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The Well Newsletter - Member Care Events and Trainings
The latest Well Member Care Center Newsletter is packed with events to refresh and equip our community...
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The Well Member Care Center Newsletter

March 2012


This is the time of year when many people are preparing to return to their passport country or relocate to yet another country. Along with all the practical details of the move, we need to attend to what it going on inside of us. Transition affects each person differently, and it is helpful to have an understanding how each of us is reacting and have tools to help each family member through the transition. The Well Member Care Centre offers debriefing services for individuals, couples and families to help you prepare for and process your transition. More info here. Another Family Transition Fun day will also be held May 7th.  



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These seminars are open to anyone interested in the topic presented - no registration necessary.

April Network Seminar: OCD - Not Just Hand Washing

Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors are very common in persons with anxiety or depression.  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects 3% of “normal” people. As member care providers we need to recognize hints that this problem may be present in those for whom we care.   Come and learn to recognize features of this disorder. Read more>>>
April 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Cornerstone Counseling Foundation
Presenter: Dr. Bill Hoppe

May Network Seminar: Topic to be advised

May 8, 1:00 to  3:00 pm  at The Well Member Care Center


Enneagram Café

A monthly get together for people who are interested in learning, exploring and sharing their experience with the Enneagram. Activities include:  learning from people about their particular type through questions and sharing, short input, discussion and sharing of resources. To attend the Enneagram Café you need to know your type and the basics of the Enneagram. Presented by Philipp Schiess :: Register ::  Info :: Read more>>>

Thursday, March 29th, April 26th, May 31st   7:30 to 9:00 pm at The Well Member Care Center
Donation: 100 Baht 

Workshop : Introduction to the Enneagram

Do you ever wonder why you react the way you do? Would you like to learn more about yourself and how you relate to this world? The Enneagram is a powerful and dynamic personality system that describes nine distinct and fundamentally different patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. Discovering your Enneagram personality type can help you learn how to bring positive changes into your life. It can help you in the way you relate to yourself and to others. “Personally, learning the Enneagram has given me more understanding about myself, my wife, my children and how I generally interact with other people and my motivation behind it. It’s rich, it’s deep and it’s an amazing tool for personal and spiritual development.  Come and join us for an introduction to the Enneagram.” Presented by Philipp Schiess :: Register ::  Info ::  Read more>>>

Saturday, Feb. 25th   9:00 am – 4:30 pm at The Well Member Care Center      
Cost: 300 Baht(including lunch and snacks) 

Family Transition Fun

A great time for families with children ages 4-20 to reflect over the impact transitions have had in their lives! This is for families who have gone through or will go through transition.  It doesn’t matter if you have just moved to Chiang Mai,if you have been here for a while, or you are preparing to leave. The whole day is centered on activities that you will do together as a family.   Registration is limited to 8 families.  NOTE:  This is a school holiday. Presented by David Floge :: Register :: Info :: Read more>>>
Monday,March 7, 2012 – from 1:00pm to 4:30pm at The Well Member Care Center  
Cost: 500 Baht per family 

Men’s Evening At The Well

Guys, here’s an opportunity to get out for the evening to meet up with some other guys, eat and watch Absent - a documentary looking at fatherhood in modern (American) society. The documentary interviews a diverse range of people, from John Eldredge (Wild at Heart), heavy metal musicians, and boxers, it's a raw yet ultimately hopeful look at how men and society are beginning to re-prioritize fatherhood. You can read a review and watch the trailer here. After the documentary we'll have time to talk it over as well. This will be an informal time for us to get together, be challenged and to have a good time meeting and catching up over food and a movie. Click for more info or to register online.

