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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 • 80 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.

    118 - Ambivalence, Narratives, and Making Hard Changes (feat. Dr. Linda Buchanan)

    118 - Ambivalence, Narratives, and Making Hard Changes (feat. Dr. Linda Buchanan)

    This week, we're joined by Dr. Linda Buchanan. Dr. Buchanan is an expert in eating disorders, working with ambivalence, and helping people make changes when they're hard changes to make. We talk about all of that, how to be compassionate when making changes is hard (for ourselves or others), procrastination, narratives, and so much more.
     
    See full show notes here (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2020/01/18/118-buchanan).
     
    Connect with Dr. Buchanan on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drlindabuchanan), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcLR186owo8xAPbykJQQR7Q/videos), or her website (https://www.lindapaulkbuchanan.com/). Buy her book A Clinician's Guide to Pathological Ambivalence: How to Be on Your Client’s Side Without Taking a Side on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3oFI3qv). Buy her Understanding and Resolving Ambivalence Workbook here (https://www.lindapaulkbuchanan.com/resolving-ambivalence-workbook).
     
    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).

    • 44 min
    What We're Bringing into 2021, What We're Leaving in 2020

    What We're Bringing into 2021, What We're Leaving in 2020

    It's 2021, which means Robert & Holly are back for the second half of Season 5! We talk about the things that have happened already this year, as well as reflect on some good questions: What are the things we're bringing into 2021? What are the things we're leaving in 2020?
     
    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
    Holidays 2020: Grief, Joy, & Zooming with Santa

    Holidays 2020: Grief, Joy, & Zooming with Santa

    This week, Robert & Holly talk about the complications of holidays this year. Topics include holding grief & joy together, favorite Christmas songs, and reflecting on the first half of Season 5.
     
    Things we mention/other resources:- Recast - Grieving During the Holidays (feat. Lanta Carroll) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2020/11/23/recast-lanta-carroll)- ep. 115 - Gratitude & Mental Health (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2020/11/16/115-gratitude)
     
    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).

    • 34 min
    117 - What is The Church's Responsibility in Caring for Mental Health? (feat. Alexandra Thompson)

    117 - What is The Church's Responsibility in Caring for Mental Health? (feat. Alexandra Thompson)

    This week, we talk with Alexandra Thompson, LCSW about the church’s responsibility in caring for the mental health needs of communities. We also hear about her own experiences with infertility, adoption, and why she’s passionate about those topics. In the intro, Robert and Holly talk about Advent.
    Connect with Alex on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/alexandrathompson_lcsw/) or send her an email (mailto:alexandrathompson@cumberlandchurch.org).
     
    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).

    • 46 min
    116 - Loving Your Neighbor During a Pandemic (feat. Dr. Emily Smith)

    116 - Loving Your Neighbor During a Pandemic (feat. Dr. Emily Smith)

    In a CXMH first, our guest is an epidemiologist! We're joined by Dr. Emily Smith, also known as your Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist, to talk about loving our neighbors in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. What does that look like for faith leaders? For individuals? What's her hope for the next few months? We cover all of this and more.
     
    Connect with Dr. Smith on her website (https://emily-smith.net/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/friendlyneighborepidemiologist), Twitter (https://twitter.com/ersmith2016), or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/friendlyneighborepidemiologist/ ).
     
    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
    Recast - Grieving During the Holidays (feat. Lanta Carroll)

    Recast - Grieving During the Holidays (feat. Lanta Carroll)

    This week, we're re-airing a conversation we had with therapist and pastor Lanta Carroll last year about grief during the holiday season. We know that so many of us are carrying grief in a myriad of ways this year, and hope this conversation can be helpful in some small way. In the intro, Robert and Holly talk about whether or not seasonal decorations are a thing in their houses.
     
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- see the original show notes below for links related to the conversation with Lanta- Holly mentions the work of epidemiologist Dr. Emily Smith. Here's a recent conversation with her: "Church and COVID (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2XfobrA7wA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR028HuRj_bc9zZfo7sSGubeeOgxblD4vZT65LpZaKc9PNhTudvnTRfvp4g&ab_channel=TruettChurchNetwork)"- find Holly's recent blog posts on burnout, self-care, and more here (https://hollyoxhandler.com/thoughts/).
    ---------Original Show Notes---------
    It’s the holiday season, which can be both joyful & hard. We’re joined by Lanta Carroll, a counselor & pastor, to talk about grieving during this season. We talk about why it’s so complicated, some ideas for your own grief, and thoughts on how to support others personally or within a faith community.
    Things we mention in this episode/other resources:- CXMH episode 17 - Grief & Loss (feat. John Pavlovitz & Dr. Elizabeth Horn) (https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2017/6/4/17-grief-loss-feat-john-pavlovitz-dr-elizabeth-horn)- Inheritance of Hope (https://inheritanceofhope.org/)
    Connect with Lanta on her website (https://www.lantacarroll.com/), Instagram (http://instagram.com/lettersbylanta), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lettersbylanta/), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/lettersbyla0109/), or see her lettering work here (https://www.lettersbylanta.com/).
     
    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).

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

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 ,

Crucial Conversations

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!

MRS61790 ,

Rich + Enriching Content

This is not your typical Christian podcast that cycles through the same handful of guests you hear interviewed on all of your other favorite podcasts. I’m consistently grabbing for a pen and paper to scribble down all of the rich and practical wisdom and knowledge dropped in every episode of this podcast. Thank you Holly, Robert and guests for enriching my life with CXMH!

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