Tuesday, April 26, 2011

War Has Been Ineffective In Creating Peace In The Middle East - Laurie Pappas Offers A Practical And Effective Approach In New Book

Dr. Laurie Pappas believes peace cannot be created through war, but instead must come about naturally as the result of changes in the thought processes of every individual. In her latest book, 'The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict to Peace', Dr. Pappas offers practical instruction at both the individual level and for the larger world community

Many people believe that peace comes about as the result of war. Dr. Laurie Pappas disagrees. Dr. Pappas, author of ‘The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict To Peace’, believes that genuine, lasting peace must begin with the individual. As a follow-up to her book, she now offers practical instruction on this topic in a series of teleseminars.

“Peace is a process,” stated Dr. Pappas, “something that’s obviously not going to happen over night, but every step along the way brings us closer. Sometimes military intervention is needed, such as in the case of Libya right now. But there is more we can do individually. Our minds are contained within a Divine Spirit energy that lives within all of us, whether we live in America, Libya, or elsewhere in the Middle East. This is an ocean of energy in which thoughts play an important role. They move back and forth freely in this energetic field, affecting everyone and everything. Our thoughts here can influence the behavior and thoughts of people millions of miles away. If we’re thinking hateful, judgmental or condemning thoughts, they are received by every other being on this planet. We all contribute to the well being or ill health of our planet just by what we choose to place in our minds. How can we best use our individual minds to help bring about peace in this war torn region? Choose thoughts of compassion, forgiveness, and wishes for freedom from strife for the Libyan people, Gaddafi included.”

Dr. Pappas presents her approach in 'The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict to Peace'. The book is supplemented by a workbook entitled 'The Loving Heart Companion'. Dr. Pappas has included over 30 years of observation and wisdom gained from personal experiences, as well as working with students, clients, family members and colleagues.

“Teleclasses,” continued Dr. Pappas, “on such subjects as forgiveness, surrender and the Mirroring Principle, help us to mend the fearful, anxious and angry states of mind that accompany us each day. The concepts taught help us to uproot any disturbing thoughts we may have, and replace them with calm, peaceful ones, freeing us to extend hopeful, caring thoughts into regions of the world, like Libya, that so critically need our nonviolent, harmonic energy.”

Dr. Pappas offers phone and in-person spiritual and metaphysical counseling, in addition to life coaching, classes, workshops, speaking engagements and teleclasses. Her teleclass schedule for Spring 2011 is as follows (all times EST):

Wed. April 27 All You Want to Know about Forgiveness 12:00-1:15 pm

Thurs. May 5 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What Can I Learn From You? 12:00-1:15 pm

Wed. May 11 The Supreme Art of Surrender 12:00-1:15

Thurs. May 19 How to Meditate 12:00-1:15

Wed. May 25 The Ultimate Recipe for Dealing with Difficult People 12:00-1:15

Thurs. June 2 8 Secrets to Beating the Blues 12:00-1:15

Wed. June 8 Developing The Knack of Loving Ourselves 12:00-1:15

More information on teleclasses and her books is available at her website. Specific information on teleclasses is available by email. Dr. Pappas is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at laurie@lovingheartconnection.com. 'The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict to Peace' and the accompanying workbook, 'The Loving Heart Companion', are available at her website, Amazon.com, Rittenhouse, Nacscorp and Expresso Book Machines.


Dr. Laurie Pappas is an educator, spiritual counselor, speaker, writer and life coach. She lives and teaches using ancient psycho-spiritual principles. She is the co-founder of the Metro Detroit Center for Attitudinal Healing, a non-profit center, whose activities she directed for 16 years. She has been counseling for 22 years. She has taught classes and workshops and trained support group leaders, in addition to writing articles for a large metaphysical newspaper.


Laurie Pappas PhD
P.O. Box 250206
Franklin, MI 48025