Rev. Robert R. Rohrich, M.A., M.Div.
RRR Lecturer – Therapist – Spiritual Director
Marriage Counselor – Family/Marriage Therapy
DePaul Center 212 Custer St. Lemont, Illinois 60439
Phone: (630) 257-9235
Fr Bob Rohrich is a Vincentian Priest who is a full-time Marriage / Family Counselor and a Spiritual Director. In addition to his 9 years of Seminary training, he attended the Universities of: DePaul, Loyola, St. Louis, Dominican and Northwestern, achieving 3 degrees and a Certificate in Counseling.
“He taught History and Sexuality/Marriage at the High School level, and Church History, Liturgy and Marriage/Family Therapy on the Graduate Level”. In addition he has been a Student Counselor and Marriage/Family Therapist for over 30 years. Currently he is involved in Parish Ministry and associated with two local Parishes—Sacred Heart in Palos Hills & St. Alphonsus in Lemont.
Over the years Father has given 100’s of retreats and Parish Missions. He is a frequent Lecturer on a variety of Theological and Psychological Subjects and has given numerous Missions and Talks on many Life related subjects, many of which are now available on CD’s as outlined below.
A. TRILOGY OF “BEING HAPPY”
1. “JOY IS FAR GREATER THAN HAPPINESS”
Joy is Spiritual & Lasting: HAPPINESS is Material & Temporary. Joy helps to effectively handle Anxiety, Depression & Boredom. 8 Beatitudes of “En-LIGHTEN-ment” will be presented.
2. “HAPPINESS: WHO is HAPPY and WHY?”
Studies show that “Truly Happy People” have 5 Inner Qualities in Common. Most people are NOT born with these Traits; it is shown HOW they can be acquired in “Pursuit of Happiness”.
3. “HUMOR: I’LL DIE LAUGHING!”
Humor is necessary for a Healthy Self image, AS WELL AS FOR BUILDING Intimate Relationships.
Explains that TEASING can be a Constructive Tool for “Fun-Living”.
B. BUILDING “HEALTHY’ SELF-ESTEEM”
4. “SELF-ESTEEM: WHOLENESS is HOLINESS”
Nearly 60% of Americans don’t like WHO they are. This Talk presents WHY people have a Poor SELF IMAGE and WHAT to do about it. A simple “Self Image” Test is given.
5. “HAVING an ATTITUDE” – Short Course in WORKING MIRACLES
God gives many Gifts of POWER & POTENTIAL, but we must do OUR PART. “If you think you CAN or CAN’T, you are RIGHT!” It’s all about having a “POSITIVE ATTITUDE!”
6. “CHRISTIAN, HEAL THYSELF!’
“Successful Living” can be a Personal Conflict with “MIND over MATTER” & “SPIRIT” over BODY”.
You can THINK yourself WELL, or WORRY yourself SICK. It’s the PLACEBO Effect.
C. PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS & RESOLUTION
7. “ANGER” – The MISUNDERSTOOD EMOTION
Anger is Necessary for Healthy Relationships; it can motivate us to Actions & Resolution of Conflicts. 6 Steps on HOW to “Fight Fairly”, rather than using Silence & Violence, will be given.
8. “DEPRESSION versus EXPRESSION”
This Disorder is the Number #1 Mental/Spiritual Health Problem: it can be Psychological and/or Physical. Faith doesn’t prevent it, but can aid in successfully dealing with it.
9. “ANXIETY versus Variety”
Fears & Phobias are the most treatable of all Psychological Disorders. Worry about the FUTURE should not paralyze us in the PRESENT. Practical Techniques are suggested.
10. “GRIEVING is RELIEVING”
From Birth to Death, all go through a series of losses: Death & Divorce being the most Difficult. Healthy Grieving is Natural. 4 Practical Steps are given to process this.
D. “TRILOGY OF DREAM INTERPRETATION”
11. DREAM ANALYSIS “Bettering Self Through Dreams”
God and the Unconscious Mind speak to us daily, seeking a Correction or Confirmation in our Lives. This talk will deal with HOW to interpret and Understand IMAGES in our Dreams.
12. The SHADOW in DREAMS: “The Dark Side”
There is a Part of Self we often Don’t want to know which is discovered in Dreams. Some Tell to Change for the BETTER, and others, to finally deal with past and buried problems.
13. The MEANING of “DEATH in DREAMS”
Dreaming about DEATH in Dreams can be a terrifying experience, but in most cases, it has a very Simple Meaning. But, in a spiritual sense, there can be some interesting explanations.
E. TRILOGY OF “LOVE & INTIMACY”
14. ROMANTIC LOVERS: “Are You Really in Love?”
Guidelines for Discovering “True Love”; Differences between Infatuation & Love; “5 Levels Of Love”; Perspectives on Intimacy, Friendship, Commitment, Emotion, Passion & Sexuality.
15. “Do OPPOSITES Really ATTRACT?”
Men & Women are so very DIFFERENT: they are attracted because of those Contrasts which When understood and united make them WHOLE. The Basic Temperaments are given.
16. “The 10 Most Important ISSUES in Relationships”
The Ten most common STRENGTHS (as well as WEAKNESSES) in forming & maintaining
Relationships are presented: i.e. 1) Communications; 2) Finances; 3) Affections & Sex, etc.
F. SPIRITUALITY AND PRAYER LIFE.
17. PRAYER: “Reaching for the Gusto”
Real Prayer requires being “In Tune” with bodily Rhythms & releasing Tensions so the GOD can speak. 4 Moments of Prayer are: Listening; Seeing; Responding; and acting.
18. “JESUS’ PRAYER & OURS: The OUR FATHER”
This PRAYER is NOT just a simple “Calling on GOD” or a “Manner of Praying”, but it is a “Way of Living”. This will show us HOW to make a daily life of Peace, Forgiveness & Love.
19. QUO VADIS: “Where Are You Going?”
A spin-off on the Best Seller “Purpose Driven Life”. WHAT on earth am I here for? Will answer questions WHO; WHAT; WHY & HOW about Life. Very practical & Inspirational.
20. The Question is Not “WHY?” but “WHAT?”
Responding instead of Reacting: Better to Respond with Love & Humor to make a Bad thing BETTER, than to React with Anger & Depression to make a Bad thing WORSE.
21. FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE: “Letting Go!”
First, we need to forgive Self. We forgive those who ask for pardon. However, when we are hurt terribly, we don’t condone Evil, but we forgive in order to “Let Go” of past pains.
22. TWO MEDITATIONS: “Climbing the Mt” & “A Happy Passage”
Relaxing & Reflecting with help of Music & Sound Effects, 1) Transfiguration: “Ascending
The Mt. with Jesus” & 2) “What it would be like to Experience Death”. Each about 30 min.
23. MEDITATION: “Faces of God”
The uses of the Sound Effects of Waves and the Seashore while experiencing the different IMAGES of God.
24. MEDITATION: “One Solitary Life”
Listening and Experiencing God in the Whispers of the Sounds of Evening time and distant whistling trains.