…The certification journey began at the conference in 2019. I had come to Pigeon Forge alone and was staying at a hotel. Each night in my room, I reviewed what I had learned that day. The last night, I cried like a baby in my room as I reflected on everything I had learned. If being honest, I had some things that I needed to fully surrender. That night I released those things I had been clinging to. Afterward, I felt free and so much lighter.
After the conference, I began all of the reading. During 2020, I read one book after the next, I watched the Solomon lecture series, and listened to the Christ is Life conference. I noticed that as I was working with clients, these truths that I had been reading about and listening to were coming out in our appointments. What comes into our mind comes out through the mouth and through our actions.
One of the most beneficial parts of the process were the Marie Marshall videos. Before then, I felt like I understood the message but I didn’t understand the “how.” Just like with Pastor Dave, I was able to EXPERIENCE what real-life appointments would look like. This series was so helpful to me. Watching the counselor lead Marie through the process was a beautiful thing to observe.
In August of 2020, I was able to come to the workshop. Because of the hands-on approach to the workshop, I felt like I gained confidence and understanding. I especially appreciate learning how to lead someone through the line diagram. Walking into the workshop, I felt like I had a good idea about the wheel, but the line diagram scared me for some reason. I was able to grasp the meaning and the message, and since then, I’ve walked a few clients through with ease.
Today, I am approaching the last few hours of my practicum….
Read Beth’s full testimony here: Practicum Paper – Beth Gates