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""Maggie #3: Labor & Delivery Trauma" -- Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 12/08/2009 revised: 01/30/2014) [New 9/21/2009] This document provides explanatory comments to accompany the "Maggie #3: Labor & Delivery Trauma" live ministry session on DVD. In this session Maggie works on feelings of anger towards her husband and the Lord, and the sense that a certain difficult client situation is more than she can bear. After identifying the target for the session, Maggie focuses on a memory of a past positive experience with Jesus, and through that positive memory she refreshes her perception of, and her connection with Jesus. She then engages directly with Jesus regarding her triggered thoughts and emotions, and He leads her to traumatic memories from her first labor and delivery, and helps her to resolve them. We then observe that the triggered negative thoughts and emotions no longer feel true about Maggie’s client, her husband, and the Lord. Finally, Maggie reports at the 6-month follow-up interview that these positive changes have continued.
The main purpose of this DVD session is to provide live ministry session examples of the principles, techniques, and process described in our essays and presentations about the Immanuel approach. This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Healing, and the God Who Is with Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and
Part V. This session demonstrates Basic and Intermediate principles, techniques, and process.
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""Maggie #3: Labor & Delivery Trauma" -- Explanatory Comments, Condensed Version"
(posted: 12/08/2009 revised: 01/30/2014) This document provides explanatory comments to accompany the condensed version of "Maggie #3: Labor & Delivery Trauma" live ministry session on DVD. In this session Maggie works on feelings of anger towards her husband and the Lord, and the sense that a certain difficult client situation is more than she can bear. After identifying the target for the session, Maggie focuses on a memory of a past positive experience with Jesus, and through that positive memory she refreshes her perception of, and her connection with Jesus. She then engages directly with Jesus regarding her triggered thoughts and emotions, and He leads her to traumatic memories from her first labor and delivery, and helps her to resolve them. We then observe that the triggered negative thoughts and emotions no longer feel true about Maggie’s client, her husband, and the Lord. Finally, Maggie reports at the 6-month follow-up interview that these positive changes have continued. This faith-building session illustrates the principles, techniques, and process described in our Immanuel Series presentations.

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"Let Jesus Drive (with Respect to Non-process Aspects of the Session"
(posted: 12/12/2012 revised: 12/12/2012) I frequently receive questions along the lines of, “When should I take responsibility for leading the session?” or “How much direction should I provide?,” and I am constantly asking myself these same questions. This essay provides a careful discussion (with some really cool true story examples) of the following key points: 1) It’s important to differentiate between direction with respect to the Immanuel approach process and direction with respect to non-process aspects of the session (timing, pacing/intensity, specific content, and the details of the pain processing pathway). 2) With respect to the process: it’s important for the facilitator to provide the structure for the Immanuel approach by providing lots of direction. 3) With respect to all non-process aspects: let Jesus drive as much as possible.
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"Immanuel, Emotional Healing, & Capacity: Part I"
(posted: 07/08/2005 revised: 06/09/2012) There are many possible blockages to emotional healing, but one that often goes unrecognized is the issue of inadequate capacity. In these two essays (see also Part II) Dr. Lehman introduces the concept of capacity (drawing especially on the work of Dr. E. James Wilder), and then shares ways that he has found to help people overcome problems with inadequate capacity, particularly by helping them experience the reality of Jesus’ Immanuel presence.
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"Brain Science, Psychologial Trauma, and The God Who is With Us ~ Part I: A Psychiatrist's Journey -- A Brief Introduction to the Immanuel Approach"
(posted: 10/24/2007 revised: 06/09/2012) [This document is the promised updated post-conference version of “Part I” of the material Dr. Lehman presented at "Healing Redesigned: Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who Is With Us," on 16-20 June 2008, in Springfield Illinois, sponsored by THRIVE. It is mostly the same as Part I of what was presented 9-10 November 2007, in Sydney, Australia, and on 24-26 April 2008 in Modesto, California.] "The first thing I want to do is tell the story of my journey with respect to what we call the 'Immanuel Approach to emotional healing,' and also the larger 'Immanuel Approach to life.' Hopefully, this story of my personal journey will provide an overview with respect to how all of the pieces fit together."
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"Immanuel, An Especially Pernicious Blockage, and the Normal Belief Memory System"
(posted: 03/15/2005 revised: 06/08/2012) In this essay Dr. Lehman discusses a tangle of wounds, choices, memory dynamics, and other factors that prevent many people from perceiving the Lord’s Immanuel presence, and from receiving the Lord’s help. This essay also presents the normal belief memory system and the trauma-associated belief memory system, and describes how understanding these two different memory systems provides a theoretical foundation for emotional healing.
