Mission: Our mission is to help eradicate the stigma that is still so prevalent today in the Body of Christ. Our goal is to provide you with training, resources, and support to normalize the human experience. We are mind, body, and spirit and the Lord desperately wants us to deal with each component of what makes us who we are.
Vision: Our vision is to provide a safe space where Faith and Mental Health can collide and allow the Holy Spirit to move and be free as participants learn, heal, and develop language for their pain and the pain of others.
2023 Theme "Unashamed"
Theme: The theme that the Holy Spirit gave for the 2023 Summit is “Unashamed.”Mental Health Awareness in the Church is continuing to change but there is still work to be done. Many people are still among us who are ashamed daily for the condition of their Mental Health. Christ loves us unconditionally and He cares about every area of our lives including the condition of our Mental Health and He wants his people to become "Unashamed" of their struggles, so that they can heal and break free from condemnation.
This event will help Christians, Christian Leaders, Mental Health Providers, and Life Coaches have strategies, tools, and resources that will impact their families, work, communities, and their individual lives.
As an attendee of this event, expect to hear from powerful speakers, participate in giveaways, handouts, relevant training sessions, networking opportunities, community and so much more.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Just as God is three in one-Creator, Christ, Holy Spirit-humans were created as three parts: body, mind, and spirit.
In the Word of God, it says that Jesus Wept three different times. That’s in John 11:35, Luke 19:41, and Hebrews 5:7-9. Specifically, in John 11:35 Jesus weeps for several reasons. He wept at the death of Lazarus and He wept because the people were heartbroken. This scripture is only one example of how compassionate Jesus is towards us and He cares about your Mental Health as well.
Ecclesiastes 3 explains to us how there is a Season for Everything. Specifically, Ecclesiastes 3:4 says…a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. This chapter shows us how we go through different seasons in life and the Word of God encourages us to seek wise counsel in reference to life matters.
Shame is a huge component of trauma symptoms. Shame affects the way you see yourself and others. Shame can hinder the way you see yourself and can hinder your growth in a variety of areas in your life, including walking boldly in your God-Given Purpose. In this session, we will break down shame, ways to heal from it, and learn ways to break free and become Unashamed!
Dr. Jude Austin
PhD., LPC-S, LMFT, Speaker
“That New Testament Love: Overcoming Unresolved Trauma in Relationships”
People don’t date people, they date patterns; old patterns with strong gravitational forces. Unresolved trauma, whether big or small, tugs on us as we try to pull ourselves towards one another and, without fail, dysregulation ensues. In 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 we learn about love, but how do we apply this knowledge when past traumatic experiences unconsciously pull us towards unhealthy, but all too familiar, ways of loving and being loved? This presentation will break down the concrete application of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 by focusing on the knowledge, attitudes, and Christian leaders, existing Christian Therapists, and other Christians who need strategies and support to overcome unresolved trauma to build better relationships.
Dr. Shawn M. Nicholson
Pastor, Author, Executive Coach, Entrepreneur, Community
Advocate, and Servant Leader
Identity Theft: Free from Guilt and Shame
One of the most effective ways Satan can stop the plan of God for your life is by stealing your God-given identity. He wants you to be insecure, feel inferior, and walk around with low self-esteem. Why? Because once you've accepted a distorted identity, you make choices that support the way you feel about yourself. Do you know who you are? I’m not talking about who you are because of your parents, your background, or your upbringing, but I mean, do you really know who you are in Christ? In this presentation you will learn how to combat the negative thoughts that the enemy has planted in you by using strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Word of God.
Pastor, Certified Health Coach, Author
Unashamed of My Health
Through the Holy Spirit, we can walk in health and healing. It is my desire to share with all those who will be attending what I have learned over the past 20 years concerning how to build your immune system by maintaining a healthy gut, eating life-giving foods, and taking the needed supplements your body requires to be healthy! I will share scriptural references and resources to help set you off ot a great start and become Unashamed of Your Health.
