Life Enrichment, a group-counseling program located at the Mt Zion Community House and the Mt Zion Community Center, has been made available through Mt Zion church for over 25 years. Life Enrichment topics focus on changing mindsets and behaviors that can stand in the way of leading the productive and peaceful life that God intends for you. We teach the importance of being strong in the Lord and the power of His might, to stand against anything (Eph. 6:10,11).
Life Enrichment also teaches that through the redemptive power of God you can overcome the problems, harmful habits and trauma you may have experienced in life. Each class is led by a pair of carefully selected group counselors. Each counselor has passed a two-year counselors training program, and are also approved to instruct based upon their personal lives being balanced in that topic area.
Life Enrichment counselors are always here to offer hope for any situation through anointed words of encouragement; if more counseling is needed, one-on-one counseling is free to anyone actively participating in a Life Enrichment class. Perhaps you are okay, and are not in a crisis situation, and for that we are pleased to hear! Yet, we also believe that no matter how good your life is, it can always be better!
Life Enrichment classes are offered free each week, and may include some of the topics listed below. If you want more information, please fill out our contact form. To see a list of current classes coming up, check out our Mt Zion Community House Calendar or the Mt Zion Community Center Calendar.
Life Enrichment Classes
The Anger class teaches that when an emotion is not dealt with, it can become anger. Anger reveals the condition of the heart. Anger usually stems from either hurt, frustration, or fear. Many people deny their anger and its influence on their actions—they believe people with anger explode. Many are very subtle at controlling anger, but others catch a glimpse of it from time to time. Anger Resolution helps identify the source of anger and teaches individuals how to deal with the root of it in their heart.
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
In this class we discuss what you can do to change your life. Many thoughts and habits that you have, contribute to your anxiety and depression. We will learn how simple changes in your everyday life can go a long way towards your deliverance from the emotions that hold you back from living life to its fullest.
BOUNDARIES IN RELATIONSHIPS
Boundaries must be set to enable us to see ourselves as individuals responsible for our own lives. This individual responsibility should not be given to anyone else. Likewise, boundaries are needed to prevent us from taking the responsibility for the needs of those we are not responsible for. Taking responsibility for someone else can allow them to remain immature and irresponsible. This group will equip you to set those boundary lines and will promote healthy growth in your relationships.
This class isn’t about going on a diet…but it will bring to light the deeper reasons that motivate us to turn to food for comfort, stress relief, passing time and several more. We will discuss how you can feel better about yourself no matter what shape you are in, and provide a healthy support system for you to get healthier one step at a time.
COGNITIVE THINKING TO BEAT OPIATE ADDICTION
This class, taught by Robin Rice, certified Cognitive Thinking Matters instructor, will teach cognitive thinking techniques used to change mindsets to change irrational behaviors, targeting substance use. This class is for adults who would benefit from these techniques or are helping someone who can benefit from these techniques.
LIFE CONTROLLING EMOTIONS
This group discusses how emotions affect and control our lives and explores ways to conquer them. A crisis may cause our emotions to become temporarily unbalanced; however, when a crisis is dealt with, our emotions should fall back into balance. When this does not happen, every action or reaction is a result of an emotion out of control. This group supports and teaches individuals how to regain balance and stability of mind.
THE GRIEF PROCESS
This class will help you understand the steps of grief. The feelings of sadness, confusion or guilt are to be expected after the loss of a loved one. Maybe you are feeling anger, depression or fear. These emotions are also part of the grief process. Receive information on what to expect and how to deal with this issue, ultimately healing and moving on with your life.
HEALING FOR WOMEN
Women place a lot of importance on relationships. When you are in a relationship, there is a risk involved. You may be hurt. Once you are hurt in a relationship, the pain and devastation that you feel can keep you from being able to trust. You may begin to deal with people out of your brokenness. You may have difficulty connecting with people and maybe even with God. There is hope for you because healing can be found in God. Whether you have experienced adultery, betrayal of a friend, abuse from a parent or spouse, disappointment from God, or whatever hurt that may be in your heart, God can heal the broken places and bind up the wounds.
MAN TO MAN
When men try to measure their success as a man, they often compare themselves to other men or to some criteria that they feel society has set as a measuring rod. The real measure of your success as a man, when based on the principles of God, is not about other men. It is about your uniqueness in God, your purpose, and your responsibilities based on the relationships that you have chosen. This class presents the principles of being a successful man of God. It offers the opportunity to share with other men and to learn the place other men have in your personal growth.
This group offers basic skills for developing meaningful relationships. Many people have built relationships that do not meet their individual needs. This results in dissatisfaction. Some of the topics this group will discuss are how to make initial contacts, how to be comfortable in group settings, how to evaluate the costs and rewards in relationships and, when necessary, how to end relationships.
Most people want to feel that they are of value, and that their life has meaning and purpose. Developing a healthy self-image and learning to believe in your worth is a process achieved by taking it one step at a time. Begin to feel good about yourself today!
The Substance Abuse group emphasizes that drug and/or alcohol addiction is a curable disease. It presents realistic means for taking responsibility for the addiction and behavior that results from it, as well as practical strategies for coping with problems or pressures that motivate abuse of the substance. The group encourages you to discover the reasons for turning to the substance and alternative courses of action.