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"Immanuel, Emotional Healing and Capacity: Part II"
(posted: 10/28/2006 revised: 06/06/2012) This is "Part II" of the material described under the title: "Immanuel, Emotional Healing, & Capacity: Part I"
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"Maggie #2: "If I leave, she could die"... - Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 08/05/2008 revised: 12/15/2011) [New 3/14/2008] This document provides explanatory comments to accompany the "Maggie #2:'If I leave, she could die' (The Immanuel Approach to Emotional Healing)" live ministry session on DVD. In this session, Maggie works on fear, uncertainty, and confusion regarding a very difficult situation with one of her ministry clients. We begin the session with Maggie focussing on a memory of a past positive experience with Jesus, and in the context of this positive memory we help her to refresh her connection with Him. She then engages directly with Jesus regarding her fear, uncertainty, and confusion. Jesus speaks to the recent situation with her client, and then also brings forward a matching traumatic childhood memory that needs to be resolved. Maggie's report at the five month follow-up interview indicates lasting fruit.
This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who is With Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and Part V. The explanatory comments are not meant to stand on their own, but to be used in conjunction with the DVD.
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"Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, and The God Who is With Us ~ Part V: The Immanuel Approach to Emotional Healing Revisited"
(posted: 01/06/2008 revised: 10/07/2011) [This document is the promised updated post-conference version of “Part V” of the material Dr. Lehman presented at "Healing Redesigned: Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who Is With Us," on 16-20 June 2008, in Springfield Illinois, sponsored by THRIVE. It is mostly the same as Part V of what was presented 9-10 November 2007, in Sydney, Australia, and on 24-26 April 2008 in Modesto, California.] Having discussed the experience processing pathway, the nature of traumatic vs. non-traumatic memories, and the conditions and resources needed to heal traumatic memories (to finish the processing tasks stored there), Dr. Lehman returns to the "Immanuel Approach" for healing, and more specifics about it.
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"The Immanuel Approach (to Emotional Healing and to Life)"
(posted: 09/05/2011 revised: 09/03/2011) The Immanuel Approach (to Emotional Healing and to Life): (©Copyright 2011 K.D. Lehman MD, New 9/3/2011) In this new essay I provide an alternative introduction to the Immanuel approach, specifically intended to be more accessible to the average lay person. The first two pages provide a very brief summary of the principles and process of the Immanuel approach to emotional healing, the next six pages present faith-building stories that illustrate the effectiveness of this approach to emotional healing, pages nine and ten talk briefly about the wider Immanuel approach to life, and the last three pages describe additional resources that are available for those who want to learn more about the Immanuel approach
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"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the Immanuel Approach: General Comments and Frequently Asked Questions:"
(posted: 08/23/2011 revised: 08/23/2011) This essay summarizes some of Dr. Lehman’s general thoughts, and also the answers to frequently asked questions regarding obsessive compulsive disorder and the Immanuel approach to emotional healing.
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"Immanuel Approach/Theophostic®-based Emotional Healing With Children"
(posted: 06/05/2002 revised: 07/15/2011) We have gotten a number of requests for advice, thoughts, consultation, etc. regarding using the Immanuel approach and/or Theophostic-based ministry with children. In this essay we offer thoughts from our own experience, and have also tried to collect useful material from others who are doing emotional healing work with children.
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""Renae: Healing Helps Parenting" -- Explanatory Comments, Condensed Version"
(posted: 12/08/2009 revised: 07/02/2011) [New 8/2/2009] This document provides the explanatory comments to accompany the live ministry session "Renae: Healing Helps Parenting" (Immanuel Approach, basic-intermediate). In this session, Renae asks for help regarding angry outbursts towards her son. During these episodes she finds herself communicating intense anger, contempt, and disgust, and she is concerned about the possible harmful effects of these outbursts. After preparing the way by deliberately appreciating past experiences with the Lord, Renae asks Him to refresh her connection with Him in the present; and after a good connection is established, she focuses on Him and asks for guidance. Jesus then takes her to memories where her father responded to her in the same way she is now responding to her son. Throughout the rest of the session, Dr. Lehman coaches Renae to engage directly with Jesus at every point, and she has beautiful interactions with Him and receives important healing. Finally, during the five months following the session Renae observes dramatic, lasting improvement.
The main purpose of this session is to provide live ministry session examples of the principles, techniques, and process described in our essays and presentations about the Immanuel approach to emotional healing. This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Healing, and The God Who is With Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and Part V. This session demonstrates Basic and Intermediate principles, techniques, and process.
