Upside Down Podcast

Season 5 | Episode 79: The Necessity of Healing with Dr. Monique Gadson

December 08, 2020
Upside Down Podcast
Season 5 | Episode 79: The Necessity of Healing with Dr. Monique Gadson
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Upside Down Podcast
Season 5 | Episode 79: The Necessity of Healing with Dr. Monique Gadson
Dec 08, 2020

In this final episode before the Christmas break, we take some time to point our weary hearts toward our collective necessity for healing.  To help us delve deeper into this topic, Kayla Craig and Patty Taylor welcome Dr. Monique Gadson. Dr. Monique is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of counseling, consulting, and program development experience. Dr. Monique is a consulting therapist to churches and organizations in mental health matters. She holds a doctorate in marriage and family therapy, a master’s in Christian psychological studies, a master’s in clinician mental health counseling.

In this episode, we:

  • Consider assessing the wounds around us and addressing the most critical wounds first
  • Talk about healing within the Church and learn about what Dr. Gadson calls the Church’s “autoimmune response”  
  • Flesh out the critical importance of grieving in the healing process.  
  • Acknowledge our tendency to try to get to the “overcoming” before tending to the “oppression”
  • Embrace the analogy Dr. Gadson gives about taking care of a sink of one or two dishes before the sink is overflowing as it relates to our own healing.  
  • Remember that some wounds take much longer to heal than others and that healing is a process

Join us as we consider how to begin the process of healing our own wounds, the wounds in our churches and the wounds in our communities and country. 

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Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)

Show Notes

In this final episode before the Christmas break, we take some time to point our weary hearts toward our collective necessity for healing.  To help us delve deeper into this topic, Kayla Craig and Patty Taylor welcome Dr. Monique Gadson. Dr. Monique is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of counseling, consulting, and program development experience. Dr. Monique is a consulting therapist to churches and organizations in mental health matters. She holds a doctorate in marriage and family therapy, a master’s in Christian psychological studies, a master’s in clinician mental health counseling.

In this episode, we:

  • Consider assessing the wounds around us and addressing the most critical wounds first
  • Talk about healing within the Church and learn about what Dr. Gadson calls the Church’s “autoimmune response”  
  • Flesh out the critical importance of grieving in the healing process.  
  • Acknowledge our tendency to try to get to the “overcoming” before tending to the “oppression”
  • Embrace the analogy Dr. Gadson gives about taking care of a sink of one or two dishes before the sink is overflowing as it relates to our own healing.  
  • Remember that some wounds take much longer to heal than others and that healing is a process

Join us as we consider how to begin the process of healing our own wounds, the wounds in our churches and the wounds in our communities and country. 

Recommended reading & resources:

News, Notes, and Links:

Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)