Dr. Peter's talks are available in English only. Each talk is $10.00 USD. Once you purchase a talk you will be sent a link to download the file.
It's Not Good For Man To Be Alone, But ..
...it's not easy for man to be with someone either. That is the main point of this fascinating presentation. Dr. Peter explains why all relationships have their share of dysfunction and difficulty. He introduces a new concept, 'The Zero Point', when both spouses are in need of receiving love from the other at the very same time, leaving both empty handed and frustrated. Distress, anger and blame can then over time unfold to a degree where a couple feel convinced that splitting the family is justified. Dr. Peter shows that the zero point is not failure, but rather is an 'existential condition' that all couples inevitably must deal with,
sooner or later, at some level. Understanding the theological roots of
this condition helps us rethinking what is truly going on and discover
new creative ways to navigate successfully through these troubled
waters. Applying the spiritual principles of reconciliation within the
context of the psychological work bridges the gap between the spouses,
and takes the passion and tenderness of their love and sexual embrace
to a yet deeper level. Succeeding in this is truly an affirming sign
that God's mercy is at work.
The power of RECONCILIATION
This powerful and insightful talk is a must for anyone who wants to
improve their relationships with loved ones, especially broken ones.
Approaching the subject from both a psychological and spiritual
perspective, Dr. Peter offers some thought-provoking insights based on
his twenty-six years of experience. With a unique combination of
heartfelt gentleness and compelling directness, Dr. Peter helps us
examine the role we play in the conflicts we encounter in our
relationships. We tend to so easily overlook "the log" in our own eye,
while we focus on "the splinter" in the others eye. However, once
understanding our own part clearly and in the right spirit, we are not
only relieved but greatly empowered to break the vicious circles we
find ourselves trapped in. One of the many topics discussed is the
ever relevant problem of anger, and how to overcome it. The
psychotherapeutic power of repentance and forgiveness is explored, and it becomes clear how Jesus Christ provides the ultimate life-giving
source of true mental health and authentic peace in relationships.
The Art of Loving your spouse
Is your marriage is trouble? Do you feel the love is gone? In this
talk, Dr. Peter takes a new approach to the common issue of marital
troubles. Most experts suggest the answer is to love better by
becoming more patient, more selfless, more forgiving. The reality is
we cannot sustain such virtues. We fall again and again. If ideals
have been set too high, these certain failures will cause more guilt
and distress, causing a downward spiral toward frustration. To love
someone is tremendously difficult. We are basically in relationships
in order to get something. We want someone to love us, and once we aresure we are loved, only then do we love back. I love you actually
means I need you to love me . We don t dare be too honest and
vulnerable. When something does not go as we expected, frustration,
anger or criticism sets in immediately and love is gone out the
window. Dr. Peter points out the key is to accept our empty-handedness when we don t have love to give. A person with a heart full of guilt feelings is unable to love. The moment we can accept not having any love to give, a tremendous burden of guilt and incompetence is lifted,we relax, the heart opens, and love is able to flow. When two people experience true love, they are never able to say who is the giver and who is the receiver. They both get and they both give. Love is a gift from God, and we must become aware of how we block our hearts from being open to the in- and out-flow of love. This inspirational talk navigates you through the obstacles to love, and equips you with insights and practical ways to execute true marital love.
The power of Vulnerability
Isn't it too risky to allow yourself to be vulnerable? It is risky,
but it s also necessary if there is to be true love between two
persons. To be vulnerable is to expose yourself and risk getting hurt.
But if there is to be authentic love in your relationship, you must
become vulnerable. However, that it is not to say you become weak. On the contrary, in vulnerability there is power. Dr. Peter explains this
power as something counter-cultural and not often considered when it
comes to love. He show that when we befriend our vulnerability and
embrace it wholeheartedly, a certain strength that we may never have
known before starts to surface. Does this sounds like a paradox?
Welcome to the Christian world. Our faith is full of paradoxes. St.
Paul says, When I am weak, I am strong . Sounds crazy. But it s true.
Dr. Peter will walk you through the art of becoming "hurtable" by
being vulnerable, why this is imperative to having true love, and the
power it provides. This talk was given on January 27, 2013.
Psychology in Service to the Holy Spirit
Does mental illness really exist? In this fascinating talk, Dr. Peter
discusses the extensive problems with his own profession, Psychology,
and how it has become it's own religion and powerful secular
alternative to Christianity. Dr. Peter explains how most, if not all,
psychological problems are rooted in the spiritual dimension of the
person, going beyond the limits of Psychology, and how problems cannot be solved by Psychology alone, but in conjunction with Christian faith, the Catholic religion, and the Holy Spirit.
Conversion Story of Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter Damgaard-Hansen holds a Ph.D., in psychology from Denmark.
He has now practiced for over 35 years in Norway, Denmark and
Minnesota where he lived from 1988 to 2002. Following many years of
intensive research into the spiritual component of mental health
problems, he was led to the Catholic Church and converted to Roman
Catholicism in 1991. He has developed 'The Integrative Counseling
Program' that considers the complex interplay of physical, mental and
spiritual factors underlying psychological health problems. He is
currently residing with his family in Denmark developing an agency
there and also offering global counseling services through phone
consulting. This is the remarkable story of this personal conversion.
Depression: what's The Meaning
Order the complete talks for $49 USD.
Use the dropdown menu below to order any of Dr. Peter's talks. You will be sent a dropbox link to download your file.