Our Mission

To fund a Healing Center that will support research and education of Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) to inspire and strengthen those who are suffering after a traumatic event by providing programs and resources that restore and empower the mind, body and spirit. Part of our mission is to nurture you and your story, foster hope and empowerment and provide ancient and traditional techniques to help you heal. The Willows Healing Center will be an open door for those that have suffered a life-altering experience to participate in workshops, lectures, classes and utilize our resources for encouragement to come out, not only stronger prior to the trauma, but gaining a new joy for life. Surviving trauma takes strength, resiliency and support. Post-traumatic growth is defined as positive psychological change and personal growth after the struggle of a traumatic event or life crisis (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996). We will preserve a diverse and sustainable base of volunteer and financial support to ensure that the Center’s services will always be available for those in need.

Shelby Strong

The Willows Healing Center

The Foundation’s vision is to develop Post-traumatic growth (PTG) curriculum, as well as creating a center that offers ancient and traditional healing modalities, classes, workshops, speakers and resources for those going through a traumatic event. This support will help to give them hope and tools for encouragement to come out, not only stronger prior to the trauma, but gaining a new appreciation for life. With funding from sponsors, donors, foundations etc.., we can keep costs for programs and services nominal for those in need.









Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG)

The common sayings ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’, and ‘when a door closes, a window opens’ are anecdotal descriptions of posttraumatic growth (PTG).

PTG has been researched in the literature since the early 1990s. It is defined as the experience of personal growth after the psychological struggle with traumatic events or life crises (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996).

Travel Grant Program

Travel Grant Round 2 is Now Open

February 15 - March 31 2020 for traveling April 1 - November 30 2020.

Starting in 2018, the Foundation provided grants to 6 students totaling $4,000.00 for its first year of operations. For 2019 we have plans to double the budget, expand into fall and winter conferences and hope to provide double the grants.

In 2019 we gave out 13 grants totaling $3,800.00, and we plan on doubling that total before the end of this year.

How You Can Help Support Us

The Shelby Jane Seyburn Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is seeking financial support from donations and fundraising to support its Missions. Donations will be specially allocated to a Mission when donor specifies which Mission; otherwise, the Foundation’s Board shall determine how much of any donation will be funded into each of the Missions.