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  • The Gift of Resilience

The Gift of Resilience

By |July 10th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health, Mindfulness, Spirituality|

The Gift of Resilience by Rev. Catherine McCollough, LCSW, Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors “But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to [...]

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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 [...]

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  • 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

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

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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