The Words of the Cohen Family

A Healing Seminar For Second Generation

J. Cohen
May 1, 2005

Forwarded message from Rev. Phillip Schanker

Dear friends,

I forward an updated, enhanced announcement for a Healing Seminar for Second Generation, with the introduction I sent to some church leaders. I would appreciate it if you would circulate this information (at least the main announcement) to any available networks (Even if you distributed the previous announcement).

Gratefully, Phillip Schanker

From: Rev. Phillip Schanker
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 9:40 PM
Subject: A Healing Seminar for Second Generation

Dear Vice-regional Directors and State Leaders,

The program described below is designed for Second Generation teens and above, and their parents, for the purpose of resolving difficult parent-child relationships, healing emotional wounds, and achieving intimacy. It is not an official program of the Family Federation, and is not being sponsored by HQ. It is being organized by a Blessed member of our Second Generation now studying at UPenn, and will be led by his father, who is a nationally known author, licensed counselor and someone who worked through many painful personal issues to achieve a loving and strong Blessed Family. I had a deeply meaningful experience in a similar healing seminar some months ago, and have occasionally referred those dealing with the wounds of childhood sexual abuse or struggles with same-sex attraction. A number of Second Generation youth have attended with their parent(s). It may be very helpful for any young person experiencing deep pain, profound anger, or struggling with intense emotional issues.

Those interested should read the description carefully and contact the organizer. This program is experiential, and asks for sincere personal involvement. It is not lectures and presentations, but group experiences and personal interaction. All of the necessary information is included below. If you forward this information to any person or family in your region, please use only the information below, with the son's name as a reference and point of contact with love and prayer,

Rev. Phillip Schanker VP for Education

Summer Healing Seminar

Find a Safe and Supportive Place to Heal and Grow;
Achieve Deeper Intimacy with God and Those You Love;
Resolve Painful and Difficult Relationships; Experience Love in Action!

Date: June 11-12, 2005

Time: 9am-5pm each day

Location: hotel outside of BWI airport in Baltimore, Maryland

Cost: $150

Contact Organizer: J. Cohen

My Inspiration for putting this together:

Like many of our Second Generation, much of my life has been filled with painful experiences of sacrifice and relationships that were less than ideal. I struggled so much to find out who I was, where I fit in. I didn't feel loved, I felt worthless, and I felt empty inside. This led to a lot of unhealthy behavior and trying to find love in all the wrong places. A year and a half ago, God intervened in my life and I have experienced amazing healing and love ever since, primarily from my family.

When I 'came back' to the movement, I realized I was not alone. I saw then and still see today, so many of our Second Generation struggling to find their identity and feel loved. Lack of love is the deepest pain one can experience and it breaks my heart to see so many of those around me with pain in their hearts and souls. I want healing to occur in their lives and thus I am putting together a healing seminar to do just that. This will not be just another seminar or workshop. This is a great opportunity to heal one's heart and grow as a person and as a child of God.

-J. Cohen

Seminar Leader/Facilitator:

My father, who has invested many years of education, training and experience, becoming a nationally-famous author and counselor in the area of healing emotional wounds and achieving intimacy in relationships.


This seminar is for Second Generation and their parents who want to experience personal transformation. It will teach new ways to intimacy with oneself, others and God. This is an opportunity to access personal thoughts/feelings that may be blocking personal growth and achieving healthy relationships. It will be a two-day experiential seminar combining cognitive understandings with emotional processes, where vital life skills will be enhanced, and hope rekindled.

In a safe, non-judgmental environment, hearts will be healed, minds will be mended, and spirits set free! The topics include, discovering your inner child, reconciling relationships, experiencing the healing power of healthy touch, and fulfilling unmet love needs in healthy relationships. Experience a new way of being and the power of love in action. All participants are welcome to open up, share their deepest concerns, and allow remarkable healing to occur.

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