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Growth Resources Online

Where biblical precepts and psychological process come together for lasting answers

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GRO Membership

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Using biblical precept and psychological process to transform problems into opportunities that foster hope, develop personality strengths (like hardiness* and emotional intelligence), and build life-enriching habits

*Research shows mental and emotional hardiness to be directly linked to life satisfaction and even physical health.

GRO offers 3 Levels of Membership:

Level 1 Members get each GRO Course in succession*

GRO COURSES

All our courses are designed in house by our staff and are at the hub of everything we do.

Description: Laser-targeted content seamlessly integrating biblical precepts with actionable, evidence-based psychological processes in a fresh, unique way.

In addition, we make sure these fresh takes on common problems are fun to explore, easy to digest, and simple to apply. 

*For as long as you maintain active membership

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We are excited to announce that the first course GRO Members will explore together is . . . Breathing Thin Air: How to Stay Sane in an Insane World

We prioritized developing this course because of the problems so many are struggling with due to the unprecedented ongoing stressors.

Studies show that anxiety is skyrocketing, depression is spiking, and suicide numbers are rising. Teenage suicides are up by an alarming 67% in some areas.* Tragically, childhood anxiety and depression are climbing as well

Never before have we faced a more rapidly changing nor more sociologically challenging landscape than we face in today’s post-Christian America. We believe Breathing Thin Air is an essential course of study for these times.

BTA is a 10-week program delivered at a pace of one lesson per week. (But you don’t have to stick to that schedule. You can work at a slower pace if it fits you better – totally your call.)

*CDC survey, June, 2020.

Here’s just some of what’s waiting for you in
Breathing Thin Air:

The surprising – and surprisingly simple – subconscious obstacle that lies at the root of most of our problems (p 5).

How Christ demonstrated mastery over this obstacle in the Garden of Gethsemane . . . and what we can learn from His response (p 9).

One no-brainer shift that makes all the difference in your peace of mind and heart (p 15-16).

Applying one simple maxim (p 19) allows you to preserve and even replenish your emotional tank throughout the day.

How to prevent a vivid imagination from becoming your own worst enemy (p 23).

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How to measure your emotional and spiritual elasticity (p 33-40).

Why a positive “time out” is a powerful intervention for adults – and how to use it (p 41-43).

Finding balance using a 3-legged stool (p 46-50).

Is your mind trying to tell you something using the pandemic as a  messenger (p 52)?

One skill that will insure you navigate this – and any future crisis – successfully (p 59).

What Martin Luther, hope, and a fruit tree have in common (p 71).

Making the invisible visible (p 74). 

Future course subjects include:

Level 2 Members get each GRO Course in succession PLUS
GROth Spurts, Course Q & A, Ask the Coach, and the GRO Community*

GROth SPURTS

Description: In these targeted accelerators Dr Mike does a riff on one key take from the week’s lesson. GS’s are specifically created to provide additional clarity and insight and propel you toward change that sticks.

Format: mp3

Frequency: Every Tuesday

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COURSE Q & A

Description: L2 (and L3) Members can post course-related questions in the Member Community that we respond to regularly. Questions are arranged by Course and Lesson, which makes finding answers easy.

Format: Posted in Member site

Frequency: Three times per week

ASK THE COACH

Description: L2 (and L3) Members can email our resident coach directly with any question they would like help with. (That is, questions do not have to relate to our current course.)

One question per week is chosen for answer in the Ask the Coach column. All responses are posted to our dedicated online forum, categorized by topic, which L2 and L3 Members can easily access at any time.

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*For as long as you maintain active membership

GRO Community

Description: We encourage all L2 (and L3) Members to participate in our private “no judgment zone” where you are free to ask questions, help one another, share blessings and burdens, and connect with fellow members in a positive environment.

Format: Member area

Frequency: Ongoing

Level 3 Members get all the above plus Open Sessions and Soul Food*

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OPEN SESSIONS

Description: In Open Sessions, Dr Mike responds with indepth, psychodynamic insights into struggles, challenges, and questions submitted by our L3 Members.

Dr Mike brings a level of knowledge and expertise, as well as a genuine love and concern, to all he does for GRO Members. However, nowhere is his keen awareness of human nature more evident than in these Open Sessions.

