Truth in Uncertain Times

So many years ago, we witnessed Pilot’s dilemma that is just as prevalent in today’s uncertain culture. As a government official, Pilot was tempted to align with the majority opinion, rather than be a “Truth teller.” For those of us caught up in the pursuit of power, there is a worldly wisdom that [...]

2021-02-01T15:47:19+00:00February 1st, 2021|

Don’t Get Swayed this Christmas by Challenging Emotions

A lot of mixed emotions are triggered during the Christmas season. During the current pandemic, celebrations may trigger a lot of anxiety. However, the challenge of the holiday is to overcome any distracting emotions, memories, or dysfunctional habits and stay focused on the main thing. Building strong families means engaging [...]

2020-12-07T13:43:32+00:00December 7th, 2020|

Home for the Holidays 2.0

The Holidays are a critical time for families. It is traditional for Christian Counseling Associates to be available for those who struggle with challenges during Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the next 7 weeks we will be talking about achieving victory as a family. As we move toward this holiday season, we [...]

2020-11-16T12:45:50+00:00November 16th, 2020|

Honoring Our Veterans

CCA honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace. May God bless our Veterans. Shaking with Patriotism During the early days of World War II, the American forces undertook the invasion of Sicily. The 1st Ranger Battalion, an Army special forces unit known as [...]

2020-11-09T15:49:45+00:00November 9th, 2020|

The Cycle of Addiction

Addiction to alcohol or other substances can affect anyone. Unfortunately, some of us are more vulnerable to the cycle of addition than others. However, anyone has the capacity to fall into addictive behavior. Recognizing the cycle of addiction is an important first step in healing from the deceptive patterns created by substance abuse [...]

2020-10-17T17:07:07+00:00October 17th, 2020|

CCA to Provide Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitative Services

CCA is now licensed to provide Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitative Services in Greensburg, PA! September is annually designated "National Recovery Month" in the U.S. as an effort to raise awareness regarding the impact that addiction has on individuals, families, and communities across the country. According to Center of Disease Control [...]

2020-09-30T15:14:07+00:00September 28th, 2020|

Stay Healthy and Aware!

Get Back In Touch With What Matters 3 Effects of Prolonged Elevated Anxiety Hypervigilance - a state of increased alertness. Anxiety naturally over focuses, or inflates our sense of potential threats in our environment. Frozen in Place - anxiety leads to fear and uncertainty which impairs are ability to act on vital [...]

2020-05-05T18:36:37+00:00May 5th, 2020|

Keeping Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us! Can you picture it? 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in [...]

2020-01-17T15:37:34+00:00December 10th, 2019|

The Importance of Soul Perspective

People arrive in counseling with a history of self judgments, evaluations, thoughts, images, feelings, rules, memories, physiological sensations, roles, and impulses. These self-judgments have great potential to influence how we perceive our identity. “Self as content” and “Self as context” are psychological terms used to define how we relate to our own [...]

2019-10-30T15:57:07+00:00October 30th, 2019|

Acceptance Versus Avoidance – Part 2

Psychological Flexibility As discussed in last week's article (click here to read full article), Psychological Flexibility can be seen as a continuum of being emotionally flexible and healthy to being emotionally inflexible and unhealthy. The process of developing Psychological Flexibility follows core aspects of how we deal with or interact with life challenges. [...]

2019-07-16T11:20:35+00:00July 15th, 2019|

Acceptance Versus Avoidance – Part 1

Psychological Flexibility Psychological flexibility can be seen as a continuum of being emotionally flexible and healthy to being emotionally inflexible and unhealthy. The process of developing Psychological Flexibility follows core aspects of how we deal with or interact with life challenges. This first core aspect that we will explore is our ability to [...]

2019-07-15T14:08:23+00:00July 2nd, 2019|

Managing Feelings

The ability to analyze our behavior allows us to more closely determine what causes it. If we want to make a change in our lives, we need to gain awareness about the current behavior and why we do it. Extensive psychological research has identified connections in how thoughts and feelings affect overall behavior. Based [...]

2019-04-26T14:39:22+00:00April 26th, 2019|

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