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If you missed Part One of our interview with Tina Gilbertson, please take a listen to that really helpful conversation about dealing with our emotions! In Part Two of our interview, Tina shares many resources to help address the very challenging situation of an estranged relationship between parents and adult children. Links below provide ways to find these helpful options. Find Tina Resources Related to this Episode:Tina's article on dealing with relationship estrangementsTina's podcast for estrangement issuesTina's community for estranged parentsDr. Joshua Coleman webpageUK-based Estrangement Resources websiteUS-based Estrangement Resources websiteDealing with ambiguous lossTrauma LinksACES quizTrauma Chat podcastContact Us!! Hope on FBNew Hope New Liberty CounselingEmail: hope.brown@nhnlc.comTwitter
While we are publishing episodes less frequently these days, we are certainly embracing the motto of “quality over quantity”, and we’re so glad to have the opportunity to bring you this enlightening conversation with author and psychotherapist Tina Gilbertson. Resources Related to this Episode:Forgiveness Article by Tina Find Tina Contact Us!! Hope on FB New Hope New Liberty Counseling Email: Twitter
We get a chance to learn about Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy with IFS Therapist and Supervisor Tammy Sollenberger!! Tammy has her own podcast called "The One Inside" that covers multiple topics from an IFS lens. You can get to her podcast from her website on the link included below. This is Part Two of a 2-Part Episode. In Part Two we cover how IFS and Enneagram can inform and support your personal growth journey.Links related to this episode:Tammy's podcastIFS Books:Richard Schwartz latest bookTom Holmes' bookAllison Cook's bookContact Us!! Hope on FBNew Hope New Liberty CounselingEmail: hope.brown@nhnlc.comTwitter
We get a chance to learn about Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy with IFS Therapist and Supervisor Tammy Sollenberger!! Tammy has her own podcast called "The One Inside" that covers multiple topics from an IFS lens. You can get to her podcast from her website on the link included below. This is Part One of a 2-Part Episode. Part Two will cover how IFS and Enneagram can inform and support your personal growth journey. Resources Related to this Episode:Find TammyIFS ExplanationOfficial IFS websiteContact Us!! Hope on FBNew Hope New Liberty CounselingEmail: Twitter
Hope and Katie have a conversation about what counseling is and the various methods and options available in this field. Please use the links below as a possible starting place to learn more about any therapy that stood out to you! Thank you to all our listeners for sharing this time with us! Types of Therapies and Therapists:CBT Emotion-Focused Somatic Person-CenteredGottman DBT EMDR IFS (podcast link)LMFTLCSWContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: hope.brown@nhnlc.comTwitter
We sit down with Personal Trainer and Health Lifestyle Coach Memphis Rashad. You don't want to miss his great advice to get into better shape and start a path towards a healthy lifestyle. Tips from this Episode:Reclaim: breathing, posture, nutrition, being aware of your body so it responds to training like you want it to. Eating when you’re not hungry is a way of training yourself NOT to listen to your body. If you wait to eat until you’re actually hungry, that natural process that you become more sensitive to will lead to the natural process of your transformation 4 Keys To Transformation Drink enough high quality waterBe active dailyEat fresh vegetables and whole foodsGet enough quality restConnect with Memphis:FacebookGet Key NutrientsContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: Twitter
Mary and Hope sit down to discuss Mary's journey to practicing medicine.  Listen in for practical tips for improving the health of our bodies!  Mary shares how what we eat can impact major health issues. Major Quotes: “Truly every day He puts before us life and death- and we get to choose”.  "We get to choose which form of radical that we want".Questions to ask yourself:1.      Are there changes you can make?2.      Are you motivated to make those changes?Resources related to this episode:Aptitude testingMichael Moore documentaryHappy Hebivore websiteDr. McDougallDr. EsselstynThe Inspired Vegan author websiteContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: Twitter
We sit down with our very own Katie to learn more about the tool of yoga and how it can benefit our wellness. Katie shares some about her personal journey. We end with a meditation. Major Quote: "Yoga is the body's way of journaling". Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Tim Ferriss podcastKatie's studio pageContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: Twitter
