Introducing the Resilient Catholics Community

Are you:

  • a psychologically minded, faithful, orthodox Catholic who loves the Interior Integration podcast?
  • interested in your own human formation and dedicated to personal growth?
  • appreciative of both the multiplicity and unitive aspects of the human person and wants to relate better with yourself internally?
  • committed to personal, relational prayer, even if you struggle with it?
  • wanting to love yourself and others in a more ordered way?

  • desiring to come to God our Spiritual Father and Mary our Spiritual Mother with childlike trust and complete confidence?

     

Then, the Resilient Catholics community might be right for you. Read on to learn more. Registration is temporarily closed to new members. It will reopen December 1, 2021.

Join the wait list to be notified about the next open session!

Here’s what you need to know now so that you don’t miss out in joining the Resilient Catholics Community (RCC).

Space is limited and demand is high. 

  • We have 111 people on the waiting list
  • Several others have discussed their interest with me personally
  • We have space for 80 more people in the community – we’re keeping it manageable, so we don’t lose our personal touch.
  • Registration is $99 and it includes the Initial Measure Kit administration, scoring, and the creation of your initial Personal Human Formation Plan (PHFP), as well as a 15 - minute conversation with an RCC staff member to discuss your plan with you.
  • Registration is limited to the first 80 new members. We will close registration down when we reach that number. We may take about 20 more people as standby alternates in case space opens up. 
  • People who want to get in but sign up later will be given priority when we reopen the RCC to new registrations in December 2021.
  • Finalization of the registration depends on your completing of the Initial Measures Kit and the review by our staff.

Features of the RCC

  • Each RCC member will have companion member – a person with whom they check in every day for connection and accountability to their Personal Human Formation Plan (PHFP) – six times per week, that check in can be a short private message on our app or an email. Once per week is a little longer by phone or videoconference. 
  • Four companion pairs will come together to form a company. Each company will have eight members and meets weekly for 60-75 minutes via Zoom at a regular time with an outline and a program for the week.  This is a way for you to connect with a small group.
  • Each company will choose from its members a link and a co-link who will help with organization and coordination with RCC staff. Some special training will be provided to the links and co-links.  Elizabeth Hofmeister or another RCC staff member will sit in on the first few company meetings to help facilitate. 

The Initial Measures Kit

  • Is composed of 14 questionnaires to help us get to know you and your human formation needs
  • Takes about 2-3 hours to complete
  • Assesses a variety of human formation domains and some related areas of spiritual formation
  • Will be sent to you via email after your initial registration payment of $99.

Ongoing Time Commitments for the RCC  

  • Serious work on human formation takes time.
  • We are asking that you set aside an average of 20-25 minutes per day for this work or about three hours per week, total.
  • That includes listening to the current Interior Integration for Catholic podcast episode and the premium podcast, the daily check-ins with your own parts inside, your check-in with your companion, and your weekly meeting with your company.

Time Frames

  • Once you register, you’ll be sent the Initial Measures Kit
  • You’ll have two weeks to finish those measures and return them to us
  • Two to four weeks after that, we will provide you with a summary of the finding and our recommendations for your PHFP.
  • In July, we will be connecting members with companions, and in August, the companies will start meeting.

Programming

  • The Interior Integration for Catholics Podcast will illustrate basic concepts from Internal Family Systems in the month of June, to help everyone get a basic understanding parts and core self, all grounded in a Catholic worldview
  • Each month we will have a theme for the experiential learning in the RCC – topics for the 2021-2022 year include: Basic IFS principles, Integrity Needs, Attachment Needs, Trust, Relationships, Boundaries, Empathy, Obstacles to Prayer, God Images, Getting Unstuck and many more…
  • Membership in the RCC also gets you four exclusive premium podcasts per month (like this one), on the theme and topics of the month, as well as our private Mighty Networks app for connecting with other members, our monthly conversation and office hours, our second Wednesday Zoom meetings and many other benefits.
  • Our text for the RCC will be “Self-Therapy Workbook” by Bonnie Weiss and it can be found here and many other places as well. We will be using selected exercises from that book.  An optional, supplemental text is Self-Therapy by Jay Earley and it’s here.

Costs

  • The cost for the ongoing subscription to the RCC is $99 per month (your first month is free with an approved, paid registration). If you are experiencing significant financial hardship and need assistance, contact Elizabeth Hofmeister at [email protected]
  • There are no long-term commitments – you can end your participation in the RCC at any time if it doesn’t seem like a good fit for you.

Q&A About the RCC Relaunch!

In this May 25 video, Dr. Peter addresses all kinds of questions about the new RCC -- all the good things in store. 

 

Dr. Peter Discusses the RCC relaunch

Listen and watch this video from April 6 as Dr. Peter gives a brief presentation on sex, parts, and marriage with a particular focus on what can be missing.  Then he describes what the relaunch of the RCC on June 1 will look like, answer questions from those on the RCC waiting list. 

 

 

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

- Matthew 18:20

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St. Thomas Aquinas

Grace does not destroy nature, but perfects it.

- St. Thomas Aquinas

I am Dr. Peter Malinoski, a Catholic clinical psychologist who wants to bring together a community of Catholics who are serious about shoring up our natural foundations on which to build the fullness of the Catholic spiritual life.

