February 10 - March 31, 2021

Zoom Sessions: Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm PT

Have you ever had the experience of working with someone who seems so stuck that nothing seems to breakthrough? Oftentimes, what hinders forward movement in a conversation, whether it be with a directee, client, friend, etc., is the presence of shame. One of the many problems with shame is… you cannot talk someone out of it. Shame is the most powerful force in the lives of people…apart from grace. Through the process of inner healing, shame can be dismantled in a way to allow an experience of grace to breakthrough. Katie Skurja will host the conversation to explore the use of Inner Healing in various forms of companioning. There will be some practical and experiential application aspects in order for participants to gain confidence in the use of Inner Healing in their work.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from Katie

    • How to use this course

    • Card Activity | Introductions

    • Course Syllabus | Subject to change as we move along

    • Pre Class Work | True Identity: Self as an M&M

  • 2

    Week One | Introduction

    • Zoom Chat | 2/10/21; Wednesday at 6 - 7:30pm PT

    • Week One Assignment | One Thing I Learned ~ One Question I Have

    • Week One | Video and Audio Recording

    • Homework | Drama Triangle

    • Introductory Video | Inner Healing - Getting God's Perspective

    • Handout | Layers of Self M&M

    • Handout | Two Triangles: Right-side Up & Upside- down

    • Additional Resource | Living Upside Down - Prodigal Son Exercise

    • Truman Show Clip

    • Handout | The Welcoming Prayer

  • 3

    Week Two | Healing the Image of God

    • Pre-Class Card Activity | Father, Son, Holy Spirit and You

    • Zoom Chat | 2/17/21; Wednesday at 6-7:30pm PT

    • Week Two Assignment | One Thing I Learned ~ One Question I Have

    • Week Two | Video and Audio Recordings

    • Prayer Demonstration | Davina

    • Homework Week Two | Original Shame

    • Homework | Brad Jersak - The Gospel in Chairs

    • Handout | Imbach's Wager, Brad Jersak with Stephen Imbach

    • Handout | Step by Step Prayer

    • Handout | Asking Questions

    • Handout | Oneness vs Separation Light vs. Hierarchy

    • Optional Homework for Week Two | Brad Jersak on Atonement

    • YouTube | What is Life? Interview with Iain McGilchrist

  • 4

    Week Three | Healing the Image of Self

    • Zoom Chat | 2/24/20; Wednesday at 6-7:30pm PT

    • Week Three Assignment | One Thing I Learned ~ One Question I Have

    • Week Three | Video and Audio Recordings

    • Handouts | Paradox Prayers

    • Card Activity | Good, Bad and Ugly

    • Reading | Chapter 10 - From Darkness into Light - Paradox Prayer

    • YouTube | Let the Children Teach

    • Handouts | Case Studies

    • Prayer Demonstration | Craig

    • Assignment | Inner Healing Assignment

    • Handout | Oneness vs. Separation Illustrations

    • Homework | First Guinea Pig

  • 5

    Week Four | Discussion Session

    • Zoom Chat | 3/3/21; Wednesday at 6-7:30pm PT

    • Week Four Assignment | One Thing I Learned ~ One Question I Have

    • Week Four | Video and Audio Recordings

    • Activity | Identifying Shame Word Lists

    • The Mom Podcast | Baxter Kruger: I am Caroline

    • Reading | Chapter 11 - Just Add Water

    • Homework | Inner Healing Assignment

    • Prayer Demonstration | Allison

    • Prayer Demonstration | Esther

    • Case Study | Jenna Part 1 & 2

  • 6

    Week Five | Healing in Relationship with Others

    • Zoom Chat | 3/10/21; Wednesday at 6-7:30pm PT

    • Week Five Assignment | One Thing I Learned ~ One Question I Have

    • Week Five | Video and Audio Recording

    • Different Kinds of Mushrooms | Guide to Discernment

    • Card Activity | Self with Another

    • Reading | Chapter 12 - The River Journey

    • Podcast | The Mom Podcast - Riverbed Prayer Exercise

    • Handout | Goals and Assumptions

    • Prayer Demonstration | Eva

    • Prayer Demonstration | Ellyn

    • Prayer | When the Holy Thaws by St Teresa of Avila

    • Becky Sharing Good, Bad, Ugly, and the Beauty of Her Son

  • 7

    Week Six | Healing in Relationship to Creation

    • Pre-Class Card Activity | Self with Creation

    • Zoom Chat | 3/17/21; Wednesday at 6-7:30pm PT

    • Week Six Assignment | One Thing I Learned ~ One Question I Have

    • Week Six | Video and Audio Recording

    • Handout | Degrees of Separation

    • Handouts | New Quadrants Sheets

    • Handout | Oneness vs Separation Light vs. Hierarchy

    • Prayer Demonstration | CJ

    • Prayer Demonstration | Eric - Taming the Lion

    • Homework | Second Guinea Pig Practice Session

  • 8

    Week Seven | Discussion Session

    • Zoom Chat | 3/24/21; Wednesday at 6-7:30pm PT

    • Week Seven Assignment | One Thing I Learned ~ One Question I Have

    • Week Seven | Video and Audio Recording

    • Activity | Burden Bearing Exercise

    • Survey | Inner Healing Community Survey

    • Assignment | Inner Healing Assignment

    • Prayer Demonstration | Hope

    • Handout | Oneness vs. Separation

    • YouTube | Let the Children Teach Longer Version

    • Homework | Movie: Experimenter - The Stanley Milgram Studies

    • Case Study | Burden Bearing Exercise- Taking Off the Heavy Cloak

    • Prayer Demonstration | Chris

    • Handout | Drama Rescuing vs. Christ

    • Podcast | Rethinking God with Tacos - Discovering Our Humanity w/ Katie Skurja

  • 9

    Week Eight | Four Relationships

    • Zoom Chat | 3/31/21; Wednesday at 6-7:30pm PT

    • Week Eight Assignment | One Thing I Learned ~ One Question I Have

    • Course Evaluation

    • Week Eight | Video and Audio Recording

    • Prayer Demonstration | Karl

    • Prayer Demonstration | Grace

    • Prayer Demonstration | Tasha

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Instructor

Katie Skurja

Catherine “Katie” Skurja is the founder and director of Imago Dei Ministries. Deeply rooted in and dedicated to Trinitarian principles, the ministry’s purpose is to help people everywhere engage in a Christ-centered healing process that transforms relationships with God, self, and others. Her greatest passion is to accompany people in the journey of discovering who they are in their Imago Dei (image of God). With training as a counselor, spiritual director, and in the work of inner healing prayer, Katie combines the three disciplines to help guide people through the layers of false self and shame in order to bring about the integration of the whole person. Katie and Jim have been married for 33 years and have two grown sons as well as a few “adopted” daughters with whom they share life. She loves to garden, hike, walk on the beach, cook, and read. For more information on her work, check out Imago Dei Ministries.