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The Meadows to Sponsor Free Lecture in Dallas, Texas on July 17

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The Meadows is sponsoring a free lecture in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, July 17 presented by Robert Hemfelt, Ed.D., on the topic of "Religious Addiction and Spiritual Abuse." It will be held at the Unity Church of Dallas Sanctuary from 7:00 to 8:30pm and no registration is required.

"Religious addiction feeds on the basic human hunger for simplistic solutions to the cosmic complexity of the human condition. The euphoria of these exclusive and simplistic approaches to the mystery of God discourages honest exploration of the multi-faceted nature of the God-head," said Dr. Hemfelt. "Religious addiction perpetuates the myth of human certainty in the face of transcendent mystery."

Dr. Hemfelt is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults and adolescents on marriage, dating, family and other relationship issues at the Life Works Counseling Center in Carrollton, Texas. He has served as supervisor of therapeutic services for the Substance Abuse Study Clinic of the Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences and as alcoholism intervention specialist for a Fortune 500 corporation. Dr. Hemfelt is a Professor of Psychology for the University of Phoenix, Dallas Main Campus, and a member of the adjunct faculty of the Art Institute of Dallas. He is a recipient of the Gold Medallion Publishers Award and coauthor of multiple best-selling books (many translated into numerous foreign languages), including: Love is a Choice, Love Hunger, Passage of Marriage and The Serenity New Testament and Psalms. In addition to addressing relationship issues, Dr. Hemfelt has expertise in the treatment of addictions and compulsivity disorders ranging from eating disorders to alcoholism and substance abuse.

The Meadows sponsors free lectures in various cities throughout the country. Speakers include local therapists familiar with The Meadows' model. Lectures are free and open to the public. Attendees can earn 1.5 Continuing Education Credits. For more information, contact Betty Ewing Dicken at 972.612.7443 or bdicken@themeadows.com.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows' work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

 

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