“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” - CS Lewis
Did You Know?....
- 8 out 10 patients seeking shrinks/counselors actually want to discuss God/spirituality in ‘medical/clinical settings’ but fear it is not appropriate
- Spiritual maladies are not assessed comprehensively by ill-trained clinical professionals but are responsible for much of ‘dissatisfaction problems’ in our lives
- Spiritual warfare is REAL and proper understandings and tools are an absolutely necessity for full personal freedom
We live in a society of pills, shrinks, and all things “health and wellness”, but with a concentration on SELF as the key for all the hopeful changes we have in our hearts and minds, we are falling into realms of half-truths and self-deception. Billions of dollars flow into drug company research, addiction rehabs/treatment, or self-help books, all the while we are watching God and the ‘natural law of things” around change and transformation sadly fade in the distance. Science, personal autonomy at-all-costs, and what ‘feels good and right’ seemingly is taking front stage.
Join Dr. Kevin Fleming, a Catholic entrepreneur and neuroscience-based change agent, for a fascinating look at the brain’s self-deceptive machinery at play in our culture’s obsessive need to be right, but not be truly happy. His consulting and advising has led hundreds and hundreds of souls to break through all types of maladies and sufferings, especially when existing models of ‘Christian counseling” (as currently practiced) seemed incomplete and just not quite right in approach/assumptions/delivery, or when traditional models of psychotherapy or psychiatry has failed them.
Dr. Kevin J. Fleming is a three time graduate from University of Notre Dame (BA, MA, PhD) where he became one of the youngest graduate PhD students in their counseling/clinical psychology program. After furthering his Postdoctoral Residency training in neuroscience and behavioral medicine at the University of Wyoming, and a short stint in clinical neuropsychology, he was recruited to go into a start-up company as the Director of Training and Development for a health behavior change company (recently sold to Pilgrim Health given its success) that contracted with both government and corporate entities on devising emotionally intelligent solutions that affect the bottom line for employees with health behavior change difficulties. His expertise in busting through decision making irrationalities and behavior change resistance was critical in giving corporate clients a 3:1 ROI on health care expenditures. It was also the basis for the launching of his unique, current company Grey Matters International, Inc. which devises “customized” neuroleadership consulting efforts and executive behavior change interventions for the executive/team that is at-risk (e.g. high conflict, emotional dysregulation factors, decision making irrationalities, acting out team members).