Winning – 2. Humility

This post is on the second most common theme or trait I see in patients who succeed in therapy: Humility. There are two kinds of humility I see in patients who succeed. (1) The humility to be a compliant and responsible medical patient. (2) The humility to live in the reality that clinicians and physicians…Read more Winning – 2. Humility

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In-Between Moments: 3. Afternoon Prayer for Patients

I generally reserve Saturdays for my patients who are in crisis with suicidal ideation. I know I cannot do this work alone, and on my own. I need to pray, and I need others to pray with me. This is today's prayer. Dear God, Thank You for being in the ministry of healing. Thank You…Read more In-Between Moments: 3. Afternoon Prayer for Patients

In-Between Moments: 2. Evening Prayer for Patients

Dear Friends, It is vital to our caring ministries to pray for our patients. I am not the Healer. I am only a vessel, trained and prepared to be part of a good work. I am thankful I can pray. Tonight, I want to pray specifically for my high-functioning patients who struggle with hopelessness and…Read more In-Between Moments: 2. Evening Prayer for Patients

In-Between Moments: 1. Morning Prayer for Patients

Dear Friends, I'm beginning to reach that place where I need friends to pray with me, because the prayer topic is growing into something bigger than me and my work. -- It's praying for the people involved in my corner of healing ministry. Without further ado-- Dear Jesus, Thank you for the patients you have…Read more In-Between Moments: 1. Morning Prayer for Patients

The Therapist’s Couch – 1. (My) Boundaries

Dear Friends, Mental health treatment is unique in medical care services. At one point, mental health therapy-students had to sit on the therapist's couch to work through their own personal issues, before becoming a licensed mental health clinician. There is no other medical position where the clinician was encouraged to personally work through the issues…Read more The Therapist’s Couch – 1. (My) Boundaries