We so grateful that Yvonne Martinez from Redding California, will be joining us in August for our three Sozo SA Summits. Click here to find out more and get your tickets!

We invited Martinez to equip Sozo ministry members and Christian counsellors, with a deeper understanding of the effects that trauma has on the behaviour of individuals, and to give us insight into dealing with these effects within Sozo ministry.

We thought you might want to know a bit more about Yvonne and how God has been using her throughout her career and ministry:

Yvonne Martinez is Director of Transformation Center, Bethel Church, Redding, CA and the Educational Director for CARE-EDU providing addiction education, pastoral counselor development, professional trauma-informed training, addiction treatment, and resources. Yvonne is an ordained minister with  CADC-CS, ICCS, ICADC, CADC II, NCAC I, CRPS credentials.

Yvonne was introduced to Sozo when she came on staff at Transformation Center in 2008. She saw how valuable Sozo was in healing body, soul, and spirit and learned how to use Sozo with her clients trapped in unresolved traumatic experience, cycles of addiction and addictive self-harm, and regularly incorporates Sozo sessions with her clients in addiction treatment.

Yvonne now teaches other professionals how to incorporate the power of the Holy Spirit through Sozo into their client’s treatment plans.  Yvonne continues to develop curriculum to reach the heart of the hurting and emotionally broken. She is the author of 21 books.