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Adoption Wise (formerly The Adoption Connection)

Rediscover the confident and connected parent you long to be. We’ll show you how.

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#241: [workshop] What Shapes You: Unlocking Your Family System for Hope
Generally, what we carry into our childhoods and throughout our adulthood is part of a wider series, even patterns, of behavior, traumas, and worldviews. In this workshop, Dr. Stoker will give a very brief overview of Family Systems theory. You will learn: highlights for Family Systems theory a narrative that will assist you in seeing systems more objectively tools to heal and offer hope for those with whom you live and serve Dr. Andy Stoker (he/him) is married to Megan, and they are parents to two sons, Alex (20) and Wesley (15). Andy is an ordained United Methodist minister, holds a secular PhD in Family Science, and is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher in the Western Buddhist tradition. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For over two decades, Andy advocated for justice, fairness, equity, and inclusiveness in the Dallas area in the areas of public education, fair employment, healthcare access, and housing justice. In his free time, he co-hosts a parenting podcast with a psychologist and pediatrician called “Parenting for the Present." Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Connect with Andy on Instagram Parenting for the Present podcast Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue* by Edwin H. Friedman Bowen Theory's Secrets* by Michael Kerr The Bowen Center on Youtube A Family Genogram Workbook* by by Israel Galindo, Elaine Boomer, and Don Reagan *this is an affiliate link
60:28 4/2/24
#240: Tangible Ideas for Processing Grief
Foster care and adoption are full of ambiguous losses and disenfranchised grief. In this episode, Lisa and Melissa discuss the gap between expectations and reality which can lead to feelings of grief. They offer tangible practices, including writing, verbal processing, and bodywork. The importance of acknowledging and processing darker emotions such as sadness, anger, or resentment without judgment is emphasized. Lastly, they mention adapting these practices for children experiencing similar grief and loss. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Reclaim Compassion: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Overcoming Blocked Care with Neuroscience and Faith* by Qualls and Corkum #33: Grieving the unexpected losses in adoption #121: An Introduction to Trauma & Tension Release Exercise (TRE) with Christa Bevan FREE Facebook Group   * this is an affiliate link
28:29 3/19/24
#239: Fostering Children of Incarcerated Moms with Rebekah Cook
Rebekah Cook shares her experiences of fostering children of incarcerated moms through a ministry called Jonah's Journey. She emphasizes the importance of establishing a relationship with the biological parents and discusses the unique challenges and rewards of this type of foster care. Rebekah also touches on her struggle with blocked care and how she sought support and healing. Rebekah is a stay at home mom and former elementary school teacher who is passionate about loving and serving vulnerable moms in her community. She and her husband, Josh, are parents to 7 kids through birth, adoption and foster care. They are also loving their newest roles as grandparents to two little ones! Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Jonah's Journey
40:53 3/5/24
#238: Finding Life-Giving Connection
One of the signs of blocked care is isolation. In this episode, Lisa and Melissa chat about the importance of building supportive communities in virtual and real-life spaces. They recommend parents seek out and engage in safe, validating communities where they can discuss their challenges openly. All parents need to fill up their "relationship bucket" in order to maintain compassionate parenting. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Join Reclaim Compassion Join our free Facebook group House of Eve* by Sadeqa Johnson * this is an affiliate link
25:43 2/20/24
#237: [mailbag] PDA, teen borderline personality disorder, despair
This week we answer listener questions such as: What resources would you recommend for Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)? Do you have any wisdom to share about parenting a teenager with borderline personality disorder? What if things don't get better? Click here to download the transcript for this episode. Relevant Links PDA Masterclass Melissa's Ted Talk on Redefining Success The Gap and the Gain Podcast  
25:57 2/6/24
#236: [workshop] Supporting Kids with FASD Part 2 with Sandra Flach
