Live Interactive Workshops for Women

Navigating Depression

Thursdays, May 4th-25th • 1pm-2:15pm EST

Feel Stuck in the Valley of Depression?

I know what that's like—I have felt the helplessness and hopelessness that depressed Christian women sometimes experience.

But by God's grace, I have found that the time spent walking through these dark valleys needn't be wasted or wished away.

Instead, I learned that depression can be engaged in such a way as to bear spiritual fruit.

Over time, I began to view depression as an occasion for my faith to become deepened instead of disillusioned.

And this God-given change in perspective literally saved my life.

That is why I am
 hosting this live workshop series for women. I want to share these "treasures of darkness" with you.
Want to join me next time I host this workshop series? Sign up for the interest list, and I'll send you an email with registration information in the future!
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About the Workshop Series

Join me for a 4-part live Zoom workshop series on the topic of navigating depression. Attendees will gain meaningful insights about the experience of despondency, explore Christ-centered motives for body stewardship, practice depression-specific prayers of lament, and uncover common stumbling blocks that hinder spiritual growth.
Special Thanks to Our Series Sponsor!
P&R Publishing is sponsoring our weekly book giveaway! Winners receive a book of their choice from the 31 Day Devotional Series.
May 4th

"I'm Depressed." What Does That Mean?

In this workshop, we'll compare various views of what depression is (and isn't), and survey the robust language God's Word offers to sufferers who struggle to articulate their experience. We will also compare the differences between explained and unexplained sadness as well as "safe" and "dangerous" sadness.
Part 1 What is Depression?
Part 2 Explained & Unexplained Sadness
Part 3 Safe & Dangerous Sadness
Part 4 Reflection Prompt
Part 5 Live Q&A
May 11th

Depression & Body Stewardship

In this workshop, we will acknowledge the physiological impacts of sorrow and explore a biblical view of the body/soul dynamic in depression. We will also consider what it means to steward our bodies wisely as we walk through dark valleys in life.
Part 1 Life as Embodied Souls
Part 2 A Holistic Understanding of Suffering & Sin
Part 3 Body Stewardship Case Study
Part 4 Reflection Prompt
Part 5 Live Q&A
May 18th

Depression-Specific Prayers of Lament

In this workshop, we will explore the honest challenges and realistic benefits of crying out to God when depression feels overwhelming. We will also review a helpful, depression-specific pattern of prayer that can be personalized, and learn what it means to lament our "felt reality."
Part 1 The Grace and the Goal of Lament
Part 2 Identifying Our "Felt Reality"
Part 3 Lamenting Our "Felt Reality"
Part 4 Reflection Prompt
Part 5 Live Q&A
May 25th

Goal-Setting in Depression

In this workshop, we will contemplate the dangers of embracing a "fix-it" mentality in depression, examine the expectations we have for ourselves and what a "normal" Christian life ought to look like, and turn to the Scriptures for direction about what God-centered goal-setting entails.
Part 1 Examining Our Expectations
Part 2 Exploring Our Motives
Part 3 Breaking a "Fix-It" Mentality
Part 4 Reflection Prompt
Part 5 Live Q&A
Christine Chappell
Workshop Instructor
Hey friends! My name is Christine, and I'm a wife, mother of three, author, podcast host, and certified biblical counselor.

My books include, Help! I've Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder, and the forthcoming title, Midnight Mercies: Walking with God Through Depression in Motherhood.

Over the years, I've shared pieces of my story at places like Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, and other Christian platforms.

Ministering to the melancholy is a passion of mine—a result of my own previous battles against depression, panic attacks, disordered eating, suicidal ideations, and self-injury.

I know how hard this journey can be.
Want to walk together for a while?
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Individual Series Pass
$ 69 one-time charge
Less Than $18 Per Workshop
Covers registration fee for one individual.
Includes access to all four live workshops and recording replays for up to 3 days after each event.

Includes session note outlines, worksheets, and recommendations to helpful reading & resources.
Take advantage of live interaction with course instructor, exclusive Q&A session, and real-time personal reflection prompts.
Perfect option for those looking for dedicated private time to learn, reflect, and grow through their experience of depression.

Nearly five hours of live biblical counseling instruction for less than the typical price of ONE counseling session.
Watch with a Friend
$ 120 one-time charge
Only $60 Per Person
Covers registration fee for two individuals.
Includes access to all four live workshops and recording replays for up to 3 days after each event.

Includes session note outlines, worksheets, and recommendations to helpful reading & resources.
Take advantage of live interaction with course instructor, exclusive Q&A session, and real-time personal reflection prompts.
Perfect option for those who want to invite a spouse, friend, mentor, or counselor to help them through the workshops.

Nearly five hours of live biblical counseling instruction for less than the typical price of ONE counseling session.

