"Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times" - A Lenten Lecture

Tue., April 2, 2019 7:00pm ·

Dr. Robert J. Wicks, PSY. D. ~ “The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart:
Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times”

For over 35  years, Dr. Robert Wicks has been called to speak calm into chaos for individuals and groups experiencing great stress and anxiety. Dr. Wicks has published over 50 books for both professionals and the general public and is also the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Counseling Association’s Division on Spirituality, Ethics and Religious Values in Counseling and for his service to the Church he received the Papal Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice from Pope St. John Paul II.

One of the greatest gifts we can share with others is a sense of our own peace. However, we can’t share what we don’t have. By discussing psychological and spiritual approaches to maintaining a healthy perspective and enhancing resilience, Dr. Wicks, an expert on the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others) and author of "Bounce: Living the Resilient Life, Riding the Dragon, and Prayerfulness," offers insights into how we can extend our warmth to others without losing our own inner fire in the process. 

Topics will include: avoiding dangers that lead to unnecessary stress and a loss of perspective; developing your own self-care program; knowing the four “voices” we need in our circle of friends to have balance and courage in life; improving self-awareness at each phase of adulthood; benefiting from inner darkness; and strengthening and deepening your own rule of prayer. Practical, illustrative, lively, this rich presentation will provide essential information on resilience, compassion, prayer, spirituality, and personal/professional wellbeing.