What I Learned As An Intern

May 9th, 2017

For various reasons, many of us had an internship or had to begin a new job. We have all heard the stories about having to file paperwork or going to get the boss’s coffee, but I can say my internship has been nothing like that. As my time as the Social Work intern at the Hope and Healing Center & Institute comes to an end,…

Weather And Your Mood – What’s The Connection?

March 28th, 2017

Different factors can play a role in depression – the environment, life stressors (e.g. job loss, finances, moving, etc.), loss of a loved one, genetic and physiological factors and chronic or disabling medical conditions are just a few of the most talked about factors. A factor not discussed as often is the weather. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to particular…

Two-Way Prayer: A Lost Tool for Practicing the 11th Step

March 27th, 2017

The Hope and Healing Center & Institute CEO Matthew Stanford Ph.D. and the Hope and Healing Center & Institute past Fellow Rev. Bill Wigmore BA collaborated to write a research article entitled “Two-Way Prayer: A Lost Tool for Practicing the 11th Step.” Two Way Prayer formed an essential part of the Oxford Group and early Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) spiritual practices. Pioneer AA members considered it more…