Seminar Information

13-14 March 2009 - Hesson, Kansas USA

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This two-day seminar will:

  • Give research-based explanations for key elements of the Immanuel Approach to emotional healing. In our experience, these explanations have been so compelling that they have significantly improved a person’s ability to participate in the healing process.
  • Give a research-based definition of psychological trauma, and explain how the toxic content from unresolved trauma comes forward as “invisible” implicit memory
  • Present research and case studies that provide information about the “Verbal Logical Explainer” (VLE) – the part of our brain/mind whose job it is to make sense out of our experiences.
  • Show how traumatic implicit memory interacts with the VLE to produce sometimes comical, sometimes costly misinterpretations of our life experiences. These misinterpretations then have the power to wreak havoc in our closest relationships – spouse, family, community.
  • Provide simple yet effective new tools for recognizing and limiting the damage of “invisible” implicit memory and VLE misinterpretations
  • Present brand new material (developed after the Springfield IL THRIVE conference in June 2008, and Winnipeg MB Canada conference in September 2008) about our fascinating and important Relational Connection Circuits
  • Provide opportunity and leadership for group exercises that enable participants to witness and experience the Immanuel Approach to emotional healing. NOTE: This group exercise context will be appropriate for working with small to moderate size trauma, but not severe trauma. See “Who Should Attend” below


Karl Lehman, M.D., Psychiatrist

The presentation method will include:

  • Lectures with illustrative PowerPoint slides
  • Video clips of actual healing sessions that help to show rather than just tell the concepts being taught
  • Time for questions and answers
  • Group exercises to begin applying the material taught in lecture (see note under Who Should Attend for limitations and cautions)

Who Should Attend

  • Pastors, Lay Ministers, Small Group Leaders – who want a deeper understanding of how people’s past experiences affect them, and some things leaders can do about it
  • Mental Health Professionals – who want to broaden their healing toolbox, and who need to see some scientific basis for new healing tools and methods
  • Christians on the journey of healing and transformation themselves, and those who want to be supportive to others around them.

  • Some folks should NOT attend:

Some of the live ministry session videos portray intense distress before the person receives healing. Many who have used these videos report that watching the intense pain in the first part of the session can stir them up if they have similar pain in their own lives. Some of the exercises can also stir up unresolved pain. Pain that gets stirred up by the video segments and/or exercises is often then resolved in the group exercises, but occasionally a person gets stirred up and is not able to resolve the pain in the group exercise setting. Therefore, it is important that participants be able to care for themselves, or that they have brought along people from their own communitites who have experience helping them, if painful issues are powerfully activated and not resolved in the group exercise setting. The teaching material presented and the exercises included in the seminar will be powerful and valuable, but Karl and Charlotte will not be able to provide individual sessions or follow-up care for participants who get stirred up and are unable to resolve their pain through the group exercises.

Fri., 13 March 2009 8:00am** Check-In/Registration, Resource table open
  8:30am to 12:30pm Conference
  12:30-2:00pm Lunch (see info below)
  2:00pm to 6:00pm Conference
Sat., 14 March 2009 8:00am Doors Open , Resource table open
  8:30am to 12:30pm Conference
  12:30-2:00pm Lunch (see info below)
  2:00-6:00pm Conference
** Doors will open at 8:00am on both Friday and Saturday. The rest of the schedule is approximate, and is subject to change or adjustment as needed. There will be morning and afternoon breaks provided. See lunch informatit.


Kingdom Life Ministries
505 S. Ridge Road
Hesston, Kansas 67062
(620) 327-2101

For more information:
please contact John Lehman, LCSW
at 620-878-4230



Our local conference organizer has made special arrangements for lunch for attendees:

Friday: A buffet lunch with a choice of at least two different entrees will be available at The Water's Edge Restaurant, located at the Wellness Center of Schowalter Villa, 200 W. Cedar, Hesston, for $7.50 per person.

Saturday: A Mexican buffet lunch will be provided at the conference location at a cost of $9.00 per person.

BE SURE TO RESERVE your spot for each lunch on the registration form. Payment will be collected at the time of the meal, but we need to know ahead of time whether you will want it, or how many in your group will want it.

WE RECOMMEND that you DO take advantage of these lunch provisions, as they will be convenient and timely, and probably the best food for the price you can get close by.


Register Early and Save!

Bring your spouse and Save!

Bring a group of 6-8 people (singles or couples) and get the best availabe rate!

All prices are listed in US dollars.

Individual Early Registration, By February 15th: $100

Individual Registration
Feb 16th or later:: $125

Married Couples Early Registration, By February 15th: $180
- ($90 per person)

Married couples
Feb 16th or later: $230 ($115 per person)

Groups of 6-8 people registering together, Early Registration, By February 15th: $80 per person

Groups of 6-8 together
Feb 16th or later, Per Person: $105

Group registrations must include no fewer than six, and no more than eight persons, and must be sent in or faxed in together, or registered online together. Please make checks out to Karl D. Lehman, MD, and mail to Karl D. Lehman, MD, PO Box 6002, Evanston, IL 60204


AmericInn of Hesston Kansas
2 Leonard Ct
Hesston, KS 67062

Call them before March 1st in order to obtain the special conference rate of $69 per night, and for details of the accomodations.

Toll-free reservations 800-686-4377,
or Front desk 620-327-2053.

Another option is
America's Best Value Inn & Suites
606 East Lincoln Boulevard
Hesston, KS 67062

Reservations: 620-327-4231, regular rate is $60.
Call them for details.

There are also other hotel options
in nearby Newton, Kansas.




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“Brain Science, Emotional Trauma, and The God Who is With Us ~ Part I: A Psychiatrist's Journey -- A Brief Introduction to the Immanuel Approach”
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