Wednesdays With Watson: Faith & Trauma Amy Watson- PTSD Patient-Trauma Survivor

Wednesdays With Watson: Faith & Trauma Amy Watson- PTSD Patient-Trauma Survivor

Welcome to "Wednesdays With Watson," a compassionate and insightful podcast dedicated to exploring the complex journey of healing from PTSD, the role of faith in recovery, and the profound impact of trauma on our lives. Hosted by Amy Watson, a passionate advocate for mental health and a trauma survivor, this podcast aims to provide a safe and empathetic space for listeners to learn, share, and find hope.In each episode, we delve deep into the multifaceted aspects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its far-reaching effects. We bring you riveting personal stories of resilience, recovery, and transformation and expert interviews with psychologists, therapists, faith leaders, and individuals who have walked the path of healing.Our mission is to break mental health stigma and encourage open dialogue about PTSD and trauma. We explore the profound connection between faith, spirituality, and mental well-being, offering insights into how one's faith can be a powerful source of strength and healing.Whether PTSD, faith, or trauma has touched you or someone you know, "Wednesdays With Watson" is here to inspire, educate, and provide practical tools for navigating the healing journey. Join us on this empowering quest towards reclaiming peace, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose.Today, subscribe to our community of survivors, advocates, and compassionate listeners. Together, we can heal our hearts and find the path to recovery, one episode at a time.

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February 28, 2024 57 mins

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When the chorus of "Jesus Loves Me" becomes more than a hymn—when it becomes a lifeline—we're reminded of the profound impact faith can have, especially when faced with life's harshest realities. Our guest, Tina Ivy, bears witness to this truth, opening up about the intersection of faith and trauma with a candidness that is both...

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FORGIVING AN ABUSER, Amy's PERSONAL STORY

As Valentine's Day approaches, our hearts and minds often turn to love—but what about when love intertwines with fear and trauma? In a deeply moving narrative, I open up about the complex emotions that came flooding back with the death of John, my ex-husband, alongside reflections on the divine, steadfast love detailed in 1 Corinthians 13. This isn't ...

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Contact Amy Contact Jennifer The raw emotion of heartbreak and the quest for healing takes center stage as Jennifer Eikenhorst joins me on 'Wednesdays with the Watson.' Jennifer's story is a tapestry of pain and faith, woven together on an ordinary day that escalated into a life-altering tragedy. As she recounts the accident that took the life of David, a beloved veteran, and father, we are reminded of the overwhelmi...

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When Lydia Gardner joined us on the Wednesdays With Watson Podcast, she brought with her a story that interweaves suffering with an unwavering strength of spirit. Her journey—a testament to faith's power in the darkest times—is one she shared openly, navigating through personal trials, from the anguish of infertility and premature childbirth to the resilience required in facing unemployment and time in the NICU. 

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Grasping for hope and understanding amid a whirlwind of personal trauma, I've often found myself questioning the purpose behind life's most challenging moments. Through the Wednesdays with Watson Podcast, we journey together into the harmonious relationship between faith and healing, especially as we embrace the year 2024. Join me, Amy Watson, alongside th...

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Adopt a child whose parent was lost to domestic violence for Christmas 2023
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Amy's Written Piece on Brandi's story

Some moments in life test the very fabric of our faith, where hope seems like a distant flicker in overwhelming darkness. This is the crucible Tammy bravely steps into as she recounts the life and tragic loss of her dau...

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Adopt a child affected by domestic violence for Christmas 2023

How do you find hope and healing in the face of unimaginable tragedy? With us today is Tammy Willet, a domestic violence survivor, angel mom, and an example of unshakable faith amid adversity. Tammy fearlessly shares her journey, posing a challenge to listeners about maintaining faith even when life's plan seems unclear. As we explore her story, the resili...

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Pull up a chair, and let's reflect on a journey that has taken us from the depths of PTSD to the heights of resilience. As your host, Amy Watson, I've had the privilege of guiding you through six season's of conversations and counsel digging into the depths of pain that comes through trauma along with the highs and lows of this condition, debunking the misconceptions, and highlighting the importance of community, chu...

