Do you feel you are robbed of passion and vitality in your daily living? Do you sometimes find yourself wanting more - then feeling a little guilty because life isn’t supposed to be just about what you want? If so, come and join our Processing Group using Paula Rinehart’s book, “Strong Women Soft Hearts,” a guide to reclaiming your heart.
MKs/TCKs: Whether you are planning to attend college or take a gap year, Narramore Christian Foundation offers this fun, challenging, and practical transition seminar for you to understand and share your stories as you embrace your past, understand the present, and prepare for your future.
Based on 40 years of research on relationships, John Gottman distilled Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. The foundation for the Seven Principles is the simple truth that happy marriages are based on friendship.
Bridging the Couple Chasm: This two-day training provides a research-based road map for helping couples compassionately manage their conflicts, deepen their friendship and intimacy, and share their life purpose and dreams. There will be opportunity to discuss additional approaches such as integration and restoration therapy.
This three-day workshop will provide you with an opportunity to deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples. You will also be able to integrate a comprehensive set of interventions for use with couples in therapy. Additionally, you will understand the situations in which couple therapy may be contraindicated.
Sometimes in order to thrive we need to try new ways to connect our lives to God -- new ways to listen and to engage in conversation with him. Art can be one of those new ways. Sometimes we need someone else to create space for us to engage in that which we find renewing and filling.
Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are children who grow up in a culture that is not their passport culture. How does that affect a child?
How can parents, teachers, and other adults support the child to embrace the beauty and endure the challenges of the TCK experience?
This is a 3-day training for all Member Care providers, school counselors and others who desire to learn how to provide member care for individuals, teams, families, children and teenagers.
The training combines knowledge about member care in general and the specific needs of families and children, with activities and exercises that can be used in providing member care.
Serving overseas is a call and a challenge, where we need to be creative and intentional about leading a healthy life to keep ourselves strong, sensitive, and connected to God and others. But what is a healthy life? How do we see when our lives become unhealthy? And how do we encourage and support changes in habits and lifestyle to those - sometimes that’s me :-) - who are struggling?
Men are called upon to serve in many roles as husband, father, minister while living cross-culturally. This year the international churches are banding together to create some space for the men in our community to rest in and celebrate what God is doing in and through them. This is a relaxed weekend of retreat, of deep worship and spiritual direction.
Are you a professional counselor that wants to develop your ability to meet with families and children?
This is a 1-day training where you will learn about some of the theories behind family therapy like: system theory, attachment theory, and neuroscience - that helps us to understand family dynamics. You will learn how to work with a family in the room so everyone is engaged, including some activities you can use for both assessment and treatment.
You are invited, at the start of a new church season that is so full and busy, to pause, be still, return and rest, and prepare for blessings of Christmas. The retreat will be structured around daily prayers (offices: morning, mid-day, afternoon and night).
A great time for families with children ages 4 to 20 to reflect on the impact transitions have had in their lives!
This is for families who have gone through or will go through transition. It doesn’t matter if you have just moved to Chiang Mai, if you have been here for a while, or if you are preparing to leave.
Optimal brain health is vital to a whole and meaningful life, yet many of us aren't even sure what our brains actually need to function well! Join us as we explore a basic understanding of brain physiology, what drains and what fuels brain health and practical ways to powerfully enhance you or your family's overall well-being through brain-specific nutritional support.
At this initial equipping session, participants learn basic biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care; explore it they themselves are carrying any wounds of trauma or loss and bring those to Christ for healing...
All of us have a God-given responsibility to influence others toward God’s purpose for them – whether as a leader, evangelist or facilitator of a Bible study group. In this 5-day workshop, we reflect on some deep personal questions such as "What is our motive for serving others?" and "Does our identity depend on what we do or does it rest on God?" We learn about how God develops us over time, so that we serve Him out of a Christ-likeness, from the time we are called, with the gifts He has given, and in our journey with Him.
UPDATE (Jan 9, 2018):
January 26th event is NOW FULL.
Accepting participants for the February and March dates.
Art, creativity, and imagination can all be a renewing, restoring, and challenging part of our spiritual formation. Come for a day of quiet, reflection, and creativity. Skilled or not skilled in art - this is for you! The time will be largely structured. Art materials, coffee break, and a simple lunch will be included.
This course is designed to train the participants in foundational counseling skills useful for all kinds of helping relationships. The course will cover topics such as listening skills, summarizing skills, reflecting skills, asking good questions, making action plans and cultural adaptations.
In this 5-day workshop, we learn what “vision”, “mission” and “values” are and how they can help us sharpen our ministry focus and direct our specific ministries. We learn how to develop strategy for our ministries, and tools for planning and decision-making.
Want to be a better communicator? Help adults learn effectively? Plan effective training events? In this 4-day workshop, you will learn how to prepare curriculum, select learning tasks that achieve your objectives, as well as prepre a short training session, and receive feedback on it.
