TRAINING & RESOURCES
The MORE COURSE
Are you supporting people within the church setting who never seem to be able to break free of life-long struggles with depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal tendencies, PTSD, dissociative identity disorder? Are you suffering with a complex mental health issue yourself?
Often these conditions are ways of managing overwhelming emotions or experiences that become too unbearable to face—the development of a variety of symptoms which can be seen as an expression of the internal pain and conflict that people are struggling with. The symptoms become a way of trying, unsuccessfully, to manage the emptiness and desperate desire to fill an internal void. These are complex conditions and if you want to support people effectively within the church community, it is important to have an understanding of these conditions. It is also important to consider your own ongoing support and supervision as a team, so that you can provide the best care you can within appropriate boundaries.
The MORE Course, by Beverley Hutton, is available to purchase as a self-help book. This material integrates a wealth of clinical experience with discipleship to equip individuals to disentangle themselves from destructive thinking and behaviour patterns, including sessions on:
Does God Love Me?
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Choosing to Believe the Truth
Faulty Belief Systems
Changing Negative Behaviour Patterns
Changing Negative Thought Patterns
How do I Forgive?
Boundaries and Relationships
Integrating Therapy and Discipleship
You can purchase the book on Amazon here.
More for therapists
MORE for Therapists is a two-day workshop based around the More Course, but aimed specifically at therapists who want to integrate their faith with their clinical work in the area of complex mental health issues. It includes clinical theory and practical demonstrations, including EMDR, Compassion-focused Therapy exercises, Crisis management, and bibliodrama. The discussions look at both the spiritual and the clinical theory surrounding complex mental health issues, and how to bring a more holistic approach to the treatment and management of conditions such as C-PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and other dysfunctional coping mechanisms. The course is currently being run on Zoom. Please note that this is a different event to The MORE Course and is aimed specifically at professionals working within the mental health field.
The MORE Course — How to walk free and stay free! This course will help you to understand and overcome your mental health struggles from a biblical and clinical perspective. This is the core course material, which has been designed as a resource for the church and as a self-help guide. It can be run as a discipleship course for overcoming complex mental health conditions from a biblical perspective, run over eight or nine sessions, with each offering break-out opportunities for group discussion. You can attend in-house with us at Still the Hunger or host at your own venue. You can also purchase the book and use for your own personal study. The course contains step by step guidelines for managing a crisis, as well as how to renew your mind from negative thinking patterns, and change destructive patterns of behaviour.
Insight to MORE. Attend an insight session (midweek or Saturday morning) to find out more about the course. Attend in-house at Still the Hunger or host a one-off session at your own venue.
Leadership Training — for your own team to lead The MORE Course yourselves. Training is over two days at Still the Hunger, taking your through the course material. The course is then available to purchase as a book with the teaching material and images on CD so the course can be taught by PowerPoint format.
Contact us for more information, for dates, availability, and to book a place on an in-house event or to discuss hosting your own event.
Still the Hunger by Beverley Hutton is her autobiographical account of an incredible journey of healing and recovery from DID and Anorexia. Beverley gives detailed insight into the disordered thinking of a fragmented mind and the pain of living with the intrusions and flashbacks from multiple parts. She explains the clinical theory behind the symptoms and shows how to integrate therapy with faith in Christ.
You can purchase the book on Amazon here.
Illustrations from The MORE Course, beautifully created by Jonny Hutton, are available to purchase as A2 prints, individual Greetings cards, or in packs of 8 notelets.
Prices: A2 prints £30, Individual cards £3, Pack of 8 notelets £10, Pack of 10 Christmas Cards £10. (+P&P). Payment is via BACS at point of order.
Choose from the following:
1. I Will Comfort You 2. His Delightful Child 3. Abide in Me 4. Hand of Love 5. Compassionate Shepherds
6. Don't Worry 7. Take Me by the Hand 8. MORE 9. Christmas
To order, contact firstname.lastname@example.org