In Approaching Immanuel participants will experience some of:

  • Experience being led through the processes taught or
  • Observe peers leading others through the processes taught
  • See essential skills modeled
  • See how to debrief the experience of peers as they practice these skills
  • Have questions answered which may include a brief conceptual overview of the brain science being drawn upon in this process
  • Meet other Immanuel seekers

Additional Description: 

The skills and processes taught in this training are grounded in the theory of the Immanuel Approach for emotional healing developed by Dr Karl Lehman and Dr E James Wilder.

They are a combination of what worked from earlier Christian inner healing approaches and what we now know about the brain from far reaching scholars such as Dr Allan Schore, Dr Daniel Siegel and others.

They are important for effective pastoral care, prayer ministry and therapeutic models such as Immanuel Focused Therapy, and for expanding the possibilities in prayer times with friends or small groups.

This training will benefit all who want simple yet effective practices to engage their brain’s relational circuits, increase their sense of peace, and establish an interactive awareness of God’s presence.

About The Trainers

Michael Schaefer: Michael is a Professional Counsellor and trainer based in Brisbane, Australia with over two decades of experience in integrating inner healing and counselling/therapy. He is trained in a wide range of approaches and has an ability to see how different models connect and complement each other. Michael has a gift for creating training that is carefully designed to build layer upon layer with a balance between teaching and practice. Participants in Michael’s courses enjoy his relational style, and the way he brings out the strengths in each person.

Andy Ross LCPC: Andy Ross is a Professional Counselor in Illinois. He was trained directly by Dr. Karl Lehman the primary developer of the Immanuel Approach. Andy has facilitated well over a thousand Immanuel sessions since starting in 2007 and has lead or co-lead nearly a dozen training events both in the US and in Kenya. In his professional work Andy also incorporates a variety of other approaches including EMDR and attachment informed approaches.

More information check out Andy Ross' website