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Hi there! Welcome to Christian Emotional Recovery, a podcast for survivors of childhood trauma, childhood emotional neglect, childhood narcissistic abuse, and any form of trauma. Many of us spend years trying to heal, and don't get anywhere. We don't always target the trauma itself, which is so often what keeps us stuck. The nature of trauma is that it literally becomes lodged in our brains and bodies. Trauma must be targeted where it's at, deep in our bodies and minds. This podcast is where faith meets science. I’m Rachel Leroy, a college professor and trauma survivor. I’m an emotional recovery expert with twenty years of experience applying healing modalities that helped me start making progress after nothing else worked. I'll show you how to do the same. We use traditional methods for drawing close to Christ, but we also use strategies and modalities such as meditation, EFT, and body work. Each week we'll cover a topic that will show you how to heal trauma for good. I'll teach you to access the deeper parts of your mind where the key to healing resides through specific and concrete strategies that will help you get into those deeper places in the mind--the places where you'll find the healing you've always sought and never gotten. God does heal, but not always in the ways we expect. Recovery takes time.This podcast is for people who are serious about healing and are willing to do the hard, difficult work to heal. Healing ain't for the faint-hearted! This groups offers actionable strategies that target the nature and root of trauma and get actual results. Please check out the website and show notes at Christianemotionalrecovery.com and join the Facebook community, Trauma Survivors Unite: Christian Emotional Recovery. Subscribe to Christian Emotional Recovery Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4a5jGXZ0-qzPINAspnLwPw?view_as=subscribe

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Hi there! Welcome to Christian Emotional Recovery, a podcast for survivors of childhood trauma, childhood emotional neglect, childhood narcissistic abuse, and any form of trauma. Many of us spend years trying to heal, and don't get anywhere. We don't always target the trauma itself, which is so often what keeps us stuck. The nature of trauma is that it literally becomes lodged in our brains and bodies. Trauma must be targeted where it's at, deep in our bodies and minds. This podcast is where faith meets science. I’m Rachel Leroy, a college professor and trauma survivor. I’m an emotional recovery expert with twenty years of experience applying healing modalities that helped me start making progress after nothing else worked. I'll show you how to do the same. We use traditional methods for drawing close to Christ, but we also use strategies and modalities such as meditation, EFT, and body work. Each week we'll cover a topic that will show you how to heal trauma for good. I'll teach you to access the deeper parts of your mind where the key to healing resides through specific and concrete strategies that will help you get into those deeper places in the mind--the places where you'll find the healing you've always sought and never gotten. God does heal, but not always in the ways we expect. Recovery takes time.This podcast is for people who are serious about healing and are willing to do the hard, difficult work to heal. Healing ain't for the faint-hearted! This groups offers actionable strategies that target the nature and root of trauma and get actual results. Please check out the website and show notes at Christianemotionalrecovery.com and join the Facebook community, Trauma Survivors Unite: Christian Emotional Recovery. Subscribe to Christian Emotional Recovery Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4a5jGXZ0-qzPINAspnLwPw?view_as=subscribe

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Episode 9 Season 4: Why The Pursuit of Peace and Acceptance is Everything

7/22/2024
Episode Description Why The Pursuit of Peace and Acceptance Is Everything discusses the nature pursuing of peace and acceptance, what it looks like through a beloved character, Winnie the Pooh, and how we can practice this simplicity and acceptance on our healing journey like Pooh, to help overcome trauma with more flow, ease, and simplicity. Overcoming trauma isn't easy, and sometimes life can be difficult, but we don't have to struggle against it. This adds to suffering, whereas acceptance and nonresistance bring peace. Then we discuss the wisdom of Ecclesiastes and how pursuing peace, acceptance, and simplicity are biblical concepts that can help us overcome trauma, struggle, and complicating situations. By pursuing peace, simplicity, and acceptance, we give ourselves a better foundation for effective trauma healing, and we live a more enjoyable life free of struggle and striving as God intended. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro to Episode 2:47 Intro to Topic 8:47 Why The Pursuit of Peace and Acceptance Is Everything 27:06 The Wisdom of Ecclesiastes on Acceptance and Letting Go 45:35 How the Pursuit of Peace and Acceptance Help the Trauma Survivor Sources FREE A.C.O.R.N Infographic: Mentioned at 50:45 in the episode, the free A.C.O.R.N download is a guide to help you process and deal with difficult emotions. A.C.O.R.N Meditation Bundle is a meditation bundle you can purchase to help you process affordably difficult emotions using the A.C.O.R.N technique. You can download these and they are yours forever to use offline free of ads. A.C.O.R.N Meditations on YouTube: These are the free versions of the A.C.O.R.N meditations to help you process difficult emotions. Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:52:41

