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A Podcast where we look through the lens of counselling, in today's culture, to equip you to live life to the full and help others wherever you are!!

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A Podcast where we look through the lens of counselling, in today's culture, to equip you to live life to the full and help others wherever you are!!

    Conversations: Episode 20 I Your Mid-Life Transition - Why Its Important And How To Do It Well - With Glenn Williams

    Conversations: Episode 20 I Your Mid-Life Transition - Why Its Important And How To Do It Well - With Glenn Williams

    In our latest epiosde of Counsel Culture Conversations, Nicholas speaks with special guest Glenn Williams. Glenn is a leader of leaders, organisational psychologist and former CEO of Focus on the Family Australia and International. For over 10 years Glenn has also served as a leader of the Halftime ministry and is passionate about helping people transition well in the mid-life season.

    Understanding the importance of transitions and in particular in mid-life, is of great importance and benefit to us. As we approach and move into mid-life we have usaully grown through intentionality and lifes experiences to know ourselves better, we know who we are. We notice our priorities start to change and what is now important (or no longer important) to us. We often reflect back on the past years and think about the future as we move into the 'second half'. One we want to be of significance.

    We soon learn transitions are messy and there are not many guides or sign posts along the way which can tempt us to give up or get stuck in the 'messy middle'.

    We hope this conversation is a signpost and that it can point you toward some wise guides, or atleast to ask some powerful questions that serve to raise awareness of the elements of the process that are important. 

    May your second half be blessed.

    • 37 min
    Special Episode I How Do You Talk To Someone When: They Are Dealing With Depression

    Special Episode I How Do You Talk To Someone When: They Are Dealing With Depression

    Welcome to How Do You Talk to Someone When, our second Special Episode from Counsel Culture Podcasts. We will be navigating our way through each of these episodes, covering topics relevant to situations we all find ourselves in regularly. Some of these situations can be difficult to know how to handle, and we may struggle to know what to say. Perhaps you may have come away from conversations and wish you could take back something you said. Or perhaps you find yourself just avoiding the tougher topics of conversation? 
    In this episode we’re asking the question: “How do you talk to someone when…..they are dealing with depression?”

    It’s estimated that over 20 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression. Beyond Blue reports that One in seven Australians will experience depression in their lifetime, and alarmingly, More than nine people die each day in Australia by suicide. Many around us are dealing with depression and we would never know. Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. 
    In this episode, we’ll be hearing from a few different people, and I thank them for their bravery and openness in talking us through their experience and sharing their wisdom. 
    Mike, who loved and cared for someone with depression for many years. Chris Cipollone, who has lived with depression himself for a lot of his life and who’s been a pastor, a speaker and an author on the subject. And then Professor Karen E. Mason, who is an expert in the theory and practice of integrating Christian faith, depression and suicide prevention. 

    Links mentioned in this episode: 
    LIFELINE: lifeline.org.au or call 13 11 14

    https://counselculture.org.au

    Chris Cipollone: http://www.chriscipollone.com

    Professor Karen E. Mason: https://www.koorong.com/product/preventing-suicide-a-handbook-for-pastors-chaplains-and-pastoral_9780830896479
    and
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Preaching-Hope-Darkness-Pastors-Addressing-ebook/dp/B08LR2BG2L

    • 43 min
    Special Episode I How Do You Talk To Someone When: They are Struggling with Anxiety?

    Special Episode I How Do You Talk To Someone When: They are Struggling with Anxiety?

    Anxiety is a hot topic. It’s also prevalent.  It’s estimated that  1/4 of Australians will experience an anxiety condition in their lifetime. Its impact can be crippling and all of us at some stage, particularly in the past 2 years, will have experienced anxiety.
    In this episode, we talk to 3 people who have experienced anxiety for most of their adult life. They share their experiences - what has helped, what hasn't helped, and how they make sense of their anxiety in the light of their Christian faith. We also role play a counselling session which provides us with practical tips on how do you talk to someone who is struggling with anxiety. 

    • 29 min
    How Do You Talk to Someone When: They are Dealing with Depression - UNCUT with Chris Cipollone author of 'Down Not Out: Depression, Anxiety and the Difference Jesus Makes'

    How Do You Talk to Someone When: They are Dealing with Depression - UNCUT with Chris Cipollone author of 'Down Not Out: Depression, Anxiety and the Difference Jesus Makes'

    Welcome to an UNCUT conversation from our How Do You Talk to Someone When, our second series from Counsel Culture Podcasts. We will be navigating our way through each of these episodes, covering topics relevant to situations we all find ourselves in regularly. Some of these situations can be difficult to know how to handle, and we may struggle to know what to say. Perhaps you may have come away from conversations and wish you could take back something you said. Or perhaps you find yourself just avoiding the tougher topics of conversation? 
    In this episode we’re asking the question: “How do you talk to someone when…..they are dealing with depression?”

    It’s estimated that over 20 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression. Beyond Blue reports that One in seven Australians will experience depression in their lifetime, and alarmingly, More than nine people die each day in Australia by suicide. Many around us are dealing with depression and we would never know. Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. 

    This UNCUT Conversation is with Chris  Cipollone. He has served as a pastor in Sydney for over a decade and  has also been living with depression for a similar amount of time. He’s written a book, which I highly recommend: ‘Down Not Out: Depression, Anxiety and the Difference Jesus Makes' which explores how an identity in Christ impacts our thoughts, feelings and attitudes towards mental health.

    • 53 min
    How Do You Talk To Someone When: They are Struggling with Anxiety UNCUT Conversation 3 of 3. Guan Un, Author of Anxiety & Me

    How Do You Talk To Someone When: They are Struggling with Anxiety UNCUT Conversation 3 of 3. Guan Un, Author of Anxiety & Me

    The 3rd of three UNCUT Conversations with different people who's story, hardship, wisdom and faith contribute to Episode 1 of the 'How do you talk to Someone When' Podcast.

    This is our full conversation with Guan Un. A computer programmer by day and a writer by night! He’s also a husband and dad to 2 kids and lives in Sydney’s Inner West.  He’s written a book called Anxiety & Me - Biblical Thoughts to Help Anxious Believers.
    This inspiring Conversation will serve to help sufferers of anxiety and also carers and loved ones who want to faithfully walk alongside them. 

    https://www.koorong.com/product/anxiety-and-me-brief-biblical-thoughts-to-help_9781925424683

    • 59 min
    How Do You Talk To Someone When: They are Struggling with Anxiety UNCUT Conversation 2 of 3. Nikki Thompson, Author of Fight Flight and Faith

    How Do You Talk To Someone When: They are Struggling with Anxiety UNCUT Conversation 2 of 3. Nikki Thompson, Author of Fight Flight and Faith

    The 2nd of three UNCUT Conversations with different people who's story, hardship, wisdom and faith contribute to Episode 1 of the 'How do you talk to Someone When' Podcast.

    This is our full conversation with Nikki Thompson. She's an author, a wife and a mother of 3 and lives up in Queensland. Her book Fight, Flight and Faith hit the shelves this year. It follows her experience of developing anxiety following the tragic death of her brother. This is a beautiful conversation and  Nikki offers much wisdom and encouragement for those who fear that they have failed themselves, others, and God.
    This inspiring Conversation will serve to help sufferers of anxiety and also carers and loved ones who want to faithfully walk alongside them. 

    https://www.koorong.com/product/fight-flight-and-faith-nikki-florence-thompson_9780645322033

    • 53 min