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Joy Switch


Did you know there is a relational “switch” inside your brain that activates joy—the secret to healthy emotions and relationships. When the switch is off, we lose our ability to be our best selves. We feel overwhelmed, stressed, and disconnected from others. The good news is we don’t have to stay stuck or disconnected.

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What is a Joy Switch Event?

Join Chris Coursey, international speaker and author of The Joy Switch, for an engaging weekend focused on how to start relational joy! The Joy Switch event is all about finding our relational sweet spot where we enjoy the comforting, interactive presence of Jesus, where we enjoy the people in our life, and where we are able to stay true to who God designed us to be, regardless of circumstances. 

With practice, we can find confidence and security to stay calm and anchored when fears, hurts, trials and strain threaten to sink our relational ship. We can learn to have joy and thrive, even in the midst of hardship and loss.

Find True Joy

Learn how God wired your brain for joy and gain insight into the reason you struggle relationally. Through fun, interactive exercises, you will learn what true joy is and how it is designed to fuel your brain.

Deeper Connection

Learn about and practice important relational skills and start retraining your brain to think about areas of life from a different perspective.

Gain Capacity

Joy doesn’t make all our problems disappear, but it does give us the needed capacity to stay ourselves while we navigate pain and problems. Over time you will be able to recover quickly from difficult emotions and gain increased capacity, confidence, gentleness, and security.

Discover the secret to healthy relationships

This event combines neuroscience with theology for fun, interactive exercises designed to transform your life to a new normal of joy and peace.

Practice activating your Joy Switch so you can better connect with others and learn how to:

  • Recognize when your Joy Switch is ON vs. OFF
  • Calm yourself when circumstances produce negative emotions
  • Stay connected with others, even during conflict and trials
  • Your brain will develop new and important lifelong habits

Event Topics

Practice exercises on learning to activate the body’s stress reduction system and finding God’s peace. 

Discussion and application on staying relational.

Practice exercises on storytelling, quieting and connecting with Immanuel. 

Discussion and application on growing capacity to stay connected and how enemy mode (being non-relational) leaves us vulnerable.

Practice exercises on appreciation stories, gratitude and seeing what God sees with my enemy mode.

Discussion and application on the 3 states of enemy mode and learning to share stories that spread joy.

Practice exercises on relational rest, interacting with Immanuel while I rest and more. 

Discussion and application on relational busters which put us in enemy mode, learning about attachment pain and cravings and using rest to supercharge our brain’s relational engine.

What are Relational Skills?

During this weekend event we focus on training you in essential relational skills. God created our brains to acquire and use key relational skills that are needed for developing healthy connections and sustaining relationships. They help us set the thermostat of our brain and nervous system at just the right temperature and enable us to relate to others with the character and love of Jesus to experience more consistent joy and peace in our daily lives. 

Ideally these skills are passed on to us from our families of origin, but in reality we all have some gaps and need training to know how to develop what is missing. Once people discover and develop skills they have been missing, many other pieces of the puzzle begin to fall together. They gain greater awareness of why they have been stuck, and breakthroughs in relationships, healing, and maturity often follow. 

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