20 episodes

“Hearing the Unheard” is a podcast featuring individuals who have faced challenging life circumstances. Through candid storytelling, guests are vulnerable as they share their experiences, offering insights into their journeys, overcoming obstacles, the role of faith, resilience, and valuable life lessons learned.

You will receive inspired, concentrated morsels of wisdom to help you find peace within. Leading experts, professionals, faith leaders, community members, and others will share poignant experiences and stories that will uplift, fortify, and provide ways to pause for peace.

Hearing The Unheard by Paz Wellness Paz Wellness

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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“Hearing the Unheard” is a podcast featuring individuals who have faced challenging life circumstances. Through candid storytelling, guests are vulnerable as they share their experiences, offering insights into their journeys, overcoming obstacles, the role of faith, resilience, and valuable life lessons learned.

You will receive inspired, concentrated morsels of wisdom to help you find peace within. Leading experts, professionals, faith leaders, community members, and others will share poignant experiences and stories that will uplift, fortify, and provide ways to pause for peace.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Britten Schenk: Becoming Stronger Through Life's Challenges

    Britten Schenk: Becoming Stronger Through Life's Challenges

    Join Eric Stauffer in the latest episode of Hearing the Unheard Stories of Transformation as he welcomes Britten Schenk, a survivor of a life-altering accident during a religious mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Britten's story is a remarkable tale of transformation and resilience. Despite being hit by a bus, facing a medically induced coma, and battling severe health complications, Britten's journey is one of overcoming insurmountable odds. From learning to talk and read again to dealing with the emotional challenges of losing his vision and reimagining his future, Britten's story is a testament to the human spirit's capacity for resilience.Britten discusses his upbringing, the accident, and the physical and emotional challenges he faced, including the struggle to re-learn basic skills. He shares insights into the mental health aspects of living with a chronic condition and the importance of finding identity and purpose beyond physical limitations. Through it all, Britten emphasizes the role of faith, family, and the power of resilience in overcoming significant obstacles.Tune in to "Hearing the Unheard Stories of Transformation" to be inspired by Britten Schenk's journey, showing us that with courage and support, we can overcome any challenge and find our purpose.Watch/Listen to Hearing the Unheard on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube!-----------Want to learn more about Britten and his story? Click on these links below!Website: https://brittenschenk.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/britten-schenk-556806b9/Email: hello.brittenschenk@gmail.com----------#Logan #Utah #Faith #MentalHealth #Paz #Pazwellness#wellness #Christian #lds #Mentalhealthawareness#CacheValley #dailypâz #UtahTherapy #UtahCounseling#LCSW #therapy #smashthestigma

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Elder Castleton: There is Not One Set Way to Make a Difference

    Elder Castleton: There is Not One Set Way to Make a Difference

    Join Eric Stauffer & Elder Castleton in the latest episode of Hearing the Unheard Stories of Transformation.

    Elder Logan Castleton, also known as the Rapping Missionary, is a remarkable guest with a story of transformation and resilience. Born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Elder Castleton has faced numerous health challenges, including several open-heart surgeries. Despite these obstacles, his love for music and his faith have been powerful tools in his journey.



    Elder Castleton shares his personal story, from his upbringing and his battles with a chronic heart condition to his discovery of music as a means of coping and connecting with others. He discusses the mental health aspects of living with a chronic condition and the labels society often imposes. Yet, through it all, Elder Castleton emphasizes the importance of finding identity and purpose beyond physical limitations.



    His journey is one of transformation, from overcoming health challenges to using music as a platform for service and connection. Elder Castleton's story is a testament to the power of resilience, the impact of music, and the importance of finding one's purpose despite facing significant obstacles.



    Tune in to "Hearing the Unheard Stories of Transformation" to be inspired by Elder Castleton's journey, showing us that with courage and support, we can overcome any challenge and find our purpose.

    • 57 min
    Kristi Smith: The Joy Overshadows the Pain

    Kristi Smith: The Joy Overshadows the Pain

    Join Eric Stauffer and Kristi Smith in the latest episode of Hearing the Unheard.



    Kristi Smith is a Cache Valley native who has called this place home for her entire life. Married to her best friend, Robert, for over 40 years, she is the proud mother of three children and grandmother to five.



    Kristi's journey takes a poignant turn when she shares the heart-wrenching battle her family faced with her son Tanner's illness. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the fight was far from over when a secondary cancer, AML leukemia, developed as a result of his treatment. This emotional rollercoaster tested the limits of their faith and the strength of their community's support. Kristi opens up about the pain, the fear, and the unyielding love that carried them through the darkest days.



    Despite the immense loss, Kristi story is not one of despair but of hope and renewal. She speaks candidly about the process of healing, the importance of faith, and the profound impact of community during times of grief.



