Anxiety


Thought Of The Month August 2022 ~ “A Sense of Belonging…”

 By Vince DiPasquale  Embrace Silence:  Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us.  Bill W. August is a month dedicated to the wonderful word, retreat.  People have often called it the dog days of summer.  It’s a time to take a break from the […]

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Vince’s Inner Child Groups

Three Groups: Women’s In-person Group starts September 8, 2022.  Every Thursday In-person at 1pm for 12 weeks. ***Registration Closed*** Depending on the number of registrations, there is a possibility of a second Women’s In-person Group starting Sept 27, 2022. Every Tuesday In-Person at 10am for 12 weeks. ***Registration Open*** Online Group for Both Men & […]

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Thought Of The Month July 2022 ~ “Celebrate Your Independence ~ and Live Free!”

 By Vince DiPasquale  When People lack a sense of awe,                                        Do not limit the view of yourself.  There will be disaster,                                                   Do not despise the conditions of your birth.  When people do not fear worldly power,                     Do not resist the natural course of your life.  a greater power will arrive.                                           In this way you will […]

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2022 Educational Program “Loss of a Loved One ~ Spouse, Partner, Significant Other” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In a continuance of the program series entitled “Loss of a Loved One“, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving highly personal losses. The topic discussed is the“Loss of a ~ Spouse, Partner or Significant Other“.    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube […]

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2022 Educational Program “Doing Grief Well – “Tool Kit” Series; Part 1 with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In the next part of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. This particular topic is Pat’s ” ‘Tool Kit’ Series; Part 1.”    You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. Pat is a therapist who specializes […]

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Thought Of The Month March 2022 ~ “The Power of Positive Thinking.”

By Vince DiPasquale As we enter the month of March, let’s take time to dedicate this month to the spirit of positive thinking. We spend too much time looking at what’s wrong. This month is a time of transition from the cold of winter to the beauty of spring. Let’s all of us examine our […]

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Thought Of The Month January 2022 ~ “Live One Day at a Time ~ Each and Every Day!”

By: Vince DiPasquale Happy and blessed New Year? It’s hard to believe that it’s already here. Let’s take some time to reflect in a spirit of gratitude, humility, and learning, on yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Yesterday is over. Much has happened, both positive and negative. Take time to inventory the past year. Try to look […]

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2021 Educational Program”Doing Grief Well Part 3: Complicated Grief” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In Part III of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. As an aid to further explore this important topic, check out “64 Tips for Coping with Grief at the […]

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Thought Of The Month December 2021 ~ “Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing”.

By: Vincent DiPasquale The month of December speaks to us of new birth and new beginnings. It reminds me of three words that come from AA literature: “Yesterday, today and tomorrow”. As part of our history, we have so many attachments starting with our families combined with all the experiences we have gone through. We […]

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2021 Educational Program”Doing Grief Well Part 2: Grieving During the Holidays” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

When we learn to grieve well, we can journey through grief, find healing, purpose, and move towards re-creating our lives after loss. In this program, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director discussed the process of grieving during the holidays. It can be challenging; some people think it SUCKS (Sad; Uncomfortable; Challenging; Keeps […]

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Thought Of The Month August 2021 ~ “The ABCs of a Spiritual Recovery”

Excerpt from “Until Today!” by Iyanla Vanzant I open my heart and mind to be aware…how my ABC’s will lift my spirit. Almighty Creator of the Universe; Beloved Father, Mother, God; Create in me a clean heart this day. Deliver me from the limitations of the ego. Exalt Your presence in my mind. Forgive all […]

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2021 PODCAST: “Applying the Steps to Daily Life” ~ with Founder Vince Di’Pasquale is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

The principles of the 12 Steps can apply to every aspect of life.  They are helpful tools that give us the opportunity to reflect, get to know and love ourselves, and to be able to generously share our life with others. The Starting Point’s founder Vince DiPasquale, MA discussed how to apply the steps to […]

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2021 Podcast: “Forgiveness” with Kevin Elsey, MA, LPC is Now on The Starting Point’s YpouTube Channel

To forgive, or just forget? You’ve been fired; your partner has cheated on you; someone cut you off in traffic; you were abused by someone in your past.  These situations can leave you feeling hurt, angry, and wanting nothing but revenge.  How can you forgive when you have been wronged?  Why should you?  What if […]

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2021 Podcast – “What is Mindfulness?” with Geoff Farnsworth is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

We live in a stressful, challenging time. Today, there’s more uncertainty, faster changes, more distractions and demands on us than ever before. As a result, we experience more anxiety, stress, and uncertainty. What can you do when you are unable to focus and pulled in too many directions? Geoff Farnsworth, CAC, CHT, joined us to […]

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2021 Podcast “Ambiguous Loss” with Pat Obst, MSW, LCSW is Now On The Starting Point’s Youtube Channel

Ambiguous loss is a kind of loss that occurs without closure or clear understanding, and can make the grieving process challenging. Sometimes it can be related to a person, sometimes it’s related to an experience. This past year has been unlike any other and many of us experienced a loss that felt different. Whether we […]

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