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Recent Podcast Episodes

29.  Thriving in Adversity with Dr. Michelle Pearce

29. Thriving in Adversity with Dr. Michelle Pearce

On the show today is Michelle Pearce, a clinical psychologist, professor and author of Night Bloomers: 12 Principles for Thriving in Adversity.  In this book and interview she vulnerable shares the story of her darkest moments and how she bloomed not despite the darkness, but because of the darkness.

28.  7 signs that it’s time to refer someone you are supporting

28. 7 signs that it’s time to refer someone you are supporting

As supporters or ministry leaders people often think we have the answers to some of life’s most challenging issues.  As caregivers, the expectations others put on us are just not realistic.  In this episode, I’m going to identify three types of supporters as well as identify 7 signs that indicate that it’s probably time to refer or bring in other supporters.

27. The Companionship movement with Rev. Jermine Alberty

27. The Companionship movement with Rev. Jermine Alberty

On the show today we are talking all about the value of companionship with Rev. Jermine Alberty, Executive Director of Pathways to Promise.   With waitlists for clinical supports getting longer and longer more and more people are looking to the church for support. ...

25. The Soul of the Helper with Dr. Holly Oxhandler

25. The Soul of the Helper with Dr. Holly Oxhandler

On the show today we talking all about The soul of the Helper. Dr. Holly Oxhandler’s first and much-anticipated book walks helpers through 7 steps to tending to your soul. When a helper is living refreshed seeing themselves as a beloved child of God, it allows them to see and support others at such a greater capacity.

23. The Importance of Trauma Informed Care with Sanghoon Yoo

23. The Importance of Trauma Informed Care with Sanghoon Yoo

On the show today we are talking all about trauma-informed care with Sanghoon Yoo, reverend and founder of The Faithful City.  He will be sharing with us the importance of utilizing a trauma-informed care approach when offering care at your church.  And how this model has the ability to transform the culture of our church. 

22. How to offer support from a distance

22. How to offer support from a distance

The in-person connection is powerful, but sometimes that just can’t happen. So in this episode, I will share 8 practical ideas that are simple ways your church can care and support your people from distance.

21. Conversations with Michelle Nietert, a counsellors journey  to resilience

21. Conversations with Michelle Nietert, a counsellors journey to resilience

This is a different kind of episode than I’m used to having and I’m excited to share it with you.   You see, oftentimes when you are an independent counsellor, or the care director it can feel lonely.  It’s rare to find other people like you, someone who is passionate about serving others, supports people through life challenges, Loves Jesus, but still faces life struggles and is open to talking about it.

20. Compassion fatigue and the top 10 signs I overlooked

20. Compassion fatigue and the top 10 signs I overlooked

On the show today we talking all about compassion fatigue and how this experience has likely impacted your personal life, health and ministry.  Compassion fatigue is that thing that has left you feeling exhausted, numb, detached and peopled out, But chances are that you had no idea what it was called and why this happens.  

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.