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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
    • 4.8 • 84 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.

    129 - Healing Our Internal World, Spiritual Practices, & Moving Beyond Empire Theology (feat. Lisa Colón DeLay)

    129 - Healing Our Internal World, Spiritual Practices, & Moving Beyond Empire Theology (feat. Lisa Colón DeLay)

    We’re joined by author & podcast host Lisa Colón DeLay to talk about exploring our internal landscapes. Lisa explains why it’s important to hear from more than just culturally dominant theologians, how spiritual practices can help us learn more about ourselves, and how we can find healing.
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- the Johari Window (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window#/media/File:Johari_Window.PNG) that Lisa talks about
    Connect with Lisa on her website (https://lisadelay.com/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/LisaDelay), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lisacolondelay/), or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lisacolondelay). Buy The Wild Land Within: Cultivating Wholeness through Spiritual Practice on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3v3pijA).Connect with Spark My Muse on Twitter (https://twitter.com/SparkMyMuse), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sparkmymuse), or listen where you listen to podcasts (https://lisadelay.com/blog/support/). Support Lisa & Spark My Muse on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/sparkmymuse).
    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 using PayPal (http://paypal.me/CXMH)- Do your Amazon shopping through this link (http://cxmhpodcast.com/Amazon)- Leave us a rating & review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cxmh/id1188480692?mt=2) or Google Play (https://t.co/zorQ2UrXK7)- Check out our CXMH merchandise (http://cxmhpodcast.com/shop) to show off your support- Listen to the Cxmhunity Spotify playlist here (http://cxmhpodcast.com/spotify)- Check out other episodes and find your favorites guests on our website (http://cxmhpodcast.com/).
    Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots (http://riversandrobots.com/).

    • 59 min
    128 - Loneliness & Belonging (feat. Charlotte Donlon)

    128 - Loneliness & Belonging (feat. Charlotte Donlon)

    This week we’re joined by Charlotte Donlon, author of The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us to Each Other. We talk about belonging to ourselves, each other, to places, through art, and to God.
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection by John T. Cacioppo & William Patrick- CXMH ep. 125 - One Year of COVID (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2021/03/15/125-one-year-later)
    Connect with Charlotte on her website (https://charlottedonlon.com/), on Twitter (https://twitter.com/charlottedonlon), or on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/charlottedonlon/). Buy The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us to Each Other on Amazon.
    Quotes:- “Loneliness gives us an opportunity to think about the ways we belong.” (tweet (https://ctt.ac/6Vjwd))
    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 using PayPal (http://paypal.me/CXMH)- Do your Amazon shopping through this link (http://cxmhpodcast.com/Amazon)- Leave us a rating & review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cxmh/id1188480692?mt=2) or Google Play (https://t.co/zorQ2UrXK7)- Check out our CXMH merchandise (http://cxmhpodcast.com/shop) to show off your support- Listen to the Cxmhunity Spotify playlist here (http://cxmhpodcast.com/spotify)- Check out other episodes and find your favorites guests on our website (http://cxmhpodcast.com/).
    Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots (http://riversandrobots.com/).

    • 51 min
    127 - Connecting to Ourselves, to Each Other, & to God (feat. Dr. David Rosmarin)

    127 - Connecting to Ourselves, to Each Other, & to God (feat. Dr. David Rosmarin)

    This week we’re joined by Dr. David H. Rosmarin to talk about how we make connections internally, interpersonally, and spiritually. Dr. Rosmarin’s newest book is The Connections Paradigm: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Modern Mental Health.
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- CXMH ep. 81 - Closing the Chasm Between Spirituality & Treatment (feat. Dr. David Rosmarin) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2019/10/07/81-david-rosmarin)
    Learn more about Dr. Rosmarin’s work here (https://www.mcleanhospital.org/biography/david-h-rosmarin).Buy The Connections Paradigm: Ancient Jewish Wisdom for Modern Mental Health on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3foNngo).
    Quotes:- “Disconnection begets further disconnection.” (tweet (https://ctt.ac/hWUrd))- “You have to have a relationship with yourself. This is fundamental.” (tweet (https://ctt.ac/qmCcF))
    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 using PayPal (http://paypal.me/CXMH)- Do your Amazon shopping through this link (http://cxmhpodcast.com/Amazon)- Leave us a rating & review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cxmh/id1188480692?mt=2) or Google Play (https://t.co/zorQ2UrXK7)- Check out our CXMH merchandise (http://cxmhpodcast.com/shop) to show off your support- Listen to the Cxmhunity Spotify playlist here (http://cxmhpodcast.com/spotify)- Check out other episodes and find your favorites guests on our website (http://cxmhpodcast.com/).
    Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots (http://riversandrobots.com/).

