safer, healthier way with new recipes and better cooking methods. Community Kitchen Project's mission is to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in Delft, Western Cape South Africa. We firmly believe that access to food is a human right. Hence our project implementation of SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

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