What Does Catholic Psychology Mean?

catholic psychology Jan 01, 2020

Catholic Anthropology (the study of human beings) is built on the principle that human beings are created in the Image and Likeness of God, who is the Creator.  We are loved, and our Creator has a plan for us because of that love.  This is a radical statement that sets Christian belief apart from most other worldviews.  Christianity also holds that our Creator shares the nature of humanity in the person of Jesus Christ.  By following Christ, and forming a relationship with...

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 31: What Everyone Gets Wrong about St. Joseph

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 31: What Everyone Gets Wrong about St. Joseph

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What we forget to talk about when it comes to St. Joseph; 
  • The qualities of St. Joseph; 
  • The importance of understanding the Incarnation for understanding St. Joseph; 
  • The true Fatherhood of St. Joseph;  
  • How Jesus developed in his humanity under the guidance of St. Joseph; 
  • The true marriage of Joseph and Mary; 
  • Our human need for a father and a mother; 
  • ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 30: Coffee Talk: What If I’m Afraid to Dream?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 30: Coffee Talk: What If I’m Afraid to Dream?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Learning how to dream; 
  • Why dreaming can be so difficult; 
  • How to practice dreaming when you’ve forgotten how; 
  • Why it’s important to dream; 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 29: Three Ways the Imagination Can Help Us Understand God

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 29: Three Ways the Imagination Can Help Us Understand God

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Imagination as a gift from God;  
  • How imagination enables us to encounter what’s beyond space and time;  
  • Imagination allowing us to pray; 
  • The power of the imagination in healing wounds of the past; 
  • How the imagination reveals our unconscious to ourselves; 

 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • The Acting Person by Pope St. John Paul II
  • ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 28: The Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, Temperaments, & Disney Characters

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 28: The Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, Temperaments, and Disney Characters

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Our desire to know ourselves
  • Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, and Temperaments
  • The two defining characteristics of personhood that are unchangeable
  • Understanding the personality of Jesus as our model

 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 27: Catholic Guilt

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 27: Catholic Guilt

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The real definition of guilt
  • How happiness can come from understanding our identity
  • The problem of “earning” God’s love
  • Whether or not we should experience guilt and shame
  • Divinization
  • Guilt and shame as course correction

 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed. - Genesis 2:25
  • Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 26: Who Are You, Really? Taking Pride in Your Identity

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 26: Who Are You, Really? Taking Pride in Your Identity

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Being a psychologically healthy Catholic
  • How self-knowledge contributes to holiness
  • What it means to be created in the image of God
  • The distinction between being our identity as good, and our behaviors
  • Looking at the motivations behind our actions

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • “Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know You” - St. Augustine
  • Dr. Greg’s new model of...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 25: Coffee Talk: When Do You Need Therapy?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 25: Coffee Talk: When Do You Need Therapy?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Meeting Amy Grace!
  • Questions around the need for a diagnosis
  • The distinction between sins and symptoms
  • The temptation to compare yourself to others
  • What’s the point of a diagnosis?
  • Accepting imperfection and striving for holiness
  • Living in a fallen world and the universal need for a savior

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 24: Did Jesus Have Emotions?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 24: Did Jesus Have Emotions?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Jesus Christ as the model of humanity
  • Considering Christ’s emotions
  • Letting Jesus’ example teach us how navigate our emotions

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 23: A Look at Anxiety and Depression (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 4)

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 23: A Look at Anxiety and Depression (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 4)

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The brain chemistry of depression and anxiety
  • The paradox of trusting God’s providence, and also being created with a fight/flight/freeze response
  • Abandonment to Divine Providence
  • What we can do to live as best we can with these disorders
  • What constitutes a diagnosable mood disorder like anxiety or depression
  • What it means that “All will be well"

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