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"Renae: Healing Helps Parenting (Immanuel approach, basic-intermediate) -- Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 08/01/2009 revised: 07/02/2011) (New 4/14/09) This document provides the written commentary which accompanies the DVD of the live ministry session entitled “Renae: Healing Helps Parenting.” In this session, Renae asks for help regarding angry outbursts towards her son. She reports that during these episodes she finds herself communicating intense anger, contempt, and disgust, and she is concerned about the possible harmful effects of these outbursts. After preparing the way by deliberately appreciating past experiences with the Lord, Renae asks Him to refresh her connection with Him in the present; and after a good connection is established, she focuses on Him and asks for guidance. He then takes her to memories where her father responded to her in the same way she is now responding to her son. Throughout the rest of the session Dr. Lehman coaches her to engage directly with Jesus at every point, and she has beautiful interactions with Him and receives important healing as she does this. Finally, during the five months following the session Renae observes dramatic, lasting improvement. Reading the commentary, with its analysis and various notes, will enhance the educational value of viewing the session.
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"Rita #3: Jesus is Better Than Candy -- Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 10/18/2009 revised: 07/02/2011) (New 7/21/2009) This document provides the written commentary which accompanies the DVD of the live ministry session entitled "Rita #3: Jesus is Better than Candy (Immanuel Approach, basic-intermediate)." In this session, Rita starts with recalling especially positive experiences with the Lord, deliberately appreciating these, and refreshing her connection with God in the present. Rita then talks about recent events where she felt excluded; and since she has already re-established a connection with Jesus, Dr. Lehman coaches her to focus on Him and ask Him to guide/move the session forward. She then goes to childhood memories where she felt painful rejection similar to that experienced in the recent triggering events, she invites the Lord to be with her in these childhood experiences, and she receives healing as she interacts with Jesus in the context of these memories. Finally, during the five months following the session Rita observes a number of lasting changes, including that the initial trigger no longer bothers her, that her relationship with “sweets” has changed, and that her weight is now resting at a set point ten pounds lighter than her previous baseline.
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"Father-Son Wounds (Condensed Version): Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 06/24/2006 revised: 07/01/2011) This essay provides explanatory comments for the CONDENSED VERSION of the video/DVD "Father-Son Wounds" emotional healing ministry session. This session provides powerful examples of how healing painful memories with our parents can benefit our relationship with the Lord. This video includes only basic principles, process, and techniques, and is therefore excellent for those who are just beginning to learn about Theophostic®-based emotional healing. It is also excellent for helping people connect with father-related wounds, and for introducing men to this ministry. Note: these comments are intended to accompany the video, as opposed to stand alone. This PDF file is included on the DVD.
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"Jim: Grieving Dad's Death... - Explanatory Comments, Condensed Version"
(posted: 08/05/2008 revised: 06/27/2011) New 3/14/2008] This document provides the explanatory comments to accompany the CONDENSED VERSION of "Jim: Grieving Dad's Death (The Immanuel Approach to Emotional Healing) live ministry session on DVD. In this session, Jim works on childhood pain from his relationship with his Dad, and also on unfinished grieving over his Dad's death. Jim's comments at the six month follow-up interview indicate lasting fruit regarding his relationship with his father and in his relationship with the Lord. This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who is With Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and Part V. This session demonstrates Basic and Intermediate principles, techniques, and process of the Immanuel Approach. The commentary is not meant to stand on its own, but to accompany the DVD.
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"Jim: Grieving Dad's Death... - Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 08/05/2008 revised: 06/27/2011) [New 3/14/2008] This document provides the explanatory comments to accompany the "Jim: Grieving Dad's Death (The Immanuel Approach to Emotional Healing) live ministry session on DVD. In this session, Jim works on childhood pain from his relationship with his Dad, and also on unfinished grieving over his Dad's death. Jim's comments at the six month follow-up interview indicate lasting fruit regarding his relationship with his father and in his relationship with the Lord. This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Pstchological Trauma, & The God Who is With Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and Part V. This session demonstrates Basic and Intermediate principles, techniques, and process of the Immanuel Approach. The commentary is not meant to stand on its own, but to accompany the DVD.
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"Rita #2: Resolution of Bitterness Towards Mother - Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 08/05/2008 revised: 06/26/2011) [New 5/10/2008] This document provides the explanatory comments to accompany the "Rita #2: Resolution of Bitterness Towards Mother (Immanuel Interventions, Basic-Intermediate)" live ministry session on DVD. In this session, Rita describes a childhood memory with her step-mother that includes classic pain from lack of attunement, and she then also describes the very common phenomena of using anger/bitterness as a kind of psychological defense. We use "Immanuel interventions" to help her perceive the Jesus' presence, and then Jesus helps Rita resolve her bitterness and lingering pain. This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Healing, and The God Who is With Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and Part V. This session demonstrates Basic and Intermediate principles, techniques, and process of the Immanuel Approach. The commentary is not meant to stand on its own, but to accompany the DVD.
