Crisis Intervention

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Healing from a Place of Strength: The Gift of Positive Psychology

May 20th, 2019

The professor gave his class of young seminarians this advice: “Build your ministry on your strengths, not your weaknesses.” Most of his students thought his advice was unorthodox, as they had been taught throughout their educational experience to work on fixing their weaknesses if they wanted to succeed in life. When pressed to explain his […]

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Reducing Anxiety through Mindfulness

April 23rd, 2019

Our times can be characterized as the age of anxiety. We are fearful and anxious about the future. According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every […]

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How to Be an Effective Caregiver

March 19th, 2019

I went back to school in January; so you could imagine how surprised I was to find myself not only as a full-time student but also as a caregiver. Becoming a full-time student was planned, but becoming a full-time caregiver happened suddenly and unexpectedly. This year, my octogenarian mother moved in with my husband and […]

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Autism—Not Normal, Extraordinary

March 5th, 2019

“Look at me!” “That phrase turned me into an eye-contact coach. I’m the mother of Ivan; he’s 15 years old. Ivan has autism, he doesn’t speak, and he communicates through an iPad, where his whole universe of words exists in images. He was diagnosed when he was two and a half. I still remember that […]

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