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Resources for Counselors & Helpers

coun·sel·ing

/ˈkouns(ə)liNG/

noun

  • the provision of assistance and guidance in resolving personal, social, or psychological problems and difficulties, especially by a professional.
    “bereavement counseling”

A RELATIONAL SKILLS APPROACH

Relational skills are often the missing key in peoples healing journeys. Most traditional counseling methods are not enough on their own if clients are lacking key skills that foster resilience, joy, and the capacity to face the pain we want to work through.

THRIVEtoday provides resources for those in the helping profession to gain the skills you need as a counselor, to thrive in your role, as well as helping you pass these essential skills to your clients so they can receive healing and see sustainable transformation. 

The beauty of learning relational skills at any age is that it’s never too late to change the way our brains process information and past experiences. This is good news!

Are you interested in learning how to apply the relational skills in your counseling practice? Or are you a pastor, coach, or someone who is helping others in their growth journey? We have many great resources specifically for those who help others.

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. – Prov. 11:14, ESV

QUESTIONS AND FEELINGS IN THE MOMENT

When we struggle through seasons of our lives, we can get stuck focusing on the things we are worried about and the relational connections we think we lack. Being understood is a profound gift given by others who jump into our story.

If you work with those who need someone to walk alongside them for a time, you may feel some of these struggles:

“I desire to see more sustainable transformation in my clients.”

“I want to build my ability to better walk alongside my clients without holding onto the burden of their problems.”

“I want to help my clients learn relational skills.”

Which relational skills can help?

Relational skills help us to receive perspective, joy, peace, appreciation, and greater awareness of God’s presence. As we develop these skills we start increasing our capacity to remain peaceful and joyful even during the tough times in life.

Building habits to reduce our anxieties is the solution. Each of our 5 foundational skills will start to build your emotional capacity that can help:

  • Skill 0 – The Relational Circuits. Checking that you are in the right frame of mind to connect relationally with others – a crucial step to all of your interactions.
  • Skill 1 – Share Joy. Learning how to experience joy in every circumstance.
  • Skill 2 – Simple Quiet. Build habits that foster peace and calm so you can rely on them later.
  • Skill 4 – Create Appreciation. Healthy minds are full of appreciation.
  • Skill 13 – See What God Sees. When we can see people and events from God’s perspective it leads to a life filled with hope and direction.

A PATHWAY TO HELPING OTHERS

Intro Video

We address those in helping professions, such as counselors, ministers, or coaches, and discuss the topic of capacity and how it can help your clients heal.

Free Webinar

How can Relational Skills help you and the lives of those you are serving? Applicable for anyone who coaches or counsels others – licensed therapists, counselors, pastors, coaches, etc

After-Event Course

Chris Coursey will guide you through this common challenge and discuss why most traditional counseling methods are not enough on their own. Relational skills are often the missing key to your clients being able to enjoy life.

MORE RESOURCES TO HELP

Feedback from Counselors on our resources

Our friend Betty, shares how knowing relational skills helps her recover well after hearing hard things.