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21 Nov Can Sozo Supplement or Substitute Marital Counseling in Arizona?

If you are considering marital counseling in Arizona, or have participated in marital counseling with little to no results, you may want to consider Sozo Ministry. While Sozo is an inner healing prayer ministry, and is not counseling, many people find that Sozo ministry can be quicker than counseling and can have equally transformative results both in your life and relationships. Sheryl and Paul at Agave Sozo will work with you and your spouse individually to discover what is at the root of issues & help you to heal emotionally & spiritually. Agave Sozo has both men and women teams. Typically we have two men with male clients and two women with female clients. Sheryl and Paul also work well as a team, and may be a great option for you if you wish to take part in Sozo Ministry with a couple who have themselves benefited from the Bethel Sozo Ministry...

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31 Jul Warning Signs of Depression: Christian Depression Help in Chandler

Christian Depression Help in Chandler Are you concerned about your own or a family member’s emotional state? Has a level of disinterest or general malaise infiltrated your life or the life of a loved one? Depression is a serious condition that goes beyond simply “feeling sad” for a short period of time. We welcome those of you who are suffering from depression to come experience Sozo ministry and work to heal your connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to supplement any Christian counseling or other medications that may not be doing enough. That feeling of emptiness may be due to a spiritual vacancy that needs to be filled by a strengthened connection and an understanding of your destiny. Below are a list of some common symptoms that may be an indicator of depression. Lack of interest in activities, social activities or hobbies that you enjoyed previously and a lack of ability...

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25 Jul Can I experience Sozo from the comfort of my home?

If you are seeking to heal your personal connection to the Trinity and walk into the destiny in which you are being called, but you aren’t close enough to visit Agave Sozo in person, not to worry! We offer video call appointments via Skype to serve all of you who are in need of inner prayer healing but cannot make it in due to distance or physical inability. In fact, there are several advantages to having a video call Sozo session. Wherever you are, We are! Are you away visiting family but feeling like you need a spiritual refresher? Do you live hundreds or thousands of miles from a provider of Sozo ministry? As long as you have a video and web capable device, you are able to experience inner prayer healing from Agave Sozo. Comfort and Privacy The process of healing your personal connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit can have...

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22 Jul Things you may not have known about Chandler, Arizona!

While we serve all areas of the Valley of the Sun, Agave Sozo is based out of Trinity Christian Fellowship in Chandler, Arizona. We’ve put together a few fun facts about Chandler that you may not have known even if you are a local! Once you’re done reading up on your favorite corner of the east valley, make an appointment for your Sozo Ministry session in Arizona to heal or strengthen your connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Chandler has been the recipient of many different awards and included in various “best of” lists including: “100 Best Cities for Young people”, “Best Run Cities in the Nation”, “Top 10 Fitness Walking Cities” and “Top 5 Places to Live.” The gray water that is a byproduct of tech companies like Intel in Chandler is what makes up the water in the Ocotillo Lakes. The town of Chandler was named...

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08 Jul What is Shabar Ministry?

Shabar Ministry is a step to be taken later in the process of inner healing if your Sozo Ministry has not completely taken hold. This is not a tool that is to be used right off-hand, but instead later in the inner healing ministry process for those who need it. Contact Agave Sozo in Chandler today for more information about Shabar Ministry. From the video: “Shabar is a ministry for fractured individuals. For dissociative individuals. Individuals that disconnect from reality and are having a hard time even holding on to their healing or staying connected to reality. It’s a ministry that’s been going since about 2006. With Shabar we deal with what goes on inside of people, those areas that we use to protect ourselves and in other ministries a lot of time they get dealt with as defensive mechanisms or as walls, but the Shabar Ministry goes in and deals with...

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04 Jul Science and the Power of Prayer: Inner Healing Prayer in Chandler, AZ

You can always read our powerful testimonies or look inward and seek guidance from your personal connection to your faith when considering whether you want to experience the power of Sozo inner healing prayer. However, it’s always interesting to take a look at the intersection between science and faith. This is an area of interest to Christians, but also to those of you who don’t identify as Christian but are open to the power of faith and spirituality. In 2013, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology published a study which examined the power of prayer. In this particular study they examined prayer’s effects on one’s ability to resist temptation. The model these scientists used to measure the effectiveness of prayer was based on the “strength model” of self-control. The theory behind this is that we have limited mental resources just as we have limited physical resources. For example, swimming 10 laps...

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29 Jun Depression, Anxiety & Bipolar Disorders: Can Sozo in Chandler Help?

It’s one thing to feel sad or anxious when going through a tragic life event like a death in the family, a failed relationship or losing your job. These events are serious, life changing and Sozo Ministry sessions in Chandler from Agave Sozo are certainly available for you to reconnect with your faith during these trying times. However, Depression and Anxiety are disorders that persist through both the good and the bad times. These crippling states leave people unable to experience true happiness or even accomplish day-to-day tasks. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, it is not uncommon to suffer from anxiety and depression disorders simultaneously, as nearly 50% of all people diagnosed with one are also diagnosed with the other. There are multiple forms of depressive disorders, each one can coincide with an anxiety disorder. These three forms include persistent depressive disorder, major depression and bipolar disorder. PDD,...

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08 Jun What is the Difference between Sozo Ministry and Christian Counseling in Chandler?

While those who are involved in counseling are likely trying to accomplish the same things, Sozo ministry is not Christian counseling, it is an inner healing prayer ministry. Sozo ministry and Christian counseling both seek to help you feel better emotionally and spiritually, but go about it in different ways. Christian counseling, like secular counseling, seeks to help people work through their personal issues. However, according to International Association of Biblical Counselors, “In contrast to psychologically-integrated systems, Biblical counseling seeks to carefully discover those areas in which a Christian may be disobedient to the principles and commands of Scripture and to help him learn how to lovingly submit to God's will.” The main goal of Sozo is to find the root of whatever is hindering your personal relationship and connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And with that healed connection, Sozo empowers you to walk into the destiny in which...

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31 May What Can I Expect from my Sozo Session in Arizona?

If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely considering whether you want to dive in headfirst and experience your first Sozo ministry session. Whether you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, or are just feeling a sense of emotional or spiritual emptiness, you’ve come to the right place. If you want to reconnect with yourself and God, Sozo is right for you. To begin your session, the Sozo leader will go over the necessary paperwork and explain the whole process in a private prayer room to set your mind at ease. Then the session will get underway as the Sozo leader and assistant will guide you by asking God questions and utilizing the Sozo tools. The four main Sozo tools include: Father Ladder Four Doors Presenting Jesus The Wall Following the Holy Spirit and using the Sozo tools allows inner wounds to be healed, strongholds to be broken, truth to be unveiled, and “doors” to...

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26 May The Risks of Living with Depression: Depression Help in Chandler

Depression is serious. It not only negatively impacts your sense of well-being and productivity, it can also come between you and your loved ones. Those who suffer from depression and anxiety often desperately seek relief and merely want to truly feel the joys of life again. According to the CDC, the risks of living with depression are numerous, including: Those who suffer from depression tend to miss work at a higher rate. This absenteeism can lead to unemployment or simply lower wages. Depression can also lead to a higher risk of conditions like addiction and other mental health disorders including eating disorders, substance abuse and anxiety. Depression is also associated with behaviors and conditions including smoking, obesity, sleep disturbance and epilepsy. Depression is associated with a higher mortality rate with causes including suicide among others like heart disease. As you can see, depression is no laughing matter. This condition, which affects...

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