Putting it simply
Living Wholeness is the community who use the Christian Wholeness Framework.
Christian Wholeness Framework is the Biblical framework or ‘operating system’.
Living Wholeness Global manages the operational aspects of Living Wholeness.
Living Wholeness Institute is the educational agency which oversees services training, resources, and research.
Living Wholeness Approachis a specific therapeutic process used by Living Wholeness practitioners.
Living Wholeness is for you, bringing God-centred transformation.
Living Wholeness: A Community
Living Wholeness is a community whose purpose is to assist individuals, within relationships, in their move towards God centred flourishing. This community invites, equips, and encourages people to learn, live, and give the Christian Wholeness Framework.
Living Wholeness facilitates this God centred transformation, of ‘the whole person, within the whole church, to even facilitate bringing the whole gospel to the whole world.’ (echoing the mission statement within Lausanne Covenant – John Stott and others)
Living Wholeness is an international, dynamic organism which, by Gods grace, continues to grow and develop.
There is much room for you – to benefit, to be transformed, to offer your capacity and gifting to assist others. You have a place in this story – as you have a place in His story.
Living Wholeness: Values
Living Wholeness values love and acceptance, truth and integrity, choice and hope, God centred lives and relationships, personal vulnerability, and facing life’s issues in a healthy way. Living Wholeness also values healthy relational process, by offering choice, respect and value to individuals and people within systems.
Christian Wholeness Framework
The Christian Wholeness Framework is the ‘operating system’ of Living Wholeness. As its name implies, it is unashamedly attesting to be Christ-centred, taking a whole view, and using a clear frame or structure; it is based on the Bible, centred on God, and promoting the Christian church’s central calling towards transformation of individuals and communities across the world.
The Christian Wholeness Framework offers a Biblical anthropology of man, and a dynamicand robust theology, psychology, biology and sociology of change. The use of this facilitates a comprehensive understanding of personalGod centred transformation. It identifies 5 steps in the process of healthy human relating, undergirded by 5 symbols representing man, his relationship with God, others, and himself.
The Christian Wholeness Framework provides a universally transferable picture language; a structure in which other models of people and change can be integrated; a map assisting individuals to accurately locate their present position relative to life goals, thereby elucidating a realistic way ahead; and a therapeutic tool bag which includes the Living Wholeness Approach.
This Living Wholeness Approach is a therapeutic process developed for and used by counsellors and coaches, based on the ‘operating system’ of the Christian Wholeness Framework. It has been tested in the fires of thousands of counselling clients, over many years, settings, cultures, and issues. It is sophisticated, well presented, and easily understood. It encourages, inspires and challenges the finding of wholistic transformation for all clients. This approach, has successfully empowered many people in their life roles – from parenting to pastoring, from lay counselling to psychiatry, from Australia to Asia and beyond. It is considered to be universally relevant and applicable across cultures, ages and gender.
The Christian Wholeness Framework is also helpful within Church contexts: small groups, pastoral care, ministry, and mission. It is also highly effective in professional counselling, coaching, mentoring, and spiritual direction/accompaniment.
The Christian Wholeness Framework is now almost 30 years old. It offers probably one of the most comprehensive approaches to working wholistically with people. Interest and uptake is rising rapidly, especially in Asia. A comprehensive 2013 Australasian survey identified a very positive uptake by the majority of professional practitioners.
Because it is Biblically robust, theologically and psychologically integrated nature, and because it is systematic, teachable, culturally sensitive, and has broad application and availability, it could well become a major force for God centred personal transformation across the majority and developed world.
Living Wholeness: Global
Living Wholeness Global is the umbrella company that effectively and systematically develops and oversees the delivery of the Christian Wholeness Framework around the world.
LIving Wholeness: Institute
Living Wholeness Institute is the educational agency which oversees the development, accreditation, and co-ordination of Living Wholeness services, training, products, resources, and research, all undergirded by efficient infrastructure and persistent prayer.
Services: Living Wholeness Institute seeks to offer and catalyse a broad range of client counselling and coaching options, for life’s many challenges. It also offers professional counselling supervision, for differing expertise levels and cultural contexts.
Training and Resources: Living Wholeness Institute offers various products, training programs and resources to individuals, students, small groups, churches, lay counsellors, professional counsellors/coaches, trainers, and program developers.
Research: Living Wholeness Institute seeks to be a research based organization. It draws on quality research throughout the world, and is dedicated to developing this further.
Infrastructure: Living Wholeness Institute has infrastructure to meet the demands of and on the organization.
Prayer: Living Wholeness Institute personnel seek to abide in Jesus, and prayerfully undergird all intrapersonal and interpersonal development.