152 Learning To Live Inside Your Body with Dr. Hillary McBride
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young and Hillary McBride
2w ago
I am joined today by Dr. Hillary McBride to discuss excerpts from her new book titled, “Practices for Embodied Living.” Topics covered include: how to feel your feelings, being alive in your body (eroticism), and the story of your relationship to your sensuality and sexuality. Finally, I ask Hillary about her beautiful claim that we often find the Holy precisely in the places we were told not to look (including in our bodies).   ..read more
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151 What To Do With Desire and Dread with Mike Boland
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young and Mike Boland
1M ago
Pastor and counselor Mike Boland shares a story from when he was 15 years old. It’s a story about the interplay of longing for connection and, at the same time, dreading what will be required of him in return. We talk about grooming, and the war of ambivalence that rages in one’s body in the midst of abuse. You can find out more about Mike’s work at therestinitiative.org ..read more
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150 Trauma Heals By Connecting With Others
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young
1M ago
The opposite of trauma is not "no trauma;" the opposite of trauma is connection. To be human is to be wounded. However, wounds heal naturally when the environment is right… and the right environment for healing is the empathic presence of another person. God made our brains and nervous systems to need one another. This is particularly true when it comes to engaging your story. You cannot engage your story alone. Sitting in your favorite chair with a journal, a Bible, a cup of coffee, and a good view out your window is not sufficient to heal your wounds. But the attuned presence of another huma ..read more
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149 Why Listening To Your Body Leads To Healing Part 2
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young
2M ago
Today I focus on two important ways that your body tells you things. The first is through your affect. Whenever your affect becomes dysregulated, your body is letting you know valuable information about your present environment… and about your past story. Dysregulation makes implicit memory known. And the second way that your body communicates with you is through impulses. Your body has impulses… impulses that it would like you to take more seriously than you probably do. Support the podcast ..read more
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147 Why Listening To Your Body Leads To Healing Part 1
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young
2M ago
Your body knows things that your enskulled brain does not. Moreover, if you listen, your body will tell you important things—things that will help you heal. Your body is a truth teller. It is the trustworthy prophet from within. In today’s episode, I explain why it’s so important to listen to your body… and how to do it.  Support the show ..read more
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148 The Healing Power of Understanding Your Story with Dan Allender and Cathy Loerzel
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young and Dan Allender and Cathy Loerzel
4M ago
You have a story and that story matters. Your story in your family of origin significantly affects the way you think, feel, and act in the world today. This is why Dan Allender says, “It is time to listen to your story.” What if healing begins by listening to your story? By reflecting on—and engaging—the experiences in your growing up years, you can better understand why your brain has been shaped in the way that it has. These are the topics that Dan, Cathy, and I explore in today’s episode. If you want to experience more of the healing power of understanding your own story, join the three of ..read more
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146 Triangulation and Misguided Hope with Matthias Roberts
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young and Matthias Roberts
4M ago
Friend and fellow therapist Matthias Roberts joins me today to share a very vulnerable story involving triangulation with his mother. How does an adolescent boy answer his Mom’s questions about his homosexuality when Mom is disgusted by it? This is a story about Matthias’ deep love for God… and the torment he felt as a result. We talk about Matthias’ immense hope that God would “heal” his sexuality and how he came to feel God’s blessing rather than shame. Support the podcast ..read more
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145 How Loneliness Affects The Heart and Mind
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young and Vanessa Sadler
4M ago
Therapist and fellow podcaster Vanessa Sadler shares a story from when she was 11 years old. As children, all of us needed to belong—to feel “a part of.” If we did not receive sufficient attunement from our primary caregivers, we likely experienced high levels of loneliness. The dilemma is that it may not have felt like loneliness because it was such a normal part of your life. Vanessa talks candidly about her loneliness growing up, as well as how she came to experience significant healing from that loneliness. You can follow Vanessa on Instagram @abidinginstory. Support the show ..read more
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143 Finding Home Again After Religious Trauma with Matthias Roberts
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young and Matthias Roberts
5M ago
Matthias Roberts joins me today to talk about his book Holy Runaways: Rediscovering Faith After Being Burned By Religion. Topics covered include: why belonging is so crucial for each of us, how to trust when you’ve been betrayed by others so many times before, and why it’s hard to open ourselves to actually receive care when it is available.  ..read more
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142 Healing From Trauma: The Power of “Being With” Part 2
Adam Young Counseling Podcast
by Adam Young and Curt Thompson
5M ago
We pick up with Curt sharing about Cora’s experience in a story group. Specifically, we talk about about why Cora’s intense bouts of panic were her body’s way of saying “something is wrong and needs care and attention.” We also talk about a woman named Cheyney who experiences deep healing as a result of taking in the acceptance and embrace of other group members in the precise moment when she is feeling intense shame. This is how neural networks get rewired. This is how healing happens. We need other people ..read more
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