For the past 20 years I have been providing support, counseling, and therapy for Mormons navigating a faith transition, and for the past 10 years I have been partnering with Natasha Helfer Parker and Margi Dehlin in this work.

This presentation focuses on improving your mental health during and after a Mormon faith crisis/transition.  It is based on two primary sources:

The main parts of this presentation include:

  • How avoidance of “what is” creates additional, unnecessary suffering.
  • How acceptance of “what is” can help alleviate suffering, and avoid additional unnecessary suffering.
  • How attachment to labels, stories, and emotions increases unnecessary suffering, and how it is often more effective to hold emotions, stories, and labels “loosely.”
  • The psychological disadvantages of focusing on the past or the future, and the advantages of focusing on the present moment.
  • The benefits of mindfulness and mediation.
  • The importance of determining one’s set of intrinsic values during and after a religious faith crisis.
  • The importance of living LIVING one’s values during and after a religious faith crisis.

This presentation was delivered in August, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah – as part of a Mormon Faith Crisis retreat.  40 audience members participated. The full retreat can be found here.

Part 1 – Fundamentals of Mental Health in a Religious Transition / Mormon Faith Crisis Pt. 1

Part 2 – Fundamentals of Mental Health in a Religious Transition / Mormon Faith Crisis Pt. 2

Part 1 – Fundamentals of Mental Health in a Religious Transition Pt. 1

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Part 2 – Fundamentals of Mental Health in a Religious Transition Pt. 2

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