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  • 37 minutes 18 seconds
    Episode 112: Navigating Anxiety—Practical, Powerful Tips to Recognize and Transform Anxiety In Your Life

    What if anxiety isn't your enemy?

    What if it's trying to help?


    We all feel anxious at times. As we close out this series on Inside Out, we're bring you some powerful tips about how to transform anxiety into a powerful ally.


    Here’s what we cover:


    1. The most important strategy when you feel anxious (12:59)

    2. How to recognize the voice of anxiety (14:03)

    3. The relationship between anxiety & numbing (18:07)

    4. Healthy “escape” vs. unhealthy numbing (21:22)

    5. How to understand passages like “Do not be anxious” in the Bible (22:36)


    Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.


    Related Episodes:

    Episode 67: The Link Between Faith & Emotional Healing—Gen Z, College Life, & A Hidden Search for Meaning with Cindy Gao

    Episode 39: Boundaries for Your Soul—How to Navigate Your Overwhelming Thoughts & Feelings

    Episode 41: Boundaries With Fear And Anxiety—How to Calm the Chaos Within and the Joy of Internal Boundaries


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    18 July 2024, 8:30 am
  • 48 minutes 2 seconds
    Episode 111: The Enneagram For Moms—How to Transforms Parenting Triggers & Blind Spots Into Growth & Connection With Beth McCord

    Do you ever get activated by your kids—even when they’re not really doing anything wrong?


    It happens to the best of parents! Today’s episode, featuring renowned Enneagram expert, Beth McCord, is such an incredibly helpful and practical conversation about how to transform triggers into opportunities for health and connection.


    Here’s what we cover:


    1. How the Enneagram helped Beth stop comparing herself to other moms (7:46)

    2. Why neither shaming yourself—or blaming others works (10:16)

    3. A step by step process for what to do when you get activated by your kids (21:30)

    4. How Beth's family’s love for debate triggered childhood wounds & how she worked through it (29:37)

    5. How and when to talk about the Enneagram with your kids (39:00)


    Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.


    Related Episodes:

    Episode 52: The Enneagram—9 Ways to Uncover the Best (and Worst) of Who You Are, Get Honest With Yourself, & Improve Your Relationships

    Episode 109: Healing Burdens From the Past—How to Overcome Childhood Wounds and Heal Your Younger Self with Tammy Sollenberger


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    11 July 2024, 8:30 am
  • 46 minutes
    Episode 110: How to Be Wise When People Are Difficult—Biblical Strategies For Keeping Your Emotional Health & Mental Sanity

    We all need to tune up our boundaries from time to time, especially when encountering difficult people. Today, I'm sharing an encore episode about the Biblical mandate to "Turn the Other Cheek." Spoiler alert: it has nothing to do with being a doormat in the face of toxicity!


    Originally titled, Should I Turn the Other Cheek? Why It's the Opposite of Being a Doormat & How to Stand Firm in the Face of Gaslighting, Manipulation, & Toxicity, today's episode shows you how to detect toxic strategies and navigate tricky relational situations with wisdom and clarity.


    Here's what we cover:

    1. What the Bible has to say about toxic behavior (5:24)

    2. Does it work to “love people into change”? (14:56)

    3. Biblical examples of being a fool (33:14)

    4. Biblical strategies for being wise like Jesus (36:52)

    Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.

    Related Episodes:

    Episode 2: What Should I Know About Gaslighting?

    Episode 24: Boundaries, the Spectrum of Toxicity, and a Note About Evil

    Episode 25: Types of No Part 1—How to Say “No” in Healthy Relationships

    Episode 26: Types of "No" Part 2—How to Say "No" to Toxicity, The Real Meaning of Turn the Other Cheek & How to Form a Boundaries Committee


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    4 July 2024, 8:00 am
  • 55 minutes 43 seconds
    Episode 109: Healing Burdens From the Past—How to Overcome Childhood Wounds and Heal Your Younger Self with Tammy Sollenberger

    Do you ever struggle with negative beliefs about yourself, even though you know they aren't true?

