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“Let Go of My Ego” & Create Real Intimacy

05 Dec 2017 | 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Dr. DiPaolo returns to St. Monica YMA Vespers on December 5! “Let Go of My Ego” & Create Real Intimacy Intimacy has very little to do with the other person.  It requires us to do the internal work of becoming aware of our ego defenses and connecting to our true self, or soul.  Guided by the wisdom of the Gospels with an assist from modern neurosicence, we’ll explore how to bring your best self forward to create real intimacy. Tuesday, December 5 7:30 – 9:00 PM St. Monica Catholic Church –
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Start Right, Stay Connected

04 Nov 2017 - 10 Mar 2018 | 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Engaged… Newly married… thinking of going in that direction? Whether you are preparing to be married, newly married or committing to a long-term relationship, you’ll want to Start Right and Stay Connected. Here is an opportunity for you to get the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the challenges of marriage.  This is a one-day (9am – 6pm) workshop intended to help your committed relationship last.  We believe the smarter you start your partnership, the stronger your connection will be. You will
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How to Survive & Thrive with Mental Illness – YouTube videos!

Dr. DiPaolo presents the annual family education series “How to Survive & Thrive with Mental Illness,” co-sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – San Gabriel Valley and Pacific Clinics.  The seven lecture series is available here and on youtube where it has received over 130,000 views. This series has been offered as a service to the community for over 30 years, providing state of the art education about mental illness and its treatment. Learn more about NAMI at
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Contemplative Communication – I-MOVE So That You Know I’m Listening

There’s an old saying that goes “God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason.”  That’s because listening is the more important part of communication.  It is also the harder part of the work.   It is much like contemplative prayer where the work is more about listening to God...
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Contemplative Communication – It’s What I-SAID That Counts

  In the last series of blogs, “The Three Things That Drive You “APE” in Your Relationships,” I discussed how we can regress to our ancestral roots due to the impact of our amygdala, our past and our ego.  Good communication can help tame the APE, and keep it from sabotaging...
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What is “Contemplative Communication?”

In the last series of blogs, “The Three Things That Drive You “APE” in Your Relationships,” I discussed how we can regress to our ancestral roots due to the impact of our amygdala, our past and our ego.  Good communication can help tame the APE, and keep it from sabotaging your...
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The Three Things That Make You Go “APE” in Your Relationship – E is for EGO

In this series of blogs, I will look explore some key aspects of healthy communication in relationships.  The first three will explore what make you go “APE” in your relationships.  The next three will look at strategies for effective sending and receiving ...
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The Three Things That Make You Go “APE” in Your Relationship – P is for Past

In this series of blogs, I will look explore some key aspects of healthy communication in relationships.  The first three will explore what make you go “APE” in your relationships.  The next two will look at strategies for effective sending and receiving in communication.  Learn...
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