healthy relationships (EHR)
Emotionally Healthy Relationships (EHR) is an 8-week course that runs on Tuesday nights from October 16-December 4.
The EHR Course:
equips people with 8 practical skills to love others well as mature followers of Jesus.
transforms the culture of our churches by offering new language, new tools, and new strategies to break through relational roadblocks.
The EHR Course includes powerful skills developed over 20 years:
Check Your Community Temperature Reading
Stop Mind Reading and Clarify Expectations
Genogram Your Family
Explore The Iceberg
Climb the Ladder to Integrity
Develop a “Rule of Life” to Implement Your New Learnings
The cost is $25, which includes the EHR workbook and EHR day-by-day devotional. There will be financial consideration for those who cannot afford this course registration.
Healthy Spirituality (EHS)
The EHS Course is an 8-week introductory course that will help you to live fully in the way God designed you to live in the family of God. With practical application to develop greater emotional health with a richer connection with God through contemplative spirituality practices (ie. silence, listening, prayer).
Emotional health and contemplative spirituality offer three primary gifts. Each enables us to participate in the enormous life changing power of Jesus.
The gift of slowing down
The gift of anchoring in God’s love
The gift of breaking free from illusions and living honestly in the full expression of who God made you to be
DATES & TIMES
Sunday mornings at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre from 8:30-10:00am, January - March, 2019 - April 29, 2018
Join us for the Information Session in January 2019, date to be determined. We will walk through the course content, answer questions and those interested can purchase the course materials.
You will be introduced to key biblical themes while you have the opportunity to explore unseen places deep beneath the surface of our life like:
The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality
Know Yourself that You May Know God
Go Back to Go Forward
Journey through the Wall of Disappointment
Navigating Grief and Loss
Discover the Rhythms of Slowing Down to Deeply Listen and Connect
Grow into an Emotionally Mature Adult
Go the Next Step to Develop a “Rule of Life”
This course is delivered via group learning through video teaching segments; modeled contemplative reflection; group discussions and sharing. Between sessions we recommend at-home reading, reflection on the topic prompted through the workbook, 10 minute daily devotionals exploring contemplative reading and prayer.
Materials can be purchased at the information session in advance. You will want to pick up your materials ahead of time to complete some pre-reading prior to the first session. Cost is $45 and you receive 3 books in a pack:
Textbook includes excellent resources on its own with suggested pre-reading each week prior to the sessions
Workbook for deeper reflection during the week
Devotional Guide to use 5 days per week that follows along with the topic for each of the 8 weeks
Learn more about why the EHS course is so effective
Many of us have learned to:
Ignore our anger, sadness, and fear
Avoid true intimacy and connection with God
Live without healthy boundaries
Top ten symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality:
Not plugging in to healthy sources of support (like God and healthy community)
Ignoring the emotions of anger, sadness and fear
Avoiding the wrong things so staying stuck in harmful cycles
Denying the past’s impact on the present
Dividing our lives into “secular” and “sacred” compartments
Being busy, sometimes working for God, and not being with God
Avoiding and mishandling conflict
Covering over brokenness, weakness, and failure
Living without healthy limits
Judging other people’s journey (spiritually or otherwise)
What is living emotionally healthy?
Emotional health is concerned with such things as:
Naming, recognizing, and managing our own feelings
Identifying with and having active compassion for others
Initiating and maintaining close and meaningful relationship
Breaking free from self-destructive patterns
Being aware of how our past impacts our present
Developing the capacity to express our thoughts and feeling clearly, both verbally and non verbally
Respecting and loving others without having to change them
Asking for what we need, want, or prefer clearly, directly and respectfully
Accurately self-assessing our strengths, limits, and weaknesses and freely sharing them with others
Learning the capacity to resolve conflict maturely and negotiate solutions that consider the perspectives of others
Distinguishing and appropriately expressing our sexuality; and sensuality
Contemplative spirituality focuses on classic (and ancient) practices such as:
Silence, solitude, and a life of prayer
Positioning ourselves to hear God and remember his presence in all we do
Communing with God in tangible ways
Finding the true essence of who we are in God
Loving others out of a life of love for God
Developing a balanced, harmonious rhythm of life that enables us to be aware of the sacred in all of life