Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity

Titus Glenn

Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma & Owning Your Soul Identity



3 main show benefits:


  • Reconstructing your faith
  • Owning your sexual identity
  • Healing religious trauma & spiritual abuse to step into your authentic self


A podcast for black sheep who want to reconnect with their faith outside of the church and step into their *authentic self*


Have you ever found yourself in a dark place questioning God, sexuality & your purpose?

If so, that’s exactly where I, Titus Glenn, found myself 2 years ago. After painfully ending a 14-year-long marriage, I found myself in a spiritual awakening; the darkest night of the soul. I was utterly lost.

Through a transformative journey of self-discovery, counselling, and spiritual work, I’ve emerged from that darkness and am now on a mission to help black sheep seeking to reconnect with their faith outside of traditional church settings.

In Unchurching, you’ll gain spiritual tools, clarity and the confidence to heal your religious trauma, spiritual abuse & claim your own identity in 2 weekly episodes.

If you’re ready to embark on this path of spiritual growth & transformation, simply scroll up and click "Follow."



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Episodes

Owning Your Spiritual Identity: Embracing Personal Experiences while you heal Religious Trauma
Jan 11 2024
Owning Your Spiritual Identity: Embracing Personal Experiences while you heal Religious Trauma
"Owning Your Spiritual Identity: Embracing Personal Experiences"In this enlightening episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Our host shares a personal exploration of what it means to truly own your spiritual identity, emphasizing the importance of discovering what works for you and embracing your unique experiences.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Embracing Personal Experiences: Join us as we delve into the transformative power of embracing your personal spiritual experiences. Our host shares personal stories of reconnection, growth, and discovery.2. Learning What Works for You: Discover the freedom in learning what works for you on your spiritual journey. Explore the significance of breaking free from rigid beliefs and allowing yourself to have your own authentic experiences.3. Reconnecting with Speaking in Tongues: Our host recounts a profound journey of reconnecting with speaking in tongues after learning about light language. This experience illustrates the beauty of personal growth and rediscovery.4. Exploring Tarot Card Reading: The episode takes an exciting turn as we delve into the world of tarot card reading. Our host shares their first experience with this ancient practice and the insights gained from it.5. Navigating Religious Trauma: Throughout the episode, we navigate the complexities of healing from religious trauma and the empowering journey of reclaiming your spiritual identity.This episode offers a compelling and empowering space for those on a quest for self-discovery, spiritual growth, and authenticity. Whether you're exploring new spiritual practices or seeking validation in your unique experiences, this discussion provides valuable insights and inspiration.Join us for "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we celebrate the power of owning your spiritual identity, learning what resonates with you, and embracing the beauty of your own spiritual experiences.
The Joy of Spiritual Community: My Take away from Bishop Carlton Pearson's Memorial
Dec 21 2023
The Joy of Spiritual Community: My Take away from Bishop Carlton Pearson's Memorial
"The Joy of Spiritual Community: My take away  from Bishop Carlton Pearson's Memorial"In this heartwarming episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we explore the profound impact of finding your spiritual community. Our host shares a deeply personal experience at Bishop Carlton Pearson's memorial service, highlighting the joy, power, and sense of belonging that can be discovered in the company of like-minded individuals.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Finding Your Spiritual Community: Discover the joy of finding a spiritual community that resonates with your beliefs and values. Our host reflects on the transformative experience of attending Bishop Carlton Pearson's memorial and the powerful sense of connection it brought.2. A Day of Empowerment: We hear firsthand about the host's feelings of empowerment following the memorial service. Explore the remarkable effects of being surrounded by individuals who share similar perspectives and values.3. Holding on to Hope: The episode emphasizes the importance of holding on to hope, especially for listeners who may be seeking their own spiritual community. The message is one of encouragement, reminding us that the right community is out there, waiting to be found.4. Guided Meditation: "I Belong Here": Experience a moment of tranquility as our host leads a guided meditation centered on the affirmation, "I belong here." This meditation fosters a sense of belonging and acceptance within the listener.5. Navigating Religious Trauma: Throughout the episode, we acknowledge the journey of healing from religious trauma and the pivotal role that finding a supportive community can play in this process.This episode offers a heartfelt and inspiring space for those seeking to find their spiritual community, emphasizing the transformative power of connection, hope, and empowerment. Whether you're on a similar journey or simply in need of encouragement, this discussion provides valuable insights and moments of reflection.Join us for "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we celebrate the joy and power of finding your spiritual community and holding on to hope.
