In this episode, Madeline chats with Alex Wallace, a licensed professional counselor. During the course of their conversation, they discuss his conversion from a none to Catholic, his connections to St. Francis, his undergrad in psychology at Butler, his graduate work at Ball State in sports and exercise psychology and counseling, his work at Ruah Woods, caring for people in a way consistent with Catholicism, being made for relationship, what inspired him to pursue counseling, the meaning of the Hebrew word “ruah”, theology of the body, wounds and freedom, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, the four harmonies, the uncountable dignity of everyone, encountering love through each other, the transcendentals, internal working models, the self-centeredness of society, imago dei, what his work day is like, his prayer routine, the importance of exercise, beautiful worship spaces, and much more!
During the course of their conversation, they make many references that you can further explore. Some of the references include Be Healed by Dr. Bob Schuchts, Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge, Wild at Heart by John Eldredge, and the John Paul II Healing Center. You can also check out the work that Alex and his colleagues do at Ruah Woods Psychological Services here!
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