Life Skills Project by Dr. Paul Hegstrom

Dr. Paul Hegstrom is the founder of Life Skills International. His program helps people who are having trouble with

♦ Anger
♦ Emotional Abuse
♦ Love and Family Bonding
♦ Managing Stress
♦ Developing Trust
♦ Mother/Son Relationship
♦ Respecting Self and Others
♦ Domestic Violence
♦ Communications
♦ Awareness and Processing of Feelings
♦ Learning to Forgive
♦ Accepting Responsibility
♦ Building Lasting Relationships
♦ Parenting Skills
♦ Father/Daughter Relationship

Integrity Life Skills offers a weekly program for twenty-six weeks to men and women in a group atmosphere. In the case where an individual or couple needs assistance before a class is available, we will refer them to the The Stepping Stones Clinic in Aurora, Colorado. This clinic involves five days of intense one-on-one work with therapist, Dr. Debra Bussey.

Dr. Hegstrom went through a great deal of stress developing this program. Because of a huge childhood trauma, he was an emotional child in an adult’s body.

He could not control himself. He beat his wife many times. After each time he hated himself for doing it. He promised that he would stop. Sometimes an hour later he would end up being mean to his wife again.

After facing 15 – 22 years in prison for attempted murder of his wife, he decided that he would have to make a radical change.

After 16 years of domestic violence, Paul Hegstrom and his wife got a divorce. Then, as Dr. Hegstrom learned what he had been doing and why, he “rewired his brain”. The process took three years.

He and his former wife got remarried. After 23 years in the new marriage, there has never been a single case of domestic violence.

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Outside of his home, people really liked Paul. That was because he was such a nice guy. But, inside his home he was abusive to his wife in every way including physically and emotionally.

He hated himself for that. He thought he was dirty and damaged. He kept saying that he would change. But, his behavior had control over him.

brainHe eventually started a research project trying to find out how to make himself into a decent person. He found out how to “rewire his brain”.

Paul had been sexually abused at age eight. That had been a big part of the problem.

Some types of prepubescent traumas cause the body’s adrenalin producing system to be on high alert.

He found out that there are three chemicals (dopamine, seratonin and norepinephrine) that could not be produced in sufficient quantities at the onset of puberty. The extra adrenalin prevented that from happening. As a result, part of him remained like a nine-year-old boy.

(The five types of prepubescent traumas that can put the adrenalin-producing system to stay on high alert are:

  • ♦ Rejection in the original family,
  • ♦ Incest,
  • ♦ Molestation
  • ♦ Emotional abuse and
  • ♦ Physical abuse.)

Related pages

People who cannot control themselves

Childhood trauma & reversing its effects

Domestic violence

Altering human brain cells

Emotional abuse

 

Domestic Violence

Rewiring his brain

After 16 years of domestic violence, Paul Hegstrom and his wife got a divorce. Then, as Dr. Hegstrom learned what he had been doing and why, he “rewired his brain”. The process took three years.

He and his former wife got remarried. After 23 years in the new marriage, there has never been a single case of domestic violence.

Outside of his home, people really liked Paul. That was because he was such a nice guy. But, inside his home he was abusive to his wife in every way including physically and emotionally.

He hated himself for that. He thought he was dirty and damaged. He kept saying that he would change. But, his behaviour had control over him.

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He eventually started a research project trying to find out how to make himself into a decent person. He found out how to “rewire his brain”.

The cause of his behaviour

Paul had been raped by a man at age eight. That had been a big part of the problem.

Some types of prepubescent traumas cause the body’s adrenalin producing system to be on high alert.

He found out that there are three chemicals (dopamine, seratonin and norepinephrine) that could not be produced in sufficient quantities at the onset of puberty. The extra adrenalin prevented that from happening. As a result, part of him remained like a nine-year-old boy.

(By the way, the five types of prepubescent traumas that can put the adrenalin-producing system to stay on high alert are:

  • ♦ Rejection in the original family,
  • ♦ Incest,
  • ♦ Molestation
  • ♦ Emotional abuse and
  • ♦ Physical abuse.)

 

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If you click here, you can hear five audio interviews with further information on rewiring the brain.

Books and DVDs by Dr. Hegstrom 

Broken Children, Grown-Up Pain: Understanding the Effects of Your Wounded Past 

Despair. Emotional isolation. Self-loathing. Immaturity. Abusive actions.

These are just some of the damaging fragments that remain embedded within our personalities, behaviors, and souls when we are broken as children. The memory of the past may seem distant and clouded, but within its scars deep wounds remain that continue to inflict pain upon our adult lives — and often end up spilling into the lives of others.

