34 min

Episode 81: Finding God Through Your Feelings—How to Practice the Presence of God No Matter What You’re Feeling The Best of You

    • Mental Health

If you’re struggling to feel connected spiritually or stuck in negative emotions, you’re in good company. Research shows that 9 out of 10 people struggle with stress during the holidays.
In today’s episode, I walk you through my simple but life-changing strategy for unlocking spiritual connection and experiencing more of God’s loving presence.
Here’s what we cover:
1. 3 reasons painful emotions get heightened at the holidays (2:32)
2. A simple hack for experiencing more spiritual vitality (8:22)
3. The neurobiology of what happens when you connect with God (9:43)
4. How to transform mundane moments into spiritual encounters (12:18)
5. How to harness your external environment to change your mental habits (23:03)
Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.
Do you have questions for Dr. Alison?⁠ Leave them here.
Want to receive free bonus content? ⁠⁠Sign up for my free weekly email here.
Thanks to our sponsors:
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/BESTOFYOU and get on your way to being your best self.
Listen to Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson wherever you get your podcasts!
Go to ⁠www.organifi.com/bestofyou⁠ today and use code BESTOFYOU for 20% off your order today.
Get 35% off your first order of Sundays. Go to SundaysForDogs.com/BESTOFYOU or use code BESTOFYOU at checkout.
Related Episodes:
Episode 27: 7 Ways We Manage Perceptions Instead of Forging Real Connections
Episode 80: Navigating Overwhelming Emotions—2 Essential Steps to Bring Calm to the Chaos Within
Episode 50: 9 Types of Intelligence, the Trap of Comparison, and How to Connect More Authentically with God
Music by Andy Luiten
Sound editing by Kelly Kramarik
While Dr. Cook is a counselor, the content of this podcast and any of the products provided by Dr. Cook are not specific counseling advice nor are they a substitute for individual counseling. The content and products provided on this podcast are for informational purposes only.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

If you’re struggling to feel connected spiritually or stuck in negative emotions, you’re in good company. Research shows that 9 out of 10 people struggle with stress during the holidays.
In today’s episode, I walk you through my simple but life-changing strategy for unlocking spiritual connection and experiencing more of God’s loving presence.
Here’s what we cover:
1. 3 reasons painful emotions get heightened at the holidays (2:32)
2. A simple hack for experiencing more spiritual vitality (8:22)
3. The neurobiology of what happens when you connect with God (9:43)
4. How to transform mundane moments into spiritual encounters (12:18)
5. How to harness your external environment to change your mental habits (23:03)
Find a full transcript and list of resources from this episode here.
Do you have questions for Dr. Alison?⁠ Leave them here.
Want to receive free bonus content? ⁠⁠Sign up for my free weekly email here.
Thanks to our sponsors:
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/BESTOFYOU and get on your way to being your best self.
Listen to Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson wherever you get your podcasts!
Go to ⁠www.organifi.com/bestofyou⁠ today and use code BESTOFYOU for 20% off your order today.
Get 35% off your first order of Sundays. Go to SundaysForDogs.com/BESTOFYOU or use code BESTOFYOU at checkout.
Related Episodes:
Episode 27: 7 Ways We Manage Perceptions Instead of Forging Real Connections
Episode 80: Navigating Overwhelming Emotions—2 Essential Steps to Bring Calm to the Chaos Within
Episode 50: 9 Types of Intelligence, the Trap of Comparison, and How to Connect More Authentically with God
Music by Andy Luiten
Sound editing by Kelly Kramarik
While Dr. Cook is a counselor, the content of this podcast and any of the products provided by Dr. Cook are not specific counseling advice nor are they a substitute for individual counseling. The content and products provided on this podcast are for informational purposes only.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 min