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Empathy and Mediumship: Creating a “Happy Medium” of Both
September 12 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Empathy and Mediumship:
Creating a “Happy Medium” of Both
with Dr. Mark Maluga, Ph.D.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Online
This workshop is a 6-hr event with an hour break included
Pre-register by Sept. 5th: $65 After Sept. 5th: $75
According to Psychology Today, empathy is the “experience” of another person’s thoughts and feelings from his or her point of view, rather than from one’s own. The problem is when we have difficulty knowing where ours and others’ thoughts and feelings start and end. Workshop participants will learn what healthy and unhealthy empathy is and how empathy complicates or enhances relationships and mediumship. Through thought-provoking discussion and activities, participants will learn to use their five senses, God-given talents, and mediumship to shift their empathy to a balanced use of empathy. Strategies from Judith Orloff, M.D., Dion Fortune, and Lisa Williams and other resources will be discussed. Participants will learn to distinguish the line between interdependent and codependence as well as empathy and sympathy. The workshop will bring together psychological, spiritual, and mind/body perspectives. All participants will develop an empathy management plan.
Dr. Mark Maluga is a licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in providing mental health and substance abuse psychotherapy to teens, college-aged individuals, adults, and couples. He has provided clinical services in primary care, psychiatric, outpatient, and agency settings. Areas of specialization are Health Psychology, mind/body interventions, LGBT health, spiritual identity, co-occurring mental health and medical symptoms, trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. In addition, various cognitive spiritual and complementary interventions (Mindfulness, Yoga, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Therapy) utilized as needed. Dr. Maluga has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA., and a Master of Arts in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.