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Sagrado Corazón Prayer Center. Mexico City​

The Sagrado Corazón Prayer Center was founded in 1983 by Elia María Barnetche de Maqueo, Ma. Esther Barnetche and Tesha Prieto de Martínez Báez who at the time, were part of the prayer for the sick ministry at Holy Cross Parish in Pedregal when Fr. Anselmo Murillo, MSpS was the Parish Priest.

Elia, Ma. Esther and Tesha met Fr. James J. Wheeler, S.J at an ACT (Association for Christian Therapists) meeting of which they were part of since 1978. Fr. Wheeler invited them to do the SSG The “School for Spiritual Growth and Inner Healing” program based on the exercises of St. Ignatius. When they finished, they asked his authorization to translate and share it with fellow ministry parishioners whom they thought would greatly benefit from it. ​

Fr. Wheeler authorized the translation and invited them to take the SSD (School for Spiritual Direction), each one lasting two years.

While all this was happening, the idea to start a center in Mexico City, similar to the one father Wheeler had in Albuquerque and New York grew. This would allow not only to minister one to one but also to teach the SSG “School for Spiritual Growth and Inner Healing”.

In 1989 Maria Esther, Elia and Tesha wrote two books on Codependence: “I want to be Free” and “Free from Addictions”. The first book was broadly promoted and successful. This brought to the center many people seeking to heal through prayer and the invitation to be broadcasted on radio and TV as part of a ministry that would reach a larger number of people who would be exposed to prayer.

Several Prayer Centers have been formed as a fruit of the growth, programs and presence of the Prayer Center in other parts of the country because of the many requests received to bring the workshops.

SWe are acknowledged as an Association of Lay Catholic by a Decree signed by Monsignor Felipe Tejeda García MSpS extended by the III Epicospal Vicariate of the Archdiocese of Mexico.

MISSION Y VISIÓN


"Be constant in Prayer." Colosenses 4, 2

The Sacred Heart Prayer Center has as its Mission the integral growth of the person and the physical, emotional and spiritual healing through the programs, workshops and personal inner healing prayer processes.
It aims to bring people to an encounter with a living Jesus. Therefore all our efforts aim to help those in need of the merciful and healing love of Jesus so that through Him, they can find themselves.
We tend mainly to the spiritual part of man, through inner healing and working towards the overall integral growth of a person.
From its beginnings Sacred Heart Prayer Center has had as its priority the attention of priests, people in a consecrated life and committed lay people to the Church.

VISIÓN
"My house shall be called House of Prayer by all people." Isaiah 56, 7
The Sacred Heart Prayer Center is an oasis in the mist of the city where Jesus is present for those who need Him.

WORKSHOPS AND SERVICIES

CODEPENDENCE RESIDENTIAL CLINIC

Intensive treatment for codependence in a secure and separate environment of the participant’s everyday life, in order to fully enter the personal work.
Applying the tools and methods of "The Meadows" Clinic for recovering Codependents in Phoenix, Arizona, we use varied therapeutic tools based on the Post-induction therapy, developed by Pia Mellody, recognized by professionals dedicated to addictions, as an authority on this field. We work in groups of six to eight people.

QUIERO SER LIBRE I: SANACIÓN DE LA CODEPENDENCIA

A lo largo de más de veinte años que hemos trabajado con personas adictas a las relaciones enfermas impartiendo talleres de Codependencia, hemos constatado que a pesar de que hemos sido creados para ser felices, para amar y ser amados, en el curso de la vida y por muy diversas razones, vamos perdiendo el contacto con este fin, y lo que es peor, con nosotros mismos, haciéndonos totalmente infelices

QUIERO SER LIBRE II : RECUPERACIÓN DE LA CODEPENDENCIA

Trabajar los asuntos esenciales y los pasos para la recuperación indispensables para sanar de la Codependencia en un ambiente seguro mediante el trabajo personal y de pequeño grupo, apoyados por un proceso de oración de Curación Interior.
Contenido:

