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1 Resolving Emotions to Resolve Disease: Healing The Wounded Spirit (A distinctly Christian perspective) Dr. Nick Eno President & Chief Executive Officer Nick Eno And Associates

2 Overview This seminar will explore an essential ingredient in resolving emotional disease which is missing from traditional psychiatry/psychology.

3 Overview Christianity generally posits that human beings are comprised of three broad components.

4 Trichotomy Are spirits Possess a soul Live in a body Human Beings…

5 We are spirits having a human experience.

6 Spirit The spirit is generally considered the governing center of man in traditional Christianity

7 We will highlight 1.The functions of the spirit 2.The source of wounds throughout the life cycle 3.Clinical manifestations and will also offer practical tools for resolving emotional disease.

8 Functions of The Spirit 3 Relate to God Relate to each other Self regulation Clusters

9 Worship Prayer Faith Inspiration Relate to God

10 Communication Feeling of disconnection Love blocks Relate to Each Other

11 Lack of conviction Discipline Tendency to be stuck in the past Lack of resiliency Self Regulation

12 Epigenetics In biology, and specifically genetics, epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene activity that are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

13 Epigenetics Your emotions regulate your genetic expression. Your perceptions control your biology Your perceptions control your biology.

14 Sources of Spiritual Wounds – Rape – Incest – Maternal depression – Attempted abortions – Conception after miscarriage – Parental conflict – Drugs/Alcohol addiction

15 Sources of Spiritual Wounds – Lack of imprinting (reactive attachment disorder) – Adoption/Surrogate parenting – Post partum depression – Inability/Unwillingness to breast feed

16 Sources of Spiritual Wounds – Compassion deficits – Abuse/Neglect Sexual Emotional Physical Verbal Spiritual – Racism – Misogyny/Androgyny

17 Sources of Spiritual Wounds – Divorce – Death/Grief – Unemployment – Rape – Spiritual Abuse

18 The Lodebar Syndrome Marked by: Isolation Self-condemnation Secrecy Resistance to Love

19 Vows Definition: solemn promise or pledge, especially made to God or a god, dedicating oneself to an act, service or way of life (Websters) Vows are major obstacles to restoration.

20 Vows “The only place outside heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all dangers and perturbations of love is HELL.” – C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

21 Clinical Manifestations Relationship Problems Fear of intimacy Lack of trust Emotional Vampires If we are afraid to surrender to love, we imprison our hearts in rigid cages; so they are protected but not free.

22 Clinical Manifestations Personality Distortions Failure to accept ourselves We become “other”

23 Clinical Manifestations Hold Outs: – Paranoid – Schizoid – Schizotypal

24 Clinical Manifestations Fight Back – Anti-Social – Borderline – Histrionic – Narcissistic

25 Clinical Manifestations Give In – Avoidant – Dependent – Obsessive/Compulsive

26 Setting Captives Free The Great Exchange – Repentance, Renunciation, Resistance (Active) – Forgiveness – Practice virtue of self-acceptance

27 Summary Most, not all, emotional diseases originate from assaults to the heart – or core – which is the spirit.

28 Summary The spirit cannot be medicated but can be healed through the mediation of a human vessel yielded to God’s power.

29 Sources Wake Up World – March 26, 2012 Epigenetic Concepts offer a new approach to degenerative disease (Eureka Alert April 28, 2010) In Search of Focus: Abiding in Christ Amidst Distractions, Nick Eno, Axiom Press 2006 Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, Kathleen Norris, Harper Collins 2009 People of The Lie, M. Scott Peck, Touchstone Press 1983 Heartbreak And Heart Disease, Dr. Steve C. Sinatra, Keats Publishing 1996 God’s Power to Change, John & Paula Sanford, Charisma House Publishers 2013

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