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A Safe Place for Pastors and Their Spouses Who Are Experiencing Weariness, Burnout and/or Crisis in Ministry

10/17/2017
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We offer this special podcast as a point of hope and healing for pastors and those who serve in full-time ministry. Serving the Lord full-time in ministry can be challenging. In this special edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health for October, Pastor Appreciation Month, Pastor Brad interviews Mr. David Anderson who is the Founder and President of Shepherd's Canyon Retreat. Shepherd's Canyon Retreat offers week-long counseling retreats for men and women in full-time ministry who are in...

Duration: 00:24:56


Part II: Fixing Your Cognitive Distortions

9/29/2017
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In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad looks at eight different ways to "fix" your cognitive distortions (which were covered in Part 1: 15 Cognitive Distortions). These are eight different ways to change your "thinking default settings" in order to get rid of your stikin' thinkin'. Aaron Beck first purposed the theory behind cognitive distortions, and it was David Burns who was responsible for popularizing them with common names and examples of these...

Duration: 00:16:31


Part I: 15 Cognitive Distortions

8/29/2017
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This podcast for everyone and anyone! Why? Because everyone needs to be able to identify the 15 common cognitive distortions that they may be struggling with or others are struggling with in their lives. The topic of cognitive distortions is for everyone. Pastor Brad identifies 15 common cogitative distortions. These distortions are widespread. These distortions are not necessarily connected to mental illness or mental disorders, but certainly, these distortions can easily exasperate a...

Duration: 00:21:19


Healing and Hope for Trauma

8/9/2017
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In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad interviews Chaplain Joy Stevens. Joy is a Master Facilitator for the Trauma Healing Institute of the American Bible Society. Joy and Brad discuss what trauma is and the trauma healing classes that the Trauma Healing institute is sponsoring in both churches and jails. They also talk about the healing and hope that is coming from the classes and what is necessary in order for trauma, which is a wound of the heart, to heal. Please...

Duration: 00:30:12


One Pastor's Journey to Mental Health

8/3/2017
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In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Brad interviews Pastor and Author, Rick Qualls. Rick suffered for many years with anxiety and depression until being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since taking a mood stabilizer Rick has been living well and has experienced episode free living for the last 9 years! Rick Qualls is the author of Bright Spots in the Darkness and a Fresh Hope blogger. His book is available on his website: http://www.rickqualls.com. Rick is retired after 40...

Duration: 00:27:59


Groundbreaking Work in Changing Children's Severe Behavioral Issues

7/27/2017
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We need your vote! Our Fresh Hope podcast has been nominated for Wego Health's Best in Show Podcast award! We encourage you to endorse the nomination by going to: https://awards.wegohealth.com/nominees/13355 In this edition, Pastor Brad interviews the owner of Daybreak Behavior, Mark Housman and the Clinical Director of Daybreak Behavior, Robin Houser. The work that Daybreak Behavior is doing is groundbreaking in so many ways. They specialize in helping kids who have behavioral...

Duration: 00:34:21


Courage, Encouragement, Transparent and Filled with Hope!

7/19/2017
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Our Fresh Hope podcast has been nominated for Wego Health's Best in Show Podcast award!We encourage you to endorse the nomination by going to: https://awards.wegohealth.com/nominees/13355 In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad interviews Colleen Swindoll-Thompson. Colleen is the daughter of Chuck Swindoll with Insight for Living. Colleen says, “I’m a recovering idealist; a witty, creative investigator of faith; a compassionate caregiver; a writer and speaker; and...

Duration: 00:44:15


Author Katie Dale from BipolarBrave.com Shares Her Story

7/13/2017
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In this edition Pastor Brad interviews author Katie Dale. Katie talks about her faith and recovery. She stresses how important having purpose has been in staying stable for the last 5 years. BipolarBrave.com is where you'll find Katie's blog. She is open, transparent and willing shares her faith and spiritual insights. You'll want to sign up for following her blog! Plus, you'll want to be sure and check out her book which will hopefully be published in the near future. After listening to...

Duration: 00:32:13


How to Empower Yourself in Living Well in Spite of Your Mental Health Diagnosis

4/19/2017
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When Thomas “melted-down” in the small town of only 600 people he felt as though everyone was talking about him and that he had become the town “monster.” So, following his move back to his parents’ home in a metro area, he began a remarkable journey of healing that led him to find hope through Fresh Hope. In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Thomas talks about his various diagnoses which include schizoaffective disorder and borderline personality disorder. He discloses the...

Duration: 00:27:19


The Power of Hope: Hearing a Peer's Story Brought Hope to Lee

4/11/2017
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In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, a son and mother share their compelling joining of finding hope in the midst of the hopelessness that followed a manic episode. Lee shares his story of the first glimmer of hope that he had in the midst of severe depression. It was when he heard Pastor Brad's story that Lee for the first time had hope. Lee's mom, Penny, shares her desperate journey of finding help and hope for her son, Lee. Penny shares that she has learned a lot through...

