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PTSD, Jesus and Me 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. #PTSD #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealthMatters .

PTSD, Jesus and Me 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. #PTSD #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealthMatters .


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PTSD, Jesus and Me 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. #PTSD #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealthMatters .






Trauma, Loss & The Enneagram: Becky Wade, Type 1-Navigating The Inner Critic

Contact Amy Contact Becky Wade: Welcome to season 3 of the Wednesdays With Watson podcast! We are spending the first half of this season, studying how God made us and then using that information to help us process and understand trauma. Were you always who you are or did your trauma make you who you are? First up, and representing the enneagram 1's out there is Christy Award Winning Author, Becky Wade. Becky is kind, authentic, delightful, and helps us understand the inner critic of the...


Season 3 Trailer--Trauma: Spaces, Places, and Aces

CONTACT AMY Welcome to season three of the Wednesdays With Watson podcast! We are so excited to journey with you for another season of reminding listeners that YOU Matter and that there is Hope in spite how it feels in our darkest hours. This season promises to continue to provide resources for those who have experienced trauma and those who love them. First up this season is a continuation of the end of Season 2, where we strive to help you understand how God made you, and why that is...


Using The Enneagram To Understand Trauma

CONTACT KARISSA CONTACT AMY The enneagram has been a widely used tool in recent years. This effective tool helps us understand our core motivations—and understanding those core motivations helps us understand how we think, feel and behave. Understanding who God made us (fearfully and wonderfully Ps 139) can help us process trauma. What if we understood why we find ourselves running from emotional pain? What if if we could name our greatest fears? What if we understood those fears? What if...


Paying Attention: Trauma & The Enneagram (SOLO)

CONTACT AMY This episode is a follow up episode to "Because I Matter Too" (YouTube Audio Version) AMY'S STORY: "This Is My Story, These Are My Songs" (YouTube Audio Version) Back to the Cheetah Life, referenced in season 1, Hospitals & Courtrooms Recognizing Childhood Trauma: Attachment Styles Episode with Erica Cuni, LMFT—YouTube Audio Jireh by Maverick City, Elevation Worship Scripture: Psalm 121:1, Luke 3:21-22, Psalm 139, Matthew 11:28 Referenced Book: Try Softer, Aundi...


PTSD Jesus and YOU: Finding Purpose In Spiritual Abuse, Special Guest Tiffany Countryman (Season Finale)

Contact AMY: My favorite part about podcasting is interacting with YOU! Please reach out to me using any of the options here. In this season finale of PTSD, Jesus and You, we are joined by special guest Tiffany Countryman. Tiffany is the Founder and CEO of MinistryIsMe Ministries LLC., a Crohn's Awareness Advocate, a Global Influencer, an accomplished Playwright, a Writing Coach, a member of the Board of Directors for “Neighborhoods Over Politics, INC.”, a member of the Board of Directors...


PTSD, Jesus and You: Raising My Ebenezer (SOLO Finale)

My Favorite part of podcasting is YOU and interacting with you. Please feel free to reach out to me using any of the options here. I would love to connect! This is the follow up to an earlier episode where Amy shares her story and some of her favorite songs (special guest Phil Baker). You can find that episode here. This content was originally part of a cross over event with The Faithful Podcast, with host Stephanie Baker. On her own podcast, Watson leaves listeners on a cliffhanger, and in...


PTSD Jesus and YOU: Weaponizing The Gospel (SOLO Episode)

CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION BY FOLLOWING AMY'S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT Find the entire transcript of this podcast here It is so important that we understand how we use the gospel when we are walking with the hurting, broken and bruised. This solo episode seeks to unpack the use of scriptures often given to trauma survivors. It is important to lead with compassion, to get in the trenches, weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn. We must use scripture in context and most important,...


PTSD, Jesus and YOU: Grieving The Loss Of A Child, Special Guest, Randy Mortensen

Episode sponsored by Pop Fusions Gourmet Ice and Wine Pops. Click the hyperlink for your amazing collision of fresh fruit flavors straight from Florida or if you are feeling like an extra kick, pick up one of their wine pops. Likely at a beach town near you or their website. We are so grateful for their support! Little Jay was just five years old, when a mistake changed the lives of everyone around him. Randy Mortensen joins the Wednesdays With Watson, AKA as "the healing zone" podcast to...


PTSD Jesus and YOU: Parenting PTSD, Special Guest Troy McLaughlin

Thank you to our podcast sponsor this week!! Podcast Sponsor: Amy Meek of Meek Real Estate. We are INCREDIBLY grateful for her sponsorship of this podcast and our mission to help provide counseling to to those who may not be able to afford it. If that is you, contact Amy Watson on Instagram. To contact Amy Meek about real estate call 352-364-​4132 or visit their website. As we continue our second season, PTSD, Jesus and YOU, we are highlighting PTSD in the stories of others and how they...


Closing A Chapter: Amy's Story--This Is My Story, These Are My Songs

Finished Listening? For the REST and BEST part head here, to the Faithful Podcast After 30 plus episodes, it is time. It is time to tell you the whole Amy Watson story. True to self, this podcast is Amy's story on her terms and in the most hopeful way possible given the body of trauma that is her story. Special guest Phil Baker recorded some of Amy's favorite songs and they are interwoven into the podcast. Sometimes it is time to close a chapter, and at least for the purposes of this...