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Do you remember when, as a child, you couldn't grasp why adults admired the abstract patterns in a piece of art? It's through the eyes of maturity that we see the beauty in the pattern, much like the little girl in our story who finally understands the weaver's work. The journey of faith often mirrors this experience. We face trials and tribulations that make little sense to us in the moment, yet there is an unwaveri...

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How much do you really know about domestic violence and intimate partner abuse? This enlightening conversation with Dr. Catherine Jackson is guaranteed to change your perspective. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we confront the harsh realities of abuse, debunk the stigma, and highlight the shocking statistics, particularly among young individuals. We underscore the urgency to dismantle the shame attached to such issu...

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Let's embark on a profound journey together to explore the interconnection of faith and trauma framed within the context of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Inspired by Psalm 42 and the poignant song "Storm" by Lifehouse, we shed light on how faith can offer solace amidst the storm of abuse and violence. Our guest, the inspirational Crissy Loughride, joins us to share her insights and personal stories that resonate...

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Journey with us into the realm of childhood trauma as we take a hard look at its persistent shadows in our adult lives. Our insightful guest, therapist and EMDR consultant Jeremy Fox, aka The Trauma Tamer, is back on the show to guide us through this complex yet crucial terrain. Jeremy drops the powerful nugget, "Your trauma is not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility", setting the tone for this searing exp...

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Can you feel the weight of the world's weariness pressing down on you? Together with my dear friend and fellow podcast curator, Amber Coulomb, we unpack the ways in which this pervasive weariness is affecting us all and explore the profound yearning of the human heart for relief from pain and suffering. We delve into the concept of benevolent detachment, a tool for maintaining mental and emotional health amidst the overflow of...

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Ever wonder how the kingdom of God is subtly yet profoundly impacting our world? Does the collision of theology and politics leave you grappling with questions? Join me this week as I converse with Eric Nevins, founder of the Christian Podcasts Association and his own podcast, Halfway There, as we traverse the journey of spiritual growth, discipleship, and the kingdom of God.

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Special message to WWW listeners from our guest, James Early

Are you ready for a journey into the deep waters of faith and trauma? This week, we're privileged to host James, the profound voice behind the Bible Speaks to You podcast. Together, we navigate the turbulent emotional seas portrayed in David's Psalm 22, drawing intriguing parallels between the Psalmist&apos...

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Sherrie's episode on Psalm 23

What happens when the path you were walking suddenly disappears, and you find yourself in a freefall of sorrow and pain? In response to unexpected loss, Sherrie Pilkington, founder of the podcast 'Finding God in Our Pain,' embarked on a journey to discover God's message in her darkness. Sherrie shares her story of loss and subsequent hea...

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Ever felt so exhausted that it seems like your faith is slipping through your fingers? Ever questioned if anyone has been more faithful and a steadier help in times of trouble than God? Join me as we walk through the darkness together, reminding ourselves of God's unwavering love and faithfulness. Inspired by David Crowder's 'My Everything', we'll reflect upon relevant passages from Psalms that serve as a b...

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Cue the confetti and the cheers - we've reached a monumental milestone with our 100th episode of Wednesdays with Watson! To mark the occasion, I am joined by the ever-inspiring Chrissy Loughridge, my memory keeper, as we journey through the powerful verses of Psalm 100. We embark on this exploration to shed light on faith, gratitude, and the bond of commu...

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Can you imagine living a life that so beautifully mirrors the message of Psalm 23? That's precisely how Dad McGowan lived, a man who profoundly impacted many lives through his generous spirit, unfailing work ethic, and unwavering love for Jesus. Join me as I share touching stories from family and friends about his remarkable life that was marked with faith and service. As we journey through the comfort of the good shepherd, we...

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We honor PTSD Awareness Month and its warriors with this special episode featuring two generations of PTSD patients. Join Amy as she and Rachel Marhefka talk about loving Jesus and living with PTSD.  Generation X meets Generation Z in this rich conversation about how each generation deals with PTSD and trauma. 


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