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Hosts Robert Vore & Dr. Holly Oxhandler discuss the intersection of Christianity and mental health. Guests include pastors, ministry workers, mental health professionals, and more.

CXMH: On Faith & Mental Health Robert Vore & Dr. Holly Oxhandler

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Hosts Robert Vore & Dr. Holly Oxhandler discuss the intersection of Christianity and mental health. Guests include pastors, ministry workers, mental health professionals, and more.

    Summer 2020!

    Summer 2020!

    Robert and Holly reflect on Season 4, talk about taking the summer off, and set some goals for the next few months. We’ll see you in the fall for Season 5!

    • 31 min
    107 - Why Small Changes Are the Key to Changing Your Brain (feat. Dr. Alex Korb)

    107 - Why Small Changes Are the Key to Changing Your Brain (feat. Dr. Alex Korb)

    It’s our last interview of Season 4! We’re glad to be joined by Dr. Alex Korb, a neuroscientist and author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. We talk about what motivates us, why small changes are the way to changing your brain, and what’s wrong with the common idea that depression or anxiety is simply “something wrong with our brains.”

    • 1 hr
    Recast - Putting the Revolution Back In Racial Reconciliation (feat. Austin Channing Brown)

    Recast - Putting the Revolution Back In Racial Reconciliation (feat. Austin Channing Brown)

    Instead of the episode we had scheduled for this week, we wanted to amplify voices of those doing important work around racial justice. As a result, we’re rereleasing our interview with Austin Channing Brown from 2018. In the show notes you’ll find a list of resources we’ve seen recommended by racial justice activists & leaders.

    • 47 min
    106 - Rumi, Personal Healing, & Fighting Injustice with Love (feat. Melody Moezzi)

    106 - Rumi, Personal Healing, & Fighting Injustice with Love (feat. Melody Moezzi)

    This week we’re joined by Melody Moezzi, author of the new book The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life. She talks with us about Rumi, her experiences with a bipolar diagnosis, the challenges between faith & mental healthcare, and how to fight injustice with love instead of anger. In the intro, Robert & Holly talk about end-of-the-school year traditions.

    • 51 min
    104 - Being Present to Ourselves & Our Stories (feat. K.J. Ramsey)

    104 - Being Present to Ourselves & Our Stories (feat. K.J. Ramsey)

    How do we give up on ‘hiding in hurry,’ opting instead to be present to our bodies and our stories? Therapist and author K.J. Ramsey joins us to talk about her new book This Too Shall Last, her own story, and how we can shift from thinking pain is a problem to be solved to seeing it as a story to tell. In the intro, Robert & Holly offer some words for those graduating.

    • 45 min
    103 - How We Move Through Suffering (feat. Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren & Sara Showalter Van Tongeren)

    103 - How We Move Through Suffering (feat. Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren & Sara Showalter Van Tongeren)

    What do we do when faced with suffering (either our own or someone else’s)? Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren and Sara Showalter Van Tongeren (authors of the new book The Courage to Suffer) join us to talk about existential questions, facing the darkness, and coming out on the other side. They walk us through the steps of Sunset, Dusk, Midnight, Dawn, and Daylight, explaining the importance of meaning-making and how we can help each other.

    • 50 min

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