We are bringing together Catholics who want to learn better how to tolerate being known and loved (it’s not as easy as it may sound), and who want to learn better how to understand and love others. And I mean “love” in the sense of authentic Christian charity, in the sense of agape, not romantic love.

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"The Resilient Catholics community offers an opportunity for transformation and integration in a trusting and lovingly authentic Catholic environment. In a world filled with fear and anger, Dr. Peter Malinoski is leading a devoted community toward a greater and deeper trust in God and our heavenly mother, Mary. Be still. Be silent. Be loved."

- Diane Salem, Rockville, MD

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.  And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 

- Matthew 22: 36-39

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I’ve spent the last 19 years as a Catholic psychologist

  • focused on how to remove psychological obstacles to being loved by God and others and loving God and others in individual work and in groups, both in person and online
  • worked with hundreds of individuals who used the space in their individual and group work to practice being loved and loving, and have grown much more resilient 
  • appeared as a guest on EWTN Radio’s Doctor Doctor show and presented at the Catholic Psychotherapy Association meeting
  • published a number of articles in professional journals
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"The Interior Integration podcast from Souls and Hearts has been instrumental in helping me navigate these turbulent times. Dr. Peter Malinoski is leading this journey with care and compassion. Dr. Peter’s podcasts and the involvement of the online community members have helped me better understand God’s providence as I deal with the circumstances of my daily life."

- Jonathan Ruffing, Indianapolis, IN

Our community is not about therapy

The Resilient Catholics community is not about therapy. We do not do therapy in the Resilient Catholics community. Even though most of our members are in their own therapy or have been in the past, Resilient Catholics membership isn’t a substitute for therapy.

Over the last few years, I have focused on ways that people heal outside of formal individual, group, marital, and family therapy. These therapies, as helpful and important as they are, don’t have a monopoly on healing and growing. Instead of doing therapy, we bring in approaches from life coaching, education, pastoral work, support groups, and from other fields and disciplines.

In the Resilient Catholics community, we have a training ground for the real hands-on work of loving and being loved. Members can stretch themselves to reach out and connect to others via discussion posts, private messages, in our online Zoom meetings and workshops, book clubs and in other ways. We work on being attuned to each other, really understanding each other and being with each other.

And it works. Members are healing. Members are growing.

"I love the way Souls and Hearts offers content that integrates the Catholic Faith and psychology. It is helpful in my ministry as well as my personal life. Being a member of the Resilient Catholics community has been a rich experience that has stretched me beyond my comfort zone to a greater freedom as I walk alongside a beautiful group of individuals all seeking to grow in our Faith. New and meaningful relationships are forming across the globe. How beautiful is the Body of Christ!"

- Karen

“Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye."

- Matthew 7:5

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What the Resilient Catholics community isn’t:

  • It’s not a place for getting into political arguments or flame wars
  • We don’t focus on social justice issues or social/political activism
  • It’s not a place to badmouth the pope, bishops, priests, government officials, atheists, or anyone else
  • We don’t try to “fix” each other. Instead, our goal is to “be with” each other, and trust that God’s authentic love reflected in us and through us heals us and our neighbor

     

    What guides the Resilient Catholics community:

     

  • Humility and Charity

  • A childlike trust and absolute confidence in God our Father and Mary our Mother

  • A focus on contemplation and union with God and Mary

    Now, you may be thinking, “This all sounds too good to be true. I’ve been in online groups, even Catholic groups, before and it wasn’t anything like this rosy description.”

    I hear the skepticism. I welcome it. If this Resilient Catholics community is for real, it should be able to answer the challenges. In fact, I deliberately have not really advertised the Resilient Catholics community all that much prior to this because I wanted to see if it would work out. In spite of the 15 years of discernment in launching this endeavor, I had my doubts. “Online? Virtual? Really?” Really.

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"This community is about being real.  Real with God, real with others, and especially real with ourselves."

- Martha, West Lafayette, IN

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"Making sense of self and the world around me through the lenses of my Catholic faith, psychology, and community is making all the difference!"

- Joyce Lynn, Monument, CO

Consider for yourself – do you resonate with the Interior Integration podcast? How about our show Be With the Word? Or the guest appearances I have made on other shows? Or other aspects of Souls and Hearts?

Consider the benefits of the Resilient Catholics community:

  • Connections and relationships with likeminded Catholics from all over the world via our exclusive Mighty Networks app
  • Special Zoom meetings and webinars with me, Dr. Peter
  • Informative community discussions of each podcast episode
  • Premium bonus podcast episodes for Resilient Catholics members only
  • Special tips, techniques and exercises for Resilient Catholics members only
  • Polls, Q&As and workshops on special topics (we’ve done them on grief/loss and stress management so far)
  • Book clubs
  • A study guide on problematic God images
  • And a lot more. 

We'll be reopening the community to new members twice a year -- in June and December. Registration is currently open!

Feel free to contact me at [email protected] or on my cell at 317.567.9594 if you have questions.

In Christ and His Mother,

Peter Malinoski, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Registration is temporarily closed to new members. It will reopen December 1, 2021.

Join the wait list to be notified about the next open session!