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Through the CHRIST Program, we pray you will discover the right balance between acceptance and change: accepting that which is outside of your control, while practicing therapeutic skills to help you make important changes in your thoughts, emotions and behaviors. May our Lord lead you into deeper freedom and healing.

Through the CHRIST Program, we pray you will discover the right balance between acceptance and change: accepting that which is outside of your control, while practicing therapeutic skills to help you make important changes in your thoughts, emotions and behaviors. May our Lord lead you into deeper freedom and healing.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Grow in awareness of your emotions and how they influence your thoughts and behaviors.
  • Recognize your emotions as guides to your needs, without being driven or controlled by them.
  • Learn skills to self-soothe and regulate emotions in stressful or triggering situations.
  • Abide in & live from your Christ-centered mind.
  • Understand your thought patterns and “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor 10:5).
  • Experience the power of “Acting Opposite” to your emotions.
  • Learn to stop being controlled by your emotions and embrace your power in Christ.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Grow in awareness of your emotions and how they influence your thoughts and behaviors.
  • Recognize your emotions as guides to your needs, without being driven or controlled by them.
  • Learn skills to self-soothe and regulate emotions in stressful or triggering situations.

Inside the Program:

The program includes six instructional videos and a robust workbook covering the topics of:

  • Decision-making from a Christ-Centered Mind
  • Cooperating with God’s Grace
  • Claiming Truth & Prayerful Listening
  • Taking Thoughts Captive
  • Acceptance of What Is
  • Being Present to His Presence in Each Moment
  • Decision-making from a Christ-Centered Mind
  • Cooperating with God’s Grace
  • Claiming Truth & Prayerful Listening
  • Taking Thoughts Captive
  • Acceptance of What Is
  • Being Present to His Presence in Each Moment

Sample Workbook Pages (click an image to enlarge)

What Others Are Saying:

Kudos and ‘thank you’ to Laura Ercolino for designing and sharing Hope’s Garden Christ Program. Our world needs it more than ever as we navigate this crazy busy, technology-driven, rapidly-changing and overstimulating world.

This is a straightforward and profoundly helpful program for anyone wanting to bring Christ to the forefront of their relationships and learn healthy patterns of behavior and thinking.

Linda K. McGraw, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Founder of the Organization for Psychological Health

After completing the Christ Program, I’m now able to find peace amidst the storm and greater comfort during life’s trials. I highly recommend this course to everyone!

Taking all the treasures, wisdom, and practical tips from DBT while adding an indispensable Christological element, the CHRIST program helped me find ways to physically soothe my anxious nervous system while instructing me on how to enter my Christ-centered mind in order to discern God’s will in every situation of my life.

The Christ Program has enriched all aspects of my life, especially in relationships with myself, others, and God.

The Christ Program has given me the tools to share what I process in my mind and I can be vulnerable and known to my spouse. This allows us to understand the other at a much deeper level and to hopefully reduce the anxiety and fear of what we think our spouse is thinking and gives more insight to truly see them as they are.

I am blessed that my husband was also participating and learning the Christ Program. We have found using new skills has helped and enlightened our disagreements and misunderstandings.

The Christ Program has taught me how to successfully “take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5)!

I found using the DBT skills helped me get in touch with all the thoughts and feelings I was experiencing. It allowed my wife and I to understand the other at a much deeper level.

The CHRIST program has helped me learn to renounce the lies I have been conditioned to let ruminate in my mind and claim the truth of who I truly am, a beloved daughter of Christ. Doing this frequently has brought me peace and a renewed understanding of myself and others.

About the Instructor:

Laura Ercolino, Foundress of Hope's Garden
Laura Ercolino, Foundress of Hope’s Garden

The CHRIST Program was born out of my own healing journey. I was introduced to DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, in 2012 when I was in treatment for an eating disorder. In the years that followed, I continued to learn DBT skills as a means to help myself and my children as we journeyed through chaotic times and healing from multiple traumas.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy was developed by Marsha Linehan,Ph.D., ABPP. DBT is an evidence-based therapy that is highly effective in treating suicidal behavior and other complex mental health disorders.

The CHRIST Program is the integration of DBT skills and our Catholic faith. The skills I chose to include are not the whole of what Marsha Linehan created and taught but what I have found most useful both in my healing journey and in dealing with the stressors of daily life.

I am not a therapist or licensed counselor. I have had much experience as a client in DBT programs and groups. This program is the result of my experiences and personal research. I hope and pray that it will bring the life-changing tenants and skills of Marsha Linehan’s DBT to Catholic men and women so we may all experience abundant life in Christ.

Together in His Heart,
Laura

Subscribe to the CHRIST Program:

  • Click the “Purchase Now” button below to purchase the CHRIST Program in our online classroom.
  • 1 year access to the 6-session video series. Watch each video as often as you like during the 1 year period.
  • 136-page workbook.
  • Option to purchase with 3 live coaching sessions with one of our Christ-centered Living Coaches.
  • 15% discount on the supplemental worksheet packages, found here. You will receive a coupon code to claim your discount within the confirmation email you will receive after subscribing below.
  • Membership in our CHRIST Program Skills Group, found in our Hope’s Garden women’s community. Here you can interact with others who have participated in the CHRIST program, ask questions, join in live (virtual) prayer gatherings and more. If you are not already a member of the community, learn more and download the app here.

Note:  While the Hope’s Garden Community is only available to women, we invite men to please join our “Men of Hope” men’s community! You can learn more and join here.

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