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The A’nesis Blog
Insight, thoughts, ideas, tips, and musings from Dr. Trudy Johnson
Oh, how the expectations of life trip us up. The things we "expected" would happen don't. Instead, we end up disappointed, disillusioned and discouraged. Sometimes I think that expectations are merely God's way to get our attention. When what we expect doesn't happen,...
I've said it over and over to clients. So many of us are looking for perfection. We need to be perfect so our lives will be perfect. This seems to be a great plan to prevent pain. We believe that perfection in everything is the perfect way to live. Unfortunately, the...
I was brought to a whole new level of understanding concerning God's occasional command to Be Still. Coming off a dizzying schedule of work and suffering from a minor cold that went into major laryngitis, I learned a lot about tone of voice while I was forced to...
Frequently Asked Questions
Although you are welcome to email or call anytime, here are a few of the more Frequently Asked Questions.
Is Christian Intensive Counseling for Me?
If you are frustrated with weekly counseling appointments that end in 50 minutes (just when you get to the “digging in” place) or if you need to pull away and address your issues in a confidential setting away from the distractions of daily life, you will love the intensive sabbatical format. This type of therapy accelerates the healing process and can accomplish in one or two weeks what takes “normal counseling” years. Click Here for a Video Testimonial of a client’s experience at A’nesis.
Is this an Inpatient Program?
A’nesis Trauma Resolution counseling sabbaticals are NOT inpatient programs. There will be no 24-hour supervision available. Participants must be able to travel and to stay in the motel of their choice. If staying alone is an issue, it is advisable to bring a companion with you.
A’nesis Trauma Resolution Counseling Sabbaticals can accomplish similar work compared to many inpatient programs at other facilities that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. However, this is NOT a 24-hour venue.
What Therapy Model Do You Use?
Dr. Trudy M. Johnson, LMFT, has developed what she calls the CORE Model of therapy for trauma resolution. This unique program specifically targets the deep-level heart issues and gets to the CORE of problems for a permanent change. CORE THERAPY is for trauma resolution and lifetime issues that won’t go away with normal counseling. All Pastoral counseling addresses ministry hurts and wounds and uses Ashland Seminary models for healing.
Who Should Attend?
If you are in Christian ministry and are experiencing a “desert time,” are questioning your walk or even your calling because of burn-out, you should “come away to a quiet place.” If you are a high-profile person who needs Christian wisdom and professional guidance with extreme confidentiality and privacy, you should “come away to a quiet place.”
If you are a Christian believer who has never experienced the freedom available to you and need a safe place to heal from deep wounds and trauma that prevent you from being victorious, you should “come away to a quiet place.”
If you are a Christian, but harbor deep secrets that need to be addressed with complete assurance of privacy, you should “come away to a quiet place.” Do you keep getting into the same destructive patterns and relationships? You should “come away to a quiet place” and receive permanent healing. Are you suffering from anxiety, depression or have addictive behaviors? You should “come away to a quiet place.”
What are the details and costs?
Click Here for complete descriptions, durations, and costs for all individual intensive counseling sabbaticals with Dr. Trudy Johnson.
The various sabbaticals run anywhere from 3-5 days where each day builds on the next day. Your final day will be a “releasing” day where you get the sense you have left much of your baggage at the foot of the cross.
Topics covered during these five days are wounds, lies, vows, grief, gift and calling and traumatic pain that goes to a deep subconscious level, the forgiveness of self, others and God. We also are able to address generational curses, strongholds, agreements, and individual enemy agreements. You will be amazed at the progress and depth of exploration that will be accomplished in these five days.
IF YOUR SCHEDULE DOESN’T PERMIT FIVE DAYS, YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE THE FOUR DAY FORMAT but know it will be even more intensive. If you are a slow processor you should choose the five-day option.
Trudy knows it is hard to get away for intensive counseling for marriages needing help. For this reason, she’s created a four-day marriage “Bootcamp.” Each couple spends four days and a total of 15 hours with Dr. Trudy.
TRUDY HAS COMPLETED LEVEL 2 TRAINING IN GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLES THERAPY and uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work. For many couples, the attachment panic is so great, she actually treats the counseling as a trauma situation for both parties. She uses the Gottman Method combined with her Holy Spirit Trauma resolution techniques. The average retainer for a divorce lawyer is $5,000.00. The counseling intensive should be considered and tried before any other permanent option that is never God’s solution. Read “How Things Work at the Marriage Intensive”
Where do I begin?
You require an assessment by Trudy M. Johnson, PhD, LMFT to see if you are a candidate for an A’nesis Intensive. Contact us if you would like to schedule this 30-assessment.