Dr Lehman has spent over 10,000 hours writing a comprehensive collection of essays totalling over 1,000 pages which he offers to the public for free on his homepage. The essays below are specifically chosen from Dr Lehman’s larger collection of essays to be used as supplementary reading to the book Outsmarting Yourself. To view Dr. Lehman’s complete collection of essays about how to effectively minister healing to the mind, brain, and spirit system click on this link to

Immanuel God With Us

(New: 10/25/2006 revised: 10/26/2006) summary: This document is the manuscript of Charlotte’s seminar lecture recorded on the DVD/VHS entitled “Immanuel: God With Us.” Charlotte delves into the Biblical uses of the name Immanuel, Hebrew for “God with us,” and draws out essential insights, both for emotional healing, and more broadly, for the life of Christian discipleship. This presentation of Biblical exegesis and real life illustrations can also serve as an indirect and non-threatening, but compelling, introduction to the necessity for emotional healing in the life of the believer. This teaching also contributed to the discovery and use of powerful new approaches to emotional healing, which we are now sharing in the “Immanuel Series.”

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Introduction to the Immanuel Approach

(New: 10/24/2007 revised: 07/23/2011) summary: “The first thing I want to do is tell the story of my journey with respect to what we call the ‘Immanuel Approach to emotional healing,’ and also the larger ‘Immanuel Approach to life.’ Hopefully, this story of my personal journey will provide an overview with respect to how all of the pieces fit together.” [This document is the promised updated post-conference version of “Part I” of the material Dr. Lehman presented at “Healing Redesigned: Brain Science, Psychological Trauma, & The God Who Is With Us,” on 16-20 June 2008, in Springfield Illinois, sponsored by THRIVE. It is mostly the same as Part I of what was presented 9-10 November 2007, in Sydney, Australia, and on 24-26 April 2008 in Modesto, California.]

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Mind and Brain separate but Integrated (Condensed version)

(new: 12/11/2004 revised: 01/29/2005) summary: This essay presents a greatly condensed version of “‘Mind and Brain,’ Separate but Integrated,” and is the manuscript for the presentation delivered by Karl at the “2004 Conference on Integrated Healing: New Wineskins for the New Wine,” sponsored by Laulima Ministries International, Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 11-13, 2004.

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Mind and Brain Separate but Integrated (full version)

(New: 12/11/2004 revised: 11/29/2009) summary: This essay presents our thoughts regarding the biological brain, the non-biological mind, and how they fit together. The “mind and brain” paradigm presented here provides a foundation from which those studying the biological brain and those studying the mind/spirit can work together, as complementary players on the same team. This essay also includes description of fascinating medical research consistent with basic Theophostic® principles, and also discussion of the appropriate place for psychiatric medication in emotional healing ministry.

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Pain Processing Pathway

(New 7/27/2007, Revised 2/4/2011) summary: We all encounter painful experiences. When we encounter pain, our brain/mind/spirit system tries to process the painful experience, and there is a specific pathway that this processing follows. When we are able to successfully complete this processing journey, we get through the painful experience without being traumatized – we emotionally and cognitively “metabolize” the experience in a healthy way, and instead of having any toxic power in our lives, the adequately processed painful experience contributes to our knowledge, skills, wisdom, and maturity. However, various problems and/or limitations can block successful processing. If we are not able to complete the processing journey, then the painful experience becomes a traumatic experience, and traumatic experiences have toxic power in our lives. This essay describes the processing pathway, discusses the problems that can block successful processing, and describes ways in which the Lord’s Immanuel presence can resolve these blockages.

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Where and How Do I Get Training

(New: 01/26/2010 revised: 07/1/2011) summary: An increasing number of people have been contacting us with questions along the lines of: “I would like to use the Immanuel approach to emotional healing in my _______ (psychotherapy practice, ministry, church, small group, family, marriage, etc). How/where do I get training that will enable me to do this?” Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any kind of training institute, we do not offer internships/apprenticeships, and we are not providing seminars designed to train people to use the Immanuel approach. In the absence of this kind of Immanuel approach training package, we offer the following thoughts on how to use the resources that are currently available in putting together a “do it yourself” Immanuel approach training program.

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