Finding Hope in Depression: A Catholic Approach is a personal journey through the world of depression. Your guide, Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes, struggled with depression for many years and shares in these presentations a holistic approach to finding peace in the darkness and hope for a new dawn. A best-selling author, Sr. Hermes is an expert on spirituality and depression.
Finding Hope in Depression: A Catholic Approach explores the link between struggling with depression and faith. The treasures of the Catholic tradition can be among the most powerful means to well-being and wholeness for those suffering depression or finding themselves discouraged and disillusioned, anxious and uncertain.
Through these nine engaging talks, you will find:
- A holistic perspective on depression: spiritual, psychological, medical, and practical self-care methods
- Hopeful stories by others who have gone through depression
- Helpful tips for friends and family members
- Suggestions for prayer and reflection
- Guidance and insight for those experiencing depression as well as friends and family members
- Powerful resources for care providers and pastoral counselors
Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di Finding Hope in Depression: A Catholic Approach
- Constance A Pilon
thank you Kathryn j Hermes
thank you Kathryn J. Hermes, you have helped to get me to have some tough physical illnesses that have brought on depression. I truly felt your compassion God bless you
- Grace Marie-Thérèse
Not best format for her message
This probably works better when Sr. Hermes is talking to a live audience or writing one of her (highly reviewed on Amazon) books. Here, she is trying to reach such a broad audience that it feels like she oversimplified the material. The first lecture where she recited the textbook definition of depression was excruciatingly boring. “Yes, yes, I know this already,” I said, trying not to roll my eyes. I started skipping through to new chapters, finally skipping to halfway mark between chapters. That’s how I found her advice to turn the sacrament of reconciliation into an impromptu counseling session (chapter 4). Boundaries! By her own admission, Sr. Hermes is neither a therapist or a theologian, and it shows. Full disclosure: I’m returning this book for a refund.