  • Efecto del abuso en la autoestima.
  • Trabajo personal para acrecentar la autoestima.
  • Asuntos esenciales para cambiar de una Codependencia a una coparticipación positiva en las relaciones.
  • Aprendizaje de Límites sanos.
  • Distorsión del pensamiento.
  • Inventario sobre los defectos de carácter.
  • Clarificación Valores y virtudes.
  • ORAR PARA SANAR

    Este curso nos brinda la oportunidad de aprender a orar y conocer el poder maravilloso que tiene la oración en la sanación interior. El propósito es poder sanar las diferentes heridas que nos han marcado en nuestra vida y que hoy por hoy repercuten en nuestra persona y en nuestras relaciones. Estas heridas tienen que ver con nuestra historia, de ahí que sea importante poder tocarlas con el amor sanador de Jesús. La única manera de poder lidiar con tanto dolor es a través de la presencia de Jesús y de la ayuda tan valiosa de la oración.
    En este curso vas a poder recordar momentos significativos de tu vida que te dejaron una huella y escuchar las experiencias de otras personas que te pondrán en contacto quizá con recuerdos que ya habías olvidado por la magnitud del dolor que te causaron. La gracia de Dios te los va a ir revelando poco a poco, además de acompañarte en este proceso.

    SANANDO MI HISTORIA

    El trabajo de Erik Erikson a través de las ocho etapas del desarrollo de la persona sana e integrada, nos ayuda a comprender la naturaleza de una persona en cada etapa. Nos muestra cuál es la virtud que se obtiene en cada etapa para que sepamos nuestra carencia y en fe, pidamos las gracias que necesitamos.
    Creemos en el Poder Sanador de Jesucristo y en su deseo de restaurar en nosotros nuestra capacidad de amar y ser amados, de recordar el camino que nos lleva a reconectarnos con Él y entrar en contacto con nuestro propósito en la vida.
    Este taller nos permite darnos cuenta de lo que no obtuvimos antes, por las razones que hayan sido, para obtenerlo ahora. Nunca es demasiado tarde para ayudarle a nuestro niño interior a crecer, obtener todo lo que no tuvo, vivir sus pérdidas y los procesos de perdón.

    LIBRE DEL ABUSO: SANACIÓN DEL NIÑO INTERIOR

    Es necesario tomar conciencia de que mucho del sufrimiento de nuestras vidas no tenemos que soportarlo como requisito de nuestra condición humana ya que la mayoría de las veces se debe a una herida primaria realizada en contra de lo más profundo de nuestra esencia humana.
    Este curso te lleva a descubrir el abuso que sufriste, a conocer las conductas abusivas de que fuiste objeto y a sanar dejando que tu verdadera identidad surja, perdonando a las personas que te lastimaron y empezar a ser feliz.
    Algunos de los abusos que trataremos serán el físico, emocional, sexual y espiritual.

    ​LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT WORKSHOP

    The human being is born with the purpose to love and be loved. These experiences of love from earliest childhood, allow us to feel connected with ourselves, with others, with God and the universe. Sometimes, for different experiences in life, these bridges that connect us to the sources of love are broken, creating a deep sense of loss and grief.
    This workshop has the purpose to help us learn how to process losses, living one loss at a time, such as:

  • Not having had parents who loved us as we needed and deserved.
  • Not having a healthy family environment.
  • Losing a family member through death, travel, divorce, etc.
  • Losing economic stability.
  • The list of losses and grief can be endless and therefore the need to learn to process them, in order to be able to live in the present moment.

    LOVE TOWARDS ONESELF: HEALING OF SELF ESTEEM

    Who loves himself is capable of loving and acknowledging others. This workshop has as its goal to help you:

  • Define self-esteem
  • Acknowledge where it comes from.
  • Evaluate your self-esteem
  • Facilitate a change of dysfunctional attitudes towards the self for more functional ones.

  • It also allows you to discover how a low self-esteem sabotages your achievements in life establishing wrong beliefs about your dignity and worth a person; affecting your behavior, your abilities, your way of relating in your family, work and social and preventing you to achieve your goals.

