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August 6, 2014 – Association of Christian Therapists

The speakers at the Association of Christian Therapists will address health care providers in all disciplines with their insights and experiences working with people of various cultures and ethnic groups. Healing requires creative, focused clinical interventions; speakers and presenters will provide insights into diverse cultures prominent in our country , as well as insights into the art of determining strengths in others. The Pre-Conference on Thursday Sept. 18 presents two passionate professionals who are servants of those in most need of healing , Dr. Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D.; Ed. D and Fr. Christopher Crotty who will be presenting their experiences of healing with people from various cultural and faith traditions and the common thread of God’s love in all of them. Dr. Keyes is the Director of The Center for Trauma Studies at Regent University and is often found with his team in the USA and around the world as first responders in natural and man made disasters, addressing . Fr. Crotty is a priest who seeks to know the true heart of Jesus reaching out to the prostitute, the person in the satanic rock band, the alcoholic and many others in need of God’s love in the midst of brokenness and sin, speaking and will also present The Centrality of the Gospel Message. The rostrum of speakers and presenters have a deep understanding of how healing comes through the love of God and seeing Jesus in the other; Fr. Robert Sears, SJ, President of ACT, (Living The Divine Will), Dr. Doug Schoeninger, Past ACT President and Denise Dolff, MA President Elect (Listening in Healthcare Practice), Dr. George Delgado, MD (Weaving Faith, Ethics, and Professional Autonomy Into Patient/Client Interaction) will speak along with many others. Registration info, complete speakers’ rostrum, topics and bios at www.actheals.org.

May 28, 2014 – Dr. Ken Fung, MD

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with Marika Zimmerman and Dr. Ken Fung, MD of Toronto, Canada about his long professional medical and psycho-therapy experience, the recent publication of his book and extensive research regarding Spiritual Depression and The Hidden Factors of Clinical Depression . Dr. Fung, Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) www.ACTheals.org cites non- consideration of the patient first as a spiritual being in treating depression vs. the most common medical physical-psychological treatment utilizing drugs, anti-depressants and long term psychotherapy. Rejection, abandonment, combinations of physical, mental, intellectual/sexual abuse, loss of love, grief, being broken hearted, early loss of spiritual identity/not knowing they are always loved by God are among the numerous causes of debilitating trauma. Trauma can cause depression and other medical conditions, reports Dr. Ken who delineates trauma sources and causes of depression looking and considering the whole person, utilizing research and experience in treating the medical, physical/psychological condition and recognizing and treating the spiritual dimension of each patient to bring them to wholeness.

May 29, 2013 – Cheryl Marsh, APRN

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Board Certified Cheryl Marsh, APRN, Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical NurseSpecialist and Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists about Gratitude; Developing an Attitude of Gratitude; Its effects on health and well being, our psyche, relationships and healing. You won’t want to miss this one! Born and raised in Connecticut, Cheryl has been a psychiatiric nurse and psychotherapist with an MSN in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and Consultation Liaison Nursing. Cheryl will discuss what she has seen and personally experienced in the realm of gratitude, developing an attitude/demeanor of gratitude (the virtue) resultant in transformation through personal reading, retreats, journaling, Christian Healing and Prayer coupled with professional training.

February 27, 2013 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss Healing the Whole Person, Importance of Prayer, Intercessory and Reparative Prayer; The importance of faith and evangelization citing Scripture and the work of The Holy Spirit and The International Association of Christian Therapists. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org)

January 30, 2013 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss Intercessory Prayer, Reparative Prayer, Redemptive Suffering and Healing and the importance of faith in all situations citing Scripture and the work of The International Association of Christian Therapists. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org)

December 19, 2012 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., West Chester, PA, discuss the aftermath and healing process of the Newtown CT tragedy, the importance of faith in all situations; dealing with trauma and secondary trauma; triggering of other traumas; talking and listening/effects on children and adults who hear conversation and view tv programs on the tragic deaths, the whys and wherefores and dealing with the effects on all of us. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)
Dr. Schoeninger, Ph.D. is Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing.

November 28, 2012 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing (www.actheals.org) discuss Holiday Choices & Challenges:
1. The impact of childhood memories: A time for gratitude and for healing
2. The importance of making good choices: Facing limitations, grieving losses, exercising freedom; Being led by the Holy Spirit, doing what can be done.
3. Choosing how to relate to familial, communal and societal pressures. One does not have to live up to the societies ideals for gift giving; One does not have to measure one’s worth by the amount one receives; When more is less and less is more.
4. Engaging Jesus and His birth in one’s life.
Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28).

