American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Webinar Recap: Adapting Mindfulness for Conservative Christians

On June 28th, the AACC hosted a thought-provoking webinar featuring Dr. Fernando Garzon and hosted by Dr. Gary Sibcy.  Listeners from 41 states, 5 countries, and a live studio audience tuned in to hear what Dr. Garzon had to say about Christian Mindfulness: Adapting Mindfulness for Conservative Christians.   The webinar began by identifying that […]

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The Power of Thunderstorms

The power of a thunderstorm is awe-inspiring. The howling winds, the earsplitting rolls of thunder, and the brilliant flashes of light that rip across the sky make for a wild symphony of majestic power. It is absolutely beautiful to witness, yet blatantly terrifying at the same time. The cacophony of sound, light, and torrential rain can lead to storms of unparalleled proportions. Thunderstorms have the power to rip ancient trees from the ground, knock down power lines, and create tremendous d...

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AACC CounselAlert 6-23-16: California Senate Bill 1146 Poses Threat to Christian Colleges and Universities

AACC CounselAlert 6-23-16   California Senate Bill 1146 Poses Threat to Christian Colleges and Universities   The state of California, due to its size, association with the entertainment industry, accompanying celebrities, and huge economic impact has long lead the nation as a cultural trendsetter. Recently, a very controversial piece of legislation passed the state Senate, […]

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The Good, Good Shepherd

Elizabeth Hixson What do you face today?  What do you need?  What are you walking through? What are your clients walking through that may be weighing upon your heart?  Take a moment to step into the peace of the Good, Good Shepherd. Chris Tomlin’s song, Good, Good Father reminds us that God is really much kinder, much more loving, than we ever dare imagine. The song goes: Oh, I've heard a thousand stories Of what they think You're like But I've heard the tender whisper ...

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Dare to Dream!

Jared Pingleton, Psy.D. Have you ever imagined how your idea, invention or innovation would improve something, increase productivity and/or inspire others to greater things? What ever happened to those dreams? Did they come to fruition or did they get inadvertently set aside and forgotten about or simply dismissed and left to wither and die? When […]

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Tell Yourself the Truth

It is early Tuesday morning.  Sun streams in through the breakfast nook window. Birds sing. Coffee brews into a large, glass pot.  But, something else is brewing inside Sam.  A swirl of negative self-talk runs through Sam’s head.  It’s one of those mornings. “Why can’t I balance all this? That article was due yesterday! If my clients only knew how behind I am, they’d never come to me for help! I must not a very good counselor.  Why do I overcommit? I am overwhelmed. I am so d...

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Eight Tips to Foster Resilience in Clients

Lisa Murray, M.A. Growing up, my mother always told me that life wasn’t fair.  Aside from the truth that Jesus loves me, this may have been one of her greatest gifts to me.   It seems that so much energy is wasted trying to make every aspect of every moment “fair” for our children that […]

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Throwback Thursday: The Agile Lifestyle: React, Recognize and Realign

Kathie Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, NCGC Originally posted 4/22/14 In business management, the agile organization is prized for the ability to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing economy. It seems that some of the characteristics of the agile organization can be applied to help our clients develop an “agile lifestyle” as well. Let’s adapt […]

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Navigating Grief and Loss

Lisa Sleezer, M.A., L.P.C. We have all experienced grief and loss in our lives.  We have all struggled and felt the pain of differing kinds of losses; from job loss, divorce, death, trauma, transition, and more. God graciously tells us that ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted’ – Matthew 5:4.  Yet, how […]

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Throwback Thursday: Healing the Healer: Managing the Daily Stressors of Counseling

Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. Originally posted 4/21/14 As a professional counselor, you commit every day to being at your very best for your clients. That requires energy, focus, proper rest, time for professional reading, and time to complete continuing education. It’s a big commitment to be at the top of your game, every day, as you […]

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