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Episode 8 Season 4: Therapies and Practices to Release Trauma From the Body

7/8/2024
Episode Description If you have experienced trauma, these experiences get stored in your body's memory, literally on a physical or somatic level. This unreleased trauma manifests in our emotions, behaviors, and health since it hasn't been resolved or released, and we pay a price. However, there is hope. We are not stuck with trauma. God has given us modern techniques to help us release trauma from the body. In Therapies and Practices to Release Trauma from the Body, we discuss how trauma gets trapped in the body based and it's impact on the brain, neural network, and our health. We then review practices you can use to release trauma somatically from the body to help you heal complex trauma, going more in-depth on how trauma releases from the body from a physiological standpoint. Lastly, we discuss therapies that can help us release trauma from the body, including using biofeedback to monitor physical responses as we release trauma and do healing work. God has given us tools to help us release trauma we never asked for, and there is hope to live the life God meant for us to live. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro 4:29 How Trauma Gets Trapped in the Body 16:09 Practices to Release Trauma From the Body 30:44 Therapies to Release Trauma From the Body 40:20 How Biofeedback Can Heal Trauma in the Body Sources Benefits of Biofeedback at Profoundtreatment.com, no author given How to Release Trauma From the Body by Amber Foster, LCSW-S, medically reviewed by Heidi Moawad, MD in Choosing Therapy Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:48:54

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Episode 7 Season 4: Coming out of the F.O.G.

6/24/2024
Episode Description In Coming out of the F.O.G., we discuss the acronym, Fear, Obligation, and Guilt, which creates the acronym F.O.G. Much like the word "fog," emotional manipulators will often use fear, obligation, and guilt to confuse and control people, particularly those who are sensitive, compassionate, empathetic, and may be prone to codependency. This can make sensitive Christians especially vulnerable, since they tend have a strong level of conscientiousness. Manipulators like to use tactics that will make others question themselves and their motives, often using gaslighting to keep the other person off balance. Though we are called by God to help others, it's important we examine our motives. If others are exploiting our good will with guilt to get us to do things, this is not from God. Knowing the strategies that emotional blackmailers use will help you to identify their tactics, respond constructively, protect yourself, and get your life back, so you can live the life God intended you to live. You can be free of these tactics and help others knowing your motives come from genuine love and care for others. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro 4:28 Intro to Coming out of the F.O.G. 9:16 What is F.O.G. 21:31 What F.O.G. and Emotional Manipulation Look Like 36:03 How Christians, Empaths, and Codependents Can Be Vulnerable 42:48 Ways to Respond to F.O.G. and Emotional Blackmail CLICK HERE TO SEE RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t-_3YZ0bG1SJ9X6X3wlG7FrlkSdadYR6frhLd9Nu0V8/edit?usp=sharing Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:01:04:58

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Episode 6 Season 4: Healing Unworthiness: Just a Reminder That You Matter and You Are Loved

6/3/2024
Episode Description This week, this episode reminds you of your worth, both in Christ and your intrinsic worth. Your value comes from both the fact that you are in Christ and that you are you. Sometimes we need to be reminded that we are worthy, that we have unconditional value at our core, and that nothing that has happened to us or that we feel changes that. We may have been programmed with trauma, but our worth and core identity is still the same. Just as God and His love for us don't change, neither does our worthiness. We matter, we are loved, and God loves us, and sometimes we just need to remember this. Resources Episodes Mentioned in the Podcast Erikson's Stages of Development and Adverse Childhood Experiences Why We Need to Take a More integrated Approach in our Theology Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:26:19

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Episode 5 Season 4: Subtle Types and Forms of Abuse and What to Do About Them

