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A new manual and videos are available for a course in emotional resilience offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

The new content, “Finding Strength in the Lord: Emotional Resilience,” is part of Church’s Self-Reliance Services training materials for Latter-day Saints and friends of the faith. Ten chapters cover topics such as building emotional resilience, developing healthy thinking patterns, managing stress and anxiety, understanding sadness and depression, and overcoming anger.

“Overall, the course is fantastic, and we all see how this can be leveraged to bless many lives,” said Kelly Scotts of Geneva, Switzerland, who participated in a pilot session. “The group has developed a unique bond and closeness because of what we have shared and learned. I have been significantly impacted for the better from this course and have been able to apply many of these principles in various circumstances in my life.”

“The program taught me so much about myself, how to process my emotions in healthy ways, and how to create intentional habits that lead to better wellness,” said Alyssa Free, a young adult from Holladay, Utah. “These skills, coupled with the gospel of Jesus Christ, really can help us achieve a spiritual, emotional and physical balance in our lives.”

“Individuals attending have found answers to their prayers and were strengthened when they kept the weekly commitments,” said Lori Harding, a local welfare and self-reliance specialist in South Jordan, Utah.

Latter-day Saint congregations are organizing virtual and in-person meetings based on local conditions and direction, allowing group members to connect in meaningful ways even if they are physically separated.

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