It is a thing that has fascinated me, my entire life.
As a kid in school I remember wondering why some kids followed the rules while others seemed bent on breaking every single one of them.
As a teen that curiosity turned into wondering why some teens partied while others seemed to have no desire too.
This is when I started actively searching for answers to these questions. I read so. many. books.😆 And googled things. And I studied the people around me.
Fast forward to my mid twenties we did foster care for a bit which means we did training on the different kinds of trauma that kids in the system deal with.
This was the moment when so many pieces to the puzzle suddenly fit together. This was the moment when my fascination (and my studying) shifted from psychology in general to a more targeted focus on trauma.
At this time we were also attending Threshold church which focuses largely on deliverance ministry. I learned so much there on inner healing and what it looks like to walk in the complete freedom. Jesus paid the price for our freedom (complete and totally unhindered freedom) on the cross. It is my deepest desire to see everyone learn how to access that freedom.
It was this season in my life that I realized… The medical (psychology) world has only half the knowledge they need to help people walk in freedom and the church only has half the knowledge they need to help people walk in the freedom of Christ.
Logic says if you take two halves, it makes a whole right?
At this point, instead of separating spiritual and medical I started interweaving the two. Since we are tridimensional beings (body, soul and spirit) it only makes sense that all three play a part in our pursuit of emotional freedom.
By combing the two, so many more pieces to the puzzle, again, suddenly fell into place.
This method of studying psychology by recognizing body, soul and spirit as all playing a part in our mental health is recognized on a very small scale. Psychology as the world knows it has not yet fully grasped this.
It is my opinion that God is doing a new thing in the psychology world. I believe that instead of medicating PTSD, anxiety, depression, chronic illness and trauma of all kinds, we are going to see complete healing. We are going to see people walk FREE! I believe that God is raising up people with a new and deeper understanding to mental health.
(There seems to be more and more people that are grasping this concept but it isn’t taught on a large scale yet.)
And this. This is my why.
I have seen pain and bondage ( u cant live in this world and not see it.)
I have also seen people walk in freedom.
I have experienced that freedom.
And that is my why.
To see change for the better, to see people walk in freedom, to understand why people act the way they do, to understand their pain, to cultivate compassion. This is my why.
This is why I have dumped hours upon hours of time and energy into learning and attempting to understand human behavior. Because when we understand something we then have the power to change it.
This is my why.
Now, it is my goal to share everything I’ve learned because it is my heart’s desire to see as many people as possible find healing from their past wounds and trauma and walk in the complete freedom that Jesus purchased on the cross.
I have blogged about many things but this is a subject that even though I have studied it for the last 10-15 years I have never really blogged about it.
Because writing the other blogs was like babysitting other peoples children. If you thought they were or weren’t cute was pretty irrelevant.
But this subject… this is my baby. So, if you tell me it isnt cute, I will be deeply offended.🤨 Kidding.🤪 But really… This subject, the things I learned were cultivated through my own blood, sweat and tears. (Not literally. Why do people even say that?!)😅
Earlier this year I seriously considered shutting my blog down, because we have 2 babies + 3 other kids and it seems I never have time to write, but then the babies grew up a bit, Kenz and Kynaston are in school so I now have a wee bit more time and with those extra 3 minutes a day came this insatiable desire to start blogging about the the things I’ve learned on psychology.
So, here we are.
My goal is to blog as I have time and for now share mostly on Instagram.
So, if this is a subject that interests you, feel free to follow along!