Many adoptive and foster parents wonder if their child may have FASD or they have a diagnosis but aren't sure what to do next. Last time Sandra explored the impact of prenatal exposure to alcohol on a developing baby and identify the primary, secondary, and tertiary symptoms of FASD. This week in Part 2, you will learn practical techniques for accommodating and supporting children with FASD. Sandra Flach is a mom of 8 children, 5 through adoption—2 diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She encourages and equips foster and adoptive parents through her weekly Adoption & Foster Care Journey Podcast and blogs at SandraFlach.com. Sandra is co-founder of Justice For Orphans and author of Orphans No More: A Journey Back to the Father. She is also a trained facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model. Sandra and her husband Wayne have been married 35 years. They reside in upstate New York where they love to spend time with family, especially their 8 grandchildren. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Justice for Orphans Sandra's Blog Orphans No More* by Sandra Flach *this is an affiliate link
27:34 1/23/24
#235: [workshop] Supporting Kids with FASD Part 1 with Sandra Flach
Many adoptive and foster parents wonder if their child may have FASD, or they have a diagnosis but aren't sure what to do next. In Part 1 of this workshop, you will explore the impact of prenatal exposure to alcohol on a developing baby and identify the primary, secondary, and tertiary symptoms of FASD. In Part 2, you will learn practical techniques for accommodating and supporting children with FASD. Sandra Flach is a mom of 8 children, 5 through adoption—2 diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. She encourages and equips foster and adoptive parents through her weekly Adoption & Foster Care Journey Podcast and blogs at SandraFlach.com. Sandra is co-founder of Justice For Orphans and author of Orphans No More: A Journey Back to the Father. She is also a trained facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model. Sandra and her husband Wayne have been married 35 years. They reside in upstate NY where they love to spend time with family, especially their 8 grandchildren. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Justice for Orphans Sandra's Blog Orphans No More* by Sandra Flach *this is an affiliate link
41:11 1/9/24
#234: What We Learned in 2023
Last year's reflection episode was a listener favorite, so we're back with another one! With the demands of life and parenting, it can be hard to find time to stop and reflect. But pausing and reflecting is good for our soul, our nervous system, and our relationships. In this last episode for 2023 we thought it would be fun to answer the following questions: Describe a moment of clarity in 2023 Name something that became newly important to you in 2023 What is one new thing you want to explore in 2024 What do I have right now that, five years ago, I only dreamed about having? Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Centering Prayer MP3 Music for the podcast was composed by Oleksandr Oleksandrov on Pond5.
35:25 12/12/23
#233: Maintaining Compassion as a Kinship Provider with Nakole Wooley
Kinship care, the full-time care of a child by relatives, comes with many added relationship dynamics and complexities. In this episode Nakole Wooley shares how they navigate the challenges of kinship care, and the importance of overcommunication and compassion in the process. Nakole and her husband, Brandon, have been married 15 years. They are raising six kids including three who joined their family through kinship care. She is a military veteran and a licensed master social worker in Missouri. She and Brandon are also Cultivate Connection Facilitators. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Blocked Care 101 Reclaim Compassion: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Overcoming Blocked Care with Neuroscience and Faith*  by Qualls and Corkum Join Reclaim Compassion Free Blocked Care Assessment *this is an affiliate link
34:55 11/28/23
#232: Navigating Blocked Care When Your Community is Watching
In this episode Angela Coston, the executive director of For the Sake of One, shares her journey as an adoptive and foster mom. She candidly discusses her experiences and challenges in parenting children with complex needs while being a community leader. Angela explains how being able to name blocked care helped her shed the shame that she was abnormal or a bad parent. She shares practical strategies that helped her overcome blocked care and highlights the importance of setting boundaries and taking time for nervous system care to maintain resilience. Through her personal experiences and growth, Angela offers hope to listeners, emphasizing that while it might get worse before it gets better, it's entirely possible to navigate the challenges of parenting children with complex needs while taking care of yourself and learning to understand blocked care.​ Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links For the Sake of One Website FREE Blocked Care Assessment Reclaim Compassion* by Lisa C. Qualls and Melissa Corkum *this is an affiliate link
34:25 11/14/23
#231: [workshop] Calm Your Child’s Stress Response Using Neurodevelopmental Movement with Sonia Story
