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Survey for Ministry Leaders (please share)

 
I am seeking your participation as a ministry leader in a brief survey.  I know that a large portion of your time is spent counseling, whether you are in a full-time, part-time, or lay leader position.  I would like to get feedback from your experiences in this area.  Your responses to this survey will help me evaluate what might be effective tools that would be an asset to you as your work with individuals and families.

The survey is very brief and should only take about five minutes to complete.  Your responses to this survey will be kept completely confidential.

Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.  Your feedback will be very helpful.

Sincerely,

Corey J. Gilbert, PhD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, HealingLives, LLC
Associate Professor of Psychology, Corban University
 
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Be Aware of What you are Giving Your Children for Christmas!

It is almost Christmas.  Families are excited.  A fast, but different pace ensues.  Children are crazy excited. I have a word of caution for us parents.  I have seen too much as a therapist and parent and with friends families.  One of the top gifts given this season to younger and younger children are electronic devices like iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches and the like.  Be Aware!  I personally call these “Porn Portals.”  Not to be funny – rather to enlighten and slightly alarm.  They are two to three clicks away from that stuff at any given moment – and we cannot watch them at all times.  FYI:

  • Most children have seen pornography – let’s not make it easier for them.
  • Most children and teens today spend hours on YouTube – and this is not an innocent space.
  • Snapchat and Instagram are not harmless and contain questionable material they can easily find.
  • Cyberbullying is getting worse with this instant access – leading to suicides.
  • Did you know that Universities are checking applicants social media accounts before admission – what are they posting?

This reminder is meant to alarm – not for us to overreact – rather for us to set limits, remain the parents, and teach our children and teenagers responsibility.

Our children will almost certainly want these devices.  We choose when – use wisdom.

They will almost never come to YOU with questions – so it is OUR responsibility to engage them in difficult and even uncomfortable short (very short) conversations.  We must initiate these.  DO NOT expect them to (if they do you are blessed!  Most do not).

Have a Merry Christmas.  Lead your families with Confidence.

Dr. Gilbert

Coaching & Counseling – www.HealingLives.com

Speaking & Retreats – www.drcoreygilbert.com

Sleep Resource & Better Health

I want you to check out this interview from Michael Hyatt as he interviews Shawn Stevenson – an expert on Health and Sleep. Check out this research on SLEEP.  #FreetoFocus

https://bestyearever.me/sleep

The importance of DIET!

Sleep Heals!

Amazing pain management from sleep!

Your Sleep Habits matter – medications, people, influences, busyness, learning, health…

I personally found that my sleep patterns are directly related to my physical and emotional health.  It is all connected – the spiritual, the physical, the emotional, and the relational.  Be Whole!  Check out this Research and podcast at the above link.

I hope this proves to be a helpful resource!

Dr G

Your Heart on Thanksgiving

How do you respond to things that don’t work, don’t go your way, or fall apart in your life?  Are you thankful even in the storm?  I tend to not be.  I am in process.  You are in process.  May we find common ground with a heart grounded in gratitude.  In the pain… are you grateful?  In the darkness… are you grateful?  When you are lost… are you grateful?  God is at work in these places.  He has a plan.  Living with a heart of gratitude changes you – and changes those around you.  May you find this space in your life.  May you find this in your marriage, relationships, parenting, friendships, family, and life.  May you live thankful.  Thankful in the battle with your child or teen.  Thankful in the hard times with your spouse and/or coworkers.  You are in process.  They are in process.  God is at work.  Be willing to rest in that.  Steven Curtis Chapman sings a song that is so powerful that reminds me of what I need – “Be still and know that He is God.”  Amen!

Psalms 46:10 (NLT) says, “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

Rest in Him.  Live in a space of Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving from HealingLives, LLC – Dr. Corey Gilbert.

Awareness – Sexting & Your Teen!

I know that none of us want to think about the findings in this study.  We want to deny their existence.  Not in my home.  Not my teen.  If our teenager owns a smart phone, has access to a tablet or device (including an iPod touch) or are online at all – we must be aware.

