Book Review: The Twenty-one Skills of Spiritual intelligence

Reviewed by Michael Winters, PhD Of what does the human spirit consist? Can spiritual development be measured? Is it possible to intentionally develop human spirit? These questions are fundamental to a new book by Houstonian, Cindy Wigglesworth. The book – SQ21: The Twenty-one Skills of Spiritual Intelligence explores not only the measurement, but also the […]

Michael in Violence TV Interview

Michael was interviewed by Channel 39 (CW39) on the subject of following through with rampages that could have been premeditated for a long time.  Michael provides his expert analysis to help better understand the matter. Michael Winters in TV Interview with CW39 on Violence and Following Through with Rampages

The Marathon of Life

I remember my first marathon in July 2010. No, I did not run, but was there at the finish line with Kelly to cheer on Laura, our daughter, participating in her first half-marathon. To be perfectly honest – the thought of getting up before 5:00 am to take Laura down to San Francisco Bay and […]

Franklian Psychology: An Introduction to Logotherapy

Dates: March 1 and 2, 2013 Location: Houston, Texas Cost: $200 Credit: 15 hour continuing education credit Instructor: Michael Winters, Ph.D., Diplomate in Logotherapy The primary objective of this course is to provide a foundation in Franklian Psychology and familiarize participants with Viktor E. Frankl’s existential approach to the fundamental motivating factor in human existence […]

Can We Have Spiritual Health and Financial Wealth?

Date: Sat, Apr 6 Time: 10 am – 1 pm Location: The Jung Center, Houston, TX Cost: $60 ($50 Jung Center members) Instructor: Michael Winters, Ph.D., Diplomate in Logotherapy Click here to see the Jung Houston page for this class. Description Is there a conflict between the spiritual life and material comfort? Major world religions […]

Emerging Ethical Challenges in a Changing Landscape

Date: Sep 28, 8:30 am – 12 pm Location: The United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007 Cost: $30-90 (See HPA site at Presenters: Michael Winters, PhD and Kristin Scheel, J.D. Schedule: 8:30am – 9:00am:  Registration & Networking 9:00am – 12:00pm: Ethics Program More Information: Please visit the HPA website […]

One-Conditional Love

I’ve been thinking about the phrase “unconditional love” lately. It is hard for me to imagine anything being unconditional. It seems that the very fabric of US culture is based on conditional logic – if A then B, etc. Indeed, perhaps even our language itself is based on this conditional logic. So, if there cannot […]

Supernatural Monogamy: The Choice to Stay Faithful

A recent Houston Chronicle Blog by Kayt Sukel titled Rethinking Monogamy stated that Monogamy might not be “natural” as most mammals are not monogamous. Even mammals that partner for life, like prairie voles, may have sexual affairs. Sukel concludes that there is “no biological evidence to suggest that human beings are naturally monogamous.” I agree […]

Welcoming Hunger

It is well established that diets do not work! Ninety-five percent of people who loose weight on a diet have regained the weight that they lost within three years. In fact, there is much evidence that diets cause weight gain, by creating a sense of deprivation that tricks the body into believing it is starving. […]

Choice and Responsibility: Being in Charge of Life

Date: Oct 11 Time: 6 – 7:30 pm Location: The Jung Center, Houston, TX Cost: $20 ($15 Jung Center members) Instructors: Michael Winters, PhD Click here to see the Jung Houston page for this program. Description What does it mean to take responsibility? How do the choices I make define who I am? If I […]