15 episodes

In a world that often feels disconnected and anxious, is there a way to find connection and greater meaning in life?

The Kindness and Compassion Podcast is a podcast about helping people find emotional and spiritual intelligence for greater meaning and peace in their lives. Drawing from the science of psychology, psychotherapy, along with the voices of spirituality and religion, this podcast explores how people can, and have, transformed their lives by finding deeper meaning in knowing themselves more fully.

In this podcast, you will hear stories of hope and reconciliation. You will learn how people practice kindness and compassion in their lives. This podcast brings people together in a busy world that too often feels disconnected and polarized. Paying it forward and the power of empathy are practices that can heal and bring meaningful change in people’s lives.

Hosted by Gordon Brewer, LMFT a licensed psychotherapist and clergy person, and produced by the PsychCraft network, we explore the science and practices of mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness.

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

In a world that often feels disconnected and anxious, is there a way to find connection and greater meaning in life?

The Kindness and Compassion Podcast is a podcast about helping people find emotional and spiritual intelligence for greater meaning and peace in their lives. Drawing from the science of psychology, psychotherapy, along with the voices of spirituality and religion, this podcast explores how people can, and have, transformed their lives by finding deeper meaning in knowing themselves more fully.

In this podcast, you will hear stories of hope and reconciliation. You will learn how people practice kindness and compassion in their lives. This podcast brings people together in a busy world that too often feels disconnected and polarized. Paying it forward and the power of empathy are practices that can heal and bring meaningful change in people’s lives.

Hosted by Gordon Brewer, LMFT a licensed psychotherapist and clergy person, and produced by the PsychCraft network, we explore the science and practices of mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness.

    Dawn Gabriel | Finding Deeper Meaning and Redemption Through Soul Care | K&C 14

    Dawn Gabriel | Finding Deeper Meaning and Redemption Through Soul Care | K&C 14

    In this episode Dawn Gabriel, LPC joins Gordon for a deep dive into redemption and finding your soul through spirituality, the divine, or the universe. Dawn, a licensed professional counselor and the person behind the Faith Fringes Podcast, opens the show by being vulnerable and speaking about the divorce she experienced at the age of twenty-five. Then, she explains how the divorce changed her relationship with faith and God. Tune in as we chat about the importance of finding a sense of purpose on your journey, the problem with short-term pleasure, and how to express meaning within our lives.  Read more here...
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    • 27 min
    Whitney Owens | The Challenge of Caring | K&C 13

    Whitney Owens | The Challenge of Caring | K&C 13

    In this episode, Gordon has a conversation with Whitney Owens about being a caregiver and living into kindness and compassion through those challenges.  Whitney opens the show by talking about the book, Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life by Henri J. M. Nouwen. Whitney reveals the most significant lesson she learned from that book and how it has informed her life as a mother. Then, Whitney dives straight into the importance of self-care and how it’s an essential piece of kindness and compassion. Tune in as we chat about savoring the moment, mindfulness, and creating consistent daily habits around self-care.  Read more...
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    • 29 min
    Jessica Tappana | When Life Gets Heavy... | K&C 12

    Jessica Tappana | When Life Gets Heavy... | K&C 12

    In this episode, Gordon talks with Jessica Tappana, LCSW about what we can do when faced with hard and heavy things in life. Jessica opens the show by speaking about how spring can be a heavy time for many of us. In general, the world needs more kindness and compassion; however, we only have so much energy in the day. We can choose to be upset about something or find ways to be compassionate about them. Then, Jessica dives into her passion for DBT and how it has helped Jessica learn more about mindfulness. Tune in as we chat about texting gratitude to others, avoiding negativity bias, and teaching our children about kindness.  Read more...
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    • 37 min
    Katelyn Printz | When We Change Our Mind About Things | K&C 11

    Katelyn Printz | When We Change Our Mind About Things | K&C 11

    In this episode, Katlyn Printz joins us to talk about the process she went through in changing her mind about some things. Katelyn shares her story about growing up with some fairly narrow conservative Christian views.  As an undergraduate in college, Katlyn’s eyes were opened up to various ways of thinking, allowing her to reconsider some of the opinions she had as a child. Katlyn speaks about the importance of allowing your faith to be a continuous process as you grow and learn. Tune in as we chat about the many ways to love and worship and why it’s critical to have kindness and compassion for yourself and others as they make changes to their faith and beliefs.  Read more... kindnessandcompassion.com
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    • 30 min
    Uriah Gilford | Kindness & Compassion In Practical Ways | K&C 10

    Uriah Gilford | Kindness & Compassion In Practical Ways | K&C 10

    In this episode Gordon talks with Uriah Guilford, MFT, a marriage and family therapist from Northern California, about how kindness and compassion has impacted his life inside the therapy room and outside.  They talk about ways  in which we can all experience "compassion fatigue" and the need to shift to be more other focused on a bigger scale. 
    Uriah shares a personal story about a mission trip to Mexico with his oldest daughter and what realizations came through serving others. We also talk about how acknowledgement andmore... validation is very profound and healing and how that takes place in therapy.   Read more...
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    • 27 min
    Jane Carter | Kindness & Compassion In The Face Of Anger | K&C 9

    Jane Carter | Kindness & Compassion In The Face Of Anger | K&C 9

    In this episode Gordon talks with Jane Carter, LPC a therapist and private practice business coach about how we handle anger in the context of kindness and compassion. We explore how being “polite” does not always equate to being kind. In fact, sometimes politeness can be a form of anger turned inward. We also explore how expressing our anger in healthy ways can lead to greater emotional intimacy and be an act of kindness and compassion. We also look at how we can confront injustices as an act of kindness and compassion.  Read more... Meet Jane Carter, LPC
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This podcasts challenges the way I live but also bring life and joy to the difficult places. Love it! A must listen!

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