Back to the workshop pageWhy should I attend?
During this workshop you will be immersed in an intensive program of education, training, and counseling, all designed to address not only the physical issues of overeating, but also the emotional, mental, and often-missed spiritual factors related to weight loss.
During the weekend you receive:
- 7 one-hour teaching sessions by New Life Ministries founder and best-selling author, Stephen Arterburn. Steve’s sessions address:
- The Missional Life
- The Importance of Building Connection
- Relapse Prevention
- Obsessions of the Mind, Compulsions of the Body
- Surrendering to the Truth that Frees
- The Challenge to Respond to God
- Finding the Life God Intended
- 6 ninety-minute small group process sessions led by a licensed Christian counselor who have a wealth of experience in overcoming barriers to weight loss.
- Daily exercise classes designed to encourage you to push your personal limit and help you experience that change is really possible.
Through the wisdom and encouragement of the Bible, you will find grace and insight from the One who created you and defines you not by your weight, but by the image in which you’ve been created — an image of dignity, beauty, and strength.
Where is the workshop held?
The workshop is being held at the Dallas/Ft Worth Marriott Solana, 5 Village Circle, Westlake, TX 76262. view hotel website
What is the workshop registration fee?
The cost for the program is $1,049 for a shared room; $1,249 for a single room. This includes:
- 7 main teaching sessions
- 6 small group process sessions
- 2 nights lodging
- All meals
- Transportation to/from Dallas/Ft Worth Airport
What is the schedule for the weekend?
See our Schedule for a complete itinerary of the weekend.
What is your cancellation policy?
- If you cancel by October 29, you’ll receive a refund of the amount you’ve paid minus an administration fee of $200 per person.
- If you cancel after October 29, no refund shall be given. Registration fees may be transferred to another confirmed workshop. A transfer fee of $100 per person will be applied to each transfer.
- Transfers must be processed by November 16, 2012.
Can I get a private room?
Yes, there is a slightly higher price for a private room. But, before you make that choice, our past attendees have shared that one of the best parts of the event was sharing a room and connecting with someone going through the same issues. Connections are a vital component of the event and we don’t want you to miss out on such an important opportunity.
What is the attire for the weekend?
We recommend Christian casual, cool weather attire. In November, the Dallas area has an average high temperature in the mid 60’s and an average low in the mid 40’s. Be sure to bring a light jacket as temperatures in the hotel meeting rooms will vary depending upon the air conditioning.
What airport do I fly into?
Dallas/Ft Worth Airport (DFW). The Dallas/Ft Worth Marriott Solana hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the DFW airport . Those flying into Dallas Love Field Airport will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the host hotel.
Is it okay to attend if I can’t exercise or have walking difficulties?
Absolutely, our exercise coordinator does a wonderful job of offering an “at your own pace” program. Although optional, exercise is an important part of the program, no one is expected to do more than they’re capable of. We have rooms available that require minimal walking and handicapped accessible rooms if needed. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation packet where any of these special needs may be noted.
Can special dietary needs be met?
In most cases, if you let us know what your needs are, we will work with the chef at Marriott Solona to meet them. Those with highly unusual needs may need to make arrangements to bring some of your own food.
Are children allowed in the ballroom or in any session?
This workshop is intended to help you in achieving success, so we ask that your children stay with a trusted family member or friend. There is no childcare at the workshop, and children are not allowed to attend any part of the workshop.
Will this weekend be covered under my health insurance?
Unfortunately, insurance companies do not reimburse for programs like this. You may be able to consider the cost of the workshop as a deductible medical expense for federal tax purposes. The IRS does not make specific rulings about the tax-deductibility of a particular program, so please check with your tax advisor.