I received training in and use the LeRucher Ministries' Exchange at the Cross Model of debriefing.
According to the LeRucher website:
"Debriefing is an opportunity to share your experiences in a structured process with caring, trained people who will give you ample time and space to reflect on them and the impact they are having on all your relationships."
The Le Rucher Exchange at the Cross model of debriefing will encourage you to:
Tell your story in as much detail as you like
Identify how your experiences may have impacted you
Look at how you are responding to the situation on a daily basis
Discover new perspectives and respond to Jesus
debriefing’s immediate value for you
It will give you the space to talk about your cross-cultural life with someone who understands. Walking alongside you will be a professional debriefer who has also lived cross-culturally. You will be free to talk one-on-one about your experiences without pressure and with full choice about how detailed or how deep you want to share.
It will help you evaluate and process your experiences. . . rather than trying to forget or letting them overwhelm you.
It will assist you in dealing with conflicts and to process unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment and inter-personal conflicts are a major contributor to our personal stress. This can eventually lead to burnout and people leaving the field. You will be given an opportunity to identify root causes and tools to enrich your personal self-care strategies.
debriefing’s long-term value for you
It will assist you in processing your experience and to gain perspective. This kind of process will help you to integrate the story of your life on the field with your life in your home country or your new field of work.
It will strengthen your resilience. You will identify personal strategies that will enable you to persevere in your calling.
It will bring closure to past events and help you look to the future. This is especially helpful for both those in transition or those who have been through a critical incident.
debriefing is NOT
It is NOT counseling or therapy. While some basic counseling may be involved, I do not get involved in long-term counseling situations. When appropriate, I will suggest some people pursue follow-up counseling in their home country.
It is NOT something that is just done when people are not handling a situation well. Debriefing is a tool that can be used as self-care, not something only to use when everything else has failed.
It is NOT an opportunity for administration to gather information, evaluate or confront. Nothing that is shared in the debriefing process is communicated to anyone else without your full approval and involvement.
Generally you should plan on your personal online debrief taking 1-2 hours per day for over the course of 5 days, though we can tailor your experience to your situation. While your debrief will generally involve 1-2 hours per day, it is wise to commit the majority of your day to your debrief. This ensures you will have time to engage the assignments as well as have time for rest, time with God, journaling, talking walks, which are key components to experiencing the full benefits of a personal debrief.
Personal debriefings can be scheduled at any time, but are especially helpful after major times of changes/transition, in between assignments, during times of furlough, or at end of service re-entry to home culture.
$575 individual / $950 couple
We can tailor your experience, but generally you can plan on:
4 Days (approximately 3 hours each day plus time on your own to process)
In Person Debriefing
Get in touch to schedule and discuss details