Healing Religious Trauma: Unlearning Theology, Embracing Diversity, and LGBTQ+ Support with Kelley Minter
Dec 14 2023
Healing Religious Trauma: Unlearning Theology, Embracing Diversity, and LGBTQ+ Support with Kelley Minter
In this powerful continuation of our conversation on "Healing Religious Trauma: Unlearning Theology, Embracing Diversity, and LGBTQ+ Support with Kelley Minter. Together, we explore the profound journey of unlearning theology, address the fear of connecting with others, and delve into Kelley's impactful work in supporting the LGBTQ+ community in their healing from religious trauma.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Unlearning Theology: Kelley Minter provides valuable insights on how to go about unlearning theology. We discuss the transformative process of shedding rigid theological beliefs and embracing a more inclusive and compassionate spirituality.2. Embracing Diversity: Our conversation centers on the fear and challenges of getting to know people from diverse backgrounds and belief systems. Discover how embracing diversity can enrich our spiritual journey and foster empathy.3. Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community: Kelley Minter shares her practice of providing support and care for the LGBTQ+ community in their healing from religious trauma. Explore the importance of creating safe spaces for individuals to reconcile their faith and identity.4. Navigating Religious Trauma: Throughout the episode, we navigate the complexities of religious trauma and its far-reaching effects. Kelley's experiences and insights offer guidance and hope for those on a similar path.This episode invites listeners to engage in a thoughtful and compassionate conversation about unlearning theology, embracing diversity, and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community's healing. Whether you're seeking guidance, understanding, or inspiration, this discussion offers valuable perspectives and stories of resilience.Join us for "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we continue our conversation with Kelley Minter, explore the journey of unlearning theology, and celebrate the importance of supporting diverse communities on their path to healing.
Exploring Religious Trauma: Unlearning Doctrine, Defining the Journey, and Insights from Kelley Minter
Dec 7 2023
Exploring Religious Trauma: Unlearning Doctrine, Defining the Journey, and Insights from Kelley Minter
In this enlightening episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we embark on a deep and honest conversation about religious trauma. Our special guest, Kelley Minter, guides us through the process of unlearning doctrine, shares her insights on defining the journey, and explores how she embarked on the path of understanding and healing from religious trauma.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Unlearning Doctrine: Join us as we unpack the intricate process of unlearning doctrine. We discuss the challenges and rewards of freeing oneself from rigid religious beliefs, allowing for personal growth and transformation.2. Defining Religious Trauma: Kelley Minter provides her unique perspective and expertise in defining religious trauma. Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and nuances of this profound experience.3. Insights from Kelley Minter: Our guest, Kelley Minter, shares her personal journey and how she found herself on the path of learning about religious trauma. Discover the insights and wisdom she has gained along the way.4. Navigating Religious Trauma: Throughout the episode, we navigate the multifaceted dimensions of religious trauma, acknowledging its impact and the resilience it takes to heal from such experiences.This episode offers a compassionate and enlightening space for those who are exploring the complexities of religious trauma, unlearning doctrine, and seeking insights from those who have walked this path. Whether you're on a similar journey or interested in gaining a deeper understanding, this discussion provides valuable guidance and inspiration.Tune in to "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we explore religious trauma through conversation, redefine the journey, and gain insights from the remarkable Kelley Minter.
The Power of Telling Your Religious Trauma Story: Healing, Community, and Inspiration
Nov 16 2023
The Power of Telling Your Religious Trauma Story: Healing, Community, and Inspiration
In this captivating episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we explore the profound significance of sharing your personal story as a catalyst for healing, forging community, and inspiring others. Join us as we delve into the transformative impact of storytelling and its role in the journey of self-discovery.