The New Threat – Sexting.  Victimization is happening.  Honest and careful conversations are imperative.  Not blaming or shaming – rather dialogue filled with hope and care and empathy and understanding.

A reality – adolescents who are “cognitively very mature but who are making very bad decisions… psychosocial maturity hasn’t really started to pick up yet.”

Read this article here:

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/887377#vp_2

Dr. Gilbert

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Are you Interested in a free Course on Dating, Relationships, & Marriage?

I am working on a few projects (more details coming soon).  I wanted to find out if you might be someone interested in a FREE online intro course on

Dating, Relationships, & Marriage.

My goal is to help you and others build a SOLID Biblical Sexual Ethic as you make wise decisions, informed decisions – and help teach and lead others in doing so – those you serve, or even your own family.

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Life-Changing Decisions – is Counseling for me?

You are stuck.  You feel afraid.  You are unsure.  You need motivation.  You need help with specific questions you have in life.

Your marriage is stuck.  You are afraid for your son or daughter’s future.  You find yourself unmotivated to do what you know you need to do.  I can help!

My model of working with clients has been shaped over the past 17 years of counseling and working with couples and families and single adults facing life crisis, as well as working as a University Professor.

My goal is to be brief, and empower you in your life.  We start off with more hours up front and more frequent.  My goal is to get us down to 1 or 2 – 30 minute coaching sessions a month as check-in’s.  I want to see our time together be short and to the point.  Your success in life, love, family, work, and even growing yourself is critical to your future.  Get unstuck.  Reduce your fears.  Become confident.  Increase your motivation.  Get answers to hard questions.     

You will find the financial side of this is stacked up front and is quickly relieved – as opposed to months and even years of weekly 50 minute sessions.

Check out www.HealingLives.com for more information.

Groups on specific topics are coming soon.

Online courses are in the works.

I am excited about what’s to come from HealingLives, LLC.

 

COACHing versus Counseling

Check out this great article on Life Coaching – What it is and how it can help.

Who is a Life Coach.  Misconceptions.  
How working with a Life Coach can benefit you.  
What a Life Coach does and how it works.

Check out Tony Robbins’ Article here.

Life Coaching

  • Mature as a leader
  • Pursue your purpose
  • Achieve health and fitness goals
  • Grow your marriage
  • Deepen your family relationships 

Check out this infograph on Life Coaching versus Therapy

 

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree 

Tonight I went out with my eldest son Alex (age 11) for dinner, to go over a study together, and then a movie. We ended up eating at Chipotle since other places had long lines (we both didn’t like waiting). We enjoyed going over our study questions over our meal. We then headed to the movie theater and when Alex heard it was 97% full he said he wanted to go another time when it was less crowded (just like me, LOL).  So we spent the rest of the evening at REI, Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods. I enjoy shopping (Kelly does not). Alex and I had a great evening. We were bonding, laughing, had a great time together, and with no screens. WE LOVED IT. Kelly and I do the same thing when we go out – we intend to go to dinner and a movie and we rarely if ever make it to the movie since we really rather spend time talking.

  • What are some of your quirks and hang-ups that you are transmitting (modeling) to your kids?
  • Are these seen as humorous and a good thing – or do they need some rethinking?

Enjoy your time with your sons and daughters as often as you possibly can – our time with them is precious.

Corey Gilbert

HealingLives, LLC

Please Distribute this Survey for Parents from Dr. Gilbert

Hi there mom or dad.  I want to ask you for some feedback.  Answer any of the following questions if you are willing so that I may better serve those like you that are in that stage of life of raising children/preteens/teens.  Thank you in advance for your input and vulnerability.  I am honored. Follow me at HealingLives.com – more resources will be available soon.

Click here for Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5KQPXBS

Thanks for your responses.  I am looking forward to working with your answers and addressing these topics very soon.

Respectfully,

Dr. Gilbert