How to find Christian counsellors using inner healing prayer in Ontario and Canada
Let Christian therapists solve your personal or marriage problems using the new inner healing prayer counselling
Inner Healing Christian Counsellors
am one of several counsellors in Ontario
using powerful new inner healing prayer therapy methods to comfort
the broken hearted, deal with abuse and trauma, and transform core
beliefs. It is my development of these tools into a broader,
flexible, principle-driven system with a focus on core identity that
creates my proprietary "Life Transformation Therapy."
Why the new Inner Healing is so unbelievably effective
It is easy to see why the new Christian inner healing is so effective to bring healing to the broken heart. Research affirms that cognitive therapy is effective. What I call the new inner inner healing - Listening Prayer Therapy, Christian Prayer Counselling, John Regier's Biblical concepts, and Theophostics - are forms of biblical cognitive prayer therapy.
The new inner healing is Core Belief Therapy
The new Christian inner healing is a form of core belief therapy. It is important to focus on core beliefs because they generate our negative feelings, drive our dysfunctional actions and distort our worldview. Core beliefs form the substance of our self concept and the foundational of our identity.
The new inner healing as Cognitive Therapy
Listening Prayer Therapy is effective both because it is a form of cognitive therapy, and because it is focused on core beliefs. However there is more. Listening Prayer Therapy calls upon God. When we listen for God's Word and wait in His presence we unleash the power of the Word of God and the presence of God against deeply lodged feelings and painful beliefs.
"The Word that God speaks is alive and full of power - making it active, operative, energizing and effective; it is sharper than any two-edged sword ..." Hebrews 4:12 (Amplified Version)
The result is that significant life changes happen with unexpected rapidity.
Inner Healing Testimonial
Sharon wrote: "When I started counselling I knew theoretically that emotional healing was possible but I did not believe it in my heart. I dared not allow myself to hope for fear of disappointment. Six months later, I am amazed at the results. I have experienced phenomenal healing and am now confident that complete healing is possible in the immediate future."
Click "Inner Healing" for more about Leanne Payne's and John and Paula Sandford's models of inner healing.
Click benefits for applications of an inner healing prayer therapy to: self-help, speakers, families, parents and couples.
Links to Christian Counsellors in Ontario using prayer therapy for inner and emotional healing
I know and can personally recommend you to each of the following counsellors that use inner healing methods that are in the same family as Listening Prayer Therapy.
1. Alf Davis (Oakville) Christian marriage counsellor and inner healing prayer therapist. I appreciate Alf who has been a teacher, therapist, supervisor and friend.
Alf can be reached in Oakville, Ontario at: (905) 815-9638. His personal e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. His office is at 111 Prince Charles Dr., Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6K 3X3.
Alf's web site: hisresources.com/davis provides a helpful model of Christ-Centred inner healing prayer therapy of memories.
Alf explains inner healing prayer counselling this way: "Christ-Centred Inner healing involves the reinterpretation of lies and distortions with truth, confession, forgiveness, dealing with mental agreements as well as spiritual freedom prayers."
Alf has experienced Christ-Centred inner healing prayer therapy working effectively with addictions such as: alcohol, drugs, gambling, fantasies, pornography and sexual promiscuity.
He has be trained in Ed Smith's theophostics (TheoPhostic) methods of inner healing and integrates the new Christian inner healing into his professional practice.
2. Rev. Bob Hartley (East Toronto, Oshawa, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) is an Ontario personal and marital therapist using Christian inner healing prayer therapy. Bob and I have delivered workshops together including those on the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory - which Bob administers and teaches with expertise.
Bob has taught at the Order of St. Luke on inner healing through listening prayer therapy. His Christian counselling and inner healing therapy practice includes spiritual direction. He has offices in Peterborough, Toronto and Oshawa, Ontario. Phone: (705) 799-7056.
3. Art Zielstra (Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) is a Christian marriage counsellor and inner healing prayer therapist and founder of Cornerstone Christian Counselling in Kitchener, Ontario. Art shares with me a longstanding relationship with John and Paula Sandford of Elijah House which includes many years of teaching their materials.
Art continues to provide training in inner healing prayer counselling including methods gleaned from Dr. Ed Smith's theophostics methods, John and Paula Sandford and others.
TheoPhostic means God's light breaking through the darkness.
Rev. Art Zielstra says: "real freedom and healing are possible by the grace of God, who has provided His Son for our salvation and His Spirit to heal and restore. We invite God's presence into the counselling process. Prayer is the foremost counselling tool."
Art can be reached at Cornerstone Christian Counselling in Waterloo, Ontario. Phone (519) 883-3922, by e-mail at email@example.com and the web site for Cornerstone is cornerstonechristian.ca
Art says that the form of inner healing Christian counselling he uses is a method he calls "Prayer Counselling". Inner healing prayer counselling is a blended approach which he gleaned from the foundational teaching of John and Paula Sandford (Elijah House) and numerous others: Kylstra's, Olson's, Leanne Payne's, Ed Smith's theophostics (TheoPhostic), Neil Anderson's, Kraft's, McNutt's and Ellel Ministries.
Art has experienced inner healing prayer counselling working effectively with: addictive behaviours, childrens issues, DID & DID/SRA, eating disorders, grief and loss, obsessions and compulsions, panic attacks, sexual abuse issues and traumatic memories.
