Fun Therapy with Mike Foster dives into the beautifully messy parts of our not-so-perfect lives. Episodes feature a candid "therapy" session with a special guest and Mike's unique perspective on building emotional fitness in our lives. With the kindness of Mr. Rogers and the no-nonsense of a Navy SEAL, his unique style reveals the truth and beauty residing in all of us. With a lush musical score by Sleeping At Last, consider this your guide to turn your setbacks into super powers. Learn more at: MikeFoster.tv
5 Truths My Dog Taught Me About Grief
Losing a pet is never easy. In this deeply candid conversation, Mike talks about the recent loss of his beloved dog. He shares about the deep grief he fell into and some of the universal truths he learned about death and dying. This episode is perfect for anyone who has lost a pet or anyone who is working through the grief process.
Never Say These Words In A Crisis
In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike shares about the language of healing and choosing the right words in a crisis. The fact is that our "words create worlds" which means we must be extra careful of what we are saying to ourselves and to others. Mike also gives practical statements that you can use that will create "honest hope" and avoid shallow "happy talk."
How To Be Excessively Kind To Yourself
In this special COVID-19 episode of Fun Therapy, Mike shares three ways to respond to losing control and embracing the rumble of deep vulnerability. He talks about how to be excessively gentle with yourself, the two-steps to kindness and how to make sure you're being responsible for the energy you bring into a room. This episode also includes special guest artist JJ Heller singing an unplugged version of her song, "You Already Know."
Surviving COVID-19 And Building Markers Of Hope
In this special episode of Fun Therapy, Mike shares how to survive a storm by welcoming "what is" and creating practical symbols of hope for our future. If you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed today, this simple conversation help you learn to "sing the harmony" in your new song.
Juli Wilson: Life After The Loss Of Jarrid
In September of 2019, Pastor Jarrid Wilson died by suicide. He was a husband, father and a prominent advocate for mental health. In this episode of Fun Therapy, Mike sits down with his widow, Juli Wilson. They discuss what grief looks like and the process of learning to breathe again in the midst of this devastating loss. Juli shares with brave vulnerability about the struggle and the hope, dealing with critics and the one thing she would want Jarrid to know today. Please be advised this episode talks about suicide and some may find it triggering.
Chris Heuertz: Enneagram, Identity And The Wound
Enneagram expert Chris Heuertz joins Mike for a powerful conversation around how the Enneagram reveals the essence of who we are and how our wound will shape us. They talk about how our enneagram types are simply the reflection of us trying to cope with the pain of being human. Mike and Chris discuss "type-snipers" and how the feeling of belonging must begin with us. This episode is perfect for anyone wanting to explore the deeper meaning of the Enneagram and how it can help you understand who you are and your purpose.
Mikes voice is one that offers comfort and compassion. I especially like the guided meditations. Mike is gifted and speaks into my life in both gorgeous and painful ways.
Helping Me Reshape My Life
I really enjoy listening to the Fun Therapy podcast. Mike has an amazing gift at listening and causing his guests to see their struggles or pain in a new light. These sessions have helped me reshape my own life.
During this tough season, this really helps.
I saw Mike foster on CCV and he mentioned this podcast. I started listening to them and i love how practical, yet meaningful they can be. These help me everyday. Thank you!!