Groups are a great place for healing and health to occur. Gracefall groups are centered around such topics as: “A Couples’ Group,” “Recovery,” “Surviving Abuse,” “Grief,” and “Living with an Addict.”
Families are complex systems of relationships that sometimes build and sometimes destroy their members. Empowering families to courageously examine their relationships, Gracefall helps families in transition, families who are blending or families that need to communicate more lovingly.
Every couple gets stuck once and a while. Sometimes couples merely want regular maintenance or help to make a decision. Sometimes a lot of damage can occur before couples realize that it is happening and they need someone to offer them life support. Gracefall can help with all of these things
Change happens through the creation of safe and secure relationships that encourage and promote courage and healing. The goal is not so much to be nice, but always to be kind; allowing clients to have an impact and be impacted so they can make necessary changes to live life fully.
Relationships Are at the Center of Most Peoples’ Worlds.
It is not uncommon to hear, “I’ve succeeded in everything in life, except in my relationships.” Most of our obsessions and our thoughts revolve around relational difficulties. And a sad reality is that the more successful a person, the more likely they are to be broken relationally. Material and vocational success often lead to relational disaster. Something has to give. (To learn more, click here)
Though not listed in the DSM, shame is the primary destructive element of our psyches and relationships.
Recent studies are addressing shame. At its core, shame whispers lies to people, telling them that they are defective and broken. Typically, but not exclusively its messages are either, “I’m too much, you can’t handle me;” or, “I’m not enough, and will never be enough.” (To discover more, click here)
Addiction is a Heartbreaking Disease that Can Keep You On the Run
Whether it is drugs, alcohol, relationships, work, sex, gambling, food, adrenalin or something else; addiction feeds on your soul, slowly sucking your life away. There is help. You don’t have to stay trapped. A combination of 12-step work (or group work, if 12-step groups have proven frustrating and ineffectual) can break the chains that imprison you. (To learn more, click here)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
“Life is Pain, Princess. And Anyone Who Tells You Differently, Is trying to Sell You Something.” ~~ The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Princess Bride
Everyone experiences pain and disappointment in life to varying degrees. Trauma begins early on when infants feel as if they have been forcibly ripped from their safe cocoons into a world of bright lights and loud noises. It doesn’t take long for babies to figure out that people don’t understand them they way they wished and it also doesn’t take long until they discover that people can be disappointing and hurtful. Others soon learn that life is also abusive and neglectful. Trauma happens, and without a release point stores itself in the human body and festers, creating relational and psychic pain, triggering staggering shame, and astounding defenses. (to learn more, click here.)
Depression is far worse than mere sadness
The French have the word, “Ennui,” which is more descriptive than our English word, “depression.” Colors are not as vivid and flavors are less palatable; energy levels drop and positive feelings vanish. Eeyore seems like an optimist and relationships seem wise to avoid, and yet loneliness is always close by. Hopelessness and sadness seem to be your constant friend. You are depressed. (There is much more to learn, click here)
Anxiety Disorders impact approximately 40 million adults in the USA each year. There are several types.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. It is normal and we all can expect to experience it. However, for many, anxiety becomes chronic, never leaving them alone and creating havoc. (To continue reading, click here)
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