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A. Mechelle Haywood, Psy.D., offers alternative strategies for dealing with discomfort and distress.
Defense mechanisms are behaviors we use to distance ourselves from unpleasant thoughts, events and actions. They can help protect us from stress and provide an outlet for difficult emotions. When overused, however, these behaviors can prevent us from facing reality and lead to unhealthy and even self-deceptive behaviors. A. Mechelle Haywood, Psy.D., explores how defense mechanisms impact our emotional and psychological health and offers alternative strategies for dealing with discomfort and distress.
Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.
Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.
In the final session of the Living Celibacy series, Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., examines emotional intelligence as an important skill for living chaste celibacy well.
Stephen Carroll, Ph.D., LCPC explores the current research on spirituality in the workplace and offers strategies for preventing burnout in a ministerial setting.
Maria Kereshi, Psy.D., explores the impact of stress on our physical and emotional health.
Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., explores current research on treatment for depression and offers practical tips for proactive support.
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