5/20/2024
Episode Description In Subtle Types and Forms of Abuse and What to Do About Them, we discuss the hidden nature of certain types and forms of abuse and why these forms of abuse often go unnoticed, why the survivor doesn't always believe it is abuse, and how certain people use these forms sow doubt and confusion in the survivor as a form of control and manipulation. The unique nature of this kind of abuse is often unnoticed or not believed by outsiders. However, by learning to identify and understand these forms of abuse, we are able to understand what is happening to us if we are in a situation with hidden and subtle abuse, while distinguishing between abuse and normal human flaws in a relationship that we all have. When we can identify these forms of abuse and call them by their name, we can validate our experiences, know our experiences are real, seek help and resources that can help us untangle this confusion, and get our lives back so we can find clarity and safety in our lives, living the life God intended us to live. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro 6:00 Intro to Subtle Forms and Types of Abuse 10:25 What Are Some of the Subtle Signs of Abuse? 27:06 Why Are Subtle Forms of Abuse Easy to Miss? 50:07 Subtle Abuse in Churches Religious Communities 52:55 How to Detect and Heal Subtle Forms of Abuse To view resources, go HERE. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HKq9dBS-VXjFYkAT2mdOcjNKAfL5B6fC4Mz8czio-c0/edit?usp=sharing Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:01:04:40

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Episode 4 Season 4: Trauma Reenactments

4/29/2024
Episode Description In Trauma Reenactments, we discuss what trauma reenactments are, why they happen, and practices to help us identify, stop, and prevent them from happening again. Trauma reenactments are patterns we repeat again and again similar to traumas in the past. They can be pervasive and difficult to notice, because we may believe they are "just the way things are." But they're not. While these patterns are not our fault, if we are able to identify these reenactments, be honest about what they are and where they come from, and create more space between a trigger and a reaction, we are able to gain power over the moment when a trauma reenactment starts to occur, or to stop one that is already occurring. By changing our reaction, we create a new habit, which allows us to heal our trauma reenactments and create space for positive and healthy habits, responses, and relationships in our lives. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro 4:21 Intro to Trauma Reenactments 6:49 What Are Trauma Reenactments and Why Do They Occur? 11:14 Why Do Trauma Reenactments Occur? 20:56 Reenactments in Close Relationships 25:52 What Are Ways to Heal, Prevent, and Overcome Reenactments? 40:53 Practices to Help You Heal Trauma Reenactments To view sources, go HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eUDTXEehuW_3U6lL9POSvA2bJQI_t7McxIN-4E3p2xA/edit?usp=sharing Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:46:22

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Episode 3 Season 4: The Power of Shame and What to Do About It

4/15/2024
Episode Description Shame is probably the most powerful and deeply rooted core wound we can have, and it's often a result of abuse, neglect, and trauma. In The Power of Shame and What to Do About It, we discuss what shame is, its origins, and the insidious nature of shame, including how it comes from the enemy. This episode discusses the deep power of shame, what it does to us, and how pervasive it can be on an unconscious level, including the difference between guilt and shame. Guilt states "I made a mistake," and shame states, "I am bad" or "there's something wrong with me." We discuss how it's important to distinguish these two and become aware of our shame. This episode then shows how love, validation, and bringing shame into the light can help us heal it, knowing we're not alone. We discuss specific practices and strategies to heal shame, as well as the powerful results of healing shame, like a weight has been lifted from our shoulders. Through healing shame, we can feel better and live the life God meant for us to live. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro to New Episode 4:48 Nature, Definition, and Origins of Shame 15:41 Symptoms. Power, and Impact of Shame 23:13 The Deep Power of Shame and What it Does 27:00 How We Can Heal Our Shame 37:56 Specific Practices to Heal Shame 42:59 Power and Results of Healing Our Shame To view sources, go HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bHmGK6xQhCMfyqaOkDqmHFuqWfEg_NYkvU_39N76dk8/edit?usp=sharing Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:46:53

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Episode 2 Season 4: Dealing with Uncertainty

4/1/2024
Episode Description Dealing with Uncertainty is something we all deal with. For those of us on the healing path, dealing with difficult emotions, and trying to work through trauma, uncertainty can be even more challenging bring up a lot of anxiety in the body at times. This episode discusses what to do during times of uncertainty from a trauma informed approach, how meditating scripture can be a healing balm during these times, and how practicing a strategy called "groundlessness" can help us deal with uncertainty. By accepting the nature of life and uncertainty with acceptance, surrender, and groundlessness, we can start to find, that ironically, we have God as our anchor and can create more stability at all times. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro to New Episode 4:47 Intro to Dealing with Uncertainty 8:45 What to Do During Times of Uncertainty 15:04 Scriptures for Dealing with Uncertainty 23:05 What is Groundlessness and How Can it Help Me? Sources AcceptanceChristian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:45:22