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"Maggie: More Than Healing... - Explanatory Comments, Condensed Version"
(posted: 08/05/2008 revised: 06/26/2011) [New 3/14/08] This document provides explanatory comments to accompany the CONDENSED VERSION of "Maggie: More Than Healing..." live ministry session on DVD. The session is about going deeper with Jesus. Maggie begins with memories in which she had already received healing, but in which her perception of Jesus had been very subtle. We then use "Immanuel Interventions" to help Maggie experience a more tangible and intimate connection with Jesus. Along the way, Maggie also receives additional healing in those memories. At the two month follow-up interview Maggie reports fruit from the healing, and also describes poignant experiences of connecting with Jesus when she repeated Immanuel Interventions with these same childhood memories during personal devotional time. This session illustrates the principles, techniques and process described in our “Immanuel and Emotional Healing” presentations. The explanatory comments are not meant to stand on their own, but to be used in conjunction with the DVD.
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"Doug: “Immanuel Intervention” (Intermediate) – Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 05/02/2007 revised: 06/26/2011) This document provides explanatory comments to accompany the live ministry session which is available on DVD. In the session, Doug focusses on the anger, disappointment, and rejection he felt during a previous, unsuccessful attempt to connect to the presence of Jesus. Doug went to childhood memories that matched the negative thoughts and feelings that had gotten stirred up, we were able to identify and resolve blockages associated with those memories, and Doug was then able to perceive the Lord's presence. The follow-up interviews at one month and 10 months indicate lasting fruit in Doug's relationship with Jesus. This faith-building session illustrates the principles, techniques and process described in our “Immanuel and Emotional Healing” presentations. The explanatory comments are not meant to stand on their own, but to be used in conjunction with the DVD.
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"Maggie: More Than Healing... - Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 05/02/2007 revised: 06/26/2011) This document provides explanatory comments to accompany the "Maggie..." live ministry session on DVD. The session is about going deeper with Jesus. Maggie begins with memories in which she had already received healing, but in which her perception of Jesus had been very subtle. We then use "Immanuel Interventions" to help Maggie experience a more tangible and intimate connection with Jesus. Along the way, Maggie also receives additional healing in those memories. At the two month follow-up interview Maggie reports fruit from the healing, and also describes poignant experiences of connecting with Jesus when she repeated Immanuel Interventions with these same childhood memories during personal devotional time. This session illustrates the principles, techniques and process described in our “Immanuel and Emotional Healing” presentations. The explanatory comments are not meant to stand on their own, but to be used in conjunction with the DVD.
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"Dawn: Disarming the Lure of Affirmation - Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 08/05/2008 revised: 06/26/2011) [New 5/10/2008] This document provides the explanatory comments to accompany the "Dawn: Disarming the Lure of Affirmation (Immanuel Interventions, Basic-Intermediate)" live ministry session on DVD. In this session, Dawn expresses concern that affirmation and recognition have a power for her that feels unhealthy in some way. The Lord leads her to a key memory contributing to the unhealthy energy. We use Immanuel intervention trouble-shooting to identify and remove blockages that are keeping Dawn from being able to perceive Jesus' presence in the memory, and then she engages directly with Him about the lure of affirmation rooted there. This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who is With Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and Part V. This session demonstrates Basic and Intermediate principles, techniques, and process of the Immanuel Approach.
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"Doug: “Immanuel Intervention” (Intermediate) CONDENSED Version – Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 05/02/2007 revised: 06/26/2011) This document provides explanatory comments to accompany the condensed version of the live ministry session which is available on DVD. In the session, Doug focusses on the anger, disappointment, and rejection he felt during a previous, unsuccessful attempt to connect to the presence of Jesus. Doug went to childhood memories that matched the negative thoughts and feelings that had gotten stirred up, we were able to identify and resolve blockages associated with those memories, and Doug was then able to perceive the Lord's presence. The follow-up interviews at one month and 10 months indicate lasting fruit in Doug's relationship with Jesus. This faith-building session illustrates the principles, techniques and process described in our “Immanuel and Emotional Healing” presentations. The explanatory comments are not meant to stand on their own, but to be used in conjunction with the DVD.
