Trauma Informed Soul Care and Narrative Coaching.

Tammy Furrier M.A.

Trauma Informed Soul Care and Narrative Coaching.

It requires courage to seek and welcome change that brings a fresh perspective to navigate forward; to name the obstacles that stand in the way of breaking free from the invisible impediments keeping you from truly living.

Change often begins with the question “Where are you?”

As a Soul Care provider, I see myself as a person who wants to partner with you. To provide a safe and curious space: a sanctuary to discover how your soul is doing. We all have times in our lives where we feel disoriented, stuck or ambivalent. These times can come through past or present external circumstances and/or internal confusion. At first glance the problem seems discouraging but it is also an invitation. It is a time to become aware of coping strategies that are not working anymore. We all have wounds, unresolved pain, brokenness, difficult relationships, trauma or underdeveloped parts of ourselves that require engaging. We can’t see ourselves and need the presence of another to witness and walk with us. The witness helps us to name the untold stories or places where we don’t have the language to do so or it feels too dark and shameful. Revisiting lost or broken places in your story may seem counterintuitive, yet this sacred ground often yields the understanding that ultimately leads to transformation. With clarity and healing you can develop a greater capacity to see the epic story and choose how you want to live and navigate your one unique life.

If story engagement, navigation and integration as an avenue to healing, growth and relationship development is something that interests you, I would love to collaborate and partner with you. Our stories have suffering and sin but they also have rescue, hope, joy, glory and blessing.

Specialties Include:

Identity & spiritual formation, attachment disorders, relationships, abuse, trauma (complex & vicarious), ministry leaders, transitions & growth.

“It is in the quiet crucible of your personal private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God's greatest gifts are given in compensation for what you've been through.” Whitney Phipps

My Approach:

I do Trauma-Informed Soul Care, Pastoral Counseling and Narrative Coaching. I offer Biblical soul care that seeks to integrate identity, community and purpose with scripture. I also use psychodynamic education that includes neurobiology, attachment, family systems, affect regulation, window of tolerance, top down (cognition/thought) and bottom up (nervous system) treatment modalities. Science is catching up with God’s design. We know through research our memories (explicit or implicit) and experiences not only shape our beliefs but also wire our brain and nervous system. With God’s healing power and image bearer design as well as our cooperation we can become renewed, rewired and restored.

My Story Narrative

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me

To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners;  Isaiah 6 1:1

The first time I read and pondered these verses in my adult life, it resonated with my soul. The scripture began to put words and infuse hope into the unnamed places of my life. I saw how Jesus didn’t only save me from death and sin but His desire was to heal me, free me and bring goodness to me and His creation. I specifically remember asking God if I could partner with Him and bring these promises to others. The ironic bind about prayers are they are often answered differently than we anticipate. God invited me from that day forward to look at my story from His perspective and not the beliefs I developed through my experiences.

With patience and kindness, God took me on a healing journey and gave me a new lens through which to see and experience life. The journey required revisiting places in my story where I experienced the absence of good things as well as abuse and darkness. Some of it was done to me AND some I did to myself. As a result, I received healing in my woundedness AND forgiveness in my brokenness. God has done and is doing that for me and as a result I long to be a sojourner with others to find their unique identity and role in the Grand Story of God.

In case you want to know more about me…
I have been married to Sean, my husband and best friend for 34 years. We have 4 delightful adult children and a two lovely daughter-in-law's. Having 4 kids in 3 years (twins!) resulted in some crazy times. Although often overwhelming and exhausting, it was a time of sweet shelter that brought goodness and growth to the underdeveloped parts of my soul. I am living proof you can survive and enjoy parenthood. My kids helped me grow, heal and mature. I would describe myself as a lifelong learner, tenacious and lover of my family (including my “doodle” dogs, Scout and Piper).