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  • At the Heart of Bullying

At the Heart of Bullying

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: Stress|

At the Heart of Bullying by Becki Porter-Harmon, MA, BCC A lot of press and attention has been given to the problem of bullying.  This is rightly so.  The impact of bullying on the victim [...]

  • Choosing a Therapist

Choosing a Therapist (without going totally crazy)

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Health, Therapy|

Choosing a Therapist (without going totally crazy) by Jenn Fredette LPC, NCC, MA, M.Div., Clinical Coordinator. Originally published on: http://jennfredettelpc.com/choosing-a-therapist/ Choosing a therapist can be completely overwhelming. What makes the process worse, is that often you’re [...]

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  • Creating Peace in Polarized Times

Creating Peace in Polarized Times

By |April 19th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Health|

Creating Peace in Polarized Times by Kevin L. Ogle, DMin, AAPC Fellow As I sit down to write, it is the middle of Holy Week in the Christian calendar, and of Passover for the Jewish one. [...]

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Lent: What’s the point? A transformative perspective

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lent: What’s the point? A transformative perspective. By: Audra Mrini MA, NCC Resident in Counseling When I was a child, I used to dread lent.  My parents would “strongly encourage” me to give something up. [...]

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  • A Splendid Failure

A Splendid Failure

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: Mindfulness|

A Splendid Failure by Jenn Fredette LPC, NCC, MA, M.Div., Clinical Coordinator. “All of us failed to match our dream of perfection. I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” [...]

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Messiah United Methodist Church

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: General|

Messiah United Methodist Church by Nancy Scott, LCSW This is another installment in our ongoing series of articles highlighting our generous host congregations.  Today’s shout-out goes to Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield.  Messiah and CPC [...]

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  • Mindful holidays

Mindful Holidays

By |December 13th, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Mindfulness, Spirituality|

Mindful Holidays by Becki Porter-Harmon, MA, BCC As the holidays approach every year; we see articles about grief, stress, holidays after divorce, etc, etc.  These are an important part of affirming what some folks are [...]

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“We Found Cancer”

By |December 6th, 2016|Categories: Cancer|

“We Found Cancer” A Personal Reflection  (and Announcing a Group for People with Cancer,  Cancer Survivors and Chronic Illness) Gary McMichael, LCSW, M.Div. Less than two years ago after what I thought was a routine medical procedure [...]

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Welcome to Advent

By |December 6th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety|

Welcome to Advent Erin Swenson-Reinhold, DMin, LCSW The lights, music, and decorations reminds us that the season of celebrations is upon us. Despite the promise of joy and happiness, we are confronted by societal pressures [...]

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7 Tips for Handling Holiday Stress and Grief

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: Stress|

The Holidays: A time of Joy, Peace, and Love…. So why do I feel so stressed? Tips for handling holiday stress and grief By: Audra Mrini MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling It’s that time of year [...]

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