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Nutritional Counseling And Biofeedback Mount Laurel

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Mount Laurel, NJ
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C. Samuel Verghese, MD (AM), M.A., Ph.D., BCIA-EEG, DAPA, AAPM, AACC, is a Pastoral Counselor and Nutritionist from India.

Dr. Verghese holds an M.D. (AM) degree in Alternative Medicine from India. In the United States, nutritionists are not regulated by any governing body neither does the state of New Jersey have a licensing board for Alternative Medicine. Dr. Verghese received his M.A. in Human Services: Marriage and Family from Liberty University.  He received his Ph.D. from the Cambridge Graduate School System in India. He is also an ordained minister.

Dr. Verghese is a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is certified by the American Academy of Pain Management. He is a Senior Fellow of the American Association of Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and he is licensed in Massage, and Somatic Therapy (LMT) in the state of New Jersey.

He specializes in a wide variety of conditions, some of which include: ADD/ADHD, POTS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic brainpowerMigraines or headaches, Insomnia, Anxiety, OCD, Stress Management, Depression, Chronic Pain, Bi-polar I & II, Addictions, and so much more!

Dr. Verghese has traveled extensively to many tropical rainforests and deserts of the world in search of botanical medicine to treat his patients’ various ailments. He does volunteer Christian Medical Missionary services abroad with Global Wellness Ministries where they conduct medical camps, provide education and training, food, shelter, and clothing, care for orphans, as well as helping to stop human trafficking.  During his mission’s trips, he establishes Christian churches and institutions; he brings many people to the Lord and baptizes them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

His latest book is “BRAIN POWER: How to Fine-Tune Your Brain Naturally” (2007).

Gird Your Loins: Core Strength for the Mind

yogaHave you noticed that all the exercise gurus are now focusing on core strength exercises? No longer do you just exercise your arms, legs, stomach and back etc. to get a good workout. Now-a-day the focus of a well thought out training program is about developing core strength first and foremost. But why?

What is Core Strength?
Physical fitness experts now understand what yoga teachers and dancers have known and practiced all along. Core strength is associated with the overall physical fitness of the entire body. Your core is what bible writers referred to as the loins…the idea was to prepare, i.e. gird your loins. It’s that part of your body that ties everything else together…it is the center of gravity and the fulcrum for all our movement, stability and strength. So one way to gird your loins is to develop core strength.

Where is the Core?
Anatomically, it is the region which is below the belly button and above your hip joints. More importantly the core is referring to the inner and outer muscular structure of your diaphragm, pelvic floor, obliques, and spine. Without core strength – that is having strength in the deeper muscles of your core – one is more likely to incur injury. Wikipedia defines the loins as the sides between the lower ribs and pelvis, and the lower part of the back.

The Mind is our Spiritual Core
Just as our physical core provides strength and stability for our entire body, the mind is our spiritual core. Instead of muscles in our core that provide strength and stability to our whole body, in our mind we have truth and doctrine that provides strength and stability for our whole spirit man. Isaiah 26:3-4 states…

A person whose desire rests on you you preserve in perfect peace, because he trusts in you. Trust in Adonai forever, because in Yah Adonai, is a Rock of Ages.

Adonai is my strength and shield; in him my heart trusted, and I have been helped…Psalm 28:7

To have the loins of your mind girded with truth is to be strong or prepared in the knowledge of God. It is to have your whole mind filled with the personal knowledge of God so that all your spiritual strength, stability and motion flows from truth based on God’s Holy Word.

Gird Your Mind with Truth
Proverbs 4:23
admonishes “Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” The heart is the seat of the mind. Our emotional and relational problems are largely the result of a mind that is lacking core strength, a mind that is not girded up with truth. There is only one way to gird your mind with truth and that is by using the same self-discipline you would to participate in a regular physical fitness routine. Set your sights on strengthening your mind with truth by gaining understanding of God (Proverbs 1) through regular Bible study, meditation and memorization.

