Asking Questions to Discern Emotional Health

By Rick Lewis Why ask questions about emotions? Emotions in themselves are not susceptible to moral evaluation; they simply are what they are, neither wrong nor right. Yet it’s important to track emotions in Christian mentoring. There are several reasons

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Emotionally Healthy Mentoring Seminars 2018

It has been great to catch up with folk at the Mentoring Seminars we have been running this week in Sydney and Adelaide.  Rick and Sally were hosting the Sydney Event and Tim was in Adelaide.  We all appreciated Keith

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Facilitating Change

By Rick Lewis I am firmly convinced that Christian mentoring necessarily involves helping a person consciously, deliberately and freely move from their present state of affairs to what, in God’s eyes, is a better state of affairs. That, in turn,

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Emotionally Healthy Mentoring – 2018 Training Days

Emotionally Healthy Mentoring 2018 Australian Christian Mentoring Network Training Seminars With Dr Keith Farmer For Information and Bookings follow the links below: SYDNEY Tuesday 24 July,    ADELAIDE Thursday 26 July,    PERTH Tuesday 18 September “Many leaders who come

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Mentoring, Coaching, and Confusion

by Janet Woodlock Ah, the internet! It is a glorious way to find information in seconds that used to involve hours scouring through journals in libraries. (I’ve just outed myself as an old person to all you digital natives out there!)

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Setting Goals in Mentoring

By Rick Lewis   Exercising Caution Around Goal-Setting   Both the process and the outcomes of setting goals in a mentoring context can be powerful. But that does not necessarily mean goal setting is always a good thing.   Some

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Sub-cultural Themes in Mentoring

By Rick Lewis   I’m not a great fan of pigeon-holing people according to a pre-determined stereotype. Humans are endlessly varied and it’s always a good approach to try to clear one’s mind of preconceptions and listen closely to an

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Strategies to Prevent Burnout

by Allan Cleanthous If your mentoree who is a Christian leader asked for strategies to prevent burnout, what would you say? Here is one attempt at an answer… In order to avoid or to at least minimize the effects of

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Mentoring Young Adults: Coming to Grips with Maturity

by Rick Lewis Mentoring with young adults will commonly address three major areas: Identity: ‘Who am I?’ Worldview: ‘How does the world work?’ Maturity: ‘What does it mean to be an adult?’   Sometimes questions of maturity are left unaddressed

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