Understanding Yourself

Discover the root of why we do what we do and develop better strategies for being a great lover–of ourselves and others.


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.


Download Lesson One of Understanding Yourself now for free!

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Thank you for your interest in our online course. We hope this free lesson will be an encouragement to you.


01 Foundations

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

Respero’s founder, Joe Bishop, is an engaging teacher and trained counselor who delivers 35 years of experience into his instruction. Joe blends case studies, life experiences, and ancient wisdom into powerful group talks and training sessions that really help.


“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


Understanding Relationships

Understand what makes relationships strong and great, and what destroys them. Grow in your ability to love and enjoy the important people in your life.


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Counseling Skills & Practicum

Get an in-depth look at the most important skills required for effective counseling. Observe live counseling sessions and practice your skills.