"There are not words to describe the gratitude that I have for the emotional wellness class
...that I participated in this fall of 2014. I say daily prayers, have daily scripture study and
weekly family home evenings and look for opportunities to serve. Life is good, yet I still suffer
with feelings of anxiety and depression from time to time. I have wanted to get "help," but
didn't know where to turn for a source that can be trusted. This class was the answer I have
been desiring for many years. Instead of having shame for the way that I feel, I learned how to
acknowledge and process those feelings.
This class provided a Christ centered bridge or reconciliation between what I know to be true
and the way I feel sometimes. I think that many women struggle with emotional wellness, and
men, too for that matter. This class shared very concrete and individualized answers to a
myriad of emotional issues. I can't recommend strongly enough that this class continue, in
order to uplift and heal others who are in need."
The Emotional Wellness class... has changed my life, bringing me so much closer to my
Heavenly Father and my Savior. I started my 12-week journey with understanding more deeply
the commandment 'to love thy neighbor as "thyself" ' in self compassion and the feeling the
Savior's loving comfort. I learned how to truly pray and communicate with my Heavenly Father
and to use my Savior's Atonement daily. At age 61, I am so grateful to have this knowledge
and the tools to use-- wishing I could have had them sooner in my life. This course needs to
be provided all women, young and old. The title of the course could be "learning to feel
Christ's Atonement in your life daily" -- or "incorporating the Beatitudes to come closer to
Christ." I can't imagine not being able to attend this course on Mondays...thank you from the
bottom of my heart. Please offer the course again--I need it!
"I think one of the most valuable thing I learned from this workshop is how powerful the
Savior’s Love is and how through the Atonement we can overcome most hurts, trials, losses
and build better relationships with not only the people most dear to us, but also work
relationships, relationships with neighbors, community and even strangers.
There was also a paradigm shift in my relationship with myself. I was able to see myself as the
Savior sees me and that affects every aspect of my life. I was able to internalize that I am loved
perfectly by my Heavenly Father and to better understand his compassion and pure love
I have been hearing these lessons all my life, but [this class] made them so personal to me and
I learned more from these 12 weeks than ever before. I cannot emphasize enough, how the
spirit taught us and the Beatitudes took on deeper and richer meaning that has given me more
confidence, peace and appreciation for the Savior. My life will never be the same. I only wish it
could last longer!!! I am grateful for great handouts, assignments and messages from the
scriptures, prophets and the like that I can read over and over again.
Specific actions that will come of this experience:
I will strive to act, react and come from a place called “Loving Comfort”
I am going to pray with more gratitude for my Savior
I am going to be a better student of the scriptures
I am going to have compassion for myself, more for others
I will change the way I see others, more perfectly as the Father and Christ see them
I will know less fear and exercise more faith
I will be a better listener
I will tap into the enabling power of the atonement
I will seek to know the will of the Lord for my life
I will use my strengths to lead, lift and edify others
I will have the strength and develop the skills to make my relationships better.
I will strive to be authentic and let people know what I need
I am sure there are many more that will come as I grow and serve others applying what I have
learned in the workshop. I came away a better person and am so grateful for this experience."
I am so grateful for the opportunity to have taken [the] workshop. The steps and processes
that are taught can be life changing. They strengthen testimonies and understanding of the Atonement.
The tools that are taught are helpful in changing, thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. I personally am
eternally grateful for the "change of heart" I experienced and the sisterhood we felt as a group.
I highly recommend continuing this class to benefit the spiritual and emotional well-being of the
sisters of our stake.
I just completed [the] Well Being workshop. What a remarkable class! It is truly life
changing. I did not know how needed this class would be in my life. It helped me navigate a
difficult time. [It was led] with compassion, professionalism and especially with the Spirit. The
things learned in this class, I believe are what all women in this day and age need. Such
beautifully taught principles of the Savior that help to navigate the negativity that can be all
around us. I would highly recommend this class to anyone! The skills and principles I have
learned will not only be a benefit to me for the rest of my life, but to my children and
generations to come. I know [it] is inspired and...is teaching the things the Savior would have
us learn. This class is for everybody!
