July 13, 2021

In Sickness and In Health: The Physical Consequences of Emotional Abuse in Marriage

***Live Webinar***

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

David Hawkins, M.B.A., M.S.W., M.A., Ph.D.,
 

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Webinar Presenters

 

David Hawkins, M.B.A., M.S.W., M.A., Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has brought healing and restoration to thousands of marriages and individuals since he began his work in 1976. Dr. Hawkins is passionate about helping couples heal marriage wounds and rediscover deeper connection and intimacy. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Hawkins has become a leader in the field of treatment for narcissism and emotional abuse in the context of relationships. He has developed programs for the treatment of narcissistic men and the women who love them. Dr. Hawkins is a speaker and trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and writes for Crosswalk.com, CBN.org, and Believe.com. He has made regular appearances on Moody Radio and Faith Radio and is a best-selling author of more than 30 books. Dr. Hawkins has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle, Washington.  

Abstract

 

Our minds and bodies are connected. Such a truth seems obvious, perhaps even simplistic, yet too many professionals forget this fact. Too many mental health clinicians focus on treating the mind, forgetting to ask questions about the body. Thus, we are in danger of enabling a very destructive process instead of participating in powerful interventions. This Webinar will explore how an unhealthy marriage often leads to an unhealthy body and how the body keeps the score for the health of the marriage. We will explore how chronic narcissistic and emotional abuse often lead to a variety of psychosomatic illnesses, with the body and physical symptoms reflecting the health of the marriage. Additionally, we will address psychosomatic illness and its relationship to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD, its connection to chronic stress in marriage, and action steps we should be taking to help those struggling to cope. We will examine stress from a new perspective—that chronic stress (C-PTSD) is horribly debilitating. Also, we will look at what happens in a marriage fraught with chronic narcissistic and emotional abuse, as well as the emotional exhaustion and cost to women of over-functioning and coping, adapting, and accommodating a stressful marriage. Specific steps will be discussed that clinicians can take to assist women suffering from psychosomatic illness so they can take responsibility for their healing. Finally, we will consider how to assist women in finding appropriate emotional and physical help and how to create healthy boundaries that can lead to their physical healing.

Participants will:

 
  1. Identify traits of narcissistic and emotional abuse, as well as typical physiological symptoms associated with this abuse
  2. Analyze various psychosomatic illnesses often associated with narcissistic and emotional abuse
  3. Discuss the relationship between chronic marital stress and psychosomatic illness
  4. Describe best practices for treating those suffering from narcissistic and emotional abuse and assisting them in finding appropriate physical care, setting healthy boundaries, and taking ultimate responsibility for their healing
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August 10, 2021

Communication in Marriage: The Art of Love, Apology, and Forgiveness

***Live Webinar***

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Gary Chapman, Ph.D.
 

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Webinar Presenters

 

Gary Chapman, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, and counselor who has a passion for people and helping them form lasting relationships. Dr. Chapman is a well-known marriage counselor and director of marriage seminars. The 5 Love Languages® is one of his most popular titles, topping various best–seller charts for years, selling more than 12 million copies, and has been on The New York Times best-selling list since 2007. Dr. Chapman has been directly involved in real-life family counseling since the beginning of his ministry years. His nationally-syndicated radio programs air on Moody Radio Network on more than 400 affiliate stations.  

Abstract

 

When working with couples, there are two essentials to long–term positive relationships. First, individuals in a relationship must feel loved and appreciated, and second, they must deal effectively with their failures. In this Webinar, renowned marriage counselor, Dr. Gary Chapman, will address both of these issues by sharing research from his best-selling book, The 5 Love Languages. He will discuss how mental health professionals can help provide clients with practical ways to express love and appreciation in a language the other person will feel. He will also review his work on The 5 Love Languages of Apology. Dr. Chapman will provide the five most common ways couples tend to apologize and why most apologies miss the mark. In conclusion, this Webinar will address what forgiveness does and does not do and ways to help couples practice forgiveness in their marriages.

Participants will:

 
  1. Assess how to help clients identify their love languages and communicate needs to their spouses
  2. Discuss how to help clients effectively recognize the love languages of others
  3. Identify ways to help couples apologize more effectively and practice forgiveness
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