Join us for the rest of our conversation with the Anxiety MD! Topics include how worry can be come an addiction and how screens affect our children. We also learn about JABS and the 3 Ws of worry: warnings, what-ifs, and worst-case scenarios. Quotes:"The face is the only place in the human body where the muscles are attached directly to the skin... and that’s to show each other emotion"."You cannot beat thoughts on their own turf". Resources:Find Dr. Russ: websiteYouTubeHis book Anxiety RxSomatic TherapyContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: Twitter
We were beyond excited to have a conversation with Dr. Russell Kennedy, The Anxiety MD! There is so much good content in this interview that we split it into 2 parts so you can take time to really absorb the message of hope that Dr. Russ offers to those who deal with anxiety. Come back next week for Part 2!Consider yoga and/or qigong to help reconnect mind and body. Tears are an adaptive mechanism. Listen to learn more!Quotes:“The healing isn’t in the explanation of it, it’s in the feeling of it, it’s in that reconnection with yourself”. “If you don’t trust love, and that’s the only thing that heals anxiety, you’re always going to be anxious”. “If you keep pushing it away, you’ll never get to metabolize it or process it”. “While you see yourself as a victim, you can’t heal”. “If you block yourself from tears, you’re really blocking yourself from healing”. "Childhood wounding was less about individual childhood events, and more about chronic, continuous unmet needs- either unmet emotional needs or unmet safety needs. It was about wounded child parts stuck in a painful past". Resources:Find Dr. Russ: website YouTubeHis book Anxiety RxDr. Nicole LaPera websiteTonglen infoThe Body Keeps the Score bookA General Theory of Love bookContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comTwitter 
We sit down together to reflect on the last 2 guest episodes and to review some aspects of 2020. Katie gives us a great quote from Becky! Random topics include audio sound quality and figuring out if our coping techniques are falling in the healthy or unhealthy category. We hope you enjoy the HopeCast wrap of 2020 and that you'll join us in the new year for Season 4!!!Major Quote: “Any advice that is not asked for is just criticism”. Resources mentioned in the episode:Lifequake podcast (story about grief)Dance of Anger bookJennie Allen Life InventoryBen Higgins interviewContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comTwitter
We sit down with former dance teacher, Becky Spears, and hear what she has to say about topics such as perfectionism, learning to say no, and parenting. You won’t want to miss the wise words from the woman who has been a mentor to both Mary and Katie in many ways over many years. We hope you’ll enjoy this special guest as much as we did!Quotes:On focus: “We need to pay attention to our bodies, because our bodies tell us the truth”.On saying no: “Just say no, period. If you defend your no, that’s their opening to give you a reason to say yes”. On parenting: “We have to be careful with our words and we have to learn to really listen”.“We need to be coaches from the sideline, be their cheerleaders, let them fail and encourage them to find the ground, and stand up and do it again”.Contact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comInstagram Twitter
The three of us sit down to talk about some healthy ways to cope with overwhelm, aka “trauma”. We talk through a calming exercise and discuss how writing can be helpful. Join us for tips to improve your mental health during this stressful season! Resources related to this episode: Waking the Tiger bookThe Body Keeps the Score bookBoundaries bookQuestions from Expressive Writing, Word That Heal book :Number question A-D between 0-10 with the following parameters:0-Not at all 5- Somewhat 10- A great dealA.    _______To what degree did you express your deepest thoughts and feelings?B.    _______To what degree do you currently feel sad or upset?C.    _______To what degree do you currently feel happy?D.    _______To what degree was today’s writing valuable and meaningful for you?E.     Briefly describe how your writing went today so you can refer to this later. Contact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comInstagram Twitter
We have a conversation with Hope's childhood friend, Jessica Shreffler, to discuss grief and loss. Jessica shares her journey of losing her toddler to a drowning accident in 2006 and what she has learned in her journey of dealing with tragedy. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, or want to support someone who has, you don't want to miss this episode! Thoughts from this Episode:It’s not always going to feel like this. There’s a deep level of grief where you feel like you were walking along on a sunshiny, happy path, and somebody just picked you up by your hair and just dropped you in the very pit of hell. And I just thought, Is this ever going to end? Am I stuck here now? Will there every be happiness? Will there ever be joy? The darkness you are in right now isn’t going to last. We have to be active and looking for healthy ways to deal with our grief. Resources Suggested by Jessica:The Problem of Life with God bookHinds Feet on High Places bookCompassionate Friends websiteContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comInstagram Twitter
