Let’s Resolve to Have a Great Year
by Delia Trapuzzano, MFT
Happy 2012! I am looking forward to experiencing loads of positive changes in this coming year. My name is Delia Trapuzzano
and I am thrilled to be a part of the healing professionals with their practices at the Resiliency Center
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist
. I thoroughly enjoy working with children of all ages and their families. Nothing gives me more joy than being a part of the process of enabling families to enjoy a harmonious family life. Family Therapy is special because problems are never the fault of one person. A family is a system and whenever the system goes haywire, everyone needs to pull together to be part of the solution. Think about it. If any one of us was stranded alone on a desert island, we wouldn’t have any problems (except for survival, of course). No matter how bizarre a person’s behavior might be, it only comes to light because of the way other people are affected by it. We are all intensely impacted by the people we live with.
This is why I find family therapy so fascinating. A person might grow and make significant changes in his or her life but once they are back in their family system, they seem to revert to their old self. Many people probably noticed that phenomenon when visiting family over the holidays. It’s possible to ignore relational issues or hope things will get better, but if the patterns don’t change, chances are, the problems won’t go away by themselves. Sometimes families need outside help to shine a light on the issues and show each person their role in creating or perpetuating the problem. A family therapist can provide a safe environment to allow each family member to express him or her self and be heard. No matter how “right” a person might be he will not be able to invoke changes in others unless he is prepared to make some changes in himself.
A great first step in making changes is to start with acceptance.
close your eyes, listen. feel your heart beating,
your breath rising and falling. do nothing.
closing eyes gently...
closing eyes gently...
opening heart and mind, spirit and soul, gently.
Upcoming Events & Programs
The Creative Writer’s Group,
Laughter Yoga, Mondays, 9:30 am
Healthcare Professionals Networking Breakfast,
Wednesday 2/1, 9 – 10:30 am
Wednesday 1/11, 7 – 9 pm
Women’s Personal Growth Group
, Tuesdays, 9:30am – 11am
> For more info or to inquire about joining a morning or evening group, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Philadelphia Writer’s Workshop,
Tuesdays, 7-10 pm
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Morning Meditation, Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 am
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm
Qi Gong Classes, Thursdays, 2:00 and 6:20 pm
Knitting Circle, Second Saturday 1/14, 10 – 11:30am
EMDR Consultation Group for Therapists, 3rd Friday, 9:30 – 11:30 am
LPC Supervision Group, 3rd Wednesday, 4 – 7 pm
Beginner's Mindfulness Class
10 Mondays, 7-8:30 pm
Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally placing our attention on the present, moment to moment, with openness, curiosity, friendliness, and compassion for ourselves and each other. By observing with compassion habitual patterns that cause suffering we hope to ameliorate them and engage with life more fully and authentically. Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed, deepened, and strengthened. This experiential class is specifically geared towards beginners and will teach both formal meditation and informal mindfulness techniques as well as discuss the cultivation of the attitudes associated with mindfulness.
The cost of the class is $250 which includes handouts and practice CD’s.
Space is limited to eight to ten participants so please call (215) 292-5056 or email Jen Fusco Perry at email@example.com
to reserve your seat today.
Inspirations: A Book Club to Enhance Your Spirit and Promote Resiliency
Monday, 1/28, 7 – 9pm
Are you one of those readers who love finding meaning and inspiration from what they read? Who enjoys being able to hear about different perspectives? Then take some time for yourself and join us at the Resiliency Center
once a month to discuss fiction and nonfiction books that reconnect you with your spirit.
This month’s book is Eureka! Understanding and Using the Power of Your Intuition by Anne Salisbury.
Admittance to the book club is free. Simply bring your copy of the book and your reflections. A wonderful opportunity to learn, connect with others, and engage in stimulating conversation.
Enrollment is limited, so call or e-mail Discussion Leader Sharon Beyer now at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484.478.1077.
> Register Online
Opportunity for Practitioners
The Resiliency Center
has full-time and part-time office space available for healthcare or healing arts professionals interested in joining our community. Acupuncturists, psychiatrists, those trained in infant massage,
and other practitioners of integrative wellness approaches encouraged to inquire.
> To learn more and/or schedule a time to see the space and talk with practitioners, contact Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004 or email@example.com