“My father was trained in the war in interrogation and torture, he executed me lots of times. One of the flashbacks that would come was being tortured in his workshop under the stairs and the sexual abuse, that went on all the time.” Listen to part 2 of our interview where Chris shares one of the key things that freed her from the trauma of her past.
Smashing Plates – part 1
“I thought the anger in me would blow up a building. After I realized that what was done to me was so wrong. This anger just woaah! I used to break things, like get a whole lot of plates and smash them. It was eating me alive.” Listen to the story of one woman’s journey of healing from childhood trauma.
Comfort for Tragedy
What do you do when you’re away from home and you receive a phone call that there is a bushfire in your area? Listen to Richard share how bushfires affected his family and the community he grew up in. How do you pick up the pieces after the devastation of a raging bushfire? Or any devastating tragedy?
Living Amongst Floods
For many people, especially farmers, watching the weather can be a regular past time. Sometimes it can be a matter of life and death. Rain is an essential part of life but sometimes too much rain can be destructive. Listen to Richard this week as he tries to make sense of the times when natural disasters, like droughts and floods, destroy property, livelihoods, and even life itself.
Reconciling Relationship Conflict
What can you do when it seems your relationship is over? Is there any hope of reconciliation? Listen as Paul Kerber, who has worked in reconciliation, shares his experience with reconciling relationships and finding hope in seemingly hopeless situations.
Love and Romance
Being in love is one of the best feelings in the world and can make you feel like you’re walking on air. Valentine’s Day with all its focus on love and romance can make you look at your own relationships…Are romance and love the same thing? Does it change when you have a long, established relationship? Listen as Richard and Celia chat about love and relationships.
Fear to Hope – Rachel’s Story
With all the unknowns surrounding the corona virus, it’s easy to let anxiety and fear take over. Listen as Rachel shares her experience of the unknowns, isolation and lost connections with family and friends. Learn how she found strength to face the unknown.
There are times when the pieces of our life don’t seem to be fitting together as they should. Listen to Nancy – a wife, mother, and police officer. The stress of juggling everything had her feeling disconnected and becoming a person she just didn’t recognize. Hear how a change of perspective brought the sense of overwhelm back into balance.
Peace Beyond Reason
What do think of when you hear the word peace? Not the dream of world peace, but inner peace. Peace that works even when the world, and perhaps even you, are in chaos. Are you at peace? Listen to listen as Noel Due shares his reflections on peace and a path to finding it.
Are You Afraid?
The Coronavirus and social restrictions have brought fear and anxiety to many households. How can we face our fears and anxiety? Is there any way to stop it from paralyzing our lives? And can we find peace even in times like the Coronovirus? Listen to Messages of Hope this week to hear a conversation about fear with Noel, Celia and Richard.