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Beyond Fear

Gain powerful insights and Biblical strategies for overcoming fear and knowing the different types of fear.

Family Foundations

Exploring the heart of Christian families, we dive into the characteristics that set them apart.

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10 Ways to have a godly family

Most Christians likely aspire to have a family that serves the Lord and reaps the benefits of living in His kingdom, i.e., a godly family. However, due to our imperfections, we sometimes make mistakes and do not always succeed in building such a family. Nevertheless,...

10 Thoughts of overcoming fear

Fear is something that all of us face at some point in our lives. From fear of failure, not having enough, rejection, and abandonment to fear of taking risks, speaking up for Christ and even fear of the devil, fears abound in the lives of many.  Understanding what it...

10 Signs and solutions to eating issues

Most people enjoy food, and some consider themselves to be “foodies”, loving the different tastes and flavours of various foods. Yet for others, food becomes more of a foe than a friend or at best a troubled friend. Their relationship to food, their bodies and weight...

Grief and Loss – Two parts of the same coin

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim” -Vicki Harrison Loss is an unavoidable part of life and grief is the natural response to loss and part of the...

What is anxiety and how to manage it

What is Worry? Worry, stress, fear and panic are words that have different technical meanings but are often used interchangeably to describe a common condition that have globally reached epidemic proportions. Anxiety. While fear is a response to a direct threat,...

The key to Wellness – Unlock God’s promise for PEACE

Jeremiah 17:9-10 "The heart is deceitful above all things and it is extremely sick; Who can understand it fully and know its secret motives? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his...

10 thoughts about addiction

We have all been addicted to something or someone in our lives.  It does not have to be hardcore drugs, it could be something as every day as coffee or smartphones.  Here are 10 interesting thoughts about addiction:

10 signs of burnout with 10 solutions

Burnout is something that is akin to this generation and close to my own heart.  Several years ago I started my clinical practice, full of vigour and at an alarming pace.  Slowly my emotional and physical resources were waning.  After a few years of self-neglect, I...

This leads to emotional well-being.

We need to receive love from before birth.  To receive love is very important to our emotional and psychological well-being.  Research shows that the strong, caring attachments to our caregivers from an early age assists us in developing a sense of confidence and trust towards others.

10 ways God defeats our worry

Following on from my previous article, 10 ways to defeat worry, here are 10 ways that the Lord breaks the worrying cycle in our lives. The gospel is about a person who is alive and well today.  Jesus Christ was resurrected from death and is presently at God the...

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  • Fair Fighting (Conflict Management)
  • Conflict Management in Ministry
  • Stress Management and Resilience in Ministry
  • What is a sound mind?
  • God and Culture
  • Change of perspective
  • From Surviving to Thriving

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BURNOUT - PREVENTION AND RESTORATION

Overview:

In our fast-paced lives, burnout has become an all-too-common experience. The relentless demands of work, personal responsibilities, and societal pressures can leave us feeling drained, overwhelmed, and disconnected. But there is hope! Our Burnout Prevention and Restoration Workshop uses the latest research from the field of psychology and is based on a Christian worldview. It is designed to equip participants with practical tools and strategies to combat burnout, restore balance, and foster resilience. 

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Understanding Burnout:
    • What is burnout? Recognising the signs and symptoms.
    • Self-assessment of level of burnout 
    • Differentiating between stress and burnout.
    • Identifying personal risk factors.
  2. Self-Care Practices:
    • Prioritising self-care: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
    • Christian and psychological techniques to manage stress.
    • Nurturing healthy self-care habits like sleep, nutrition, and exercise.
  3. Setting Boundaries:
    • The power of saying “no.”
    • Establishing work-life boundaries.
    • Effective time management.
  4. Restoration Strategies:
    • Mindful breaks and micro-rests.
    • Creative outlets: art, music, and nature.
    • Cultivating social connections.
  5. Resilience Building and Personal Plan:
    • Setting up your personal plan
    • Developing a growth mindset.
    • Building emotional intelligence.
    • Strengthening coping mechanisms.

Workshop Format:

  • Interactive sessions with our expert facilitator, Erich Schoeman.
  • Group discussions, experiential exercises, and case studies.
  • Practical takeaways for immediate implementation.

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals experiencing burnout.
  • Managers and leaders seeking to support their teams.
  • Anyone interested in maintaining well-being and preventing burnout.

Join us for a transformative journey towards renewed faith, energy, balance, and resilience! 

 

Burnout in Ministry Workshop

Overview:

Ministry burnout occurs when the daily pressures of serving in Christian leadership along with personal responsibilities overwhelm an individual, leaving them feeling worn out and unable to continue. It affects pastors, music ministers, media ministry leaders, and youth pastors alike. 

But there is hope! Our Burnout in Ministry Workshop uses the latest research from the field of psychology and is based on a Biblical worldview. It is designed to equip participants with practical tools and strategies to combat burnout, restore balance, and foster resilience. 

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Understanding Burnout:
    • What is burnout? Recognising the signs and symptoms.
    • What causes ministry burnout?
    • Self-assessment of level of burnout 
    • Differentiating between stress and burnout.
    • Identifying personal risk factors.
  2. Self-Care Practices:
    • Prioritising self-care: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
    • Christian and psychological techniques to manage stress.
    • Nurturing healthy self-care habits like sleep, nutrition, and exercise.
  3. Setting Boundaries:
    • The power of saying “no.”
    • Establishing work-life boundaries.
    • Effective time management.
  4. Restoration Strategies:
    • Ministry specific interventions
    • Mindful breaks and micro-rests.
    • Creative outlets: art, music, and nature.
    • Cultivating social connections.
  5. Resilience Building and Personal Plan:
    • Setting up your personal plan
    • Developing a growth mindset.
    • Building emotional intelligence.
    • Strengthening coping mechanisms.

Workshop Format:

  • Interactive sessions with our expert facilitator and Clinical Psychologist, Erich Schoeman.
  • Group discussions, experiential exercises, and case studies.
  • Practical takeaways for immediate implementation.

Who Should Attend:

  • Pastors, Christian counsellors, music ministry artists, missionaries, and anyone else involved in Christian ministry. 

Join us for a transformative journey towards renewed faith, energy, balance, and resilience! 🌟

For more details or to request a workshop for your business, ministry or church, please contact our workshop coordinator, Mickey, at mickey@mattersofthesoul.org. Let's prioritise self-care and build a healthier, hopeful, and more sustainable life together! 

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