We are running two Finding Freedom Courses starting in February 2017.  They are 10 week courses for people seeking wholeness and restoration.

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MAN TO MAN
 

What is this? A 10 week course for men seeking wholeness and restoration. 
Who is is for?  Men who attend Soul Survivor Watford

What is it about?

This program focuses on men and their relationships. It is common for men to feel isolated and unsupported, especially when our culture has trained guys that they should be able to keep it all together. Men today need help with hassles and hurts and an opportunity to find encouragement and support from other men.

This program explores past and present relationships and examines the effects of family background on the way a man thinks, feels and behaves. The themes covered include family dynamics, handling emotions, dealing with conflict, finding real intimacy, examining addictive behaviour. Participants gain personal insight together with strategies and skills for living life more successfully.

WOMAN TO WOMAN
 

What is it? A 10 week course for women seeking wholeness and restoration
Who is it for? Women who attend Soul Survivor Watford

What is it about?

Every woman carries with her the strengths and weaknesses of her background. She carries the legacy of her past into all her relationships - family, business and church. This course will show participants how to free themselves from the past and focus on the future. It will provide strategies and skills needed to make positive and lasting changes in relationships.

This course is designed to give insight into family dynamics, personal attributes, beliefs and values, and provides strategies for change. It encourages women to embrace life and invest in a better future.


The Courses:

These courses were written and developed by former Pastors Helen and Allan Meyer from Australia. They are now Directors of Careforce Lifekeys (www.careforcelifekeys.org) training and equipping the church worldwide via conferences and teaching aides. Many churches have successfully used these courses and seen people enabled by the power of the Holy Spirit to become more whole and restored.

The Man to Man course will be led by Ken Morgan and the Woman to Woman course will be led by Jeannie Morgan. 

Members of the pastoral prayer team who will have attended a training course on how to facilitate a small group will be assisting in leading the course.

Format:

The purpose of the course is not to be an observer but to be a participant. To enable this, after the DVD teaching time, we will break into small groups to reflect on the teaching, led by a facilitator from our pastoral prayer team. Then we will take a short break for refreshments before having a time of prayer ministry led from the front. The pastoral prayer team will facilitate this.

Every participant on the course will have their own manual to follow that will also include further bible references and reflection to do at home.

We aim to make the course a 'safe place ' for participants to share with one another in a relaxed and non-threatening environment. We ask that all participants that sign up to the course agree to commit themselves to attend the duration of the course, to keep confidentiality from group time and commit to seeking their own restoration during the course but also at home. Our Heavenly Father works salvation in us but our responsibility is to work it out. Philippians 2 :12-13


the 10 week programme

MAN to Man

Week 1: The Arena of Healing

The aims of this session are to introduce participants to the mind and heart attitudes necessary for growth and change to occur, and to introduce the Arena of Healing which provides a visual image to help participants identify the healing process.

Week 2: Functional and Dysfunctional Family Dynamics

The aim of this session is to outline functional and dysfunctional family dynamics, to assist participants in understanding the significant impact of the family of origin in shaping behaviour and attitudes and to describe how the family becomes dysfunctional when it lacks the skills to cope with life's challenges.

Week 3: Co-dependency and Isolationism

The aim of this session is to explain the spiritual roots of co-dependency, to explain the difference between dependence and interdependence, to give and discuss examples of types of dependency, to explain how to find healing from co-dependency, to discuss the differences between males and females in regard to their approach and paradigm to relationships due to their 'wiring'. It also aims to define isolationism and explain the impact of isolationism on individuals and relationship and to provide some strategies in overcoming isolationism.

Week 4: Shame and Guilt

The aims of this session are to explain the difference between shame and guilt, to describe the factors that lead to shame, to describe the range of reactions to shaming messages and to explain ways to find healing from shame.

Week 5: Emotions

This session aims to define emotions, to identify behaviours which arise from damaged emotions, to highlight and define depression, to explain repressed emotions and explore possible causes and their physical impact on an individual, to briefly discuss the use of 'masks' in men's emotional issues, and to provide some practical suggestions to the participants to help them overcome the repression of their emotions.

Week 6: Anger

This session aims to define anger, to identify anger as a secondary emotion, to identify the misbeliefs about anger, to describe the variety of ways that anger can be expressed and to help participants identify their own behaviour, to identify the effects of rage and repressing anger and to provide participants with strategies for overcoming anger.

Week 7: Conflict Resolution

This session aims to explain the meaning of conflict resolution, to discuss the major obstacles to healthy conflict resolution, to identify styles of conflict resolution, and to highlight some guidelines for dealing with conflict.

Week 8: Sexual Addiction

This sessions explains the cycle of addiction and highlights the common drivers of addiction in men. It discusses specific issues men struggle with as it relates to sex in general and further, as it relates to sexual addiction. It highlights the problem pornography plays in a man's sex life, and provides guidelines and useful information to help men become sexually pure.