    ​FROM DEPRESSION TO HOPE

    This is a workshop that helps you so as to not sink more and more into depression. It helps you to heal little by little the dark moments of your life leading you to the light and to discover that the mission of every human being is to be free and happy. Depression prevents you from seeing the good in your life. It invites you to come out of the hole where this illness has sunk you. It brings you from sadness to seeing that your life has many options if you know how to find them and to discover by your faith that the pain suffered is not permanent, that you can come out of it and realize that you have never been alone, and that you can learn from depression and grow as a human being.Curso de fin de semana.

    ​HEALING FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

    It is never late to clear our own history, how it affected us, what we learned from it and the consequences that made us fear to love unconditionally. This program helps people to gain awareness of the quality of their relationships with their father, mother, brothers and sisters, and to learn how all this formed their personality acknowledging that sometimes it is necessary to start a deep process of forgiveness in order to be freed of resentments that threatens to destroy our health and sometimes our lives. ​

    HEALING MY INNER EMOTIONAL VOID

    The goal of this workshop is to help people enter in touch with their real feelings, know them, know their origin, and learn to work with them through different techniques..
    We will touch deeply in the following feelings.

  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Shame
  • Sadness
  • Fear

  • Whoever is not in touch with his/her emotions and feelings, has a barrier to be able to relate to others.

    SPECIALIZED WORKSHOPS IN CODEPENDENCE AND RECOVERY

    CODEPENDENCE

    Codependence is a disease that manifests itself, in the inability to relate in a healthy relationship, since codependents are not in touch with others because they are not, in touch with themselves. A codependent has self-esteem problems, setting functional boundaries, caring for their own needs and issues with maturity and dealing with reality.
    Codependence Workshops aim to help the participant to choose and engage in freer human relations:

    MI BODY'S WISDOM: BIOSPIRITUAL FOCUSING

    "It is not what you live that sickens you, but the way you carry these experiences in your body"
    ¿Did you know that your body holds the memory of what you have lived, even when your mind has denied or forgotten it?
    This workshop is based on the technique of Biospiritual Focusing, it teaches, in a simple and respectful way, the body language and the way feelings are expressed, enhancing therapeutic processes and favoring the Physical, emotional and spiritual integration.
    Whoever learns to get in touch with his / her feelings and what is real in him / her, everything changes in him even if nothing else changes for him. ​.

    INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP:
    BIRTH TRAUMA

    Prenatal studies have shown with certainty, that all our experiences in the womb, from conception to birth, produce a significant and prolonged effect on our lives, forming a template in which our physical, emotional and spiritual development is supported.
    In this way, stressful events experienced by parents during the pregnancy of the baby such as: stressful relationship, difficult economic situation, family problems, illness, losses of all kinds, abuse, etc., cause a great deal of suffering and stress in the baby.
    Much greater suffering and stress will be brought to the baby if it was a high-risk pregnancy, there was separation from the mother for several days, the baby was put in an incubator, not to mention when the baby was an unwanted child, the parents were afraid to lose the baby or had thoughts of or attempted abortion, he/she was given up for adoption.
    Even if the pregnancy developed in the best of conditions, the process of birth itself is a stressful and traumatic event for the baby, especially when there were obstetric interventions such as: Caesarean section, forceps, anesthesia, use of inductors, etc. ., that many of them are necessary to save the life of the baby or the mother, but many others could have been avoided.
    In any of the above situations, such events are potentially traumatic and produce shock, leaving the baby pre and perinatal memories which have negative and lasting impacts, that affect the child’s development.

    WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO RESOLVE
    This trauma or shock can leave physical scars as orthopedic problems, other diseases, motor disorders, cerebral palsy, neurological damage, etc.
    It can also manifest itself in psychological and emotional aspects such as hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, excessive crying or inability to cry, difficulty feeding, lack of sleep, sudden anger, phobias, a tendency to leave things unfinished, problems with authority, inability to form healthy bonds, inability to perform work, difficulty making decisions, among many others.
    These consequences will not disappear while the shock is not resolved and remain limiting the integral development of the person: baby, child, youth or adult. In our experience the gains that have been achieved with this treatment are that the person discovers the roots of his/her limitations, the treatment help solve the shock and the person acquires power to change what he/she feels the need to change.
    Treatment of Birth Trauma brings hope because it is never too late to live better