Three Trails EFAP
Connections Newsletter 2012 Spring


PortraitRicardo is a native of Argentina and speaks several different languages including Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. He moved to Wyoming from Hawaii where he had a private practice in marital and family therapy. Ricardo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Hawaii, Utah and Wyoming. He is also a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

His education includes undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education from Argentina, and Business Management from BYU-Hawaii. He holds a Masters degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and Marriage and Family Therapy from the American School of Psychology, Argosy University. Mr. Sauque has solid experience working with families in distress. He enjoys working with children and adolescents.

He has been married to the love of his life, Koomesoo for more than 33 years. They have 4 children and are doting grandparents. In addition to working in the marital field, Ricardo has been a business executive, college lecturer and youth program & literacy mentor. He enjoys outdoor activities, staying in shape and reading.


Wesley graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Master of Science in Counselor Education and a Bachelor of Science in Human Communication. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Wyoming and is also a National Certified Counselor.

Wesley's theoretical background is centered in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. By using this theoretical background, Wesley is able to give his clients the knowledge and power they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Wesley is currently working full time at Casper College as a Career Counselor where he also teaches a variety of courses. When he is not working, Wesley enjoys baking, photography, and spending time with his family.

Wesley's hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

PortraitGroups and Training:
Becoming a Love and Logic Parent Training Course

Beginning Tuesday, March 13 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and running for 7 weeks, Christy Jindrick-Tholl will offer the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent training course. The course will be held at Park Elementary School located at 140 W 9th, Casper, WY.

The Becoming a Love and Logic Parent curriculum was developed by Jim Fay, Charles Fay, Ph.D., and Foster W Cline, M.D. of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., in Golden, Colorado. Christy is an independent facilitator of the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent curriculum.

Please call Lynette Cotton at 237-5750 for enrollment information and to be placed on the participant list.

This website is not associated with or sponsored by the Love & Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic is a registered trademark of the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. Love and Logic was founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D. with continued creative and operational direction by Charles Fay, Ph. D. It is based on the experience of a combined total of over 100 years working with and raising kids and is based on a psychologically sound parenting and teaching philosophy called Love and Logic. For more information, please go to or call 800-338-4065.

Ricardo has been conducting a Stress Management Course for the City of Casper that has been well attended. He will be conducting several more and would be more than happy to talk to any of our members regarding stress management for your employees.

The following is an outline of the discourse:

Stress!by Ricardo Sauque

Life imposes many demands and challenges in our daily existence. Stress is one of them and is present in many circumstances and in many forms. In addition, uncontrolled stress can kill us or unable us to perform normally.

Despite many assertions by so called "gurus", stress is manageable, can help to reach our potential and give us many satisfactions.


  • (Power): " Having control over outcomes (people, events)"
  • (Status): " Having respect and admiration in the eyes of others"
  • (Anxiety):" No more than fears"
  • (Anger): " It is within ourselves, we own our anger"
  • (PTDS): " Exposure to a traumatic stressor (event) as:
    • Witness to physical event to our own personal event, such as death threat, serious injury to physical integrity"
    • Fears
    • Helplessness
    • Recurrent images, feelings or perceptions
    • Physical, mental, emotional symptoms
  • (Projection): " Our own insecurities or faults on others (politicians, children, criminals)"

" Interaction between individuals and environment"

  1. (Internal Forces):
     Concepts, interpretations of reality, worries, regrets, anxiety.
  2. (External Forces):
    Fight or flight.
     When, why, who, where.


We always need to respond to stress in a positive way, it is possible and rewarding when we have ways to reduce negative stress in our daily existence.


Is this really a square?

An optical illusion is difference between reality and what the brain thinks its seeing. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a image that does not agree with a physical measurement of the source. There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, tilt, colour, movement), and cognitive illusions where the eye and brain make unconscious inferences.

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