Sanctuary Mental Health Podcast

Sanctuary Mental Health

Can mental health challenges and faith co-exist? Join Sarah Kift as she interviews theologians, writers, leaders, and people living with mental health challenges. If you want inspiration, insight, and resources to equip your community to be a sanctuary for all people, at all stages of their mental wellness journeys, this is the podcast for you. **The purpose of The Sanctuary Podcast is to raise awareness and start conversations about mental health in the Church. Consequently, The Sanctuary Podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or mental health advice. If you feel you may need medical or mental health advice, please consult a qualified health care professional. read less

Breath And Light: A Guided Meditation with Hillary McBride for Self-Care Day
Jul 22 2022
Breath And Light: A Guided Meditation with Hillary McBride for Self-Care Day
July 24 is designated Self-Care Day by the World Health Organization as part of Self-Care Month (June 24 - July 24). This symbolic day (24/7) was chosen because "self-care can be practiced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." As an encouragement to practice self-care, we at Sanctuary are happy to offer this new meditation from registered psychologist, author, and Sanctuary Ambassador Hillary McBride, PhD. Self-care can take many forms depending on the individual. In The Sanctuary Course, self-care is defined as any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health (this definition comes from Elizabeth Scott’s “5 Self-Care Practices for Every Area of Your Life,” published by Verwell Mind). In session seven of The Sanctuary Course, you can find more information about self-care and practices that support mental health and wellbeing. We encourage you to take ten minutes of quiet space to listen to this guided meditation, which includes a breathing and imaginative exercise to focus your mind and body. Meditation is a practice that can be beneficial for reducing stress and promoting mental and emotional health, as well as having other positive effects. Christians in particular have practiced meditation for centuries as a way of drawing closer to God. We encourage you to listen to this meditation as a way of reconnecting with yourself and with God, who created breath and light—and you.