    We all carry burdens that we pick up in childhood, and these burdens can be surprisingly persistent. Today's guest, therapist, author of The One Inside, & host of The One Inside IFS podcast, Tammy Sollenberger shares her journey of healing her younger self from these painful burdens.

    Here's what we cover:

    1. The surprising way we can connect with God's healing
    2. Why we pick up burdens in childhood
    3. How Tammy healed her burden of "I'm not wanted"
    4. The impact of childhood burdens on marriage and parenting
    5. The spiritual practices that have helped Tammy heal

    Find the transcript and resources from the episode here.

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    If you enjoyed this episode, you'll love:

    Episode 108: Inside Out—Internal Family Systems, Therapy, and High-Performing Protectors with Jenna Riemersma


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    27 June 2024, 8:00 am
  • 49 minutes 50 seconds
    Episode 108: Inside Out—Internal Family Systems, Therapy, and High-Performing Protectors with Jenna Riemersma

    Do you ever feel like you're wearing a mask, hiding how you really feel from others?

    Do you find yourself in conflict with different aspects of your personality, struggling to find harmony?

    In honor of the new Pixar movie, Inside Out 2, we're diving into Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy in a brand new series this week! Today's guest, Jenna Riemersma is an amazing human, an expert IFS clinician, and the bestselling author of 2 books on IFS.

    Here's what we cover:

    1. What is Internal Family Systems (IFS)?
    2. The hidden cost of high-performance armor
    3. Are kids truly resilient or just coping?
    4. 3 signs of a good therapist
    5. Jenna's journey of writing her book on IFS
    6. Innovative Practices for ongoing healing

    Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.

    Connect with Jenna at: https://jennariemersma.com/

    Get Jenna's free Insight Timer IFS meditations

    Read Altogether You and Altogether Us

    If you like this episode you'll love:

    • Episode 39: Boundaries For Your Soul: How to Navigate Your Overwhelming Thoughts & Feelings
    • Episode 40: 5 Steps to Healing Painful Emotions
    • Episode 43: How to Tame Your Inner Critic & Why All Parts Are Welcome


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    20 June 2024, 3:10 pm
  • 46 minutes 37 seconds
    Episode 107: Name, Frame, & Brave Depression: Science-Backed Strategies to Treat Mild and Stubborn Depression & Recover Your Joy with Dr. Len Lantz

    Have you or someone you love struggled with depression?

    If so, you’re not alone. Rates of depression have increased in the past few years, and my guest today is here to give us hopeful, helpful, science-backed wisdom on how to name, frame, and brave a path out of depression. From identifying the subtle signs of mild depression to addressing more severe and persistent symptoms, our conversation will equip you with practical tools and strategies to tackle depression. Whether you're personally struggling or supporting a loved one, this episode will help you find clarity and direction.

    My guest today, Dr. Len Lantz, is one of America's top psychiatrists and a clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is the editor of www.psychiatryresource.com, and he maintains a clinical practice at Big Sky Psychiatry in Helena, Montana.

    **Content Warning: This episode briefly touches on the topic of suicide. We want you to feel safe and cared for while listening, so please take care, or if you need to skip this one, consider asking a friend to listen on your behalf.**

    Here’s what we cover:

    1. Why mental health diagnoses are hard to get right (10:53)

    2. Current statistics on increasing rates of depression (16:51)

    3. Signs and symptoms of depression (18:21)

    4. Debunking stigmas about depression in faith-based communities (22:53)

    5. Research-backed interventions for mild depression (25:48)

    6. Proven medical options for treating severe or stubborn depression (33:38)

    7. How to support a loved one struggling with depression (38:56)

    Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.

