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For the past four decades, I have had the privilege of counseling folks as they seek answers for life's challenging issues--anxiety, abandonment, abuse, addiction, discouragement, dysfunction, and even death. Whether I am writing, counseling, speaking, or blogging my goal is to help you 

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Healing the Hurts 

That Are Holding You Back Workshop 

For Men and Women
A workshop for YOU and You can register now~

At Sierra Pines Church
When: Friday, June 16,  2023, 7:00 pm—9:00pm 
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 8:30 am—3:30 pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Where: Sierra Pines Church Northwest Campus in Oakhurst, CA (Take the driveway next to the church on the same side of the street)

Cost: $199 per person. If you need a place to stay, there are rooms available on site for an additional $60 per night. 

Whether you want to get “unstuck” or you want to surge ahead in your personal and spiritual growth, this ten-hour intensive workshop will help you find the freedom Christ intended for you.

To register~
Call Linda Newton at Sierra Pines Church 559-683-2882 
or email me at
$50 nonrefundable deposit will reserve your spot

In the beautiful location at the Sierra Pines Church Northwest Campus near Yosemite National Park, you can attend this workshop will teach you tools to~
♦    Identify the stuff that keeps you stuck
♦    Stop renting space in your head to bad memories and offenses
♦    Learn to forgive others, yourself, and God
♦    Relinquish the stinkin’ thinkin’ that causes you to emotionally circle the drain
♦    Learn how to love yourself and the challenging folks in your family
♦    Stay connected to Christ with time-tested tools to process your pain
♦    Let go of your hurts and let God fully empower you as you live for Him

This workshop is a ten-hour intensive that would cost over $1000 plus at today’s counseling rate. I got so much help in a focused amount of time. I received tools to unpack baggage that has held me back for years~ Lisa

I just wanted to thank you for the great weekend at the workshop. I got so much out of the insights you shared. It was much easier to write & realize what has been hurting me than I thought. I am able to forgive & move on to the next chapter in my life. Dolores & I got so much from you. I  would recommend this workshop to anyone who has hurt & anger keeping them from moving forward. Again, thank You so much.  Sincerely Mike & Dolores

"I am very grateful God gave me the courage to attend the Healing the Hurts workshop. For the first time, God revealed the why behind the what is happening in my life. I learned how my past affects the decisions I make today. I now have tools and the knowledge to make better decisions and to stop settling for less than what God desires. The environment of the workshop was a place I felt very comfortable and God worked in me to provide peace, healing, and restoration."    -Katie

I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve never been to counseling, and I’m not really a workshop-kind-of-guy, but during the two days, I was able to identify the reason for my anger and get rid of it. I am a much happier person now, and because of that, my wife and kids are too~Derek


I have stories in each of these Chicken Soup for the Soul books. They are available on I have 2 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Forgiveness Fix. Here is a link to a podcast I did with Chicken Soup's editor, Amy Newmark.