When nerve damage left his hand shaking badly, artist Phil Hansen learned to embrace this limitation, leading to more creativity than he could have imagined. His message of embracing limitations offers hope for those facing mental illness.
Ed is a therapist in private practice in Waco, TX and a lecturer at Baylor University. He is a graduate of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Baylor University. Previously he received his M.S. from Loyola University Maryland and studied engineering at The Catholic University of America as an undergraduate. He has always been intrigued by the power of relationships to both hurt and heal. During work as a youth minister he came in contact with individuals whose woundedness demanded more than just pastoral ministry and an understanding of theology. This experience prompted a leap of faith into training in clinical psychology. That experience has been transformative, illuminating both human experience generally, as well as his own patterns, gifts and flaws. He hopes that his writing helps others toward more vibrant, holy, healthy lives by meshing the wisdom of faith and psychological understanding.