What [was] presented and taught during this course is invaluable. I think the biggest thing I
gained from being able to participate is a renewed sense of gratitude in our Savior. I
understand more clearly our Savior's love and desire for us to progress no matter how slow we
are at figuring things out ;) It was also comforting to hear of the struggles and triumphs from
the other sisters in the class. We are all at different places along the path and each of us
encounter different roadblocks along the way, but I believe this is the Lord's way of teaching us
to seek Him out and come unto Him and ask for help and guidance!
Thank you so very much for your desire to teach us what you know! It was always very
apparent that you have a strong testimony of all these things because you have learned how to
"come unto Him."
This class has impacted my life in more ways than one. I have been able to take a step back
and truly understand what part I play in accepting our Heavenly Fathers Love for each and
every one of us. I truly know he loves us unconditionally. Also this class brought several
women closer together and allowed us to openly share our hardships and work through some
difficult situations together. That bond and support is difficult to find in this world today. So
keep the class going it works wonders...
Thank you...for a wonderful learning experience...I truly feel your love for all of us. And thank
you for helping us seek, feel, learn of how to gain more peace here on this earth.
The closeness of sisters who were dealing with the same things I was, or their own struggles
to deal with, was an exquisite gift! Being able to hear their thoughts, and experiences was
another wonderful gift. But most of all were the things you presented to us that made us
think...deeply. and personally, about our own lives, and experiences; attitudes, thoughts,
assumptions, beliefs.....and the Gospel of Jesus Christ,....and the ways we perceive it,
particularly in our own lives. We could feel it as others had their AHHA moments; felt our
own shift in the way we looked at things, and the way we thought; felt hope for the changes
we knew had to be made in our own lives.
I certainly had my own rough times. Sorting through my life, examining my experiences,
and facing things I'd never really known how to face, or to change.
The homework took utter honesty, and careful thought on our part. The knowledge that no
one but us would ever read it helped a great deal . I loved that the lessons came to my own
computer, where I could access it in my own time; watch videos by myself, or share with
others. I was touched by others observations about the homework. Their comments added
greatly to my own understanding.
... We said among ourselves that we wished that the church classes, all of them, were such
that we could share in the same way there, as we were able to in this class. I feel that we have
all grown stronger in our testimonies, and our ability to speak to the truths about life. Hearing
the gospel, and learning to live the gospel are quite a different thing. I believe we are all farther
along the path of living the gospel, and of change in our own lives, which is such a very real
blessing to us.
I am so grateful I was able to participate in this class. It has taught me so much about myself
and others--how we are all Heavenly Father's beloved children. I have gained great insight into
the atonement--both the repentance aspect as well as its enabling power. I learned techniques
to help me get to a better place when I am
struggling and techniques to help me diffuse tension in other people. I appreciated the in depth
study of the beatitudes. I know that I have only gleaned a small portion of all that you prepared
for us, but I feel that I have grown so much spiritually by attending. I hope...many more sisters
can share in this experience.
This class, How To Feel Peace and the Savior’s Love in Chaotic Times, as we decided to
nickname it in our last class, has been such a beautiful part of my life the past 12
weeks. Going in depth learning more of Christ’s Beatitudes and how to put those attributes
into my daily life has made an amazing impact on my life. I understand so much better how I
can feel my Heavenly Father’s love and the peace from really using these attributes every
day. I am making progress in seeing how my Heavenly Father really does know me and love
me. I know He believes in me and is always there for me, as I approach Him in sincere
prayer. I have learned more clearly how to “lay all my burdens upon the Lord” and in so doing,
feel His love and encouragement. It is amazing to me, how just taking a few moments in each
day to be still and truly feel my Savior’s love for me, brings an optimism, joy, and confidence to
my day. The lessons I have learned from the scriptures and the way that [the class] has made
them so tangible, is priceless.