Many children with early adversity have an overactive stress response that can create challenging behaviors. In this engaging workshop you will see compelling case studies, visuals, and research about the role of innate neurodevelopmental movements in healthy physical, mental, and social-emotional functioning. You will gain a new perspective about the importance of neurodevelopmental movements and how they can help with anxiety disorders; sensory issues; overwhelm; and fight, flight and freeze states. Sonia Story developed the Brain and Sensory Foundations curriculum to provide comprehensive training in the use of neurodevelopmental movements for addressing sensory, learning, physical, behavioral, emotional, social, and speech challenges. Since 2006, she has been working with children, parents, and professionals in hands-on sessions and training courses. Sonia’s courses are approved for professional continuing education for occupational and physical therapists, mental health counselors, myofunctional therapists, and massage therapists. Her work has been featured in the books, Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder; Special Ed Mom Survival Guide; Family Health Revolution; and Same Journey, Different Paths, Stories of Auditory Processing Disorder. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Sonia's website Connect with Sonia on Instagram Slides from Sonia's presentation FREE Resources page for Mental Health Professionals and Parents Click here to join Reclaim Compassion for future workshops
39:44 10/31/23
#230: Blocked Care 101
Is your adoption journey turning out differently than you imagined? You had so much love to give, but now you feel ashamed and bewildered by your lack of compassion. You may be experiencing blocked care—a self-protective mechanism in your nervous system that makes it difficult to connect with your child and maintain compassion. When it happens, it’s like your heart seems to have left the relationship. In this episode, we identify the ten signs of blocked care and how to overcome them. It is never too late to reclaim compassion for yourself and your kids! Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Our new Adoption Wise website Free Blocked Care assessment Reclaim Compassion: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Overcoming Blocked Care with Neuroscience and Faith* by Lisa C. Qualls and Melissa Corkum Join our Reclaim Compassion coaching group * this is an affiliate link Music for the podcast was composed by Oleksandr Oleksandrov on Pond5.
22:45 10/17/23
#229: Honoring the Mystery in Adoption Stories with Suzanne Stabile
Every adoptee walks through life dealing with the loss of at least their first family, and each one will experience that loss with a different lens. This week, Suzanne Stabile joins Lisa and Melissa for a rich conversation about adoption, the Enneagram, mystery, and curiosity. Suzanne shares vulnerably about how she's dealing with the "adoption-shaped hole" in her life. As an internationally recognized Enneagram Master, Suzanne has conducted over 500 Enneagram workshops over the past 30 years. She's the author of The Road Back to You, The Path Between Us, and The Journey Toward Wholeness. When she is not on the road teaching and lecturing, Suzanne is at home in Dallas, Texas with her husband, Rev. Joseph Stabile, a United Methodist pastor with whom she co-founded Life in the Trinity Ministry and the Micah Center. She is the mother of four children and grandmother of nine. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Life in the Trinity Ministry The Enneagram Journey Podcast Ambiguous Loss* by Pauline Boss Healing Through the Dark Emotions* by Miriam Greenspan The Girls Who Went Away* by Anne Fessler *this is an affiliate link
51:56 10/3/23
#228: [workshop] Helping Kids Who Live in La-la Land with Robyn Gobbel, MSW
Do you have a child who doesn't seem to be fully present? Perhaps it seems they're often daydreaming or in la-la land. This can be especially frustrating if they have trouble focusing at school or completing a task. In this workshop you'll learn: the neurobiology of shutdown how la-la land is protective how to offer safety and connection Robyn loves cultivating deep, resonant connections with anyone who is up for it, and is especially fond of all the grown-ups in the world who love and care for kids impacted by trauma- helpers, healers, educators, and parents.  Her favorite thing ever (besides glittery coffee mugs) is teaching anyone who will listen to harness the power of neuroscience so they can cultivate deep, resonant connections. What would change in the world if we could all do that? To see, be with, feel, and deeply know each other…and ourselves. Robyn thinks everything could change.  You can get your hands on all sorts of free resources at www.RobynGobbel.com, including her podcast The Baffling Behavior Show. Robyn’s first book, Raising Kids with Big, Baffling Behaviors: Brain-Body-Sensory Strategies that Really Work, will hit bookshelves everywhere September 21, 2023. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Robyn's website Connect with Robyn on Instagram Connect with Robyn on Facebook How to Change People Pleasing Behavior Free Webinar from Robyn The Connected Therapist* by Marti Smith Click here to download the handout for this workshop *This is an affiliate link
48:21 9/19/23
#227: [mailbag] preparing for a placement, young adult rejection, spouses with blocked care, choices for child with FASDs
