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The Immanuel Approach Conference


  • Church of the Holy Spirit 908 Trailview Blvd. SE, Suite 200 Leesburg, VA 20175 United States (map)
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When

Basic Training
9:00* AM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22 
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Wednesday, January 23
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Thursday, January 24

Intermediate-Advanced Training
2:00* PM to 6:00 PM, Thursday, January 24
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Friday, January 25

*Registration begins at 8:30 am for Basic Training and 1:30 pm for Intermediate-Advanced training

Where

Church of the Holy Spirit
908 Trailview Blvd. SE, Suite 200 
Leesburg, VA 20175

Cost

Basic
Intermediate-Advanced
Both*
$200
$130
$280
Early, ends Oct. 31, 2018
$220
$150
$320
Standard, ends Jan. 7, 2019
$250
$180
$380
Late, begins Jan. 22, 2019

Registration includes a workbook, snacks, coffee, tea, and water.

Lunch can be ordered for an additional $10.00 per person, per day on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

*Note: Those who register for both the Basic and the Intermediate-Advanced training get a $50 discount.

About

Two back-to-back conferences with Dr. Karl Lehman: A two-and-half day Basic training followed by a one-and-a-half day Intermediate-Advanced Immanuel Approach conference.

Dr. Karl Lehman is the psychiatrist who, along with Dr. E. James Wilder, developed the Immanuel approach. Dr. Lehman has been honing his technique in fourteen years of private practice and has written two books, Outsmarting Yourself and The Immanuel Approach: For Emotional Healing and for Life.

Dr. Lehman will only be offering this seminar package one time on the east coast. This is your opportunity!

In the Basic Seminar you will learn:

  • How to deepen intimacy with God

  • How to discern God’s ongoing guidance and resolve past pain

  • Basic principles and tools

  • About relational circuits

  • Why our brains work best in community

  • How our relationships are memory-mapped

  • How to establish interactive connections with the living presence of Jesus

  • About psychological trauma, and how to use the Immanuel approach to facilitate trauma healing

  • Basic troubleshooting

  • How to use of safety nets

  • How to teach the Immanuel Approach to others (observe Dr. Lehman modeling this)

  • How to lead group exercises (observe Dr. Lehman modeling this)

Each day will have a substantial practicum component including:

  • Viewing live and video demonstrations

  • Opportunities to practice what you are learning in small groups. 

The Intermediate-Advanced training will include:

  • Intermediate-advanced principles and tools. 

  • Identifying and resolving blockages when recipients are having difficulty connecting with Jesus

  • Troubleshooting challenges, for identifying and resolving confusion, accidental counterfeits, and deliberate counterfeits that contaminate connections with Jesus

  • Using the Immanuel Approach safety nets in difficult situations

  • Helping recipients who have trouble finding positive memories

  • Caring for dissociative parts who pretend to be Jesus

  • New insights regarding safeguards to protect your ministry.

  • Q&A with Dr. Lehman

  • Live and video demonstrations

Space is limited so register early.

General Questions? Check out our frequently asked questions below.

Still have questions?

Questions about venue or food? Email Maria Sachlis, CHS Healing Prayer Team, Maria@HolySpiritLeesburg.org

Questions about registration or payment? Email us! HCI@GodHealsToday.org

Who should attend (Basic training):

  • Christian lay people: Mature believers who already have some experience praying with others and who already have a good awareness of their own emotional and spiritual strengths and weaknesses will find that this conference provides teaching and tools for a huge step forward, with respect to both their own healing and growth and their ministry to others. Believers who would like to pray with others, become more self-aware, and begin their own personal healing journey will find teaching and tools that will be tremendously helpful in getting started.

  • People in ministry: The primary objective of the Immanuel approach for life is improving the depth and quality of our connection with God, and the Immanuel approach for emotional healing is the easiest, safest, and most effective method that we are aware of for resolving traumatic memories. The Immanuel approach for life and the Immanuel approach for emotional healing are perfectly suited for those in ministry, and especially for those in Christian emotional healing ministry. 

  • Christian mental health professionals: In developing the Immanuel approach, Dr. Lehman and Dr. Wilder have carefully integrated truth from scripture, observations from their combined 60+ years of clinical experience, and brain research regarding trauma, memory, and the neurological pathways for processing painful experiences. The Immanuel approach to emotional healing is also consistent with many of the principles and techniques from the psychotherapies with the most empirical research support, such as cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Furthermore, as mentioned above, in our experience the Immanuel approach to emotional healing has been the easiest, safest, and most effective method for resolving psychological trauma. Putting all of this together, the Immanuel approach principles and tools presented at this conference will provide an ideal foundation for faith-based psychotherapy work.

  • Those who already have some training and experience with the Immanuel Approach: People at intermediate and advanced levels of  training and experience with IA can benefit from getting additional practice with troubleshooting and using the IA safety nets. They can also learn how to teach the Immanuel Approach and how to lead group exercises (as they observe Dr. Lehman modeling these advanced skills). 

Note that this conference is not intended to provide intense work with people in crisis. Dr. Lehman will not be able to provide private consultations, individual ministry, or follow-up after the conference.

Who should attend (Intermediate-Advanced training):

  • Christian lay people: For mature believers who already have some training and experience with the Immanuel Approach, and who already have a good awareness of your own emotional and spiritual strengths and weaknesses. The intermediate-advanced principles and tools presented in this conference will help you keep moving forward, with respect to both your own healing and growth and your ministry to others.

  • People in ministry: For people in ministry who already have some training and experience with the Immanuel Approach, the intermediate and advanced principles and tools presented in this conference will help you take the next step in increasing your effectiveness. Note: People in ministry who do not yet have training or experience with the Immanuel approach, but who already have training and experience with facilitating resolution of psychological trauma in other contexts, are welcome to attend the Intermediate-Advanced training if they also participate in the Basic training immediately prior.

  • Christian mental health professionals: For mental health professionals who already have some training and experience with the Immanuel Approach, the intermediate and advanced principles and tools presented in this conference will help you keep moving forward with respect to faith-based psychotherapy work. Note: Mental health professionals who do not yet have training or experience with the Immanuel approach, but who already have training and experience with facilitating resolution of psychological trauma in other contexts, are welcome to attend the Intermediate-Advanced training if they also participate in the Basic training immediately prior.

Note that this conference is not intended to provide psychotherapy or healing ministry for people in crisis. Dr. Lehman will not be able to provide private consultations, individual ministry, or follow-up after the conference.

Speakers

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Karl Lehman, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist and maintains a private practice that actively integrates medical psychiatry, Christian spirituality and prayer for emotional healing. He graduated with highest distinction from Bethel College (Kansas) with bachelor's degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. He completed his M.D. at the University of Kansas in 1988, and his internship and psychiatry residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1992. He and his wife, Charlotte, began their private practice in Evanston, Illinois in 1994.

Earlier Event: November 10
Immanuel Morning