Tag Archive | counseling

A Homily: How Do You Know You’re Healed

Empowered

Empowered Healing

The Road To Recovery

Yesterday a fellow Minister asked a question that got me thinking. “How do you personally know that you have transcended a challenging or stressful situation?”

I interpret the question of transcended to mean, when do you know you have overcome the situation where real deep healing can begin and take place? What’s the point where you can forgive, let go and move on to heal yourself from within?

I think it’s different for each person. We all go through Trials, Trauma and Grief in our own way. But the healing process or phases of healing are generally the same regardless of the challenge or situation. Whatever inspires us to move through those phases can be as varied as the number of people on the planet. Real healing isn’t a moment in time, it’s a process that can take years. but it does have an end point of sorts.

I wrote an article many years ago that goes into much greater detail about this process: Dealing With Trials & Grief: Trials, Trauma & Grief (on SpringsHaven.com) in case you’re interested.

Basically the phases can be summed up as:
Shock / Acknowledgement; Denial / Acceptance; Guilt / Depression / Anger; Forgiveness; Hope / Action and Letting Go

When you’ve lived through the struggle and found yourself out the other side, that’s when the real healing begins. How long we spend in each phase of the process is up to the individual. But it can also aide or slow down the overall healing if we rush through or dwell too long in one healing phase. Continue reading

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News Release – Counseling Psychology Association

Healing Through Compassion & Affirmation

Caring and Compassion

The IMM Counseling Psychology Association

Last year the International Metaphysical Ministry (IMM) began working on the foundation of a new organization to provide counseling guidelines, expanded and up-to-the-minute continuing education to IMM Ministerial graduates. This information can be enormously helpful to the professional coach or counselor as well as to someone seeking spiritual/metaphysical assistance. Counseling services are something all Ministers in all religions provide.

The IMM’s Counseling Psychology Association officially kicked off its organization and services January 1st, 2015 for IMM Ministers and it’s University system graduates.

The Association is a professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the spiritual counseling profession. As the majority of IMM graduates engage in some form of coaching and counseling or are planning careers to do the same in the future, these guidelines help to provide a professional framework for operation and the accessibility to continue learning and sharing with other members,

We are proud to announce the certification of Spring (Dr. Vickie Carey) in this new Association and looks forward to the expanded learning, sharing of ideas, concepts and information with other members and with you. Continue reading

Setting Up Your Ministry / Church / Center

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What Are The Legal Things To Consider

So you have received your ordination and you’re ready to start-up your Church, Spiritual Center or Professional Services Business. Now what? How do you get started and how do you define your practice?

Start with the first step; registering as an ordained minister. Doing that is separate from defining a Church or Business. Each state is different, but you will register yourself as a Minister within the county you live in, or the county you will be practicing your ministry in.

Once you are registered in your county, you are registered for the entire state. But not for any other state. Being a Licensed Minister, authorized to conduct weddings, is a state by state thing. You generally can’t register in a state you don’t have residence in. I am registered in Virginia. But I have a lot of family in North Carolina, friends in Maryland and more family in Tennessee. If I’m asked to officiate a wedding in one of those states or any other state, it’s easy enough to apply for temporary recognition.

Each state allows for temporary registration for a specific day. Usually the day of the wedding and with the county where the wedding is being held. You should do this 10 to 15 days prior to the service, or earlier if possible. Check with the state you’re going to. Some have requirements for when you can or must register. But you don’t want to wait till the wedding arrives and find out you can’t because you waited too long. Continue reading

Where Do I Start?

Divine Holistic Healing

Compassion and Healing

Putting Your Passion Into Practice

It seems many people are deciding to make changes in this world of economic woes. Following their spiritual passion and turning that pull or calling into a career.

But where do you get started? How do you find the right certification or degree program for your passion?

No matter what you do in life, you’re going to spend a good of time and potentially money on your calling. You don’t want to waste it on someone you thought was qualified to teach and later discovered they weren’t what they claimed.

Sadly this is easy to do in the spiritual world. There is no oversight or governing body that makes these checks and balances for you. You’re going to have to do it for yourself. Word of mouth is usually a great way to find a teacher. But remember, no one is ever universally liked. So you’re going to have to weigh the negative reviews with the positive ones. Continue reading

Skype Consultations Now Available

Divination, Healing & Counseling Consults

Divination, Healing & Counseling Consults with Skype

Spring’s Haven On-Line Services

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our On-Line Services to Skype.

