Life Line Counseling Center Fairfax

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About ATI | Anti-Trafficking International | Team | Mission | History 09/30/2021

About ATI | Anti-Trafficking International | Team | Mission | History

Check out the new Anti Trafficking International website:

About ATI | Anti-Trafficking International | Team | Mission | History The mission of ATI is to empower you to abolish human trafficking in your communities through education, prevention, and intervention.


Here's a video of Mike Harrigan, CEO of The Braining Center speaking in one of his weekly programs sometime back:[0]=AZUXktHScNM1EisQftXWPk3GrjjzTDD4tOveSM44LpmpHL6grcBzn6v_ffIXT5pveDX-PVI53rWRnYSkc1vj5DryKDm-

[08/08/20]   Life Line Counseling Center Ph: 540-316-1510 moved to Warrenton, VA one year ago. Then, because of Covid-19 we stopped seeing clients in person and we began using Zoom online service to perform all of our counseling duties. The good news is you do not have to struggle with Northern Virginia traffic to attend your appointment. We can help you with consultation from anywhere you happen to be.
We have recently re-purposed out old Fairfax phone number so please use the one listed above to contact us for counseling or education and consultation services in the future. Thank You, George Swanberg LSATP, LCSW, MAC, Executive Director 06/19/2020

Pride: The Great Sin | Christianity 9 to 5

I came across this while looking for Chapter 8 of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis for a couple of clients.
I thought it was funny…and true.


The prideful self-assuredness that "I’m right and your wrong" is the sealant that holds problems within so they cannot be resolved.
It is the reason AA starts there:

I’ve admitted I’m powerless,
I cannot help myself,
I need someone else to help me….

……..That dissolves the seal. We heal.

From Chapter 8 Mere Christianity

Keep in mind: C.S. Lewis was the world’s foremost authority on the history of the English language at Oxford University…and…an atheist. He set out to prove Christianity could not be true. Everywhere he looked he found evidence. Lewis became an amazing author and defender of the faith.

Looking for something awe inspiring this weekend? Check out “Restoring The Shack” -Paul Young on Amazon Prime or Netflix. … There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it, the more we dislike it in others.


What is Brainspotting

Yesterday I finished training to use Brainspotting for treatment of a multitude of problems, but especially trauma. The brain is more complex than anything we can imagine, so my formation will be ongoing in using this powerful approach. BSP is a newer development stemming from EMDR and is effective in treating PTSD. I will use it for helping veterans, human trafficking victims, and clients with complex addiction issues.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO BRAINSPOTTING.COM In this Interview with Dr David Grand he introduces and discusses his Brainspotting therapeutic technique FOR MO... 05/12/2020

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds acros...


FCHTPP Human Trafficking Town Hall

This is "FCHTPP Human Trafficking Town Hall" by Virginia Living Television on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

[03/23/20]   Here is the video of the presentation Mary Lou and I will be doing. We completed our training in it 2 weeks ago. The leader of our little group, Bill Woolf has been promoted to Director of Human Trafficking Programs for the Dept. of Justice. Susan, the mother of a teen trafficked by MS-13 has become a friend.
This is "FCHTPP Human Trafficking Town Hall" by Virginia Living Television on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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FCHTPP Human Trafficking Town Hall
This is "FCHTPP Human Trafficking Town Hall" by Virginia Living Television on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

[03/22/20]   "The first time I heard Robert Anda present the results of the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study, he could not hold back his tears. In his career at the CDC he had previously worked in several major risk areas including to***co research and cardiovascular health. But when the ACE study data started to appear on his computer screen, he realized that they had stumbled upon the gravest and most costly public health issue in the United States: child abuse. He calculated that it's overall costs exceeded those of cancer and heart disease and that eradicating child abuse in America would reduce the overall rate of depression by more than half, alcoholism by two-thirds, and su***de, IV drug use, and domestic violence by three-quarters." - The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel van der Kolk


Lauren Daigle - You Say (Official Music Video)

The official music video for Lauren Daigle's new single "You Say" from her album, Look Up Child, out now! Stream You Say here : 08/30/2019

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Dr. Kevin Sabet Discussing Public Health Implications of the Ma*****na Industry*****na-industry Dr. Kevin Sabet Discussing Public Health Implications of the Ma*****na Industry

[07/15/19]   Life Line Counseling Center has moved to 381 Stuyvesant St., Warrenton, VA 20186. It is 35 mi. from our previous Fairfax location. Some Fairfax area clients have chosen to come to Warrenton for one time assessments, but if you are in need of ongoing counseling we can use Skype or Zoom which work very well for this. Our phone number is the same: 703-691-3029. 04/07/2019 Mr. Paul Becker LPC: Books

It's been an amazing couple of weeks for Mary Lou. She worked extremely hard to put on the human trafficking conference at our church, then, today we saw that her book with Paul Becker just came out on Amazon! Congratulations love!!:


We are receiving Life Line Counseling's Fauquier Chamber of Commerce Membership Certificate. This our vendor table at the "Chamber's New Member Showcase and Orientation" event held Friday. On the left is Joe Martin, our Chamber president, and Jan Sutton, our membership sponsor/Chamber's Vice Chair of Membership. All new members had a chance to share what we each do, meet others, and get an overview of our very active Chamber from Joe. It was an informative and fun event? #FauquierChamber #LifeLineCounselingWarrenton 02/01/2019

Ma*****na, Mental Illness, and Violence - Imprimis

There is a dawning awareness of the mental problems caused by ma*****na.*****na-mental-illness-violence/ Almost everything you think you know about the health effects of cannabis, almost everything advocates and the media have told you for a generation, is wrong.


