Christian Counseling Connection's Caitlin Kasberg and 2Rivers Church youth pastor Brandon Johnson discuss Christian counseling for teenagers and their unique needs in the 21st century. Caitlin starts with the fundamentals of brain function and how modern situations can trigger anxiety in the developing adolescent brain. Caitlin demystifies anxiety and reframes it in a positive way, helping us to understand its causes, purpose, and how to keep it from debilitating us by listening to the Holy Spirit within. Caitlin and Brandon talk about what teenagers struggle with: wanting to be liked, wondering what others think, and how to grow into the person God designed them to be. The influence of social media on self-image and insecurity are discussed and how it can lead to perfectionism. Caitlin shares her own vulnerability to the draw of social media and how she set limits to keep it from dominating her time.
In a time of social distancing and concerns about COVID-19, the need for connection is greater than ever. To help meet this need, counselors at Christian Counseling Connection are offering TalkTime20/20: 20-minute telehealth check-in consultation support sessions for just $20, and the first consultation session is FREE (for new clients only). Hear CCC Founder Cathy Downen explain the TalkTime20/20 program and how it might be just what you need.
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.