    • 49 min
    126 - 5 Ideas for Working as an Adult with ADHD

    126 - 5 Ideas for Working as an Adult with ADHD

    Robert and Holly talk about 5 ideas for getting work done as an adult with ADHD, how they’ve used them, and learning to work with yourself instead of against yourself.
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- the article that’s the basis for this conversation: 5 Ideas for Working as Someone with Adult ADHD (https://www.robert-vore.com/blog/2021/3/1/5-ideas-for-working-as-someone-with-adult-adhd)- More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD by Ari Tuckman- CXMH ep. 122 - How Writing Can Shape Your Past, Present, & Future (feat. Allison Fallon) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2021/02/15/122-allison-fallon)- Fuel Your Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods by Kristen Allott and Natasha Duarte- The Accidental Creative podcast episode: Leadership Is Language (with L. David Marquet) (https://accidentalcreative.com/podcasts/ac/leadership-is-language-with-l-david-marquet/)- CXMH ep. 48 - How Does Nutrition Impact Our Mental Health? (feat. Dr. Leslie Korn) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2018/9/17/48-nutrition-dr-leslie-korn)- Robert’s Spotify playlist: Instrumentals for Focus/Creative Time (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2MQ8U0uqrQbKzcfYY5Fha3?si=nKFeqgRmQauI0j-4o9Qtvw)
     
    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 using PayPal (http://paypal.me/CXMH)- Do your Amazon shopping through this link (http://cxmhpodcast.com/Amazon)- Leave us a rating & review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cxmh/id1188480692?mt=2) or Google Play (https://t.co/zorQ2UrXK7)- Check out our CXMH merchandise (http://cxmhpodcast.com/shop) to show off your support- Listen to the Cxmhunity Spotify playlist here (http://cxmhpodcast.com/spotify)- Check out other episodes and find your favorites guests on our website (http://cxmhpodcast.com/).
    Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots (http://riversandrobots.com/).

    • 49 min
    125 - One Year of COVID

    125 - One Year of COVID

    Robert and Holly talk about the one year anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic, trauma anniversaries, what we’ve learned over the past year, and how they’re balancing hope with grief right now.

    • 47 min
    124 - Nervous Systems, Bottom-Up Safety, & Learning from Each Other (feat. Nia Baker)

    124 - Nervous Systems, Bottom-Up Safety, & Learning from Each Other (feat. Nia Baker)

    This week we talk with therapist Nia Baker, who specializes in working with people who have experienced trauma. She talks about working with our nervous systems, how we can use bottom-up processes to create safety, and what this means for our communities.
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- Radically Open DBT (https://www.radicallyopen.net/about-ro-dbt/)- How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist by Andrew Newberg- My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem- the Spiritual First Aid Summit (https://www.spiritualfirstaidsummit.com/)
    Connect with Nia on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lingerwilde/) or see her artwork on her website (https://www.lingerarthouse.com/).
    Quotes:- “An emotional trauma is how the nervous system is impacted through words & responses related to feeling safe.”- “Neuroscience doesn’t make it possible for people to be adaptive. People have always been adaptive.”
    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 using PayPal (http://paypal.me/CXMH)- Do your Amazon shopping through this link (http://cxmhpodcast.com/Amazon)- Leave us a rating & review on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cxmh/id1188480692?mt=2) or Google Play (https://t.co/zorQ2UrXK7)- Check out our CXMH merchandise (http://cxmhpodcast.com/shop) to show off your support- Listen to the Cxmhunity Spotify playlist here (http://cxmhpodcast.com/spotify)- Check out other episodes and find your favorites guests on our website (http://cxmhpodcast.com/).
    Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots (http://riversandrobots.com/).

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

BroadwayDream101 ,

Favorite Podcast

Two of the things most important to me: Faith and mental health. Always eager for new episodes and grateful for this space to learn!

metf16 ,

Refreshing Take

Like others have said, this isn’t your typical Christian podcast. The hosts have clear, honest conversation and integrate Christianity in with their clinical experience and academic backgrounds. As a therapist intern at a Christian school in a secular outplacement, getting their take on the wide range of topics they discuss is refreshing.

Foolish Hosey ,

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Crucial conversations at the intersection of faith and mental health. If you’re a church worker, chaplain, or mental health professional, this is indispensable listening!

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