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There is much stigma to mental health issues in America and in the world. It is, perhaps, the most overlooked healthcare issue in society today. However, when we choose to address it and surround ourselves with people who refuse to let us ignore it, there IS healing and there IS Hope. This is a podcast hosted by a trauma survivor, a CPTSD patient, and a thriver. This raw and real podcast seeks to educate through story, science, and a faith that heals because of a God who understands our sufferings. Wednesdays With Watson podcast is a altruistic podcast that raises money for people who can afford counseling. Above all else, Jesus is the Star of all the stories. Come ito the healing zone! #PTSD #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealthMatters #EMDR #RRT #LFS #Survivor #Jesus #CPTSD #Healing #enneagram


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There is much stigma to mental health issues in America and in the world. It is, perhaps, the most overlooked healthcare issue in society today. However, when we choose to address it and surround ourselves with people who refuse to let us ignore it, there IS healing and there IS Hope. This is a podcast hosted by a trauma survivor, a CPTSD patient, and a thriver. This raw and real podcast seeks to educate through story, science, and a faith that heals because of a God who understands our sufferings. Wednesdays With Watson podcast is a altruistic podcast that raises money for people who can afford counseling. Above all else, Jesus is the Star of all the stories. Come ito the healing zone! #PTSD #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealthMatters #EMDR #RRT #LFS #Survivor #Jesus #CPTSD #Healing #enneagram






Dear Regret: Love, Redemption (Solo)

Contact Amy Do you remember the best advice you ignored? What would the current version of you love to say to that version of you that ignored that advice? Regret is powerful, but redemption is more powerful. Here Amy shares her story about ignoring Godly advice and the aftermath. But more than that Watson reminds us of Paul's words in Phil 1:6 "I will complete that which I have started in you". As a quasi ode to the class of 2023, enjoy this episode with some never before shared parts of Amy's story. Scripture: James 1:5 Philipians 1:3-12 Hebrews 12:6-7 You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Exploring OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Narcissism-Listener Questions ft. Jeremy Fox

Contact Amy YouTube Channel Narcissism Definition (3:30) Narcissistic Personality Disorder (5:00) DSM-V NPD Criteria Narcissism and Dating (8:00) Intrusive Thoughts (10:30) OCD (11:45) Exposure Response Therapy (13:00) ADHD (18:52) and PTSD Getting Ahead of ADHD- Joel Nigg Talking with our families when we have PTSD (26:20) How to Have A Difficult Conversation Verbal Judo PTSD--35:55 Grey Rock Method EMDR (40:00) Hope-(50:00) Cannabis & Psychedelics on YouTube You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Living In A Post Pandemic World-Cultural Trauma with special guest, Jeremy Fox

Contact Amy Contact Jeremy Resources: Breath--The New Science Of A Lost Art The Body Keeps The Score The Body Remembers Healing Trauma, Restoring The Wisdom Of The Body Jeremy Fox is back on the Wednesdays With Watson podcast. Jeremey is a well-known EMDR therapist out of Atlanta, Georgia. We sat down with Jeremy to chat about living in a post-pandemic world and how cultural trauma affects people of all ages. Jeremy helps us understand the effect of the pandemic on children and adults. He offers hope for thriving in a post-pandemic world. Jeremy shares more about his modality, EMDR, and also discusses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. The Wednesdays With Watson podcast is honored to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month. If you have any questions or need support, please click the "Contact Amy" button above. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Forgiving The Nightmare, Special Guest Mark Sowersby

Contact Amy Contact Mark, Buy Forgiving The Nightmare Meet Mark Sowersby. Speaker. Writer. Pastor. In 2019 Pastor Mark went through a time of great healing. He began speaking about the nightmare of abuse and years of suffering he experienced in childhood. And how condemnation, shame, and guilt were replaced with abundant forgiveness, joy, and life. It is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and the Wednesdays With Watson podcast is honored to welcome Mark Sowersby to the show. Mark is the author of "Forgiving The Nightmare," his harrowing story of unspeakable abuse for seven years of his childhood. Mark walks us through his story and his journey to forgiveness. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


