Simple Changes: Quietly Overcoming Barriers to Personal and Professional Growth

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Thomas More Pub., Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 144 pages
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Once we learn to identify and overcome our individual resistances to change, we open the door to personal growth and inner freedom. Dr. Wicks offers sixteen "seeds of change"--simple yet powerful approaches to encourage readers toward modest, gradual changes in personal attitudes and perspectives.

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Contents

Taking Simple Steps to Encourage Inner Freedom
9
Growth and Change
13
Making Space Within
19
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About the author (2000)

Robert J. Wicks strives to open people who are used to giving to the miracle of receiving. He accomplishes this goal by marrying sound psychology and basic spiritual truths that set the stage for profound personal transformation. A popular presenter at workshops and conventions, Wicks is especially appealing to people in the helping professions physicians, teachers, psychologists, and ministers assisting them to integrate the psychological and the spiritual so they can extend their emotional flames to others without burning out in the process. He has worked around the globe from the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated to the United States from Rwanda to conducting workshops in Cambodia for members of the international community assigned to help the Khmer people rebuild their nation. Additionally, he delivered presentations at Walter Reed Army Hospital to health care professionals involved in caring for Iraqi war veterans with amputations and severe head injuries. Wicks, a Queens, New York, native, received a master s degree in clinical psychology in 1973 from St. John s University and a doctorate in psychology from Philadelphia s Hahnemann Medical College in 1977. In 1996, Pope John Paul II awarded Wicks a papal medal for his service to the Catholic Church. Wicks has written more than forty books. He serves as a professor of the graduate programs in pastoral counseling at Loyola College, Baltimore. Wicks and his wife Michaele have a grown daughter. They live in suburban Baltimore, Maryland.

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