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We have so many issues within our modern day families. Well it is time to discuss some of those issues. If you want opinions on how to change current situations within your family call in we want to hear your voice. Also have a chance to speak with some of our cast members and hear their stories.
This episode of Family Counseling we will discuss the topic when is it time to let go. Many times in life things happen to us that we just hold on to, like hurt or a failed relationship. When is it time to let go? Lets talk about it.
Portage, MI – Teenage rebellion is a process of individuation; to form their own opinions and beliefs and assert their individuality, adolescents must separate their identity from you as their child. Though this process can be aggravating to parents, it is normal.
Sometimes, however, an adolescent’s volatile emotional needs begin to dominate the home and control the moods of everyone in it. What began as the vision of a perfect family soon devolves into arguments and chaos.
“Families love each other – that’s a given – but they don’t always know how to express it or give each other what they need emotionally,” says family counselor Theresa Britton.
Britton is a licensed master social worker and the founder of Family Matters Counseling, specializing in providing counseling services to couples, adolescents, children and adults. Britton is trained in brief strategic family therapy, which helps families with adolescents face problems related to truancy, poor school performance and defiant behavior.
“Each family is an individual family with its own structure and patterns of communication, so you need to have a variety of skillsets and tools to help that family best,” says Britton. “My goal is to look at their interactions, how they function and communicate, and devise strategies to help them overcome those obstacles.”
According to Britton, families tend to argue about their story with each other. In a family systems approach, everyone feels heard and everyone’s story is accepted.
“Everyone has their own perspective but there’s a little truth to them all,” explains Britton. “I have it organized so that all the family members participate. We talk about past hurts and you would be surprised how honest kids are; even defiant teens will be brutally honest about why they’re misbehaving."
Original Air Date 3/3/2014: Thomas Thompson, Senior Pastor of Pulpit Rock Church in Colorado Springs, CO talked with Dr Pauline and Catherine about his experience with the marriage counseling he and his wife received at Dunamas Center Ministries and how it changed the way he relates to his family, his church, his friends, even the way he relates and talks with God. Pastor Thompson shares how his new-found understanding of how to care for people's hearts has changed how he speaks to his church and how the people in the church have responded.
UPCOMING EVENTS (www.dunamascenter.com):
November 8, 2014 - Choices for a Discerning Childbirth Seminar
8-week Preparation for a Discerning Childbirth Classes start September 15, 2014
October 13, 2014 (Kansas City, MO): "Life is Trauma" Counselor Training where Dr Pauline will be trainnig Christian couselors to take a body, mind, spirit approach to healing trauma.
Dr Pauline will be speaking to ICAN groups about Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS) after cesearans and ideas for healing in the following locations:
Little Rock, AR (October, 16, 2014)
Jackson, MS (October, 23, 2014)
Springfield, MO (October 28, 2014)
Our website is currently being updated. Watch for our new website soon!
Dr Pauline's Proverbs Study, "Choices and Consequences" workbook will be available September 1, 2014.
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