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Introduction and Details

  Group Topic: We will be studying the workbook called Making Peace with Your Past, by Tim Sledge. (See below for more information)
  When: The group will begin meeting Thursday mornings at 10:30 am, starting September 10, 2009. (No group meeting will be held September 24th.) We will be doing a more informal Bible study for the month of September, and will begin the workbook study on October 4th.
  Fee: None
  Group Type: Closed. This means that once the study has begun, no new members will be accepted until the next group starts. This type of group is so the members can get familiar with one another and learn to trust each other in a safe, healing environment. The last date new members will be accepted will be October 4th.
  Location: My office in the outskirts of Waldorf. Click here for directions.
  Group Commitments: Click here for the Group Commitments. You will be asked to sign this document at the beginning of the group on October 4th.
  Contact: Sue McHenry, 301-751-2058, or e-mail

  Purpose of this Therapy Group:

To work through the workbook Making Peace with Your Past: Help for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families.

The Introduction of this Workbook says the following:

"This course will lead you through a 12-unit study of the dynamics of growing up in a family in which the presence of an emotionally needy family member disrupted the development of healthy behaviors and relationships. The course provides practical guidance to help you identify and understand feelings and problems related to your childhood experiences. Daily individual study of the text and weekly small-group sessions will help you make peace with yourself and with your past.

"This book provides self-paced, interactive instruction to help you prepare for weekly small-group sessions. To get the full benefit of this study, take time on five days each week to complete the daily assignments for each unit. By spreading the study over five days, you will be better able to allow God to bring change in your life.

"Goals for His Course

"Making Peace with Your Past will help you -

  • identify and understand problems and feelings from childhood experiences;
  • identify ways the past affects you in the present;
  • understand that other people have experienced similar problems and feelings;
  • unlock buried feelings from the past and experience healing and forgiveness;
  • experience an atmosphere of trust, honesty, and unconditional love;
  • identify and remove emotional, psychological, and spiritual barriers to fellowship with God;
  • experience a sense of hope and healing."
We would love to have you join us!


Open Heart Christian Counseling
Sue H. McHenry, LCSW-C
Waldorf, MD 20601

*Family of clients - Due to legal restrictions, I cannot return
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