Sept 14 - Nov. 2, 2022

Eight Meetings via Zoom at
5pm-6:30pm 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. There are many problems with shame... one of which is that you cannot talk someone out of it. In the lives of people, shame is the most powerful force...apart from grace. During the inner healing process, shame can be dismantled so that an experience of grace can emerge.
Katie Skurja will host the conversation to explore the use of Inner Healing in various forms of companioning. The course will include some practical and experiential aspects, so that participants can gain confidence in their use of Inner Healing.
Please note, there is a prerequisite in taking Experience Integration Healing - A 4.5hr Inner Healing experience with Katie Skurja.

Required Resources

Paradox Lost: Uncovering Your True Identity in Christ.
Reflection Cards
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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

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

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

  • 2

    Week One | Introduction

    • Zoom Chat | 9/14/22; Tuesday at 5-6:30pm PT _ Passcode: 134368

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

    • Video and Audio Recording

    • Homework | Drama Triangle

    • Handout | Layers of Self M&M

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

    • Handout | Four Areas of Relationship

    • Additional Resource | Living Upside Down - Prodigal Son Exercise

  • 3

    Week Two | Healing the Image of God

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

    • Zoom Chat | 9/21/22; Tuesday at 5-6:30pm PT __ Passcode: 134368

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

    • Week Two | Video and Audio Recordings

    • Prayer Demonstration | Davina

    • Prayer Demo_Astrid

    • Handout | The Welcoming Prayer

    • Homework | 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

  • 4

    Week Three | Healing the Image of Self

    • Pre-class Card Activity | Good, Bad and Ugly

    • Zoom Chat | 9/28/22; Tuesday at 5-6:30pm PT__ Passcode: 134368

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

    • Week Three | Video and Audio Recordings

    • Handouts | Paradox Prayers

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

    • YouTube | Let the Children Teach

    • Handouts | Case Studies

    • Prayer Demonstration | Craig

    • Handout | Oneness vs. Separation Illustrations

    • Assignment | Inner Healing Assignment -- DUPLICATE?

    • Homework | First Guinea Pig

    • Prayer Demo_Gabe

    • Prayer Demo_Sasha

    • Quadrants Sheet

    • Getting Above the Wall

  • 5

    Week Four | Discussion Session

    • Zoom Chat | 10/5/22; Tuesday at 5-6:30pm PT

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

    • Week Four | Video and Audio Recordings

    • Prayer Demo_Cassandra

    • Activity | Identifying Shame Word Lists ---- IS THIS AN ACTIVITY, OTHER THAN TO READ?

    • Reading | Chapter 11 - Just Add Water

    • Homework | Inner Healing Assignment

    • Prayer Demonstration | Allison

    • Prayer Demonstration | Esther

    • Case Study | Jenna Part 1 & 2

    • Babies Hearing for the First Time

  • 6

    Week Five | Healing in Relationship with Others

    • Pre-class Card Activity | Self with Another

    • Zoom Chat | 10/12/22; Tuesday at 5-6:30pm 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

    • 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 | 10/19/22; Tuesday at 5-6:30pm 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

    • Prayer Demo_Nancy

    • Homework | The Experimenter

  • 8

    Week Seven | Discussion Session

    • Zoom Chat | 10/26/22; Tuesday at 5-6:30pm PT. Meeting ID: 280 892 5143

    • 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

    • Choose Your Own Adventure: Last Class Ideas

  • 9

    Week Eight | Four Relationships

    • Zoom Chat | 11/2/22; Tuesday at 5-6:30pm PT

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

    • Course Evaluation

    • Week Eight | Video and Audio Recording

    • Shadow and Shame PowerPoint

Your Guides


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.


Cathy Jo Finch

Cathy Jo is a life long questioner. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Montana. She is a wife and mother of three grown children. CJ claims to be a professional volunteer, serving on the boards of Youth for Christ and Care Net of Missoula in various capacities; teaching in high schools on Healthy Relationships; and leading diverse groups in Bible and book studies. She has a huge heart for bringing people together to question, think, heal and grow in their relationship with the Trinity and each other. Learning how to hold difference within the body of Christ is huge for her. Cathy Jo is just now starting a Masters in Ministry which will either answer some of her many questions or, more likely, raise many more.

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