Duration: 00:35:46


Teenagers and Mental Health

3/21/2017
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Are you parenting an adolescent or soon to be one? Then you are going to want to be sure and listen to this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health. In this edition, Pastor Brad Hoefs interviews Dr. Brian Lubberstedt who is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. They discuss how mental health issues manifest in a teens life. After listening to this podcast we encourage you to email us at info@FreshHope.us with a comment or question that we will share on our next...

Duration: 00:44:52


You Are Not Alone

3/8/2017
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On this episode Pastor Brad interviews best-selling author and international speaker, Sheila Walsh. Sheila is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 5 million books sold. Her ministry has reached more than 5.5 million people by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with the transforming power of God's Word. Sheila herself has a mental health diagnosis and is living well in spite of it. After listening to this podcast, we encourage you to email us...

Duration: 00:14:38


Overcoming My Anxiety Disorder: Carol's Story

9/14/2016
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While working as a crime scene investigator, Carol’s anxiety disorder began to manifest itself. And after being attacked by a dog, the anxiety became debilitating. Through her struggle she ended up attending a Fresh Hope group which has played an important part of her oncoming the anxiety disorder and living well in spite of it! She shares her story as hope and encouragement for those who suffer from anxiety. This podcast is 18 minutes long. After listening to this podcast we encourage...

Duration: 00:18:08


Children and Mental Health from a Doctor's Perspective

8/26/2016
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Do you have a child whose behavior(s) are causing you concern? Have you ever felt like a failure as a parent? Possibly you feel like you have a child who becomes a very angry “Incredible-Hulk” periodically? If so, then this is a podcast you won’t want to miss! In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad Hoefs interviews Dr. Brian Lubberstedt who is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. They discuss how potential mental health issues manifest in a child’s...

Duration: 00:52:24


Jamie's Journey to Living Well In Spite of Her Mental Health Challenge

8/16/2016
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"When I went through surgery and recovery with my brain tumor people brought meals to the house, cards came in the mail, people called. But two years later when I crashed with depression I felt forgotten. Nobody called and someone in our Bible study group tole me that I just needed to get over it," said Jamie Meyer, author of Stepping out of Depression; Fresh Hope for Women Who Hurt. (Available on Amazon.com) Unfortunately, her experience within her church is the what too many folks who...

Duration: 00:46:27


A Special Interview with Kay Warren, from Saddleback Church

4/12/2016
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On this special edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Pastor Brad interviews Kay Warren from Saddleback Church. Kay and her husband, Pastor Rick Warren, cofounded Saddleback church. Rick is the author of New York bestseller, Purpose Driven Life. Three years ago the Warrens youngest son, Matthew, lost his battle with a mental illness. And in the three years that have followed the Warrens have become advocates for hope for mental health. (www.Hope4MentalHealth.com) They have held two...

Duration: 00:47:38


The Importance of a Hobby for Successful Recovery

10/2/2015
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Early on in Pastor Brad's recovery his doctor insisted that he find a hobby. He told Brad that it would help his brain heal and assist his recovery. So, Brad set out to find one. In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Pastor Brad humorously recalls his “hunt” for a hobby. In doing so, gives insight into how to find a hobby and why it is important for you too to have a hobby for the sake of you being able to live well in spite of a mental health diagnosis. After listening to this...

Duration: 00:09:16


Disconnect from Your Past Before You Move Forward!

9/18/2015
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Being able to leave your past behind you is key to being able to move forward in recovery. In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Brad shares a humorous experience which illustrates the importance of disconnecting with your past so that you might move forward into the present and future without dragging your past behind you. After listening to this podcast we encourage you to email us at info@FreshHope.us with a comment or question that we will share on our next podcast. Or you...

Duration: 00:10:43


Overcoming Ruminating

8/28/2015
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Everyone ruminates here and there. However, those of us who have mental health issues can really get stuck ruminating over and over to the point where we find it extremely hard to stop it. Is it possible? Yes! It is. In this eidtion of Fresh Hope for Mental Health Brad talks about how he overcame the obsessive reuminating over and over with his negative thinking. He also talks about resources that can help with these issues. After listening to this podcast we encourage you to email us at...

Duration: 00:12:33


Moving Forward

8/20/2015
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In this edition of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, Brad discusses the importance of moving toward something as opposed to moving away from something. After listening to this podcast we encourage you to email us at info@freshhope.us with a comment or question that we will share on our next podcast. Or you can leave a voice message for us on the site: www.FreshHope4MentalHealth.com Pastor Brad Hoefs, host of Fresh Hope for Mental Health, is the founder of Fresh Hope Ministries, a network of...

Duration: 00:08:34

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