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With Guest Doug Balzer

November 13, 2019

On this episode of Shop Talk, Mike Sotski is joined by Doug Balzer, Director of Innovation, Leader and Thought Development at the Western Canadian District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Doug, along with his wife Teri lead renewal events such as the Soul Care Equipping Conference and Holy Spirit Encounter around the world. In Doug's own words: “I love what I do because I get to see darkness being displaced by light; both in the lives of our official workers as well as in neighbourhoods where new faith communities are being established.” Mike and Doug chat “Soul Care”, what it's all about and how it can be a helpful tool on our journey towards healing and wholeness as apprentices of Jesus. For more information read Doug's bio here: https://transformcma.ca/who-we-are/district-staff/

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Mental Health During Covid-19 with Jennifer Chow • February 26, 2021 • Mike Sotski

We're coming up the one year mark in this pandemic and everyone has felt the effects in one way or another. For many of us, we have not had the language or training to know how to process the experience. Jennifer Chow, a registered Psychologist, joins us as we talk about the ways faith and community can be integral components to help us navigate these days. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher.

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Mental Health During Covid-19 with Kyle Shalk • February 5, 2021 • Mike Sotski

During this covid season, mental health has become a significant issue as we have dealt with lockdowns and isolation. The stress, worry, anxiety, loneliness have all compressed bringing challenges to our mental health. Join us for a conversation with psychologist Kyle Schalk as we talk about removing the stigma attached to mental health and ways that we can help to create environments where its ok to not be ok.

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Justice & Compassion Part 2.2 with Carl Waldron, Melayne Shankel & Ian Bramble • July 31, 2020 • Mike Sotski

What does it take to have ears to hear? The events that have transpired over the last number of weeks has caused a variety of reaction. Most of our response is based on the way we see these events. The challenge, lies in fact that our experience impacts how we see. For many of us we have not been impacted by issues of race or injustice. So having ears to hear requires that we take time to listen to the stories of those who are different than us. Join us for part 2 of a 2 part conversation with Melayne Shankel, Ian Bramble and Carl Waldron that helps to shed some light on experiences that may be different than our own.