The Suffering Savior, ft. music by Jenifer Smith & Calvary Baptist Church Choir

Contact Amy It. Is. Finished 53 Who has believed our message? To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm? 2 My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. 3 He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. 4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows[a] that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! 5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. 6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all. 7 He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. 8 Unjustly condemned, he was led away.[b] No one cared that he died without descendants, that his life was cut short in midstream.[c] But he was struck down for the rebellion of my people. 9 He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave. 10 But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him and cause him grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in his hands. 11 When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins. 12 I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier, because he exposed himself to death. He was counted among the rebels. He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels. His voice broke my silent grief. I had no idea how to answer his question “How?” I looked up from staring at the rolling credits, the room dimly lit as Mel Gibson’s masterpiece; the passion of Christ ended. John’s question caught me off, guard. I didn’t know how to answer his question. Let't talk about Jesus. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Learning Forgiveness From Across The World

Eph 4:32 mandates us to forgive. But how do we forgive the unimaginable? Press play! You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Forgiving Again, Ft music by Phil Baker

Contact Amy PTSD & Me, and forgiving again. More on my journey of forgiving, again, when triggers take over. This is PTSD. This is forgiving again. You can hear the totality of Amy's story by visiting This episode should encourage those of you who often get frustrated with PTSD and triggers. This episode should serve as an encouragement to those fighting the PTSD battle. Special thanks to Phil Baker for allowing us to use his song "Marked By You" may we all seek to be marked by our suffering savior. Psalm 91: The PTSD Patient's prayer: You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses. Yes, because God’s your refuge, the High God your very own home, Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path. 14-16 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!” You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Forgiving Abuse of Power, ft. Amy Fritz, Dave Ramsey Solutions

Contact Amy We live in a cancel culture world, so it is wise always to investigate motives for podcast episodes like this one. So many are walking away from their faith, and many times it is God's people, even His servants, that are driving people away from Jesus, the Star of the Story. Amy Fritz (Host of the Untangled Faith Podcast) joins us to share her experience with Dave Ramsey Solutions. As the wife of an employee who saw and experienced firsthand some abuse of power at Dave Ramsey Solutions, she also walks us through her forgiveness journey. But Jesus. These days, Amy carefully shines a light on the abuse of power. Dr. Diane Langberg is a huge part of her healing story. It is our prayer that Jesus that He alone is glorified in this conversation. "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my soul be acceptable in thy sight" About Our Guest: Amy is the founder/visionary/host of the Untangled Faith Podcast. She lives near Nashville with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She loves to read, write, talk, and connect people to other people and resources. She loves Jesus and hates spiritual abuse. The Untangled Faith Podcast is a place for those who have been hurt or disillusioned in their faith journey. It’s for the wounded resistors who want to hold on to their faith while untangling it from all that is not good and true. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Jeff Speaks, Forgiving Ourselves, Seeking Jesus

Contact Amy If you missed Tammy and Jeff's episode, catch it here. This is a follow-up interview with Jeff Hutto. After over 20 years of marriage, Jeff's wife asked him for a divorce for his infidelity. Today he walks us through his journey of forgiving the hurt and the pain in the aftermath. Thank you to both Tammy & Jeff for their transparency and for walking this out on a public forum. Don't miss Tammy's episode, published the same day. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Tammy Speaks, Processing Pain, Seeking Jesus

Contact Amy Listen to Jeff & Tammy together. After finding out her husband was having an affair, Tammy eventually asked her husband, Jeff for a divorce. Today, she joins the podcast by herself as she walks us through thought processes and continual decisions to forgive, and we are reminded once again of the importance of seeking Jesus. We are grateful to Tammy and to Jeff for their transparency and for a glimpse of their journey. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Forgiving Infidelity, Tammy & Jeff's Journey To Wholeness

Contact Amy "I got to this tremendous point of brokenness..."--Jeff Hutto Jeff Hutto and Tammy Williamson share their story on the Wednesdays With Watson podcast. How does one forgive a betrayal like an infidelity? What is required of us when we have been so incredibly hurt? This unscripted interview is raw and real. And the story isn't over yet. Join the WWW podcast and Jeff & Tammy at they attempt to find closure. Will their marriage be redeemed? How is the offended party doing now? What is next? Join us for this journey all of February 2023. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Forgiving Infidelity, Tammy & Jeff's Journey To Wholeness, pt 2

Contact Amy This is part two of our interview with Jeff & Tammy. This part is also raw and real, and unscripted. What will happen as the WWW journies with both of them through this journey? Are they willing to seek restoration? Was there true forgiveness? What happens now? "He kept showing up, and He kept helping, I figured he would just be glad to be done, but he kept coming back"--Tammy. Eph 4:32 is not a suggestion but a commandment. These episodes are a beautiful, messy representation of what forgiveness looks like when infidelity is part of the story. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Examining Forgiveness and Justice, ft. Dr. William Rice

