Clinton, T. & Langberg, D. (2011). Quick-reference guide to counseling women. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. ISBN: 9780801072345.
Crabb, L. (2014). Fully alive. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. ISBN: 9780801015335.
Kopala, M. & Keitel, M. (2017). Handbook of counseling women (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781483385310.
Reply Prompt: For your replies, feel free to reply to those who commented on your handout, however, also provide 2 golden nuggets that you found most helpful to you in this class. These may be from any of the class materials, professor, or assignments.
You must post 2 reply/replies of at least 150–200 words. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 2 citations in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 citation(s). Acceptable sources include at least 2 class materials (presentation, articles, textbooks, videos, Bible).
1. Respond to Diane
The stress management and coping skills handout and the panic disorder handout were well created , in my opinion . I also enjoyed the stress management in particular because of my job being so stressful most of the time. I think being a mother of young adult children as well as a mother of a toddler and a preschooler is stressful enough in its self, I have seven children. Another stressful event at this point would be this pandemic we are experiencing in 2020. I think that Stress and Panic disorders can go hand in hand or at least one can cause the other. Stress management and information on panic disorders can be very useful in the counseling and human services field as well as in my personal life. Something interesting that I read in our textbook is that Clinton and Langburg stated that a Panic attack can make a women feel out of control and she may feel as if she may be dying ( Clinton & Langburg, 2011, p.141). Clinton and Langberg also mentioned that, ” 2.4 million Americans have panic attacks” ( Clinton & Langberg, 2011, 141).
Clinton, T. & Langberg, D. (2011). Quick-reference guide to counseling women. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
2. Respond to Amanda
There were so many “golden nuggets” from this course that I found it hard to pick just two. The chapter about grief and loss really spoke to me. Our family has suffered many major losses, all within a few months of each other. I can remember hurting so badly and wanting to do anything to keep myself from feeling that pain. In that chapter it says, “Grief serves as confirmation that you are actually processing your pain, instead of bottling it up inside. “..….. the grieving process can be a major avenue of growth and life-transforming change if you allow yourself to work through it.” (Clinton & Langberg, 2011). I had never looked at grief in that way. Looking back, I can see where we grew as a family and as individuals and there were life-transforming changes in all our lives. I may never had thought to look back and reflect in that way if I hadn’t taken this class.
Another nugget I took to heart was found in the chapter titled “Roles of Women”. Women are mufti-faceted, multi-tasking individuals. We are wives, moms, daughters, friends, and if we work outside of the home, we have the identity of our job to add to the mix. “Knowing who she is in Christ is vital to understanding and balancing differing roles in different seasons of life.” (Clinton & Langberg, 2011). Resting our identity in Christ, allows us to lean on Him when we become overwhelmed with all that we feel is required of us. The chapter also states, “A critical aspect of counseling consists in helping a woman establish healthy, realistic expectations for herself and put in place clear boundaries to protect her time and relationships.” It also says that “Boundary setting is essential to maintaining a woman’s sanity.” (Clinton & Langberg, 2011). I was exhausted and overwhelmed because I was not setting boundaries in my life. I wanted to be everything for everyone and my family and I were suffering. I had to stop, realize my priorities and order them according to how God wanted them. It’s not been easy, because saying “no” has never been something I’ve been comfortable doing. However, it is liberating to know that I don’t have to carry the burden of the world on my shoulders.
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