Dr. Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of multiple books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. His coauthored book Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You has sold over 100,000 copies and is printed in eleven languages. Wilder has published numerous articles and developed four sets of video and relational leadership training called THRIVE. He is the founder and chief neurotheologian of Life Model Work, a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. Dr. Wilder has extensive counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary and elsewhere.
God wired us for relationships, with Himself and with the people around us, but the problems we face can shut down our relational brain circuits, which often causes more pain than the problems we face.
Dr. Jim Wilder leads some brain training in this session to help us overcome shame. While you won’t be present with the group to practice in-person, you can certainly gain the knowledge and the exercises to use with a group you can gather.
Everyone is wired to feel shame; our heads drop, our faces flush, we feel poorly about something we have said or done. Everyone is also wired to respond to shame but cultures develop different styles of response and our culture has developed a style of masking shame.
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