Knowing yourself is vitally important to a flourishing life and healthy relationships.This course is designed to be a guide for you on the journey of understanding why you do what you do, getting real clarity on your true identity and best self, being connected to your heart, and being a great lover. Those are bold claims, but that’s what we want for every person, and we believe it’s possible! The audio lessons and PDF’s are designed to be catalysts for you to gain insight for the journey of being yourself.
02 Understanding Human Nature
03 Why You Do What You Do
04 Human Flourishing: The Good Life
05 Change For Good
06 How Does That Make You Feel?
07 Uniquely You: Personality and Calling
08 How You Connect
“I was struck by how crucial understanding, identifying and acknowledging our longings is to living a healthy, vibrant, free life.” Carol
“Wow! I learned so much about myself and human nature in this class. I gained a new understanding of how a person’s core beliefs and strategies affect the way situations are processed. This class definitely helps to understand how our family of origin and experiences shape who we are and how we respond. This class will be helpful to anyone wanting to move forward in their own life or help others to do the same.” Susan
“I have been praying for two years for a way for me to use my divorce to help others, particularly young adults. I really appreciate the time and care you put into each lesson. To be honest, I can’t think of words to describe how grateful I am. All I can say is thank you; this class has helped me feel like I have some sort of direction again.” Elaina
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Understanding People (Thursday Evening)
This course is designed to equip people with the knowledge, skills and self-awareness necessary to be an effective counselor/mentor, but we also believe the course will be greatly beneficial for anyone wishing to grow in their own self-understanding. It is designed to be a dynamic balance between the head and the heart as we grapple with the challenge of bringing together theology and psychology in a way that is relevant to helping hurting people in our fallen world. This course is the first part of our Respero Counselor Training Curriculum. It is an 8 week online group experience with audio lessons, homework assignments with instructor feedback and a weekly video conference with your cohort and instructor.
01 Introduction, Core Beliefs and Perspectives
02 Understanding Human Nature
03 Understanding Human Brokenness
04 How Wrong Beliefs and Wrong Strategies Develop
05 Family Systems
06 A Picture of Human Flourishing
07 The Dynamics of Change
08 Understanding Forgiveness
When you enroll in this course you receive access to download the Orientation Video, audio lessons, teaching outlines with prompts for personal reflection and application and further resources. To have the best learning experience we recommend that you listen to each audio lesson 3 times. Listen first time through, take notes the second, and answer the questions on the third.
“I am just finishing up the Understanding People course and the experience has been profound. The audio lessons were well produced and the content was exactly what I’ve been needing to process through. Getting feedback about the homework assignments from Joe was encouraging and being able to meet each week with a cohort of other people wrestling with the content makes you realize you’re not alone. I would recommend for anyone who wants to learn and grow in their own understanding of themselves and potentially help other people do the same.” Katie from Santa Cruz, CA
“Joe, your material was so well put together. Obviously thoughtfully and meticulously prepared. I really appreciated the outline to follow and add my own additional notes to and the suggestion of listening to your material several times. The weeks that I made time to listen several times benefited me a great deal. You are very easy to follow and your additional resources and quotes from others made the material so rich. Your lessons were just the right amount of time as well. The early lessons on identity and who we are in Christ struck me because they are so foundational and they are what we continually need to come back to for ourselves and what we need to bring to those with whom we are working.” Pam from Commerce, MI