What is temperament?
Our temperament is made up of our mind, will and emotions and is within our soul. The Bible tells us that we are made in his image (Genesis 1:27) and part of this is being triune in nature. God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit and we are made up of spirit, soul and body. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
How is your temperament determined?
The National Christian Counselors Association has taken over 400 years of research on temperament and done their own extensive 30+ years of research. Through their testing, they have created a profile that is compiled into 60 questions. The answers to these questions give a 95% accurate picture of a person’s temperament. Only the Arno Profile System or A.P.S can accurately determine your unique temperament and only a a trained Temperament Counselor can administer the A.P.S.
Further research by the NCCA has concluded that there are 3 areas within a temperament: Inclusion (Mind), Control (Will) and Affection (Emotions). These areas can be broken down further into expressive and wanted needs. The complexity and shaping of our temperament make it near impossible to guess your own temperament with just knowledge of the 5 types of temperament.
What are the 3 areas within our temperament?
Inclusion is social orientation and intellectual energies. It is how your mind works, how you are motivated, what your social needs are and any tendencies related to your mind or socialization.
Control is our willingness to make decisions and to accept responsibility for self and/or others. It tells if you want to be controlled, not controlled or do all the controlling. It is about the needs and tendencies you specifically have that drive your decision making and responsibility taking.
Affection is about what your needs are in expressing and receiving love, affection and approval and also about what needs you have for deep relationships.
FAQ’s on Christian Temperament Counseling
How is this different from a secular Christian counselor?
State-licensed counselors are trained in secular psychology (man-made) and its techniques. They may be a Christian and bring in and/or accept your Christian faith but their counsel is based mostly on secular ideas. FTLC Counseling is based on God’s Word utilizing the advantages of understanding your temperament. It is provided by a minister from the National Conservative Christian Church who is trained and licensed in Temperament Therapy by the NCCA. Counseling is for the total being, body-soul-spirit.
How is the temperament report used in the counseling?
Having the temperament report of a person and knowing what their unique needs and tendencies are, gives a Temperament Counselor a great advantage in understanding what issues a person is having. it also shows what conflicts they have within themselves or with other temperaments. This should hopefully shorten your time and expense for working out these issues. Your temperament counselor will teach you about your unique needs and how to get them met. You will also be guided towards rising above your tendencies making them strengths for God’s kingdom.
What is required to participate in this type of counseling?
All are accepted for counseling whether they are part of the Christian faith or not and no matter what their domination is. Client’s must be over 8 years old and be able to read and write on their own to complete the A.P.S. They will be asked to do homework that will help them better understand and process what God wants to teach and show them. Client’s will also be given practical homework that will benefit their understanding of their temperament needs and tendencies. It requires commitment to change and an openness to learn and grow.
Do you accept insurance?
Most insurance companies do not support pastoral counseling. Currently, I do not accept any insurance. You are welcome to submit your own claim, if you feel your insurance company will pay for it. Otherwise, all payment is by cash, check or MasterCard or Visa and is due at the conclusion of each counseling session or as otherwise agreed upon. *A standard surcharge of $1.50 is added to process debit/credit card transactions*
Where is Faith to Life Connections, LLC Home Office located?
My home office is located on the North end of Colorado Springs off of the North Gate Blvd exit for the Air Force Academy. If my home office location is not convenient or proves to be too challenging, please contact me and we can work on making other arrangements.