SOUL FOOD

Description: In these refreshingly candid, heartfelt essays Dr Mike artfully unpacks the psychology of our humanity tucked inside biblical narratives and portfolios of well-known characters in Scripture. 

You can now take a look below the surface of these familiar stories to discover astounding psychospiritual truths that will bring deeper meaning to who you are and how you work as one made in the image of God. 

You’ll find these essays to be surprisingly honest and truly inspiring . . . food for your soul!

*For as long as you maintain active membership

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All courses — as well as the abundance of supporting GRO resources —
are available only to GRO Members 

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But there’s an opportunity I want you to know about — something that will only be available once, only for a limited time, and will never again be repeated.

I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT . . .

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We anticipate that the first group of Level 2 and 3 Members from this online launch will form the bedrock of our GRO Member Community.

In light of this we want to honor these Members with two unique gifts immediately upon joining . . . 

1.  A Free, Signed Copy of Dr Mike’s Book . . .

Shadow Work: A New Guide to Spiritual and Psychological Growth

The late Dr. M. Scott Peck, imminent psychiatrist and best-selling author of The Road Less Traveled, referred to Shadow Work as “One of the truly great and well-written books about our human journey.”

And psychologist Elizabeth Austin, Ph.D., says “Finally, here is a book, lucid and well-written, that bridges the worlds of Christianity and psychology without denigrating either.”

Shadow Work answers those “Why do I do what I do” questions — in a warm, friendly, and readable style.

This book is a must-read for those interested in understanding their unconscious mind or “other side” of their personality . . . and how to change it.

And p.s.we’ll even pick up the shipping cost!

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2.  A Free Coaching Session

All Chapter 1 Members get a FREE, full-length (30-minute) coaching session with Susan. Whether you choose email, phone, or video . . . you’ll get one-on-one time with a board-certified professional coach to get help on any issue of your choosing. 

This is a biggie, folks — this benefit ALONE more than pays for one month of Level 2 Membership!!

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Remember, to qualify for Chapter 1 status and gifts, you must be a Level 2 or Level 3 Member. 

Here is a recap on our Membership Levels:

Member Benefits

Level 1

Every GRO Course upon release*

(downloadable in both pdf and mp3 formats)

$47 per month

*For as long as you maintain active membership

Level 2

Every GRO Course upon release*

Chapter 1 Qualifier

PLUS:

1. Weekly GROth Spurts

2. Course Q & A

3. Weekly Ask the Coach

4. Access to GRO Community

$97 per month

*For as long as you maintain active membership

Level 3

Every GRO Course upon release*

Chapter 1 Qualifier

PLUS:

1. Weekly GROth Spurts

2. Course Q & A

3. Weekly Ask the Coach

4. Access to GRO Community

5. Open Sessions (2 per month)

6. Soul Food (1 per month)

$147 per month

*For as long as you maintain active membership

No long-term commitment required.
You are free to cancel at any time
.

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Our Word of Honor to You:

Because we have much we want to share with you, we hope you are with us for a long time to come. However, you have total control over your membership. 

If you are not completely satisfied with your GRO Membership, you have the power to cancel at any time. You will not be charged beyond your current month.

AND you can cancel inside your membership area without having to engage us directly in any fashion, if you prefer. 

We have one more goodie for you . . . 

If you tell a friend about us (GrowthResourcesOnline.com), and your friend  joins GRO as well (at any level of membership), you will receive a $30 Amazon gift card from us as a thank-you. And not just once, but every time this happens!

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Format: For Member convenience, courses are provided in both pdf and mp3 format. In addition, each lesson contains simple, effective exercises to help you integrate what you’re learning into your daily life.

Frequency: We delve into one targeted course at a time, at the rate of one lesson per week. Further, you determine your own pace and schedule – so there is no pressure whatsoever to complete a lesson per week. Membership is designed so that you can’t fall behind.

Questions selected for response are those deemed by our staff to be of the most benefit to the highest number of Level 2 and 3 Members.

Format: Available in Member Area. Text and audio are both utilized. 

Frequency: One per week

Questions selected for response are those deemed by our staff to be of the most benefit to the highest number of Level 3 Members.

Format: mp3

Frequency: Twice per month

Format: Both pdf and mp3 are utilized

Frequency: One per month

The signup form includes a “Recommended By” field. All your friend has to do is enter your name there. We’ll get your $30 digital Amazon gift card on the way to you by email right away once they join!