Treating Mind and Spirit as One

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Psychology Today: “The Self, Lost and Found: How Creativity Holds Up a Mirror to Your Inner World” by Kim Schneiderman L.C.S.W., M.S.W

Maria was a 31-year-old artist who sought help to disentangle herself from a dysfunctional relationship with an emotionally abusive man. For the past few weeks, she had been seized by a compulsion to paint self portraits. She portrayed her likeness from various angles, experimenting with different hues and styles. She explained that she had “lost read more

No Timetable for Grief, by Kelly Murphy Mason, PsyD, MDiv, LCSW

On May 17, in partnership with the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute (PSI), Trinity will offer a liturgy designed for people in the midst of grief. The Rev. Kristin Miles and Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason, a clinical pastoral psychotherapist at PSI, spoke about grief and ritual. read more

Diving into the Wreck: Clergy and Trauma, By Mary Ragan, PhD, LCSW

In the fall of 2003, I had the opportunity to meet monthly with a group of interfaith chaplains for a mini-course on trauma. The categories of “teacher” and “student” simply did not apply in this setting. Their experience in dealing with trauma and its aftermath was unparalleled. read more

How Therapy Can Help You Grow In Sobriety, by Lynn Anderson, LMFT

“You cannot solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created it.” -Albert Einstein Addiction is a spiritual disease as well as physical and psychological and needs to be addressed on all these levels. Therapy can be helpful not only in evaluating your use of substances, but in finding an approach in sobriety read more

A Community of Ministry, by The Rev’d Lloyd Prator

When my life was somewhat simpler, I used to collect and frame engravings and etchings as somewhat of a hobby. In fact, I am one of the few persons you know who could, legitimately and not euphemistically, invite you up to “see my etchings”. One in particular is important to me. It is an etching read more