The show today is a flashback to one of the top viewed sessions in our 2020 church Mental health summit with Shantelle Jacobs. Shantelle is a therapist and founder of Pure Mind Counseling Center. Her talk on Overcoming Anxiety was a highlight for many at the 2020 Summit and I’m excited to share it with you today.





Mental Health Sunday resource pack: MentalHealthSunday.com

Book Recommendation: Winning the Ware in your Mind


Anxiety can be a result of: 

    • Genetics
    • Personality
    • Trauma
    •  Self-doubt
    • Trauma
    • avoidance

Having a life of peace doesn’t mean life is going to be perfect. 

    • Having peace means trusting God in the midst of the storm and trusting God that he is going to work the situation out for you.
    • God created us to have an abundant life, not a miserable life. 
    • Learning strategies are good, but we need to address the unfinished business of their life and get to the root of the anxiety.


Let this mind be in you,  which is also in Christ Jesus
Philippians 2:5 

Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2



      1.  What is holding your mind hostage?  What are the things you have been avoiding in your life that is causing great distress (pick 3 if you have many)
      2. Identify your escape mechanism? What do you do to avoid what you are fearing? (avoidance habits)
      3. Create an action plan.  Write out a list of things of specific steps to reach the overcome what is taking your mind hostage.
      4. Set a target date?  Pick a time you want to accomplish your goals
      5. Schedule time to work on these goals.
      6. Think of one thing today that you can start.
      7. As you accomplish the list of things on your list take time to celebrate the wins

What is Peace?

    • It’s more than meditation or sitting at the beach
    • It’s not perfection 
    • In order to achieve peace further work might need to be done (Marriage or addictions therapy, setting boundaries, learning to be assertive etc)






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