Heart, Soul and Mind Conversations will be hosted by the Rush Creek Counseling Center. This workshop is focusing on these three areas and designed to provide you with tools to strengthen your relationship with yourself and ultimately God.
The Conversation will be May 22nd at our Green Oaks Campus. The check-in for the event will be at 8:15am on the 22nd.
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Heart Workshop Descriptions
The Mind Body Heart Connection: Finding the Balance You Need
Sharon Good, MA, LPC-S
We have all heard, “you need to find balance in your life,” but what does that really mean? In this workshop, you will discover how the Mind, Body & Heart interact, so that you can better understand balance and discover practical tools to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
Heart Transformation Through Holistic Changes
Tim Liden, MS, CPC, Director of Compassion Services
We all face a variety of stressors in our lives, especially in the midst of COVID-19. They typical approach to dealing with these stressors is one which focuses on the problem. Come and discuss an alternative approach which focuses on solutions and involves a heart transformation that is centered on Jesus. Learn to analyze your life, formulate goals, and develop programs to reach your goals building off of your strengths and assets. The by-product is the reduction or elimination of the stressors which will ultimately improve their overall quality of life.
Self-Care and Self-Protect
Alexandra Allred, Author and Kinesiology expert
In a time when there seems to be so much turmoil and rising anxiety, let’s take some time to talk about how you can practice self-awareness, self-protection and self-esteem for the very person in your life who is typically the most neglected — YOU! This is a fast-paced, fun, and interactive class — you will learn (quite literally) to find your voice and know how to use it; project a stronger image and while learning to do so, respect yourself just a little bit more. We are constantly reminded of the value in caring for ourselves but the reality is, most people do not make the time to do so or, even know how to do it. Let’s bring in this new year with a new attitude. You’re worth it!
Soul Workshop Descriptions
Soul: Be Good or Beatitudes? Winning the Battle by Resting in Christ
Justin Harvey, MA, LPC Associate
In this workshop we will examine excerpts of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that focus on how to obey God’s law. The kingdom of heaven is as near to us as the space you are occupying right now, but how can we enter it? The more we focus on the things we do or trying to be good, the further we distance ourselves from the Kingdom. This is true of many spiritual battles we face – the more we rely on our own ability, the more often we fail. By learning to rest in Christ and not your own merit or laurels, the more equipped you will be to face spiritual battles and be able to live in the Kingdom of God here and now.
Made From Dirt: How God uses relationships to grow good stuff out of us
Justin Ziebarth, MA, LPC
“He remembers that we are dust,” Psalm 103:14. This truth is both humbling and comforting. Humbling because dust can’t think too highly of itself, and comforting because dust by its nature is going to make things dusty, and perhaps God is just waiting to for us to ask to be cleaned up. So, if each of us is as commonplace as dust, then in a practical sense being made from dirt can invite us to let down our guard. However, few allow their guard to drop because of fear of what grows in the soil of their heart. Most of us are scared to let others see what might be there, and even more afraid of what we, ourselves will find growing in our very own heart. The spiritually comforting truth of Psalm 103 is that God knows we are dusty and loves us anyways. In this session you will see that God uses the close relationships in your life by letting them display just how dusty you really can be. You will learn how important humility is for God to lovingly reveal what is growing in the dirt of your heart. As well as how to nurture the desirable things and root out the undesirable things through the lens of Colossians 3.
Made in God’s Image: Triune God and Triune Man
Jena Bennett, MA, LPC
Triune man is about exploring how mankind was created in the Image of God. We will be exploring the aspects of spiritual, physical, and mental aspects of people, how each aspect interacts, and how an amazing Creator relates to his beloved. It will be a time to explore growing intimacy with God, personal value, and identity.
Mind Workshop Descriptions
Audra Dahl, MA, LPC-S
When shame takes root, it affects many areas of your life. The tree of your life then starts to wither and produce bad fruit. Do you see how shame is affecting you? Let’s identify ways in which shame is hindering your life and ways to get rid of it.
Using Art to Reduce Stress
Kym McKenzie, MA, LPC-S
Research shows that creative activities like drawing or painting help relieve stress, help in communication skills and slow or stop cognitive decline as you age. Come learn a little about art and how it can be used therapeutically to aid in stress relief. We will also take time to do a simple exercise for reclaiming your identity and direction of life through art. Don’t be afraid, I’m not an artist. Come join us and experience it for yourself!
Express Yourself: Cultivating Healthy Communication Skills for Everyday Life
Ashley Coleman, MHR, LPC Associate
Do you ever struggle to communicate with the people you love the most? Are you afraid to share your feelings, because you’re uncertain of how the other person may respond? Come learn some simple techniques that will help improve communication with your loved ones, and, ultimately, empower you to express yourself!