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Personal Growth through Storytelling: Discover how telling your story can be a powerful tool for personal growth and self-reflection. We explore the ways in which sharing your experiences can lead to deeper understanding, self-acceptance, and resilience.2. Finding Community: Our conversation delves into the role of storytelling in building a supportive community. Learn how sharing your narrative can create connections with others who have experienced similar challenges, fostering a sense of belonging and validation.3. Inspiring Others: We celebrate the ripple effect of personal narratives. By sharing your story, you have the potential to inspire and empower others on their own journeys of healing and self-discovery. Explore the transformative power of being a source of hope and courage.4. Overcoming Silence: We discuss the importance of breaking the silence surrounding religious trauma and spiritual identity. Learn how sharing your story can break down barriers and stigmas, paving the way for open dialogue and greater understanding.5. The Healing Journey: Throughout the episode, we emphasize the healing journey that storytelling can initiate. Your story is a testament to resilience, transformation, and the capacity of the human spirit to overcome adversity.This episode offers an empowering and compassionate space for those who are considering sharing their own stories or seeking inspiration from the narratives of others. Whether you're on the path to healing, seeking connection, or aiming to make a positive impact, storytelling is a potent force that can amplify your journey.Join us for "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we explore the profound impact of storytelling, from personal growth to community-building and inspiring others along the way.
Symptoms and Solutions: Navigating Religious Trauma with Dr. Cedric Adams
Nov 9 2023
Symptoms and Solutions: Navigating Religious Trauma with Dr. Cedric Adams
Symptoms and Solutions: Navigating Religious Trauma with Dr. Cedric Adams"In this enlightening continuation of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we rejoin our esteemed guest, Dr. Cedric Adams, to delve deeper into the complex landscape of Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS). Together, we uncover the symptoms of RTS within the church setting and discuss practical steps to navigate the path to healing and self-discovery.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Recognizing Religious Trauma Symptoms: Dr. Cedric Adams provides insights into the symptoms of Religious Trauma within the church context. Learn to recognize the emotional, psychological, and spiritual signs that indicate the presence of RTS.2. Coping Strategies and Solutions: We explore various coping strategies and practical solutions to navigate the healing journey. From therapy to self-care practices, we discuss ways to address the challenges posed by religious trauma.3. Self-Discovery and Healing: Our conversation centers on the transformative process of self-discovery and healing. We share personal stories and insights that offer hope and encouragement to those on a similar path.4. Building a Supportive Community: We emphasize the value of building a supportive community for individuals healing from religious trauma. Discover how connecting with others who understand your journey can provide invaluable strength and validation.5. Navigating Your Unique Path: We recognize that every individual's journey of healing is unique. Together, we explore the importance of self-compassion and self-determination as you navigate your distinct path to recovery.This episode provides an insightful and compassionate space for those seeking a deeper understanding of Religious Trauma Syndrome, its symptoms, and practical steps for healing. Whether you're on the path to recovery, providing support to someone in need, or simply curious about the topic, this discussion offers valuable guidance and inspiration.Join us for "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we continue our conversation with Dr. Cedric Adams, explore the symptoms of Religious Trauma, and discuss practical steps to navigate the journey of healing and self-discovery.Follow For More Unchurching Conversation
Defining Religious Trauma: Insights and Awakening in the Church
Nov 2 2023
Defining Religious Trauma: Insights and Awakening in the Church
Defining Religious Trauma: Insights and Awakening in the Church"In this enlightening episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we embark on a deep exploration of Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS) within the context of the church. Our guest, Dr. Cedric Adams, provides a comprehensive definition of RTS and sheds light on its profound effects. Join us for a candid conversation where we share personal experiences and insights about our awakenings and healing journeys.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Defining Religious Trauma Syndrome: Dr. Cedric Adams, a recognized authority in the field, provides a clear and insightful definition of Religious Trauma Syndrome. Discover the complexities of this trauma and how it manifests within religious institutions.2. Effects of Religious Trauma: Our discussion dives into the effects of religious trauma in a church setting. We explore the emotional, psychological, and spiritual repercussions experienced by individuals who have undergone the traumatic effects of religious beliefs and practices.3. Personal Awakening and Healing: We share personal stories of awakening, self-discovery, and the path to healing from religious trauma. These narratives offer relatable experiences for those who are on similar journeys.This episode serves as a valuable resource for individuals seeking a better understanding of Religious Trauma Syndrome and its effects within a church context. Whether you're in the midst of healing, offering support to someone on this journey, or simply curious about the topic, this discussion provides profound insights and pathways to recovery.Tune in to "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we define Religious Trauma Syndrome, explore its effects in the church setting, and share personal awakenings and healing experiences.
Empowering Recovery: Tools for Addressing People-Pleasing, Boundaries, and Religious Trauma
