Dr. Karl Lehman
Helping people connect with the living presence of Jesus is Dr. Karl Lehman’s lifework.
Dr. Lehman is a board-certified psychiatrist with thirty years and more than forty thousand hours of clinical experience. He has worked tenaciously throughout his career to integrate his personal Christian faith with medical science, modern mental health care, and his rigorous scientific training; and he has especially worked to integrate faith-based emotional healing with insights provided by psychological and neurological research.
Working closely with Dr. E. James Wilder, Dr. Lehman developed the Immanuel Approach.
The approach enables people to maintatin a life-giving connection to the God who is with us, Immanuel, resolve painful past experiences, and enjoy the abundant life Christ promised.
Karl Lehman's Resources
The Immanuel Approach weaves together stories, teaching, and helpful instructions for helping people establish an experiential and healing interactive connection with God. This book is the most comprehensive guide to the Immanuel Approach for Emotional Healing and for Life and was written by the primary developer of this approach, Dr. Karl Lehman.
Ever wonder why you sometimes don’t like the people you love? Why some disagreements seem impossible to resolve? Why certain small problems are so upsetting? And what can you do about it? Outsmarting Yourself provides realistic, psychologically sound, and Christ-centered tools for becoming a joyful, life-giving person with thriving relationships.
These six teaching DVDs provide foundational information about the Immanuel Approach.
Understand the the approach, how it works, and how to use it to help others!
Wouldn't it be great if perceiving God is with you was your normal, everyday experience? It can be! This is the essence of the Immanuel Lifestyle and sustaining joy for a lifetime.
Charlotte Lehman delves into the Biblical uses of the name Immanuel, Hebrew for “God with us,” and draws out essential insights, both for emotional healing and for Christian discipleship.
Many people are seeking healing from the ongoing effects of traumatic or difficult events that have happened to them but they can't seem to "get there." They can with The Immanuel Approach!
People have two memory systems; one for their normal beliefs and one for trauma-related beliefs. The second can create a harmful blockage preventing them from seeing God is with them.
What is the Verbal Logical Explainer, and why is it so important? Discover the answer in this fascinating 4-DVD Set presentation of both brain science and true stories of personal transformation.
This is Disc 3 & 4 of the 4-DVD Set detailing the Verbal Logical Explainer and why it is so important. Both brain science and trues stories of personal transformation are included.
Live Ministry Series
The Immanuel Approach works! See for yourself as Dr. Karl Lehman uses the Immanuel Approach in live sessions.
This series provides proof of concept, a depth of understanding, and training for those who wish to help others.
SESSIONS 30-39 ARE BRAND NEW & NOW AVAILABLE!
With the Immanuel Approach, Chrystal remembers the pain of losing her father to cancer while she was still in the womb, and several wounds are healed related to this trauma.
Chrystal takes the next steps in her healing journey, working with the Lord to address various psychological defenses that had been in the way and then receiving more deep healing.
Discover ways of working with mild to moderate dissociative phenomena. Patricia receives powerful healing as she engages with Jesus, and ten months later she reports lasting positive changes!
Grace remembers an incident of sexual abuse that she had never before been able to access consciously, and then experiences healing as she interacts with Jesus in the context of these memories.
Lisa experienced panic attacks awaiting surgery. The Immanuel Approach brought powerful healing as Jesus helps her work through underlying traumatic childhood memories.
The Immanuel Approach helps Rocky resolve traumatic memories and negative emotions related to his father, which then resolved his negative thoughts and feelings toward God.
Eileen felt chronically unseen, ignored, or unwanted in her childhood. After resolving blockages that had hindered her from connecting with Jesus, she experiences His care and fulfillment.
Four condensed sessions in Volume 8 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals.
Painful thoughts and emotions from his childhood blocked Doug's ability to perceive the Lord's presence. The Immanuel Approach led to healing and connect with the living presence of Jesus.
Four condensed sessions in Volume 10 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals.
This session is about going deeper with Jesus. The primary objective is not so much to resolve traumatic memories as to find especially effective pathways for connecting with Jesus.
In this session, Jesus beautifully mentors Maggie as she works on fear, uncertainty, and confusion about a very tough judgment call she was forced to make regarding ministry with one of her clients.
See Jim connect with Jesus, begin to work through childhood pain regarding his dad, be able to appreciate his father, and then be enabled to grieve his father's death.
