FAQ

The Change Your Story Workshop--a Faith Based, Healing Workshop

*You will be contacted within five business days to let you know which session is available.  

*Your free copy of “The Change Your Story Workbook” will be sent directly from Amazon. Processing begins as soon as you enroll—you should receive it within two weeks. If you enroll within two weeks of the starting date, you will receive a PDF copy.

*You will receive a private Zoom link prior to your class that will be for the entire 8 weeks.

*Each group is a small community where trust is built, truth is honored, and confidentially is expected.

*Cancellation: There are no refunds, but if there is a week that you can’t attend your scheduled class, we will do our best to accommodate you in another one.

*It doesn’t matter if this is the first—or 1000th time you’ve decided to “Change Your Story.” Get ready to break free from what’s been breaking you!

*Private coaching available.

Descriptions compliments of Psychology Today

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy  (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts by interrogating and uprooting negative or irrational beliefs. Considered a "solutions-oriented" form of talk therapy, CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. Feeling distressed, in some cases, may distort one’s perception of reality. CBT aims to identify harmful thoughts, assess whether they are an accurate depiction of reality, and, if they are not, employ strategies to challenge and overcome them.

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives. With this understanding, clients begin to accept their issues and hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behavior, regardless of what is going on in their lives, and how they feel about it. 

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.