This week we answer listener questions such as: How do I prepare for every possible scenario and keep balance in our lives? Why does our young adult reject us but show loyalty to practical strangers? How do I help my spouse with blocked care? How do I provide choices to a child who doesn't learn from poor ones? Click here to download the transcript for this episode. Relevant Links # 41: Mentally Preparing For Your Adoption or Fostering Journey – The 11 most important things you need to know #42: Practically Preparing For Your Adoption or Fostering Journey – The 6 most important things you need to do  
25:11 9/5/23
#226: Navigating the Emotions of Special Needs Parenting with Amy J. Brown
Join Lisa as she talks with Amy J. Brown about the journey of parenting children with special needs. We talk about the moment she realized her children's challenges were going to change her life and family forever. We talk honestly about guilt and shame as adoptive moms, blocked care, and a practical exercise for moving from guilt to acceptance. Amy J. Brown is a writer, mentor, and co-host of the podcast, Take Heart. She is the author of the book The Other Side Of Special: Navigating the Messy, Emotional, and Joy-Filled Life of a Special Needs Mom. Amy has a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership.  She shares honestly about adoption and parenting children with mental health issues and trauma.  She is the mother of six children. She lives with her husband in Michigan. ​ Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links The Other Side of Special* by Amy J. Brown, Sara Clime, Carrie M. Holt Connect on Instagram Join our Reclaim Compassion Coaching Group *this is an affiliate link
41:09 8/22/23
#225: [workshop] Using the TBRI® Nurture Group as a Family with Tristen McGhee
It's easy to get bogged down in big behaviors and forget to have positive interactions with your kids. TBRI® Nurture Groups provide a positive, attachment-rich environment that is imperative to helping your child increase their sense of felt safety while connecting and learning new skills for life. In this workshop, you will learn: importance of Nurture Groups six aspects of a Nurture Group how to implement the components into your family Tristen McGhee is a certified Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner, adoptive mom, foster/adoptive parent trainer, as well as a trauma-wise parent coach. She has extensive experience working with vulnerable families to find a path of hope and healing. Her passion for helping families and advocating for children with early childhood trauma backgrounds has led to her current enrollment in a graduate program to receive her Master of Education in Trauma and Neuroscience. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Safe Precious Heard Website Connect with Tristen on Instagram Download workshop handout The Connected Parent* by Purvis and Qualls Click here to join Reclaim Compassion for future workshops *This is an affiliate link
29:28 8/8/23
#224: [Summer Swap] Finding Connection Through Your Adoption Journey
We often have opportunities to be guests on other podcasts, and we've had some great conversations. We'd hate for you to miss them. Because we're taking the month of July off from recording new episodes, we thought it would be the perfect time to share some of those interviews with you right here on our podcast. We couldn’t be happier to share this conversation with Melissa Corkum & Lisa Qualls of The Adoption Connection. We have long respected the work these two remarkable women are doing in the world. They are some of our favorite voices, offering hope and encouragement, to adoptive parents and caregivers. They’ve written numerous books, have a fantastic podcast, offer coaching and speaking, and host a beautiful Facebook community of support. They are doing such good and meaningful work in this space bringing decades of personal and professional experience to the equation. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links This episode first appeared on the Raising Boys and Girls Podcast. Reclaim Compassion: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Overcoming Blocked Care with Neuroscience and Faith* by Lisa C. Qualls and Melissa Corkum Join our Reclaim Compassion Coaching Group Join our free Facebook group *this is an affiliate link  
38:34 7/25/23
#223: [Summer Swap] Our Enneagram and Blocked Care Journey
We often have opportunities to be guests on other podcasts, and we've had some great conversations. We'd hate for you to miss them. Because we're taking the month of July off from recording new episodes, we thought it would be the perfect time to share some of those interviews with you right here on our podcast. The authors of Reclaim Compassion and hosts of The Adoption Connection podcast, Melissa Corkum (Enneagram 7) and Lisa C. Qualls (Enneagram 3) join Suzanne Stabile and Joel on the Journey. Parenting is HARD Working together as a 3 and a 7 and how they related differently to feelings Blocked care What is hand lettering? Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links This episode first appeared on The Enneagram Journey Podcast. Reclaim Compassion* by Lisa C. Qualls and Melissa Corkum Free blocked care assessment *this is an affiliate link  
64:54 7/11/23
#222: [Summer Swap] Healing from Blocked Care