What can you do to protect your family’s health while living in Chiang Mai? Learn about hygiene, food preparation, eating out, vaccinations and more. Juanita will also discuss accessing medical care in Chiang Mai, and cultural patterns which affect delivery of health care.
Understanding the dos and don’ts of a culture is a significant part of settling into a new location. However if you don’t understand the roots of the cultural practices, you may feel awkward and confused. Join us to gain insight into Thai heritage and how it affects daily life.
Wararot Market is crammed with an incredible range of goods at very good prices. If you need some item for everyday life, it’s probably there, but the question is 'where'? Join us for a guided tour of Wararot Market.
In Meditative Art we still our hearts and engage in the creative process of writing, painting, making collage etc., all to make space for God to reveal His love and guidance in our lives. It is all about connecting with God, and spending time with Him. ...
Providers at The Well International will lead you through reflections and activities that help us make teams thrive and creatively transformed conflicts.
This is a 3-day training for all Member Care providers, school counselors and others who desire to learn how to provide member care for individuals, teams, families, children and teenagers....
Welcome to Chiang Mai! This morning in the city is a great, interactive way to get oriented to your new home, have your questions answered, pick up some helpful hints and network with others new to the city or old hands at getting around.
Narrative Therapy is an artful and deeply respectful approach to helping individuals, couples and families that allows people to gain distance from and greater agency in their problems. Its concern with culture and formation of identity in relationships makes it really well suited to cross-cultural work and adapting to new contexts.
The goal: to multiply the application of counseling and prayer as a way to bring transformation to individuals, families and groups in Thailand and SE Asia. This begins with our own learning and transformation. The seminars will run at approximate 6 week intervals, in February, March and May 2018, each building on the last, linked with coaching and practical application in between.
As time approaches for home assignment, many cross-cultural workers feel the burden of leaving their ministry, to reconnect with their home culture, to get ready for talks, to face the many changes ahead...What if you could take time to think through what home assignment means, how to connect well with your partners, prepare materials you can use and be inspired by the resources available? And if you could do this in a group setting where you learn from others and benefitfrom group discussions on relevant topics?
Informal meditation on a short passage from the life or teachings of Jesus. We use the "lectio divina" method of reading and silent reflection, sometimes with questions for guidance, and a time of optional sharing. Our purpose is simply to spend time quietly in the presence of Jesus. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome!
Narrative Therapy is an artful and deeply respectful approach to helping individuals, couples and families that allows people to gain distance from and greater agency in their problems. These practical trainings will help professional counsellors and member care workers understand what Narrative Therapy is and how they might begin using it in their work.
You are invited to a 2 night/2 day retreat designed to lead you into quiet in order to return to the Lord, rest, let your trust deepen and be strengthened and rescued. (Is. 30:15) A few spiritual disciplines will be introduced/practiced: morning, noon, mid afternoon and evening prayers; the examen; breath prayers; imaginative prayer; etc. Some art supplies will be included, but art will not be the primary focus. The theme: Isaiah 30:15 and Advent - preparing for His coming.
Leadership requires increasingly effective expertise in the way we communicate with those we work with. Coaching skills are essential. This 3 day workshop is for anyone who wishes to incorporate coaching skills into their existing roles.
This is always such a time of fun and blessing, bringing together women of all backgrounds and churches and ages, from high school seniors on up. The planning team has planned a varied program for worship, fun, fellowship and learning. You can choose the options that will make it your special time for refreshment, encouragement and new friendships. Don’t let anything keep you away.
This Debriefing Training is designed to equip you with tools that will enable you function confidently and effectively as a debriefer. You will be prepared you to do both Critical Incident and general Peer Care Debriefings for those you serve in your cross-cultural work as a member care provider. During this training we will cover topics like
Goal: To train Thai Christians who are interested in developing biblical counseling skills
Content: Foundational counseling skills of listening, responding, and asking questions; Adaptation to Thai culture
เนื้อหา/หัวข้อในการเรียน: เรียนรู้ทักษะพื้นฐานการให้คำปรึกษาเกี่ยวกับการฟัง, การตอบสนองและการถามคำถาม; นำการอบรมนี้ไปใช้ให้เข้ากับวัฒนธรรมไทย
SORRY THIS EVENT IS FULL! CHECK BACK LATER FOR DETAILS ABOUT OUR NEXT COUPLES CONNECT. Want to increase intimacy and connection with your spouse but don’t want to sit through a heavy marriage course? Interested in having FUN working on your marriage for once? Couples Connect is not a workshop or a training, it’s a fun day of activities for couples designed to help you learn more about each other, connect and explore new possibilities in your relationship. It’s perfect for new couples, old couples and everybody in between.