How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior

John Rigg, MD, is a professional musician who, in his forties, became a physician. In his work with trauma patients, Dr. Rigg has observed how the brain is constantly reacting to sensory information, generating non-thinking reactions before our intelligent individual human brains are able to process the event and formulate a self-driven response. His 28-minute… Read More How Trauma Affects Our Brain and Behavior

New Online Child and Teen Protections

Leading hubs for trafficking in the sex trade, including teens and children, have been effectively shut down by recent legislation about which Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, posted an online article. An excerpt follows: Across the web, online administrators are hitting “delete” on sex ads…,… Read More New Online Child and Teen Protections

Is Catholic Psychotherapy Different?

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Is Catholic psychotherapy different than non-Catholic or secular psychotherapy? Yes … but it only works for some, while for others it could be a re-wounding. So, proceed with care. And, it’s no substitute for pastoral care. To begin, what is Catholic psychotherapy? How is it different? For an excellent review, here… Read More Is Catholic Psychotherapy Different?

Clergy-Abuse Survivor Visits the Pontifical Centre for Child Protection

Clergy-abuse survivor, Deborah Kloos, visited the President of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Fr. Hans Zollner, S.J., to talk about her experience and the programs for promoting child-abuse prevention in the Church. A full profile of Deborah’s visit and the many helpers who welcomed her may be found in the recent Crux article Abuse Survivors Praises… Read More Clergy-Abuse Survivor Visits the Pontifical Centre for Child Protection

Five Myths About Depression That Persist in the Church

Christian writer Brandon Peach writes in The Relevant Magazine about the misunderstandings that persist among Christians regarding depression and anxiety. As a sufferer managing both, he has particularly keen insights, including into how prayer and Scripture can help someone suffering with depression or anxiety but is not the answer for dealing with what is a… Read More Five Myths About Depression That Persist in the Church