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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazarro (2014) Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is for those desiring to take steps in their Christian life and discipleship, to break free from bondage to the past and experience healing. In the fall, Temple hopes to run an 8-week elective that will allow you to gather with others. Watch our website for more information.
Mind Over Mood by Denis Greenberger & Christine Padesky (1995) Discover simple yet powerful steps you can take to overcome emotional distress--and feel happier, calmer, and more confident. This life-changing book has already helped more than 1,100,000 readers use cognitive-behavioral therapy--one of today's most effective forms of psychotherapy--to conquer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.
You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado (2013) Though these unprecedented and challenging times may bring a load of uncertainty and fear that feels too heavy to bear, God gives us this promise: You’ll get through this.
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by Dr. David Burns (1999) The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes' of depression can be cured without drugs. Feeling Good outlines scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.
Holy Noticing by Charles Stone (2019) Holy Noticing will teach you how to:
become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and environment
recognize Christ’s presence in the moment
reduce your stress by developing the ability to focus on God and people rather than tasks
Differently Wired by Deborah Reber (2018) Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn't respect, support, or embrace who they really are - these are what Deborah Reber is calling the “differently wired” kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodifferences. Their challenges are many. But for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as hard - struggling to find the right school, the right therapist, the right parenting group while feeling isolated and harboring endless internal doubts about what’s normal, what’s not, and how to handle it all.
Raising Human Beings by Ross W. Greene Ph.D. (2017) A detailed and practical guide for raising kids in a way that enhances relationships, improves communication, and helps kids learn how to resolve disagreements without conflict.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber (2012) This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers.
The Incredible Years by Carolyn Webster-Stratton ( 2006) The Incredible Years: A Trouble-Shooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 3-8. All children misbehave for a variety of reasons, sometimes simply to test how far they can go or to get the attention they crave. Parents unprepared for this may react with anger, more likely escalating the problem than solving it. Or, they may be overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness.
Simplify by Bill Hybels (2013) Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled. Sound familiar? Today’s velocity of life can consume and control us . . . until our breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected. That’s where the danger lies: When we spend our lives doing things that keep us busy but don’t really matter, we sacrifice the things that do. Simplify identifies the core issues that lure us into frenetic living—and offers practical steps for sweeping the clutter from our souls.
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Organizations and Agencies
Canadian Mental Health Association (519) 337-5411 St. Clair Child and Youth Centre (519) 337-7811 Rapids Family Health Team (519) 339-8949 Central Lambton Family Health Team (519) 882-2500 West Lambton Community Health Centre (519) 344-3017 Family Counseling Centre (519) 336-0120 BLUEWATER HEALTH Addictions, and Problem Gambling Services (519) 464-4400 ext.5370 Withdrawal Management Services (519) 332-4673 Sarnia-Lambton Alcoholics Anonymous (519) 337-5211 Connex Ontario 1 (800) 565-8603 Westover Treatment Centre (519) 692-5110
Location 1410 Quinn Drive, Sarnia (519) 542-1427 Due to COVID-19 services are online only