晨光通訊 FLC Newsletter September 2020

 

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September Newsletter Highlight

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  1. 中心總監的話 A Word from Centre Director

  2. 特別經費代禱 Special Financial Prayer Request

  3. 感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

  4. 研討會 Seminars

  5. 閱讀小組 Reading Group

  6. 2020 国语夫妇成长课程 - 成功婚姻必修课 

 

 

 

中心總監的話

 

親愛的弟兄姊妹及朋友:

「凡事都有定期,天下每一事務都有定時。..哭有時,笑有時;哀慟有時,跳舞有時。」(傳道書3:1,4)

「 我觀看神給世人的擔子,使他們在其中勞苦: 神造萬物,各按其時成為美好,又將永恆安放在世人心裏;然而 神從始至終的作為,人不能測透。」(傳道書 3: 10-11)

我的一位朋友是有幸從新冠肺炎中康復的其中一人。他在深切治療部住了一星期,出院回家後閱讀到更多有關該病毒的資訊時,才意識到自己的處境曾經非常險峻,便開始明白為什麼當他進院時我會為他如此擔心。看見他康復出院,我為他和他的家人感到非常高興,也為他感謝上帝。

新型冠狀病毒仍然席捲全球不同地方,許多國家情況比悉尼更為嚴峻。隨著醫學界及科學界對這種病毒有更多了解,我們現在知道這病毒不僅具有致命性,有些感染者身體更可能會變為十分衰弱,以至數月後才能離開醫院。另外,此病毒甚至會導致一些人的身心健康有著長期的後遺症。

自從疫情以來,我們的輔導團隊親眼目睹這大流行對社會和人們情緒帶來不少破壞及影響。受著疫情的影響,很多人在經濟、家庭和職場上皆承擔很大的壓力,我們輔助了不少因此患上抑鬱、焦慮,甚至婚姻、家庭和人際關係受困擾的個案。疫情未退,恐怕更多人心靈及精神健康會持續受影響,我們會承諾繼續傾力幫助有需要的社群。

 

在此,我們要特別感謝各位在六月份對晨光不懈的支持及捐獻,讓我們可以維持提供                 有效的服務,幫助有需要的人士,共渡難關。

此際哀鴻遍野,不少人在哀悼疫情下喪失了的生命之餘,還要承受疫情帶來的經濟衰退;加上嚴重的社會問題、政治動盪和緊張局勢,許多人的情緒遭受巨大壓力,以致寢食不安。無論在世界各地以至我們的家園,恐懼和擔憂仍會持續一段時間。「凡事都有定期,天下每一事務都有定時。 」需知困境有一天終會過去。要解除煩惱,我們要面對現實並接受它,理解這只是短暫的,這樣的思維必幫助我們面對逆境。

此刻,我們必須保持警惕,遵循政府的建議,認真地積極防疫,並採取一切必要的預防措施:  如戴口罩、勤洗手、保持社交距離,並在需要時自我隔離14天等等。

黑暗中總有一線光明。最近,報導說有些國家正在研發疫苗,並已進入臨床試驗評估階段。在這令人沮喪的情況下的確帶來希望。順利的話,明年便可提供有效疫苗。我們必須全力以赴,耐心等待美好的日子。

「因為神賜給我們的不是膽怯的心,而是剛強、仁愛、自制的心。」(提摩太後書1:7)

在這充滿挑戰的時刻, 願主的恩典臨在您和您家!

中心總監
張有倫

 (Ellen Lam 譯)

 

 

--- A Word from Centre Director ---

 

Dear brothers, sisters and friends,

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance” (Ecclesiastes 3:1,4)

 “I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:10-11)

A friend of mine is one of the fortunate people who has recovered from COVID-19.  He spent a week in the intensive care unit, but only realised how dire his situation was when he started to read more about the virus after he was discharged from the hospital. He came to understand why I was so worried about him when he was taken to the hospital. I was very happy for him and his family and thanked God when he was well enough to be discharged from the hospital.  

COVID-19 is still ravaging many parts of the world, much more severely than what we have experienced here in Sydney. As medical scientists find out more about this virus, we now know that not only can it be lethal, the infection can also be so debilitating that some patients take months to leave the hospital. Furthermore, there may also be long term physical and mental health sequelae to some individuals.