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Episode 1 Season 4: Staying on the Healing Path

3/18/2024
Episode Description Welcome to a new season. Staying on the Healing Path starts the new season by sharing with you tips to help you stay on the healing journey. We often think of the healing journey as linear, but it tends to have ebbs, flows, and cycles, even though we move forward overall if we stay on the path. This episode discusses the nature of the healing journey, how the natural progression of healing is three steps forward and two steps back, and how we can approach the healing path with the right mindset. Then the podcast discusses how to deal with inevitable interruptions of our healing practice by discussing how we should approach setbacks, slacking, and obstacles on the journey and our daily practice, as they are a natural part of the path. Lastly, we discuss how to customize your daily practice to your unique nature, needs, situation, and changing experience to help you take the journey with a healthy, constructive, and realistic approach to taking a step toward the healing God can give you every day. We just need to show up. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro to New Episode and Season 4:54 The Nature of the Healing Journey 7:01 Natural Challenges, Ebbs, and Shifts on the Healing Path 12:00 Dealing with Interruptions on the Healing Journey 16:42 What Is the Best Daily Practice for You? 25:18 Future Episodes of the Podcast Sources There are no sources for this podcast. Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:28:49

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2024 Podcast Update #2

3/5/2024
Welcome to Season 4! I'm excited for a new season of Christian Emotional Recovery. This episode includes updates on Season Four of Christian Emotional Recovery and the expenses that go into the podcast for transparency. These questions will be answered, plus you can learn about what goes into a podcast and learn how you can support Christian Emotional Recovery. ***Here is a breakdown of what goes into the podcast (expenses spreadsheet). *** Expenses Spreadsheet At This Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vZjQLESN_oY7TBJXNAze-ysN3G1tkxmq/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=112266298807594036821&rtpof=true&sd=true Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:12:37

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2024 Update

1/19/2024
Check out the resources at the website, podcast website, and check out opportunities to support the podcast and free resources linked in the shownotes. Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:06:13

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Episode 17 Season 3: Don't Make Trauma Your Whole Identity

11/27/2023
Episode Description Don't Make Trauma Your Whole Identity, discusses how trauma survivors have their entire brains rewired when they experience trauma. As a result, when we become aware of what has happened to us and start our healing journey, it can be challenging not to make trauma our entire identity. It's easy to get into a loop of overidentifying with trauma and what has happened to us, to the point we can get stuck. This isn't our fault, but we can do something about it. By separating our core identity with what happened to us, and by rewriting our identity, we can start to move past the trauma and not get stuck in this loop. No doubt, trauma impacts our identity, how we think, and how we live day to day, including how our "default mode network," or the part of our brain involved in identity, operates. However, how we relate to trauma, think about it, and work toward recovery can help us build a strong identity outside of our trauma. Additionally, knowing who we are in Christ and what God says about our identity helps us build a strong core self, so we can build a healthy identity separate and free from our trauma. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Info About Podcast 5:16 How Trauma Can Become Our Entire Identity 13:54 What is Identity? 16:37 Rewriting Your Identity 28:14 What Is the Default Mode Network? 33:47 How Does Trauma Impact Identity? 41:40 How We Think About Trauma to Move on From It 46:46 What Does God Say About Healing our Identity? GO HERE FOR SOURCES https://docs.google.com/document/d/15JybwJM2RcEKSxLhd-k7bacXMTafKAeeeJraln9JDhw/edit?usp=sharing Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:55:50

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Episode 16 Season 3: What's the Connection Between Love Languages and Healing Trauma?

