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Hope for Anxiety and OCD

Hope for Anxiety and OCD is a welcome place for struggling Christians to reduce shame, increase hope, and develop healthier connections to God and others. A Licensed Professional Counselor interviews other professionals, spiritual leaders, and everyday people who have found hope in the midst of their mental health struggle.

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78. Bible Study from "Should" to "Want" with Keith Ferrin
I’m privileged to be interviewing  Keith Ferrin. Keith is a speaker and author, with a passion for helping people read, study, and enjoy the Bible.How Keith developed his passion to help others read and enjoy the bibleHow to internalize the scripture rather than memorize Reading the Bible from a relational perspective How can people fall in love and enjoy reading their Bible? Keith Ferrin’s Book and Online Courses Related Resources: https://www.keithferrin.com/If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdOne-time gifts at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxietyJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the show
28:41 09/14/2022
Bonus Episode: EMDR Intensive Therapy Q&A with Steve Bock and Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP
Carrie and her husband Steve are excited to bring you a bonus episode on EMDR Intensive Therapy. What is EMDR Intensive Therapy and what are the issues it can help with?What happens in an EMDR Intensive Therapy session?  How long does the session usually last?How to receive EMDR Intensive Therapy?If you want to find out more about intensive therapy, go to https://www.bythewellcounseling.com/intensivetherapy/Support the show
21:51 09/07/2022
77. Postpartum Anxiety and Depression with Julie Lamb
Today on the show Julie Lamb, LCSW who is a life coach at julielambcoaching.com shares with us about postpartum depression and anxiety, and how to cope with it.Julie’s personal experience with postpartum anxiety and depressionHow many weeks are considered postpartumDifference between postpartum depression and major depressionWhat makes postpartum depression worseHow to cope with postpartum depression and anxietyRelated Resources:Julie Lamb Coaching If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdOne-time gifts at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxietyJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the show
28:27 08/31/2022
76. Finding Joy in the Midst of the Trial of Cancer with John Bennet.
Today on the show, I’m privileged to be interviewing John Bennet, author and banker.John shares with us his journey through a cancer diagnosis and treatment.John's long treatment process to move through the cancerHow John responded after finding out he had a terminal cancerHow has cancer been a blessing to John’s lifeJohn’s prayer lifeSubmitting to God’s sovereignty If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdOne-time gifts at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxietyJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the show
35:08 08/17/2022
75. God as Close as Your Breath: Breath Prayer with Jennifer Tucker
Today on the show, I’m joined by author Jennifer Tucker. Jennifer talks about her discovery of breath prayer and how it helped her with her own anxiety.Jennifer’s experience of anxiety and depressionHow Jen came across breath prayerHow breath prayer helps calm anxiety Examples of breath prayerJennifer’s Book: Breath as Prayer: Calm Your Anxiety, Focus Your Mind, and Renew Your SoulLinks and Resources:Breath as Prayer: Calm Your Anxiety, Focus Your Mind, and Renew Your SoulJennifer Tucker Support the show
27:46 08/03/2022
74. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and NOCD with Stacy Quick, LPC
I’m privileged to be interviewing Stay Quick, a licensed professional counselor and therapist at NOCD. Stacy talks about how Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) works for OCD and her own experience with OCD. Stacy’s personal journey with scrupulosityHow does ERP help people who have OCDCan OCD be cured completely?More about NOCDLinks and Resources:NOCDIf you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdOne-time gifts at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxietyJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the showSupport the show
29:58 07/20/2022
73.What are Boundaries and Why are they Important? with Erica Kesse, LPC-MHSP
Today's special is my good friend, Erica Kesse, LPC-MHSP.  Erica and I have an interesting conversation about boundaries and why they are so important.Why do you need to set healthy boundaries Reasons why people find it difficult to say noExamples of internal boundariesHow to create boundaries between work and personal lifeBoundaries and Christian faithErika’s book: Honey, You Need Counseling Skills and e-book on Boundaries Guide for LeadersLinks and resourcesErica Kesse Honey, You Need Counseling SkillsHeal yourself, Ignite your Leader, Grow your BusinessBoundaries by Dr. Henry CloudSupport the show
44:41 07/06/2022
72. How to Reduce Anxiety about Giving Birth with Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP
In this solo episode, Carrie deep dives into the topic of anxiety and childbirth and her own birthing experience.Creating a positive birth experienceCarrie’s pregnancy process - asking God what she wanted but He gave her what she needed. 5 ways to reduce anxiety about having a babyTrusting God through the birthing process If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdOne-time gifts at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxietyJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the show
39:24 06/22/2022
71. No Longer Plagued by Fear and Depression: A Personal Story with Stormie Omartian
