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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

    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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

    112 - Staying Emotionally Healthy During Election Season

    112 - Staying Emotionally Healthy During Election Season

    Yikes! In the United States, it's currently the last few weeks of the 2020 Presidential Election (along with various down ballot elections). This is an understandably hard time for lots of us, so Robert and Holly got together to talk about some tips & ideas for how to try and stay healthy over the next few weeks. Or next few months. Or next few years. I dunno, it seems like it's always election time now.
     
    Things we mention/other resources:- CXMH ep. 26 - Seasonal Affective Disorder & Perfectly Hidden Depression (feat. Dr. Margaret Rutherford) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2017/12/25/26-seasonal-affective-disorder-perfectly-hidden-depression-feat-dr-margaret-rutherford)- CXMH ep. 52 - Online Advocacy, Self-Care, & Beauty (feat. Dr. Meredith Gould) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2018/10/14/52-meredith-gould)- CXMH ep. 57 - Why We Need Better Sleep (& How to Get It) (feat. Dr. Michael Scullin)- Holly's Self-Care for Helpers guide (https://hollyoxhandler.com/sign-up/)
     
    Join the Cxmhunity on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cxmhunity/)!
    Connect with Robert on his website (http://robert-vore.com/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/RobertVore), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RobertVoreCounseling/), or Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/robertvore/).
    Connect with Holly on her website (https://hollyoxhandler.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/hollyoxhandler/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hollyoxhandler/), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hollyoxhandler/).
    Connect more with CXMH on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CXMHPodcast/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/cxmhpodcast), Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cxmhpodcast/), or Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/cxmhpodcast).
     

    • 35 min
    111 - Thriving in Adversity, Blooming in the Dark (feat. Dr. Michelle Pearce)

    111 - Thriving in Adversity, Blooming in the Dark (feat. Dr. Michelle Pearce)

    This week we're joined by Dr. Michelle Pearce to talk about her new book Night Bloomers: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity (https://amzn.to/3jwnfiT). Dr. Pearce talks about those 12 principles, what a 'night bloomer' is, and how we can use adversity to help us grow.
     
    Things we mention/other resources:- the Church Mental Health Summit (https://church-mental-health-summit.heysummit.com/?ac=VcPvpCLw) we talk about in the intro- CXMH ep. 55 - CBT for Christians (feat. Dr. Michelle Pearce) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2018/11/05/55-cbt-for-christians)- CXMH ep. 103 - How We Move Through Suffering (feat. Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren & Sara Showalter Van Tongeren) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2020/05/04/103-van-tongeren)- CXMH ep. 91 - Spiritual Bypassing (feat. Dr. Jesse Fox) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2020/01/27/91-spiritual-bypassing)
     
    Connect with Dr. Pearce on her website (https://www.drmichellepearce.com/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bloomwithdrmichelle/), or buy her books on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3is6gNb).
     
    Join the Cxmhunity on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cxmhunity/)!
    Connect with Robert on his website (http://robert-vore.com/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/RobertVore), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RobertVoreCounseling/), or Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/robertvore/).
    Connect with Holly on her website (https://hollyoxhandler.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/hollyoxhandler/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hollyoxhandler/), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hollyoxhandler/).
    Connect more with CXMH on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CXMHPodcast/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/cxmhpodcast), Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cxmhpodcast/), or Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/cxmhpodcast).

    • 48 min
    110 - Coping Skills for Kids (feat. Janine Halloren)

    110 - Coping Skills for Kids (feat. Janine Halloren)

    This week, we talk with Janine Halloren about kids! Their emotions, being flexible, helping them learn coping skills, and things we can remember as adults. Janine is a counselor who's worked with kids and families for over 20 years, the author of multiple books, the founder of CopingSkillsForKids.com, and a mother of two kids herself.
     
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- CASEL: The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (https://casel.org/)- the Church Mental Health Summit (https://church-mental-health-summit.heysummit.com/?ac=VcPvpCLw) we talk about in the intro
     
    Connect with Janine on her website (https://www.janinehalloran.com/), at CopingSkillsforKids.com (copingskillsforkids.com), on Twitter (https://twitter.com/copingkids), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/copingskillsforkids), Instagram (http://instagram.com/copingskillsforkids), or Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/encourageplay/). Buy Janine's books on Amazon (https://amzn.to/36eEb9O) or subscribe to the Calm and Connected Podcast (https://www.janinehalloran.com/podcast).
     
