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The Loneliness Epidemic: Research, Influence and It’s Effect on Everyone

The Loneliness Epidemic: Research, Influence and It’s Effect on Everyone by Mark Mayfield, Ph.D. I could see their lips moving, but the words were muffled. I leaned in, trying harder to hear what they were saying, even though I knew exactly what was being said. It felt like I was in one of those out-of-body experiences […]

By AACC, 4 months ago
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Social Distancing, Isolation, and How to Stay Healthy 

Social Distancing, Isolation, and How to Stay Healthy  by Chris Cambas, M.A., LMFT We are in unprecedented times with the outbreak of COVID-19, which has made it incredibly difficult for many to be alone. Many of us are working from home and keeping ourselves isolated to avoid becoming infected or potentially spreading the virus. However, […]

By AACC, 7 months ago
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Metaphors in Christian Counseling: Helping Clients Succeed

Metaphors in Christian Counseling: Helping Clients Succeed Counseling work is accomplished through conversations, so much so that many people refer to it as “Talk Therapy.” As clients talk, you may notice that they use similes, metaphors, and analogies when they are trying to convey their perceptions about their situation and make sense of reality. Perhaps […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Hold on Tight! The Neurochemistry of Infatuation and Lifelong Love

Hold on Tight! The Neurochemistry of Infatuation and Lifelong Love by W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D. Do you remember your early days of falling in love with your spouse? With a flushed face, beating heart, and a mind that could not stop thinking of your beloved, you were drawn to him or her. You may have felt […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Disconnect to Connect: Couples and Social Media Use

Disconnect to Connect: Couples and Social Media Use by Elias Moitinho, PhD, LPC-S, LPC, LMFT & Denise Moitinho, PhD You may have clients who complain about their spouse’s excessive use of technology and social media and how it interferes negatively with their marital relationship. We know that married couples enter counseling for a variety of reasons, and […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Giving Up Control

Giving Up Control by Barry Ham The prophet Isaiah proclaims to God that “we are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand” (Isa. 64:8). I envision myself on a potter’s wheel with God trying to shape me into something magnificent. However, because I can’t see what He is […]

By DJONES, 1 year ago
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Addiction and Dependent Love

Addiction and Dependent Love Depending on other people to provide you with value and worth.  I find it virtually impossible to engage in a discussion of shame, blame, and guilt without a corresponding look at the role of core beliefs. Core beliefs are what people hold as truth, most often, I’ve found, developed in childhood. […]

By DJONES, 1 year ago
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Sleep, Diet, Wellness, and Performance: Leadership-by-Example

Sleep, Diet, Wellness, and Performance: Leadership-by-Example What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? (James 2:14 NIV) To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. (1 Peter […]

By DJONES, 1 year ago
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To Believe or Not to Believe: The Role of Faith in Treating Mental Illness and Preventing Suicide

To Believe or Not to Believe: The Role of Faith in Treating Mental Illness and Preventing Suicide Harold G. Koenig, M.D. More and more research is showing a connection between religious beliefs and practices and better mental health (i.e., greater well-being, less alcohol or drug abuse, less depression, and less suicide).1, 2 Researchers are now […]

By DJONES, 2 years ago
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Helping Career Coaching and Counseling Clients Make Positive Change through Faith Integration

Helping Career Coaching and Counseling Clients Make Positive Change through Faith Integration by Dina Jones & Erica Wright This article first appeared in January 2018 as an AACC CounselED article. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith integration is an important part […]

By DJONES, 2 years ago