Presentations and Discussions to Nourish the Mind and Soul!
Breakfast served immediately following 9 am Mass at St. Jude Hall
Presentations begin at 10am until 11am
Family of Origin: Ties That Bind
Patterns of relating and thinking of oneself are forged early in life in our family of origin. These patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving may or may not serve us well as we grow older and often we are unaware of the pervasive influence of these patterns. Can we heal wounds that originated in childhood and correct negative, destructive patterns? How can we know if we have unknowingly forged unhealthy patterns in our own children – young or old? How do we avoid cultivating these patterns in our young children today?
Presented by Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, who holds a Masers Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Counselor Education. Dr. Collier is currently the Director of the Choices Prevention Program & Prevention Research for The Council on Recovery. In addition, she teaches counseling skills as an adjunct professor for Sam Houston State University, University of St. Thomas, and Springfield College.