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Pull up a chair, and let’s reflect on a journey that has taken us from the depths of PTSD to the heights of resilience. As your host, Amy Watson, I’ve had the privilege of guiding you through six season’s of conversations and counsel digging into the depths of pain that comes through trauma along with […]
Have you ever considered that you are seen, known, heard, loved, and valued? During those moments of despair and darkness when you feel invisible and unheard, remember that Jesus, the Master Weaver, is always at work.
Our dialogue takes you beyond the physical aspect of abuse. We illuminate the less acknowledged forms of abuse – financial and emotional. We delve into the unique challenges posed in same-sex relationships and the impact of verbal abuse on an individual’s psychology. The topic of rushed marriages within religious establishments, specifically churches, is broached, making the connection between the institution’s high regard for marriage and the high prevalence of domestic violence amongst young adults.
As the conversation unfolds, we dive deeper into the concept of ‘not yet’, reflecting on how Chrissy’s mother’s faith and fervor for justice shaped our perspectives.
Navigating our way forward, we delve into the intricacies of our nervous system with Dr. Fox. We dissect the integral role of emotions, busting the myth that they rule us, and explore how they could, in fact, be signaling a dysregulated nervous system. The episode is rich with discussions on tools to calm your nervous system, and we get into detail on why those grappling with complex post-traumatic stress need to be extra vigilant.
This episode ends our season on childhood trauma and it is an episode filled with hope and a story of ridiculous redemption, straight from Amy’s counselor.
This episode chronicles the day that Amy finally decided to address this is her counselor’s office and the healing that came from that session. It provides hope for any one of you out there listening that live with shame of sexual abuse for any reason, but particularly as a result of purity culture messaging . Shame does not belong to you and is a tool our our enemy. We want you to heal just like Amy has!
What are the felt needs behind a request from our children, regardless of trauma status? Why is it important to connect with them in the first place on practical levels–levels that we’ve not seen pre pandemic? Now more than every our children need us, and we need them. This episode is rich with information that will help you connect with your kids over one of the very few common human needs–food. Listen as he tells his journey of this ministry and how he strongly encourages parents to get in the kitchen with their children, and you don’t have to be a chef.
What if it were as simple as adding healing foods to your toolkit? Trauma survivor and wellness coach Nicole Patraw joins the Wednesdays With Watson Podcast! Nicole brings such wisdom as it pertains to nutrition, particularly when trauma and present, and for children. Her amazing story and how she turned her pain into purpose is nothing short of amazing and is the true definition of healing. Listen in as Nicole helps us, because that is her passion!
This is a special solo episode that recaps our series on racial trauma as well as an update as to where we are going and what our efforts have accomplished. Enjoy this short solo episode! IMPORTANT LINKS: PTSD, JESUS & ME (first season, my diagnosis and journey to it)–Season 1 PTSD, Jesus & You–Season 2 […]