The leader of the group had other members read from the AA step 12 book, and then would have discussions about what was read. By attending this meeting, I noticed members explained their reasons as to why they started drinking. Several members explained this sensations as “warm and fuzzy” when they took their first drink. So the next day, they had a craving to have another drink to gain the same feeling. These feelings increasingly required more and more to reach the sensation until they had lost control of what was going on.
The meeting was an open meeting, but I felt weird and out of place because it was family members of alcoholics and drug addicts, not a person in recovery like me. It was definitely a different experience for me. When I got there everyone greeted me and I felt welcomed right away. There were more people there then I thought were going to be. There were only women there and they were all ages.
Mental/Behavioral Case Study Shanille Banks HCS/245 November 24, 2014 Professor Cheryl Meaux Mental/Behavioral Case Study My client Jenny Stanson, a 20 year-old college student living with her grandmother came to me seeking help for her grandmother who has shown symptoms of having Alzheimer’s disease. She noticed that her grandmother seems to be confused at times, forgetful of things that she has been told, and is often short-tempered. Ms. Stanson stated to me even though these symptoms mentioned do not happen often, this is clearly not her grandmother’s normal behavior. Ms. Stanson is very concerned about the well-being of her grandmother and something has to be done to get to the bottom of the problem. After reviewing this case, we cannot assume that Ms. Stanson’s grandmother actually has Alzheimer’s disease, even with the symptoms that may be present.
Christian coaches bring a biblical worldview; live out their Christian faith; understand that they cannot be completely neutral; and pray regularly for their clients (pp 24-25). Effective coaches know themselves and what they are good at, are sensitive to people, believe in people, build rapport with the clients, are flexible, are driven by firm convictions, and are leaders (pp. 34-36). People respond to change in one of four ways: innovators make change happen; embracers thrive on change and accept it enthusiastically; acceptors resist change but eventually go along with it; and resisters try to
141007 R41 John Recabar Profile of a depressed Anna I was depressed earlier this year. Coming from a family that has a history with mental disorder - my sister’s bipolar - it didn’t come as a shock for me to be plagued by the same mental warfare that my sister underwent. My experience with depression was a brief one, having experienced it for only a lengthy week. Anna however, has been battling clinical depression for almost eight years now. Anna has been battling depression since she was ten, although she was only professionally diagnosed when she was a mere fifteen year old.
Effective missionaries are lifelong learners of culture, working to understand where their people currently are so they can lead them to a true, yet truly enculturated, understanding of the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. They understand that the core of the Good News can come wrapped in different packages and expressions. That is all to say, this book by Reggie McNeal resonates with my passion for people with a missional faith. That we should be more missional. To survive as a church in this modern western world, we need a huge paradigm shift of being missional.
After the 12 traditions one of the members said the meeting was anonymous and what is discussed should not leave the room. Once that was said members started talking, sharing stories. It appeared to me that many of them had been going to the same meeting for several years; they seemed so comfortable sharing their stories and seemed to have a close bond. After the discussion they read from the book again and finished with a chant. I think I found the willingness to say their problems or what was going on in their lives, what most say airing their dirty laundry
Page 1 Counselling sessions were designed to help people work through a range of personal issues from depression, relationship issues, addictions, grief, anxiety and potentially life threatening situations. This reflective essay has been drafted from a real life counselling session, which was undertaken by a professional counsellor. In this reflective essay, I put theory to practice by reflecting and analyzing a fifty minute couselling session. Before the counselling session I was very unsure of what to expect and extremely nervous as I had not previously attended a professional counselling session. On my way to the session, my feelings of nervousness and anxiousness become stronger as I practiced the things that I was planning on saying.
My first thought was that these two women must be attending their first meetings. I later learned that my suspicions were correct. Neither of the women stood alone very long as other members, who I could only assumes were veterans to these meetings, promptly introduced themselves with big smiles and comforting remarks. As the mingling whined down, one of the employees (whom I could only distinguish because he was the gentleman I first contacted about the group) stood at the front of the class and spoke for about 10 minutes. He spoke of his tribulations to get to the point in his life where he is now comfortable with himself.
In this way faith is a dynamic system of images, values and commitments that guide our lives (Koenig, The Healing Power of Faith, 1999). To those of us who live in an ever-changing, evolving and scientific world, the connection may not be apparent. But through examine a reduction of behavioral risks, expansion of social support and coping skills and physiological mechanisms as they relate to those who believe in some sort of divine purpose, the correlation between spirituality and faith becomes more evident. In general, some sort of religious belief or spiritual theory promotes healthier lifestyles because many risky behaviors, such as substance abuse, promiscuity and unhealthy diets, are abstained from. For example, alcohol and/or drug abuse is less prevalent due to “pure living” belief.