 

Counseling – What Can You Expect

Strong TowerIf you’re like a lot of people, you may wonder from time to time if counseling is the answer for you. But, you may hesitate because you have questions about counseling.

You may be wondering what counseling is like…

  • The counseling relationship is a place you can feel accepted no matter what your struggle or difficulty.
  • It is a safe place where you can learn and grow personally and spiritually at your own pace.
  • It’s work. You will be asked to establish goals with your counselor.
  • Home work is often assigned to help you achieve your goals.
  • Counseling helps you to understand what you have control over and how to take personal responsibility for those things.
  • Goals and progress are evaluated on a regular basis.
  • Frequency of sessions and duration of counseling is jointly agreed on.

You may be wondering how long counseling lasts…

  • First of all counseling is voluntary. You can terminate counseling at any time.
  • The pace and duration of counseling is largely determined by you.
  • The more diligent you are putting into practice insights you gain will impact how long it takes to accomplish your counseling goals.

It’s typical to begin meeting with clients on a weekly basis, then graduate to biweekly sessions and then to a monthly time of maintenance and support.

Depending on your goals, this process can take from a few months to a year or more. The average length of time is about 6 months. Again, your progress largely depends on you and the effort you put forth into accomplishing your goals.

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Intimacy with God: Developing a Personal Relationship with Him

forestIntimacy with God is the sacred romance that we all long for. Yes, we ALL long for intimacy ~ many of us don’t realize it, because we have suppressed it. We have even neatly buried our need for satisfying and fulfilling human relationships under the rubble of “I don’t need people” or “relationships are too hard” type attitudes.

And sometimes it does seem easier to hang onto this type of attitude because the reality is our human relationships will at sometime, in some way fall short and disappoint us. It’s just inevitable with a sinful nature, albeit a nature that is being redeemed.

But, and now HEAR THIS loudly and clearly, God will never disappoint us. Although we don’t always understand God’s ways and we may not always like them, He is completely trustworthy because God is ALL He says He is. He is the GREAT I AM, He is THE PROMISE KEEPER, The Alpha and the Omega, The Ancient of Days and our heavenly Father.

But what does a personal relationship with God look like?

A personal relationship is an intimate relationship. Now I didn’t say a sexual relationship, I said an intimate relationship. Many people when they hear the word intimacy, the first thing they think of is sex. Which leads me to my next point, since many of us don’t have a good grasp on what it means to have an intimate relationship with a human being it stands to reason there would be some confusion about what a personal relationship with God looks like.

Here are some ideas about what a personal relationship with God might look like:

  • You want to be with God and spend time with Him and get to know Him better so you study His love letters to you.
  • Even though you can’t see God and you don’t audibly hear his voice that doesn’t hinder your relationship because you know He is ever present, and always listening.
  • You invite Him into every area of your life…you don’t exclude Him from ANYTHING you do!
  • You do this by speaking to Him conversationally in your mind and out loud with your voice…it’s called prayer
  • You trust Him with and talk to Him about your deepest needs, hurts, pain, shames, desires and dreams because you know He will NEVER reject you.
  • When you see His work in your life or other people’s lives you feel joy and happiness and you tell Him “thank you, thank you, thank you…I love you.”
  • You are compelled to adore Him. You think about how great and wonderful and awesome He is and you praise Him in your heart and out loud with your mouth, and sometimes spontaneously with psalms and songs of praise.
  • Because you love Him and He means the world to you, you talk about Him to your friends. You are not embarrassed to speak about Him or to let people know you love Him.
  • You honor Him by your obedience to His word because you are so thankful and grateful that He has forgiven you of your sins.
  • You want to please God in everything you do and you LEARN to trust Him with everything.
  • You confess your sin to Him and ask for help to turn away from your sinful ways. You welcome His loving discipline in your life.
  • You consciously and regularly acknowledge the reality that your relationship with God was birthed in you through the work of Christ on the cross, His resurrection, and God’s enabling you to respond in faith to that truth and the Spirit of Christ who came to live in you when you responded in faith.

