My personal and professional experience has enabled me to fully understand the need for integration between psychological and spiritual dynamics.
Caring for ourselves is the first and fundamental act of benevolence to build exquisitely Christian relationships with ourselves, the others and God.
Knowing yourself is the decisive step for living, witnessing and generating an authentic faith.
What is Pastoral Counseling?
The purpose of the Pastoral Counseling or pastoral relationship help is helping the person to discover his own interiority, as an important resource to live and relate better, within the Christian vision.
Who is Pastoral Counselor?
Whoever – lay, religious and priest – competent in theological and biblical field and possessing those skills useful for helping the relationship (empathy, listening skills, effective communication, techniques and practices of counseling …)
Who is Pastoral Counseling for?
To all the people – teenagers, young people and adults – who share the Christian vision of the man and of the world and desire to improve their lives and their relationships.
support the believer in his/her present time, harmonizing his/her life choices and relationships in the light of the Gospel to strengthen more and more the unification of the person.
Benefits of Pastoral Counseling:
1. Being aware of our person (mind, body and soul)
2. Accept our own limits to enhance our own talents
3. Live harmoniously the relationship between life & faith
4. Become protagonist of our own life
5. Improve and strengthen interpersonal relationships
6. Integrate your moral choices in the light of the Gospel
7. Enhance the transformational process of Commandment of Love (compassion & forgiveness)
8. Training to live the Fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, benevolence, goodness, fidelity, mildness, self-control)
9. Feed the intuitions of the Spirit
10. Live the silence and practice meditation
It is a cause of mistakes and it is no small lack if, by our own fault, we do not know ourselves, we do not know who we are
(Santa Teresa d’Avila)
Love begins in God: in the fact that He loves me and that I become capable of loving him; and that I am grateful for His first gift that He did to me, namely: myself