We often have opportunities to be guests on other podcasts, and we've had some great conversations. We'd hate for you to miss them. Because we're taking the month of July off from recording new episodes, we thought it would be the perfect time to share some of those interviews with you right here on our podcast. Blocked Care is language identified by Jon Baylin & Dan Hughes which describes the experience whereby: Overwhelming stress in a parent’s nervous system can create this subconscious, not on purpose, self-protective mechanism that makes it so that some of the parts of our brain and nervous system that bring us the joy and the compassion into parenting shut down. This can look like parents who are doing a lot of the actions of parenting (i.e., making therapy appointments, packing lunches, driving kids, etc.), but all the reward of parenting– that reciprocal relationship, the enjoyment, the satisfaction– has left, and it leaves parents feeling a sense of apathy towards parenting, which then cycles into guilt and shame. The stress in a parent’s nervous system that causes blocked care is not always, but can often be related to big, baffling behaviors. Melissa and Lisa help parents begin healing their nervous systems by looking at three different aspects of their lives: We look at their internal world. So what’s happening in their nervous system, what’s happening in their mindset; We look at what’s happening in their external world, their sensory environments; We look at their relational world to safe people, spiritual relationships, etc. Note: Robyn's podcast is now titled The Baffling Behaviors Show Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links This episode first appeared at https://robyngobbel.com/blockedcare/. Reclaim Compassion* by Lisa C. Qualls and Melissa Corkum Free blocked care assessment *This is an affiliate link
58:49 6/27/23
#221: Questions to Ask Yourself
Our "What We Learned in 2022" episode got such great feedback that we decided to drop in with a mid-year reflections conversation. We spontaneously answered the questions: What did you discover in the first half of the year? Share something that's on your mind right now. What is one thing you would like to learn this summer? These make great journal prompts or conversation starters with a friend. How would you answer them? Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Reclaim Compassion: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Overcoming Blocked Care with Neuroscience and Faith* by Lisa C. Qualls and Melissa Corkum Wanderlog Anchored* by Deb Dana * This is an affiliate link
38:10 6/13/23
#220: Why Encouragement May Be Better Than Consequences with adoptee, Stephanie Fast
Abandoned at a young age, Stephanie wandered the war-torn countryside of Korea. Due to her bi-racial ethnicity, she was abused and violated in every way. She was adopted around the age of nine by David & Judy Merwin. Her parents surrounded her with "lavish love" and encouragement instead of consequences when she acted out during her childhood. They seemed to understand her behaviors came from a well of deep hurt and shame. A profound personal encounter with Jesus Christ enabled her to exchange her pain with Him at the cross and see her identity and purpose in the light of God's love. This message, Stephanie has had the privilege to share with anyone who will listen.  God has honored her with very diverse audiences. Over the past 30 years, her story and teaching have been on TV, radio, in magazines and other people's books. She recently wrote her first book; She Is Mine. She has been an Advocate for Orphans and Adoptees her whole Christian life, believing there is an orphan in each person without Jesus. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Stephanie's Website Destiny Ministries
38:22 5/30/23
#219: [workshop] Successful Vacation Planning for Adoptive Families
Vacations are fun until they're not. The anticipation anxiety, change in routine, and potential overstimulation can make enjoyable vacations feel impossible. In this episode, you'll learn: things to consider when planning how to set realistic expectations tried and true tips for keeping the fun in vacation Rachel Bell is an adoptive mom and founder Bell Travel Co. (@belltravelco), that specializes in travel for families and also individuals with food allergies and special needs. Kristen Perso is an adoptive mom and founder of Cherry Blossom Vacations (@cherry_blossom_vacations) which renews families through the gift of vacation Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Join Reclaim Compassion for access to the Q&A portion and future workshops Connect with Rachel and Bell Travel Co. on Instagram Bell Travel Co Website Connect with Kristen and Cherry Blossom Vacations on Instagram Cherry Blossom Vacations Website
41:54 5/16/23
#218: [mailbag] connection with adult children, older child adoption, hugs and attachment
This week we answer listener questions such as: How do I give "yesses" to an adult child to strengthen connection? Is younger child adoption easier than older child adoption? Can you explain why my child begs for hugs and then rejects them? Click here to download the transcript for this episode. Relevant Links The Connected Parent* by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Lisa C. Qualls Join Reclaim Compassion *This is an affiliate link
34:26 5/2/23
#217: [workshop] Explaining Our Families to Others with Beth Smith Feger, PhD
