As of September, 2014, NMASERVIC, a division of NMCA, has entered a dormant period of indeterminate duration.

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"When you welcome your emotions as teachers,
every emotion brings good news,
even the ones that are painful."

~ Gary Zukav & Linda Francis




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“Counselor in the Spotlight randomly features a NMASERVIC member counselor. The views presented by individual counselors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of NMASERVIC.”


Welcome to New Mexico Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling


As of September, 2014, NMASERVIC, a division of NMCA, has entered a dormant period of indeterminate duration.

NMASERVIC creates an environment to empower the expression, exploration, development and research of evolving spiritual, ethical and religious values as they relate to the person, to society, and to the profession of counseling and human development.

We honor the diversity of humanity and the diverse expressions of the human spirit. We are the New Mexico branch of ASERVIC, a national organization of counselors and human development professionals who believe spiritual, ethical, and religious values are essential to the overall development of the person and are committed to integrating these values into the counseling process.


NMASERVIC is a division of the New Mexico Counseling Association (NMCA) and was chartered in 1995. Membership with NMASERVIC is obtained by first being a member of NMCA.

You can find more Information about NMCA here.

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Recipes for Self-Love (Author Unknoown)

Take full responsibility for your life.
Stop blaming others.
See yourself as the cause of what happens to you.

Do things you like to do.
Don't stay in a job you don't like.
Participate in life at the highest level you can.

Stop terrorising yourself with your thoughts.
Be gentle and kind and patient with yourself.

Give yourself the simple pleasures of life abundantly.
Wear clothes you feel good in, get a massage etc.

Watch what you say. Avoid self put-downs.
Stop being critical of yourself and others.

Take care of your body.
Give it exercise and good food.

Be willing to create a life-style that generates and nourishes self-esteem.
Associate with others with high esteem.

Acknowledge yourself frequently.
Keep a diary of your successes and accomplishments.

Avoid comparing yourself with others.
Remember that it's who we are, not what we do, that's important

Give yourself permission to do nothing periodically.
Schedule time by yourself.

Frequently take deep breaths.
Discover the benefit and pleasure of breathing fully.

Eat first class frequently.
Don't look at the right side of the menu.

Stop trying to change others.
Focus your attention on being the way you want others to be.

Look into a mirror regularly
and say "I love you, I really love you".

Stop feeling guilty and saying "I'm sorry".
See mistakes as valuable lessons and avoid judging yourself.

Consciously generate positive thoughts and feelings of self-love
in place of old thoughts of inadequacy.

Be willing to laugh at yourself and at life.
Stop taking yourself so seriously.

Accept compliments from others without embarrassment.
Don't invalidate their positive thoughts and feelings about you.

Be kind to your mind.
Don't hate yourself for having negative thoughts.
Gently change your thoughts.

Keep your awareness and your thoughts focussed in present time
instead of living in the past or future.

Acknowledge others frequently.
Tell them what you like and appreciate in them.

Invest money in yourself.
Go to seminars, workshops and courses that develop your talents.

Make a list of 10 things
you love doing and do them frequently.

Treat yourself as you would treat someone you really loved.
Praise yourself.