    Join the Cxmhunity on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cxmhunity/)!
    Connect with Robert on his website (http://robert-vore.com/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/RobertVore), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RobertVoreCounseling/), or Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/robertvore/).
    Connect with Holly on her website (https://hollyoxhandler.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/hollyoxhandler/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hollyoxhandler/), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hollyoxhandler/).
    Connect more with CXMH on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CXMHPodcast/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/cxmhpodcast), Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cxmhpodcast/), or Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/cxmhpodcast).

    • 52 min
    109 - Teens, Stress, & Mindfulness (feat. Gina Biegel)

    109 - Teens, Stress, & Mindfulness (feat. Gina Biegel)

    This week we're joined by Gina Biegel, LMFT, an expert in working with teens related to stress. We talk about the challenges today's teens are facing (preCOVID and now), why she recommends mindfulness, some practical ways for teens to cope with stress, and how we can best support them. Gina is the founder of StressedTeens.com, author of various books about teens & stress, and the developer of mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens (MBSR-T).
     
    Things we mention/other resources:- the Church Mental Health Summit (https://church-mental-health-summit.heysummit.com/?ac=VcPvpCLw) we talk about in the intro- the COVID-19 toolbox (https://www.stressedteens.com/covid-19-tool-kit) on StressedTeens.com- the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully (https://www.educatingmindfully.org/)- CXMH ep. 70 - Teens, Anxiety, & Self-Esteem (feat. Lisa Schab) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2019/03/25/70-lisa-schab)- Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls (https://amzn.to/2YsRnlc) by Dr. Lisa Damour- other books Robert recommends (https://www.robert-vore.com/search?q=teens&f_collectionId=5ba54c31e4966b48d078b7c6) for working with teens/adolescents
     
    Connect with Gina at StressedTeens.com (https://www.stressedteens.com/), on Twitter (https://twitter.com/StressedTeens) (stressedteens account), Twitter (https://twitter.com/gbiegel) (personal account), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bemindfulstressless/), or buy her books (https://amzn.to/2FWLmbD).
     
    Join the Cxmhunity on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/cxmhunity/)!
    Connect with Robert on his website (http://robert-vore.com/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/RobertVore), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RobertVoreCounseling/), or Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/robertvore/).
    Connect with Holly on her website (https://hollyoxhandler.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/hollyoxhandler/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hollyoxhandler/), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hollyoxhandler/).
    Connect more with CXMH on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CXMHPodcast/), Twitter (http://twitter.com/cxmhpodcast), Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/cxmhpodcast/), or Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/cxmhpodcast).
    Ways to support CXMH:- make a pledge on Patreon (http://cxmhpodcast.com/support) and get rewards like submitting questions for upcoming interviews, a mug, sticker, t-shirt, or more!- give a one-time gift

    • 49 min
    108 - Balanced Working Moms (feat. Dr. Amber Thornton)

    108 - Balanced Working Moms (feat. Dr. Amber Thornton)

    We're kicking off Season 5 with Dr. Amber Thornton, founder of Balanced Working Mama. We talk with Dr. Thornton about a the challenges workings moms face (both pre-COVID and now), why those persist despite changing views, and ways to keep a holistic...

    • 41 min
    Welcome to Season 5!

    Welcome to Season 5!

    We’re back! Robert and Holly return to your ears to talk about how their summers went, what they’ve learned, and what to look forward to in Season 5.

    • 28 min

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Emma Sarah Endean-Mills ,

Brilliant Discussion and Great Theology

Robert and Steve explore some of the most important questions of faith in this podcast, with an array of expert guests, and sound theology.

On a level that will connect with a wide audience, from the seeker to the scholar, they consider questions that have long been considered periphery, yet are key to Christianity.

Their personalities and real life anecdotes bring a sense of fun deep meaningful discussions.

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Listening to Steve and Robert's podcast has helped me to re-examine my relationship with faith and mental health. It inspires me to make time for myself and my inner journey, as well as the external journey.

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