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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.
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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.
Sr. Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., explores what happens to us emotionally and spiritually as we encounter major change.
Kathleen R. Toellner, Psy.D., explores ways to proactively assist individuals dealing with dementia in a community setting.
Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D. addresses what sexual integrity and sexual integration look like in the context of a commitment to chaste celibacy.
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