Episode 77

Welcome to Episode 77 of The Unspoken Conversation where today we will be talking about Balanced Living and Faith based Counselling. Our guest is Keith Verburg who works as Executive Director of Christian Counselling Centre in Southern Ontario. For more information check out: ChristianCounsellingCentre.ca

Episode 76

Have you ever felt like when you are talking to someone they aren’t listening but rather waiting and planning the next thing they would say? Would you feel more valued if you knew they were really listening? Do you want to honour your loved once with genuine listening? Today we feature Becky Harling, Author of “Listening so people will talk” to help us grow in the art of listening. Check out BeckyHarling.com for more information.

In order to listen well we need to do our best to remove distractions and to highlight that we feature the song “Simplify My Life” by Niagara-based Singer/Songwriter Tom Loewen.

Episode 74

No two people have the same finger print (not even identical twins) so we can all be sure that we are surrounded by people in our lives that are different in some way.

Coach Drew starts off the program by talking about how managing differences can help us work through challenge and find richness in our relationships.

Jeff Webb then joins us to talk about the Neuroscience of Empathy and how we can journey towards a greater expression of love and kindness to those around us.

Jordan and Joel conclude Episode 74 by discussing some self-care ideas when you are experiencing a difficult day.

Episode 73

Welcome to Episode 73 of The Unspoken Conversation, Jordan starts off the program talking about the commonly referred to “Fight or Flight” responses and offers a third word. To FACE our challenges is to have a strong self awareness that can help us make decisions before the challenge comes. Sathiya Sam then joins us to talk about finding peace and the difference between reacting and responding.

This sets the context to welcome our guest Jake Dennett, who earned a degree in Professional Mediation and now works in Pastoral Care. You are not going to want to miss a moment of today’s program.

Episode 72

We all need money but what happens when it starts to take over our lives? Financial stress is a growing problem and we welcome pastor, financial coach and author Gunnar Johnson from MortarStone.com to help us understand how to pursue a healthy relationship with money.

We Have Reached 5,000

This week we have reached a significant milestone! 5,000 downloads! Jordan shares in this special podcast the vision of The Unspoken Conversation and some highlights from the past 2 years. Thank you to all who have made this possible.

Jordan concludes by discussing an article from TheMighty.com (please note this is not an endorsement of this website, its owners or contributors).

World Mental Health Day 2018

Wednesday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day 2018 and the theme this year is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. Thank you to the World Federation for Mental Health for helping bring light to this important conversation.

Episode 71

Shalem Mental Health Network is an organization in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that creates numerous opportunities for people to thrive in their mental lives. Jennifer Bowen who serves as their Clinical Director shares with Jordan her story of getting into the mental health field and about the work of Shalem. For more information check out ShalemNetwork.org

Before this conversation, Sathiya shares about some changes in his life and involvement in The Unspoken Conversation. We appreciate him very much and look forward to seeing great things in his future.

Episode 70

Welcome to Episode 70 of The Unspoken Conversation, today Jordan and Sathiya will discuss the power of separating our ideas (faith beliefs, lifestyle, political opinions) from our identity (as unique as a finger print) and how important this is to fostering healthy relationships.

When the goal of a relationship is commonality, it can easily become bland and one-dimensional. We become unable to relate with other people who have something valuable to add to our lives. While in contrast, acknowledging and celebrating our differences can lead to vibrant relationships.

A solid identity allows us to relate and connect with people who have different opinions. It means that even though we disagree or don’t see eye-to-eye, we can still love each other and find ways to relate. Sathiya shares a song he wrote entitled “Apple of His Eye” to demonstrate how important it is to find identity in the right place. Finally we discuss the importance of humility in our lives.

Episode 69

Welcome to season 3 of The Unspoken Conversation. Today’s guest, Rev. Scott McLeod joins us to talk about refugees and bringing people in to Canada that have just suffered at the hands of brutal wars and just terrible situations. But also just how we as a community can reach out to people but also the emotional factors both for the people coming into the country and for us receiving them.

Jordan and Joel conclude Episode 69 by discussing the impact of art on our cultural and social justice conversations.

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