Breaking Point Foundation Philippines, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit organization, affiliated with The Breaking Point Foundation founded in Springfield, Missouri, USA. It addresses the problem of violence and substance abuse (drugs, alcohol, etc.) among the youth (particularly high school students) in a positive and holistic approach through its unique program.
Breaking Point Foundation is all about prevention of substance abuse. Our organization is committed to empowering young people to stay away from drugs, alcoholic beverages and other addicting substances.
But, Breaking Point Foundation Philippines also promotes fighting abuse against the innocent, victims of injustice and those who are being taken advantage of. We believe that it is right to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.
This is a continuation of the list of characteristics of troubled people.
5) Unrealistic Approach to Time
The fifth characteristic of a troubled person is an unrealistic approach to time. A person who copes this way crowd the time dimensions of a problem, or they extend the time factors way into the future. This means that the person either wants the problem fixed right away or will delay and delay, which avoids the discomfort of reality but enlarges the person’s problem. Read more
In dealing with various people who seek help, some cope cope quite well with their crises and others quite poorly. It is possible to predict which is which and below is a list of characteristics of troubled people which can serve as indicators.
One characteristic is that the person is nearly overwhelmed in a crisis. Prior to the crisis the person is emotionally weak and responds in a way that makes matters worse, but from the person’s perspective it is the most efficient thing possible. The reason is because that person is already hurting emotionally. Read more
Based on previous entries on the counseling process suggested by Girard Egan and Lawrence Brammer, here is a five-step Biblical counseling process with some clear illustrations from the Bible.
1) Building a relationship between the helper and the helpee (Biblical illustration: John 16:7-13)
2) Exploring the problem, trying to clarify issues and determine what has been done in the past to tackle the problem
3) Deciding on a course of action. Several possible alternative may be tried one at a time. (John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:13)
4) Stimulating action that both the helper and helpee evaluate together. When, something doesn’t work, try again. (John 16:13; Acts 10:19,20; 16:6)
5) Terminating the counseling relationship and encouraging the helpee to apply what was learned as he launches on his own. (Romans 8:14)
For a better Biblical illustration, see Luke 24, where Jesus met two men on the road to Emmaus and helped them through their crisis and period of discouragement.