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Apr 04

Why Your Church Should Hire a Counselor

By Steve Austin | CXMH , faith , Mental Health , The Struggle With Church

Is there a difference in having pastors who can counsel, compared to hiring a licensed counselor? Should churches hire counselors on staff? How would that even work? Is it allowed? Kristen Kansiewicz joins us to discuss these topics and more!   Kristen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lynn, MA and has been the […]

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Children and Suicide: What You Can Do
Mar 12

Suicide and Children: What You Can Do

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Best of Messy Grace , Depression , Mental Health , Parenting , Recovery from a Suicid...

“I have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” -James Baldwin​My Little Girl Doesn’t Really Want to Hang Herself, Right?A friend of mine was tidying up her little girl’s bedroom when she noticed tiny pieces of paper torn and lying in a pile near the […]

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Reducing Anxiety Meditation with Steve Austin
May 21

Reducing Anxiety Guided Meditation

By Steve Austin |

It’s easy to feel like an illness is taking over your life. Meditation is one way to get back on top of the situation. Consider this approach to using mindfulness to deal with illness.

So much anxiety, distress, anticipation, and discomfort come from worrying about what’s ahead. Your headache intensifies when you predict that it will grow worse an hour from now. Stop dread in its tracks by focusing on the present.

*Steve Austin is not a mental health professional or a medical doctor. He’s just a guy who lives with anxiety and has learned a thing or two about how to deal with it, in addition to his regular therapy and daily medication.

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Peace, Be Still: Finding Hope in the Midst of Anxiety
Apr 22

Peace, Be Still: Finding Hope in the Midst of Anxiety

By Steve Austin | Anxiety , Best of Messy Grace , Depression , faith , Mental Health

“The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass.” -Mark 4:39 This morning, anxiety slapped me in the face before I even opened my eyes. Like a glass of freezing water, it jolted me from restful sleep. What a bully. There are times when I feel such shame because the anxiety persists. Sometimes, I […]

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