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writer, clinical social worker, spiritual director, author, husband, father, son, and runner in Middle Georgia, jasonhobbslcsw.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
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A reading from a recent Medium post titled “I won’t wash my hands anymore”: on “opinions”, testing the truth, and maintaining relationships (even when it is hard). In it, Jason writes about a recent Facebook argument, but also how his faith reminds him to not to turn away from others, but to remain in relationship even when it is challenging. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. If you want info about Dena and Jason's upcoming book from Kregel, go here: https://jasonhobbslcsw.com/books/ Preorders are available at Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/When-Anxiety-Strikes-Managing-Storm/dp/0825446643/ Jason's other, more personal book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God" can be found at this link: https://smile.amazon.com/Unless-Grain-Wheat-Falls-Changing/dp/0578444410/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Daring to be Silent Together: listening to Howard Thurman, watching Watchmen, and listening to each other during a pandemic". This episode follows a group that I lead once a month in group spiritual direction, with lots of silence and listening to each other. We have also been rewatching Watchmen at home as I have been reading Howard Thurman's spiritual writings and reflecting on race in this country. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. If you want info about Dena and Jason's upcoming book from Kregel, go here: https://jasonhobbslcsw.com/books/ Jason's other, more personal book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God" can be found at this link: https://smile.amazon.com/Unless-Grain-Wheat-Falls-Changing/dp/0578444410/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “'Why are you looking at heaven?': letting go of the past, stepping wisely into this pandemic future". This episode explores the grief associated with the Ascension of Jesus, connecting to our collective grief during pandemic. Then just as the disciples were asked "Why are you looking at heaven?", the question turns to what do we do now. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. If you want info about Dena and Jason's upcoming book from Kregel, go here: https://jasonhobbslcsw.com/books/ Jason's other, more personal book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God" can be found at this link: https://smile.amazon.com/Unless-Grain-Wheat-Falls-Changing/dp/0578444410/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled "Wandering in the Pandemic Wilderness: complaining, eating manna, and building golden calves".  This episode fumbles around for a good analogy for our current pandemic reality, from the biblical text, for those who want an intersection between their clinical reality within their life of faith. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. If you want info about Dena and Jason's upcoming book from Kregel, go here: https://jasonhobbslcsw.com/books/ Jason's other, more personal book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God" can be found at this link: https://smile.amazon.com/Unless-Grain-Wheat-Falls-Changing/dp/0578444410/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled "Our hurts return at different ages and stages." Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode discusses the way that difficult events in our lives seem to come back again and again, but ends on a hopeful note that this is more about healing at different developmental stages. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Not on the journey alone: on walking and writing and walking and writing”. This episode is an update on our recent book contract but also the way in which the process of this book, from inception to present day, has been a journey with many good companions along the way. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Nothing is ever really lost.” on birthdays, the accumulation of friends on Facebook, community, and Walt Whitman. This episode has some follow up reflections from last year when I took my birthday off of Facebook and heard ... "crickets". There is some about the faux-community of Facebook, some reflections on a poem by Walt Whitman, and how our own stories are an accumulation of people and experiences, those "lost" to us and those present. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Anxiety isn’t good with statistics.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode is mostly around the way that anxiety and stress lead us into all/nothing thinking patterns ... which do not lead to nuanced thinking or multiple options. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “It is like a child putting on an adult’s coat.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode talks about the way in which children can be given adult roles and the ways in which these can be flattering, but then also damaging for children. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Anxiety likes a blank canvas…” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode reviews the open, future-oriented nature of anxiety, the way in which a "blank canvas" give a lot of room for an anxious brain to paint fearful pictures. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's book, Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls, "a son’s journey through the death of his father and a changing view of God." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Try treating those thoughts like you would a bully…” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode is about how to help children and adolescents (and ourselves) deal with difficult and persistent thoughts.  This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's recently released book! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled Going Back to School Mindfully: a quick guide for students, teachers, and parents. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's book, released Spring 2019. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled "So are you a good kid or a bad kid?" Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode is around the subject of parenting, focusing on the behavior instead of locating "badness" or "goodness" in a child's self. This post can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's recently released book! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Concrete, specific praise works best.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode discusses self-efficacy vs. self-esteem, encouraging praise that is more specific than general. This post can be found at https://medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw/concrete-specific-praise-works-best-4ea3074eaf55. You can read other Medium posts at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's recently released book! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Don’t call it a pee-pee or a hoo-hah.” Talking with your children about sex. This episode discusses way to (and not to) talk to children about sex and sexuality. This post can be found at https://medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw/dont-call-it-a-pee-pee-or-a-hoo-hah-edbcc90a2369. You can read other Medium posts at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's recently released book! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled "Touching our Wounds: on approaching our pain instead of avoiding it". This episode, takes a shot at redeeming Doubting Thomas but also notes that comments like "just get over it" are not terribly helpful when we are grieving or in pain. This post can be found at https://medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw/touching-our-wounds-b50129721586. You can read other Medium posts at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's recently released book! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “They leave before they leave.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode is a reminder to those of us who are parents to be present with our children in their comings and going, but also making room for their eventual (and gradual) leaving. This post can be found at https://medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw/they-leave-before-they-leave-425c5e4f6542. You can read other Medium posts at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's recently released book! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “You can’t eat a whole pizza without cutting it into slices first.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode is aimed toward those of us who have a difficult time breaking tasks into parts; there is some brain science about how we tend toward all or nothing thinking when pressured or stressed. This post can be found at https://medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw/you-cant-eat-a-whole-pizza-without-cutting-it-into-slices-first-5fff245b3d11 You can read other Medium posts at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's recently released book! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “I wonder if something important happened around here?” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. This episode talks about how our response to trauma can be located in time just as much as in physical location. This post can be found at https://medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw/i-wonder-if-something-important-happened-around-here-1d929c197269. You can read other Medium posts at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's recently released book! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
A reading from a recent Medium post titled “The only way out is through". This episode, similar in many ways to the style of the book that I wrote, uses the last Sunday's lectionary texts, some thoughts about therapy and mindfulness, in addition to baking bread. This post can be found at https://medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw/the-only-way-out-is-through-8f4d5e4546e5. You can read other Medium posts at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw. Go here for Jason's recently released book! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support
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