What is Skype?  Skype is a software application that enables users to chat over the internet for free. If you have a computer you can share a conversation with another Skype member for free. The Skype software is free and available for both Mac and PC. For more information about Skype check out the available Skype Downloads.

Spring’s Haven offers online services through email, phone and now Skype consultations for divination, healing and spiritual/pastoral counseling. We also offer email consultations for our long distance healing sessions and we’re working out the details to provide Skype consults for those too.

We are reaching out to help make consultations easier and more accessible to anyone and everyone around the world. With Skype to Skype consultations you get the same communication through Skype audio (no video yet) with your counselor from the convenience of your own home.

Initially we are only offering Skype to Skype audio with plans to expand to video conferencing and Skype to land-line or cell phone consultations sometime within the next year. If you’d like to set up a person to person consultation, visit our On-line Services webpage.

All Consultations are private and strictly confidential.
Read More – What Is Spiritual Counseling/Psychology?

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© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Ethics of Transparency

Our Weekly Analytics: The Help Us Help Other Fund

We want to keep our friends posted on the progress of our campaign and be transparent in our fundraising efforts. So we’ll be posting our Indiegogo Analytic Summary each week they are released during the campaign. This is the second report we’ve received and we’re ever so thankful for all the referrals we’ve received.

By leaving a comment or liking our campaign page, sharing it on FB, Twitter and Google+, you’re helping us to get noticed and featured on Indiegogo’s home page. Being seen by the world helps us tap into a much broader audience and increases our chances to meet our goal. So even if you can’t afford to give, you can help us greatly by spreading the word and sharing our page.

We are ever so thankful for the kind gifts we’ve received this week. Our fund is up to $200 today. Every little bit helps and we’re touched by the compassion from others.

Summary

Visitors 126
Views 134
Funders 10
Contributions $200
Favorites 15
Referrals* 257

Thank you again for your support!

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Running A Request For Help Is Emotional

Help Us Reach Our Goal
And Help Us Help Others
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Help Us Help Others

We received another donation this week and we wanted to say thank you to those who have helped us so far. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for your compassion and caring.

Even if you can’t help with financial support, you can help in other ways. By sharing our campaign page on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ you’re helping us to get recognized, and you’re helping us to get featured on Indiegogo’s home page! THAT would help GREATLY!

We offer consultation and counseling services for rape victims, women and families of abuse, and those in crisis. We have been asked to provide these services for those who are shut-ins from illness, tragedy or trauma, who are out of state, and for military personnel stationed around the U.S and overseas. Each of these requests are asking for help from people who believe in what they believe in and see the world through the same spiritual concepts and approaches as they do. Help Us Help Others is our campaign to fulfill that request, especially for our military men and women who give so much for those of us back home.

I wish we could say “we’re almost there”, but we’re a long way from it. With 74 Days left in our campaign we have only reached 1/10th of our goal. But we’re still going and ever so thankful for all the help we have gotten so far.

When I first researched this approach to funding our project I read several articles about the emotion that goes into these campaigns. Boy are they right in that. It’s hard to remember the campaign isn’t a reflection of the acceptance of an individual or a business or even an individual cause. But each time you check your campaign and see that a donation was made you get a sudden burst of excitement and joy. Consequently, when you check your campaign day after day and see no movement, you get discouraged and you think “no one likes me/us/what we’re doing”.  The sentence is different depending on the person you’re talking to.

Here’s where it gets hard being the boss of your own business. You can’t take things like this personally; at all. It’s business, nothing more. And you have to keep up a “brave” face for those who work with you, to keep them motivated and encouraged. Sometimes living the walk you talk isn’t easy, but it does get your though both the good and the bad times that everyone faces. No matter who you are, everyone needs a little pep talk now and then. There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself a pep talk.

Our campaign is simply trying to Help Us Help Others. Help us keep hope alive for shut-ins and the military who have requested our services for consultation and counseling on Skype & iPad’s Face to Face. Won’t you Help A Little To Help A Lot?

Whither you simply share our campaign page, or make a donation we really appreciate your support. And don’t forget if you can provide a monetary gift we do have something to give you as a thank you. Get a free personal reading from ME. Check our Perks page to learn about the different readings you can receive. You might even be able to receive a Face to Face tarot reading on our new technology!

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.