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