Jun. 23, 2022

Upcoming Events of Self-Help for Christians

Hi everyone and welcome to Self Help for Christians. My inspiration for this group came from years of observations of Christians. I also observed people who practice self-help techniques and who are not Christian.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have helped thousands of people with psychiatric problems. I have taught them to use cognitive-behavioral techniques to improve their mood and fare better in their lives. I have also been active in my church as a deacon and praise team singer. After years of knowing and observing people in both types of settings, I have made some observations.

Many Christians suffer from Depression, Anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress. They have the hope of heaven from the lord but they seem to lack good mental health. I believe the Lord wants us to enjoy good mental health and be happy when we are doing his will. He also wants us to have a reasonable amount of things we want in our lives.

I have seen how many Christians are resistant to therapy and many of the self-help techniques that are available. One time I was in a bible study and a young man talked about how he can't stop replaying incidents in his school years when kids bullied him. The next week I brought in some CDs of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. I thought the tapes would help him change his thought patterns, so he could move on and forget about the bullying.

The next week when our study convened he brought them back. He said words to the effect that he did not want to try anything that was not in the bible. I don't know if he stopped playing the bad memories over but the NLP and some therapy could have helped.

Then there are people who get excited about self-help and try all the latest techniques. They have success with them but often seem to have stress as they push themselves to achieve. They lack the peace and joy that comes from knowing the Lord.

My personal belief is that we can enjoy faith and self-help. My faith is the main thing in my life. Yet, self-help techniques can benefit us too. The Lord who loves us beyond what we can even imagine would want us to be happy and successful in our lives. I do not rule out anything that could be helpful.

In the remaining months of 2022, I will publish books on how therapeutic techniques and self-help techniques can benefit you. They are congruent with what the Bible teaches. I will also publish a course with exercises that include prayer and self-help.

The books and course will address the following topics;

Changing our thoughts to more positive

Shortcuts to Happiness

Healing the trauma of your past

Using the Law of Attraction and discerning God's will

The books will cover these and other topics. Please send me an email if you would like to join our mailing list. Email@selfhelpforchristians.com