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""Dawn: Disarming the Lure of Affirmation" -- Explanatory Comments, Condensed Version"
(posted: 12/08/2009 revised: 06/26/2011) [New 5/10/2008] This document provides the explanatory comments to accompany the live ministry session "Dawn: Disarming the Lure of Affirmation" on DVD. In this session, Dawn expresses concern that affirmation and recognition have a power for her that feels unhealthy in some way. The Lord leads her to a key memory contributing to the unhealthy energy, and she makes the basic Immanuel intervention invitation and request: "Lord, I make a heart invitation for You to be with me in this place, help me to perceive Your presence." However, she is not initially able to perceive the Lord's presence. We use Immanuel intervention trouble-shooting to identify and resolve the blockages, she becomes able to perceive the Lord's presence, and the unhealthy lure of affirmation/-recognition appears to resolve as she engages directly with Jesus in the context of the memory. Finally, Dawn's observations during the twelve months following the session indicate that this apparent resolution was indeed a deep and lasting change.
The main purpose of this session is to provide live ministry session examples of the principles, techniques, and process described in our essays and presentations about the Immanuel approach to emotional healing. This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who is With Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage
you to at least read Part I and Part V. This session demonstrates Basic and Intermediate
principles, techniques, and process.
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"Rita #2: Resolution of Bitterness Towards Mother - Explanatory Comments, Condensed Version"
(posted: 08/05/2008 revised: 06/26/2011) [New 5/10/2008] This document provides the explanatory comments to accompany the CONDENSED VERSION of "Rita #2: Resolution of Bitterness Towards Mother (Immanuel Interventions, Basic-Intermediate)" live ministry session on DVD. In this session, Rita describes a childhood memory with her step-mother that includes classic pain from lack of attunement, and she then also describes the very common phenomena of using anger/bitterness as a kind of psychological defense. We use "Immanuel interventions" to help her perceive the Jesus' presence, and then Jesus helps Rita resolve her bitterness and lingering pain. This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Healing, and the God Who is with Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and Part V. This session demonstrates Basic and Intermediate principles, techniques, and process of the Immanuel Approach. The commentary is not meant to stand on its own, but to accompany the DVD.
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"Maggie #2: 'If I leave, she could die'... - Explanatory Comments, Condensed Version"
(posted: 08/05/2008 revised: 06/26/2011) [New 3/14/2008] This document provides explanatory comments to accompany the CONDENSED VERSION of "Maggie #2:'If I leave, she could die' (The Immanuel Approach to Emotional Healing)" live ministry session on DVD. In this session, Maggie works on fear, uncertainty, and confusion regarding a very difficult situation with one of her ministry clients. We begin the session with Maggie focussing on a memory of a past positive experience with Jesus, and in the context of this positive memory we help her to refresh her connection with Him. She then engages directly with Jesus regarding her fear, uncertainty, and confusion. Jesus speaks to the recent situation with her client, and then also brings forward a matching traumatic childhood memory that needs to be resolved. Maggie's report at the five month follow-up interview indicates lasting fruit.
This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who is With Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and Part V. The explanatory comments are not meant to stand on their own, but to be used in conjunction with the DVD.
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"Grace: Childhood Abuse Memory (Condensed Version) – Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 06/24/2006 revised: 06/24/2011) This document provides the explanatory comments for the CONDENSED VERSION of the "Grace: Childhood Abuse Memory" emotional healing ministry session on DVD. This session shows healing from a repressed/dissociated sexual abuse memory, and demonstrates mostly basic, and also some intermediate principles, techniques, and process. These comments are intended to accompany the video, as opposed to stand alone; this file is included on the DVD.
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"Patricia: First Session with Internal Parts Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 10/15/2002 revised: 06/24/2011) This essay provides the explanatory comments for the video tape of the "Patricia: First Session with Internal Parts" emotional healing ministry session described above. This session includes Patricia's first encounters with dissociative phenomena in a ministry setting, and demonstrates intermediate level principles, techniques, and process. These comments are intended to accompany the video, as opposed to stand alone; a hard copy is included with each video purchased.
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"Chrystal: Loss of Father...Session #1 CONDENSED Version - Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 05/02/2007 revised: 06/24/2011) This document provides explanatory comments for the condensed version of the "Chrystal: Loss of Father...#1" live ministry session which is available on DVD. The session includes healing of wounds incurred in utero, and discussion of unexpected healing of physical back pain that occurred immediately after the session. This session demonstrates intermediate principles, techniques, and process. These comments are intended to accompany the DVD, as opposed to stand alone.
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"Chrystal: Loss of Father, Session #2 – Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 07/30/2003 revised: 06/24/2011) This essay provides explanatory comments for the video tape of the "Chrystal: Loss of Father Session #2" emotional healing ministry session. "Chrystal: Loss of Father Session #2" portrays the next emotional healing ministry session after "Chrystal: Loss of Father Before Birth" (Session #1) and was filmed approximately three months after the initial session. This session demonstrates intermediate level principles, techniques, and process. Note: These comments are intended to accompany the video, as opposed to stand alone; a hard copy is included with each video purchased.
