Mental Health: Love it or Risk it
By Christine Hernandez
Mental Health: Love it or Risk itSep 11, 2023
Co-habiting with Your Adult Child
I provide practical tips to navigate this complex season of parenting.
One helpful source I referenced was the book Doing Life with Your Adult Children: Keep your mouth shut and welcome mat out by Jim Burns. I hope you enjoy!
Stepping Into Forgiveness
In this episode I share practical insight on how to facilitate forgiveness by explaining some of the tools that have personally impacted my life in the area of forgiving offenses, hurts, and trauma. Join me in this heart to heart!
Marriage Talk: Conflict Resolution
My husband and I discuss vital components of effective communication and conflict resolution that has evolved in our marriage over time and with effort. Key elements include:
Highly Sensitive People with Lauren LaSalle
In today's episode I chat with Lauren LaSalle, boundaries coach and former therapist about what it is to be a highly sensitive person (HSP). We exchange experiences as HSP's and share the benefits of having boundaries as a person who identifies with these character traits.
For more information and testing on HSP's visit: hsperson.com
For boundaries coaching surrounding HSP's visit: LaurenLaSallecoaching.com & BoundariesbyLauren on Instagram
Deconstructing Mental Health in the Church and Faith
In this episode, I uncover spiritual misconceptions surrounding mental health and emotions. Scriptural and clinical concepts are interwoven to humanize our experiences, while normalizing the struggles that Jesus himself experienced.
Seasonal Friendships and when they Fade
Join me in this insightful episode as we delve into the intricate world of seasonal and fading friendships. We explore the complexities of these connections and the challenges they present when it comes to nourishing them. I share practical tips on healing and coping, helping you navigate the emotional landscape of such relationships. Whether you've encountered seasonal friendships or are currently experiencing one, this episode offers valuable insights to help you move forward with resilience and understanding. Tune in and discover the keys to maintaining your emotional well-being amidst the flow of these friendships.
Friendship Breakup and Healing From It (Part 3 of 3)
In this episode, me and Theresia continue our conversation on friendship breakup with the focus on the redemptive and healing aspect of it. We cover forgiveness, grace, and moving on past our hurts and some of the barriers, while still working through current feelings and challenges. Join us as we wrap up this discussion.
Friendship Breakup and Healing From It (Part 2 of 3)
On today's episode I talk with a colleague in the mental health field, and childhood friend Theresia about our experiences with friendship breakup and where we are in the process today. I hope this episode resonates with you as we dive into the complexities of this touchy subject. Tune in next week for Part 3 of 3!
Friendship Breakup and Healing From It (Part 1 of 3)
Guilt vs Shame & the role shame can play in our lives and how to combat it.
In this episode, I uncover ways that shame shows up in our lives contrasting shame and guilt. I also give practical tips on how to dissipate it when it shows up.
The Power of Functional Relationships
Today's episode includes traits that foster both functional relationships including:
* Healing *
* Confidence & Self-esteem
* Acceptance of disagreement
* Healthy boundaries
* A support system
I also cover signs of dysfunction in relationships.
Fostering Emotional Healing
Join me in this episode to learn ways to promote emotional healing in your life. Topics covered on this includes:
* Relationships with self and others
* Personal growth
* Spiritual nurturing
* Body movement
* Proper nutrition
* Seeking therapy
* Communal support
* Personal challenges
* New experiences
Resource mentioned: Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
Church Trauma & Spiritual Abuse
In this episode I address topics and signs of Church Trauma and Spiritual Abuse such as:
* Spiritual Bypassing
* Sexual abuse
* Lack of humility
* Ostracizing single, divorced women
* Membership/Staff Abandonment
I also talk about redemption and healing from church trauma.
Understanding Self-Compassion vs. Self-Criticism.
In this podcast, I delve into the topic of self-compassion vs self-criticism, exploring the impact each one has on our mental health. We'll discuss the benefits of treating ourselves with kindness and understanding, and how self-compassion can lead to improved self-esteem, reduced stress and anxiety, and a greater ability to cope with life's challenges. On the other hand, we'll examine the dangers of self-criticism and its negative impact.
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer.
Infertility and Pregnancy Loss with Therapist Gina Gonzalez
In this episode I talk with therapist Gina Gonzalez about our shared experiences with infertility and pregnancy loss. We discuss:
* Coping strategies and types of therapy and helpful interventions surrounding the loss.
* Cliché statements said to people who experience pregnancy loss. How one of those statements gave her hope while it was more damaging for myself.
* Support systems for those grieving and more....
Mental Health in the Film Industry. A Discussion with actor Dennis Mallen
Today I have the opportunity to speak to actor, producer, and casting director Dennis Mallen about his experiences in the film industry and how it has impacted his mental health. Dennis' filmography includes projects like: The Devil's Advocate, Just Hitched, Faces of PTSD, The Irishman, and many more.
Dennis can be found on:
Living with Anxiety and How to Manage it
Have you ever stopped to consider what anxiety looks like in your life? Do you just go through the motions and white knuckle through it? On today's episode, I'll be discussing ways to identify anxiety and practical ways to manage it.
The discussion includes:
1. Events that can trigger anxiety.
2. Symptoms of what anxiety looks like.
3. Ways anxiety can show up in our bodies.
4. Practical ways to manage anxiety.
Navigating the Holidays with Toxic Loved Ones
As a Clinical Mental Health counselor in the making and a lover of self-improvement, I want to have a "Real Talk" about all things Mental Health. In this episode, I want to introduce you to my podcast and discuss a timely subject that may impact our mental health: Holidays with Toxic Loved Ones. I want to shed some light on some of the dynamics that this causes within ourselves and our families. I speak on boundaries and ideas of what to expect and not to expect when dealing with uncomfortable situations during a season that should be joyful.