Soul Care in Tyler Texas
Tend To Your Soul.
Experiences that engage the soul.
Soul Care is a unique part of the Living Well culture. Come join Kim as she leads a variety of small group experiences. Soul Care classes include Understanding and Experiencing Mindfulness as a Strategy for Managing Anxiety; Practicing Christian meditation, Lectio Divina, and Contemplative Prayer to deepen one’s experience of God, His Word, and His Presence; or Encountering Beauty in various forms to widen the soul and explore our emotions.
Classes will be offered as single one-hour classes as well as more focused courses lasting 4-6 weeks. Please feel free to call our offices or book through our online scheduling to see what classes are running.
1-hour group sessions (4-7) people – $40
- Introduction to Soul Care: What is the Soul and How to care for it
- Mindfulness: A Strategy for Managing Anxiety and Stress
- Christian Meditation: Entering Deeply into Scripture to Experience God’s Love
- Contemplation: How to Rest in God: Experiencing the Healing Silence Can Bring
4-week Soul Care classes (1-2 hour sessions) – $150 — Incorporating beauty, art, music, poetry, and body movement along with contemplation)
Meet Kim Prothro
Director of Soul Care
Kim Prothro, Director of Soul Care, will instruct and guide small groups in a variety of ways, inviting participants to slow down, listen, experience, and then reflect on that experience. Come learn with others and experience grace and compassion; discover quiet and find rest for your soul, as well as practices you can continue long after the experience has ended.
Soul Care FAQs
What is soul care?
Soul Care is learning how to take care of the innermost part of our being. We often talk about things like mindfulness or meditation as a good thing to do. Soul Care at Living Well gives you an opportunity to practice it in the comfort of a small group setting.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is being attentive to the present moment, on purpose, without judgment. There are many ways to practice mindfulness, but the goal of mindfulness is “focused relaxation”. It is helpful for dealing with negativity, depression, anxiety, racing thoughts and often used in both emotional and physical pain management.
Isn’t meditation an Eastern religious practice?
For many, the word meditation brings to mind the image of someone sitting crosslegged, with their eyes closed and thumb and forefinger touching lightly, chanting quietly to themselves with the purpose of emptying their mind. But, the word meditate actually means to think deeply, mull over or ponder carefully. From a Christian perspective, meditation is essential to the Christian walk and being transformed and comforted as one meditates on God’s promises, His character, and His love.
What is contemplative prayer?
Some define it as the discipline of silence. A discipline or practice always has a purpose. In the words of St. Teresa, “ Contemplative prayer … means taking time frequently to be alone with him who we know loves us.” Contemplative prayer is learning to sit quietly in the presence of God and rest in his love.
“Kim has this beautiful way of ushering people into peace by connecting them with God and His word. She is purposeful, wise, steady, and has a depth that comes from having walked through suffering. In a world full of chaos, uncertainty, and just pure distraction, soul care has never been more important.”