We are privileged to have Stormie Omartian on the show today.  Stormie is a bestselling author who personally connects with readers by sharing experiences and lessons that beautifully illustrate how God changes lives when we learn to trust in Him.Stormie’s struggle with anxiety and phobiasHer horrible experience of growing up with a mother who has mental health disorderOverworking to cope with trauma and depressionFinding hope for the first time and surrendering to GodWhat does the process of forgiveness look like for StormieThe power of praying through fear Links and Resources:https://www.stormieomartian.com/https://www.facebook.com/stormieomartianofficialIf you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdOne time gifts at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxietyJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the show
33:32 06/08/2022
70. Mental Health in the African American Community with Dr. Nicholas Grier
Today on the show, I’m joined by Dr. Nicolas Grier, an Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Spiritual Care, & Counseling. Dr. Grier is also a mental health therapist and author.How do churches minister to the mental health of Black menThe stigma surrounding mental health and receiving help in Black CommunityCommon struggles that black men are facing today Early beginnings of Black PsychologyDr. Grier’s view on APA’s formal apology to people of color in promoting, perpetuating, and failing to challenge racism.Dr. Grier’s Book, Care for the Mental and Spiritual Health of Black MenLinks and Resources:https://nicholasgrier.com/If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdOne time gifts at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxietyJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the show
24:34 05/25/2022
69. Let's Talk About Hoarding with Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP
Join me in a solo episode as I talk about hoarding!Hoarding as an OCD spectrum disorderWhat causes a person to hoard things?Criteria for hoarding disorderHow is hoarding related to trauma and grief?Christian perspective on hoardingHelpful tips to overcome hoardingRelated links and resources:Book: Buried in TreasureDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental DisordersEpisode 49. Will Less Stuff Equal Less Anxiety? with Becca EhrlichIf you’re interested to join a hoarding support group, please contact me through my counseling website: https://www.bythewellcounseling.com/If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the show
39:26 05/11/2022
68. Approaching Insomnia Differently with Martin Reed
Martin Reed is a certified health education specialist and a clinical sleep health specialist.Martin’s personal insomnia journey and how it led him to learn helpful techniquesRegaining his sense of sleepinessMisleading information about sleepDo we really need a certain amount of sleep?Helpful tips to calm a racing mind and sleep betterCan we still sleep even when we have difficult thoughts and feelings?Martin Reed’s sleep coaching and online sleep education Links and Resources: Martin Reed: https://insomniacoach.com/If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
26:23 04/27/2022
67. The Personal Story Behind the Mental Health Alliance with Joe Padilla
Today on the show, I’m joined by Joe Padilla, a licensed and ordained minister, and co-founder of Mental Health Grace Alliance.  Joe shares with us how his family was personally impacted by mental health and how he was able to work through it.Stepping down the ministry to navigate his wife’s mental health issuesBarriers to seeking professional and pastoral helpDoing research and equipping himself to help his wife overcome her mental health conditionLearning how to integrate neuroscience, psychology, and biblical scriptures for mental health recoveryReinventing support group models and curriculum that integrate faith and science. Joe’s work at Mental Health Grace AllianceLinks and Resources:https://mentalhealthgraceallianceIf you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
32:01 04/13/2022
66. Somatic Experiencing Therapy with Amanda Huffman, LCSW
Today on the show, I am joined by Amanda Huffman, a clinical social work/therapist who uses holistic, integrative, evidence-based, & cutting edge approaches in her practice.Amanda talks about Somatic Experiencing therapy and how it can help people with anxiety and OCD. How long does it take to become a somatic experiencing therapist?The theory behind somatic experiencing How somatic experiencing can help process trauma How is somatic experiencing different from other therapies?Amanda’s view on somatic experiencing and Christian faithLinks and Resources:Amanda Huffman, LCSW If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
26:20 03/30/2022
65. ACT Therapy for Anxiety and OCD with Ingrid Ord, psychotherapist and author
My guest today is an experienced Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practitioner and author, Ingrid Ord. Ingrid talks about the connection between ACT and Christianity.How did Ingrid develop an interest in ACT?What is ACT and how does it work?How does ACT help with anxiety and OCDTaking your anxiety along with you.ACT and faith in GodBible characters who went through hard times and learned to accept their situationsIngrid’s book, ACT with FaithRelated Links and Resources:https://www.actwithfaithbook.com/ingrid-ord-author/https://www.actwithfaithbook.com/shop/If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show
20:14 03/16/2022
64. How We Unintentionally Increase Our Own Suffering with Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP
In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about suffering and ways we have a tendency to increase our own suffering.What I’ve learned from my recent sufferingGoing through intense physical pain and how it led to emotional painHow our thoughts increase our sufferingHow acknowledging pain and emotions can make you feel betterWhat are primary and secondary suffering?Seeking God for clarity and getting into a place of acceptanceHow to decrease your sufferingLinks and Resources: Is Mindfulness for Christians? with Dr. Irene KraegelBook: You Are Not Your Pain If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
