Church of the Palms UCC WISE


The Church of the Palms UCC decided in January 2020 to explore certification as a W.I.S.E. congregation for mental health under the guidelines of the UCC General Synod. The UCC General Synod voted in 2015 to overwhelmingly adopt a resolution to develop a network of churches that are welcoming, inclusive, supportive and engaged (W.I.S.E.) for mental health.

The Palms remains committed to the whole person: all of their life experiences, joys, concerns, sorrows. We offer the following resources:

You are Not Alone: Writing the Psalms

Strength Over Silence: You are Not Alone

Strength Over Silence: Discovering my Superpower

Strength Over Silence: Tackling Mental Health Stigma

Intense Feelings: Defuse Them

Checklist for Preparedness at Home

Invigorate, be Valiant, and Exhilarate Yourself and Those Around You

Self Talk

Treat yourself!

Optimal Grace and Generous Self-Care

Ideas for Finding Calm

When is Grief a Problem?

Self Talk: Identifying, Challenging, Changing

Grief: Letting yourself heal

Anger: Styles of Communication

Processing Anger; Managing Grief

Understanding Grief

Overcoming Anger

Supporting Others

Owning Your Feelings

Creating Healthy Routines

Eliminating Toxic Influences

Finding the Positive After Loss

Anger and Grief Management

Read Shea Darian’s article about “a new way of doing grief.”

WISE Moment for Mental Wellness: Intense Emotions

View and print this resource: Intense Feelings: Defuse Them

Shea Darian: Grief as a Creative Life Force

Comfort in a Basket – with Kay Klinkenborg.

Learn the techniques and benefits of TONGLEN as taught by Kay Klinkenborg.

Transform Negative Emotions Into Positive Thoughts—with Kay Klinkenborg