    Her story is a powerful reminder that even in the face of unimaginable loss, there is light and hope. Her journey from darkness to a place of peace and acceptance is both heartbreaking and inspiring. As she shares her experiences, reflect on the strength found in vulnerability and the transformative power of love and support.



    Tune in to "Hearing the Unheard Stories of Transformation" to be moved by Kristi's story and to find comfort in the knowledge that we are not alone. With bravery and support, we can all find our way through the toughest times.

    • 52 min
    Codi Jones: I Found the Real Me

    Codi Jones: I Found the Real Me

    Join Eric Stauffer and Codi Jones in the latest episode of Hearing the Unheard.

    From a young age, Codi thrived in dance, cheer, and gymnastics, but the pressure to maintain a certain appearance took a toll on her mental health.

    Discover how Codi's life took a dramatic turn when she was kicked off the cheer team, leading to self-harm and severe eating disorders. Despite having a loving support system, Codi kept her struggles hidden, fearing judgment and rejection.

    Join us as Codi shares her raw and honest story of hitting rock bottom in college, culminating in a life-changing moment of desperation. Learn how she found the courage to seek help and embrace the love and support around her.

    Today, as a dedicated mom, Codi is on a mission to ensure her children understand the importance of expressing their feelings and seeking help when needed. Her story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the transformative power of support and love.

    Tune in to hear Codi's inspiring journey from darkness to light, and be reminded that it's okay to not be okay. With bravery and support, we can all find our way through tough times.


    Follow us for weekly stories of transformation!


    Your mental health matters. Visit our website to get started.

    📌 Cache Valley, UT
    ☎️ 435.994.7500
    ✉️ info@pazwellness.org

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Founders Session: Jane Clayson Johnson

    Founders Session: Jane Clayson Johnson

    Check out our podcast episode this week featuring Jane Clayson Johnson!

    Jane Clayson Johnson was a speaker at our Faith Summit on Mental Health last year. Check out our website for more information on this year's summit!

    Founders Sessions: a series where Paz Wellness co-founders Ryan Stolworthy and Esterlee Molyneux delve deep into the intersection of faith and mental health. Join us as we bring you insightful interviews with speakers from last year's Faith Summit on Mental Health.

    A little information about Jane Clayson Johnson:

    An Emmy award-winning journalist, and author. You can hear her regularly on National Public Radio, hosting the nationally syndicated news program, Here & Now. She has been a host at WBUR in Boston for thelast 18 years. Before that, she hosted the network morning program in New York City at CBS News. Prior to her work at CBS, she was a network correspondent at ABC News, based in Los Angeles.

    Jane is the author of two, best-selling books. Her first book, I Am a Mother, chronicles her decision to leave network news to have a family. Jane’s second book Silent Souls Weeping is a candid look inside the core-shaking world of clinical depression. She interviewed scores of Latter-day Saints in an effort to open a dialogue within faith communities and to promote a new level of honesty, authenticity, and hope for those who suffer from mental illness.

    Jane has also traveled the country and the world interviewing presidents, world leaders, scientists, authors, and stars from Hollywood and Broadway. She covered the NATO airstrikes in Kosovo and the refugeecrisis in Macedonia, the fall of the Suharto government in Indonesia, and several presidential campaigns. Jane started her career at KSL Television in Salt Lake City and is a graduate of Brigham Young University. 

    Your mental health matters. Visit our website to get started.📌 Cache Valley, UT☎️ 435.994.7500✉️ info@pazwellness.org

    • 45 min
    Founders Session: Eric Hipple

    Founders Session: Eric Hipple

    In this week's episode, join us for an informative conversation with NFL football player Eric Hipple about depression and playing football.



    Founders Sessions: a series where Paz Wellness co-founders Ryan Stolworthy and Esterlee Molyneux delve deep into the intersection of faith and mental health. Join us as we bring you insightful interviews with speakers from last year's Faith Summit on Mental Health.



    A little information about Eric:



    Eric Hipple, had an illustrious career, achieving two playoff bids and a divisional championship. He is currently ranked fifth in career passing yards for the team. However, tragedy struck in 2000 when his 15-year-old son, Jeff, took his own life. Since then, Eric has devoted his life to raising awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding depressive illnesses. He has received prestigious awards for his impactful work, and his message of resilience has reached audiences worldwide through his workshops and book, "Real Men Do Cry," which received a Presidential Award.



    Your mental health matters. Visit our website to get started.



    📌 Cache Valley, UT

    ☎️ 435.994.7500

    🌐 pazwellness.org

    ✉️ info@pazwellness.org

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Julie in Utah ,

Excellent resource for mental health

I love the wide variety of guests on this podcast. As a marriage and family therapist, I am always looking for great resources for my clients- as well as how to improve my work. Paz Wellness is making great contributions to improving mental and emotional well-being in our society. Thank you!

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