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Abused Woman Ministries', Inc. School of Healing (AWMSOH)

"Healing through recovery with God's truth"

Welcome to the Abused Woman Ministries' Inc. School of Healing (AWMSOH) web page. I am Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, the Founder and Administrator of the school. Our mission is to heal abused women by helping them get rid of toxic emotions (anger, bitterness, resentment, fear, rejection, etc.) first, with the truth of God's Word, so they can recover from the effects of domestic violence and domestic abuse.

The AWMSOH is the educational institution of Abused Woman Ministries, Inc. (AWMI). AWMI was started in December 2008 as the educational support tool for The Lula McGrady Foundations, Inc. (TLMF) because I know it is going to take in-depth teaching for the abused woman to fully recover. TLMF is a Christian based nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, which believes in healing of the whole person: spirit, soul, and body. The mission of the organization is to alleviate the pain and suffering associated with domestic violence/abuse and being homeless; subsequently, "to build life to better the hurting and hopeless." Our reason for existence is to help people get set free from bondages that will hinder them from having a productive life; especially, the bondage of domestic violence for women and their children – this is our main focal group. This will be accomplished through the various training programs from the "Abused Woman Ministries' Inc. School of Healing." One of the programs is an 8 to 12-week (can be longer) Christian based educational program, "Tools for Triumphant Living." This program was developed by Charlana Kelly, Founder of Christian Women's Coalition of Ocala, FL.

Under the Abused Woman Ministries, Inc., the Abused Woman Recovery Group(2009), Abused Woman Recovery Program (2009), and Abused Woman Ministries' Inc. School of Healing(2010) was born. The beginning of  recovery starts with forgiveness so we teach abused women that they need to forgive their abuser and show them how to do that using the "Biblical Foundations of Freedom" (BFOF) Program. Once the abused woman understand about forgiveness and the other toxic emotions associated with it, then we teach them what abuse is and how they can recover from it; we make sure we let them know recovering from abuse is a process.We understand there are many, many abused women out there who were traumatized because of the domestic violence/abuse they experienced. And we know that unless the pain they suffered as a result of the domestic violence and everything associated with it is gone from their lives, abused women cannot fully recover. After the abusive relationship, the abused woman will experience all of these toxic emotions (anger, resentment, bitterness, fear, etc.); although they are common emotions to feel, she needs to get rid of them – and that's where the AWMSOH comes in – to show her how to get rid of those toxic emotions. I have experienced all of these emotions after my abusive relationships were over so I understand how to deal with these toxic emotions. For me, unforgiveness was one of the worst things I had to overcome. I suffered with unforgiveness until I decided to forgive the last ex-husband (through pain and many tears). However, once I forgave him, that is when my healing process began.

The clients who come through the AWMSOH must go through the "Biblical Foundations of Freedom" Program (explained at first so they can get rid of those toxic emotions (anger, bitterness, resentment, etc.) and its root cause which is unforgiveness. Then they will be able to go through the "Abused Woman Recovery Program" and come out fully recovered.

Please go to the school's web site to join us; you can join at any time - it is at your own pace and FREE: AWMSOH is now mobile! Visit our mobile web site on any smart phone:


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   God bless,

   Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks