Counseling Through Anxiety 7

Day 7 of 7      Counseling Through Anxiety   (Day 7 of 7)                                     “The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7, ESV). – Apostle Paul Resources During this final day of this study, I want to fill your toolkit. Before I leave a client in the last session, I want to make sure we go over and reintroduce all…

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Counseling Through Anxiety 6

Day 6 of 7      “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7, ESV). – Apostle Peter Final Thoughts Peter is trying to chip away at the root issue of anxiety in this passage. We are now six days deep into this study, and sometimes we have to clear…

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Counseling Through Anxiety 5

Day 5 of 7      “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6, ESV). – Apostle Paul Step 2C - Replacing anxious thoughts with Scripture and PRAYER Today's study will be the final piece of the second step. Let’s quickly review the process: Step 1) Be aware of the anxious thought Step 2A) Take it captive and…

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Counseling Through Anxiety 4

Day 4 of 7      “Set your mind on things above” (Colossians 3:2, ESV). – Apostle Paul Step 2B - Intentionally replace the anxiety with biblical text. Today is key. When we talk about overcoming anxiety, the reality is that it is impossible without thought replacement. This is a part of what is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. But we, as Christians, have an entire additional layer of help. We can go vertically to…

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Counseling Through Anxiety 3

Day 3 of 7      “ Take every thought captive” (2 Corinthians 10:5, ESV). – Apostle Paul Step 2A- Intentionally choose to stop the worry or anxiety. (Step 2 has parts A, B, C) Client Quotes: “I will never be happy.”“There is this constant worry…”“It is just too much.”“I am completely overwhelmed.” Yesterday you listed out some of your own specific thoughts. You also prayed about them in detail and authentically in God’s…

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Counseling Through Anxiety 2

Day 2 of 7      “You are anxious and troubled about many things” (Luke 10:41, ESV). – Jesus Christ Step 1 - Become aware of the specific cause of your anxiety.               (Prepare some scratch paper or print out this study.) Today, I would like to get to know you a little more. A good counselor always wants to truly understand his client. I would like to start by looking at another person who…

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Counseling Through Anxiety 1

Day 1 of 7 “Do not be anxious” (Matthew 6:34). – Jesus Christ The next 7 days will be as hard or as easy as you would like them to be. The interesting thing about counseling is that it can be deep and challenging, or shallow and smooth. So much of it depends on how badly you would like to see the change. It is going to be determined by how anxious and troubled you…

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