Helpful Questions to Stay Positive
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
1w ago
In this enlightening episode, Pastor Brad delves into the crucial topic of maintaining positivity amidst life's challenges, offering invaluable insights through 8 thought-provoking questions. As life often presents obstacles and trials, having practical tools to navigate them becomes essential. Among the questions explored are: "Is this truly worth becoming upset over at this moment?" and "What lessons can I extract from this experience?" Tune in to this podcast to discover the remaining questions and empower yourself with strategies for fostering resilience and optimism in the face of adversi ..read more
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"What is a Hope Coach?" Interview with Peggy Rice
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
2w ago
In this podcast episode, Pastor Brad engages in a conversation with Peggy Rice, who shares her journey of encountering Fresh Hope during a challenging battle with depression. Peggy recounts how she sought peer-to-peer support for mental health struggles and discovered Fresh Hope, a turning point in her life. Currently residing in Colorado, Peggy now volunteers as a Hope Coach Trainer. Hope Coaching, a program offered by Fresh Hope, extends a lifeline to individuals navigating crises or battling with hopelessness. For those seeking connection with a Hope Coach, the podcast encourages them to vi ..read more
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8 Questions to Ask When You Are In A Negative Situation by Pastor Brad
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
2M ago
We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social media connections. After listening to this podcast, we encourage you to email us at info@FreshHope.us with a comment or question we will share on our next podcast.   If you are listening to this podcast on iTunes, we encourage you to comment on the podcast. Or you can leave a voice message for us on the site:  www.FreshHope4MentalHealth.com. Pastor Brad Hoefs is an ordained Pastor and Member of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. He has been pastoring since 1985, and he is current ..read more
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When Christmas Is Difficult by Pastor Brad Hoefs
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
2M ago
Christmas can be a difficult time for many people, especially when it reminds us of the loss of a loved one or past traumatic experiences. In this podcast Pastor Brad shares some insights on how to deal with Christmas in a better way. Don't forget to share this podcast with someone who needs hope this Christmas season. We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social media connections. After listening to this podcast, we encourage you to email us at info@FreshHope.us with a comment or question we will share on our next podcast.   If you are list ..read more
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Healing the Heart Wounds of Ministry by Brian and Kevin
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
3M ago
In this episode Pastor Brad discusses with Kevin Abbot and Brian Runge the experience of participating in a Healing the Heart Wounds of Ministry retreat. Don't miss this interview to learn more and don’t forget to share it with your pastor or a friend of yours in ministry. Kevin Abbott serves as the Associate Director/Chief of Staff for the Union Baptist Association in Houston, TX. He has been a pastor and a leader in churches throughout the state of Texas for the past 25 years. His heart and passion is to encourage, care for, and coach pastors and church leaders. Kevin leads Th ..read more
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Hope Coaching by Pastor Brent Williams
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
4M ago
In this inspiring interview, Pastor Brent (Care Ministry Pastor in Woodmen Valley Chapel) shares how he found Fresh Hope and how it has significantly benefited his church. They've taken their commitment to the next level by embedding Hope Coaching into their ministry, and now, all their staff are equipped with the training to help and minister to others. Don't miss out on this heartfelt discussion that sheds light on the power of faith, hope, and community in navigating mental health challenges. It's a story of healing, support, and resilience that you won't want to miss. Need to spe ..read more
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A New Group to Support the Mental Health Needs of Families with Disabilities by Catherine Boyle
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
4M ago
Listen to the Fresh Hope podcast in collaboration with Catherine Boyle from Key Ministry. If you have a child with special needs or a mental health challenge, this podcast is for you. You're not alone. Learn more about the  new group to Support the Mental Health Needs of Families with Disabilities, starting on November 2nd. Register here: https://freshhope.us/groups-for-families-with-disabilities/contact/  ??  Catherine has been impacted by mental health issues her entire life, including her own struggles with anorexia, bulimia, anxiety and depression. Catherine has led and star ..read more
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Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery by Caroline Beidler
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
6M ago
With almost 20 years in leadership within social work and ministry, author and recovery advocate Caroline Beidler, MSW, aims to answer this question while encouraging women in or seeking recovery to connect with their purpose and connect in community with each other. Her new book (releasing in March 2023): Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery is a gritty and grace-filled story about the miracles that happen in the basement of the recovery community. Caroline brings a vulnerability and hope that is needed in today’s addiction and trauma-saturated world. C ..read more
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Navigating the Storm: How to Help Teens Overcome Depression and Anxiety by Karen Reynolds
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
7M ago
Karen Reynolds is a former teacher, coach, mentor, and a mental health thriver! She has worked with teens in a variety of settings from the classroom to the orphanage. Her travels to work with teens have taken her to Russia, Africa, and Haiti, however, she has spent most of her adult life with teens in the school setting. In those 40 plus years Karen has observed the decline in teens both emotionally and mentally. Many classroom students have become challenged to build healthy relationships and manage stress. Establishing a mental health diagnosis is often the road to recovery for teens. Yet ..read more
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Taking Criticism Like a Champion by Pastor Brad Hoefs
Fresh Hope for Mental Health
by Pastor Brad Hoefs
7M ago
Criticism can be tough, but Pastor Brad has some valuable insights on how to handle it with grace and grow from it. We encourage you to share this podcast with your friends via your social media connections. After listening to this podcast, we encourage you to email us at info@FreshHope.us with a comment or question we will share on our next podcast.   If you are listening to this podcast on iTunes, we encourage you to comment on the podcast. Or you can leave a voice message for us on the site:  www.FreshHope4MentalHealth.com. Pastor Brad Hoefs is an ordained Past ..read more
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