Emotional Healing Handout
Mission Statement for Emotional Healing We will be the hands and feet of Jesus, using our Spiritual Eyes and Ears, to help reveal and lead people to, the heart of the Father.
Using the appropriate God-Head After the individual has shared their prayer request and before beginning to minister, ask them “When you pray, who do you pray to? God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit?” Use that God-Head when ministering! The connection between how you view your earthly family is how you view/connect with the Godhead. Example: Fathers naturally are protectors and provide security. When children feel scared, they cry out for “Daddy!” But if Daddy is not there, the children won’t feel protected. This feeling of being unprotected by their earthly Daddy will transfer to feeling unprotected by Father God. Another example: If when ministering to someone who was abused by their earthly Father, and continual reference is made to “Father God” an additional mental hurdle might be created. We want to make this easy for them to come into His Presence and receive.
The Great Exchange Tool This tool is based off of the Great Exchange that happened at the cross. Jesus took: The punishment for our sins The curse of sickness Our emotional distress, torment and fear
Jesus gave: Right standing with God Divine Health Shalom Peace, Hope, Joy
With this tool, we take whatever the Lord is highlighting to us (fears, frustrations, perceived rejections, hurts, etc.) and put them in a box. We give the box to God. Then we ask God if He has anything he would like to give us. For the sake of ease, let’s assume in the following steps that we are dealing with someone who has a fear of a loved one making a mistake.
Steps to The Great Exchange 1. Hold your hands in front of you palms up, like you’re holding something in your hands. 2. Please close your eyes. 3. Picture in your hands an empty box - it is open with no lid. 4. Now take your fears* and put them in the box. Take your time and be very specific and place each and every one into the box. And then just nod your head when you are done. 5. Now take that box and give it to God/Jesus/Holy Spirit. Picture yourself handing it to him. 6. Now ask “God/Jesus/Holy Spirit? Do you have anything you’d like to give to me? “ Note: Silence is ok. When you ask them to put all of their fears in a box and then nod when they are done, this allows them time to dialog with God and allows them time to think of each fear without interruption. * Put whatever the Lord was highlighting into the box (fears, frustrations, perceived rejections, hurts, etc.).
Healing Memories Tool (aka Presenting Jesus from Sozo) During a painful situation, lies or wounds can be implanted. The “Healing Memories” tool helps people see (God/Jesus/Holy Spirit) was present during that situation and that (God/Jesus/Holy Spirit) exchanges LIES for the TRUTH and heals the wound. The Memory Healing tool is simply asking God to show us where He was or what He was doing during a painful event. Just like Elisha asked God to open the eyes of his servant so he could see. We also ask what lie they have believed and what is the Truth. If the memory is TOO painful (they were molested, they saw their buddy die a gruesome death, etc.) then Jesus may take them to the memory just AFTER the event. Reliving the event is not going to be helpful. God will always show us the answer to what our wound is really crying out for. This is the beauty of letting God do the healing, instead of us trying to heal them. Steps for Memory Healing 1. Once a painful memory has been identified, ask God/Jesus/Holy Spirit to take the individual back to the memory. Have them give a brief description of what they are seeing. (This confirms they are using vision – which is critical for the next step.) 2. Invite God/Jesus/Holy Spirit to reveal Himself in this scene. 3. Ask God/Jesus/Holy Spirit to show them the lie they learned during this situation (there can be more than one). 4. Have them renounce the lie. 5. Ask God/Jesus/Holy Spirit what the truth is. 6. Ask the individual if this feels true or if they believe what God/Jesus/Holy Spirit are saying. If they don’t believe then ask the Godhead if there are any other lies or if Sozo trained, use the Father Ladder tool. If not Sozo trained, then refer to Cari. 2
Practical Steps for Emotional Healing • I highly recommend teams of 2 (3 is better). The team members not actively ministering should be praying (looking and hearing to see what the Father is saying or doing). • People with emotional wounds want to be heard – practice active listening skills. • If someone mentions the loss of a loved one – the best thing you can say is “I’m so sorry”. • Onion effect – You may know what the root of the issue is, but be aware that people may not be ready to go there yet. Be aware of what the Father is wanting to do. • If someone talks of suicide or uses words like “I don’t want to be here anymore”….please let a pastor know as soon as you can. Again, this is a great reason to have 3 people ministering. One person might graciously excuse themselves for a minute and go let a Pastor know. • If someone talks about being molested or abused, again, let a pastor know!