PTSD Jesus and YOU: Defining Safety, special guest Crissy Loughridge

Returning guest Crissy Loughridge is back for a check in from her episode "Shattering Safety" (Season 2, Ep1). When using the most rudimentary definition of PTSD it can be said that at some point safety has been compromised. As the world continues to adjust to life with Covid-19, everyone's safety was compromised at one point. Crissy shares her struggle and need for safety and how she is doing with that now. She also helps listeners understand how it has been walking through the pandemic...


PTSD, Jesus, and You: Surviving Cancer with PTSD, Returning Guest: Lindsay Tozer

In the first of the "Where Are They Now" episodes, special guest Lindsay Tozer is back for an update. Lindsay told her story on episode 2 of season 2 of the podcast. We check in with her, ask how telling her story was for her and how she has been since guesting on Wednesdays With Watson. Lindsay, a PTSD patient, also battled cancer and a multiplicity of health issues. Lindsay is the text book PTSD patient, her body has truly kept the score, a principle highlighting in the book by Bessel Van...


PTSD, Jesus and You: Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders--Mental Health Awareness Month

Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Patrice Berry joins the Wednesdays With Watson podcast to help us understand other mental health illnesses and their presence with PTSD. Dr. Berry walks listeners through Bi-polar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, social anxiety, and Major Depression. She also helps listeners understand miss diagnosis and strongly suggest that individuals engage a therapist that works for their individual struggles. Not all therapist are created equal and...


PTSD Jesus and YOU: Experiencing Near Death (Medical PTSD)

Special guest and award winning author Rebekah Millet joins the Wednesdays With Watson podcast. Rebekah is married with two boys and makes her home in the bayou state. Fiercely in love with Jesus, Rebekah shares her experience of her otherwise healthy 36 year old husband almost losing his life. "I thought it was so odd that the ambulance did not have on their sirens on the way to the hospital", she said. Rebekah also shares, in part, her own near death experience and how years later she...


PTSD, Jesus and You: Remaking Marley (Survivor, Advocate and Thriver)

Special guest Marlena Kandell, pediatric ER nurse, advocate, child abuse survivor and thriver brings first hand value to the Wednesdays With Watson podcast. Think you can recognize child abuse? Maybe Marlena's story will help reframe flawed assumptions about this subject, and what we should observe--and more importantly ACT. What if a harmed child just wanted you to ask if you cared? What if they just wanted you to ask if they are okay? Marlena shares her own desire to have had just one...


PTSD, Jesus and You: Recognizing Childhood Trauma--Special Guest Jeremy Fox, LPC, EMDRI

Check out Amy's Lost Childhood Instagram Challenge all month of April to raise awareness! Recognizing childhood trauma is as important for us as are the solutions. The solution could be you, and your ability to recognize childhood trauma. In this second installment on this subject, special guest Jeremy Fox, LPC and EMDRI Approved Consultant joins the podcast. We continue to highlight child abuse awareness this week focusing on abandonment and neglect, and how it affects developing brains of...


PTSD, Jesus and You: Recognizing Childhood Trauma, Special Guest Erica Cuni, LMFT

Erica Cuni, LMFT joins the Wednesdays With Watson podcast to help us understand and recognize childhood trauma and its effects on a child's brain. She shares her expertise of Adverse Childhood Experiences and helps us understand the pathology of trauma and ACE scores as well as a CDC study addressing adverse childhood experiences. She cites a Centers For Disease study here. Erica also helps us understand attachment styles and how they are fundamentally formed by trauma, but also promotes...


PTSD, Jesus and YOU: Desiring Wellness (Solo Episode)

Previously on Wednesdays With Watson: "I have never prayed for God to heal my PTSD" That was a live admission and this solo episode examines this statement and as Wednesdays With Watson listeners have come to expect, there is a a twist. This solo episode is a twist on that striking admission in the middle of a live interview. Do we desire wellness? Is something required of us to get it? Is something required of us to keep it? How does community, church and counseling factor in to our...


PTSD Jesus and YOU - Healing PTSD (Shea's Story)

Shea Watson first fought battles of childhood abuse and then he chose to fight for his country. Diagnosed with PTSD in 1997 by the United States Army, Shea spent two years in the hospital because trauma finally demanded his attention. Life hasn't been easy for him, but then Shea tells us what Jesus did for him. This is a special podcast crossover event, as Amy joins forces with The Pantry Podcast, co-hosted by Shea Watson as well as his wife Michelle Watson, also a co-host of The Pantry...


PTSD Jesus and YOU: Living With PTSD, A Warrior's Story (Angel's Story)

In November of 1989, the Rivera's life was changed forever as a the events in their home rendered them all four orphans. Angel is the second of the four, his sister's episode is the one before this one "Holding On To The Unseen Hand" In this episode, Angel talks to us how witnessing the horror of his parent's death has affected him over the last thirty years. He talks about his fight to keep his family; he talks about the people that he loves and he talks about Jesus, Who never left him,...