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Life Model resources related to Addiction

Addiction  (main topic page)
    Addiction is a catastrophic failure to reach adult maturity. There are three especially sensitive tasks that, if left unfinished, will predispose a person to addictive behaviors.

Immanuel: Taking Healing to the World (audio)  by:E. James Wilder and Chris M. Coursey
    This CD is a companion to the Share Immanuel: The Healing Lifestyle booklet (available separately.)

Munchies: Kingdom Snacks (audio)  by:Jim Wilder
    Lessons on thriving: Bible stories you have heard many times but not the way Jim Wilder teaches them. You will enjoy his wonderful mix of Bible teaching and brain science.

Addiction Lectures THRIVE 2007 (audio)  by:Ed Khouri and Jim Wilder
    Sixteen powerful and insightful teaching lessons by Pastor Ed Khouri and Dr. Jim Wilder on the subject of Addictions. This bundle of teachings from the recent THRIVE Track IV Conference in Big Rapids, Michigan, includes two MP3 disks with a total of 16 lessons, taken from the brand new Thriving - Recover Your Life program, on how to best avoid and address addictions. Also included are the pdf PowerPoint files for the Restarting lessons. This break-through approach takes a hard look at the brain’s right hemispheric control center and its role in addiction recovery and prevention.If you are in addiction recovery, a facilitator helping addicts recover or know someone fighting an addiction, you will benefit from this insightful compilation of materials. Experience meaningful teaching, discussion and helpful illustrations on the addiction-related subjects of BEEPS, addiction recovery and addiction prevention.

JIMTalks Food and Attachment With God (audio)  by:Jim Wilder
    Food was made to help us attach with God and with the people who feed us. This 80-minute talk by Dr. Jim Wilder explains how we become attached to the food instead of the feeder – like Adam and Eve and the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And how Jesus uses food to resolve traumas by restoring relationship. There has long been a question of whether Jesus resolved psychological traumas and how He did it. Without understanding the link between food, comfort eating and attachment we have long missed understanding Jesus in action. If you struggle with food cravings, comfort eating, poor relationships or traumas this is a lesson you should not miss

JIMTalks Vol 28-Food and Attachment With God (audio)  by:Jim Wilder
    Both the Old and New Testaments use strong words for attachment with God that suggest we are to “glue” ourselves to God. Brain science says that joy, peace, appreciation and, oddly enough, being fed are forms of strengthening attachment. While most Life Model students are familiar with joy, peace and appreciation this volume takes us deeply into how God presents Himself as the “one who feeds us” across the Bible. When attachment goes wrong we become attached to the food instead of to the feeder. Attachment to food instead of the feeder is common in the books of Moses and the stories of Jesus. Jesus goes so far as to use food as part of healing traumatic memories. Salvation is not so much about escaping hell as about forming this new attachment with the God who feeds us. Did you ever consider that the closest thing to “milk and honey” is ice cream? When food becomes our attachment the joy is soon diminished. Learn to use your food to attach to Joy again.

First 90 Days Brochure (book)  by:Ed Khouri
    The First 90 Days is a guide to recovery for people with addictions or trauma and those who support them. An overview of the first year of recovery is included so you will know where this program leads you.

Bringing the Life Model to Life (book)  by:Koepcke, et al
    The LIFE Model Study Guide for Individuals and Groups for teaching the Life Model's five principles.

The Complete Guide to Living With Men (book)  by:E James Wilder
    How God designed men to grow and mature. This is the most complete description of Life Model maturity in print. Everyone has a father. Most people have a brother, son or grandson. Everyone needs maturity.

Restarting Workbook- Student Edition (book)  by:Ed Khouri
    Restarting is designed to provide a revolutionary new approach to recovery from trauma, addictions and character issues. In the Restarting sutdent workbook you receive: notes on twelve weeks of teaching, over 500 PowerPoint slides, training instructions to replace missing brain skills, weekly exercises that use almost two thirds of the class time applying what you learned that day, worksheets for participants to fill out and use, and exercises for an additional 24 group sessions for those who want more. This 160-page workbook gives step-by-step instructions for brain training exercises that build joy, recovery and relationship skills. Restarting is the first module in the Thriving: Recover Your Life program – an innovative and comprehensive training program for two groups: 1) people with addictions and trauma and 2) those seeking discipleship in joy, maturity and the skills to thrive.

Restarting Workbook- Facilitator Edition (book)  by:Ed Khouri
    Restarting is designed to provide a revolutionary new approach to recovery from trauma, addictions and character issues. In the Restarting workbook and facilitator’s guide you receive: notes on twelve weeks of teaching, over 500 PowerPoint slides, training instructions to replace missing brain skills, weekly exercises that use almost two thirds of the class time applying what you learned that day, weekly guidance for facilitators, worksheets for participants to fill out and use, and exercises for an additional 24 group sessions for those who want more. This 190-page workbook gives step-by-step instructions for brain training exercises that build joy, recovery and relationship skills. Restarting is the first module in the Thriving: Recover Your Life program – an innovative and comprehensive training program for two groups: 1) people with addictions and trauma and 2) those seeking discipleship in joy, maturity and the skills to thrive.