Tuesday, March 13  6.30– 9:30 pm at The Well Member Care Center
Cost: 150 Baht (Food and drinks included)

The Art of Marriage Conference

The Art of Marriage is a new two-and-a-half day video event built on the same biblically based content as Family Life’sWeekend to Remember. The Art of Marriage consists of six video sessions and an accompanying manual that provides couples with projects to help apply the principles taught during each session. The manual is also designed for couples to use after the event by offering articles, date night ideas, and useful tips for continuing to strengthen their marriage. This conference will begin with dinner on Friday night March 16th and end after the noon meal on Sunday March 18th. The hope for the conference is that there will be a good balance between content and free time so that each couple will truly experience a “getaway” weekend. Facilitated by Scott & Lisa HicksRead more>>>
March 16 – 19, 2012 at Horizon Village
Cost: 7,500 baht per couple which will include 2 nights accommodations, all meals, 2 conference workbooks, 2 coffee breaks each day and unlimited use of the Tweechol Botanical gardens.  
Registration:  or online. This conference is limited to the first 25 couples who sign up. Registration deadline is March 2

How To Better Understand Children (Taught In Thai)

Training for:  Parents, Orphanage and Foster Care workers, and Hostel Home Parents. The Well Member Care Center and the Read Foundation will offer an eight session (9 hour) – two day, training course in Thai for the above mentioned children’s workers.  We will use a community parenting education model – adapted for parents and group home workers. The training will focus on attachment and behavior issues. The training will be largely experiential with small group times and time for individual reflection. A certificate will be awarded to those who attend both days. 

March 29th , 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, March 30th , 8:30am – 12 noon at The Well Member Care Center  
Donation: 500 Baht per person (includes lunch, snacks and materials)


Women’s Retreat:  Hope in Jesus –  An Anchor for my Soul

The Evangelical Church of Bangkok is having a women’s retreat in Chiang Mai and is inviting you to join them. Come away from the heat and the noise, to the gentle hills on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, to refresh and renew yourselves at this women's retreat. Experience wonderful speakers (Heather Smith & Roslyn Manson), uplifting music, fun activities, Thai handicraft sale, reflective prayer time and much more!!
March 23 - 25, 2012 at Suan Bua Resort
More info:      Preethi Stalder

Global Member Care Network Conference: Global Voices on Global Challenges

April 23-27, 2012, Chiang Mai Thailand
More Info:   
Harry Hoffmann at

Couple Communication I

This newly revised, award-winning program helps you understand yourself and connect with your partner better. You both learn skills and a process to communicate effectively about day-to-day events and important issues. You will also get individual practice with coaching
In COUPLE COMMUNICATION I, you and your partner learn to:
  • Communicate together more effectively
  • Make better decisions together
  • Create faster, better resolutions to conflict
  • Increase satisfaction as you strengthen your relationship
This 8-hour seminar usually costs about $400 per couple in the USA, but is being offered by a certified trainer and family and marriage counselor, Linda Parker, for a much reduced price.   
Visit   for a video introduction to Couple Communication  
Friday, April 27th,  7-9pm andSaturday, April 28th,  8:30am -4:00 pm  at The Well Member Care Center 
Cost:              1500 baht per couple (includes a manual & tools for practice, coffee breaks, & lunch)
Registration:    Coleman Houser at
Deadline:        Since materials are being ordered & carried from the USA, we need a response by Apr.1st


REFRESH is a ‘vacation with a purpose’ designed for those who serve cross culturally.
July 1 – 11, 2012 at Horizon Village Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai Women's Retreat 2012

Mark your calendar for the Retreat Sept. 28-30 at Suan Bua Resort.   If you would like to receive more information, contact  

NCF Counseling & Member Care Seminar

Attention leaders, member care providers, and others in cross-cultural settings.  Cornerstone Christian Counseling is pleased to present the NCF Counseling and Member Care Seminar, an intensive 12-day training designed to enhance counseling and member care skills through a strong integration of biblical and theological truth, practical psychological insights, and counseling techniques.  
In addition to the lecture presentations by experienced psychologists and counselors, fees includes room and board; tuition and course materials; the Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis and feedback; optional individual or couples consultation and/or counseling; and a choice of one of the following elective daily workshops: (1) basic counseling and listening skills, (2) personal enrichment group for individuals, or (3) couples enrichment group. 
October 14 - 26, 2012 at Imperial Chiang Mai Resort Spa and Sports Club, Chiang Mai.  
Contact Cindy Hibma, Seminar Coordinator, at to receive an application.    
For more info:
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