32:26 03/02/2022
63. Trauma, Forgiveness, and Emotional Eating Recovery with Coach Jon McLernon
Joining the show today is Jon McLernon, a fitness coach and emotional eating expert. Jon shares with us his traumatic experience that changed his life and shaped him to be the person he is now.  What happened to Jon while he was on a humanitarian mission in South Africa Impact of the traumatic incident on Jon’s mental healthUsing food as a coping mechanismMaking the decision to forgiveHow did Jon forgive and move into a place of compassion? How Jon started to become a weight loss coach How Jon helps his clients create life-changing transformations. Links and Resources:Jon McLernonIf you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
31:13 02/16/2022
62. Connecting with God Through The Psalms with Courtney Reissig
Courtney Reissig, a mom, author and speaker is joining me on the show today to share how God used the Psalms to prepare her for a traumatic and life-threatening pregnancy experience.How Courtney started diving into the PsalmsPsalms as the language of the realities of life How Courtney processed her emotions How she worked through her trauma and what she learned from itHow to use the Psalms in prayer Courtney’s Book, Teach Me How to Feel Related links and resourceshttp://courtneyreissig.com/If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdJoin our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/hopeforanxietyandocd/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show
16:14 02/02/2022
61. Overcoming Financial Anxiety and Shame with Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP
Join Carrie in a solo episode as she speaks about anxiety and shame around money and how to cope with it. Common financial trapsEvaluating your finances and making good financial decisionsThought processes and limiting beliefs about money and how to reframe them.Honoring God with your finances  More helpful tips and advice on dealing with financial anxiety. If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdSubscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
32:59 01/19/2022
60. The Benefits of Fitness and Spirituality Combined with Jen Roland.
Jen Roland, a certified mental health coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors, Christian writer and speaker is joining me on the show today to talk about fitness, mental health, and Christianity.Jen’s personal fitness journey Her initial motivation to lose weight and get fit.Jen’s unhealthy obsession with fitness and how it caused stress and anxietyInviting God to her health journey. What did God show her that changed her perspective about health and fitness?How exercise and movement can help with chronic painChristian view of health and fitnessPractical tips on how to start exercising when you feel overwhelmed.Links and ResourcesJen RolandIf you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdSubscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
39:19 01/05/2022
59. Anxiety, Goals, and New Year's Resolutions with Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP
Today, I'll be talking about anxiety, goals, failure, and New Year's Resolutions.Why I don't set  New Year's ResolutionsWhy people with anxiety may shy away from setting goals Self-Evaluation & Setting Personal Goals Where does fear of success come from?Overcoming failuresAligning your goals with God's will Verses and Scriptures discussed: Philippians 2:12-13, Isaiah 1:17, Ephesians 2:19If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdSubscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
29:40 12/29/2021
58. Using Humor for Anxiety with Sporty King
Today's special is a certified humor professional, certified stress mastery educator,  master listener and author, Sporty King. Sporty talks about using humor as a coping tool for anxiety and other mental health issues.Laughter is a part of humor but not a requirement. Sporty's view on these two different extremes: people may take themselves too seriously or they may make everything a joke.How Sporty became a master listener at the same time a public speakerThe healing power of laughter and the study of healthy humorHelpful advice for those who mask their feelings with humorHow Sporty use humor to help people master their stress and anxietyDoes God have a sense of humor?Related Links and Resources Sporty King If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdSubscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast andlike our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
28:11 12/15/2021
57. Parenting a Teen in Crisis with Aaron Huey
We are privileged to have Aaron Huey on the show today.  Aaron is a parent coach for parents of kids at risk and the host of a parenting podcast called Beyond Risk and Back.  Aaron shares with us his valuable insights on parenting a teen in crisis and his own journey of recovering from addiction.How did Aaron get involved in working with teens?Common issues within the families Aaron has worked withWhat are the causes of drug abuse and other dependency issues among teens?Reasons why being a teenager is hard todaySome common things that loving parents do that aren't helpful for their children, especially children going through a crisisHelpful parenting tips and advice Related Links and Resources:Aaron HueyBeyond Risks and BackParenting Teens That StruggleIf you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdSubscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks. Support the show
47:17 12/08/2021
56. Finding Joy During Her Husband’s Struggles with Carole Leathem
