Cathy Downen discusses neuroplasticity and how our brains are designed to change and grow throughout our lifetime forming new neural connections and pathways in response to our experiences and thought patterns. This good news means we have the ability to literally re-wire our brains into healthier thought patterns and better processing of the world around us.
Grace Church - St. Louis Conference: Weathering the Storm of a Loved One's Chemical Dependence. Saturday, August 8, 2020.
Cathy Downen discusses how to recognize and decrease patterns of codependency as we draw near to God and place our trust and dependency on Him.
Christian Counseling Connection's Caitlin Kasberg and 2Rivers Church youth pastor Brandon Johnson discuss the unique needs of teenagers in the 21st century including the fundamentals of brain function, anxiety, social media, self-image, insecurity, perfectionism, and listening to the Holy Spirit.
Listen in as Morning Star Church's Pastor Mike interviews Christian Counseling Connection's Director of Counseling Services, Dwain Sliger. In this "Reality Check" episode, Dwain addresses a broad range of mental health issues including fears, phobias, and the layers of anxiety brought on by the corona virus pandemic, the economic slow down, wavering security, and our basic needs. Dwain peels back the layers of our perception of "security" and emphasizes the importance of spiritual truth, faith and trust in God, and having a trusted friend to challenge our thinking. Mike and Dwain then delve into modern parenting challenges, providing practical advice and basic reminders.
Christian Counseling Connection Founder Cathy Downen and Fearless Women's Founder and President Christy Boulware discuss the rise in anxiety and discuss the application of Ecclesiastes 3 "A Time for Everything" to our current situation. Cathy and Christy explore how God is using this pandemic to cause us to slow down, get quiet, and listen to what He wants to tell us. The conversation stirs up excellent questions that can help us draw closer to God and come out of this trial with a stronger faith and greater peace and joy. "Trust More - Fear Less" emerges as a powerful theme.
Join Morning Star Church's Pastor Mike as he sits down with Christian Counseling Connection's Director of Counseling Services, Dwain Sliger for a "Reality Check" - a discussion on mental health issues as the coronavirus was still ramping up in April of 2020. Dwain shares insights and practical advice on dealing with the increased stress and anxiety that may be affecting people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, or fearful during this time of social distancing and working from home due to the Coronavirus? Cathy shares practical mental and physical exercises you can do to lower your stress level, reduce anxiety, and help you regain your sense of peace and hope.
CCC is up and running! See the ribbon cutting ceremony at CCC offices in Lake Saint Louis, MO and hear founder Cathy Downen introduce the team and share a little about the CCC Mission.