Tag Archives: Mental health

An invitation to reflect on living


An invitation to reflect on living Small reflection groups to be effective, requires: •commitment to regular and punctual attendance by all group members •confidentiality, with nothing discussed in the group to be repeated outside, except with the mutual agreement of … Continue reading

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A personal growth plan


A personal growth plan This exercise hopefully grows out of the previous review of your ‘Spiritual program’ but it requires more specific thought and analysis than ‘Just participating in the program.’  Allow forty to sixty minutes.  Again, you may return … Continue reading

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The Power of Naming


The Power of Naming What is your addiction of choice?  It is very important to identify what it is, because if you can’t name your addiction, you can’t get well.  This is foundational to the whole Twelve Step program.  This … Continue reading

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High Self-Esteemers


  Image via Wikipedia   High Self-Esteemers High self-esteemers are self-affirmers; through self-validation, they feel basically confident about who they are.  Although they are not critical of themselves, they are realistically aware of both their strengths and their shortcomings.  High … Continue reading

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Underlying Processes


Image by SweeMing YOUNG via Flickr Underlying Processes When self-esteem is thought of as self-affection, or self-love, it refers to worth in a moral or existential sense.  A person is regarded not as a means to specific goals, but as … Continue reading

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Self-concept


  Image via Wikipedia   Self-concept Self-esteem, then, is the degree to which a person accepts and values him- or herself.  It is a feeling about one’s personal worthiness. Self-concept is cognitive in nature; self-esteem is attitudinal.  The self-concept is … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem


Self-esteem To understand the nature of self-esteem, one needs a definition, as well as a comprehension of its underlying processes and dimensions. Defining SelAf-Esteem In contemporary psychological literature, there are a variety of terms used to refer to the self: … Continue reading

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Caution


  Image via Wikipedia   Before we finish today’s lesson, a word of CAUTION ought to be added.  NOT all reactions are psychological adjustments.  It is possible for instance, for a person to see a real fault in someone else … Continue reading

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Can we actually meet Him, talk with Him, as His help for our everyday affairs? Yes!


Image via WikipediaCan we actually meet Him, talk with Him, as His help for our everyday affairs?  Yes! Millions of men and women down the ages say, “Yes”. Why do we have problems with this personal relationship?  Maybe it is … Continue reading

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Depression and the soul


Image via WikipediaDepression and the soul The soul presents itself in a variety of colors, including all the shades of gray, blue and black. To care for the soul, we must observe the full range of all its colorings, and … Continue reading

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