Today on the show, I’m joined by Carole Leathem, mom, author and speaker. Carole has been caring for her spouse who has been battling anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. She shares with us her journey of finding joy in her husband’s struggles. Carole’s experience with her husband who struggles with mental illness-the most chaotic and dark painful times she ever been through.Factors that contribute to her husband’s mental health conditionHow their church responded in terms of the mental health crisis faced by her husbandHow did her husband’s mental health disorder affect her?How to cope when a loved one has a mental health disorderTurning to scriptures for comfort and hopeChoosing joy despite her circumstances Related Links and Resources:Carole LeathemCarole’s Book: Finding Joy In My Messy Life If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways, please support us on Patreon. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdSubscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcast and like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show
34:14 12/01/2021
55. Surviving the Holidays with Anxiety
Since it’s the last week before Thanksgiving and Christmas is approaching, I’m going solo today to talk about how to survive the Holidays when you have anxiety.Polite ways especially for introverts to leave a party early.Tips to reduce stress while travelingHow to reduce stress around Thanksgiving and ChristmasSaying “no” to gatherings you're not comfortable with.How to budget for the holidays and control your spending Keeping the Holidays simple yet meaningful.Related episode: Thriving as an Introvert in an Extrovert World with Holley GerthIf you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdSubscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcastand like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show
20:15 11/17/2021
54. Medications for Anxiety and OCD with Jennifer McGlothin, psyNP
Today on the show, we have with us Jennifer McGlothin who is a psychiatric nurse practitioner.  Jennifer and I have an informative conversation on medications for anxiety and OCD What is the role of a psychiatric nurse practitioner? Can they prescribe medication for mental health? Are they allowed to diagnose?What patients should know when they are starting a new medication or switching medication.How long does it take for psychiatric medication to work?Managing mental health medicationsThe Importance of communication between patient and health professionalRelated links and resources:Jennifer McGlothin, psyNPIf you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdSubscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcastand like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
33:27 11/10/2021
53. Yoga Therapy for Trauma with Anissa Hudak
Joining me on the show today is a certified yoga therapist, Anissa Hudak. Anissa helps traumatized women release the trauma from their bodies through yoga therapy.How Anissa developed her interest not just in yoga, but yoga as a therapyHow has yoga therapy helped people whom Anissa has worked with?The difference between yoga and yoga therapyHow does yoga therapy release trauma?What is a yoga therapy session like?Related links and resources:Anissa Hudak If you enjoy the podcast and want to support what we're doing, or if you’re looking for self-help materials to assist you on your journey of managing your anxiety and OCD in healthier ways. Audio teachings, relaxation exercises, and my book on how to find a therapist are provided for self-help via monthly subscription, go to www.patreon.com/hopeforanxietyandocdSubscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcastand like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
29:16 11/03/2021
52. Anxiety, Attachment Trauma, and Sex/Porn Addiction with Matt Wenger, LPC
We are privileged to have Matt Wenger on the show today. Matt is a licensed professional counselor and the clinical director of Boulder Recovery. He initially sought a career in church ministry,  but moved into the mental health field and started working with individuals recovering from sexual addiction.The connection between anxiety, attachment trauma and sex/porn addictionHow does addiction develop?How does addiction affect anxiety?The link between childhood experience and addiction.How does shame around unwanted sexual behaviors affect one's relationship with God?How long does sexual addiction recovery take?Recovery program for porn/sexual addictionLinks and resources:Boulder Recovery Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcastand like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
30:49 10/27/2021
51. Surrendering Our Insomnia to God with Dr.Charles Page
Today on the show, I’m privileged to be interviewing Dr. Charlie Page, a surgeon, author and speaker.  Dr. Charlie shares with us how he surrendered his sleep problems to God.Why did Dr. Charlie, who is a surgeon, write a book about insomnia?Christian worldview about sleepDr. Charlie’s tips and strategies to beat insomnia and sleep better.Scripture verses related to sleepHow do we surrender to God?Dr. Charlie’s book: Surrendered SleepScripture verses discussed:Psalms 121:4-5, Psalm 4:8, Ephesians 4:27, Psalm 148Links and ResourcesDr. Charlie PageBook: Surrendered SleepSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
27:31 10/20/2021
50. Doctor’s Offices, Prayers, and Our First Year of Marriage
As promised, I'm bringing back my favorite guest in celebration of my 50th episode, it's none other than my husband, Steve Bock! Steve and I are happy to share with you the ups and downs of our first year of marriage and how we remain constant in prayer.Adjustments we have made as a married couple.Funny and weird things we learned about each otherDealing with a health scare and coping with stressful health issues and never-ending doctor appointmentsWalking through life together and giving God all the controlOur shining light in the midst of a hard timeOur goals for the podcast  Subscribe to our newsletter: https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/Follow us on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/hopeforanxietyandocdpodcastand like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hopeforanxietyandocd for the latest updates and sneak peeks.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hopeforanxiety)
35:26 10/13/2021