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Joy is our normal state as biological beings. This topic covers Building Joy, Returning to Joy, the value of Quiet, and Synchronization.
Immanuel: Taking Healing to the World (audio) by:E. James Wilder and Chris M. Coursey
This CD is a companion to the Share Immanuel: The Healing Lifestyle booklet (available separately.)
Immanuel: Taking Healing to the World (audio) by:E. James Wilder and Chris M. Coursey
This CD is a companion to the Share Immanuel: The Healing Lifestyle booklet (available separately.)
2011 Share Immanuel Evenings Audio CDs with Dr. Jim Wilder (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Listen to profound teachings by Dr. Jim Wilder during each of the three open evenings of the THRIVE Track IV Share Immanuel 2011 Conference!
Munchies: Kingdom Snacks (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Lessons on thriving: Bible stories you have heard many times but not the way Jim Wilder teaches them. You will enjoy his wonderful mix of Bible teaching and brain science.
Munchies Free (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Special lessons of importance to the Life Model students are provided free of charge. Find out about current topics of interest and historical moments.
Steps to Joy CD (audio) by:Jen Coursey
The companion music CD to the Steps to Joy DVD.
Munchies Volume 13 (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Belonging is one of the most problematic topics in the Life Model teaching. First, because most people assume that belonging is something that others are supposed to do for them and no one can find people who can give them enough belonging. Second, the "seeker sensitive" church movement assumed that people who come to church are seeking belonging only to find out recently that finding belonging is not what attracts a crowd. Wilder demonstrates in this series that belonging is something people create around them until they are damaged by type A or B traumas. Even the weak and the stranger are expected by scripture to create belonging around them. Creating belonging around you is your normal function. Restoring our natural function is object of the Thriving Recover Your Life class called "Belonging." These lessons give the biblical background for our program design.
Munchies Volume 22 (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Are your thoughts and decisions often influenced by your fears? God never guides His children through fear! Wilder uses four separate groups of Bible stories to examine our guidance system: 1) Stories where we are told that people acted out of fear - starting with the first one where Adam and Eve were afraid and they hid. 2) Times when people did not let fear win and God approved their actions. 3) Times that God said, "Fear not!" 4) Times God used fear to guide His enemies to pay attention. After you hear this "no fear" series you will want everyone you know to hear it too!
JIMTalks Food and Attachment With God (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Food was made to help us attach with God and with the people who feed us. This 80-minute talk by Dr. Jim Wilder explains how we become attached to the food instead of the feeder – like Adam and Eve and the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And how Jesus uses food to resolve traumas by restoring relationship. There has long been a question of whether Jesus resolved psychological traumas and how He did it. Without understanding the link between food, comfort eating and attachment we have long missed understanding Jesus in action. If you struggle with food cravings, comfort eating, poor relationships or traumas this is a lesson you should not miss
JIMTalks Vol 28-Food and Attachment With God (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Both the Old and New Testaments use strong words for attachment with God that suggest we are to “glue” ourselves to God. Brain science says that joy, peace, appreciation and, oddly enough, being fed are forms of strengthening attachment. While most Life Model students are familiar with joy, peace and appreciation this volume takes us deeply into how God presents Himself as the “one who feeds us” across the Bible. When attachment goes wrong we become attached to the food instead of to the feeder. Attachment to food instead of the feeder is common in the books of Moses and the stories of Jesus. Jesus goes so far as to use food as part of healing traumatic memories. Salvation is not so much about escaping hell as about forming this new attachment with the God who feeds us. Did you ever consider that the closest thing to “milk and honey” is ice cream? When food becomes our attachment the joy is soon diminished. Learn to use your food to attach to Joy again.
JIMTalks Volume 29 Weakness and Strength (audio) by:Jim Wilder
Many things we consider strengths are considered weaknesses in scripture leading to confusion about what develops strong Godly character. These JIMTalks lay out the importance of weakness in the development of strong character. Strength and weakness are central thoughts in the Joy Starts Here book and these lessons deepen our understanding of how we live with weakness.
JIM Talks Vol. 30- Iniquities (audio) by:Jim Wilder
This extensive study on iniquity will help you see the Bible through new eyes. Scripture is careful to distinguish between iniquity, sin and transgression in many Old Testament Hebrew passages but the New Testament Greek does not provide equivalent distinctions. Many Christians now consider the terms interchangeable because they all represent something gone wrong. This would be the same as assuming that cancer, broken bones and Down’s syndrome were all the same thing and required the same solution because they are medical conditions. Iniquity refers to those things that deform our development and the Bible gives special attention to “workers of iniquity” – those who produce deformities in others. Come learn what it meant when the prophet Isaiah said of Messiah, “The LORD has laid on him the iniquities of us all.”