Contact Amy Dr. Rice Podcast Addressing Forgiveness and Justice What is the truth about our responsibility of forgiving egregious acts against us? How do we get there? Our shattered hearts long for justice, but do we already have it? Dr. William Rice, AKA Pastor Willy, joins the podcast to help us understand the intersection of forgiveness and justice, where is it? Pastor Willy brings his pastor's heart to this topic and his voice will serve to comfort those of you living in the shattered dark corners of unspeakable pain. He does not throw cliche Christianity but instead offers words of comfort for those who have experienced trauma. He reminds us that healing is possible. We revisit the time he and his wife Cheryl, walked through the darkest night of my soul. Willy shares his heart beautifully, mixing Grace and Truth in a perfect blend. I have experienced his ministry in merely doing life with people, making us want His Jesus, the Star of all of our stories. Dr. William Rice is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Rice has been behind the pulpit for 38 years, and his experience with trauma survivors is vast. He earned both his master's and doctorate from New Orleans Theological Seminary. He and his wife have three children and six grandchildren. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


PTSD, My Super Jubilee, And Me

Contact Amy “Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; you are to return to your family property and to your clan. The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines. For it is a jubilee and is holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.” Lev 25:10-12 After seven cycles of seven years, the people celebrated a year of Holy rest. The 50th year was a year when debts were forgiven, land was returned, prisoners were set free, and forgiveness was granted without question. This is the story of my year of Super Jubilee, one of Holy rest, scandalous freedom, radical release and incomprehensible forgiveness. PTSD isn't winning. All of my life He has been faithful. Listen to the journey I have been on for the last year and find Hope that no matter what your trauma, you can experience radical release, incomprehensible forgiveness and scandalous freedom. LIVE FREE, it is possible, EVEN with PTSD! You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Diagnosing, Treating, and Thriving With PTSD. Common questions answered.

Contact Amy We left you on a cliffhanger, so here is the next episode! "Safe Enough To Fall Apart." That one is a cliffhanger too, so here is the link to that entire series: This is the second series of rewind episodes with current commentary and updates. In this episode, the science of PTSD is addressed, along with Amy's diagnosis, treatment, and passion for helping others experience the same. This idea and these episodes are for a particular group of PTSD patients on Facebook who was brave enough to ask hard questions for us to address. We quickly realized that these early episodes could answer some of those questions. If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD or any of its symptoms, there is Hope available. Click on that Contact Amy button and we will help as much as possible! This podcast exists for the sole purpose of helping others who have been abused, neglected, and abandoned find Hope. It is also for those who love us. There are many types of trauma and PTSD can show up in a lot of situations, we hope that this podcast gives hope for healing the crooked roads of trauma. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


REWIND: Looking Back At The Faithfulness Of God

Contact Amy It is December 2022, and we are mid-season! While we take a break in our coverage on forgiveness, enjoy this throwback episode with some current commentary! Original episode: Healing That Doesn't Make Sense You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Forgiving Slander with Pastor Markus Watson

Contact Amy Contact Markus Markus' piece on his Camino de Santiago experience Markus Watson is a pastor, father, husband, podcaster, author, and friend. He faced a dark night of his soul at the hands of people who set out to destroy him and his reputation. Here is how Markus describes that event: "My time at that church was a wonderful experience for most of my time there. Unfortunately, my last year was very painful. Betrayal, false accusations, and eventually being voted out of that church left me reeling. My professional, emotional, and spiritual life was turned upside down. And, yet, that experience drew me closer to God than I had ever been in my life. It left me with some scars, but those scars have helped me become more fully the person I was created to be." Markus is a faithful steward of this time in his life and has continued to heal from the betrayal and the fallout from slander and, ultimately, his losing his job. Markus shares with us his recent experience walking 100 miles of the Camino de Santiago and found he still needed to deal with the pain and bitterness from this event a few years ago. Join us for a Watson conversation with this unbelievable servant of God, his story and journey to forgiveness is extraordinary. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Forgiving Absence: A Tribute To Families Of Service Members, ft. Neil Matthews

