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I am a Bachelor of Science in Psychology graduate from the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila in 1962. I finished my academic requirement for masteral in Psychology in the same university in 1964.Have been updating in modern trends in psychotherapy, counseling and other skills, that may be useful in my seminar-workshops work.
Work, Church, NGO experience
I have worked as Guidance Psychologist of the Area Rehabilitation Training Center, DSWD, Region IX; College Guidance Director of the Ateneo de Zamboanga; Executive Director of the United Way of Zamboanga del Sur , Executive Director of the Islamo-Christian Dialogue Movement and Executive Secretary of the Peace Advocates Zamboanga, the Interreligious Dialogue arm of the archdiocese of zamboanga; A member of the Committee on Asian Mission Formation (EUNTES), an initiative of the PIME Fathers in the early 90's up to 1996. Has served as President for several terms of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS), Zamboanga City; Directress of Formation, OCDS Provl Councilor for MIndanao (for one term); now a member of the Regional Formation Team of the OCDS Philippines. Facilitates Retreats and Recollection; Has facilitated Conflict Management and Peacebuilding to multi-sectors sectors; involved in peace advocacy work; resource speaker in several seminars on personal and organizational empowerment workshops.
A little about yourself, including the issues and causes closest to your heart
I am a passionate searcher in the pursuit for the physical-psycho-spiritual wellness.I dream that one day there will be real transformation for all humankind - that would be the birth of the new humanity- a balanced humanity! Interior peace is still - a dream that we must hope to pursue not only for ourselves but more so for our children. The challenge of every parent now.
Hello Baby. I was hoping you'd post reflections on the present situation. Astrid's story of the Mumbai terrorist attack is already in our ecclesiaofwomen.ning.com forum.So far, only one person has responded. I hope you have time to add your two cents worth. It was my big idea that she tell her story. Now it seems no one's reading her post.
Just read your profile. Thanks for telling us more about yourself. I can see you're a dynamo. Really good to have you here. You're still available on December 5-8, right? You're welcome to join the 4th EWA conference. I know you were not able to submit an abstract but can't you submit an article on how Carmelite spirituality works for the peace process in Mindanao? Your work is just perfect for the theme of the conference and it will be too bad if we can't have you with us.
Thank you for the pictures. They do make your conflict situation in Mindanao more real. The pictures of meetings with men in uniform was especiallys triking. Perhaps you can write about some of the things you do to build up peace in communities torn by conflict. You can do this as in a forum discussion that everyone can read. Since most of the members here are not from the Philippines, you have to begin by telling about the conflict.
Hi Priscilla. I see you've been busy inviting your friends to our new forum. Thank you so much. Our new member Erlin also invited a good handful. I'm writing now because I don't know what you mean about sending a long message. I 've noticed that e-mail notices from ning.com are not meant to be replied to. I learned this recently too. In your profile page, upper right corner, there's a little box that's meant just for you. Inside the box is your inbox, actually a link to your ning.com mailbox. Here, you can send e-mails and read e-mails that are sent to you (e-mails sent to your ning.com mailbox will also appear in your yahoo.com mailbox but you can't just press reply from the yahoo.com page. You have to go to your ning.com page and reply from there. I hope that wasn't too complicated. It's too bad about the e-mail that you took time to write. I would have loved to read what you wrote. Anyway, I hope you can help me get some activity going within this group.. Have to go.
Hello Priscilla. Finally I get to see you(r picture). Welcome to the EWA forum. Is there any chance that you can join us for the 4th EWA conference? You did apply though you weren't able to submit a proposal for an abstract.
I hope you get to feel at home in this forum. Feel free to post articles, news write-ups, photos, videos, etc. Tell us about your peace-work in Mindanao, your advocacies, what gives you strength. Let's make this a real community of theologians and women doing theology in Asia.