On Saturday January 22, I did a 4 hour presentation to about 14 adolescents at Morning Star Luteran Church. The presentation was about gambling addiciton and substance abuse and how those things can impact a person's hopes and dreams in a less than positive way. As part of this presentation I shared this video that I found on YouTube. Please check it out and share it with the kids and teens in your life to help them get a different perspective on problem and pathological or addictive gambling. Let me know if you have any questions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2tdCdKqvoU
January 11, 2011 ended the most recent Grief Recovery Outreach Group. Quotes from the participants are below.
"I really felt listened to. This process has given me a way to deal with other losses in my life."
"The process really showed me the importance of quietly listening."
"This recovery group helped me greatly deal with loss and will help with all the others I will encounter in life."
"This process is deep but good to get it down on paper and open up to someone that has been there also. It has opened my eyes."
"It was good to be listened to and I felt people really cared about what I was saying. I wish we had more time. I wish we could have talked and got to know a little more about each other. Good process."
"I really learned the difference between how to properly grieve and myths about grieving."
"Being able to discuss my feelings about my grief in complete confidence has helped me with my process of grieving."
Please contact Gina Fricke to register for this life changing grief group, 402-515-7412.
It was a great week at Peace and Power Counseling. One of our program participants made it two years without gambling and another participant made it one month without gambling.
Both of these are milestones!
Are you wondering why these are both significant? Each of these individuals have been working very hard and it is the first time that either of them has made it this long without gambling since starting gambling years ago.
It is so important to give ourselves a pat on the back and acknowledge our accomplishments even if they do not seem as big as another person's accomplishments. We are not here to compare, just to be with you during this challenging prcess called recovery.
My wish for both of these individuals is continued success in their recovery and for them to know that each of their accomplishments are significant!
A Grief Group based on: The Grief Recovery Handbook—The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses.
The 10-Week Program will begin
Wednesday January 26, 2010
6:15pm to 7:45pm
Presbyterian Church of the Master
10710 Corby Circle Omaha, NE 68134
You must be registered to attend, please call soon to register. Cost: $50.00 total for the 10 week group.
In addition, books will be offered at $11 or $15 depending on the version you choose. Or, you can pick up a grief recovery handbook most places books are sold.
Christian based childcare is provided.
This grief group has no religious component.
For further information and to register please call:
Gina Fricke at 402-515-7412
Gina Fricke is the owner/therapist at Peace and Power Counseling LLC.