Lesson 1: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences.

This session introduces you to the ACE Study.

Discover the science that will change how you feel about yourself and others.

You will:

  • Learn your ACE score.
  • Learn why people behave as they do.
  • Improve your relationships.
  • Become less critical of yourself and others.

Lesson 2: Our Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences

Taking charge of your life begins by understanding the effects of adversity.

You may not realize it, but traumatic or persistent stress affects you in very predictable ways.

Discover:

  • How we respond to stress.
  • How to improve your self-image with realistic thinking.
  • How the brain and nervous system develops.
  • Make the connection between stress, life-span, and health.

Lesson 4: Defined by Grace

How you define yourself and your relationship with God affects everything.

It forms your mental framework. It frees you, or it confines you.

  • Discover the difference between mercy and grace.
  • Learn what it means to be “unstuck” from your old nature.
  • Receive the unconditional love of God.

Lesson 5: Taking Control of Your Life

Experiencing childhood trauma results in a loss of control.

Gain control of your body, emotions, and spirit through powerful, practical steps.

Learn to:

  • Recognize true control versus false control.
  • Understand how your body, soul, and spirit interact.
  • Monitor your ups and downs, and moderate your response to stress.
  • Understand brain development and plasticity.
  • Learn the biblical principles that give power over sin and habits.

Lesson 7: Emotional Impotence: How to Gain Strength in the Inner Man

We live in a generation of weakness.

Society says you don’t have the power to change. We are bombarded with the message, “You can’t.” Learn to say, “I can.”

Discover how to:

  • Gain power over difficulties.
  • Retrain your brain and reset your nervous system.
  • Take charge of life.

Lesson 8: The Transforming Power of a Renewed Mind

The battle for your mind is real.

What you think and how you think controls your responses to the stressors of life.

You will learn:

  • The pattern for right thinking.
  • How to develop a renewed mind.
  • How to overcome the imaginations that hinder spiritual progress.
  • To develop authority over memories that haunt you.

Lesson 9: Brain Plasticity: Circuits, Patterns, and Habits


Your brain is far more adaptable than you think.
You can overcome unwanted thoughts and behaviors through understanding the science of circuits, patterns, and habits.

You will learn:

  • How to increase your learning ability.
  • How to understand and overcome depression.
  • The five sources of anger.
  • How to overcome habits.

Lesson 10: Grieving Your Loss Without Self-Pity

Have you said to yourself, “I could have done something to prevent my abuse?”

or, “I must have done something to deserve what happened to me?” God gives you permission to grieve, but not to be self-pitiful.

Discover:

  • The power of validation- acknowledging your loss.
  • The dangerous habit of self-pity.
  • How to appropriately interpret the difficulties of life.
  • The secret of resiliency and emotion regulation.
  • How to increase your capacity to connect with others.

Lesson 11: Learning Relational Skills

The greatest insult of childhood trauma is how it affects our ability to connect with others.

The capacity to connect is essential to health and success. Improve your connections with others.

You will learn:

  • The definitions and importance of empathy and sympathy.
  • How to make others feel valued.
  • The 5 skills needed to connect with others.
  • How to improve your communication skills.

Lesson 12: Faith – Hope – Love

These three simple words contain the key to overcoming.

You will have greater insight into the victorious life as you learn these dynamic concepts. “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

You will learn:

  • How to develop these three foundational qualities.
  • To see the hand of God in difficult circumstances.
  • The benefits of responding to difficulties with faith and trust.