These teachings back up the theology and teaching on iniquity for the Joy Starts Here book.
O Que é O Modelo de Vida? (book) by:Jim Wilder et all
O que é O Modelo de Vida? Shepherd's House é uma clínica aconselhamento cristáo, localizada no sul da Califórnia, que está ativa desde 1970. Por trinta anos, temos vista pessoas quebraoas, poderosas, criativas, assustadas, confusas e brilhantes, entrarem pelas portas de nosso escritório. Temos testemunhado as consequências e desdobramentos dos traumas sofridos, mas vimos tambem poder surpreendente de Deus na recuperaçáo, Como resultado, tivemos muitas oportunidades para aprender verdades importantes sobre o "grande retrato" da vida.
Share Immanuel: Korean Version (book) by:Jim Wilder
이 책자는 임마누엘(하나님이 우리와 함께 함) 연습을 통해 고통스런 삶의 경험을 해결하도록 해준다. 임마누엘은 하나님이 항상 우리와 함께 하시고 언제나 함께 해오셨다는 믿음 위에 기초하고 있다. 하나님의 임재에 대한 인식의 부족으로 인해 우리 삶의 기억의 대부분은 불완전하다. 하나님의 임재를 인식하지 못하기 때문에 삶에 대한 우리의 해석은 언제나 왜곡되고 고통을 주며 평강을 빼앗아 간다
30 Days of Joy for busy married couples (book) by:Chris and Jen Coursey
Thirty Days of JOY is an excellent introduction to the Life Model Works resources and a valuable follow-up to the Joy Rekindled Marriage Retreats. You are created for joy!
Joy Starts Here: the transformation zone (book) by:Jim Wilder, Ed Khouri, Chris Coursey and S. Sutton
Joy. From the moment we’re born we search for it but always seem to come away empty. What is it? How can we get it? Is it even possible?
The Life Model: Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You (book) by:James G. Friesen, et. al
Order the new 15th Anniversary Edition today! This new version now includes study questions at the end of each chapter as well as many other bonuses.
The Life Model is a unifying approach to ministries of counseling, recovery, pastoral care, prayer ministry, delivereance, inner healing, child rearing, body life and health. Substance abuse recovery programs internationally are guided by the Life Model's five principles. Because the Life Model develops strong maturity, it is widely used as a church model, particularly where people must face suffering. Missions have adopted the Life Model for restoring hurt missionary children. Almost every major ministry dealing with trauma and abuse in the USA uses the Life Model as part of their teaching.
Bringing the Life Model to Life (book) by:Koepcke, et al
The LIFE Model Study Guide for Individuals and Groups for teaching the Life Model's five principles.
The Complete Guide to Living With Men (book) by:E James Wilder
How God designed men to grow and mature. This is the most complete description of Life Model maturity in print. Everyone has a father. Most people have a brother, son or grandson. Everyone needs maturity.
Restarting Workbook- Facilitator Edition (book) by:Ed Khouri
Restarting is designed to provide a revolutionary new approach to recovery from trauma, addictions and character issues. In the Restarting workbook and facilitator’s guide you receive: notes on twelve weeks of teaching, over 500 PowerPoint slides, training instructions to replace missing brain skills, weekly exercises that use almost two thirds of the class time applying what you learned that day, weekly guidance for facilitators, worksheets for participants to fill out and use, and exercises for an additional 24 group sessions for those who want more. This 190-page workbook gives step-by-step instructions for brain training exercises that build joy, recovery and relationship skills. Restarting is the first module in the Thriving: Recover Your Life program – an innovative and comprehensive training program for two groups: 1) people with addictions and trauma and 2) those seeking discipleship in joy, maturity and the skills to thrive.
Restarting Brochure (book) by:Khouri/Wilder
Publicizing your Restarting group starts with a good brochure. Here is all the information you need in packets of 50. Just add you local contact information and spread the word.
Basic Thrive Skills (book) by:Chris and Jen Coursey
Skill practice guides with exercises for a full year go with the THRIVE training provided at the THRIVE Conferences.
Basic Thrive Skills -- Year 1 (book) by:Wilder, Chris & Jen Coursey
This guide and its exercises covers all the skills trained the first year and begins the preparation for the skills taught second year at the THRIVE Conference.
Intermediate Thrive Skills -- Year 2 (book) by:Wilder, Chris & Jen Coursey
This guide and its exercises covers all the skills taught second year at the THRIVE Conference. Use these exercises with the bonded partner you took to THRIVE or to help members of your family or small group learn the skills with you.