Broken Children, Grown-Up Pain, Paul Hegstrom shows us the scars from his broken childhood and shares practical and proven methods for facing and dealing with the pain of the past. By using scientific research, psychological studies, and biblical principles — especially those found in the Jewish model of raising children — he points us to the place of healing where we are finally free to pursue authentic relationships and build healthy emotional intimacy with others.This updated version of Broken Children, Grown-Up Painis an excellent resource for pastors, teachers, counselors, psychologists, parents, or anyone wounded by an abusive past.

Related pages

People who cannot control themselves

Childhood trauma & reversing its effects

Altering human brain cells

Emotional abuse

Dr. Hegstrom’s life skills project

Altering Human Brain Cells

The diagram to the right illustrates four parts of the brain cells (neurons) — the dendrites, the cell body or soma, the axons and the synapses. Neurons have specialized projections called dendrites and axons.

♦ Dendrites bring information to the neurons.
♦ Axons take information away from the cell body.
♦ Information from one neuron flows to another neuron across a synapse. The synapse contains a small gap separating neurons. For communication between neurons to occur, an electrical impulse must travel down an axon to the synaptic terminal.

The Science of Thought 

This website discusses two scientists who have each spent decades studying human thought and how brain cells and a person’s thought life can be changed without drugs.

Dr. Paul Hegstrom 

Dr. Paul Hegstrom’s research involves arrested childhood developmental disorder. Because of various types of childhood traumas, a person can be a child in an adult’s body. The symptoms can be a number of different types of abusive behavior including criminal violence.

Electron microscope studies have shown axons actually having grown after twenty-six weeks in Dr. Hegstrom’s Life Skills program.

Dr. Caroline Leaf 

Up to 95% of physical health issues are a direct result of your thought life. Dr. Caroline Leaf explains how to get rid of toxic thoughts. She explains how we can rewire our brains.

Below is a YouTube video in which Sid Roth interviews Dr. Caroline Leaf.

 

Related pages

People who cannot control themselves

Childhood trauma & reversing its effects

Domestic violence

Emotional abuse

Dr. Hegstrom’s life skills project

Are UFOs and Aliens Real?

UFOs are part of the coming counterfeit miracles. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders              2 Thessalonians 2:9

If you go to www.youtube.com, and enter ufo sightings into the search box, you will find all sorts of UFO videos such as the one below.

So what are UFOs? Are they piloted by extraterrestrial beings? Or, as some people think, are they a delusion created by extradimensional beings ?

L.A. Marzulli

 

L.A. Marzulli has done some amazing research interviewing highly qualified people. If anyone should know what UFOs are, it should be L.A. Marzulli.

 

 

Marhariji Mahesh Yogi
Having been immersed in the New Age, L.A. had a good background for learning all about the counterfeit and the real thing. He toured with Marhariji Mahesh Yogi. Later he got into Silva Mind Control. At one point he read The Cult Explosion: An Expose of Todays Cults and Why They Prosper by Dave Hunt. He realized that he had been deceived and began to study the Real Thing in a big way.

L.A. researched many of the people who claim to have been abducted by creatures in UFOs. One thing that too many of these people had in common was that tiny devices had been implanted into their bodies. 

A surgeon, Dr. Roger Leir, has been removing these implants from some of the victims. The implants were tested and found to contain nanotubes that are not normally found on earth. These implants, according to the surgeon, give off radio waves and may be changing the hosts DNA!

Could these extradimensional beings indeed be setting people up for a great deception? The book of Revelation prophesied a one-world religion. Muslims, Hindus and Christians would have to become one religion.

If you are interested in learning more about the points above, you really should listen to L.A. as he tells his story and describes his research.


Guillermo Maldonado

Click on this image to watch the television broadcast as Sid Roth interviews L.A. Marzulli.

 

Learn more:

Extradimensional — From another dimensional. For instance, most people are usually aware of only four dimension — length, width, height and time. When they temporarily see an angel or a demon, or instance, they are looking at something that came from a dimension beyond the fourth dimension. 

Nanotube — A hollow cylindrical or toroidal molecule made of only one element. 

One-world religion 

It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast , whose fatal wound had been healed                                          Revelation 13:12 

Video Game Studies

Sociopath — A person with a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others and inability or unwillingness to conform to what are considered to be the norms of society. Another name for this disorder is antisocial personality disorder. Rebecca Greenwood says this often involves the demonic.

Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyAccording to the April 23, 2000 issue of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people playing hours of violent video games can develop many negative characteristics including

♦ A total disregard for social norms and property rights and general value of other lives.

♦ A positive attitude towards the use of violence.

♦ An assumption that violent behaviour is an effective and appropriate solution for solving problems.

♦ An assumption that other people will have similar attitudes.

