Original Posting At http://precedinggrace.blogspot.com/2020/01/anxiety-and-protocol.html
“The common therapeutic model . . . misses the point that PTSD is primarily a moral, spiritual, and aesthetic disorder – in effect, not a psychological but a soul disorder. All of its aspects concern dimensions of the soul, inasmuch as the soul is the part of us that responds to morality, spirituality, aesthetics and intimacy.”
|My first time addressing General Conference in 2008.
It might be telling to measure the vital signs
of those speaking!
This is an adaptive problem rather than a technical one. Adaptive problems are stressful by their nature because we are traveling in new territory. We don’t do well in facing this kind of problem in isolation. I am fortunate because I serve a church where two other clergy are appointed. There are also multiple retired and extension ministers related to our charge. We talk it through. It helps us to not only problem-solve but to encourage each other.