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Becoming a better you: A guide to better health in these times

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic in 2020, it has been evident that we live in unusual times. Navigating ourselves “back to normal” or accepting “the new normal” is a balancing act requiring patience, ingenuity, and the ability to take things as they come.

According to Richard Yahn, M.A., Master Level Therapist at the Newtown Therapy and Wellness Center, “Life is a marathon, and often we demonstrate signs of burnout without knowing it. We must take time for ourselves to recharge to give to others properly.” Yahn, who has earned a Master of Counseling degree from Cairn University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from La Salle University, believes that the path of healing comes from discovering the underlying heart beliefs that influence our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and desires. Richard creates a safe, non-judgmental space to embark upon the therapeutic journey.

Blaik Westhoff, Pastor of the Newtown United Methodist Church, agrees with Yahn’s insight. The church is sponsoring a free, seven-part online series presented by Richard Yahn, starting on Sunday, September 26th, and running through Sunday, November 14th.

The series will start at 7:00pm on Sunday evenings (except for October 31st, 2021), leaving time for questions and answers. If you are interested in attending this online seminar series, you can register by e-mailing numc1@verizon.com or calling the church at 215-968-2662.  Information about the individual seminars is on the church website, https://www.newtownumc.com.

Says Pastor Westhoff, “We have all experienced life so very differently over these past eighteen months. I think this series is an opportunity for people to reset their priorities, take a deep breath, and look at how they are dealing with the events in their lives.

PHOTO CAP: Richard Yahn, M.S., is a master’s Level Counselor at Newtown Therapy and Wellness Center. Richard earned a Master of Counseling degree from Cairn University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from La Salle University.  

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