We approach afflictions of spirit, mind and body with the compassion and authority of Christ, who was full of grace and truth. Our approach can vary depending on the needs of the person, amount of time we have available and the setting that we find ourselves in. We take into account the situation, what the person reports to us, and our spiritual discernment. We rely heavily on the voice of the Holy Spirit to guide us.
Some situations call for time and dialogue, others can be handled fairly quickly and simply. We have seen people helped in minutes, others after a longer process involving dialogue and prayer. We stay flexible and use our experience and discernment to guide us.