The Red Dragon Cast Down (book) by:E James Wilder
A Redemptive Approach to the Occult and Satanism.
The Life Model: Spanish Edition (book) by:James G. Friesen, et.al.
This is a Spanish translation of the Life Model.
El Gozo Que Restaura (book) by:E. James Wilder, et. al.
Anteriormente publicado como El Modelo de Vida. Incluye guia de studio.
The Life Model: Korean Edition (book) by:James G. Friesen, et.al.
This is a Korean translation of the Life Model.
Belonging Student Workbook (book) by:Ed Khouri and Jim Wilder
The Belonging student workbook is beautifully designed. The 184 pages contain all the instructions for the more than 60 Belonging exercises. This workbook includes all worksheets for homework and exercises in class. All the teaching video notes are included along with room to make your own notes on significant parts of presentations.
Chinese Life Model (book) by:James G. Friesen, et.al.
Chinese version of Living From The Heart Jesus Gave You. Available only as download PDF from our Web Store.
Resource CD (CD) by:Wilder, Coursey et al
The essential presentation resources for introducing THRIVE concepts to you group or church. Eight PowerPoint presentations, and other resources.
Joyful Beginnings Baby Calendar (other) by:Maribeth Poole
This beautiful photo calendar is designed to guide new parents along the best-known path for strong and healthy brain development. This helpful guide for new parents is a great gift for baby showers and baby baptisms and dedications. You will love this calendar developed by Life Model author Maribeth Poole.
Restarting Prepaid Student License and Videos (video) by:Ed Khouri
Restarting includes all the materials you need to form and run a Restarting group. Restarting is one of the entry points to the Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life program. All training is included with this price.
Introduction to the Life Model (video) by:Jim Wilder
Five lectures by Dr. Jim Wilder plus the Future of Recovery by Ed Khouri.
This amazing four DVD set answers your questions about the theology, philosophy, brain science, developers and applications for the Life Model. Now here are the answers in a low-key lecture format and no hype! You get Jim Wilder answering like he would if you invited him into your living room for private lessons on the Life Model and thriving. You also meet Dr. Karl Lehman, Chris and Jen Coursey, Ed Khouri, Pastor Darrell Brazell and see where you and your church fit.
THRIVE Track II Lectures (video) by:Jim Wilder
Continue your training with the Life Model and the 19 relational brain skills with over six hours of lecture by Dr. Jim Wilder on this four DVD set. These five lectures cover the return to joy skills that are trained in the second year of THRIVE training and seriously needed by all those running Thriving Recovery programs. These lectures accompany our on-line course.
CLICK HERE to see the available courses!
THRIVE Track I Lectures (video) by:Jim Wilder
Learn about Joy and Quiet ! You asked. We listened. For the first time every THRIVE Track One presentation is now on DVD in the new Year One - Joy and Quiet lecture series.
Belonging Institutional Training License (video) by: Ed Khouri
All materials needed to run Belonging groups and train facilitators are included under the Institutional Training (IT) license. The IT license package includes the full set of all Belonging program exercises, lectures necessary worksheets. Each of the 12 sessions is on its own DVD along with the facilitator training materials that apply to that specific lesson. There are 12 DVDs in the set. Prerequisites for Belonging are: Restarting or Forming
Forming Personal License Video (video) by:David Takle
If you are looking for a personal resource that will help you develop an authentic relationship with God – this Personal License version of the 12 lessons taught by David Takle might be for you. You might want to consider purchasing your own Forming Participant Workbook which includes provocative questions and exercises in the workbook that will give you a deepened and recorded journey of the time spent with God.
Recovery From Sexual Addictions (video) by:E James Wilder
Sexual Addiction including Internet pornography is closely associated with our brain's attachment and control circuits. Sexual addiction will change your sense of reality but there is help. (5 DVD set)
Joy Bonds (video) by:E. James Wilder
The two ways to form strong and good attachments - JOY and RETURNING TO JOY. (DVD)
El Gozo de Cristo en las Vidas Traumatizadas (video) by:E James Wilder
2004 Conference Video
Forming Quick Start Student License and Videos (video) by:David Takle
Forming offers new hope for individuals who desire to deepen their personal relationship with God. This course is an entry point to Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life and aims to ignite a passion for a personal relationship with Jesus for participants and to provide the necessary guidance and opportunities for people to experience God more fully. *additional training required with this license
Belonging Prepaid Student License and Video (video) by:Ed Khouri
Belonging is the joy we create around us. Belonging is the second class in the Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life series. Prerequisite: Restarting OR Forming. *Additional training included in price.