Lack of attunement with her step-mother brought Rita attachment pain. "Immanuel interventions" helped her perceive Jesus' presence in the memory and resolve the bitterness and lingering pain.
Four condensed sessions in Volume 15 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals.
After connecting with Jesus, He helps Dawn identify and resolve a childhood memory that had been the source of an unhealthy attraction she had always felt towards affirmation and recognition.
Renae asks for help regarding angry outbursts towards her son. Jesus guides her to memories of her father's anger towards her and heals the unresolved trauma. Her parenting responses are changed!
Jesus guides Rita to memories of painful rejection – memories in which she turned to sweets for comfort. Her upset and her pattern of turning to sweets for comfort resolve as Jesus heals the underlying memories.
Underlying traumatic memories from her first labor and delivery led to anger towards her husband and the Lord, and feelings that a certain client situation is unbearable. Jesus brings healing and change!
Four condensed sessions in Volume 20 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals.
Steve starts with reentering the memory for a previous Immanuel session in which the Lord healed a childhood near-drowning trauma. You'll enjoy the beautiful interaction between Steve & Jesus.
Bruce receives several rounds of healing as he engages with Jesus regarding his daughter's illness, tensions with his siblings, and painful childhood memories with his mother.
Six condensed sessions in Volume 23 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals.
Ian always felt like he wasn't enough. Jesus guides Ian to painful childhood memories that are the source of his insecurities. After some troubleshooting, Ian receives beautiful healing!
Four condensed sessions in Volume 25 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals.
Internal child parts are deliberately blocking Rita from being able to perceive the Lord's presence. Immanuel troubleshooting helps these child parts to allow Jesus' tangible presence, experience Him directly, and cooperate fully.
Charlie moves through a series of memories, all of which carry the same emotional package of feeling bewildered, alone, and not helped. After healing interactions with Jesus, Charlie reports that it now feels true that God is seeing him, listening to him, and helping him.
Four condensed sessions in Volume 28 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals.
In this half of the session, two variations of the primary Immanuel approach safety net are demonstrated. The second half is healing work with the triggers that we used to demonstrate the safety net.
At several places where Michelle has a lot of fear about going to the traumatic memory, and/or a lot of fear when connecting with the traumatic memory, we implement the especially gentle technique.
The very first time Alex worked with a traumatic memory using the Immanuel Approach, Jesus leads him to the memory of his step-father’s death, a painful sense of being neglected and left alone as everyone cared for his mother, then He is healed!
NEW SESSION: an excellent example of low-intensity, basic Immanuel Approach healing work, coaching the recipient to engage directly with Jesus regarding every trauma, question, problem, and issue that comes up.
Four NEW Condensed Sessions in Volume 33 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals.
NEW SESSION: see a perfect example of the blockage that usually prevents healing for infant, primary caregiver absence-wounds – the infant in the memory insists that she will only receive the love she needs from her primary caregiver and refuses to allow anyone else to fill it.
NEW SESSION: an excellent example of guardian lies producing dread, avoidance, and resistance that hinder the recipient’s connection with Jesus. Also, see an excellent example of the connection with Jesus improving as guardian lies are identified and resolved.
FOUR NEW Condensed Sessions in Volume 36 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals.
Sessions with Alex, Sharon, and two with Judy.
NEW SESSION: After years of intense resistance and avoidance, Diane has her very first IA session. The persistent fear that she is just making things up with her own mind and a memory-anchored fear of cooperating with the structured process are resolved and Diane is able to perceive Jesus’ presence.
NEW SESSION: Jesus’ agenda for an Immanuel Approach session is often to resolve trauma, other times it is for increasing emotional capacity, building maturity skills, or addressing other issues important to optimal living. See Jesus’ agenda being something other than trauma-work.
FOUR NEW Condensed Sessions in Volume 39 provide a great introduction to the Immanuel Approach and are ideal for sharing with family, friends, pastors, colleagues, and mental health professionals. Sessions with David, Sharon, and Diane and Mary Beth.
Discover a model for life-giving community that develops strong maturity in multigenerational communities and equips members with needed relational skills. This edition includes additional resources designed for small group study.
Discover a new paradigm for dealing with narcissism in leaders and ourselves. Dr. Jim Wilder contends the solution is not individualized therapy but identity groups that help each other learn to love our enemies.
Find practical discussion questions, exercises, and applications for groups to study and takle the problem of narcissism together. Each chapter includes a Leader's Guide, as well as beginner and intermediate tracks for participants.