Want to change a bad habit? Accomplish a goal? Be a better father, mother, son, daughter, or partner? The best intentions can fall flat. Why?
Beyond the actual cause of fear, we can create a reaction through anxiety and worry. Actions can help solidify new ways of thinking. Learn how in this episode.
MSGT Timothy E. Motte (Ret.) is Vice President of Gunny's Ridge, an educational farm for veterans and first responders. He was a first responder to the crash of United Flight 93 on 9/11. "I wept over the loss of life and what happened to our country."
Even though he served in war, what happened and what he saw as a state trooper was at times more devastating ... car accidents, domestic abuse, murder, rape, suicide.
There is hope and help. You didn’t get like this overnight. You won't be fixed overnight.
A man walked into a Pennsylvania health club years ago, turned out the lights and started shooting. Four people were left dead, including the shooter. Others were injured. This is one injured woman's account of the tragic event and her recovery. What stands out here is the long-term effects of trauma on someone with her struggles and her healing. Mary Ellen is a real inspiration for you to know that whatever you've gone through there's hope for recovery.
What happens when we are driven by perfection? What happens to others when we are driven? Often we are shackled by tremendous self-criticism and self-doubt. There are several reasons why perfectionists keep behaving as they do.
So, how do we change it? If you want to change it in yourself, you can work on it. First, identify how it shows up in your life. Look at how it interferes in relationships. Look at how it can make you unhappy. You can progress from there.
Our words have incredible power. What we say is an expression of what we think. What we say can literally bring peace or war. Examples: 1990 Saddam Hussein troops at Kuwait border or World War II Prime Minister Churchill's speech.
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger" Prov 15:1
The past few years have been very difficult for the eduction of our children. Developmentally, COVID policies may have contributed to delays in speech and emotional development. After COVID, the impact on children's learning was devastating. More so for low-income families.
June is PTSD Awareness Month. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: These words, along with their abbreviation, PTSD, have become all too common. We often consider PTSD something that happens in careers that can be dangerous, but it really can happen to any of us who are hit with a major traumatic event.
In his new book, “The Christ Cure: 10 Biblical Ways to Heal from Trauma, Tragedy, and PTSD,” Dr. Tim Murphy provides a handbook of healing for victims of PTSD, trauma and tragedy, the family members of trauma victims, clergy who seek a better understanding of psychology, and for counselors who seek a better understanding of the role of faith in healing from trauma. Newt’s guest is former Congressman, Dr. Tim Murphy. He is a licensed psychologist, specializing in resilience and recovery from psychological trauma, he also consults on mental health and public policy with national organizations.
One Man's Journey Out of Homelessness; Anthony Brown Joins Dr. Tim Murphy
Author of From Park Bench to Park Avenue, Anthony Brown drank and used from age 6 to 14, ran away from home at 14 to join the carnival, and went to a party at age 14 and came home at age 47.
Do the homeless want to stay homeless?
A treatment center welcomed him. No one said "welcome" to him since he was 6 years old. How God changed his life.
We all experience times of failure, small and large. And many times there are legitimate reasons beyond our control that lead to us not getting what we want. It could be we just don’t know how to handle a situation, and that’s where you reach out, get training and get back to it.
But there are other times the fault lies in ourselves. If this is a pattern, we need to ask ourselves, “Am I my own worst enemy? Am I sabotaging my own successes?”
Self-sabotage is when our actions or inactions, what we do or what we fail to do, leads to a pattern of problems. Self-sabotage may affect our relationships, our professional life, and personally in our own mental health.
Dr. Tim Murphy is joined by former Pittsburgh Steeler Jon Kolb, who was drafted by the Steelers out of Oklahoma State in 1969 and played with the team from 1969 to 1981
"Prepare now for the battles to come." Jeremiah 12:5
• Setting the bar from a physical, emotional/mental standpoint
• If we can’t deal when things are going well, how will we move forward in times of difficulty?
• If you make a mistake, or something doesn’t work out the way you intended, there can still be a great outcome. Example: Jon Kolb’s role (mistake) that led to the Steelers' "Immaculate Reception"
• Sometimes you need to shake free of your past
• Your profession does not define you.
* Hebrews 12:5-11 - Paul uses the word discipline 9 times – those who have been trained by discipline
"A friend loves at all times, a brother was born for adversity." Proverbs 17:17
• Bad memories are deeply imprinted on our minds
• Flashbulb memories, recall loops, reaction-reaction
• Trauma causes weakness physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
• Find a trusted friend or counselor
• Trauma does not have to be forever
"Those who trust in the Lord shall renew their strength."
• Navigating our "Life Quakes," major catastrophic events that will completely upset our lives
• Dr Maroon's book Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life
• How your profession can take over your life
• Too often we neglect the physical, spiritual and social aspects of our lives
“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 26:6
Dr. Tim Murphy discusses understanding adolescents:
• No parent has ever said, “If I knew then, what I know now, I would have done everything exactly the same way.”
• How we can help our children not make the same mistakes we did
• Adolescents use different parts of their brains than adults in judgement patterns
• Adolescent emotions and mental illness
• Recommendations on communicating with your children
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