♦ An expectation that other people will act aggressively.

demonicRebecca Greenwood works with troubled children. She says that violent video games are only one of many causes of very serious problems these kids have. Violent video games and other forms of entertainment are exposing people to the demonic realm.

nightmareOne of her clients was a girl who had had chronic pain and nightmares for nine months. Doctors did not have a clue what caused them. The Lord gave Rebecca a word of knowledge that there were horror movies in the home.

She found out that the little girl did not watch them; the father did. The library of horror movies was like a magnet that attracted the demonic. Rebecca prayed and broke the power of witchcraft that was coming from the movie library. Immediately the chronic pain left.

blocked arteryAnother client was an adult with such blocked arteries that the doctor had scheduled a kidney transplant. Rebecca found out that his family had been involved in the occult and he had a generational curse. She broke it, he went to the hospital and was told that he did not need the transplant.

Rebecca GreenwoodIf you click on the image to the right, you can watch Rebecca Greenwood’s interview with Sid Roth from his It’s Supernatural television show.

Seeing Angels

Randy DeMain sees angels with his eyes open. He says that this is a NOW moment for you to experience the assistance and help of angels. He shares how you can meet a special angel whose name is “Breakthrough!” And when this angel shows up, YOU will receive your breakthrough!

Randy DeMain goes to Muslim nations, has campaigns and tells people the Jesus is the son of God. He tells people to bring their deaf and blind friends to the meetings to be healed.

Randy DeMainAt one meeting a man brought his blind mother to the front to be prayed for. The woman received her sight. She said that she had not seen her son in 18 years.

Randy DeMainAnother time he was staying at a hotel with a group of Americans in Viet Nam. The men had been out and wanted to return to their rooms. Looking inside the hotel, they saw they would have to walk through a room full of drunken soldiers who had machetes and guns.

They were quite nervous. Then the Lord told Randy to go in. After they had walked the distance through the throng of drunken soldiers, Randy looked back. He saw two rows of angels. They had walked between the rows.

locusts in church in AfricaOn one crusade Randy DeMain was with a large congregation in Africa. A witch doctor had placed a curse upon the meeting. Huge numbers of locusts showed up.

He commanded the locusts to leave and they did.

To hear this story and many others from the life of Randy DeMain, watch the TV broadcast.

Angels Saved His Life

When 10,000 pounds of truck fell on Bruce Van Natta, his spirit left his body. He looked down at the medical personnel accompanied by two angels ministering to him.

His miraculous life began when he was five years old. Someone took him to Sunday school once. He was told that if he had problems, he should pray to Jesus.

He went home, prayed while in bed, was visited by Jesus and subsequently had supernatural experiences. Gifts of the Holy Spirit began working in him. These were such things as supernatural dreams, visions and words of knowledge.

angelsFlash forward a few decades. Bruce was a mechanic and was working on a truck weighing in at over 10,000 pounds. It fell on him and almost cut him in two.

He died. That is when he looked down at his body and saw the two angels ministering to him.

Because of the blood vessels that were cut, he should have died within eight minutes. He lived. But, he had only three feet of small intestine left. (That was from an original 22 feet or so.)

In New York the Lord told someone to fly to Wisconsin to pray for Bruce. The intestine grew.

Bruce Van Natta is a walking miracle.

Watch the video now.

Angels Among Us

Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?      John 11:40 

The kingdom of God is within you       Luke 17:21b 

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come       2 Corinthians 5:17 

You are a brand new human being. The world in which you live is not a “normal” world anymore. You are now a multi-dimesional being. You are from the age to come.

Expect to be seeing the future because you have already been there. Prophecy is history waiting to happen.

No one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.    Isaiah 64:4       Paul quoted that verse in 1 Corinthians when he said “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love Him.       1 Corinthians 2:9 

Did you get that? God has prepared amazing things for those of us who love Him. God is revealing something glorious in our generation.

We know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now       Romans 8:22 

You have been joined with Christ. He is in you and You are in Him. You used to be married to sin. You are now married to Christ. We are joined with Christ. Now there is a brand new world moving about us.

He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.      Genesis 28:12 

In John 1 Jesus alluded to this story about Jacob’s ladder when He said You will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.        John 1:51 I.e., Jesus is the access point to the supernatural.

Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in   Psalm 24:9 .  Christ is in you; you should therefore be a doorway. You should be a doorway to the angelic realm and the cloud of witnesses. What you have to say is, “Lord, open my eyes.”

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal       2 Corinthians 4:18 

For some Christians seeing angels is as normal as seeing other people. Divide and conquer works well for Satan. He has developed an apartheid. There is a large element in the church with a religious mindset that will not accept the angelic.

Angels have been allocated to work with us in multifaceted ways. Christians who do not accept the people who work with the angels are a bit like soldiers who go to war and ignore half of their army.

