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"Internal Dissociated Parts Presenting as Jesus"
(posted: 02/26/2003 revised: 09/11/2014) We have found that it is common for internal dissociated parts to speak for Jesus (even outside of being programmed to do so in the context of ritual abuse). I refer to these as "volunteer" internal parts, since they have not been programmed, but rather learned on their own that they could "help" the person by speaking for Jesus, and they "volunteer" to do this. In my experience with Theophostic ministry, this is the most important source of "truth" and/or "healing" that is not coming from Jesus.
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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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"Mind and Brain, Separate but Integrated"
(posted: 12/11/2004 revised: 11/29/2009) (Draft - replacing previous essay titled "Mind Before Brain, Big Picture")
This essay presents our thoughts regarding the biological brain, the non-biological mind, and how they fit together. The "mind and brain" paradigm presented here provides a foundation from which those studying the biological brain and those studying the mind/spirit can work together, as complementary players on the same team. This essay also includes description of fascinating medical research consistent with basic Theophostic® principles, and also discussion of the appropriate place for psychiatric medication in emotional healing ministry. Note: this is a draft version (you will notice unfinished pieces, but people wanted the material and it might be many months before the remaining pieces are completed).
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"Schizophrenia and the Immanuel Approach/Theophostic-based Emotional Healing:"
(posted: 10/29/2009 revised: 10/29/2009) This is a DRAFT version posted because of requests. I thought it had been posted earlier but evidently not!
“True” schizophrenia vs “mimic” schizophrenia: One of the most important questions I receive from those doing emotional healing work goes something like “Isn’t schizophrenia just a manifestation of trauma, dissociation, lies, demonic harassment, and other spiritual/ psychological issues?” Both review of the medical literature and my personal clinical experience with many patients that have been diagnosed with schizophrenia have lead me to the conclusion that there are two separate clinical situations, “true” schizophrenia and “mimic” schizophrenia, both currently included in the group of people carrying the diagnosis of schizophrenia.
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"Bipolar (Manic Depressive) Disorder and Immanuel Approach/Theophostic Ministry"
(posted: 10/16/2002 revised: 10/21/2009) General Comments and Frequently Asked Questions: This essay summarizes some of Dr. Lehman’s general thoughts and also the answers to frequently asked questions regarding bipolar disorder and the Immanuel Approach/Theophostic-based ministry.
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"ADD/ADHD and Emotional Healing"
(posted: 10/22/2008 revised: 10/11/2009) (New 10/10/2008) This DRAFT VERSION essay summarizes some of Dr. Lehman’s general thoughts and also the answers to frequently asked questions regarding Attention Deficit disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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"Theophostic, Mental Illness, and Medication"
(posted: 08/31/2000 revised: 10/10/2009) In this article, Dr. Lehman describes a perspecticve in which to understand professional mental health care diagnosing practices and Immanuel Approach/Theophostic ministry, which need not be considered as antagonistic to one another.
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"Depression & Immanuel/Theophostic approach"
(posted: 07/02/2001 revised: 10/10/2009) General Comments and Frequently Asked Questions We have received a number of questions about depression, and have begun this essay to address frequently asked questions regarding depression and Immanuel/Theophostic based emotional healing.
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"Psychosis and Psychotic Symptoms: Definitions and Diagnostic Considerations"
(posted: 03/13/2001 revised: 10/10/2009) The primary purpose of these notes is to provide information for those of you who have a client, friend, or family member that has been diagnosed with "psychosis" or "psychotic symptoms."
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"Mood, Monthly Cycle and Immanuel Approach/Theophostic"
(posted: 09/06/2000 revised: 10/10/2009) Dr. Lehman responds to a number of women who have asked about the effects of the monthly hormonal cycle on mental health; here are several thoughts gathered from reviewing recent medical research, Dr. Lehman's personal psychiatric experience, and our experience with emotional healing ministry. Originally posted in 2000, revised several times since.
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"Mind and Brain, Separate but Integrated - very condensed version"
(posted: 12/11/2004 revised: 01/29/2005) This essay presents a greatly condensed version of "'Mind and Brain,' Separate but Integrated," and is the manuscript for the presentation delivered by Karl at the "2004 Conference on Integrated Healing: New Wineskins for the New Wine," sponsored by Laulima Ministries International, Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 11-13, 2004.
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"Theophostic Ministry and Sexual Dysfunction"
(posted: 03/29/2002 revised: 12/17/2004) We have received a number of questions about sexuality and Theophostic Ministry, and have written this essay to briefly summarize our thoughts regarding addictive sexual behavior, compulsive sexual behavior, sexual abuse triggers hindering appropriate sexual intimacy, and sexual identity disorders (homosexuality and transsexualism)
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"False Memories?"
(posted: 08/28/2002 revised: 05/06/2004) Note that this essay "False Memories" has been replaced by an essay entitled "Discerning Truth In Memory"

In this essay we address legitimate concerns about the possibility of memory errors, the reasons we believe repressed memories and dissociated memories are real phenomena, and the reasons we believe that most "recovered" memories have a core of historical truth.
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"Theophostic & EMDR: F.A.Q.'s and Common Misunderstandings"
(posted: 01/18/2002 revised: 12/17/2003) Many have asked questions and/or raised concerns regarding EMDR and Theophostic. The Lord seems to have placed me (Dr. Lehman) in a position to have extensive training and experience in both EMDR and Theophostic. Hopefully this essay will address many of the questions and concerns of people in the Theophostic community regarding EMDR
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"Suicide Related Phenomena: Suicide Risk, Suicidal Behavior,"
(posted: 08/24/2003 revised: 08/24/2003) The general purpose of this essay is to dispel some of the confusion and intimidation regarding suicide-related phenomena by showing how some aspects of suicide-related phenomena are not as complicated, difficult, or dangerous as they are often perceived to be. Specific goals include: •Help lay ministers understand and identify situations where the initial perception of suicide risk is usually greatly exaggerated. Hopefully this will help lay ministers avoid unnecessary intimidation, unnecessary stress, and unnecessary referrals/interventions. •Help lay ministers know when to obtain consultation from (and/or refer to) mental health professionals. •Provide practical tools (ministry aids) that will be helpful to both lay ministers and mental health professionals in working with suicide-related phenomena.
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"Cognitive Therapy and Theophostic Ministry"
(posted: 10/06/2001 revised: 06/28/2003) Cognitive therapy is one of the most widely used forms of psychotherapy, and competes with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the psychotherapeutic technique with the most research documentation of efficacy. When someone suggests an overworked therapist learn about Theophostic, he or she often replies, "Why should I take the time and energy to learn something new – I already do cognitive therapy." In response to all of this, we thought it would be helpful to write a brief essay comparing and contrasting cognitive therapy and Theophostic ministry
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"Theophostic Ministry and Type A Trauma"
(posted: 02/23/2002 revised: 02/23/2002) A number of people have asked questions about type "A" trauma and Theophostic ministry. We have written out several of our thoughts in response to these questions
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"Neurophysiology of Emotions"
(posted: 08/31/2000 revised: 08/31/2000) This article describes the relationship between subjective emotions and electrical neurological signals in the mind and chemical reactions in the body
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