Flourishing means living from peace and joy, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus promised us abundant life and a relationship with him. But for many of us that abundance and flourishing feels unobtainable. We know there is more. We try different kinds of healing prayer, or courses or advice or counselling but we still feel stuck in pain or unhappiness. We have good news- we found the keys to getting unstuck and flourishing! Many of us have been living from the left side of our brain and have not realised that this is only half of the way God made us to live. By realising how God actually made our brains to work, eyes will be opened and a paradigm shift will begin. There are skills that are missing in your life and you had no idea! These insights from brain science will help you out from being stuck. This is our story.
Brain science has been studied by Christians for 30 years and we have found that even those of us with emotional or relational troubles can journey to flourishing.
We are a trauma-aware ministry that helps people, churches and ministries escape from stuck and arrive at flourishing. We do this through combining insights from neuroscience and Christianity and train people in these skills (Joyskills) and pray for people using a brain-aware approach called HeartSync.
We offer coaching, training, heart healing prayer and a variety of resources
Sudden panic attacks used to plague Ruth. Prayer could stop them. But we didn't want to pray every night for Ruth to sleep. During our search for a way forward, the Lord led us to Jim Wilder's teaching that we all need 19 brain skills to flourish. When we lack those skills, we lack the resilience to cope with life's difficulties. You can live a more wholehearted Christian life as you develop those skills (Joyskills). The more we developed those skills, the better our relationship became, Ruth's panic attacks stopped, and we gained a deeper understanding of ourselves.
From the inside out, we trained people in how to grow happiness and joy. That was Joyskills. In his own ministry, Mike used them to create a planner and appreciation journal for his mentoring relationships. People gained an understanding of themselves and grew because of these skills. Furthermore, they helped leaders understand why their own people struggled in their Christian discipleship.
The Lord then gave Mike a vision and told him to investigate HeartSync. Using this method of prayer can help people grow from the inside-out without re-traumatizing them.
Through our ministry, people get the skills they need to grow and heal from the inside out
People can use these skills for themselves and in their organizations. For example, in church or business, as you spot when people are becoming non-relational, you need to change your approach to them because no-one can effectively work with a client, boss or worker who is in “enemy mode”. Or the other month we were training Korean missionaries who described the training as “paradigm-shifting” and “life-transforming.” Last week, Ruth was praying for people in inner healing or coaching them in skills to grow their relationships and joy. Mike mostly employs the skills and prayer in the local church.
If you would like to find out how the skills can help you, then get in touch with Ruth at [email protected]
" Mike and Ruth’s passion and belief in the power of JoySkills techniques to change one’s life really shines through, and gave me faith to believe it could work for me. ''
" The appreciation and calming methods that you have taught have already had an immediate and positive impact on my life. I am more peaceful and appreciate many more things in life than I used to. ''
" Your knowledge of the subject matter, as well as your ability to make everyone feel welcomed and accepted was such an encouragement. ''
Who is JOYSKILLS for ?
Individuals, marriages and families
Leaders, vicars & pastors.
Local churches, small groups
Chaplains, missionaries, para church organisations
One-on-one freedom prayer
How to calm Down and Find Peace - Video Course
Teaching and Training.
The appreciation and calming methods that you have taught have already had an immediate and positive impact on my life. I am more peaceful and appreciate many more things in life than I used to.
What do we mean?
We help you
Get past some of your roadworks to personal growth
Improve your relationships
Develop an intimate connection with God
Live with a sense of your calling and purpose
Go from Stuck to Flourishing!
© Mike Jones 2022