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Planning and Preparing for Change (Season 2, Episode 5)

5/21/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim discuss the third stage of change: Planning. This stage marks the move from thinking about change, considering whether it's possible, to taking action. Learn how to overcome common roadblocks you may face during this stage, and hear Jim share a testimony about a change in the way he thinks about God the Father. You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com.

Duration:00:31:02

More Methods for Living a Reflective Life (Season 2, Ep. 4)

5/13/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim discuss more ways to live a more reflective life including journaling, mindfulness, and books/movies that have helped them gain more clarity about their lives. You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com. Show Notes: Film - The Mission: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mission_(1986_film) Film - Dead Poets Society: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Poets_Society Book - The Seven...

Duration:00:24:32

Living a More Reflective Life (Season 2, Ep. 3)

5/6/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim discuss the second stage of change: contemplation. This stage is arguably the most important, because it allows us to set off on the right foot and is really about a way of life. Some have called it "The Examined Life"; but whatever name we give this stage, it is all about taking an active and reflective approach to our lives. Growing in our ability to reflect on our lives with God is integral to finding any lasting, positive change. You can connect with Jim and...

Duration:00:24:47

What Keeps Us from Pursuing Change? (Season 2, Ep. 2)

4/29/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim discuss one of the biggest reasons why we don't pursue change: denial. Join us as we look at why we deny the problems and challenges we face in our lives, offer some tips on finding a healthy sense of our own weakness, and face the reality of the human condition. You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com. Show Notes: Link: Examination of conscience based on the Beatitudes Link:...

How do we change? (Season 2, Ep. 1)

4/22/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim introduce the five stages of change that they will cover during Season 2. These stages can be seen throughout all of human experience and offer us helpful insights as we seek to grow and find healing. Some of the questions we will discuss during Season 2: What gives us the energy to change? How do we get off on the right foot? Why do we give up when we began with so much enthusiasm? Why do some people not even try to change? How does God fit into all of this?...

Surviving or Thriving? (Season 1, Ep. 10)

4/1/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim discuss two fundamental dispositions in life: surviving and thriving. At times we may feel stuck in "survival mode." But we know that we were made for more; that we were made to thrive in body, mind, and spirit. This "drive to thrive" is built into us as humans, and is reflected in the discoveries of psychology and the written Word of God in Scripture. This is the tenth and final episode of Season 1: Healing is Possible. Jim and Ben will return with Season 2 of...

Duration:00:29:34

A Conversation with Sean O’Neill (Season 1, Ep. 9)

3/25/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim chat with their friend Sean O'Neill about his experience being healed of debilitating depression and his work in prayer ministry. He was deeply impacted by the ministry of the John Paul II Healing Center, founded by Dr. Bob Schuchts, particularly through their Healing the Whole Person retreat. Sean is also a published author and poet and currently ministers with his wife Liz at Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, MI. You can connect with Jim and Ben at...

Duration:00:30:37

A Conversation with Noelle Garcia (Season 1, Ep. 8)

3/18/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim chat with Noelle Garcia, a Catholic musician (Jim used to play in her band!) and speaker who loves to help young people see their God-given dignity and worth. Recently, she published a talk called “13 Reasons Why You Matter,” addressing issues of suicide, depression, self-harm and loneliness. You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com. Show Notes: Noelle’s website: noellegarciamusic.net...

Duration:00:27:18

A Conversation with Fr. Paul Erickson (Season 1, Ep. 7)

3/11/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim sit down with Fr. Paul Erickson, a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, MI and Chaplain at Lansing Catholic High School. Fr. Paul shares his personal experience of healing, why he became a priest, and how healing has become a big part of his ministry as chaplain at a Catholic high school. You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com. Show Notes: Lansing Catholic High School

Psychological Basis for Healing (Season 1, Ep. 6)

3/8/2019
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In this episode, Ben and Jim discuss the role that counseling and psychology can play in our healing journey, as well as what neuroscience has shown us about our ability to change and heal. You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com. Show Notes: Book: The Willpower Instinct

Biblical Basis for Healing (Season 1, Ep. 5)

2/28/2019
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In this episode, Jim shares his experience attending a healing service at a Catholic parish, Ben talks about healing in the Gospels and looks at one of the most important words in the New Testament, and they discuss together Caravaggio's incredible painting, "The Calling of St. Matthew." You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com. Show Notes: For more information about Encounter Ministries and healing ministry, please...

Crisis of Happiness: Hurting, Addicting, Healing (Season 1, Ep. 4)

2/18/2019
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In this episode, Jim and Ben discuss Jim’s new talk “Crisis of Happiness,” and Jim lays out a thumbnail sketch of addiction. They share the first two steps everyone must take to find freedom for greater purpose and meaning. They also discuss the dynamics of seeking help when you’re in a time of crisis, and how best to help a friend who is in the clutches of addiction. You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com. Show...

Jim’s Story: A Son and His Father (Season 1, Ep. 3)

2/11/2019
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In this episode, Jim shares a personal story of healing in his relationship with his father. The father/son relationship is one of the most profound and sacred relationships in the human experience. So how do we honor this relationship while still pursuing healing? What are some common blocks to finding healing in this relationship? Join Jim and Ben as they discuss these important questions. You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at...

Ben’s Story: Healing and Freedom from Shame (Season 1, Ep. 2)

2/4/2019
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In this episode, Ben shares a personal story of healing and being set free from unhealthy shame. He relates how he was encouraged to pursue healing by the suggestion of a good friend and Jesus' invitation in prayer to "take His hand." You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com. Show Notes: More information about Theophostic or Transformation Prayer Ministry (TPM). As a note, in Ben's experience the Holy Spirit led him...

Duration:00:29:43

Introduction to Season 1 (Season 1, Ep. 1)

1/27/2019
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In this episode we share about our backgrounds, why we started a podcast about healing, why we named it "The Healing Road," and preview what's to come during Season 1. You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com.

Duration:00:21:40