Contact Amy Neil's Interview With His Dad Neil's interview With His Pastor Neil Matthews was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina where his father was a United States Marine. His dad was one of the last service members out of Vietnam. Neil's father was loyal to his country and to the Marine Corps--to the point where Neil does not have a relationship with his father as a result of his father's unwavering loyalty to his job. So often, Americans are grateful for those who serve on the front lines but we often forget about the sacrifice of their families. Neil beautifully shares his painful story and how he finds his way to forgiveness and what his relationship looks like with his father today. We honor Neil, we honor all families who suffer the same, the pain of an absent parent highlighting that something seems more important than them. Neil also shares with us a time when he desperately needed to be forgiven and how an important relationship was healed because he obeyed this commandment of both giving and asking for forgiveness. Neil is the host of a popular podcast, Other People's Shoes. He lives in Oregon with his wife and daughter and is an avid Carolina basketball fan. Neil has a heart for other people and highlights the importance of living life with the understanding that we don't know what it is like to walk someone else's story. Forgiveness, Can you imagine? You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Finding Joy Through Forgiving Unspeakable Trauma, Ft. Nicole Jacobsmeyer

Contact Amy Contact Nicole Buy The Book, Take Back Your Joy Will you take back your joy? Forgiveness is a good place to start! Debut author Nicole Jacobsmeyer joins the Wednesdays With Watson Podcast to discuss her journey to Joy that included a choice to lean into the sovereignty of God and chose to forgive unimaginable pain. "Forgiveness, can you imagine? Forgiveness can you imagine...they are going through the unimaginable"--Hamilton A little about Nicole: A little bit about me… Besides my relationship with Christ, the most important people in my life are: my husband Andrew, my three sons Wesley, Reid and Nate, and our newest bundle of love, Maddie! I love people, comfy clothes, chocolate chips cookies, babies in diapers, watching my kids play sports, writing, and a good glass of red wine. Since becoming a mom almost 8 years ago, my life mantra has been: Embrace the Chaos! With a husband in the medical field, four kids under 8, and lots of moves in between, I needed an outlet to write. The Embracing Chaos blog was started in 2016. Four years later, I launched as my author hub. When it comes to ministry outside of the home, I have a passion for helping women walk in victory, joy, and faith in the face of trials, sorrow, and suffering. I want to help women understand that God is good no matter what life brings and that it’s possible to find lasting joy in Him. Nicole's book "Take Back Your Joy" recently hit #1 on Amazon. Have you ever wondered where God is when life is hard, joy is gone, and you have more tears than tissues? Does it feel like your circumstances are more than you can handle? YOU’RE NOT ALONE! What if in your darkest moments you could: • Embrace a clear sense of purpose • Stay grounded in God’s Word • Serve others with gratitude • Choose forgiveness—again and again • Discover the freedom of giving up control In Take Back Your Joy, Nicole Jacobsmeyer shares 10 steps that grew her from defeated and ill-prepared for relentless trials, to living as a joy-filled reflection of God’s faithfulness. Discover God’s purpose in your pain and find joy again even where you least expect it. It was an honor to have this beautiful soul on the show. Scripture: Eph 4:32, Romans 8:18, Hebrew 4:15 You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED


Forgiving Domestic Violence, Can It Be Done? Does God Hate Divorce? Special Guest Karen DeArmond Gardner

Contact Amy Contact Karen The Wednesdays With Watson Podcast is thrilled to bring another survivor of domestic violence to the microphone. Karen DeArmond Gardner brings her story and her wisdom to the microphone. She beautifully tells us about her journey of healing from domestic violence. This episode contains content that debunks many fallacies concerning domestic violence and forgiveness. Karen reminds survivors that abusers oft prey on those who demonstrate strength and resilience; as she says in the interview, "what victory is there is trying to break a person that has already been broken?" We discuss the process of forgiveness, and Karen brings such wisdom to the episode, especially as it pertains to scripture that commands us to forgive. This is a not to be missed episode and is an episode that is valuable for all people seeking to understand domestic violence and forgiveness. Author of "Healing From Domestic Abuse." We understand as Karen says in this snippet from her book: "Leaving is just the beginning. When someone leaves an abusive marriage, life isn’t instantly fixed. The road to healing after domestic abuse is exhausting. But that exit is the first decisive step toward a future of strength and bravery. "--Karen DeArmond Gardner We hope this episode will bring hope and healing to those who need it. We are so honored to get Karen's story. You ARE: SEEN KNOWN HEARD LOVED VALUED