Oct 26 2023
Empowering Recovery: Tools for Addressing People-Pleasing, Boundaries, and Religious Trauma
Empowering Recovery: Tools for Addressing People-Pleasing, Boundaries, and Religious TraumaIn this transformative episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we delve into essential tools for healing, personal growth, and empowerment. Join us as we explore three key components: overcoming people-pleasing, establishing healthy boundaries, recognizing your worth, and taking ownership of your spiritual journey in the context of religious trauma.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Breaking Free from People-Pleasing: We unveil strategies to break the chains of people-pleasing. Discover how to cultivate emotional resilience, set clear boundaries, and prioritize self-care on your journey to recovery.2. The Power of Boundaries: Our discussion centers on the importance of boundaries. Learn how to establish and maintain healthy boundaries in your relationships and spiritual journey. Boundaries are a shield against the patterns of religious trauma.3. Recognizing Your Inherent Worth: We delve into the profound topic of self-worth and self-acceptance. Explore techniques to recognize your inherent worth, irrespective of past religious experiences, and how this understanding empowers your healing process.4. Taking Ownership of Your Spiritual Journey: Embrace the concept of ownership as a powerful tool for reclaiming your spiritual identity. Discover how to assertively navigate your own path and make choices that resonate with your authentic self.5. Navigating Religious Trauma: Throughout the episode, we thread the narrative of religious trauma, acknowledging its impact and the resilience it takes to heal from such experiences. We provide insights and support for listeners who are navigating their own unique journeys of healing.This episode offers a compassionate and empowering space for those seeking guidance and validation in their quest for personal growth and recovery from religious trauma. Whether you're at the beginning of your journey or well along the path to healing, this discussion provides actionable tools to support you.Join us for "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we explore the pivotal tools of addressing people-pleasing, boundaries, self-worth, and ownership on your path to empowerment and self-discovery
Deconstructing Christian Music: Healing Religious Trauma Through Rediscovery
Oct 19 2023
Deconstructing Christian Music: Healing Religious Trauma Through Rediscovery
Episode Title: "Reconnecting Through Music: A Journey of Deconstruction and Rediscovery"In this deeply personal episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," our host embarks on a soul-stirring journey of deconstruction, renewal, and reconnection through the power of music. Join us as we explore the transformative process of rewriting the soundtrack of faith, finding new meaning in familiar songs, and discovering fresh rhythms of self-discovery.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Deconstruction and Rediscovery: Our host opens up about their journey of deconstruction from religious beliefs. They share how this process has led to a profound rediscovery of spirituality and self.2. Rewriting the Songbook: We delve into the process of rewriting the songbook of faith. This involves reinterpreting and reimagining songs that were once associated with religious beliefs, infusing them with new and personal meanings.3. Finding Different Meanings: Explore the art of finding different, often more inclusive, meanings within the lyrics of songs. Discover how music can evolve from a source of conflict to a vehicle of harmony and self-expression.4. Listening to Different Music: Our host discusses the freedom in diversifying music choices. By exploring different genres, artists, and perspectives, they have broadened their musical horizons and discovered a rich tapestry of melodies that resonate with their evolving beliefs.5. The Healing Power of Sound: We emphasize the therapeutic and healing potential of music. It has the ability to provide comfort, healing, and a sense of belonging during the turbulent journey of deconstruction.6. Personal Insights and Stories: Through heartfelt stories and personal insights, our host illustrates the profound impact that music can have on the process of healing, self-discovery, and reconnection.This episode provides a candid and inspiring space for individuals who are navigating the complexities of deconstruction, self-discovery, and the role of music in their lives. Whether you're on a similar path or seeking a fresh perspective on music's transformative power, this episode invites you to join us on a journey of reconnection and rediscovery.Tune in to "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we explore the transformative journey of reconnecting through music, rewriting the songbook of faith, and embracing the healing power of sound.
Three Reasons Why It's Okay to Question Your Faith When Healing Religious Trauma
Oct 12 2023
Three Reasons Why It's Okay to Question Your Faith When Healing Religious Trauma
