Why people care matters at your church

Why people care matters at your church

Most ministry leaders don’t realize that churches are often the number one front-line mental health resource for their members. It’s necessary to have a care team and an intentional care plan for those who are looking to your church for support.     So download the 17 page guide on 3 Steps to Building Sustainable Care Ministry in your Church.

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Why it’s healthy and helpful to feel emotions

Why it’s healthy and helpful to feel emotions

For generations we have been taught to suppress and silent emotions; and as a result, we’re seeing the negative impacts in our physical health, mental well-being and even in our relationships.   Use these three strategies and that free download tool to recognize and respond to your emotions.

4 Steps to low impact debriefing

4 Steps to low impact debriefing

Low-Impact-Debriefing gives you the freedom to be able to talk and share with others without fear of re-traumatizing them and still provides you with all the support and care needed in sharing about the difficult work that you do. 

How to say no without feeling guilty

How to say no without feeling guilty

Download: 3 tips on how to say no with grace   How many times have you been in a situation when someone is asking you to do something and you think” I really should say no but I feel bad”  So are faced with a decision.  Do you say no and feel guilty, or you say...

7 Keys to building resilience

7 Keys to building resilience

  Resilience can feel like a buzz word.  It sounds really good, what does it actually mean?  And even harder is figuring out how to achieve it.  It’s like the unicorn of well-being or actually achieving the allusive “work-life balance”.  Super nice to say and...

Why Self-care is not selfish

Why Self-care is not selfish

Self-care has been found to be a core building block for surviving and thriving in ministry and we are going to outline what self-care is and how it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, energy or money to do.

How to support Change

How to support Change

Frustrated at hearing people complain or say they need to change but never follow through? The stages of change model is helpful in understanding how people go through change and how you as a support can help them.

I Statements – communication strategy

I Statements – communication strategy

“I” statements are a simple way of speaking that will help you avoid the defensive trap by reducing feelings of blame. A good “I” statement takes responsibility for one’s own feelings, while tactfully describing a problem.

H.A.L.T Communication Strategy

H.A.L.T Communication Strategy

H.A.L.T. It stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired.  It’s a quick and easy reminder that if you feel any of these things you should halt, stop immediately and meet these needs prior to having difficult conversations.

Using scales to support

Using scales to support

If the person you’re supporting is having difficulty describing their feelings, or the meeting is lacking focus or if it’s a struggle to keep people on track, use a number or color scale as it provides common ground and language to build upon.