Restarting Brochure (book)  by:Khouri/Wilder
    Publicizing your Restarting group starts with a good brochure. Here is all the information you need in packets of 50. Just add you local contact information and spread the word.

Webinar Resources (other)  by:Jim Wilder and Ed Khouri
    Various Webinar's by Jim Wilder and Ed Khouri are available for purchase from Deeper Walk International.

Restarting Prepaid Student License and Videos (video)  by:Ed Khouri
    Restarting includes all the materials you need to form and run a Restarting group. Restarting is one of the entry points to the Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life program. All training is included with this price.

Addiction Recovery (video)  by:Ed Khouri
    These discs contain Ed Khouri's two workshops from the 2010 Deeper Walk Conference on "Addiction Recovery."

Session 1: Our brain and life works best when we are empowered by joyful relationships with God and others. Using fresh research that points out the importance of joy for healthy brain development, this workshop will explain how relationships help build strong capacity for joy, and describe how a lack of joyful capacity leads to the development of multiple addictions. Joyful relationships provide the brain what it needs to avoid and recover from addictions.

Session 2: Trauma is an experience of a series of experiences that overwhelm our emotional capacity. This workshop will describe the unique effects of 2 types of trauma and how they impact our brain and life. The workshop will also explore dissociation, triggering and relapse – and will focus on how we can begin to heal.

Introduction to the Life Model (video)  by:Jim Wilder
    Five lectures by Dr. Jim Wilder plus the Future of Recovery by Ed Khouri. This amazing four DVD set answers your questions about the theology, philosophy, brain science, developers and applications for the Life Model. Now here are the answers in a low-key lecture format and no hype! You get Jim Wilder answering like he would if you invited him into your living room for private lessons on the Life Model and thriving. You also meet Dr. Karl Lehman, Chris and Jen Coursey, Ed Khouri, Pastor Darrell Brazell and see where you and your church fit.

Preview Restarting: Join The Revolution Of Hope! (video)  by:E James Wilder, Ed Khouri
    Preview Restarting: Join the revolution of hope! Learn the three unique features of Thriving: Recover Your Life and how they develop missing brain skills, healing and community for people in recovery. Presentations are designed to answer your questions about Thriving and the Restarting unit - or present Thriving to your leadership.

Restarting Quick Start Student License Video (video)  by:Ed Khouri
    This four DVD set of lessons and exercises was filmed in beautiful nature settings and provides almost seven hours (6:52) of life-changing instruction for the 12 weekly sessions of Restarting. Restarting is one of the entry points of the Connexus/Thriving: Recover Your Life program. Restarting offers new hope for those suffering from painful attachments, weakened relationships, spiritual dryness, trauma, abuse, or addictions. The Quick Start Student License has additional purchases required over the course of a year.

Restarting Facilitator Training Video (video)  by:Ed Khouri
    “Facilitators, experience the joy for yourselves. Don’t miss your own healing. Learn the skills that changed my life and family!” These are Ed Khouri’s themes in the completed Restarting Facilitators Training DVD. Experience the vision, the process and the results with Ed as he demonstrates 20 different exercises used in Restarting. Many examples include watching Ed lead groups through the activities as well as explain to facilitators what to watch for and how to guide. Ed stresses time after time that facilitators must practice and experience these exercises to experience joyful recovery in their own lives.

Banana Baseball (video)  by:E James Wilder
    An introduction to addictions, brain science and spiritual community. Covers the three A-traumas that lead to addiction. Learn to understand cross addictions and how a catastrophic failure to reach adult maturity sets off the serious start to addictive patterns.

Recovery From Sexual Addictions (video)  by:E James Wilder
    Sexual Addiction including Internet pornography is closely associated with our brain's attachment and control circuits. Sexual addiction will change your sense of reality but there is help. (5 DVD set)

Bonding and Dissociation 3 DVD Set (video)  by:E James Wilder
    These breakthrough presentations by Dr. Jim Wilder brought the “decade of the brain” and the work of Dr. Allan Schore to the trauma recovery field. It was obvious from that point on that Dissociation and Borderline disorders both arose from trauma, however dissociation could happen in one generation while borderline required two generations of trauma. The implications for treatment and recovery are spelled out in these three videos. The principles outlined in these three DVDs have become central to the 19 personality formation skills taught at the THRIVE Changing My Generation Conference. These Live Model principles also form the backbone of the Thriving Recover Your Live program for traumas and addictions.

Wired for Relationship (video)  by:Ed Khouri
    Watch the best introduction and overview of the approach that Thriving is using for addiction! Filmed live at the Share Immanuel Conference April 2011.

Addictions Attachments and Thriving (article)  by: E James Wilder, Ed Khouri
    A powerful account of how addiction hijack the brain's attachment center and replace relationships with their form of excitement. Learn how Thrive: Recover Your Life can help you. Learn about BEEPS!

Thriving: Recover Your Life Brochure (other)
    Brochure describing the Thriving: Recover Your Life courses.

Restarting Product Catalog (other)  by: Ed Khouri
    Complete 16 page catalog of all Restarting resources and how they can be helpful to your organization.

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