Our counselling team has seen firsthand the damaging emotional and social impacts of the pandemic.  Since the advent of the pandemic, we have been helping more people suffering from depression, anxiety, marriage tension, family and relationship problems as a result of the stressful economic, work and family situations caused by the pandemic. A greater number still may suffer poorer mental health and relationship stress as the pandemic continues.

We particularly wish to thank our donors who have given generously in June to sustain our service so that we can continue to help people overcome their problems during this most challenging and stressful time in our life time.

The world is weeping and mourning not just for the hundreds of thousands of people that have been lost through COVID-19, but the greater number of people suffering serious economic hardship caused by the pandemic. Many are also experiencing great emotional pain and worries because of the additional serious social and political turmoil and tension happening in many parts of the world, including our homeland.

No matter where we are in Australia or elsewhere, the fears, worries and concerns will last for a while yet. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”  but the problems we have right now will all pass in time. To deal with all these worries in our mind, it would help if we can tune into whatever we are feeling, gently accept its presence and understand that this is a passing experience.

In the meantime, it is also important that we avoid contracting or spreading the coronavirus. We must continue to take great care and follow health advice. We should remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions – wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining social distance, and isolating ourselves for 14 days if needed, etc.

Every cloud has a silver lining. Recently we hear that promising vaccines are being evaluated in clinical trials in some countries. We may finally be seeing signs of hope in this gloomy situation. If things go well, an effective vaccine may be available next year. We must gather all our fortitude and wait patiently for the better days to come.

 “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

May the grace of the Lord be upon you and your family especially at this challenging time!

Gerald Cheung
Centre Director

 

 

 

 

代禱 Prayer

 

1. 我們繼續為新型冠狀病毒感染者的康復祈禱。祈求神賜予安慰給失去親人的家人,給予所有受疫情影響的人們身體健康,福祉與平安。我們也為有效的治療和疫苗的發現及測試成功而禱告。

2. 我們繼續為香港,也為在香港和世界各地因當前局勢遭受困擾和擔心的人和家庭祈禱。願神的信,望,愛,公義,和平與和解賜予我們所有人。

3. 祈求神呼召合適的同工加入教牧更生事工服事。

4. 我們感謝捐款者的慷慨捐助,幫助晨光解決現時服務社區的財務需求,並為晨光新設立的「建築基金」,為長遠服務社區的需要而作出支持。

 

1. We continue to pray for the recovery of those who suffer from COVID-19. We pray for His comfort for those who have lost their loved ones. We pray for good health, wellbeing and peace for all those who are affected by the pandemic situation. We also pray that effective medical treatment and vaccine for the virus will soon be discovered.

2. We continue to pray for Hong Kong and for the many people and families in Hong Kong and around the world who are stressed and worried by the current situation. May His faith, hope, love, justice, peace and reconciliation be bestowed upon us all.

3. Please pray for appropriate workers to be called to join and serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry.

4. We thank the donors for their generous donations in helping this ministry to meet its current financial needs. Their giving has also enabled the setting up of a Building Fund to equip the ministry in a longer term to continually serving the community in need.

 

 

 

 

Cantonese Seminars 粵語研討會

 

1. 如何幫助孩子控制屏幕時間? How to Help Children Control their Screen Time?
· 適合有2-8歲孩子的父母
· Suitable for parents with children (2-8 years old)
 
講員 Speaker:    馬在慈女士 (Ms Evelene Choi Chi MA) 註冊臨床心理學家 (Registered Clinical Psychologist)
日期 Date:      23/10/2020 (Friday)          
時間 Time:      10:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
2. 婚姻的互動形態與衝突處理 The Interactive Form of Marriage and Conflict Management
· 透視夫婦之間不同互動形態的特徵,從而處理所引伸的張力 
 
講員 Speaker:    Dr Winnie Chan 陳謝麗婷博士 (Counsellor / Spiritual Director)
日期 Date:      31/10/2020 (Saturday)
時間 Time:      10:30am - 12:00pm
 
 
3. 靜觀.焦慮   Mindfulness…. Anxiety
· 現代臨床研究証明靜觀這心理技巧能幫助人減低焦慮
· 面對生活逆境或疫情,容易產生焦慮,對焦慮多一份認識之餘,亦學習藉着靜觀的方式提升正向的能量
 