11/13/2023
Episode Description What's the Connection Between Love Languages and Healing Trauma? discusses how we can harness the Five Love Languages, based on Gary Chapman's 1992 book of the same name, to cultivate a sense of safety, connection, and practice to help us heal trauma. This episode explains what the five love languages are, how they operate, and how people's love languages are often formed by unmet needs from childhood. We then discuss how our love languages can be our deepest vulnerability, but they can also be an entry point into our deepest sense of connection and safety, two essential parts of trauma healing. Lastly, the episode discusses how using the right healing practices based on your unique language will help you heal most effectively, how we can heal and find safety through our love language, and how we can help those we love find the same through their love language. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Info About Podcast 5:46 Intro to Topic and What Are the Five Love Languages? 21:10 What Determines Your Love Language? 29:12 How Your Love Language Is Your Deepest Insecurity 33:31 A Trauma Informed Approach to Love Languages: What Has Safety Got to Do With It? 54:48 How Can You Be Responsive to Others and Get What You Need Through the Love Languages? ***Click Here to See Sources*** https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZkWg_dAOMMpiPhXS6ejJNjh77t2WpG2nT1KijcWYyYY/edit?usp=sharing Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:01:00:04

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Episode 15 Season 3: An Interview With Megan Owen Cox

10/30/2023
For FULL Description, GO HERE. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cHI9NbBGvQg5UbcaQrS-R0HQ9r-fDhwOh8r7K2FNa14/edit?usp=sharing Megan's Bio: Fully-certified since 2012 as a crisis pastoral counselor (MAR, Pastoral Counseling), Megan has been successfully companioning clients all over the country while facilitating their self-growth. She offers crisis & spiritual process groups and individual Christian therapy, specializing in abuse, trauma, and dissociative disorders, utilizing therapeutic models such as Development Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Additionally, she is certified in bereavement therapy, crisis response with the AACC, trauma therapies and suicidology with CAMS. She is also a Chaplain, certified with the ACPE. Megan has written curriculum for a domestic violence non-profit advocacy program, spiritual processing groups & identity based therapeutic course. She has also been featured on many podcasts & conferences, such as Courage 365 with Ashley Easter, etc. Megan resides in Denver, CO, with her four adored and adoring children. She loves her job and will walk through the fire to help a client find healing. You can find her drinking hot coffee and breathing in the fresh mountain air, every chance she gets! We just began a new course for CPTSD and abuse survivors called SOURCE. This course is designed to bring you home to yourself. Please go here to get more info: https://www.mountaincitychristiancounseling.com/Courses Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

Duration:00:39:29

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Episode 14: Season 3: Rethinking Our Thoughts Part II: What Is Learned Helplessness and How Can I Overcome It?

10/16/2023
Rethinking Our Thoughts Part II: What Is Learned Helplessness and How Do I Overcome It? is the second part of a two part series. Last episode, we discussed cognitive distortions and how they contribute to the trauma cycle. Similarly, learned helplessness is "a condition in which a person has a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression," according to Oxford Languages. Learned helplessness is the opposite of grit, which we discuss often on the channel. This episode discusses how learned helplessness occurs, who it impacts, and how we can get our lives back by practicing it's opposite: Learned Optimism. which a is cultivated practice that helps us develop grit, hope, and flexibility in the face of adversity, even if we've experienced trauma in the past. Time Stamps 1:17 Intro to Topic 4:23 What Is Learned Helplessness? 22:36 Causes, Symptom, and Effects of Learned Helplessness 25:32 The Solution: Learned Optimism Sources: What Is Learned Helplessness? Medical News Today by Jayne Leonard Learned Helplessness and CPTSD Psych Central by Jared C. Pistoia Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin Seligman Season 1: Episode 8: Flip the Script of Your Life: Personal Narratives and Learned Optimism is episode recommended from this talk. Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

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Episode 13 Season 3: Rethinking Our Thoughts Part I: What Are Cognitive Distortions and How Can I Overcome Them?

10/2/2023
Episode Description Rethinking Our Thoughts Part I: What Are Cognitive Distortions and How Can I Overcome Them? discusses how hope is not just something we have in Christ, but is also something we can cultivate on the healing journey, even if we're feeling hopeless. We learn hope by practicing it daily. Investing in our healing and taking daily steps toward progress today can give us hope for the future. Think about a time you made good choices or cultivated healthy daily habits in the past that you are benefitting from now. Now connect this experience to a current difficulty. If you make good choices now, you are giving yourself something to look forward to and hope to your future self. However, the process cannot be forced. It's accepting our difficult emotions with compassion--and not forcing healing--that moves us forward in hope. But the path doesn't always appear on its own. Cultivating a daily practice, meditating on hope in Christ, and trying something constructive will move us forward. When we take a leap of faith, then the path appears. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro to Topic 5:30 What Are Cognitive Distortions? 18:16 What Causes Cognitive Distortions and Examples of Them 22:36 Why Working on Cognitive Distortions is Scriptural 26:28 The Ten Cognitive Distortions 1:00:00 Healing Cognitive Distortions FOR EPISODE RESOURCES, GO HERE https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IZVC2w3J721YzMEg84f1a7tH-8glzxQGeqxpOq9gg1c/edit?usp=sharing Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

