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ANCHORING the SOUL through a Neuroscience-Informed Spiritual Formation

Helping you get unstuck in your relational and spiritual life: Individuals, Churches, and Teams


A Failure to Integrate Hurts

Many Christians struggle to integrate questions of mental health, trauma, and psychology with their journey of faith.

  • How do you integrate your journey of faith with questions of mental health?

  • How does our struggle with trauma, abuse, addiction, and broken relationships connect to the gospel?

What We Do

We mine all the resources God gave us...

  • from brain science to Bible study,

  • from spiritual direction to theological doctrine.


And practically connect all this to the everyday life of faith so that you can...

  • faithfully grow

  • in relational capacity

  • and spiritual maturity.

So that you can become UNSTUCK in your spiritual and relational lives, growing into the people God has made us to be.


Who Are We?

Moving forward from their own DEEP WOUNDS and DISCONNECTED PATTERNS, Geoff and Cyd Holsclaw began learning about how our minds, memories, and bodies can keep us trapped in the past and fearful about the future—in our relationships and spirituality.

What People Are Saying...

“Cyd and Geoff’s work has been a source of deep refreshment for me.  I’m grateful for how they’ve been teachers to me through their various resources.”

Chuck DeGroat, author of When Narcissism Comes to Church, and professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary

Embodied Faith Podcast


Geoff & Cyd Holsclaw interview practitioners, therapists, theologians, and researchers on learning to live with ourselves, others, and God. 

Image by Patrick Fore

What is neuroscience-informed spiritual formation?

The way Cyd would explain it:

An embodied faith includes:

  • Securing your ATTACHMENT to God.

  • Embracing the hidden PARTS of yourself. 

  • Feeling grounded in your BODY and EMOTIONS.

  • Clarifying and integrating your PURPOSE to feel more whole.

How Geoff would explain it:

Making sure our spiritual practices take seriously our...

  • EMOTIONAL LIVES: emotions are the God-given energy of life connecting us to other people

  • ENCODED EXPERIENCES: our cognitive life is always slightly out of our control—coming to us already shaped by life experience, relationships, and culture.

  • EMBEDDED RELATIONSHIPS: who we love and who loves us back shapes how we think and feel

  • EXTENDED MINDS: we always live outside ourselves through culture and technology.

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