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.
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Clayton Barbeau on the topic of his book: The Father of the Family: A Christian Perspective. Clayton is a father of eight children and a licensed marriage and family therapist who seeks to convey the secret of happy homes: good fathers! They discuss practical ways to transform your vision of a happy family into daily reality. They discuss the Father as creator, lover, another Christ, priest, teacher, breadwinner and saint.
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.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists (www.actheals.org) Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing, discuss the healing process and aftermath of inner healing, getting past the effects, recognizing causes, discovering the roots/cause of the addiction whether it be alcohol, drugs, shopping, which are symptoms, manifestations of the inner problem and not the source. Getting to the roots of any addiction including alcohol addictions; the drug of choice, the introduction to feeling good; losing & gaining control; the importance of faith in all situations; dealing with trauma and secondary trauma; triggering of other traumas like date rape and promiscuity; effects on children and adults who grew up drinking, being exposed to alcohol; fetal alcohol syndrome and tragic deaths related to alcohol: drunkenness and fires, poisoning, suicides, accidental suicides, spring breaks, media, games. Responsibility of parents and those in authority; Who can do something about this epidemic? Using Scripture; “Forgive them Lord, they know not what they are doing. Lk 23:34; Psalms& Words of Jesus for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; Romans 8: 26 – 28; LK 23: 41,45; MATT 27:46; MK 15:34; LK 23:46;JN 19:28; JN 19:30