Week 9: Intimacy and Sexuality

This session highlights the reality that we all need and require intimacy. It aims to discuss reasons why men avoid intimacy, to highlight consequences which result from a lack of intimacy, to explain the difference between intimacy and sex, and explore and define healthy sexuality and to describe some male/female differences in their response to sex.

Week 10: Forgiveness and Moving Ahead

This session aims to identify forgiveness as a necessary process in the healing journey. It explains reasons why forgiveness can be a difficult step and the personal ramifications for not forgiving. It explains what forgiveness is NOT in terms of relationships and it explains the personal need for every person to find forgiveness.

woman to woman

Week 1 : The Arena of Healing

The aim of this session is to briefly cover the Four Interrelated Areas of Recovery, to introduce the mind and heart attitudes necessary for growth and change to occur, and to introduce the Arena of Healing which provides a visual image to help participants identify the healing process.

Week 2: Functional and Dysfunctional Family Dynamics

This session aims to outline functional and dysfunctional family dynamics, to assist participants in understanding the significant impact of the Family of Origin in shaping behaviour and attitudes, and to describe how the family becomes dysfunctional when it lacks the skills to cope with life's challenges.

Week 3: Coping Strategies of the Child and Adult

The aim of this session is to describe coping behaviours in the dysfunctional family, to identify a role/roles participants may have used in the family of origin, to enable participants to identify coping behaviours they use in current relationships and to describe learned and unhealthy ways of communicating.

Week 4: Denial and Anger

This session aims to explain the meaning of denial and describe the ways it manifests itself, to identify anger as a secondary emotion and explain its relevance to the experience of grief, to identify the effects of repressing anger, to describe the sources of anger and give guidelines for recognising each of them, to describe the skills required for managing conflict and to outline the issues pertaining to domestic violence.

Week 5: Rebuilding after Grief and Loss

The aim of this session is to develop awareness that grieving is a necessary part of the healing process, to describe the results of unresolved grief, to outline the variety of circumstances in which people can experience loss, to explain the outcome of accumulated loss, to describe the elements of grief, to develop awareness of how to give and get support and to focus on embracing life in the midst of challenge.

Week 6. The Influence of Shame

The aim of this session is to explain the difference between shame and guilt, to describe the factors that lead to shame, to describe the range of reactions to shaming messages, to explain the ways that shame influences relationships and to explain ways to find healing from shame.

Week 7: Overcoming Co-dependency

The aim of this session is to explain the spiritual roots of co-dependency, to explain the difference between dependence and interdependence, to explain the effect of co-dependency on family dynamics, to explain how co-dependency effects communication, to describe the effect of fear of rejection, to describe healthy relationships and the role of boundaries and to explain how to find healing from co-dependency.

Week 8: Sexuality and Intimacy

This session aims to increase awareness of personal attitudes and values relating to sexuality, to examine the influence of culture, media, relationship experiences and religion in shaping attitudes

to sexuality, to examine misbeliefs surrounding women and sexual desire, to describe the spiritual nature of sex and sexual imprinting, to examine Jesus' view of women and to explain the need to develop a healthy view of sexuality and how and where to find healing from past negative experiences.

Week 9: Forgiveness - Letting Go

The aim of this session is to identify forgiveness as a necessary process in the healing journey, to describe the personal ramifications of not forgiving, to explain the meaning of forgiveness and its impact on relationships, to describe the way Jesus Christ modelled forgiveness and to have participants answer the forgiveness self test.

Week 10: Stepping into the Future

This session aims to highlight the way God's grace can do amazing things in our lives. It teaches the value of perseverance, explains the need to anchor one's life in Christ, encourages participants to pursue their dreams by looking at a next step, encourages the value of enriching the lives of others, and talks about "where to from here?" 


dates & booking information

Dates: Thursdays
February: 2nd, 9th, 23rd
March: 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th
April: 6th, 20th, 27th

Time: 7.45pm - 10.15pm

Place: Warehouse 7

The Cost:

There is a cost to providing the materials of the course - a suggested contribution of £25 is requested, however we don't want finance to be a barrier to anyone, so if this is difficult for you please speak to us directly (Jeannie Morgan or Liz Potter) or call the office 01923 204200.
Closing date for booking the course is 1st February 2017

Agreement:

By booking the course you will be agreeing to keep confidential anything another group member may share. You will also be expected to commit to attend every session (apart from an emergency) as this will have a knock on effect with your group.

To book:

Click on the relevant button below, contact the office or visit the Welcome Desk on Sundays.  There are limited spaces so we would encourage you to book early.

This Course was personally challenging. The teaching was great and very rewarding. I dealt with the issues with God’s help. Congratulations on bringing the course to me.