Sr. Carole Riley addresses loneliness as a formative, though painful experience. She looks at different aspects of loneliness and explores how it fits into personal maturity and spiritual growth. Loneliness: Making It Work for You seeks to discover the role of loneliness as an invitation to change, exploration and the challenge to become a living prayer.
This program will address the spiritualty helpful to adult survivers of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Tips on building a support system, identifying a network and resolving abusive relationships are addressed.
In two presentations, Dr. Riley addresses the grieving process and describes steps for grief recovery. The use of a loss-graph and relationship-graph foster healing of emotional hurts and other issues that remain from unfinished emotional grieving. Safe exercises for a person to work alone or with a grief partner are described. In these talks, Dr. Riley provides many helpful examples as well as an outline for personal use.
A practical guide for those afflicted with the life draining condition of scrupulosity. The listener is guided through a self-evaluation that pinpoints when scrupulosity is dominating the person’s life. She gives spiritual exercises designed to help the person live in the moment, let go of past events, accept the forgiveness of God, and finally be forgiving to oneself.
How do you tell a child about the death of a parent, sibling, close relative, or friend? Once that death has been made known, how do you answer children’s questions about what caused the person to die, and what happens next? Then, as the grieving process begins, what are some constructive ways for children to express strong reaction to loss? These and other questions are answered in Helping Children to Grieve, a powerful, practical presentation by Sister Carole Riley, Ph.D., LPC.
This audio will help families, teachers, principals, social workers, 12 step sponsors, pastors, and religious deal with conflict, overcome self-deception and promote honesty, integrity, and interdependence. The art of leadership is brought into focus and the capacity of all to share in the power to make things better. A sense of powerlessness, blame, suspicion and backward looking attitudes drains individuals and groups of their capacity to grow.
This Seminar will explore multiple stages of grief. Through lecture and reflection, participants will synthesize past experiences and assess positive and negative impacts on the grieving process. Resources will be provided with assessments for pathological grieving and strategies for healthy resolution of stressors.
This seminar will focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques proven to be effective for depressions, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders and borderline personality disorders. The six techniques of ACT will be presented with extensive bibliographical resources. Some experiential worksheets will concretize the theory.
In this interactive seminar, Dr. Riley will present symptoms of compassionate fatigue and strategies for recovery and healthy practices during intense periods of caregiving. Participants will be directed in goal development for prevention of fatigue and depression associated with caregiving. In addition, self-care activities, methods of balancing living and a bibliography to support continued learning will be provided.
This presentation will uplift, delight, and inspire every senior religious. With humor, insight, and realism, Sr. Riley reinforces the listener’s faith and affirms the value of every single religious whatever the state of his or her health might be. Everyone will be reminded of the spiritual wealth of his or her own congregation while embracing this mutually shared mature spirituality that is totally Catholic and appropriate for the veterans of love, who have reached their jubilee years.
Guilt is an almost inevitable part of the human experience, yet we are sometimes at a loss to know how to heal the guilt within us. Can we bear it gracefully? Can we release it? Can we avoid poisoning our relationships with guilt that we have not processed appropriately? Yes, we can, Sr. Carole tells us. But we must begin by accepting it and understanding its roots in our childhood, in our expectations of others and ourselves.
Using her extensive pastoral experience, her academic research and natural sense of humor, Sr. Riley presents a program of meditation, relaxation techniques and self reflection to help the listener become more peaceful and wholesome in the midst of all the stresses life poses.
Denial, anger, depression, and anxiety block the path to freedom. Hostile environments at home and work feed our sense of being out of control and under attack. To deal with these realities, Sr. Riley introduces the listener to a series of meditation techniques that address our unhealthy defense mechanisms, face our fears, and begin to understand the peace and strengths that come from utilizing the insights of mystics as well as psychologists.
"Seminar -go within"
God is love and loves us even when we are not feeling good and feel that we are abandoned. Sr. Riley analyzes many types of depression rooted in emotional, physical, and spiritual problems. For those who are suffering various forms of clinical depression and receiving professional help this will prove a valuable support tool. For people who simply struggle with self-doubt, desperate thoughts, a general sadness, the simple techniques presented here will prove life changing.
In Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, he says: “Be angry and sin not.” How do we live this Christian admonition? How do we attain spiritual growth in struggle, in conflict, and with feelings that overwhelm us? Carole Riley, C.D.P., Ph.D., looks at conflict as a Eucharistic engagement. When we apply the skills and techniques she discusses in this presentation, we may better understand the mystery of life and reach harmony.
Using the Principle of mindfulness spiritual practice, this seminar will focus on strategies for healing the caregiver. Techniques of journaling, therapeutic writing, mindfulness practice, and spiritual integration will provide the participant with necessary tools of self-care.
Sr. Carole attempts to address the painful reality of denying denial. Denial is basically a defense mechanism in which a person is faced with facts that are too uncomfortable to accept and ultimately rejects them, insisting that they are not true, despite what may be overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The concept of denying of denial involves thoughts, actions and behaviors, which bolster confidence that nothing needs to be changed in one's personal behavior.
"Anger" - one letter away from "Danger". This program will help you to: identify positive and negative anger; identify precursors to inappropriate anger escalation; verbalize strategies to express feelings of emotional pain appropriately; name resources for anger management, conflict management, and emotional pain resolution. Using scripture, poetry, music, pictures, discussion, and personal experiences Sister Carole will guide you through the process.
Participants will learn sound-based techniques for self-healing-techniques that anyone can use, whether facing life-threatening disease or simply seeking relief from the stresses of daily life. Music, vocalization, breathing and meditation techniques will be used. Suggestions for playing healing music at the bedside of the sick and dying will be given. Use music, whether (sung, played, live or recorded) as healing sound power.
How do you pray? Is your prayer style comfortable? Is your prayer style compatible with your current life situation? Sister of Divine Providence Carole Riley says we are people in relationship with each other and with God and that we naturally stay in touch with the Creator in our own unique ways. According to Riley, we can apprehend, understand, affirm and apply the best style of prayer that leads us to an interior knowledge of God, of ourselves and to inner peace.