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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.

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.

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. 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