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“I was kind of struggling with finding a purpose and dealing with my emotions in a healthy way,” said Becca Ekberg, a young adult from Sandy, Utah, who recently completed a new emotional resilience course offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Church’s “Finding Strength in the Lord: Emotional Resilience” program is now available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Another 10 languages will be added in March. Some of the videos for these 10 languages are accessible online.
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently sat down with Ekberg to discuss her experience with the new emotional resilience course.
“‘Finding Strength in the Lord: Emotional Resilience’ teaches gospel principles to strengthen you spiritually, while also developing healthy coping skills to meet life’s challenges and opportunities,” said Bishop Gérald Caussé of the Presiding Bishopric. “The Lord loves you, and He cares about your welfare.”
Ekberg and other members of her congregation were encouraged to take the 10-week course by her bishop, and she felt inspired to participate.
“The material covered by the self-reliance course is extremely relevant for everybody today, especially our young people who are dealing with anxiety and stress, depression, trying to make life decisions,” said Terry Dixon, Ekberg’s bishop from Sandy’s Flat Iron Ward, a congregation for young single adults.
“I knew I struggled and so I wanted to be able to identify the triggers and be able to have a plan to turn to that I’ll be able to use throughout my life,” Ekberg explained.
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