Behind the smokescreen of medical cannabis | Dedi Meiri | TEDxTelAviv

It's complicated. Ma*****na has about 480 chemicals but explodes to over 2000 chemicals when heated. This scientist explains how much they don't know about the 500 chemically different strains of cannabis in his laboratory in Israel. It has enormous potential, but, not a lot is known about the specifics of how to use it at this point. I don't know anyone who objects to a cancer patient, or seizure sufferer using it if it helps. Finding which one is the best is a huge challenge. But, unfortunately, most of the time the loudest voices for medical ma*****na are the ones who do not respect is as a medicine. If one person in the room needs seizure medicine that doesn't mean everyone else there gets to try a little of it. Except with ma*****na. Most of the loudest voices just like to get high. That hurts the case for medical ma*****na and creates an unfavorable reaction in the rest of society. We see through the sham.
Please keep these complexities in mind as you listen to this very knowledgeable scientist explain things you didn't know about cannabis. How did Israel become a cannabis empire? Prof Dedi Meiri is the head of the world’s leading cannabis lab in the Technion. In TEDxTelAviv ...


Surprising truths about legalizing cannabis | Ben Cort | TEDxMileHigh

In 2012, Colorado legalized cannabis and kickstarted a multibillion dollar industry with every product imaginable -- brownies, gummy bears, granola bars, eve... 10/23/2018

We Have an Epidemic of Loneliness. How Can We Fix It? | RealClearPolicy

Sen. Ben Sasse on the epidemic of loneliness: We Have an Epidemic of Loneliness. How Can We Fix It? | RealClearPolicy

[08/28/18]   We started our IOP outdoor program in Warrenton yesterday with a kayaking outing on Lake Brittle. Beautiful setting on a warm day. The purpose is to combine the counseling activities with a demonstration of how to use our beautiful natural resources. Many of our people have adjusted to hanging around the house playing video games instead of making use of our area's magnificent natural attractions. We are getting out and learning where to go kayaking, hiking, biking, how to access basic equipment, finding close by trails and generally learning how to make it happen in this place so rich in natural beauty. We will be doing more of these outings as weather and time permit. 07/15/2018

The Tech Industry’s Psychological War on Kids – Richard Freed – Medium

Great article on kids and social media. How tech gurus control kids through their iPhones: How psychology — a discipline that we associate with healing — is being used as a weapon against children

[07/14/18]   Brain Training Group participant: "After 5 weeks of 2X/week brain training sessions I was able to paddle board standing up without falling for the first time today. It works!"

[07/13/18]   We have been running the brain training program in our groups for about 5 weeks now. We will be listing some of the comments from
the participants:

Four group members report: "I have noticed an improvement in my balance and my memory"


The Braining Center

Here is a weekly podcast on Facebook by Mike Harrigan, founder and CEO of The Braining Center, (2nd from right in the photo), on the topic of brain research. It's really fascinating. Who would have guessed that balance training helps memory. And, there's much more. Check it out:

[07/10/18]   Mary Lou has just co-authored a new and very interesting book on the treatment of sexual addiction by our co-worker and friend Paul Becker LPC. Stay tuned here for more information as that becomes ready. 07/04/2018

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10 Best Drug Rehab Centers in Virginia

Life Line is honored to be listed as one of the 10 best treatment centers in Virginia:

[06/21/18]   From Mary Lou Swanberg: George and I are now into our 7th session of Power Braining fitness training for body and brain which we have introduced into our intensive outpatient program at Life Line Fairfax. Addiction causes brain damage and we are trying to help our clients heal their brains. This is one way of doing it. All 7 participants have noticed marked improvements.
Check out Mary Lou's video on her page. 06/09/2018

The Traumatic Brain Injury That Changed Gary Busey’s Life- Pt. 1 with Gary Busey

Inside Gary Busey's Brain: In case you ever wondered what happened to Gary Busey and why he acts that way....Dr. Amen got a hold on him...this will be interesting:

Listrak&utm_medium=Email& In a series focused on head trauma and brain injury, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are joined by Academy Award-nominated actor Gary Busey. Gary describes the brain injury he suffered in 1988 from a horrific motorcycle accident, as well as how his life’s challenges have given him a unique perspecti... 06/04/2018

Classic ADD: Get To Know The ADD Types | Amen Clinics

Did you know there are several types of attention deficit disorder and only about 1/3 involve hyperactivity:
This is a clear explanation of them from Dr. Amen: Classic ADD is the type most people think about when it comes to ADD. Read about the hallmark symptoms of type 1, classic ADD.

[05/28/18]   Thanks everybody who sent your regards and 'likes' this week. With our emphasis on substance abuse as brain damage and the help for it, please stay tuned for some good information from us and others working in the field of brain repair.


Fact & Fiction: Nutrition in the Kitchen with Dr. Mark Hyman - TBWWP

Dr. Mark Hyman co-author of The Daniel Plan, transformed the health of a friend of mine through his healthy diet approach:

This episode of The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast features information, tips, and how to's on nutrition, disease, and the food industry. Dr. Mark Hyman is a ph...


Dr. Stuller Discusses the Integrative Approach to Treating Addiction

Elizabeth Stuller M.D., Amen Clinics, brain structures and function regarding addiction: Dr. Elizabeth Stuller works with Amen Clinics in Reston, VA. She specializes in addiction medicine and is double bo... 05/05/2018

Reverse Brain Trauma Today? | Amen Clinics

The unexpected effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Did you ever think that the connection between substance abuse, depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, school failure....Watch this from Daniel Amen M.D. Is there a way to reverse the damage of brain trauma? Learn more about the process of Identifying and treating brain damage from the pros at Amen Clinics!


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