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"Grace: Childhood Abuse Memory"
(posted: 02/18/2004 revised: 06/24/2011) This document provides the explanatory comments for the video/DVD of "Grace: Childhood Abuse Memory" emotional healing ministry session. This session shows healing from a repressed/dissociated sexual abuse memory, and demonstrates mostly basic, and also some intermediate principles, techniques, and process. These comments are intended to accompany the video, as opposed to stand alone; this file is included on the DVD.
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"Chrystal: Loss of Father, Session #2, CONDENSED Version - Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 05/02/2007 revised: 06/24/2011) This document provides explanatory comments for the condensed version of the "Chrystal: Loss of Father Session #2" live ministry session available on DVD. This session shows the next emotional healing ministry session after "Chrystal: Loss of Father Before Birth" (Session #1) and was filmed approximately three months after the initial session. This session demonstrates intermediate level principles, techniques, and process. These comments are intended to accompany the DVD, as opposed to stand alone.
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"Chrystal: Loss of Father Before Birth (Session #1)"
(posted: 05/25/2003 revised: 06/24/2011) This essay provides explanatory comments for the video tape of the Chrystal, "Loss of Father Before Birth" emotional healing ministry session. This video includes healing of wounds incurred in utero, and discussion of unexpected healing of physical back pain that occurred immediately after the session. This session demonstrates intermediate (as opposed to basic or advanced) principles, techniques, and process. Note: these comments are intended to accompany the video, as opposed to stand alone; a hard copy is included with each video purchased.
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"Eileen: “Immanuel Intervention” (Intermediate), Condensed Version – Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 06/23/2006 revised: 06/23/2011) This document provides the written commentary which accompanies the CONDENSED VERSION of video/DVD of the live ministry session entitled "Eileen: 'Immanuel Intervention' (intermediate)." In the session, Eileen describes a classic type of wound caused by the absence of necessary good things. She could feel and see herself as a small child wanting and needing emotional connection with her mother, but instead of receiving positive attention and emotional connection, she felt chronically unseen, ignored, or unwanted. Reading the commentary, with its analysis and various notes, will greatly enhance the educational value of the session.
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"Eileen: “Immanuel Intervention” (Intermediate) – Explanatory Comments"
(posted: 03/28/2006 revised: 06/23/2011) This document provides the written commentary which accompanies the video/DVD of the live ministry session entitled "Eileen: 'Immanuel Intervention' (intermediate)." In the session, Eileen describes a classic type of wound caused by the absence of necessary good things. She could feel and see herself as a small child wanting and needing emotional connection with her mother, but instead of receiving positive attention and emotional connection, she felt chronically unseen, ignored, or unwanted. Reading the commentary, with its analysis and various notes, will greatly enhance the educational value of the session.
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"Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, and The God Who is With Us ~ Part II: The Processing Pathway for Painful Experiences and the Definition of Psychological Trauma"
(posted: 07/28/2007 revised: 02/04/2011) [This document is the promised updated post-conference version of “Part II” of the material Dr. Lehman presented at "Healing Redesigned: Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who Is With Us," on 16-20 June 2008, in Springfield Illinois, sponsored by THRIVE. It is mostly the same as Part II of what was presented 9-10 November 2007, in Sydney, Australia, and on 24-26 April 2008 in Modesto, California.] We all encounter painful experiences. When we encounter pain, our brain/mind/spirit system tries to process the painful experience, and there is a specific pathway that this processing follows. When we are able to successfully complete this processing journey, we get through the painful experience without being traumatized – we emotionally and cognitively “metabolize” the experience in a healthy way, and instead of having any toxic power in our lives, the adequately processed painful experience contributes to our knowledge, skills, wisdom, and maturity. However, various problems and/or limitations can block successful processing. If we are not able to complete the processing journey, then the painful experience becomes a traumatic experience, and traumatic experiences have toxic power in our lives. This essay describes the processing pathway, discusses the problems that can block successful processing, and describes ways in which the Lord’s Immanuel presence can resolve these blockages.