September 26, 2012 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of¬† The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬†and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing discuss Inner Healing: Healing negative beliefs about ourselves,¬†(“I am defective/I am a failure, no one likes me”)¬† Healing memories of wounding, especially emotional wounding that broke trust; Using¬† Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for¬† inner healing; and¬†Generational Healing as part of the inner healing of ones soul; the Mission of The Association of Christian Therapists and its¬† members in medical and health professions, and the ACT Annual International Conference¬† to be held October 2012 in Schaumburg, IL. (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)

Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D. – August 29, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of¬† The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬† ¬†and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing¬† discuss the Mission of The Association of Christian Therapists and its ¬†members in medical and health professions, and the ACT Annual International Conference¬† to be held October 2012 in Schaumburg, IL. Hear how we tend to magnify our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wounds and ¬†define ourselves by our woundedness, weaknesses and fears and often dismiss the Holy Spirit who is closer to us than we are even to ourselves. Learn how to turn to Jesus and His Holy Spirit to be a person of expectant faith, hope and love;¬† Realize how The Power of the Holy Spirit¬†¬† carries us in illness and good health; and the joyful/joyfilled¬† blessings of¬† generational and attitudinal healing. (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)

Pentecost – May 29, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D. Editor of the Journal of Christian Healing and Past President of  The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) about Pentecost, The Power of the Holy Spirit and  Generational Healing focusing on:  The sins of the parents to the 3rd and 4th generation (Exodus 20: 4-6; The common experience of the patterns and wounds of one generation passing to the next and subsequent generations; How we carry the memories of our patents and ancestors ; How God is present to all history and wants to heal us; Bringing our family tree to Jesus for healing; and The Power of the Holy Eucharist for generational healing.

HEALING IN THE NAME OF JESUS (Part II) – April 24, 2012

Francesca¬†Franchina speaks with Dr. ¬†Doug¬† Schoeninger, Ph.D.;¬† Psychotherapist,¬† Past¬† President¬† of the International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬† about the importance of taking responsibility for ones healing: moving from blaming others to owning ones experience as ones own and caring for¬† self. Francesca and Dr. Doug discuss¬†¬†healing attitudes and beliefs: God loves me; I am marvelously made (Psalm 139); The Holy Spirit lives in me (Romans 8:26-28); Meditation¬† on your own healing (Phillipians 4: 6-9); The importance of safety and an Attitude of ¬†Gratitude.¬† Part I (March 27, 2012 ) dealt with healing and ¬†how you ¬†can become your own friend and¬† relate to yourself¬† in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love.

T5H¬† Recipe from Francesca’s¬†Italian ¬†Kitchen:Frittelle de Mella (Italian Orange or¬†Apple¬†Fritters)

Dr. Doug Schoeninger – March 27, 2012

Do You consider yourself a friend to yourself?  Can you  become your own friend?

Francesca¬†Franchina speaks with Dr. ¬†Doug¬† Schoeninger, Ph.D.;¬† Psychotherapist,¬† Past¬† President¬† of the International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬†¬†practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA)¬† about healing attitudes; how you ¬†can become your own friend and¬† relate to yourself¬† in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love.The Dialogue focuses on¬† Healing Attitudes; Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation.

T5H¬† Recipe from Francesca’s¬†Sicilian Kitchen: ¬†Easter Ricotta Pie¬†and Easter Bread

Doug Schoeninger – Feb. 28, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI calls the laity to have occasions of healing which are centered on the Word of God to heal our lives: ‚ÄúScripture contains countless pages that speak of the healing which God brings.‚ÄĚ Verbum Domini (Word of The Lord) December, 2010. Reconciliation, Forgiveness; Healing of the Heart, Body, Mind and Spirit Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Doug Schoeninger, Ph. D. Past President of the International Association of Christian Therapists practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA) focusing on Lent, Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation: How to use anger well in the process of forgiving; Letting go and healing in the process of healing; The relationship of forgiveness and trust; and Forgiveness in generational healing: Forgiving those who wounded those who wounded us. Francesca shares her recipes for heart healthy Lenten dishes. Meatless Veggie Dish: Pesedi Con Ova (Peas with Eggs in Marinara Sauce) and Francesca’s Favorite Muffaletta; (Homemade Little Italian Breads Dressed with Olive Oil, Italian Cheese and Fresh Black Pepper). MUSIC: Refiner‚Äôs Fire; Bread of Life‚Ķ

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18, 2012

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Father  John Fletcher, CC currently serving as Priest Director of Radio Maria Ohio; Mary Pyper, President of Radio Maria USA; Mark Newman RM host of CrossRoads and Doug Schoeninger, Ph.D, Past President of the Association of Christian Therapists(www.actheals.org)    about the annual celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  announced by  the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission of Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches, highlighting  the ecumenical ministry of Father Duane Stenzel, OFM and his role in  the beginnings of Radio Maria USA. 

