What is the Window of Tolerance?

We each have a zone in which we function the best cognitively, physically, and emotionally. Trauma and stress can push us out of that zone, known as the window of tolerance. In this episode, Ann and Jess explain hyper- and hypo-arousal and how to come back into your...

What is EMDR?

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is one of the top methods for treating trauma. In this episode, Ann is joined by Monica Helvie, LMFT, a trauma specialist and EMDR Consultant. Monica explains how EMDR works and how Christians can tap into the natural...

What is Trauma (Really)?

Trauma is a buzzword in our culture today. But what is trauma really? And why should we care? In this episode, Ann and Jess break down what trauma is and how it effects us on mental, physical, and relational levels. This is Part 1 of a series that will continue this...

Season 2 is here!

We’re back for Season 2! Listen in to hear about how you can know when you need a break and how that might look different than you imagined. You’ll also hear updates and some new vision and features for the Soul Grit Podcast!...

Brain Science, Faith, and Suicide

When chronic pain changed the very nature of Tricia’s husband, leading him to take his own life, she thought she would never live the life she dreamed of. God met her in her grief and sparked a passion to understand brain science and to help Christian women...

What OCD Taught Me About Faith

Beyond lock-checking and hand-washing, OCD forced Ryan to drop out of seminary twice. In this episode, Ryan shares with Ann how he discovered he had some bad “habits,” how he overcame the debilitating impact of OCD, and how he sees now that his faith is a...

Faith Integration for Therapists

Last week we celebrated 50 episodes and next month we will have the first anniversary of the Soul Grit Podcast. It’s time that Ann told you about her labor of love, an e-course designed to help therapists integrate their Christian faith into their practices. If...

Anxiety Tools for Christians

Christians deal with anxiety, just like anyone else. In fact, anxiety on the whole has been on the rise (can you guess why)? But Christians have power to overcome anxiety that the world doesn’t have.Healey Ikerd is a licensed therapist who wrote a book called...

Forgiveness Defined

If you’re a human, you are in relationship. Relationships are the domain of Marriage and Family Therapists, and one of the big issues we see in practice is the need to give and receive forgiveness.We know that the Bible instructs us to forgive, but it...