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Hope for Healing

Every journey to healing begins with HOPE.

hope for healing

Hope for Healing

Every journey to healing begins with HOPE

‘H’ stands for having a hunger for happiness and healing.

When we are satisfied with the status quo, we stay where we are.  When we have a small desire to change, we still stay where we are.  Healing can begin only when the desire to heal is strong enough to reach a tipping point.  It’s when we want to change more than we want to stay the same.  And you can tell that you’ve reached that tipping point when you’re willing to do the work to make that change.  Happiness, healing, confidence, inner peace, and self improvement are all possible; but it begins with knowing what you want and having a strong desire (or hunger) to achieve it.  

‘O’ stands for being open.

When I was struggling with depression and anxiety, everything about me was closed tight.  I was like an armadillo rolled up in a ball trying to protect myself.  I didn’t want anybody to know that I was struggling and I didn’t want anybody putting their nose into my business.  I just wanted to be left alone.   But healing didn’t begin until I opened up and admitted to someone else that I was not in a good place, and I had to be open to the idea of receiving help.  I had to be open to learning new ways of thinking.  I had to be open to trying new things.  I had to be open to change.  I had to be open to healing.  

‘P’ stands for positive expectancy.

Positive expectancy means that you’re expecting a positive outcome.  And this is one of the most important aspects of healing and recovering from any mental or emotional issue.  In order to do the hard work of changing or healing, we have to believe that change is actually an option.  The good news is that change really is an option.  Healing is possible, and that’s exciting.  

‘E’ stands for empowerment.

When we feel hopeless, anxious, full of despair, or have a victim mentality, we feel powerless.  In order to heal, we need to get our power back.  I’m not talking about a hierarchical type of power, where a person exerts power or force over another person.  I’m talking about personal power.  Power to overcome our challenges,  power to find solutions to our own problems, power to be resilient, power to heal, power to let go, power to move forward, power to feel comfortable in our own skin.  This kind of power brings confidence, happiness, strength, and inner peace.  So how do we get this power?  It comes through a combination of learning and doing.  Education is a necessary step, but by itself it’s not enough, it’s through application that we begin to awaken the power that is already inside of us.  

An invitation to heal and become your best self.

I invite you to join us on the pathway of healing and living joyfully.  On the Hope for Healing website you’ll find tools and resources to learn and apply new skills to increase happinessbuild confidence and self-esteem, strengthen families and marriages, manage stress, and help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.  You have the power to create the life you want.  We’ll show you how.

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Increase happiness

What makes people happy?  According to the Dalai Lama, “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
 We have the power to create happiness.

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Build confidence and self Esteem

According to cognitive behavioral scientists our most basic questions are: Am I loveable?  Am I worthy of love and belonging?  Am I good enough?

The answer is yes.

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Strengthening families and marriages

Families matter.  Marriage matters.

Healthy marriages and healthy families lead to happy lives and healthy communities.

Learn tips to raise a happy, successful family and how to have a better marriage.

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Stress management

Chronic worry and stress can negatively affect virtually every organ system in the body and has been shown to cause numerous health problems.  Learn how worry and stress may be affecting your mental, emotional, and physical health, and then let’s learn how to alleviate that worry and stress.

Help for depression

We have more power over depression and anxiety than many people may realize.

Please check out the articles, tools, information, and plan to help empower people to overcome feelings of depression and anxiety.

It is possible to climb out of the darkness of despair into the light of hope and happiness.

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Making the world a better place

We invite you to help us make the world a better place by helping people around the world meet their basic needs.  Our desire is that every member of the whole human family has clean water to drink, enough food to eat, proper sanitation, and basic educational opportunities.

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