June 30, 2009
SFT Awareness is now in the process of doing work in several prisons in the Nashville area. Heading that effort up is Scott Edwards. Scott has recently completed his training and is looking forward to this chance to teach others how to remove emotional pain. Of course SFT will still offer one on one training as well as seminars.
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June 23, 2009
Before SFT I was not able to deal with all the worries of life and be happy. Before SFT I could not clearly see why Jesus would react to circumstance that might arise and not become angry with his followers. Before SFT I did not see the real Jesus and the way he helps us to deal with stress and worries in our lives. After talking with Ron Wilkins I could see clearer the example of Christ walking on this earth and how Jesus could face the trials on this earth and be at peace. Jesus dealt with people where they were at the time. He talked with them in such a way that they wanted to change and become better people.
When I began to study with Ron in 2007, I was going through a difficult time where my whole department at work was being eliminated. I was looking for a way to deal with all the pain of the loss of my fellow workers, of some 20 years together, and a possible job loss of my own. I was still dealing with the recent loss of my dad and struggling with the empty nest of all the children. Yes I was really depressed. I loved to ruminate and get stuck in the self pity cycle. I needed a better focus for the future. I was hoping to learn the program so I could deal with my issues and maybe one day, in turn, help others. Ron had mentioned in Sunday school class that he was looking for a few people to help him spread the good news by the use of SFT, so I plan to become a trainer for ladies.
Thinking errors can trap you into a shell that is hard to break out of by yourself. SFT allows you to see exactly what you are doing to yourself and others, by using these thinking errors to excuse your behavior. We all have thinking errors but some people are masters at using them every day. SFT helps to break that cycle and creates an awareness of each thinking error you use. SFT puts you on the right track to looking for the good in every situation and allows you to glorify God each day.
I am still struggling with some of the escape behaviors from my thinking errors, but I know now what is happening and try to get a handle on them before they take over. Just knowing that part of the pain I caused myself was due to thinking errors helps to prevent these in the future. Food is still my escape from stress and I like to blame others for things, (Steve will agree with this as well).
I have worked at Ingram Book Company, my working career, over the last 30 plus years. I have had various positions with Ingram from Accounts Payable, Transportation and Merchandising and now I am currently a Buyer for the distribution centers. SFT helps me to deal with all different personality types and still be effective in my job.SFT has helped me to see the emotional pain in others and the tools to help. I try to use the SFT methods to guide others back into a Christ like mind set for dealing with the issues at hand.
When we are faced with an emotional shock or disaster the SFT methods can help you see,” that this too will pass” and it is just another part of life to deal with and go on. We can learn from our mistakes and start again looking forward and not dwelling in the past.We can deal with the issues one at a time and prepare ourselves for success by taking the extra efforts to give the forgiveness needed.
My vision for SFT would be to take this program to each congregation to use these teaching as an outreach method for non believers. Everyone has emotional pain and SFT can help remove that pain and lead others to Christ by the Christian example. I give the program my full financial and emotional support.
June 17, 2009
There are many who currently have high stress levels due to fear. Fear of economic melt down, job loss, and the changes that are happening in the country are just a few. These fears are understandable, but not absolutely necessary. In reality, the events happening throughout the world are nothing to fear at all as long as people keep this world in its proper perspective. Read more