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Anger
The Stories We Tell

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Children are wonderfully creative at thinking up stories, in which they are heroic and triumphant. However, when ...

Fully Awake

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Not one of us can feel all of our emotions all of the time. Defenses are necessary in order to survive some events. ...

Conflict
Anger, The "A" Word

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Anger is a word that creates great discomfort for many people. However, there are many reasons why anger can be a ...

Confrontation

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Confrontation is a difficult behavior to master yet crucial in our ability to build a sense of equality and respect in ...

Good, Bad or Equal

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Each person in a family or group works at finding the way in which they are special. The process or, at times, battle ...

Learning to Fight Fair

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

All of us have times when we disagree or fight and fight dirty. There are helpful guidelines to fighting fair. They ...

Saying I'm Sorry

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

Saying "I'm sorry." entail more than these two words. Examples in scripture outline what feeling sorry means ...

Easter Clothes: Throwing Off Cloaks of Unforgiveness

Mary Lambrecht, M.S. LMFT

Forgiveness brings emotional and spiritual healing. Using Biblical references to Palm Sunday and Easter, and a story ...

Stand Up For Yourself Without Putting Others Down

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Two vignettes demonstrating how to stand up for yourself without putting others down

Helpful Guidelines For Resolving Conflict

Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW

Conflict is normal and full of potential if we manage it skillfully

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Broadcasts

Anger
5 Components of Emotional Intelligence 1 of 2 #3562

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

Increasing emotional intelligence provides many advantages in one's emotional and relational health. Lynda and Laura ...

How to Bend and Not Break 2 of 2 - 3559

How to bend and not break is about resilience. These programs describe what it takes to come through and out of ...

How to Bend and Not Break 1 of 2 - 3558

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

How to bend and not break is about resilience. These programs describe what it takes to come through and out of ...

Help & Hope in Suicide Awareness - 5 of 5 - #3544

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This excellent 5-part series on Suicide Awareness gives the personal experience of Lynn Stinski and of her brother who ...

Help & Hope in Suicide Awareness - 4 of 5 - #3543

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This excellent 5-part series on Suicide Awareness gives the personal experience of Lynn Stinski and of her brother who ...

Help & Hope in Suicide Awareness - 3 of 5 - #3542

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This excellent 5-part series on Suicide Awareness gives the personal experience of Lynn Stinski and of her brother who ...

Help & Hope in Suicide Awareness - 2 of 5 - #3541

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This excellent 5-part series on Suicide Awareness gives the personal experience of Lynn Stinski and of her brother who ...

Help & Hope in Suicide Awareness - 1 of 5 - #3540

Lynda Savage, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This excellent 5-part series on Suicide Awareness gives the personal experience of Lynn Stinski and of her brother who ...

Knowing If and When to Have Difficult Conversations - #3532

Laura Demetrician, MS, LMFT

Conflict arises not only with other people, but in the decision of IF and WHEN to have a difficult conversation. ...

Tell It Like It Is - #3517

Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC

This program involves the necessity of speaking out of our own personal experience when speaking about any part of our ...

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