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Chap. Dr. Richard Paul Ward, Therapeutic Orthodox Psychotherapist


True Cause = “Missing The Mark”

SIN (Gr. hamartia) Literally, “missing the mark”, Sin – a word which translates as ” missing the mark.” It comes from the Greek term “hamartia” which reminds us of the bowman who fails to hit his target. All human beings “miss the mark” of perfection which serves only to separate us from God’s infinite love. Thus sin keeps us from our “mark” or goal and will ultimately lead us to death, if our course is not corrected during the remaining years of our lives

( St. Matthew 5:48; Romans 3:23, and 1 John 1:8)

PASSIONS ARE THE EMOTIONS THAT CONTROL YOU, They are the Major Contributors to Psychosomatic Illness and Diseases. The Apostle Paul says, Put to death therefore what is earthly in you unchastity, uncleanness, passions, evil desire and greed, which is idolatry.. But now put them all away, anger, wrath, malice, slander and foul talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. (Col 3:5-10)

MAN’S PROBLEMS ARE PSYCHOLOGICAL HIS SOLUTIONS ARE SPIRITUAL, Dr. Ward an Orthodox Priest/Psychotherapist/Metaphysician and Board Certified American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts uses, Medical Hypnoanalysis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Gold Standard Tapping, Optimal EFT (Unseen Therapist) and of course, Orthodox psychotherapy which relates psychology to neurology, but goes beyond them because, it functions beyond the limits of science, without ignoring it. It has no similarities to any western or eastern type of psychotherapy, it has its own different character, and a specific distinct anthropology. In any case the term “Orthodox psychotherapy” was accepted by scholars, as demonstrated in the voluminous book titles Manual of Psychotherapy and Religious Diversity by the American Psychological Society. At the same time it helps both the psychosomatic composition and the socialization of a person, we find this in Holy Scripture and in the patristic texts, especially in the so-called neptic-hesychastic Philokalia ones used to resolve the underlying passions and emotional causes of any problem (Body, Soul and Spirit).

Meet Dr. Ward, by going to: He takes office appointments in El Dorado County, California, USA and can do Zoom consultations with people from all over the world, for more information or to make your appointment go to:

St. John’s Management Group, Chap. Dr. Richard Paul Ward, Office:1-530-644-458

Ref: The Holy Bible

Ref: St. Paul the Apostle

Ref: Gary Craig, EFT founder

Ref: Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos