Providing Tools to Help People Live
Providing Tools to Help People Live
Rev. Dr. Steven Witmer DPhil MA LPCC leads this effort and has worked professionally as a chaplain, pastor, teacher, and now as a professional counselor here in MN. He enjoys working with people from all backgrounds to encourage safety and love in a broken and often hostile world.
To promote and teach people of all ages to be healthy and safe in a variety of public and private settings.
Our focus is to provide materials or tools that help people visualize key relational concepts and life skills that are needed for healthy living. These tools are designed to help counselors in communicating these principles to clients. The tools come from a variety of sources. Some are my own design. They are given here freely so that others may benefit. An explanation of how I use the tool is found in the description.
Just click on the area of interest you would like to learn about in the drop- down menu on the header and begin to explore with us some of these important areas of life change. Also check out the blog below and if you like it, link people to it on facebook and other social media sites! Finally check out FLUP and help us start a movement to create a safe society! Teach respect to your children using this fun innovative tool! Order your shirts today!
We break easy. Emotions are impacted with both words, gestures, and even reports of things being said. Our bodies are easily bruised, broken and destroyed from both threats from within and without. There needs to be proper care taken that other’s feel safe and relaxed around us and that when we do something, others are not impacted in a negative way. We may not like being considered as fragile, but we want others to "handle us with care " rather than abuse us. Therefore, we need to see ourselves and others as fragile and treat them accordingly.
We are all created with the capacity to both give and receive love. Loving each other is the best way to show the maximum amount of respect to each other so that we all feel safe. When we love those around us, we act in a safe way and we all, as people, are better able to put things in order. This then accomplishes our purpose as human beings, to take disorder and bring it into order.
There are not two of us the same. Our DNA pattern is unique to us. Some differences are even found with identical twins. Let us then celebrate the things we do the way we do it because we are unique. It is ok to be you. You bring to others something truly special when you bring yourself and give of yourself fully. This is the magical part of life that we celebrate as humans. We are not robots.
Because of our uniqueness, none of us can truly be replaced. We are priceless. There may be others with similar skills, talents, intellectual abilities, and mannerisms, but there is no one exactly like us. So truly all of us are on the endangered species list and deserve what we give to other animals and that is "protection". We protect what we value. It is as simple as that. As a society we are showing we value our pets, our cars, our houses, our tools, our possessions, more than we value each other. It is time we recognize our own value and the value of others around us and treat each other as precious/priceless. This is respecting one another.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that can be experienced in life.. Through a cognitive behavioral approach to counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that may be lacking in your life today.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection regardless of the stage they are in in their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and individuals. Make an online appointment today by emailing steve at firstname.lastname@example.org