Lukenotes 2007-2008

2008

Vol. 5: Embrace Change for Fitness

A little change in one’s exercise routine can recharge and accelerate progress. The great thing about change is that it doesn’t have to be very big to have a big impact. In fact, often making too big a change can be counterproductive to physical fitness goals.

Vol. 4: Weathering Transitions in Religious Life

An overview of the changes experienced by religious communities, particularly aging members, as vocations decline and communities merge. Understanding the stresses this may cause as well as the opportunities for growth and the need for managing personal and community health is discussed.

Vol. 3: Hope on the Path to Healing

There are significant benefits of hope for the healing journey. Hope as a tool for psychological and spiritual wholeness is discussed, and practical tools for building it into one’s life and healing process.

Vol. 2: Psychodrama: the Benefits of Undoing Old Roles

An overview of psychodrama, including its purpose and positive benefits to patients as they internalize the roles that they often take on in interpersonal relationships, particularly supervisory relationships. New ways of thinking and understanding roles are discussed as a means to avoid the drama in relationships.

Vol. 1: Make Some Resolutions to Your Resolutions

An overview of the benefits of fitness, obstacles to integrating it into one’s daily life and workable tools to integrate exercise into one’s life.

2007

 Vol. 4: Healthy Formation for Seminarians

Common issues that should be addressed during a seminarian’s formation, the challenge of deep-seated problems that may be intractable and difficult to address after ordination, and recommendations on working better with seminarians for a healthy formation process.

Vol. 3: Holy Narcissism

Learn about narcissism and self-love, and the differences, including the causes, unhealthy ramifications of narcissism and benefits of a healthy self-image.

Vol. 2: Chronic Pain and Depression

An overview of the symptoms and physiology, how chronic pain can be a lifelong debilitating illness, the similarities with depression symptoms and treatment options.

Vol. 1: Will I Get Better in Treatment?

A look at the misconceptions surrounding psychotherapy and in-patient treatment programs, as well as the benefits. Includes a candid overview of the typical success rates for various common illnesses (alcoholism, eating disorders, etc.), treatment options and managing expectations for defining success.