1. What does Anazao mean?
Anazao is a Greek word in the New Testament which means “to come to life again”. Many people fail to reach the potential that God has for them. We see our ministry as giving people tools so that they can experience the full life and abundance that they dream about but seldom achieve. The name “Anazao ” and the symbol are a nationally and internationally registered trademark.
2. In a nutshell, what is the purpose or main aim of your ministry?
To bring people into a closer, more personal and intimate relationship with Jesus. Frequently Christians get sidetracked and lose their focus. Anazao helps Christians to regain and maintain their focus on Jesus. Christians often plateau in their relationship with Jesus. Moving to greater maturity is a crucial key to healing. Our approach is holistic.
- Jesus frequently heals physical and mental problems through our counseling but we are not a ‘Signs & Wonders’ ministry
- We do deliverance but we are not a ‘Deliverance’ ministry.
- We bring resolution to the influence of dissociation, but we are not a ‘Dissociation’ ministry.
- We are highly effective in setting SRAs free, but we are not an ‘SRA’ ministry.
- We counsel many married couples and provide pre-marriage counselling and conflict resolution training but we are not ‘Relationship’ counsellors.
We are ‘an intimacy with Jesus’ counselling practice.
3. What is your church history of attendance and affiliation?
Anazao does not believe any one church or denomination within the commonly accepted Christian denominations has the complete truth but that each church expresses a different aspect of God’s relevation of himself and his salvation plan through his Son. Peter and Heather have been personally associated with Baptist, Catholic, Brethren, Presbyterian, Anglican and Pentecostal Churches over the last 50 years. In addition they have had considerable involvement with parachurch organizations such as YWAM, Navigators, and various Christian training organizations. They have a balanced understanding of the conservative, evangelical and more charismatic approaches to Christianity.
4. What church covering does your organization have?
We are a professional counselling practice that has an international, interdenominational outreach. By that we mean people from all denominations and in various countries are using our counselling model. Interdenominational organizations don’t have affiliation to any particular church group or denomination, hence do not come under any church covering. Like all similar organizations, such as YWAM, we rely on the wise and trusted counsel of mature believers for our guidance. We have a Board of Reference which includes pastors and others with professional expertise. Ultimately, each believer is responsible to God alone for the decisions that they make and while feedback and advice are important to highlight blindspots and avoid theological and personal error, the final decision regarding the direction of Anazao, at this stage, rests with Peter and Heather.
5. Does your organisation rely on donations, providing ministry for free or do you charge for your services?
As already stated, Anazao operates primarily as a private counselling practice. Like any professional business, Peter and Heather charge for their services. Donations are always welcome and, dependant on the wishes of the donor, are used as a means of freeing up time to write more books, or subsidising counselling and school attendance for those with limited financial means. Those trained to use our healing model will make their own decisions as to whether to charge for their time or not. While it would be the ideal to provide these services at minimal cost, enabling those without financial means to gain healing, the pragmatic reality for most Christian organisations is that donations seldom cover costs.
Although anyone can use the Anazao approach to healing, we have generally found that those with professional counselling training apply the healing concepts most effectively. There is a strong misconception within the Church that people who pray with others and invoke the Holy Spirit and Jesus for healing shouldn’t charge for their services. It is Anazao’s opinion that practising professionals, regardless of whether they use Christian healing principles or not, deserve reasonable remuneration for their training, experience and time.
6. Does your organization represent any other ministry?
We do not represent any other counselling or healing ministry although we draw from a variety of Christian healing approaches and use sound secular counselling techniques when appropriate. We are an autonomous counselling and healing organization. The predominant model used is one we have developed ourselves over thousands of hours of personal counselling.
7. What makes your school different from other counselling schools?
We believe strongly in an integrated approach to healing of the whole person and therefore don’t see a distinction between emotional problems and physical ailments. Because the spirit, soul and body are an integrated ‘trinity’, understanding the interplay between each of these aspects is crucial for complete healing. The body is a reflector of the soul and the spirit. Problems in the soul and spirit will impact the body. Injury done to the body will affect the soul and spirit. We talk about the soul/brain interface that many Christian counselling training organisations don’t acknowledge.
We teach intensively on topics that most other Christian counselling schools don’t address: demons, dissociation, satanic ritual abuse and generational iniquity.
The school is different from the format used in many other Christian counselling and ministry schools in that the practical component, the daily demonstration of the principles taught, is integrated with the lectures. You hear the theory then you see the theory in practice. It is more like an intensive apprenticeship. Our goal is to excite people with the vision of counselling in a professional manner, in strong partnership with the Holy Spirit, progressively removing blockages to healing and seeing people healed from a variety of physical and mental ailments.
8. Can you give a brief description of what it means to be DID and SRA?
Dissociation occurs when a trauma overwhelms us and another part of our brain takes over and remains present during the trauma, absorbing all that happens to us. When the trauma is complete, this other part of our mind (simply called a ‘part’ or ‘alter’) recedes to the back of our brain and our normal ‘self’ returns having no memory whatsoever of what has just happened. However, the ‘part’ that receded remains alert and can cause us to be anxious or even sick when it sees us moving into any situation remotely like the original trauma. Of course, we don’t understand why we are feeling anxious or sick because we have no recollection of the original trauma, which in turn adds more stress.From our extensive ministry experience, we have found that the degree of dissociation varies enormously and that all people dissociate to some extent. Bringing resolution to dissociative parts can bring significant healing, not to mention enormous relief when people realize they are not going crazy after all!
SRA (Satanic Ritualistic Abuse) is simply a sophisticated form of DID. The satanic kingdom is aware of how dissociation operates and knowingly inflicts trauma to establish a dissociative part of the mind. Once formed, the kingdom of darkness will programme the part to respond to specific cues thus enabling total control of the person without their knowledge. When the cue signal is applied, the outer-conscious person disappears and the part takes control and will take the person to the occult ritual. After the ritual, the trauma part will return the person to familiar surroundings and recede. The outer-conscious person returns without any knowledge of what has happened. Unfortunately this abuse is not as rare as people think.
9. I am a Prayer Minister with lots of experience doing deliverance. Can I skip the first week of the four week school, which is on deliverance, and do the remaining three weeks?
This is the most common question we receive, particularly from mature believers who are involved in prayer ministry, from a variety of Christian organisations. We are not saying that our approach to deliverance is the only one that works or that other ministries are ineffective. However, we have learnt from experience letting such people do module 2 and module 3 without doing module 1 simply doesn’t work. They are not skilled enough to deal with the kingdom of darkness (KOD) as they present in conjunction with dissociative alters. Hence, everyone, without exception, has to do module 1 before they can do module 2 and module 3.
To be successful and efficient in dealing with dissociative alters, and setting SRAs free, you not only need a very specific approach to deliverance, you also need a thorough understanding of the relationship between the KOD and the KOL(Kingdom of Light). We have found that this relationship is poorly understood, even by those ministries that specialise in deliverance. In addition, understanding the difference between the pre and post-resurrection models for deliverance is crucial. Unless these foundations are well established, counsellors will trip up, especially when dealing with more sophisticated satanically-oriented alters and the associated demonic interference.
10. How do I become qualified to officially practise the Anazao Model of ministry?
(1) Attend a four module Cutting Edge Ministry school. Whether or not you are an experienced counsellor or have a counselling diploma or degree, you will be surprised at how much you will learn. You will need to complete the theoretical and practical assessments for each module.
(2) Whether or not you are a trained counsellor, you will need to attend our three day active listening and conflict resolution course.
(3) You will need to have at least 1000 hours of practical ministry using the Anazao approach to deliverance, dissociation, generational iniquity and SRA. You will be expected to keep accurate notes according to the Anazao method.
(4) During the 200 hours, we would expect e mail dialogue over difficult cases and/or be in a supervisory role to some extent.
(5) Anazao will personally assess you in a clinical setting. In addition there will be an oral assessment. Once this process has been completed, we will qualify you in using the Anazao method.
In addition, when the new 5th module called “An Integrated Approach to Healing” is complete and available, you would be expected to attend and complete the learning outcomes as well as any subsequent weeks Anazao might add in the future.
The demand for counsellors who use the Anazao model far exceeds the supply and we receive requests from all over the country, and internationally, for counsellors who do what we do. Completing the five steps outlined is a way to standardize the quality of the service that we offer. We strongly recommend that in addition to Anazao training, those wishing to use the model should have some recognized counselling qualification.