60 episodes

Join Counselor and Professor Jim Owens and Catholic High School Campus Minister Ben Pohl as they discuss all things healing.

The Healing Road Podcast Jim Owens and Ben Pohl

    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Join Counselor and Professor Jim Owens and Catholic High School Campus Minister Ben Pohl as they discuss all things healing.

    Special Message About The Healing Road Podcast

    Special Message About The Healing Road Podcast

    In this special message to our listeners, we announce the ending of The Healing Road Podcast and the news that we’re working on a new podcast project. Thank you to all our listeners for tuning in, we hoped you benefited from this podcast. Stay subscribed to The Healing Road because at some point (we don't have a timetable yet) we will post a new message to announce the launch of our next podcast.



    Co-Hosts

    Jim Owens – Licensed Counselor and Professor of Counseling

    Ben Pohl – Catholic High School Campus Minister



    Connect

    You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com.

    • 6 min
    Seeing Our Lives as Works of Art (Season 5, Ep. 10)

    Seeing Our Lives as Works of Art (Season 5, Ep. 10)

    In this episode, Jim and Ben discuss seeing our lives as works of art. Whether we consider our lives as an analogy to a painting, song, story, or otherwise, there is something unique we can learn that will help us better understand this amazing life that we live. Jim and Ben also share some insights from looking at the stories of the lives of Jesus and the Apostles.



    This is the final episode in Season 5 on the healing power of art. Jim and Ben are taking a few weeks off to pray and reflect on where to go next.



    Co-Hosts

    Jim Owens – Licensed Counselor and Professor of Counseling

    Ben Pohl – Catholic High School Campus Minister



    Current Season

    During our season on The Healing Power of Art, we discuss the way in which various forms of art and creativity can foster interior health and healing and how it can even support physical health due to its psychological benefits.



    Seasons of The Healing Road Podcast consist of ~10 episodes and cover broad topics. Mini-Series‘ consist of ~5 episodes and tackle specific and relevant issues, like anxiety, healthy habits, etc.



    Connect

    You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com.

    • 35 min
    Art and Gift-Giving (Season 5, Ep. 9)

    Art and Gift-Giving (Season 5, Ep. 9)

    In this episode, Jim and Ben share about their challenge to create a work of art as a gift for someone. They discuss what they learned while creating art to express love and connection and the importance of loving and focusing on others for our mental health.



    Co-Hosts

    Jim Owens – Licensed Counselor and Professor of Counseling

    Ben Pohl – Catholic High School Campus Minister



    Current Season

    During our season on The Healing Power of Art, we discuss the way in which various forms of art and creativity can foster interior health and healing and how it can even support physical health due to its psychological benefits.



    Seasons of The Healing Road Podcast consist of ~10 episodes and cover broad topics. Mini-Series‘ consist of ~5 episodes and tackle specific and relevant issues, like anxiety, healthy habits, etc.



    Connect

    You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com.

    • 30 min
    Visualization and a Healthy Challenge (Season 5, Ep. 8)

    Visualization and a Healthy Challenge (Season 5, Ep. 8)

    In this episode, Jim and Ben share about their visualization challenge to sketch an icon of themselves as saints. They also discuss the power of creativity and visualization, especially in finding freedom from anxiety. Check out some of the studies on visualization below:



    Visualizing ideal self vs. actual self through avatars: Impact on preventive health outcomes, Computers in Human Behavior

    Visualization: Reducing speech anxiety and enhancing performance, Communication Reports

    Testing Public Anxiety Treatments Against a Credible Placebo Control, Communication Education

    A simple visualization exercise for reducing test anxiety and improving performance on difficult math tests, Journal of Worry and Affective Experience

    The effect of psychological interventions on anxiety and depression in cancer patients: results of two meta-analyses, British Journal of Cancer



    Co-Hosts

    Jim Owens – Licensed Counselor and Professor of Counseling

    Ben Pohl – Catholic High School Campus Minister



    Current Season

    During our season on The Healing Power of Art, we discuss the way in which various forms of art and creativity can foster interior health and healing and how it can even support physical health due to its psychological benefits.



    Seasons of The Healing Road Podcast consist of ~10 episodes and cover broad topics. Mini-Series‘ consist of ~5 episodes and tackle specific and relevant issues, like anxiety, healthy habits, etc.



    Connect

    You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com.

    • 40 min
    Creative Uses of Art and Music Therapy (Season 5, Ep. 7)

    Creative Uses of Art and Music Therapy (Season 5, Ep. 7)

    In this episode, Jim and Ben discuss some creative ways that art and music therapy are utilized. They end the episode by challenging themselves to engage in an artistic process for their own personal growth. Tune in to episode 8 to hear how it went!



    Music therapy for burn and stroke victims, Huffington Post

    Music therapy for adult and pediatric cancer patients, Global Advances in Health and Medicine

    Art therapy for prison inmates with depression, ResearchGate

    Visual journaling, Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

    Telehealth music therapy, Incadence



    Co-Hosts

    Jim Owens – Licensed Counselor and Professor of Counseling

    Ben Pohl – Catholic High School Campus Minister



    Current Season

    During our season on The Healing Power of Art, we discuss the way in which various forms of art and creativity can foster interior health and healing and how it can even support physical health due to its psychological benefits.



    Seasons of The Healing Road Podcast consist of ~10 episodes and cover broad topics. Mini-Series‘ consist of ~5 episodes and tackle specific and relevant issues, like anxiety, healthy habits, etc.



    Connect

    You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com.

    • 32 min
    Effective Journaling (Season 5, Ep. 6)

    Effective Journaling (Season 5, Ep. 6)

    In this episode, Jim and Ben share insights on the role of journaling in promoting mental health and spiritual growth. They also discuss common pitfalls that undermine the benefits of journaling, as well as how to set yourself up for success.



    The Good and Bad of Journaling, Dr. Stephen Stosny (Psychology Today)



    Co-Hosts

    Jim Owens – Licensed Counselor and Professor of Counseling

    Ben Pohl – Catholic High School Campus Minister



    Current Season

    During our season on The Healing Power of Art, we discuss the way in which various forms of art and creativity can foster interior health and healing and how it can even support physical health due to its psychological benefits.



    Seasons of The Healing Road Podcast consist of ~10 episodes and cover broad topics. Mini-Series‘ consist of ~5 episodes and tackle specific and relevant issues, like anxiety, healthy habits, etc.



    Connect

    You can connect with Jim and Ben at facebook.com/healingroadpodcast and visit their website at healingroadpodcast.com.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Kj646 ,

Fantastic Podcast!

We all need healing at some point and in all stages of life. This is a terrific podcast no matter where you are in your faith or healing journey! Great information from the hosts, as well as from various guests.

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