Who is Your Truth Encounter Practitioner?
My name is Don Mondell. I’m a Christian and board certified health & wellness coach with over 30 years of experience. I specialize in the development of sound marriages, and life recovery for those suffering with addictions, anger, anxiety, depression, low self-worth, or perfectionism. Part of my ministry practice involves what I call Truth Encounter. More about me…
My ministry is directed toward Christians with marital problems and individuals, most of whom suffered childhood trauma such as physical, sexual, or verbal abuse and/or their parent’s alcoholism, drug addiction, harsh treatment, abandonment, neglect, or divorce. More about childhood trauma…
While the people who come to me are most certainly Christians, they also continue to struggle with issues such as chronic relationship failures, addictions, anger, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and or perfectionism. They are broken Christians…
For most of the people I have described, I recommend some measure of Biblical coaching and most definitely, Truth Encounter.
What is Truth Encounter?
In the simplest terms possible, during Truth Encounter, a person will become aware of the Lord’s presence. He will show them how they have believed and reacted to a specific lie or lies in their life, and the actual truth they need to believe and act upon. This process, for many, is the most freeing event in their lives, exceeded only by actual salvation.
Truth Encounter is a spiritual & emotional experience more akin to deep meditation & prayer. It is led by a trained, well-experienced facilitator who is a mature Christian with a firm grasp of sacred Scripture. For most of the people who come to me for help, Truth Encounter is usually the best first step before actual coaching.
Truth Encounter is not the same as coaching. Coaching is what occurs when a troubled person asks a coach to help them with their problems, but also to reach their goal of physical, emotional, and spiritual health & wellness.
Why is it Called Truth Encounter?
The answer to why it is called Truth Encounter can be found here.
What Results Can Be Expected of Truth Encounter?
The result of successful Truth Encounter is something most people declare as profound. The testimony of many has been that right after their salvation experience, Truth Encounter has been the next single pivotal event that began the most significant healthy change in their life. It is a simple ministry that can bring positive change in regard to emotional issues and continual negative, even sinful actions.
Scheduling Your Truth Encounter Appointment
Please understand that it is normal for many people to experience fatigue following a Truth Encounter appointment. Fatigue occurs because you have been through a deeply personal, spiritual, and often emotional experience. It is common for our bodies and minds to crave rest thereafter.
For that reason, I suggest you do not plan a Truth Encounter appointment on a day when you have scheduled engagements immediately afterward. Many people find themselves in need of a nap after a Truth Encounter session. I suggest you allow your body and mind a period of relaxation following your Truth Encounter appointment.
Options for Your Truth Encounter Appointment (men & women)
If you desire, you may bring with you a support person. Keep in mind that personal & private details of your life may be disclosed during our appointment.
For that reason your support person should be somebody:
- You trust
- Is encouraging to you
- Is a born-again believer in the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit, each one separately & equally God, and together the only God
Your support person can:
- Pray & worship–silently–during Truth Encounter–nothing more
- Take notes if they desire and you approve
- Bring water or beverage if desired
Your support person should not:
- Talk or move around during Truth Encounter
As Christians, we recognize that we live in a fallen world. The damaging effects caused by the abuse propagated by men (Harvey Weinstein, Jeremy Epstein, etc.) against women, is something with which I am both keenly aware and deeply grieved. Indeed, I have spent the majority of my life specializing in ministry to the abused. I understand why a woman would be uncomfortable alone with a man, regardless of his occupation, with whom she has not had the opportunity to build trust.
For that reason, and because the Bible wisely states that we should avoid the appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22) I will not meet alone with a woman. I take measures to ensure your privacy and confidentiality, however, my wife or an assistant will always be physically present nearby within the same building. They will not be privy to our conversation but they will be in another room and always available.
Prior to Your Truth Encounter Appointment
It is best if you are as physically comfortable as possible during your Truth Encounter appointment. This is to help you remain as free of distractions as possible.
Thus, I recommend you:
- Bring water or non-caffeine, non-sugared beverage
- Bring a sweater or clothing item in case you become cold
- Have a proper night’s rest before the day of your appointment
- Eat (preferably non-carbohydrates) before your appointment
- Wear comfortable clothing
You should not:
- Consume much sugar, white flour, or caffeine prior to your appointment
- Consume alcohol, stimulants, sedatives, or hallucinogens prior to your appointment
After Your Truth Encounter Appointment
As I previously stated, you should allow ample time after your Truth Encounter appointment to be alone in a private, peaceful, rest-enabling environment. This may be a park, beach or even your bedroom.
The purpose is twofold:
- To allow God, if he chooses, to bring anything further to your attention
- For you to allow the Truth Encounter results to settle in your mind
I recommend you take with you a Bible, notepad & pen, and write down significant thoughts.
Future Truth Encounter Appointments
While most issues are resolved with one Truth Encounter appointment, there are times when more than one appointment is required. That is not because God cannot do all that is needed within one appointment; it is because we become too emotionally drained to continue. It is then wise to cease that appointment and plan for another at a later date. in those cases, one to two more appointments are usually all that is necessary. In the most extreme cases, six appointments is maximum, but those occasions are rare.
I do look forward to our Truth Encounter ministry together. For decades, I have had the blessing to witness many people freed from lifelong suffering. I pray the same for you.