GROWTH: The FACE of Tension

Conflict is tension - a struggle of opposing ideas, wishes, and internal or external demands. We don't just have external conflict among friends, spouses, or parent-child, but we also have internal struggles - competing ideas and expectations which collide. Holding on to opposing tensions, our beliefs, wishes, thoughts, and others can be overwhelming and confusing. You may want to go into a default mode: getting defensive, ignoring the problem, or wanting to escape or run away from the situation altogether, impacting your mental health.

We invite you to join us on a journey in the following weeks to introduce you to a model we call FACE to explore the circumstance through different dimensions that will help you gain new meaning. We will introduce you to some Biblical stories and principles to help you consider how to apply some of the concepts discussed. You will also learn about depression, anxiety the role of trauma in communication.
  • Ready . . . Set . . . Grow
  • The FACE of Tension
  • Introduction to the FACE Model
  • Goals For Your Own Growth
  • Stressors that Influence Tension
  • F = Feelings, Understanding Your Emotions
  • Roller Coaster of Emotions
  • A = Assumptions, Becoming Aware of Flooding
  • C = Comeback, Understanding How Others Respond
  • E = Effect, How You Cope Matters
  • Summary
  • Program Highlight: Meier Clinics Catalyst Program
  • Let It Go Downloadable Handout
  • Break Out
  • Sculpture
  • The Iceberg
  • Amygdala Hijack
  • Training Your Brain
  • Sticky Situations & Assumptions
  • The More I, The More You
  • Ways to Cope
  • Summary
  • Merry Go Round of Relationships
  • Merry-Go-Round of Relationships
  • Tug of War
  • Their Experience
  • Communication Habits
  • The Past and Present
  • Trauma and Challenges in Communication
  • Communication Tips
  • Biblical Story and Reflection
  • Summary
  • Drama Is The Enemy Downloadable Handout
  • What Keeps You From Speaking Up
  • What Holds You Back
  • Reasons for Silence
  • Types of Problems
  • Consequences of Silence
  • Reasonable Expectations
  • 10 Rules for Communication
  • Summary
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Overview
  • Types of Conflict
  • Honest Problem Solving Steps
  • Summary
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed