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THE TOXIC TRAP: How did it get to this?

Join a community of Christian young workers at Headstart as we seek to outmanoeuvre the moments workers feel trapped
15 Jul 2024
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As Christian workers, there are moments when we feel stuck and stifled. It can be in the workplace with career decisions and poor performance reviews, but it also can be outside of work - in friendships and romance. When these moments hit, we feel there is no way out - we are headlocked. But that is not the end. Often, if left unchecked, these moments accumulate ever so slowly and sinisterly until breaking point. At this time, it’s often too late - it’s become personal and there’s collateral too. The damage of breaking the lock is hefty.

Is there a way to call out these moments early, before it’s too late? When the headlock comes and we feel the squeeze, can we counter the move and shift its own force against itself? How can we outmanoeuvre these moments and so avoid being trapped?

Join us for Headstart Term 3 - HEADLOCKED: outmanoeuvring the moments workers feel trapped, where we see how faith in Jesus releases us from being headlocked and allows us to head out more nimble and mobile than before.

HEADlocked #3: THE TOXIC TRAP

Our habits can ensnare us. We all make thousands of small, trivial decisions every day. Gladly, many go unnoticed, but some develop into something more. At first, these decisions seem innocent. But slowly, they become more toxic. Whether its revenge bedtime procrastination so you’re always more tired and irritable the next day, doomscrolling which feeds a warped negativity, or suppressing your true feelings out of Christian love only to lash out later - these micro-habits have the power of addictions but don’t get the airtime like drugs, gambling and pornography. Like termites, these micro-habits eat away at our souls and when it hits us, the simple question is: how did it get to this?

Come join us and hear how two workers have became headlocked but also how faith in Jesus releases us from this and allows us to head out more nimble and mobile than before. And the Headstart spice - this is not just a you problem, it’s an us problem. We’ll have two workers share vulnerably on their unhealthy micro-habits and how they felt stuck.

How do I join Headstart on Monday nights?

SYDNEY HEADSTART (in person)

  • City Bible Forum office - Level 3, 13-15 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • 6:30pm optional soup + bread ($8 at the door) or BYO dinner; 7pm session

MELBOURNE HEADSTART (in person)

  • Scots Church Melbourne - Level 1, 156 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • 6pm dinner - BYO or purchase at rego; 7pm session

BRISBANE HEADSTART (in person)

  • Meeting Rooms in the building next to Ann Street Presbyterian Church - Level 1, 143 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • 6pm dinner - BYO or purchase at rego; 7pm session

CANBERRA HEADSTART (in person)

  • Turner ACT 2612 - address will be communicated after registration
  • BYO 6pm dinner; 7pm session

TOOWOOMBA HEADSTART (in person)

  • Kearney Springs QLD 4350 - address will be communicated after registration
  • BYO 6pm dinner; 7pm session

ONLINE via Zoom:

  • Link sent after registration
  • Note: No Canberra watch party this week - please join us online!
Please contact Grace Huang for further information.