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"Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, and The God Who is With Us ~ Part IV: Conditions and Resources Necessary For Resolving Traumatic Memories"
(posted: 10/25/2007 revised: 02/04/2011) [This document is the promised updated post-conference version of “Part IV” of the material Dr. Lehman presented at "Healing Redesigned: Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who Is With Us," on 16-20 June 2008, in Springfield Illinois, sponsored by THRIVE. It is mostly the same as Part IV of what was presented 9-10 November 2007, in Sydney, Australia, and on 24-26 April 2008 in Modesto, California.] From the material presented in parts II & III, we know that for painful events to avoid becoming traumatic they need to complete the journey through the brain/mind pathway designed to process our experiences. If one or more processing tasks is not successfully completed, the painful experience will become a traumatic experience (and then a traumatic memory). Very specific additional conditions must be in place and very specific resources must be available for the person to successfully complete this remedial processing work.
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"Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, and The God Who is With Us ~ Part III: Traumatic Memories vs Non-Traumatic Memories"
(posted: 11/01/2007 revised: 02/04/2011) [This document is the promised updated post-conference version of “Part III” of the material Dr. Lehman presented at "Healing Redesigned: Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who Is With Us," on 16-20 June 2008, in Springfield Illinois, sponsored by THRIVE. It is mostly the same as Part III of what was presented 9-10 November 2007, in Sydney, Australia, and on 24-26 April 2008 in Modesto, California.] As we work to resolve the toxic memories of traumatic experiences, it is helpful to understand the differences between traumatic memories and non-traumatic memories.
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"Where/how do I get training regarding the Immanuel approach?"
(posted: 01/26/2010 revised: 01/26/2010) An increasing number of people have been contacting us with questions along the lines of: “I would like to use the Immanuel approach to emotional healing in my _______ (psychotherapy practice, ministry, church, small group, family, marriage, etc). How/where do I get training that will enable me to do this?” Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any kind of training institute, we do not offer internships/apprenticeships, and we are not providing seminars designed to train people to use the Immanuel approach. In the absence of this kind of Immanuel approach training package, we offer the following thoughts on how to use the resources that are currently available in putting together a “do it yourself” Immanuel approach training program. [New January 6, 2010]
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"Brain Science, Emotional Trauma, and The God Who is With Us ~ Part VI: Special Subjects & Frequently Asked Questions"
(posted: 07/23/2008 revised: 12/05/2009) As promised at the THRIVE IV Conference in Springfield Illinois in June 2008, here is the Frequently Asked Questions document. As you read, you will see that it is a work in progress; as we have time, we’ll fill in more of the gaps and examples, but I wanted to get this much out to various ones of you I know are waiting for it! This document addresses the following special subjects and FAQs:
I. The “Describe everything” discipline in the context of close personal relationships
II. Different types of traumatic memory
III. The role of truth carried in non-traumatic memories
IV. A widespread and expensive false dichotomy
V. Accidentally fabricated and intentionally counterfeited perceptions of Jesus **PENDING**
VI. People perceive the Lord’s presence in many different ways
VII. Using the Immanuel approach with children **PENDING**
VIII. The Immanuel approach, mental illness, and psychiatric medications **PENDING**
IX. Using the Immanuel approach with non-Christians **PENDING**
X. Immanuel interventions and the Immanuel approach are not Theophostic®.
The items noted as "PENDING" are not written yet; the headings are included just to give you an idea of some of the topics I’ll fill in next.
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"The Place of Immanuel/Theophostic-based Therapy/Ministry in the Treatment of Clinical Disorders"
(posted: 10/06/2006 revised: 11/01/2009) Theophostic-based therapy/ministry is being included in the treatment of many different mental health concerns. However, some critics argue that it is irresponsible, unsafe, unprofessional, and unethical to include Theophostic in the treatment of a serious clinical disorder before empirical research has been published supporting the use of Theophostic for the specific disorder in question. In this essay Dr. Lehman agrees with the importance of pursuing empirical research, but discusses his reasons for concluding that it is appropriate to include Theophostic®-based therapy/ministry in the care of any mental health concern where unresolved traumatic memories are contributing to the overall clinical picture.
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"Which of the Lehman's DVD resources will be most helpful to you?"
(posted: 06/03/2009 revised: 06/03/2009) We know that not everyone can afford to just get one of everything, so we've written this document to summarize our DVD offerings as of June 3, 2009, and offer some advice as to which resources you might find most helpful, depending on what you're hoping to accomplish.
