The news is not that we are living in unprecedented times with stress levels soaring to the sky. Rather, the good news is that we can learn to cope with the health risks of COVID-19, financial worries and continued fears that are greeting us at many levels.
Learn some coping mechanisms at “Alive Again … Rising With Christ!,” a program that will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 Monday, May 2, in the Lighthouse room in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville. The Rev. Scott Mitchell, Psy.D., president and CEO of Samaracare Counseling, will be guest presenter.
The paschal mystery teaches that living, dying and rising are part of the experience of being a Christian. During his presentation, Dr. Mitchell, a clinical psychologist and a member of the clergy, will explore how the best practices of psychology – intertwined with the paschal mystery – allows people to thrive and maintain well-being during the most difficult times of life.
Dr. Mitchell brings 30 years of experience to the topic combined with a special interest in the development of preventive factors that build resilience across the life span and the role of spirituality in this resilience. His is a holistic approach, integrating the best practices of psychology with a respect for mindfulness and spirituality.
SamaraCare provides progressive, life-changing counseling and consulting services, serving people in DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, Lake and Will counties.
Wearing face masks is recommended, and hand sanitizer will be available.
Reservations for the program are strongly encouraged by Friday, April 29, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (630) 355-8980, ext. 118. Walk-ins also will be welcome.
The program, co-sponsored by the pastoral care and adult faith formation departments at St. Thomas, is part of the Church’s Wellspring Educational Events series. The series’ goal is promoting a holistic way of life that includes body-mind-spirit integration and well-being.
For more information about “Alive Again … Rising With Christ” or the Wellspring Educational Events series, contact Felicia Lawlor, faith community nurse at St. Thomas the Apostle, at email@example.com or (630) 355-8980, ext. 104.
St. Thomas the Apostle, a parish of the Diocese of Joliet, strives to bear the Good News of God’s unconditional love to all generations through worship, faith formation, witness and service. Organized in 1984, the St. Thomas faith community numbers more than 3,400 households of more than 10,750 people. Complete news and information on parish events, guest speakers and special programs is available at www.stapostle.org. For general parish information, please call (630) 355-8980.