The comradery of the sisters in the class has also been such a blessing. As we share our
difficult situations and “aha” moments, we realize there is a common humanity amongst us
which helps us learn from each other and support one another. We realize that we all have
difficulties and that the purpose of this life, is to learn to become more like our Savior in our
trials and how doing this brings peace and love in our life. It is an interactive learning process
were we all feel comfortable to share our tender feelings.
I have talked about this class with many of my friends and I truly believe every single person
would learn and benefit from being in a class like this. I loved the group setting and feel the
contribution of everyone in the class was so helpful. I have many friends that are not in the
Park City area, that I would love for them to have an opportunity like I did, to learn these
beautiful lessons from the scriptures and these lessons. I truly believe the principles taught are
pure and inspired. The Spirit of the Holy Ghost was with us as we learned together. I feel so
privileged to have been able to participate in this uplifting and life-changing class. I hope to be
able to participate in more.
This has truly been an insightful class. At first I was very afraid to look inside myself, and today
I am embracing me and being tender with me. Facing things in a new and spiritual way and
learning that I will love all mankind as I am commanded. Please offer this class on an ongoing
basis, I am sure I will need to brush up on the lessons I missed and develop more skills.
This class was wonderful on many levels. I would suggest it to everyone. These are just a few
things I learned.
1. Many times we know or are taught what to do, but don't know the steps or how to do it.
We know that we want to build a close relationship with our Father in Heaven, but this class
taught me how to do this, besides the important things like prayer and scriptures. Through the
exercises of imagining His loving arms around me and meditating on feeling his spirit, it made it
easier to feel that he is guiding and directing me.
2. This class gave me a deeper understanding of what it means and why it is important
to become like Christ, as opposed to just trying to be like him. When we become like him we
have a greater peace, a greater love for those around us, greater ability to accept and love as
we realize we are the ones that have to change.
3. I learned to look to Christ instead of focusing on my issues and things that would make me
feel hopeless. As we focus on trying to see things through his eyes we understand that all
things are for our good, because we have opportunities to grow and learn, which is very
calming and hopeful.
4. My gratitude has increased leaps and bounds. Fear, hopelessness, frustration, anxiety,
expectations start to disappear when we understand that everything is in The Lord's hands. He
will guide us, protect us, bless us, carry us, comfort us to the extent we will ask him and let him
and believe that He will.
5. This class reminded me that as we study the gospel deeper, the lessons in the scriptures
can endlessly teach us on deeper levels as we are ready and willing to learn these things. I love
what we learned about the beatitudes.
6. We are not only "required" but are given the "blessing" of forgiving, loving and
understanding everyone. All of the commandments are for our good, more than for the good of
7. It is okay and important for us to open ourselves up to admit that we have had difficult
things happen to us. When we understand that it is okay to mourn, feel pain, feel hurt, feel
sadness, then we can have the strength to get past the pain, and HEAL those feelings, and
learn from those experiences.
8. Knowing these things doesn't mean we will not continue to have difficult things happen, but
that there is always hope, and by understanding and striving to be in the loving comfort mode
we will be able to deal with things as they come our way in a better way.
9. We are not alone. We are surrounded by strong, understanding, loving women that can
encourage understand and love each other.
I have LOVED the emotional health class. Taking the Beatitudes and putting them into daily
practice was a great experience for me. It was very soul searching and an uplifting part of my
week. I hope that the class will continue and let others experience this in their lives as well.
I loved this class! It really helped me to change my thought process to be healthier and more
like I think our Heavenly Father wants us to think. The support and judgment -free friendship
with the other women was wonderful. I wish it had part 2. I hope...other stakes will implement
this program- so many more women can be blessed. This is truly inspired!