(Please pre-register online to attend the live webinar)

Covid-19 has become a common word we use in our conversations these days but we don’t often fully grasp the impact it is having on us or on those we work with, support and serve. The Well will be hosting an online event with a panel of experts to talk on this topic including a time for discussion and questions. This free event is for leaders, member care workers, and team members but sign up is required.


James Covey, M.A., LPC

Lisa Green, LPC-MHSP

Mark Ventrella, M.A., LMFT


Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 @ 1:00pm – 2:30pm (UTC +7 Bangkok Time)

Helping Anxious Children Thrive with Pam Davis, PhD, LCMHCS, RPT-S

The ongoing pandemic is taking its toll. Worried adults. Worried children. This webinar will highlight key reasons that children experience heightened levels of anxiety and will provide coping strategies for parents and caregivers.  We will specifically explore ways to build resilience in stressed, anxious, and worried children. (And yes, many of the strategies for anxious children can be applied to anxious teens and adults!)

Monday, October 4, 2021, 7:00 pm Istanbul Time Zone

About Pam Davis: Pam is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (North Carolina/ South Carolina) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.  She received her M.A. in Counseling Ministries from Wheaton College (2002) and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University (2012). Currently, she is on sabbatical from her full-time role teaching Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte and is thrilled to spend part of her sabbatical at Olive Tree.


    Watch recorded webinars, view PPTs and find additional resources below

    Family Mapping and the Genogram: The Key to Healthy Relationships with Susan Butler, LMFT, LPC, LMHC

    IN THIS WEBINAR: We do not live in an isolated world. We all live within systems and are organized by each system’s set of rules and expectations. As we gain understanding about each of our systems we can better communicate our wants and needs and process conflict in a healthier way. This webinar will teach you a way to understand more about your family history and relationships, and will discuss why this is important specifically for Helpers and Workers. You will learn how to gather information by using the genogram (family map), which was developed by Dr. Murray Bowen to help families understand their generational link, family beliefs, family rules, and family roles. This tool can be used by families, groups, organizations and communities to work through issues that are causing conflict.



    Global Trellis, an online group of experienced expats committed to providing quality resources to help you thrive overseas, is offering Olive Tree clients a 50% off discount to their seminars and courses!
    Browse their workshops / courses / challenges ranging on a variety of topics: 
    • COUNSELING / HEALTH: Mindset / Trauma / Enneagram
    • RELATIONSHIPS: TCks /  Teams  / Marriages
    • PRACTICAL: Support Raising / Culture


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    TOOLS FOR TRANSITIONS by Tim & Eve Austin

    IN THIS WEBINAR WE DISCUSS: Let’s face it…transition is a huge part of cross-cultural life. It’s happening within. It’s happening without. Relentlessly. Because transition is such a common theme in our lives, it must be a place of purpose, where God is at work. How can we best position ourselves to make the most of transition seasons? In this “Tools for Transitions” workshop we will look at the main types of transitions, the impact they have on us, and the unique growth opportunities they afford. You will gain strategies and resources to help you intentionally process and  successfully navigate seasons of change.

    WELL BEING: EASY AS PIE?! with Janice Bauer, LPC

    IN THIS WEBINAR: “Easy as pie” is a metaphor for looking at the big picture as we strive to live healthy and balanced lives physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally and relationally. This webinar will introduce a simple tool that can be used in a wide variety of situations to better understand the distress a cross-cultural worker (you or someone you know) may be experiencing and to identify practical steps toward healing. It is also a tool for building personal practices that enhance resilience and provide a safety net for well-being while serving in ministry. We will also look at common stressors of cross-cultural workers, at Biblical examples of people who faced challenges and how they coped, and at Scripture verses of encouragement and hope.

    “Resilient Living – Stabilizing Postures and Practices During a Pandemic and other valleys of Baca”  with Frauke Schaefer,  MD

    IN THIS WEBINAR: In one way or the other all of us are deeply impacted by the pandemic and other valleys of Baca (sorrow). Resilience is not about looking strong at times where we are vulnerable, but about what helps us to continue as we walk through the valley. As we pursue the Lord’s presence and engage certain postures and practices we can find sustenance for the long haul, and even growth. In this webinar we will explore postures and practices that can sustain and strengthen us.

    “Good Mourning” with Connie Befus, PH.D.
    IN THIS WEBINAR WE EXPLORE: Why people from Western cultures often don’t understand loss or the need to grieve appropriately, and why there is even greater need for those who serve cross-culturally to engage in healthy grieving. A biblical understanding of loss and grief is provided, and losses related to the global pandemic will also be addressed. Finally, appropriate psychological tools to grieve in a healthy manner are described, including tips for helping children in this process.
    “Redeeming Shame” with Peter Everts, PHD
    IN THIS WEBINAR WE ASK: What is shame and its messages and various disguises? How is shame different from guilt? How can shame be redeemed–deserved or not? What are some psychological and spiritual practices that can help us build shame resilience and self-compassion in our cross-cultural setting?  What is so amazing about Graceful living?

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