The Houses of Healing Training Manual is a guide for facilitating a 12-session course based on the book, Houses of Healing: A Prisoner’s guide to Inner Power and Freedom. The course draws from a variety of personal growth modalities, which include: – Practicing meditation, self-regulation, and stress-management techniques – Learning cognitive reframing and attitudinal healing – Acknowledging, working with, and healing childhood trauma – Transforming anger, resentment, and unhealthy guilt and shame – Working with forgiveness – Acknowledging and working with grief, the "silenced emotion" – Nurturing spiritual growth In the twelve-page introduction to the Manual, Robin Casarjian[link] offers personal suggestions to the reader on how to approach facilitating a Houses of Healing course. She encourages the reader to use the material in whatever ways suit him or her best. In the body of the Manual, she outlines twelve weekly sessions, explaining concepts and exercises and relating them to the text of Houses of Healing. Included with each week’s lessons are "Self Work" sheets that can be duplicated for the participants in the course.