Using the principles of God for healing from life's deepest hurts
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised."
"You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Using not only spiritual and Scriptural principles, but the example of Christ as presented in Scripture, life approaches are developed that can free people from the debilitating effects of frozen childhood pain and can produce wholeness despite the shadows of loss, abandonment, and abuse.
The role of lay counseling is simply to be an instrument through which individuals can better recognize truth and understand how to apply it in practical ways in their lives.
As truth is applied to the underlying gouges that feed them, depression, fears and phobias, anxieties and anger can be dismantled, and the sabotaged believer can know a freedom the heart has yearned for but which always before has lodged beyond the reach of the soul.
The embrace of truth by the heart sets our imprisoned places free.
About Brenda's Lay Counseling
For over 20 years as a lay-counselor, Brenda Cox has been helping people apply God's principles in ways that are healing and life-changing. Though the primary focus of Brenda's work is to facilitate healing from childhood sexual abuse and abandonment, she also provides spiritual guidance and works with those in grief or depression, and with those with boundary and relationship issues.
"God did not intend for us to live on the fringe of freedom. Christ brought with him to this dusty place empowering principles for the healing of any wound. If He can raise a four-day-old body from the grave, He can invade any grave we find ourselves in with the power of His resurrection. The tragedy for the limping Christian is to confine such a powerful One as this to the limitation of our own fears and woundedness. For when we do, Christ walks His life in us as a crippled Savior, and we offer to the world, through the witness of ouf lives, a lame deliverer. But if we lay hold of the heritage of life and power God has bequeathed us through His Son, then we offer the world the overcoming Savior and conquering King God always said we had."
Teleios Healing Track
The Greek word “teleios” has to do with becoming whole in Christ.
The Teleios Healing Ministry, developed by Brenda, is an intensive, focused effort to help people move into breakthrough healing from profound childhood issues. This aspect of the lay counseling ministry is neither crisis management (though there are elements of it) nor a temporary patch. It is for those who are at last ready to commit to the hard work of inner healing and to persevere until breakthrough occurs. Such healing breaks the grip which unfinished pain has held on the soul through toxic perspectives and approaches to life. From this, a reorientation of one’s life is possible, where issues become more manageable and new systems can be implemented.
The Teleios program ministers to survivors of childhood sexual abuse (as well as other types of abuse), abandonment and occult abuse. It involves a signed covenant commitment between the client and counselor.
From One Who Has Gone Through Healing:
"Twenty years ago I went through five yerars of therapy due to profounrd abuse in my life and learned through hard work and practice how to function as an adult. Seven years ago I hit a wall...nothing I did worked any more. In a Bible study taught by Brenda I realized one of her areas of giftedness is the practical application of Scripture and how to use that to discover why we are not living the free and abundant life Jesus speaks of. I had never been able to understand why I lived a life of worry, fear and anxiety.
Four years ago I began counseling with Brenda, and it has been the most amazing four years of my life. Her approach was unlike anything I've ever experienced. It wasn't having to learn a concept and then spend months practicing it. We didn't rehash all the abuse but went deep into underlying issues where the Holy Spirit would reveal a lie that had been forged deep into my being from the abuse. Once I saw the lie, truth would be obvious and I would be instantly set free. We worked until we reached the core of my being and everything there that was standing in the way of God possessing my whole heart. It was remarkable. I am able to live this abundant life and the freedom that has always eluded me, and my relationship with the Lord is one that I have longed for my entire life and never knew whay I could not get here.
Brenda has been taught by the Word of God - by God Himself. It hasn't come from books or an educational institution. It is the most effective form of counseling I have ever seen and I have sent my whole family through her office." G. B.