Parenting kids who have experienced trauma, loss and separation can be challenging. Finding strategies that heal and actually work provides hope to parents who are struggling, but these strategies can seem strange to others. Our parents, neighbors, friends, and family (maybe even that lady we see at church each week) have opinions, suggestions and perhaps even judgment about our new parenting strategies. This workshop will give us some tools to help our loved ones understand why we parent the way we do. Beth Smith Feger has over 20 years of experience in training and education. Since completing a Ph.D. in early childhood education in 2009, she has worked training teachers, parents and young people. She is a passionate life long learner and has co-written a text book for early childhood educators. She is currently the Director of Programs at Fostering Hope, an organization the equips and supports families and churches to care for children who have experienced trauma. She is also the mom to three kids, two adopted from foster care. She lives in Austin with her family and enjoys reading, swimming and Marvel movies. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links I Am Fostering Hope Join Reclaim Compassion
39:07 4/18/23
#216: Breaking Free from the Cycle of Generational Abuse with Former Foster Youth Kristen Thomas
When Kristen Thomas acted out as a child at school, it was a cry for help, but she was instead labeled as a "difficult child." Eventually placed in foster care, Kristen struggled with shame and being misunderstood by the people who were supposed to protect her. In this episode, she openly shares her story of how she's breaking the cycle of generational abuse in her family. She also shares the importance and role of community and what she needed from her caregivers. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Connect with Kristen on Instagram Free blocked care assessment  
28:48 4/4/23
#215: [mailbag] birth family, psychosomatic symptoms, blocked care for non-parent caregivers
This week we answer listener questions such as: How do you talk about love from birth parents when there's been extensive abuse? How do you address psychosomatic symptoms in your child? Is the new book helpful for other caregivers who interact with my child? Click here to download the transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Body work episodes #160: Essential Oils and Mental Health with Dr. Danielle Daniel Reclaim Compassion
26:57 3/21/23
#214: Reclaim Compassion Book Preview
Is your adoption journey turning out differently than you imagined? You had so much love to give, but now you feel ashamed and bewildered by your lack of compassion. You may be experiencing blocked care—a self-protective mechanism in your nervous system that makes it difficult to connect with your child and maintain compassion. When it happens, it’s like your heart seems to have left the relationship. But the good news is you are not a bad parent. You can heal from blocked care, and compassion can be rekindled in your heart. Written by @lisacqualls and @melissacorkum_ who have themselves overcome blocked care, the book, Reclaim Compassion, answers the questions, “How did this happen, and will it ever get better?” You’ll recognize yourself in the honest stories from the authors and other parents and come to realize that you’re not at all alone. Rooted in faith and backed by neuroscience, this practical and powerful guide offers a simple step-by-step process for reclaiming compassion for your child and yourself. This week, enjoy an audio preview of Chapter 1. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Reclaim Compassion Website
26:34 3/7/23
#213: [workshop] Attached to God with Krispin Mayfield
Your attachment style impact ALL relationships in your life - including your relationship with God. Learn how your attachment style impacts your spiritual life, and how to take steps toward increased attachment security with God. Krispin Mayfield, LPC has a background in full-time ministry and now practices an attachment based therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, with individuals and couples. He lives in Oregon with his wife D.L. and their two children. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Attached to God* by Krispin Mayfield Connect with Krispin on Instagram Join Reclaim Compassion for access to Q&A *This is an affiliate link
32:18 2/21/23
#212: The World’s First Embryo Adoptee Comes Full Circle with Hannah Strege
Hannah Strege is the first adopted frozen embryo in the world, adopted through the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption program at Nightlight Christian adoptions. She shares about the importance of adoptees knowing their origin story, how she navigates her open adoption, and how adoption impacts her identity. Hannah is a graduate student at Baylor University working on a Masters of Social Work degree. She hopes to some day open a private practice to counsel adoptees, placing families, and adopting families/couples throughout the lifelong adoption process. Click here to download a transcript for this episode. Relevant Links Connect with Hannah on Instagram Nightlight Christian Adoptions A Snowflake Named Hannah* by John Strege *This is an affiliate link
19:10 2/14/23

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