Some Christians have been taught that those who talk to angels are worshipping them. They have been taught that if we study them, we are getting in deception. The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words , which will come true at their appointed time.”        Luke 1:19-20 

Contrast Zechariah’s attitude to Joseph: Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”        Matthew 1:19-20 

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”        Luke 2:15 

The Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets       Amos 3:

His Son … might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters   Romans 8:29  May we be among those many brothers and sisters. 
Whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these.        John 14:12 

He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended himMark 1:13 Some Christians say that we do not need angels to help us. They helped Jesus, why not us?

He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.    Psalm 91:11    When we were conceived, an angel was assigned to help us. The angel is with us our whole life. What if another human were with you your whole life and you never talked to him?

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth  Colossians 3:2  So, develop a relationship with your angel. Give him a name. Ask him questions.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen      Hebrews 11:1 

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly   John 10:10b     I.e., God wants us to have an abundant life. You can discuss things with your angel.

I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire  Matthew 3:11      They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them  Acts 1:3      The tongues of fire were angels.     I.e., on the day of Pentecost the Christians got baptized with the Holy Spirit AND with the angelic.

When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!” “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.    Acts 12:14-15       I.e., after the Day of Pentecost people were quite used to the idea of speaking about people’s individual angels.

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it  Hebrews 13:2 .       It follows that some people have shown hospitality to angels and WERE aware of it.

We are about to come into a time of more angelic activity than ever before in history. At that time, the people who are relating with the angels will be marked by creative miracles and incredible signs.

Seer Prophet, How Do You Define It?

Defining seer 

seer prophetA seer prophet is a prophet who sees things visually. It could be dreams; it could be visions. In an interview on the It’s Supernatural TV show, Jamie Galloway defines it this way: A seer is one who sees the unseen. They see what is hidden in plain sight. They can see things through a lens that heaven has supplied both in the natural & the supernatural.

Learn more by watching the video below.

Tongue surgically removed & then supernaturally restored

Jamie Galloway was ministering to a crowd. He saw something supernatural about a lady’s mouth but he did not know what it was.

The lady explained that half of her tongue had been surgically removed. Wanting to have her tongue restored, Jamie realized that the link between what you’re seeing in the supernatural and having it manifest in the natural is found in the tongue.

He prophesied that by morning her tongue would grow back. By morning it indeed had been supernaturally restored.

Learn more about this story in the video below.

The imagination of the seer prophet

Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be establishedProverbs 16:3

Your imagination is within your thought life.

Jamie Galloway was once ministering to a boy whose foot bones had not been fully developed. He was unable to stand on that foot.

As a seer prophet, his imagination can be part of the healing process. In his imagination Jamie began to watch the bones growing back. He began to command the visions within his imagination to make themselves real. The bones grew back and the boy could stand on that foot.

Watch this more fully explained below.

Drowned boy comes back to life

Jamie Galloway was at a resort situated beside a river. A drowned boy has just been pulled from the river.

With a bit of prompting from his wife, Jamie went up to the mother & asked for permission to pray. Jamie commanded the boy’s spirit to come back into his body.

The boy was already in the ambulance. CPR had not worked. While in the ambulance, the boy came back to life.

More details below.

Rescued by an Angel on Skis

When he was 8 years old, Jamie Galloway’s dad took him down a black diamond ski slope. It was extremely steep.

He hit a patch of ice, fell with his back resting on the snow & ice and began to accelerate. He was going so fast that his dad couldn’t catch him.

Suddenly another skier came out of nowhere and caught up to Jamie. The skier lifted Jamie up onto his skis so that he could ski to safety.

The unknown skier disappeared without saying a word. It was obviously an angel.

 

Watch the entire interview between Jamie Galloway & Sid Roth.

Alcoholic Father & Forgiveness

 

alcoholicAs a child, A.J.Jones had a terrible time living with her alcoholic father. Her mother even installed a lock inside her closet so that she could hide from his violence. She grew up hating her father.

alcoholicHer father had created such a terrible life for her that she decided to commit suicide. As she was about to swallow a handful of pills, she heard the audible voice of God saying that he loved her.

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In a conversation with AJ’s sister, her dad asked her how he could get AJ to accept him. She replied that he would have to quit drinking. So, he quit cold turkey.

His body could not handle the sudden change. One day while he happened to be at the top of a very long (191 steps) flight of steps he had a seizure and tumbled all the way to the bottom.

alcoholicFrom his hospital bed (which the doctor assumed would be his death bed) the dad asked AJ for one more chance. She reluctantly and rudely said she would.

alcoholicA.J. had supernatural experiences that has helped her erase her past hurts and live a life of living in God’s love.

 

 

 

alcoholic alcoholicClick on the image to the left to watch a TV interview between A.J. Jones & Sid Roth.

Click on image to the right to hear radio interviews between A.J. Jones & Sid Roth.