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Episode 12 Season 3: The Power of Hope in Emotional Recovery

9/4/2023
The Power of Hope in Emotional Recovery discusses how hope is not just something we have in Christ, but is also something we can cultivate on the healing journey, even if we're feeling hopeless. We learn hope by practicing it daily. Investing in our healing and taking daily steps toward progress today can give us hope for the future. Think about a time you made good choices or cultivated healthy daily habits in the past that you are benefitting from now. Now connect this experience to a current difficulty. If you make good choices now, you are giving yourself something to look forward to and hope to your future self. However, the process cannot be forced. It's accepting our difficult emotions with compassion--and not forcing healing--that moves us forward in hope. But the path doesn't always appear on its own. Cultivating a daily practice, meditating on hope in Christ, and trying something constructive will move us forward. When we take a leap of faith, then the path appears. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro to Topic 3:45 The Nature of Hope on the Healing Journey 6:00 Investing in Healing Now helps Our Future Self 13:42 Acceptance Helps You Move Forward With Hope 19:59 Scriptures on Hope for Healing Trauma 25:38 A Step of Faith Toward Healing Makes the Path Appear FOR EPISODE RESOURCES, INCLUDING FREE RESOURCES GO HERE Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

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2023 Podcast Update

8/14/2023
2023 Podcast Update This unofficial episode includes updates to the platform and podcast. Check out this episode to learn the following: Listen on to find out more. Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

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Episode 11 Season 3: The Connection Between Trauma and Chronic Illness

8/7/2023
Please use this link for episode description and sources. Often, there isn't enough room to include these in this space, so I include links in Google: LINK TO DESCRIPTION, SOURCES, AND RESOURCES https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qnfbc_nUC8cuLecY1_an7JOLRR2O5orI2K4Ip-2g97E/edit?usp=sharing Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

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Episode 10 Season 3: Integrating Our Faith and Practice on the Healing Journey

7/24/2023
Episode Description Integrating Our Faith and Practice on the Healing Journey discusses the relationship between daily practices to heal trauma and our relationship with God. While these may not be completely separated, carving out a space for each separately, as much as we're able, is important. The episode also discusses how to use discernment in the healing practices you use and to follow what God is telling you to do and give other people the grace and space to do the same. Everyone's healing journey and relationship with God is unique. Through discernment, in the practices we choose to do, we have agency under God's authority. While we are called to be part of the flock and respect the church, remember it's okay to explore different churches, practices, and congregations, with your relationship with Christ and healing journey in mind. You have agency, autonomy, and choice on this healing journey. You are safe and loved, and God will guide you on the journey. Breakdown of Episode 1:17 Intro to Topic 5:48 How to Integrate Our Faith and Practice on the Healing Journey Episode Resources: A.C.O.R.N Meditations for Dealing With Difficult Emotions is mentioned as a resource in the episode for helping you work through CEN. If you want the A.C.O.R.N Meditations forever with no ads or internet, go here. FREE A.C.O.R.N Resource for Dealing With Difficult Emotions Christian Emotional Recovery Resources Podcast Website Access Episodes, Get Free Resources, and More Facebook Group Join Community, Get Support, and Get Weekly Encouragement YouTube Channel Subscribe for Exclusive Material Not on Podcast Christian Emotional Recovery Store Get meditations, infographics, journals, and other resources for your healing journey Trauma Survivors Check out Resources Page for Trauma Survivors Email List Get updates on episodes, platform, resources, and products Free Resource Free Visual A.C.O.R.N Resource to Heal Difficult Emotions Donate Monthly Through Patreon Help More Trauma Survivors Through This Ministry Donate One-Time Through Ko-Fi Help More Trauma Survivors Throu...

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