講員 Speaker:   Dr Winnie Chan 陳謝麗婷博士 (Counsellor / Spiritual Director)
日期 Date:      21/11/2020 (Saturday)
時間 Time:      10:30am - 12:00pm

 

 

English Seminars 英語研討會

 
1. Bonding with Your Child in the Early Years
· Understand the science of child attachment
· Practical tips for bonding with your baby and/or toddler (0-3 yo)
· Address challenges such as clingy behaviour, roles of fathers and grandparents, and childcare
 
Speaker:          Dr Yixin Xu-Jiang  徐蔣亦心博士
Date:              3/10/2020 (Saturday)
Time:              10:30am - 12:00pm
 
 
 
2. How to Play with Your Toddler
· Understand the benefits of play for child development
· Practical tips for engaging your toddler in play
· Ideas for outdoor play, art and sensory play, open-ended play, reading, practical life skills and more
 
Speaker:   Dr Yixin Xu-Jiang  徐蔣亦心博士
Date:       7/11/2020 (Saturday)

Time:       10:30am - 12:00pm

 


 

 

 

閱讀小組 Reading Group

成為自己的好朋友 (從自我批評到善待自己)
Be a Good Friend to Yourself (From Self-criticism to Self-kindness)

 

本課程旨在為您提供一些信息和實踐技能,以幫助您減少自我批評和學會善待自己 - 成為自己的好朋友。
 
本課程適用於有下列情緒中有挣扎的朋友:
· 自卑
· 經常自我批評
 
我們將會使用 Western Australia 的 Centre for Clinical Interventions提供的材料   (編譯者: Dr Lisa Saulsman (MPsych, PhD), Bruce Campbell (MPsych, DPsych) 和 Dr. Adelln Sng (MPsych, PhD) 。
 
每週主題如下:
1. 了解自我同情
2. 自我同情的障礙
3. 為自我同情做準備
4. 富有同情心的圖像
5. 自我同情的思考
6. 自我同情行為
7. 自我同情的生活
 
This course is designed to provide you with some information and practical skills to help you be less critical and more compassionate towards yourself.
 
This course is suitable for people who struggle with:
· Low self-esteem
· Self-critical voice
 
We will be using the materials developed by Dr. Lisa Saulsman (MPsych, PhD), Bruce Campbell (MPsych, DPsych) and Dr. Adelln Sng (MPsych, PhD) at the Centre for Clinical Interventions, Western Australia.
 
Topics are as below:
1. Understanding self-compassion
2. Barrier to self-compassion
3. Preparing for self-compassion
4. Compassionate imagery
5. Self-compassion thinking
6. Self-compassion behaviour
7. Self-compassion living

 

 


 

2020 国语夫妇成长课程 - 成功婚姻必修课  

 

讲員Speaker: 宋晓玲女士 Ms Joy Song (资深家庭教育者)

 

婚姻成功夫妇双方彼此相处愉悦、对婚姻的满意度高,情绪更积极,身体更健康。婚姻成功对孩子有着非凡的意义。温暖的婚姻关系让夫妇双方在教养角色中相互尊重,精诚合作,更有机会采用有效的教养措施,养育出积极乐观身心健康的孩子,获得做父母的效能感。更重要的是,孩子在原生家庭里获得的幸福感和耳闻目染父母间的良性互动模式将深深地印在他们的脑海中,并极有可能成为宝贵的精神财富代代相传。

    同舟共济的婚姻,固然人人向往,婚姻成功并不意味着没有问题和挑战,而是更积极面对;婚姻成功也不是免于差异和冲突,而是发展能力求同存异,寻求双赢。正如托尔斯泰所言:“幸福的家庭都是相似的,不幸的家庭各有各的不幸。” 幸福的家庭婚姻稳固持久,有着共同的决定因素,而婚姻失败则包括双方的相容性低、相互的期望不匹配、相互抱怨诋毁、缺乏情感支持等多种不利因素。

   婚姻成功需要正确方向、用对方法并用心来经营。探索建立成功的婚姻是人际关系中最重要一课,也是人生幸福的必修课。

   由资深家庭教育者宋晓玲女士带领的“成功婚姻必修课”将带领夫妇们探索成功婚姻的秘诀,启发爱的能力,学习充满智慧地面对两性差异调整关系,实现更有效的沟通,加深亲密关系,迎接并收获婚姻幸福。