Life does not always work out the way we want. Sometimes reality slaps us with an unwelcome surprise. People let us down. Jobs are lost. Some of us struggle with illness or the death of a loved one. Sometimes we pursue a goal and fail to achieve it. When we feel slapped. slammed or crushed by pain and loss, how can we carry on? How can we find peace and hope in the midst of deep fear and sadness? What tools and methods are useful to move us toward healing?
Starting Monday, February 1, Dr. Doug Craig, a Redding Clinical Psychologist who has been counseling people in pain for over 35 years, will teach a class that hopes to provide answers to all these questions.
The class is titled, “Rising Up When Reality Slaps Us Down: How to Keep Shining When The Darkness Comes,” and will run for six consecutive weeks on Monday nights from February 1 to March 14. The source book for the ninety minute class will be The Reality Slap by Russ Harris and will be held in Room 10 at the First United Methodist Church at the corner of East and South Streets from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Call 243-2403 to for book-ordering information and to register.