Quick Questions & Answers 

This workshop series is open to adult women who are looking for biblical wisdom and encouragement for growing through their experiences of depression, as well as for women who may not be sufferers themselves, but who want to better understand the experience for the purposes of one-another care and discipleship.
What if I cannot attend one (or more) of these workshops live? Will I get access to a recording?
Absolutely! Workshop recordings are available for up to five days after the live broadcast. All registered attendees are able to watch the replay as often as they would like during this duration. Recordings will be removed after the 5-day viewing window. Since the nature of these workshops is interactive, I do strongly encourage attendees to make every effort for real-time participation as feasible.
What materials do I need to participate in these workshops?
You'll need a Bible, journal, a pen or pencil, and a reliable internet connection for streaming the Zoom video.
I have privacy concerns. How can I still participate?
Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, I understand that some women may not feel comfortable having their picture and name displayed in a group setting. Attendee privacy is the #1 reason why I decided against hosting these workshops in a private Facebook group. While I do need to collect some of your information for registration and payment purposes, your personal information remains confidential with me. If you are concerned about your privacy but would still like to participate, I can offer you two options:

Option #1: Change Your Zoom Conference Name to "Anonymous." Attendee video and audio streams will be switched off for the workshops. Upon logging into the Zoom meeting, you will have the opportunity to adjust how your name is displayed. At that time, you can choose to use a fictitious name or simply type "Anonymous." This will allow you to attend the workshop live while none of the other attendees knowing that YOU are present. You can also participate in the live Q&A session by using the chat feature to submit your question to me privately if you'd like.

Option #2: Watch Replays During 5-Day Window. While this option isn't ideal, it does allow you to participate in the workshops in a private setting. You have up to five days after the broadcast to watch the workshop recording at your convenience. The downside of this option is that you are not able to participate in the live Q&A session (I apologize—I am not able to address questions at length outside of the live Q&A time.)
I haven't been diagnosed with depression. Are these workshops still relevant to me?
Yes! You don't need to have a clinical diagnosis in order to benefit from these workshops. Much of what we will be covering is applicable to suffering and grief in general, therefore attending these workshops is not only good for personal growth, but can also equip you to care for downcast souls in a compassionate, Christ-like manner.
I am looking for a biblical counselor. Are you available?
I do not offer individual counseling at this time, but there are some links to biblical counseling organizations where you can try to find a counselor in your area. Many counselors also offer virtual sessions, which may be a good option for you if location and availability is an issue.

Find a counselor: Biblical Counseling Coalition | Association of Certified Biblical Counselors | Association of Biblical Counselors
I'm experiencing financial hardship but would like to participate. Are scholarships available?
I do not presently have scholarships available to help cover the workshop registration costs. Please contact me directly (click here) if you are in need of assistance, and we can explore possible options.
What if I'm only interested in attending one workshop—can I pay for only one?
At this time, I am not pricing the workshops individually. This may be an option I offer in the future!
I would like to watch these workshops with a friend. Can we share the same registration?
I love that you are interested in moving through these workshops with a friend—and I want to encourage that! Therefore, I've added a "Watch with a Friend" payment option to include a discounted registration so that you can both attend together. In good faith, I'd ask that you utilize that option and then include your friends name and email address on your registration form so that I can send her the relevant workshop information. If you would like to work through these workshops in a larger group, please contact me (click here) for more details.
Will you address psychiatric prescriptions at any point in these workshops?
I am not a medical doctor and therefore do not offer medical advice. I will not be discussing medicine as it relates to depression and will not answer any questions during the live Q&A regarding that particular topic.
What happens after I register?
Once you submit your registration and payment, you can expect to receive emails from me in the coming days and weeks that will give you instructions on how to join the Zoom calls. If at any point you have questions, please contact me here.
I've changed by mind about attending. Can you refund my purchase?
I'm happy to refund purchases prior to May 1st, 2023. After that date, however, I will not be able to refund purchases. You are welcome to contact me to assign your registration to someone else who would like to participate if you'd like.
When you say, "body stewardship", do you mean like EMDR or like exercise, diet, etc.?
Perhaps surprisingly, I mean neither! The approach I'm taking to the topic of body stewardship in depression will not look like the typical talking points you may have heard before. Without giving too much away, I can say that we'll be spending much more time on what we do with our bodies in depression as opposed to different physiological or psychological approaches to bodily care. I typically try to approach these kinds topics in such a way that offers a fresh yet biblical perspective. Of course, there is always more that could be said about body stewardship as a whole, but this workshop tackles it from a very narrow, specific, Christ-centered angle.
Want to join me next time I host this workshop series? Sign up for the interest list, and I'll send you an email when registration in the future!