Training Opportunities

Training OpportunitiesThe International Hope Alive Counselors Association (IHACA) 

Worldwide Training Opportunities for Hope Alive Group Counselling.           


Hope Alive Level I training for counselors at Mt. Joy College (Victoria):

March 3rd through 11th, 2017

April 27th through May 6th, 2017

June 9th through 17th, 2017

August 10th through 16th, 2017 (Templestowe, Melbourne, Australia).


Testimonials from a recent trainees: 


My Testimony About Hope Alive Group Counselling Training

I am on the right side of sixty, and you would think I have been around,  done this and seen that. I thought so too until Hope Alive Group Counselling Training.

It is not for everybody. It is a special kind of training in Group Counselling for Counsellors of Men and Women Damaged by child Abuse, Neglect and Pregnancy Losses especially Abortion. It is spiritual, it is scientific and it is hard work. It works for everyone no matter how much damage you have suffered.

The Hope Alive Training took me through a new realm of self analysis; from my childhood, family, marriage, motherhood (parenting) and other relationships. We are not as strong or put-together as we think we are.

It is all about rediscovering our authentic self through the process of reconciliation, forgiveness and healing with God at the centre of it all as the greatest physician.

I know God in a different and refreshingly positive way. I have been relieved of the heavy load and cumbersome issues of life and living. More importantly, I have learned to “forgive”. Forgiveness has freed me to love, accept who I am; try to be what God intended me to be and help others to grow. I am not perfect – no one is but I am a better person empowered by love.


Lynn Varty, Hope Alive Counsellor, Perth, Australia

So, what have you to lose with the Hope Alive Group Counselling Training for Counsellors? I dare you to try it and trust me, you can NEVER remain the same no matter your situation.

Hope Alive is so needed in our world. I have witnessed God work in and through people by using the Hope Alive group therapy; it has been intricately put together using biblical principles.


Lynda Pauli, Hope Alive Group Facilitator, Manila, Philippines

I am facilitating a group with Orpah and learning a lot of lessons. Every time the session ends we have our discussion and learning time. I am amazed on how the research you did and the people’s sharing became real. One of the sessions we had few weeks ago opened my eyes why group counseling is good. I had my “Aha” moment; I truly appreciate this kind of counseling where the group learn from each other. I am also amazed on how my readings and the actual situation matches, meaning when the counselee shares their experiences and stories; most of the time if not all the time, it’s true with what you have written down in the manual. Every time before I come for counseling, I read the session that refreshes me, and I am thankful for your hard work and research. I highly regard you for your contribution in putting up the manual so profound and complete for facilitators like me, learner and inexperienced yet I can just go back to the book anytime without a doubt. I would like to say THANK YOU for your labor, I pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and use you; the Lord will bring more counselees to help change the broken lives to bring transformation through counseling.


Inquires should be directed to the Registrar

Distance Learning online course, for information please start here.