Ensuring Your Well-Being with Robert J. Wicks, Ph.D

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As a professor and clinical psychologist who works with people in the helping professions--physicians, teachers, psychologists, ministers, rescue workers--who are most in danger of burnout or traumatic stress, Wicks has made many discoveries on how we can live our fleeting days with meaning, peace, compassion, and contentment. He says, "When I see people I don'’t want them to have trust in me; I want them to pick up my trust in them. It is really a sense of what is important and I think that faithfulness, if I focus on that rather than my ego, then wonderful things happen." This dialogue is full of many gems to help us recover our focus on what is truly important and essential in life. His reflections include many unforgettable stories that will live in your heart for years to come. (hosted by Michael Toms)

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Robert J. Wicks, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and serves as a professor in the graduate programs in pastoral counseling at Loyola University, Maryland. In 1994, he was responsible for the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated from Rwanda during their bloody civil war. In 2006, he delivered a presentation on self-care at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and Walter Reed Army Hospital to health care professionals responsible for Iraqi war veterans with multiple amputations and severe head injuries.
He's the author of many books, including:

To learn more about the work of Dr. Wicks go to www.robertjwicks.com.

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • What are the three calls that come to us in life
  • How we can understand what our "true" name is
  • What are the four kinds of friends we need to thrive
  • What is a key rule in keeping your vitality
  • What is faithfulness and why is it important
  • How God is like a good grandfather, kind, gentle, but clear
  • What can working with uncontrollable situations teach us
  • What is Wicks’ "self-care protocol"
  • How silence is not just an absence of noise
Host: Michael Toms    Interview Date: 11/3/2011    Program Number: 3418