Imagine this: you’re taught that prayer means to talk to God by sitting still, being quiet, sharing your thoughts, feelings, and needs internally, and patiently listening to God’s response. You try this and find yourself fidgeting, squirming, unable to sit still, constantly losing your train of thought, focusing on everything but God, and being distractedContinue reading “ADHD & Prayer”
Depression can have a great impact on our prayer life. When we’re feeling depressed, we tend to have less energy, decreased motivation, negative moods, negative thoughts, and feelings of apathy. This can make it incredibly difficult to even show up to prayer. Here’s some guidance for how to pray when you’re feeling depressed: Show up.Continue reading “Depression & Prayer”
We could all use some extra support when it comes to our mental health. Here’s some gift ideas for yourself or others that can help provide mental and emotional support. Books There are so many great books available on just about any mental health topic. Seeking out reliable information to learn more about ourselves andContinue reading “Gift Ideas for Supporting Your Mental Health”
Grief is an experience we encounter at many times in our life. Grief is our response to loss. We can encounter grief when faced with any loss, such as death, a breakup, the ending of a job, or moving. Grief can be a complicated and overwhelming experience and is often tricky to navigate on ourContinue reading “Grief”
In this episode, I talk with Taylor Drapela about her journey with anxiety and intrusive thoughts. We take an honest look at intrusive thoughts and share practical wisdom on finding healing and peace. Taylor’s book recommendation: Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts by Sally Winston
In this solo episode, I talk about the gift and discomfort of offering space for others to feel and express their feelings without fixing and how we can give this gift to ourselves. I also share the practical details about finding a counselor, beginning the counseling process, and what counseling looks like.
In this episode, I talk with Debbie Johnson about various forms of grief, her own experience in journeying through loss, and practical ways to find healing in the midst of major suffering.
In this episode, I talk about what healing actually is. Healing is a term I use a lot, but what does it actually mean to be healed? I talk about what we need healing from, signs that we may need healing in our lives, and some ways this healing actually happens. Support the podcast onContinue reading “What is Healing?”
When we’re feeling sad, upset, depressed, or scared, there’s lots of ways for others to show support and help us not feel so alone. However, there’s also lots of phrases we tend to say that aren’t so helpful. In this episode, I have a great conversation with my sister, Emily, about her experience of anxietyContinue reading “What not to say to someone in pain”
In this solo episode, I talk about the pitfalls of negative thinking, the importance of being aware of our feelings, and how Jesus teaches us to share our burdens. Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theabidecounselingpodcast?fan_landing=true Continue the conversation on the Abide Counseling Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/682731989324441