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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.

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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: “Scripture contains countless pages that speak of the healing which God brings.” 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’s Fire; Bread of Life…