LEARN STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES THAT WILL EQUIP YOUR TEAM TO CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
Recent Podcast Episodes
On the show today we talking all about human trafficking with Priscilla Santos and how your local church has an opportunity to be part of prevention while building partnerships and community for some of the most at-risk individuals in your community. ...
On the show today we are talking all about 3 core pillars that are the foundation of a Care Ministry. These are Belonging, Purpose and Hope. I believe these three tenants are seen in Jesus’ ministry and are found in best-practice counselling methods and decades of research show that they are basic human needs for flourishing.
The show today is a flashback to one of the top viewed sessions in our 2020 Church Mental health summit with Jeff Price. So often as leaders we can feel like we have to have our life all together. We can’t look weak, or that we are struggling or overwhelmed. Because people are coming to us for support and help. What kind of help would we be if we were a mess.
The show today is a flashback to one of the top viewed sessions from the 2020 church Mental health summit called raising resilient Families with Dr. Danny Cheah.
Dr. Cheah highlights the importance of being emotionally available to your family members. That this simple change of intentionality is probably the biggest factor in building resilient families.
15. How to help people struggling with self-harm, depression and suicidal thoughts with Sarah Robinson
If you don’t know Sarah, well…you are missing out. She is amazing.
Sarah is the author of the book I Love Jesus, But I want to Die: Finding Hope in the darkness of depression. And after you hear this session from the Summit I know you are going to want to hear more.
The show today is a flashback to one of the top viewed sessions in our 2020 Church Mental Health Summit with Joël Malm. He is sharing “how to keep anger and anxiety from ruining life’s relationships”. This is a fantastic talk that gives us a simple framework to help us evaluate our own anxiety and anger and through that insight, we are able to support others.
On the show today is Kobe Campbell, CEO and lead therapist at The Healing Circle. And we are talking all about How trauma-informed leadership can transform the church.
On the show today we are talking all about sleep. We will be looking at key factors that impact our sleep, and 16 strategies to improve your sleep.
I’m also offering a free sleep diary download. This is a great resource to use for yourself or with those who you’re supporting. You can download the sleep diary at HopeMadeStrong.org/epsiode12
On the podcast this week I speak with Kari Bartkus about the power of standing with people who are struggling. Kari offers a free downloadable Blue Christmas Planning Guide. The idea of a Blue Christmas was new for me, but to describe it simply, it’s creating a simple service for those to gather and remember the losses at a time of year when they feel the heaviest.
It doesn’t take a degree in psychology or counselling to be able to support someone, offer compassion and encourage others. People feel inadequate and uncomfortable when they are supporting people and they don’t know what to say. So, I share 5 things you can do when you don’ know what to say. These 5 tips give people simple tools to support others so they don’t feel as overwhelmed.
HEY THERE, I’M LAURA
I’m a mental health clinician and community development strategist for churches that want to care for their communities without burning out.
Supporting local church leaders to overcome and prevent burnout, create effective and sustainable care ministries and be a beacon of hope for their community is what I love to do!
I believe that when church leaders are healthy and when congregations are healed and transformed, they are more able to fulfill the gospel mission.