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The Life Model:A Practical Movement with a Cohesive Theory

The Life Model is a coherent model which works. Developed by a mix of theologians, psychologists, psychiatrists, pastors, abuse ministries, family therapists and others, there is a rich theoretical basis.

Here are a few resources to begin with. 


Life Model Theory from Jim Wilder & Chris Coursey

The Life Model is a unifying approach to ministries of counseling, recovery, pastoral care, prayer ministry, deliverance, inner healing, child rearing, body life and health. Substance abuse recovery programs internationally are guided by the Life Model's five principles. Because the Life Model develops strong maturity, it is widely used as a church model, particularly where people must face suffering. Missions have adopted the Life Model for restoring hurt missionary children. Almost every major ministry dealing with trauma and abuse in the USA uses the Life Model as part of their teaching. 

The Groundbreaking Book

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This book laid the basis for the movement, outlining the key principles which lie behind the Life Model.

Start Deep

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We went deep to understand the Life Model. The Way to do that is to take this course. In Course 1 - Joy and Quiet, you will learn how to insert the rhythms of joy and quiet into your life and relationships. This material is the foundation for all of THRIVE Training.

I did these in the days before these were online and bought three of these. If you want to do the same, clear here for all three courses. as a bundle.

Free PDF of the 19 Skills

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This is an introduction to the 19 Skills in the Life Model. The movement identified nineteen relational brain skills that must be learned for optimal relational, personal, emotional, spiritual and mental health.