Adrian and Sherene are passionate about seeing individuals and communities healed from trauma caused by distressing life events and empowering them towards a positive future with a renewed sense of purpose.
Since 2003, this singular passion has driven them to engage deeply in pastoral work, counselling, and trauma care among diverse people groups across the world. These include various indigenous tribes in Canada, US, Uganda, Kenya, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Amazonian jungle; as well as communities that have been torn apart by war, crime and violence.
Currently based in Vancouver Canada, they spend a significant portion of their time amongst refugee communities in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Our presence tells someone
"You are not alone."
Learning to overcome bad experiences and choosing small steps for a positive future says "I can do it!"
Applying our simplified tools and learning to pass it on to others says "You can do it too!"
Starting 2020, Amecet has focused its efforts primarily on providing trauma care to forcibly displaced people groups from countries going through war and crisis. This is done in close partnership with local NGOs, through the mediums of in-person workshops as well as online tutorials.
Our approach begins with equipping individuals and communities with the tools of Counselling First Aid (CFA). CFA is a foundational and basic life skill that may be applied by anyone and everyone, and at any time and any place. This technique is a simple five-step process that serves as a tool of first response for individuals who have suffered trauma. The simplicity of CFA allows for rapid multiplication - people can be quickly equipped to apply it with others in need. As more people in a community is empowered with the tools of CFA, the community is made more resilient to the repercussions of trauma.
Following the implementation of CFA, we bring individuals and communities through workshops on Stoplight Approach, Identity Development, and other simplified tools. These aim to address the impact of trauma on a person’s mental and spiritual health in relation to self and others.
"As I have loved you,
so you must love one another."