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catholic psychology Jan 06, 2020

People often ask me, “What do you mean by Catholic Psychology?”  There are lots of questions people have regarding my work because it is a field that is relatively new.  The Catholic part has been around for millennia and the psychology part has been around in some shape or form for hundreds, if not thousands of years.  Not until very recently has there been an intentional movement to bring the two together.  In fact, for a large part of the 20th century, the...

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St. Therese

faith Jan 05, 2020

St. Therese is generally regarded as a cute saint.  She happened to be a very cute little French girl, who wrote with the boldness of someone who just didn’t seem to care what anyone else thought.  She said the types of things that make adults look and go, “kids say the darndest things, isn’t she adorable?”  She said she wanted to spend her time in heaven sending roses to people on earth.  Cute.

If you take a few minutes to look past the flowers...

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Should Women Man-up? In Response to "Holding Back Tears"

femininity masculinity Jan 04, 2020

First of all, I would like to thank the girls at Verily for doing an outstanding job of providing an alternative to trashy pop-culture periodicals.  While many other people point fingers and put down the culture, Verily is doing something about it.

I would like to share a response to a recent article called “Holding Back Tears,” found here.  The question concerning the appropriateness of displaying emotion at work is raised.

Some of the greatest mysteries that every...

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Trust Part Deux

trust Jan 03, 2020

When I looked at my 7-year-old brother playing by the water, I was moved by a deep revelation.  I saw someone who is totally excited about life.  He was trying to catch an eel.  The eel and the rock he was hiding under were the only two realities that my brother was focused on.  How can he be so free?  Why isn’t he stressed or worried or anxious about life?  It’s because he has nothing to worry about!  This kid lives a totally spoiled, privileged...

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What's the One Secret to Living a Faithful Life?

catholic psychology trust Jan 02, 2020

Trust.  It all comes down to trust.  I suppose I shouldn’t start with that if it all comes down to it so I will back up.  Anxiety, Neuroticism, Eating Disorders, Phobias, Depression, Insomnia, Body Image issues, and the list could go on of problems that in some ways can be fundamentally broken down to trust issues.  I don’t mean to discount the scientifically proven role of physiology, things like serotonin and the effect of childhood trauma on developing brain...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 92: How to Make Good Decisions, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 9 of 12)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 92 of the Being Human Podcast: How to Make Good Decisions, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 9 of 12)

On this week’s episode introducing content in the third-level spirituality course of our new Certification, Amy Grace takes over as host with Dr. Greg and Dr. Bryan joining in for a conversation about decision-making and discernment of spirits! 

Discussed in this episode:

  • Can we trust our desires when making decisions?; 
  • The moral...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 91: Exploring a Case Study Through a Catholic Lens, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 8 of 12)

Uncategorized Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 91 of the Being Human Podcast: Exploring a Case Study Through a Catholic Lens, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 8 of 12)

Every individual person’s story is completely unique and unrepeatable. So how is it possible that we have predictable patterns of behaving which can be generalized to others? Continuing the series focused on our new Certification, Dr. Greg, Dr. Bryan, and Amy Grace explore this question while opening up the third-level...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 90: Male & Female: Why Would God Do That? w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 7 of 12)

podcas Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 90 of the Being Human Podcast: Male & Female: Why Would God Do That? w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 7 of 12)

There’s a tremendous amount of suffering that has happened due to the differences between men and women. What was God’s purpose in creating us so different from one another? In this episode, Dr. Greg, Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace break open content from the third Anthropology course in our new Certification, focusing on the...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 89: Finding Peace in the Presence of God, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 6 of 12)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 89 of the Being Human Podcast: Finding Peace in the Presence of God, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 6 of 12)

Find out what’s in the second-level Spirituality course of our new Certification! In this episode, Dr. Greg, Dr. Bryan, and Amy Grace discuss the spiritual and psychological importance of Catholic mindfulness, how it can increase peace in our lives, and why it serves as the basis for the spirituality component of our Certification. ...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 88: When Things Go Wrong, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 5 of 12)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 88 of the Being Human Podcast: When Things Go Wrong, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 5 of 12)

Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace join Dr. Greg again this week for a conversation exploring ways that we are wounded in relationships, unhealthy behaviors that can manifest as a result, and the ways our model can help clients gain freedom from problematic patterns of relating. This episode is an introduction to what’s involved in the second-level Psychology...

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