ACT International Conference – November 22, 2011

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Dr. Doug Schoeniniger, Ph.D. Psychotherapist, Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists (www.actheals.org) about the 2011 ACT International Conference held in Philadelphia, PA regarding the keynote speakers, topics of the conference, and his workshops on research being done regarding the effects of prayer and changes in the brain due to prayer, and “The Native American and William Penn Covenant.” Also discussed: Benefits and resources of ACT Membership, School and Curriculum; ACT SEW Groups, and how prayer and ecumenism is integrated personally and communally within ACT, various denominations and healthcare disciplines, through sharing The Word of God, and It’s Proclamation, His Love and Healing With The Heart of Jesus. This program will be archived on www.radiomaria.us and www.actheals.org . Francesca and Dr. Schoeninger share family Thanksgiving traditions/foods and Francesca shares her recipe for traditional celery/onion dressing and Frito Misto… Italian Fried Broccoli and Cauliflower. Write for recipes and share your ideas, recipes and questions. Through the Tummy to the Heart: P.O, Box 3238; Dayton, OH.

October 18, 2011 – Gaylene Baier

Francesca  Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Gaylene Baier, RN, spiritual director and   past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on  the power of Christian prayer in healing about the gift of healing, Marian apparitions and the world situation with droughts in TX, hurricanes, floods tsunamis, her experiences in Betania Venezuela.  Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy  health information; call in to ask questions or share  your experiences of  health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian  health care giver in your area.  

SHARING FAITH AND FOODS:¬†Francesca’s¬† recipe of the week:¬† Fast, deliciously filling and EZ¬†¬†Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice ¬†with oven roasted¬† cubed¬†eggplant and¬† sliced celery drizzled with olive oil¬†and¬†¬†browned ground chuck dressed with freshly ¬†grated Parmesan cheese; ¬†Italian black olives¬† and sliced pepperoncini (if desired).¬†See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archivesfor past programs on www.radiomaria.us .¬†¬† Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for¬† the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and¬† name/s of sought recipe/s. ¬†Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living ¬†life’s lessons as¬†given to¬†us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization.¬† ¬†“Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday¬† down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization¬†and her family’s favorite¬† Italian¬† recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia¬†

Music Break:  COME TO THE TABLE

Dr. Douglas Schoeninger – September 27, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Dr. Douglas Schoeninger,Ph.D past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists) an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on the power of Christian prayer in healing and the upcoming International ACT Conference to be held in Philadelphia October 6-9, 2011. Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy health information; call in to ask questions or share your experiences of health related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information: See the ACT web site at www.actheals.org . Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian health care giver in your area. SHARING FAITH AND FOODS: Francesca’s recipe of the week: Fast, deliciously filling and EZ Mediterranean Risotto ala Antonio: Boiled or steamed rice with oven roasted cubed eggplant and sliced celery drizzled with olive oil and browned ground chuck dressed with freshly grated Parmesan cheese; Italian black olives and sliced pepperoncini (if desired). See Through the Tummy to the Heart Archives for past programs on www.radiomaria.us . Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for the St. Michael The Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer and name/s of sought recipe/s. Francesca Franchina stirs up good things in her kitchen sharing faith, inviting others to partake in the goodness of the Lord and sharing recipes for living life’s lessons as given to us in the Word of God and promulgated by Good Pope John Paul II in The New Evangelization. “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord ” in Francesca’s kitchen as she shares everyday down to earth conversation about sharing faith, easy ways to evangelization and her family’s favorite Italian recipes from Termini Imerese, Sicilia

The Holy Spirit and Healing Prayer – April 27, 2010

Francesca Franchina speaks about the Association of Christian Therapists, the Holy Spirit and Healing Prayer.

Fran shares recipes from her Italian kitchen for Cannoli and Manicotti.