    Related Episodes:

    Episode 104: Overcoming the Fear of Vulnerability—Strategies to Stop Feeling Alone and Build Meaningful Connections

    Episode 106: Transform Limiting Beliefs, Embrace Critical Thinking, & Navigate Holistic Health with Dr. Josh Axe

    Episode 33: People Pleasing & Developing Your Own Inner Compass: Thoughts on Depression, Mental Health & the Church, and Finding Hope in Dark Places


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    13 June 2024, 8:30 am
  • 45 minutes 27 seconds
    Episode 106: Transform Limiting Beliefs, Embrace Critical Thinking, & Navigate Holistic Health with Dr. Josh Axe

    Have you wondered how a single negative comment can shape your beliefs about yourself?

    In this episode, we dive into the crucial distinction between critical thinking and limiting beliefs, exploring how they shape our decisions. My guest, Dr. Josh Axe, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Think This, Not That, shares his personal story of overcoming a powerful limiting belief and helping his mom navigate through cancer. He offers some powerful critiques of our current medical model, and some practical tips to navigate a more holistic way towards health. Do not miss this thought-provoking episode!

    Here’s what we cover:

    1. The difference between critical thinking and limiting beliefs (2:52)

    2. How one person’s negative comment created a limiting belief (9:11)

    3. Josh's journey with his mom through cancer (13:51)

    4. The negative effect of limiting beliefs (19:21)

    5. An incisive critique of pharmaceutical ads in the U.S. (21:39)

    6. How to balance natural & medical interventions (23:41)

    7. The power of reverse-engineering your life based on your vision for the future (34:18)

    Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.

    Related Episodes:

    Episode 103: Name, Frame, and Brave Gossip

    Episode 104: Overcoming the Fear of Vulnerability—Strategies to Stop Feeling Alone and Build Meaningful Connections

    Episode 105: 4 Lies We Tell, the Mental Health Benefits of Honesty, & How to Stop Lying In Your Relationships

    Episode 10: What are Limiting Beliefs and How Do I Overcome Them with Mary Marantz


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    6 June 2024, 8:30 am
  • 49 minutes 16 seconds
    Episode 105: 4 Lies We Tell, the Mental Health Benefits of Honesty, & How to Stop Lying In Your Relationships

    Are you ever tempted to lie to spare someone’s feelings or avoid conflict?

    You're not alone. Research shows that most people tell at least one lie every day, even though honesty significantly benefits our relationships and mental health. In today’s episode, we explore the science and Biblical wisdom behind lying, and I'll share practical strategies to foster more honesty (spoiler alert: it involves setting boundaries!) in your relationships.

    Here's what we cover:

    • How often do we lie?
    • 4 mental health benefits of honesty
    • 4 types of lies we tell
    • The link between lying and boundaries
    • 3 reasons why we lie
    • The most important question to ask yourself about the lies you tell

    Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.

    Related Episodes:

    Episode 103: Name, Frame, and Brave Gossip

    Episode 104: Overcoming the Fear of Vulnerability—Strategies to Stop Feeling Alone and Build Meaningful Connections

    Episode 20: Making Peace with Yourself (& Facing Your Fear of Disappointing Other People)

    Episode 72: Overcoming Failure, Handling Adversity, and Telling Yourself the Truth


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    30 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 59 minutes 58 seconds
    Episode 104: Overcoming the Fear of Vulnerability—Strategies to Stop Feeling Alone and Build Meaningful Connections

    Have you ever felt isolated because you can't open up to others?

    Do you worry that showing vulnerability might lead to more hurt?

    You are in for such a special treat today. This is such an honest, incredibly real conversation about the risks of vulnerability, the hurts that come from letting others in AND the incredible opportunities for intimacy, connection, and healing when we do.

    My dear friends, Kathy Tuan-MacLean and Tara Edelschick, authors of the new Bible study experience, "Moms at the Well," surveyed over seven hundred moms and discovered most women struggle with worry, anger, comparison, escapism, a desire for control, and heartbreak. Yet most women feel alone in these struggles.

