Episode 97

Every church will have people that deal with mental illness in one way or another, so it is very important to create a safe environment for all people. How can this be done? Amy Simpson (our guest from Episode 60) provides a list of “15 Things Churches Can Do to Help with Mental Illness” (an excerpt from her book “Troubled Minds”). Even if you are not a leader in your specific church, this is an important conversation to have since the church in the truest sense is a collection of Christ followers, all of whom can do the things on this list.

Here are the 15 key points:
1. Get help if you’re struggling.
2. Tell your story.
3. Get educated.
4. Destigmatize.
5. Talk about mental illness.
6. Encourage relationships.
7. Ask what you can do to help.
8. Be present.
9. Radiate acceptance.
10. Be patient.
11. Help with practical needs.
12. Draw boundaries and stick to them.
13. Know when you are in over your head.
14. Use resources.
15. Start a support group.

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Episode 96

It has been said that “you are what you eat” and while that is not quite accurate it is true that our relationship with both food and the means to which it is produced is important to a holistic life. Jordan welcomes Martha Tatarnic, Author of “The Living Diet” to learn more.

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Episode 95

Childhood is a powerful time, it sets the course of our lives in many ways, not always good. Listen in as Jordan and Joel discuss how Childhood Trauma can affect Adulthood.

Our conversation is based on an article from TheMighty.com (please note this is not an endorsement of this website, its owners or contributors).

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Episode 94

It is an honour to welcome back Sathiya Sam to The Unspoken Conversation. Sathiya has recently created DEEP CLEAN; a coaching initiative with the goal of helping men transform their lives by overcoming porn using proven strategies.

So many men who struggle with pornography try internet filters, accountability partners, will power and other solutions that feel good. The result? Temporary relief, and then back in the hole of shame & isolation. Everyone else is treating the surface level issues, when the real problem is the roots. The next result? Broken relationships. Self-loathing. No confidence. Apathy. Boredom. Isolation. Loneliness. Depression. Hopelessness.

DEEP CLEAN focusses on the psychological, emotional, social and practical aspects of porn struggles. For more information check out SathiyaSam.com

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Episode 93

What do you think of when you hear the word BROKEN? Do you feel the need to discard people and objects that appear BROKEN?

In the book “Blessed Broken Given” Dr. Glenn Packiam uses the analogy of bread to help readers explore how brokenness when put in the hands of God can be used for a hopeful and purposeful future.

Glenn serves as an Associate Senior Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs where he leads their Downtown congregation. More information about Glenn can be found at GlennPackiam.com

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Episode 92

Melody Leclair is a counsellor, accomplished speaker and panelist. After raising a family, Melody returned to school to fulfill a life-long dream of pursuing a career in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy. She has experience working in private practice and within community-based settings. Her real-life education in mental health came in 2013 when her eldest daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, followed by her youngest son’s diagnosis of the same—four years later.

The book that she wrote out of this experience “When Lightning Strikes Twice” won the 2018 Women’s Journey of Faith Publishing Contest.

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Episode 91

Melody Leclair is a counsellor, accomplished speaker and panelist. After raising a family, Melody returned to school to fulfill a life-long dream of pursuing a career in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy. She has experience working in private practice and within community-based settings. Her real-life education in mental health came in 2013 when her eldest daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, followed by her youngest son’s diagnosis of the same—four years later. 

The book that she wrote out of this experience “When Lightning Strikes Twice” won the 2018 Women’s Journey of Faith Publishing Contest. 

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Episode 90

A common thing that children like to do is play pretend. What happens when we bring that into adulthood? Tom Sweeney joins Jordan to talk about something he has done extensive research on, the FALSE SELF. Our goal for this conversation is to help define the causes, effects and in broad terms how people can find freedom through discovering and removing their false self.

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Episode 89

Did you know that loneliness can cause someone to feel physically colder? In today’s program, Jordan, Joel and Sathiya explore the Dangers of Loneliness and the Importance of Friendship.

Our conversation is based on the articles “10 Surprising Facts About Loneliness” from PsycologyToday.com (please note this is not an endorsement of this website, its owners or contributors).

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Episode 88

There are over seven billion people alive on the earth today and while we are all different there are some common personality types. Learning more about people like you can help in developing a stronger life. So in today’s program, Jordan welcomes Phil Johnston and Peter Roessner to talk about one of these models, the Enneagram. One of the best ways to learn about these personality types is to listen to someone talk about their experience. So this conversation is less about talking about any specific model but rather to truly listen and reflect on the stories of others.

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