Kingdom Financial Educator
Breaking The Chains of Financial Shame
Experiencing the woes of financial lack, debt and paycheck to paycheck living can force one into a never-ending cycle of shame, guilt and overwhelm. But there is freedom, breakthrough and peace in applying both God's Word and practical money strategies to your finances. This session will provide spiritual and practical steps on how to escape the prison doors of shame and embrace the freedom that comes with handling your money,
Dr. Veronica Hardy
Keynote Speaker, Multifaceted Author, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adjunct Professor,
Racial and Health Equity Advocate
It's Not Your Shame! Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking
Shame is an emotion that may rise out of self-condemnation, thoughts of worthlessness, and even regret. Human trafficking, which includes repeated forms of sexual assault, is a criminal process that victimizes persons across diverse ages and groups. Promoting mental wellness is a key factor in confronting the impact of human trafficking and shame. Attendees will gain insight about the intersections of human trafficking and sexual assault, learn mental wellness and faith building strategies, and empowerment through realizing that It's Not Your Shame!
Dr. Andrew L. Blackwood
Speaker, Mental Health Professional, Author, Healing Communication Parenting Coach
How Christian Parents & Caregivers can Decrease Childhood Anxiety in Less than 10 Minutes a Day
Anxiety symptoms appear differently in children than how they appear in adults. Many parents/caregivers are not aware that they are suffering in silence. Many parents/caregivers may know but they struggle with how to help their children to cope with life stressors at such a young age. Many children suffer in silence and do not have the language to fully articulate their symptoms, or they may feel ashamed to discuss it with their parents, caregivers, and loved ones. In this session, parents/caregivers will learn to use the Parental Peace Framework to understand and address their child’s anxiety and motivate them to do their best in just minutes each day.
LPC (Licensed Therapist)
Becoming Unashamed of My Grief Process
Grief is a normal part of life, but it is also one of the most painful experiences one can have. During the grieving process we offer wonder, are my grief symptoms normal or abnormal, am I becoming depressed, am I crazy, how do I adjust? Have God forgotten about me? And the list goes on. In this session, we will discuss the different types of grief, understand what is normal and when to seek out professional help, discuss healthy and unhealthy ways of coping, revive your faith, and become unashamed of the grief process!
U.S. Army (Retired), MSW, CLC, Author
Unashamed of Parenting Through My Trauma
When we partner with God and Mental Health Professionals, we become a living testament of a restored life. I have accepted the assignment to teach other women how to parent through their trauma. The battle wounds inflicted on you from childhood and/or adulthood don't have to be the sum total of your life. In this session, we will learn how to identify unhealthy patterns that affect mother/daughter relationships and learn healthy coping skills that can help you, your client, or lay member of your congregation to develop a better relationship with your daughter. We will also explore examples in the Bible of what God says about who we are and what we are capable of doing in and through Him.
LCSW (Licensed Therapist)
Breaking the Shame of Pornography Addiction
The Body of Christ has its share of taboo topics, and addiction to pornography has been one of the many areas that many believers have a hard time discussing due to shame. According to Mission Frontiers, 70% of Christian youth pastors report that they have had at least one teen come to them for help in dealing with pornography addiction, of young Christian adults 18-24 years old, 76% actively search for porn on the internet, and33% of women aged 25 and under search for porn at least once per month. These are only a few statistics and the reality of how pornography addictions are affecting believers every day. Our goal is to provide you with education and strategy, and to help you, your client, or a lay member of your church congregation to effectively address pornography addictions while becoming unashamed and restored.
Unashamed of Seeking Help From a Licensed Therapist or Life Coach
In this presentation, you will learn the differences and similarities between a Life Coach and a Licensed Therapist. You will learn what to expect in the first session, how to choose a therapist, an overview of various therapeutic modalities, and how they align with scripture. My desire is to see people, specifically the Body of Christ to become Unashamed of seeking the help that they need.
Do you try to set healthy boundaries and you feel guilty or accused of being selfish? Do you lack the skills and confidence to set healthy boundaries? Often, we are told to have healthy boundaries and to engage in self-care, but how? Many people grow up not truly understanding how to set healthy boundaries in a variety of areas of their lives. In this training, you will learn strategies, gain tools, and confidence, and become unashamed about how to set Healthy Boundaries for yourself, and use them to even teach others.
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*30 Day Access to all the Presentations.
*Access to the Powerpoint Slides and Resources.
* This totals 11-12 hours of Q&A and teaching time.
Within the Body of Christ, shame is something that has prevented many believers from healing emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Shame is a tool that the enemy uses to keep God's sons and daughters in bondage due to the mistakes they have made or traumatic events they have experienced. This is a unique Book/ Workbook combination that consists of Understanding Shame, Identifying Shame, and Overcoming Shame through Coping Skills, the Word of God, and Prayer! This Book/Workbook will help you to become UnAshamed!