Belonging Quick Start Student License and Video (video) by:Ed Khouri
Belonging is the joy we create around us. Belonging is the second class in the Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life series. Prerequisite: Restarting OR Forming. *Additional training purchases required.
THRIVE Track III Lectures: Applied Strategy (video) by:Jim Wilder
Continue training in this concluding lecture series with Dr. Jim Wilder, genius behind the Life Model and the necessary skills for strategic interventions for the five levels of pain in the brain. Dr. Karl Lehman demonstrates recorded actual healing from various levels of pain.
Belonging Facilitator Training DVD (video) by:Ed Khouri
Ed Khouri begins this double DVD set with a 21-minute overview of the objectives for facilitators and then provides well over two hours of instruction covering the more than 60 exercises in the Belonging training.
Wired for Relationship (video) by:Ed Khouri
Watch the best introduction and overview of the approach that Thriving is using for addiction!
Filmed live at the Share Immanuel Conference April 2011.
Thriving and Synchronization (article) by: E James Wilder, Chris Coursey
Why synchronization is a brain skill that needs to be trained. Synchronization is an essential and often overlooked brain skill for leaders and parents. Learn the logic behind the THRIVE training program.
Dread (article) by: Chris Coursey
On the nature of Dread, how to recognize it.
Thoughts On Building a Joyful Classroom (article) by: Elise Wilder
Some suggestions by teacher Elise Wilder for elementary grade teachers on how to build joy in the classroom including - Ten Ingredients for a Living Classroom.
Diagnosticando el Sufrimiento (article) by: E James Wilder
How to use the Life Model to determine the best point of intervention and resources needed for recovery.
Cambiando Miedo al Amor (article) by: E James Wilder
How to change our inner motivation for bonding from being fear-based to being love-based.
TERROR. (article) by: Chris Coursey
El Terror o pavor y como enfrentarlo.
Bonding, Dissociation and Attachment (confmtl) by: E James Wilder
Handout used for Bonding Workshop in Spokane 1999. Includes relationship between joy building and bonding, and attachment disorders.
Immanuel Healing Diagram (diagram) by: Jim Wilder & Chris Coursey
Shows the three chairs in relation to the "God's Hill of Awareness" and shows how we can best interact with God for healing.
Fear Bonds and Love Bonds In Families and Cults (handout) by: E James Wilder
A discussion of fear bonds and love bonds in families, churches, and cults.
Developing Capacity (handout) by: E James Wilder
How to develop capacity by building Joy Strength. Presented at ICBC 2000.
Four Plus Levels of Synchronization (handout) by: E James Wilder
A one-page chart of the five levels of brain synchronization and the kinds of pain produced when synchronization fails. This diagram fits the five to thrive part of the Life Model.
Conflict Resolution Through Mindsight And Godsight (handout) by: E James Wilder
One page summary of how mindsight and Godsight aid in healthy conflict resolution
Couples Fear Bond Exercise (handout) by: E James Wilder
Questions and Exercises to help couples evaluate any fear bonds that might exist in their relationship.
True Identity Revealed (handout) by: Maribeth Poole
A worksheet to help you understand how some of your stronger negative emotions may actually point to the good identity that Jesus gave you.
2 Infant Maturity Build Joy (handout) by: Kitty
IBC lesson 2 with Kitty Wilder
3 Infant Maturity Return to Joy (handout) by: Kitty
IBC lesson 3 with Kitty Wilder.
Thriving: Recover Your Life Brochure (other)
Brochure describing the Thriving: Recover Your Life courses.
The Life Model: Russian edition (other) by: E James Wilder, et. al.
This is the Russian translation of The Life Model book. Since we are unable to secure a publisher at the present time, we are allowing readers to download a copy for free. Please do not alter the document in any way.
Freude - German (other) by: Wilder/Pomrehn
PDF File of slides on Joy (399 KB download) by Joachim Pomrehn.
Vom Trauma zur Freude - German (other) by: Wilder/Pomrehn
PDF File of slides on Return to Joy from Trauma (821 KB download) by Joachim Pomrehn.
Eheliches Gedeihen (other) by: Wilder/Pomrehn
Couple's synchronization exercise for marital intimacy.
Negentien vaardigheden die geleerd moeten worden (other) by: Translation André H. Roosma
Negentien vaardigheden die geleerd moeten worden om te floreren
Restarting Product Catalog (other) by: Ed Khouri
Complete 16 page catalog of all Restarting resources and how they can be helpful to your organization.
Raise Up A Child (ppt) by: Maribeth Poole
This single zip file contains the PowerPoint slides for Maribeth's Webinar training for orphanages.
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