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Episode 9: Hidden Pain and the Power of Facing Your Fear

By Alison Cook | June 30, 2022

Bianca is a powerhouse of wisdom who talks with Dr. Alison honestly about the hidden pain that both motivated her and almost got the best of her.

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Episode 8: Overcoming Addiction and Learning to Ask for Help

By Alison Cook | June 23, 2022

Real People Overcoming Real Problems We are launching a new series on the podcast this week-Real People Overcoming Real Problems. You do not want to miss this very first episode with author, speaker, podcaster, and new friend of mine, Ashley Abercrombie, who shares with me her story of overcoming addiction and learning to ask for...

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Episode 7: Why are boundaries so hard to set?

By Alison Cook | June 16, 2022

We dive into the power of boundaries in this episode and I guide you through a real time exercise on taking that first step.

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Episode 6: Do I really have an inner child?

By Alison Cook | June 9, 2022

What is this “inner child” we see everywhere on social media and in pop psychology trends? Do I really have one? Is this just woo-woo psychology or is there science behind it? In today’s podcast episode we’ll discuss this buzzword “inner child” and why it matters. We’ll get into what it means to have an...

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Episode 5: What is codependency and why does it matter

By Alison Cook | June 2, 2022

Do you get so consumed with the needs of others, that you lose sight of your own? Do you struggle with focusing on caring for yourself? There’s no shame in codependency-I’ve struggled with it for years. And I believe nearly everyone struggles with it on some level. Learn the surprising antidote to codependency and how...

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Episode 4: What Do I Need To Know About Trauma?

By Alison Cook | May 26, 2022

Trauma is a bigger player in our lives than you might think. It’s the unacknowledged guest at every gathering of humans. And if we could learn to understand it better, we’d create a kinder, more compassionate world. In today’s episode we discuss trauma: What is trauma? What are Big T and little T traumas? How...

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Episode 3: What Is Self-Love And Should I Really Love Myself?

By Alison Cook | May 19, 2022

Do you shove yourself aside?Do you think it’s selfish to love yourself-or even wrong? Learn practical steps you can take toward improving one of your most important relationships, your relationship with YOU. In this episode, we’ll cover: My story of shoving myself aside What does self-love really mean? Can I love myself and love God?...

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Episode 2: What Should I Know About Gaslighting?

By Alison Cook | May 11, 2022

You’ve heard the word gaslighting, but what does it really mean? In this episode we’ll discuss: What is gaslighting? What are some examples of it in real life? Why do people do this? What does the Bible have to say about gaslighting? The #1 question I get from people who are dealing with a gaslighter...

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Episode 1: What Is Narcissism Really?

By Alison Cook | May 5, 2022

You’ve heard the word narcissist, but what does it really mean? In this episode we’ll discuss: What narcissism is- how it’s presented in the Bible and the criteria psychologists use to diagnose it The difference between labeling people vs. naming behaviors Different types of narcissism What it feels like if you’re in a narcissistic relationship...

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Spiritual Wounds and How to Heal

By Alison Cook | March 31, 2022

A spiritual wound is a type of wound that disrupts your relationship with God or your spiritual practices. Spiritual wounds typically occur when a parent, authority figure, or religious leader use the name of God for self-centered purposes or twist God’s word to cause harm. All childhood wounds cause you to question your worth. But...

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What are the Effects of Trauma?

By Alison Cook | March 24, 2022

When you hear the word trauma, you might assume that it only applies to extreme situations. But when understood correctly, trauma is a reality that touches more people than you might think. The effects of trauma are wide-reaching on the soul, body and on relationships. And I believe healing the effects of trauma is at...

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Calming Anxiety

By Alison Cook | March 10, 2022

Did you know that anxiety is part of your Internal Alert System? It’s often an unwanted visitor, but when you pay attention to its cues, and lead yourself well, you can learn to calm anxiety in your body and help it function as it should. To calm anxiety, you must understand that at its best...

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