    If you've ever felt lonely or skeptical about finding community with other women, this episode is for you. Here's what we cover:

    * The dissonance we feel about vulnerability (2:21)

    * How 1 marriage crisis launched a 20 year small group (11:28)

    * 2 essential ingredients to safeguard trust (16:00)

    * How they dealt with gossip (21:50)

    * Strategies for dealing with hurt feelings, ruptures & repair (24:38)

    * One shocking result from their survey (34:43)

    * The strategy Alison used to find a friend when lonely (43:35)

    * The one thing that kills group trust (48:43)

    For 20% off + free shipping for Moms at the Well, use code IVPPOD20 here

    Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here

    Related Episodes:

    Episode 103: Name, Frame, and Brave Gossip

    Episode 85: The Goal of a Healthy Family & 6 Roles We Take On In Dysfunction

    Episode 66: The Truth About Anxiety & How to Become a Worry Free Parent with Sissy Goff

    Episode 65: Vulnerability, Parenting, and Letting Go of Control—Inside A Guy’s Perspective With Our Friends From Dadville


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    23 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 46 minutes 46 seconds
    Episode 103: Name, Frame, and Brave Gossip

    We don't want to gossip, but most of us do it. What if gossip actually plays a deeper role in our lives and relationships?

    So often in life we bump into "grey areas," areas that can stir up dissonance inside of us. We hold certain beliefs or values, yet we find ourselves acting in ways that are contrary to those values.

    In this series, we're exploring some of these areas that can bring up dissonance inside. Our focus today is gossip. I explore the problems with gossip, as well as some of the surprising research on how it can be constructive. By examining both the positive and negative aspects of gossip, you'll feel empowered to name, frame, and brave a healthier understanding of gossip in your life and relationships.

    1. Why gossip is a gray area (3:09)
    2. What the Bible says about gossip (6:42)
    3. What psychology research says about gossip (12:46)
    4. 6 motivations behind gossip (13:43)
    5. Constructive vs. destructive forms of gossip (21:40)
    6. How to Name, Frame, and Brave gossip in your own life (29:17)

    Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.

    Related Episodes:

    Episode 102: I Shouldn’t Feel Conflicted About God—How to Name, Frame, and Brave Complicated Emotions About Faith & God

    Episode 96: Signs of Emotional Immaturity & How to Bring Emotional Health Into Your Relationships

    Episode 89: When A Relationship Has to Change—How to Tolerate Discomfort, Face an Attachment Void, & Resource Yourself


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    16 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 45 minutes 46 seconds
    Episode 102: I Shouldn’t Feel Conflicted About God—How to Name, Frame, and Brave Complicated Emotions About Faith & God

    Do you ever feel distant from God?

    Do you struggle with conflicting emotions or unanswered questions that make it hard to feel God's presence in your life?

    Today's episode brings the 🔥🔥🔥. I'm passionate about naming the false guilt and counterfeit messages that keep us from a vibrant relationship with God.

    So often we try to shove complicated feelings aside or manipulate ourselves into feeling what we think we “should” feel in our faith. It doesn't work. The good news is that as with any relationship, when you name and frame what you're feeling honestly, you invest in a deeper, more authentic relationship with God. Here’s what we cover…

    1. The problem with spiritual bypassing (7:36)

    2. 6 counterfeit messages we internalize about God (19:34)

    3. 5 framing questions to help you transform those messages (24:23)

    4. Specific examples of braving steps you can take in your spiritual life (26:51)

    5. My personal experience with spiritual dissonance (31:44)

    Today's episode is based on an excerpt from Chapter 11 of I Shouldn't Feel This Way, available everywhere books are sold.

    Find a list of resources from this episode here.

    Bonus Episode: Aundi Kolber & Dr. Alison on Writing & Launching Books


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    9 May 2024, 8:30 am
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