We are re-releasing the full episode (vs Parts 1 & 2) where Katie and Hope have a heart to heart with Hope’s missionary brother, Nathan Lloyd-Jones. We learn a little about Nathan and we have real talk about the struggles of parenting. We discuss healthy ways to have conversations with children about their actions. The later half of the discussion moves to a focus on issues with teens, and how parents can persist past seemingly bad attitudes and actions. Nathan provides info on short term mission work with him in Honduras. Tips from this episode: As a parent, if you struggle with the ability to verbalize emotions and talk through events with your children, seek support from a more verbal partner or learn from a verbal friend how to better have these tougher conversations. Consider doing “temptation bundling” to match character building with fun activities for your children.Contact info for Nathan:FacebookBob's number to discuss a mission trip: 352-302-9006Resources:Love languagesRoad back to youFaith-based:Shepherding a child’s heartContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comInstagramTwitter
Hope and Katie sit down with Dorothy and Allison from the brand new "Grit and Glam" podcast!! Join us as we learn more about what inspired them and how they are encouraging others along the way. Tips from this Episode:1. You’re not alone. 2. You’re not crazy. 3. Yes, there is a way out of it.Major Quote: “Sometimes you need to take yourself out of the spiritual little box of ‘fix it’ and laugh a little, glam it up a little, be a silly person”. Related Links:Grit and Glam podcast websiteThe Power of the Other bookWhy Won't You Apologize? bookContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comInstagram Twitter
The Parenting Episode

The Parenting Episode


We sit down for some real talk about parenting. Topics include current books we're reading and how they relate to parenting, as well as how our own childhood issues may impact the way we interact with our children. Tips from this episode:Learn to apologize. Learn your child. Try to truly listen to what your child is telling you and take a non-defensive approach to hearing. Do your own work as a person to address your personal issues and not project those onto your children. Resources related to this episode:Narcissism/Echoism blogpostThe Drama of the Gifted Child bookWhy Won’t You Apologize? bookThe Good Enough Mother blogpostRaising Worry Free Girls bookPaul David Tripp Parenting bookContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comInstagram Twitter
Hope and Mary sit down to reflect on the first guests of Season 3. Join us for a recap of our favorite moments with our guests! Guest-related links will be provided below. Tips from this episode: As you try to cope with finding a "new normal", we recommend staying away from triggering and/or extremely negative input sources. Reading (or rereading) a favorite author or watching a feel-good movie or show might be helpful. Exercise is also something that can provide stress relief. Topics related to this episode: Katriesa's ShoppeBoxEmail Rachel at: rachel@evernia.orgJolee's Projects:Red Top treats FBShoes websiteNon-profit websiteInfo for food pick-upBrene Brown bookPositive Sobriety episode Rethinking AddictionContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comInstagramTwitter
We sit down with local business owner Jolee Neal and discuss how she's learned to let go and trust her gut. Jolee shares about the THREE businesses she runs with her husband and some of the journey to get to this place in her life. Make sure to check the show notes for links on how to find Jolee's products!Major Quotes : "My hope in love was right. There really is love out there." "Sometimes I just had to learn to just trust my gut. I’ve learned through these trials that trusting yourself is okay."Links related to this episode: Red Top treats FBShoes websiteNon-profit websiteContact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comInstagram Twitter
We sit down with Rachel to get real truth about eating disorders and the road to recovery. In order to retain the raw conversation as well as respect the listener’s preferences, we are offering two versions of this honest talk. Please look at the titles to ensure you’re listening to the one that best suits your needs. Tips from Rachel: For ones who struggle: “The only way to be of service to others is to be of better service to yourself”. Find ways to figure out what you need and communicate that to those around you in the support community you develop to help you on this journey. For family: Do your best to ask questions- to get curious. Recognize the ED is not about you, but be willing to ask yourself, “Am I creating an environment for wellness, or am I creating an environment for this situation to just continue?”Resources related to this episode:Center for DiscoveryShame bookEmail Rachel at: Find her on Instagram Contact Us!!Counseling with HopeEmail: feedback@nhnlc.comInstagram Twitter
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