Articles for Healing from Psychology

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Articles on Healing from an Orthodox Perspective.

 

Healing from the Church Fathers

  • The life of St. Anthony  This biography not only tells of St. Anthony's life in the 4th century, but edifies the reader with strategies to fight temptations of thoughts, lust and the dark forces of the enemy.

  • The Way into the Kingdom of God by St. Innocent of Alaska.  This is a great book that describes what it means to be a Christian.  This can be read over and over to keep us on track. 
  • Confession: (From an Athonite pamphlet) - by an Athonite Monk
  • How not to despair - St. Amphilochios  Great passage on a conversation God and the devil has regarding a man's continual struggle against lust.
  • Logismoi or Assaultive Thoughts
 
If good fathers would strive to give their children a good upbringing, then we would need neither laws, judges, courts, nor punishments. Executioners exist because we have no morality. If good fathers would strive to give their children a good upbringing, then we would need neither laws, judges, courts, nor punishments. Executioners exist because we have no morality.    St. John Chrysostom
 

Abuse - Physical

Abuse:  Some pastoral and clinical considerations - great article by psychologist and priest, Fr. George Morelli, Ph.D. on this difficult subject.

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Alcoholism

"It still outranks them all" - excellent 4 part article by Fr. Bodgan Djurdjulov on alcoholism and treatment from the Resource Handbook for Lay Ministries from the Orthodox Church of America (OCA)  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  

Beyond Human Dignity: The Dangers of Drinking and Driving - Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis  

Anger

The Beast of Anger - Fr. George Morelli, Ph.D., orthodox Christian priest and psychologist.  Excellence integration of psychological techniques of managing anger and early Christian thought.

Anger is a Secondary Emotion - Handout that helps us look at what is behind our anger. [MS Word]  [PDF]

Healing from Lust Part 2

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