Life is enriched

Intimacy with God is something that develops and matures over time as you INVEST in the relationship. It has seasons and colors and flavors to it like some of the other good things that life has to offer. Not that God can be compared to other good things life has to offer for He is transcendant in all His ways. We need not fear that our lives will become more mundane and the world around us less enjoyable as we yield to God and enter more deeply into that personal relationship.

This ultimate fulfillment and life satisfaction we each desire comes from only one Source, the wellspring of life that is a relationship with the Living God. It is this intimacy with God that also gives life and health to our relationships with others, especially those closest to us. Invest wisely in your relationship with God and you will be on your way to experiencing the greatest satisfaction life has to offer.

Reading and studying the the Torah (first 5 books Genesis -Deuteronomy) is a good place to start an intimate relationship with God.

 

Christian Dating Advice from the Scriptures

Christian Dating AdviceSingle Christians need Christian dating advice from the scriptures to guide them safely in relationships with the opposite sex.

The book of Ruth provides us with some of the best christian dating tips available. Click here to read about Christian dating advice from chapters 1-2 of the book of Ruth.

In chapter 3, the story begins to heat up a bit. Naomi and Ruth both realize that it is through the kindness of God that Ruth ended up in Boaz’s field. Boaz we find out is Naomi’s kinsman. According to Hebrew law the next of kin was responsible for redeeming the dead man’s property and widow…

But, it’s not just that Boaz is a kinsman that Naomi considers him for Ruth. Boaz is a man of godly character. She can in all good conscience encourage this union. Notice, they did not go out looking for a “kinsman redeemer.” They saw the hand of God’s providence and they acted consistent with what God was doing. Single Christians dating need to be in tune with the Providence of God.

Next, Naomi instructs Ruth in the ways of courtship. She tells her to wash and perfume herself, and put on her best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, where Boaz is working. She instructs her to not interrupt his work, nor his eating and drinking. “When he lies down,” she says, “go and uncover his feet and lie down.” Ruth answers, “I will do whatever you say.”

In these passages Ruth’s character continues to be revealed. Ruth is a lady who does not despise, but welcomes the mentoring and wisdom of her mother-in-law…

When Boaz awakes in the middle of the night and sees this woman lying at his feet, he could have taken advantage of the situation. But Ruth has already proven herself to be a woman of noble character. And Boaz has already shown himself to be a godly man. As an agent of God, he takes seriously his responsibility to protect Ruth. When Boaz asks “who are you,”…

She essentially says, “I remember your blessing and the many kindnesses you have shown me. I have seen God’s provision in my life through you. Now I am asking you to shelter me under your wings. I am asking you to pledge your faithfulness to me in a covenant of marriage.”

This scene, on the threshing floor, is a powder keg of passion that is ready to explode. It is likely that both Ruth and Boaz were experiencing a heightened sense of passion. Ruth is looking and smelling her best. The feelings that Boaz has kept hidden in his heart for Ruth have suddenly been ignited by her words and her actions.

In this very unusual scene, we don’t know why Naomi instructed Ruth to go lie at Boaz’s feet…but what we do know is…though Ruth was looking her best, she did not compromise Boaz by snuggling up to him. She lay at a safe place, at his feet. Like Ruth, Christian singles dating need to maintain healthy boundaries.

Their integrity and faithfulness to one another and to God was further demonstrated in their incredible self-control. They were both focused on righteousness and faithfulness. They were not out to enjoy just a moment of lustful pleasure. They were focused on entering into a covenant of faithfulness and righteousness that lasts a lifetime.

Selecting the right mate will affect the quality of the rest of your life. It is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. At Christian Counseling Online we are passionate about helping you have the best relationships possible by providing you with Biblical Christian dating advice.