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The Wandering Therapist Sessions
6 minutes | 2 months ago
Most People Are Good
Can you only see the negative in someone? What can you do to shift that perspective? Time for a little gratitude as Ty shares a few moving stories of people who have been a manifestation of goodness. Also, Ty knows a good dentist in Texas (…All his dentist live in Texas…anyone?).
11 minutes | 4 months ago
The Kid At The Pavilion
This is a pretty heart-wrenching story about a chance interaction with a young man. “If ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me”. Look for a chance to serve someone around you today and you won’t regret it.
5 minutes | 4 months ago
Seek First To Understand, And Then Be Understood
Ty is off in the Wind Rivers in Wyoming hiking during a sunrise. He shares a key point that he learned over and over from his Mom while growing up. Seek first to understand, then be understood. This comes from the book, “How To Win Friends And Influence People”.
4 minutes | 5 months ago
How Do You Achieve Great Things?
The Wandering Therapist is in Yellowstone experiencing a shift from easy to opposition and seeing how it plays into achieving great things.
5 minutes | 5 months ago
What Happens When You Make Assumptions
The Wandering Therapist is in Yellowstone National Park recounting a miscalculated assumption that he made a few weeks prior. This is one of the 4 Agreements of Don Miguel Ruiz, “Don’t Make Assumptions”.
7 minutes | 5 months ago
Is It Healthy To Masturbate?
Roaming in the woods, The Wandering Therapist shares a few ideas and some different perspectives on the topic of masturbation and how it impacts you. Question: “Is it healthy to masturbate? It seems like a good way to relieve stress.” If you have a question you would like to have answered by The Wandering Therapist, submit it here: https://lovestrong.com/ (especially about sexual health) Join our Sexual Addiction Support Group For Christian Men Working Recovery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/love.strong.addiction.recovery.for.men
5 minutes | 5 months ago
A Shift To Gratitude
The Wandering Therapist is out in the mountains sharing an experience from a recent visitor. Sometimes looking at the perspective of another can help us find greater joy with the life that we have already been given.
5 minutes | 6 months ago
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Ty is out in Idaho near the Oneida Reservoir thinking about 1 of the 4 Agreements from Author, Don Miguel Ruiz, “Don’t Take Anything Personally”. Why is this a key to inner peace? If you want to have better relationships, this tool will help you in achieving that.
8 minutes | 7 months ago
“I Was Blind, But Now I See”
Are you willing to re-evaluate your own perspective? Are you willing to let go of your judgements and ask questions with curiosity instead of pride? Tyler Patrick dives into his own personal experience with introspection and soul searching as it relates to privilege, power, and race. With so much social unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, he discusses the impact of it all on his own life and shares a few tips for how to approach this heavy topic. Amazing Grace + Grad School Debates + Seeking for Change
10 minutes | 8 months ago
A Heart Of Forgiveness + We’re Not The Judge
It doesn't take much time to think about a time where somebody hurt us. It's so easy to hold onto feelings of resentment and frustration but the reality is, we are the only ones hurting when we hold onto those feelings. Ty shares a story from a time when he was in grad school and experienced some discrimination from a faculty member. The feelings he had at that time were difficult to overcome and even still when he thinks about what took place, frustrations stir back up. Ty has a few tips that he uses in his own practice of forgiving others and letting go of the toxicity of hatred. * Realize that you, yourself, are not perfect and make mistakes that hurt others - We all do (even on accident). * Realize that the only person that is hurting from the resentment that you hold, is yourself. * Choose to experience gratitude, generosity, and compassion for yourself and the person that has hurt you (the hardest part). Take a crack at the mindfulness exercise Ty shares here. Discrimination + Being Wounded + Accessing Your Own Heart
14 minutes | 8 months ago
Vulnerability Is A Fear Killer
Have you ever felt like you needed to share something personal but held back? Healthy vulnerability (personal things shared in the right way) can be powerful for self and relationships with others. If you were asked, “What is your biggest secret?”, how would you respond? For most people, we internalize shame as we think about our secrets. Why hold onto that secret? The core answer is fear, fear that if anyone knew our secret, they wouldn’t love, care for, or respect us anymore. Courage is the ability to tell your story regardless of how others react (or will react). When you act in courage, you gain power to overcome fear, doubt, and shame. This is especially useful when facing betrayal or addiction. How can you apply courage in your relationships? In relation to vulnerability, we have created a new series called “Vulnerable Stories”. This series is a place for powerfully honest and vulnerable stories to be shared in overcoming hardship and finding redemption in God. To hear Ty’s story, click here: https://youtu.be/aDp0GPm_TEU And if you would like to hear more stories of redemption like Ty’s, subscribe to our YouTube channel.
9 minutes | 9 months ago
Skip The Man Cave?
How to be present in your relationships. Ty gets hit by this song that makes him look at his own relationships and how he is showing up. Get out of your “chair” and go try and be present with your spouse, your kids, your family. Think about your own relationships. Where are the places that you are numbing out and take an inventory on the cost you pay in the form of relational connection. 4 Mantras from Thích Nhất Hạnh that will help you strengthen your relationships are: * “Darling, I Am Here For You.” * “Darling, I See You.” * “Darling, I See You Suffer, And I Am Here For You.” * “Darling, I Am Suffering. Please Help Me.”
6 minutes | 10 months ago
Social Connection during Social Distancing
Ty delves into some thoughts on the Corona Virus situation and how to maintain or even increase quality social connection through a wholehearted approach.
10 minutes | 10 months ago
Boundaries AND Forgiveness
When betrayal occurs, there is pain for the betrayed. Boundaries and Forgiveness are 2 principles that help in the healing process. They are also key elements to a heart at peace. Most people struggle to see the connection between these 2 principles so I’ve decided to outline them here to demonstrate their value and what they look like.
6 minutes | 10 months ago
Managing Mental Health During The Quarantine
Ty shares a few tips on how to take care of yourself while the quarantine is in effect for many of us. Top on his list are some simple things that everyone knows about, getting some nature, healthy eating, and exercise. Just because we’re social distancing and removing ourselves from public places doesn’t mean we can’t still take care of our bodies.
12 minutes | 10 months ago
Are You A Good Team Member?
What does it mean to be a good team member? What examples from your own life embody selfless love and thoughtful action for another? Ty shares an incredible story about his younger brother hoping to save a friend from suicide. A True Brother + A Long Night + Reaching Out
11 minutes | 10 months ago
Self-Care or Selfishness?
What is the difference between self-care and selfishness? This is a question that I receive frequently in my therapy practice. Here are some tips that should hopefully help clear it up.
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