Bridge to Wholeness | Volume 2 Issue 8 August 2015

August 2015 Newsletter HeadingWelcome to the August 2015 Issue of the Agape newsletter, Bridge to Wholeness!

Our monthly newsletter is the best way for you to keep up with what is going on around Agape, with events and updates, and articles written by our counselors. We hope it will help bring you a little bit closer to emotional, mental, and spiritual wholeness!

In this issue (click to read individual articles):

  • Adolescent Girls: The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood by Megan Jung, MA, LPC
  • Sensory
  • Accentuate the Positive

    In the year 1944, during a dark time for families and the country, singer and songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote what would be one of the war’s most iconic songs of hope and inspiration: “Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative.” Why did this song become such an anthem of encouragement? Because through the power of music, the lyrics reminded the country that vision, hope, and inspiration  are achieved by dwelling on those things which are good, excellent and praiseworthy.…

    What Is Child Therapy and How Does It Work?

    By Carolyn Knarr, MSW, LCSW, Director of Children’s Therapeutic Services

    Behold, children are a heritage from the LORDPsalm 127:3

    Our children are a heritage from the Lord (Psalm 127:3). They bring abundant joy, although, raising them is not without its challenges. Parents have a responsibility, not only to meet the physical needs of their children, but to also provide a safe haven that fosters emotional and psychological growth, and achieving that is no simple feat. Sometimes…

    The Power of the Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Stereotyping

    by Mary Singleton, MEd, PLPC

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been thinking about recent racial conflicts involving police officers and citizens.  We have all seen how an event, such as a police officer shooting someone, can inspire dramatically different reactions in people — reactions which often correlate to race and which elicit very different feelings and behaviors as a result of these thoughts.  Cultural messages and life experiences contribute…