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Do’s And Don'ts For Helping People With Trauma And Emotional Baggage Counseling Tips For Pastors And Ministry Leaders - Practical Help From Christian Counselors

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“In this world, you will have trouble,” Jesus tells his followers. “But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
 
One of the long-term “troubles” that many people in your ministry struggle with is the aftermath of trauma, hurt, and emotional baggage. In fact, you may struggle with this yourself. 
 
In our broken world, trauma and emotional pain is very common. And it’s also hard to ministry to people who are struggling with this! You may not know many details, or even know that someone has a hard background, but it is safe and practical to assume that MANY people in your ministry have hard, painful things in their past. 
 
Here at The iHope Center, we have helped hundreds of people through trauma-related hurts. And God is so faithful, so gentle, so kind to bring healing through the gospel! One of the big ways He does that is through the church and through bringing Christians together to offer care and support. 
 
Today on the show, we’ll share 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts for helping people who are struggling with trauma and emotional baggage. You don’t need to be their professional counselor to make a difference in the healing journey. Dive in for some practical tips today.
 
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ABOUT YOUR HOST 
 
This podcast is offered as a ministry from iHope Christian Care and Counseling, Inc. We are a nonprofit counseling center in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. Our primary host is our Director: Jessica Hayes, LPC, LMFT, LPCS-C. You can learn more about The iHope Center at www.ihopeflorence.com.
 
We hope you will subscribe to our channel and share about the podcast with the other pastors and leaders in your life. There is a video, audio, and blog version of this podcast:
LISTEN on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any common podcast app
WATCH on the iHope YouTube channel
READ on the iHope blog 
 
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REFERRALS AND DONATIONS
 
Our counselors are licensed in the state of South Carolina. If you are local to our state, we hope you will consider The iHope Center as a referral source for professional counseling or life coaching. We offer a 10% discount on services to full-time pastors. Virtual services are available as well.
 
The iHope Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and we are registered in the state of South Carolina as a charitable organization. If you are local to our state, we welcome your donations and gifts to support our counseling ministry. Donations allow us to keep clients' fees at 50% below the local average cost for services.  
 
Find out more at www.ihopeflorence.com. 
 
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DISCLAIMER
 
This podcast, as well as other resources offered by The iHope Center, should be taken as informational and educational content only. Utilizing our resources does not create a professional relationship. This podcast is not therapy. Always use your own judgment in making decisions and in making recommendations for others. 
 
In the case of a medical or mental health emergency for yourself or someone else, please contact your local emergency department. In the USA, you can call “988” which is the three-digit, nationwide phone number to connect directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 
 
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Thanks for tuning in to this episode of Counseling Tips For Pastors And Ministry Leaders!
 
What’s next?
✓ Subscribe and follow the show
✓ Leave a written review and let us know what topics we should cover
✓ Click on the 3 dots above to copy the link for this episode and share with a friend or colleague
 
If you’re local to South Carolina, we hope you will consider us for referrals and donations to support this ministry. 
 
Learn more about iHope Christian Care and Counseling at www.ihopeflorence.com. 

“In this world, you will have trouble,” Jesus tells his followers. “But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
 
One of the long-term “troubles” that many people in your ministry struggle with is the aftermath of trauma, hurt, and emotional baggage. In fact, you may struggle with this yourself. 
 
In our broken world, trauma and emotional pain is very common. And it’s also hard to ministry to people who are struggling with this! You may not know many details, or even know that someone has a hard background, but it is safe and practical to assume that MANY people in your ministry have hard, painful things in their past. 
 
Here at The iHope Center, we have helped hundreds of people through trauma-related hurts. And God is so faithful, so gentle, so kind to bring healing through the gospel! One of the big ways He does that is through the church and through bringing Christians together to offer care and support. 
 
Today on the show, we’ll share 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts for helping people who are struggling with trauma and emotional baggage. You don’t need to be their professional counselor to make a difference in the healing journey. Dive in for some practical tips today.
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
 
ABOUT YOUR HOST 
 
This podcast is offered as a ministry from iHope Christian Care and Counseling, Inc. We are a nonprofit counseling center in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. Our primary host is our Director: Jessica Hayes, LPC, LMFT, LPCS-C. You can learn more about The iHope Center at www.ihopeflorence.com.
 
We hope you will subscribe to our channel and share about the podcast with the other pastors and leaders in your life. There is a video, audio, and blog version of this podcast:
LISTEN on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any common podcast app
WATCH on the iHope YouTube channel
READ on the iHope blog 
 
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
REFERRALS AND DONATIONS
 
Our counselors are licensed in the state of South Carolina. If you are local to our state, we hope you will consider The iHope Center as a referral source for professional counseling or life coaching. We offer a 10% discount on services to full-time pastors. Virtual services are available as well.
 
The iHope Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and we are registered in the state of South Carolina as a charitable organization. If you are local to our state, we welcome your donations and gifts to support our counseling ministry. Donations allow us to keep clients' fees at 50% below the local average cost for services.  
 
Find out more at www.ihopeflorence.com. 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
 
DISCLAIMER
 
This podcast, as well as other resources offered by The iHope Center, should be taken as informational and educational content only. Utilizing our resources does not create a professional relationship. This podcast is not therapy. Always use your own judgment in making decisions and in making recommendations for others. 
 
In the case of a medical or mental health emergency for yourself or someone else, please contact your local emergency department. In the USA, you can call “988” which is the three-digit, nationwide phone number to connect directly to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
 
Thanks for tuning in to this episode of Counseling Tips For Pastors And Ministry Leaders!
 
What’s next?
✓ Subscribe and follow the show
✓ Leave a written review and let us know what topics we should cover
✓ Click on the 3 dots above to copy the link for this episode and share with a friend or colleague
 
If you’re local to South Carolina, we hope you will consider us for referrals and donations to support this ministry. 
 
Learn more about iHope Christian Care and Counseling at www.ihopeflorence.com. 

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