A partnership between StoneBridge Church & Mosaics of Mercy

Equip Online is a bi-weekly video and audio podcast with a goal to offer hope and help for parents and families by shedding light on mental well-being through ongoing discussions with mental health experts.  New episodes launch every other Thursday. 

Our hosts, Brian Dunn and Wally Smith, are both pastors at StoneBridge Church who have a desire to help families have a strong foundation of mental wellness.

About our partnership with Mosaics of Mercy

We are excited to be partnering with Mosaics of Mercy whose mission is to be a hub of hope, resources, and education empowering each journey toward mental well-being.  The partnership will ensure we pick the most relevant topics facing our community as well as connect us with the right local experts to discuss these topics.

If you need to seek professional help, we encourage you to use this ministry to find a local counselor that can offer assistant.

CURRENT EPISODE

How to Help My Child Manage Their Emotions

Date: October 17th, 2020
Guest: Lauren Pasqua, clinical child psychologist and the founder/director of the Connections Child and Family Center

In this episode, Brian and Wally talk to Lauren Pasqua about having realistic expectations for your child in emotional moments and practical techniques for parents to help kids self-manage their emotions.

Lauren is a clinical child psychologist and the founder/director of the Connections Child and Family Center in The Woodlands, Texas. She is passionate about working with our communities youngest members and understands that being a parent and helping children manage their emotions and big feelings is one the hardest jobs.

Equip Online is a partnership between StoneBridge Church and Mosaics of Mercy whose mission is to be a hub of hope, resources, and education empowering each journey toward mental well-being. If you need to seek professional help, we encourage you to use this ministry to find a local counselor that can offer assistant.

For more information, please visit www.equiponlinepodcast.com

Tweetable Moments

4:40 – 4:59
Big emotions – Big feelings in kids. I like to give a framework to understand where those feelings are coming from and what is actually realistic to expect of your child in those situations.

9:49 – 9:59
Kids capacity to manage their feelings, to manage their behavior fluctuates throughout the day, from day to day. It depends on a lot of different factors like sleep, appetite, stress.

14:36 – 14:40
Self-regulation is something that develops over a life-span, even into adulthood.

14:42 – 14:53
School-age kids and younger really don’t have that full capacity for self-regulation or self-management and they need us to work with them.

20:21 – 20:28
Emotional intelligence and social intelligence, both of those interpersonal skills are more predictive of long-term success.

Techniques

21:18 – Regulate yourself: if we go up, our kids go up
22:26 – Name it to tame it (label the child’s feelings)
26:22 – The Coping Box
29:23 – Bibliotherapy (book therapy)

 

A Family's Journey Towards Mental Well-Being

Date: September 3, 2020
Guest: Sherry and Chris Burkhard, Executive Director, Mosaics of Mercy, Mosaics of Mercy

In this episode, Brian and Wally talk to Sherry and Chris Burkhard about expectancy vs. expectations, getting the family back into alignment when a family member hits a bump in the road and being authentic with others about your life.

How to Deal With Financial Stress as a Family

Date: August 20, 2020
Guest: Cheryl Butler, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, True North

In this episode, Brian and Wally talk to Cheryl Bulter about the impact financial stress has on families.  She shares ways that a family can not just overcome the burden of financial stress but can be a stronger family after walking through it.