4. Steve Cadman-Neu is a Christian marriage counsellor and inner healing prayer therapist of long standing. Steve holds a Masters of Social Work degree has completed all the academic courses required by the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy. He and or his wife, Heidi, provide professional counseling services in Cambridge, Waterloo, Mississauga, Burlington & Grimsby, Ontario.
Reach Steve and Heidi by phone at (519) 624-1001. If that is long distance use their too clear number 1-800-461-7173. Their web site is: http://www.christiancounselling.on.ca
His wife Heidi provides Art & Play Therapy, Theraplay, Trauma/PTSD work, individual counselling with adolescent girls & women, Marriage & Family Counselling and inner healing. She is a certified Trauma & Loss Consultant, has completed academic training with the Canadian Association of Child & Play Therapy, The Theraplay Institute of Chicago and holds an M.Div from Tyndale Seminary where she completed the Masters of Counselling Program.
Steve and I have an association that goes back to work together at the Institute of Family Living West. His practice includes individual, marriage & family counselling, and inner healing. He has completed his course work with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He integrates listening prayer counselling and inner healing in his practice at "Christian Counselling, Inner Healing, Art & Play Therapy."
Referral Source for Christian marriage counsellors
Another source of information about Christian marital counselling and personal therapy is:
Salem Christian Counselling Directory of Ontario: www.salem.on.ca/directory
The above Christian marital and personal therapists have learned from different sources and one another. We have been blessed by Leanne Payne's listening prayer therapy, by John and Paula Sandford's transformational inner healing, by Neil Anderson's truth encounter and Ed Smith's theophostics (TheoPhostic). Some of us have learned directly from God's Holy Spirit. All of us have seen God's wonderful work in people's lives.
Definitions of Inner Healing
I have described inner healing as the experience of rapid, deep and significant release from addiction or negative habit patterns, from haunting memories from trauma and abuse, from negative feelings generated by negative beliefs, from negative self-concept and identity into a more fulfilling life filled with more positive feelings and experiences.
Leanne Payne's Inner Healing Focus - Practicing the Presence of God
Leanne Payne notes that resloving past abuse, trauma or issues in one's life brings about a new identity (self worth, sense of self and core beliefs). For Leane Payne this new identity is sustained by our listening. Where we focus begins to determine our identity. Therefore, we need to be focused on God's life giving voice - the word of god spoken to us - through listening prayer and the discipline of "Practicing the Presence of God." Leann Payne experienced the "Healing Presence of Christ." Jesus had His identity confirmed by listening prayer at His Baptism. He 'heard' God, the Father, say: "You are my beloved Son." Like Jesus, as we submit our lives to God, as we are baptised by water and the Holy Spirit, as our identity to confirmed by hearing the inner voice of the Father, then we will minister in the power of the Holy Spirit, speak with inner authority and make decisions with greater speed and confidence. Leanne Payne would say that we find our true selves through incarnation - a descent of the Spirit into our deepest being and lives. See The Healing Presence, Preface pg xiv, Crossway Books, 1989. To visit Leanne Payne's website see: Christian Listening Prayer and Christian Prayer Therapy
John and Paula Sandford's Transformation Model of Inner Healing
John and Paula Sandford saw inner healing as an extension of the call to confession and the forgiveness of sins as seen in James 5:16. They write: "What actually transpires is nothing other than the confessional, the revealing and confession of long-forgotten sins." They describe the root problem as 'imbedded guilts' and the fruit of these are the behaviour patterns that rob Christians of their promised abundant life.
They see inner healing as the bringing "into full effect that conversion, death, and resurrection which has already happened." It is receiving more fully the blessed fact that man's sin nature has died. It is "Helping Christians reckon their life as dead in Christ (Rom. 4) in order to claim the new life." Restoring the Christian Family, page 142, Logos, 1979.
Application to Listening Prayer Therapy: The Hebrew definition of "Confession" means literally "open hands." Confession is being open and honest. Confession is bringing what is hidden in the dark chambers of our heart out into the light of day.
But more than that what was hidden in our hearts, remembering that Theophostic means God's light, is brought out into the light of Christ. In listening Prayer Therapy we ask God to reveal what we have believed and decided in the wounded parts of our heart. When, in the process, we become clear and state about what we believed - that is confession. (The 'sin,' 'fault' or 'weakness' is our wrong belief which, of course, is a form of unbelief.)
Our unbelief confessed we are then open to hear God's truth. The light of Christ shines into the darkness. What was hidden and dark becomes revealed and light. Praise God for that.
The Bible notes that: "The Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword &ldots;" Hebrews 4:11. So Listening Prayer Therapy is effective because it is a form of confession. It is also effective because our unbelieving heart hears the living Word of God - a personal word - God's very word spoken to me. And God's personal word for me is powerful. The skilled Listening Prayer Therapist will be able to set up situations where one receives the word of God in one's heart to be healed.
The Christian model of inner healing is one I call "Listening Prayer Therapy." In this model one deals with core issues at the heart level by listening for God's wisdom or waiting in His presence.
fact you should know about trauma is that time does not erase the
pain. Second, talking about and understanding trauma does not bring
relief. Psychotherapy often brings understanding without
significant healing of one's life. In the presence of God a skilled
therapist who understands the process of listening prayer therapy can
guide you to emotional freedom - significant healing of core issues
at every session.
Time to blossom!
"My peace I give unto you."
Time to let God's light break through the clouds of your life!
Time to be free!
Time to renew relationships!
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