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"SPANISH: “Ciencia del Cerebro, Trauma Emocional y El Dios Que Está Con Nosotros” Parte I: La Travesía del Siquiatra – Una Corta Introducción al Proceso Emmanuel"
(posted: 05/01/2009 revised: 05/01/2009) (English version posted: 10/24/2007 revised: 06/24/2008; Spanish version posted 5/1/2009) summary: [This document is the Spanish translation of the promised updated post-conference version of “Part I” of the material Dr. Lehman presented at "Healing Redesigned: Brain Science, Emotional Trauma, & The God Who Is With Us," on 16-20 June 2008, in Springfield Illinois, sponsored by THRIVE] "Lo primero que quiero hacer es contar la historia de mi travesía con respecto a lo que llamamos “El Proceso Emmanuel de Sanidad Emocional” y de su versión más amplia “El Proceso Emmanuel para la Vida”. Espero que mi experiencia personal provea una visión general de cómo encajan todas las piezas"
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"Psychological Trauma, Implicit Memory, and the Verbal Logical Explainer: Supplementary Material for Handout"
(posted: 02/10/2009 revised: 02/10/2009) This document is the handout supplement to our seminar "Psychological Trauma, Implicit Memory, and the Verbal Logical Explainer (VLE)" -- as promised to those who have attended our "practice seminars".
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"Identifying When You Have Lost Access to Your Relational Connection Circuits, and Getting Them Back On Line"
(posted: 11/13/2008 revised: 11/12/2008) (New 11/12/08) This essay is a brief, “stand alone” discussion of our relational connection circuits – what they do, how to identify when you have temporarily lost access to them, what this means with respect to your ability to function in relationships, and then how to get them back on line.
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"Brain Science, Emotional Trauma, and The God Who is With Us, Appendix C: Brief Summary of Theophostic® Principles and Process"
(posted: 07/16/2008 revised: 07/16/2008) Part I of the manuscript for our seminar "Brain Science, Emotional Trauma, & The God Who is With Us" refers to "Appendix C", which is this document. It provides a brief summary of the most important Theophostic® principles and a brief summary of the Theophostic process. Theophostic is a trademark of Dr. Ed Smith and Alathia, Inc. We make no claim to endorsement by Dr. Smith.
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"Pre-Conference Reading for “Brain Science, Emotional Trauma, & The God Who Is With Us”"
(posted: 01/19/2008 revised: 06/25/2008) For the convenience of conference attendees, we have created this single document of the pre-conference reading. You can certainly read more (see the seminar info page for specifics), but we HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you read at least this document. Note that what it contains is the first section of the larger document “Part II: The Processing Pathway for Painful Experiences and the Definition of Psychological Trauma.”

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"Keeping Our Priorities Straight"
(posted: 05/12/2007 revised: 05/12/2007) In a recent therapy session, the Lord clarified that the primary purpose of emotional healing is to remove any barriers that hinder our relationship with Him. This short essay describes my experience of receiving this point of correction, and briefly discusses this important clarification regarding our priorities.
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"Immanuel: God with Us"
(posted: 10/25/2006 revised: 10/26/2006) This document is the manuscript of Charlotte’s seminar lecture recorded on the DVD/VHS entitled “Immanuel: God With Us.” Charlotte delves into the Biblical uses of the name Immanuel, Hebrew for “God with us,” and draws out essential insights, both for emotional healing, and more broadly, for the life of Christian discipleship. This presentation of Biblical exegesis and real life illustrations can also serve as an indirect and non-threatening, but compelling, introduction to the necessity for emotional healing in the life of the believer. This teaching also contributed to the discovery and use of powerful new approaches to emotional healing, which we are now sharing in the “Immanuel Series.”
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""Rita #3: Jesus is Better Than Candy" -- Explanatory Comments, Condensed Version"
(posted: 12/08/2009 revised: 07/02/2001) [New 8/1/2009] This document provides the written commentary to accompany the condensed version of the live ministry session entitled "Rita #3: Jesus is Better than Candy (Immanuel Approach, basic-intermediate)." In this session, Rita starts with recalling especially positive experiences with the Lord, deliberately appreciating these, and refreshing her connection with God in the present. Rita then talks about recent events where she felt excluded; and since she has already re-established a connection with Jesus, Dr. Lehman coaches her to focus on Him and ask Him to guide/move the session forward. She then goes to childhood memories where she felt painful rejection similar to that experienced in the recent triggering events, she invites the Lord to be with her in these childhood experiences, and she receives healing as she interacts with Jesus in the context of these memories. Finally, during the five months following the session Rita observes a number of lasting changes, including that the initial trigger no longer bothers her, that her relationship with “sweets” has changed, and that her weight is now resting at a set point ten pounds lighter than her previous baseline.
The main purpose of this session is to provide live ministry session examples of the principles, techniques, and process described in our essays and presentations about the Immanuel approach to emotional healing. This DVD will be encouraging and educational for any viewer, but it will be much more valuable if you have first read the “Brain Science, Psychological Healing, and the God Who Is with Us” essays. If time constraints preclude reading all five Parts, I would encourage you to at least read Part I and Part V. This session demonstrates Basic and Intermediate principles, techniques, and process.
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