In this thought-provoking episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we delve into the art of questioning, challenging, and evolving our faith and beliefs. Join us as we explore the importance of questioning one's beliefs and how it can lead to personal growth and a deeper understanding of spirituality.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. The Value of Questioning: We celebrate the value of asking questions in the context of faith and belief. It's a natural part of personal growth and an essential aspect of developing a more profound and nuanced understanding of spirituality.2. Strengthening Beliefs: Discover how questioning can strengthen one's faith and beliefs. By critically examining and challenging our convictions, we often emerge with a stronger and more authentic sense of spirituality.3. Respecting Diverse Perspectives: We emphasize the importance of respecting diverse perspectives and acknowledging that faith is deeply personal. Encourage open, respectful dialogue where individuals can share their questions and beliefs without fear of judgment.4. Navigating Doubts: We offer guidance on navigating doubts and uncertainties about faith. The process of questioning is an integral part of the spiritual journey and can lead to a more robust and resilient faith.5. Personal Growth: By embracing questions, individuals can experience profound personal growth. We discuss the transformative power of self-reflection and the courage to challenge one's beliefs.This episode provides a safe and compassionate space for those who question their faith and beliefs, offering guidance, validation, and encouragement for their spiritual exploration. Whether you're on a quest for deeper understanding, personal growth, or simply curious about the dynamics of faith, we invite you to join us on this illuminating journey.Tune in to "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we celebrate the act of questioning, explore the value of self-reflection, and embrace the richness that comes from diverse perspectives and open dialogue.
Overcoming Religious Trauma: Tools for Empathy and Love with Paul Williams
Oct 5 2023
Overcoming Religious Trauma: Tools for Empathy and Love with Paul Williams
Tools for Empathy and Love: Overcoming Self-Righteousness with Paul WilliamsIn this highly anticipated follow-up episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we rejoin our insightful guest, Paul Williams, for a profound exploration of tools that transcend self-righteousness. Join us on a journey where we delve into the transformative power of empathy, love, and perspective-taking.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. The Path to Empathy: We uncover the secrets to cultivating empathy and dismantling self-righteousness. Learn practical techniques for understanding and connecting with others on a deeper level, fostering compassion and mutual respect.2. Love as a Component: Our conversation revolves around the central theme of love. We discuss how love, both for oneself and for others, can be a powerful force in breaking down barriers and transcending judgments.3. Putting Yourself in Someone Else's Shoes: Discover the profound impact of putting yourself in someone else's shoes. We share stories and insights that illustrate the life-changing effects of seeing the world from different perspectives.4. The Role of Humility: We explore the concept of humility as a key to personal growth and transformation. Embrace the value of acknowledging our own limitations and embracing the wisdom that comes with it.5. Practical Tools for Change: Throughout the episode, we provide practical tools and exercises that empower you to apply these principles in your own life. These actionable steps offer a roadmap to personal transformation and spiritual growth.6. Stories of Connection: Listen to personal stories of connection, understanding, and the profound impact of empathy and love in our lives. These narratives serve as a source of inspiration and relatability for listeners.Join us for this enlightening episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we continue our conversation with Paul Williams. Discover tools that can liberate you from self-righteousness, empower you to embrace love and empathy, and foster personal growth. Whether you're seeking guidance, validation, or simply a heartwarming discussion, this episode provides a compassionate and empowering space for your journey.
Navigating Religious Trauma: Stories of Breaking the Chains of People-Pleasing and Self-Righteousness with Paul Williams
Sep 28 2023
Navigating Religious Trauma: Stories of Breaking the Chains of People-Pleasing and Self-Righteousness with Paul Williams
Navigating Religious Trauma: Stories of Breaking the Chains of People-Pleasing and Self-Righteousness with Paul WilliamsIn this thought-provoking episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we embark on a transformative journey through the intricate landscape of religious trauma. Join us for a heartfelt and candid conversation with our guest, Paul Williams, as we share stories of breaking free from the chains of people-pleasing and self-righteousness.Key Highlights of This Episode:1. Unmasking Religious Trauma: Together with Paul, we delve deep into the layers of religious trauma, revealing the hidden scars left by past religious experiences. We explore how these experiences have shaped our lives and influenced our perceptions of self and spirituality.2. The People-Pleasing Dilemma: In an open and honest discussion, we examine the complexities of people-pleasing and its impact on our mental and emotional well-being. Discover how the quest for external approval can lead to profound self-discovery and the courage to break free from its chains.3. Confronting Self-Righteousness: We shine a light on self-righteousness, a facet often intertwined with religious upbringing. Together, we share our personal journeys of coming to terms with our own beliefs, shedding the weight of moral superiority, and embracing empathy and humility.4. Stories of Transformation: Through personal anecdotes and insights from our guest, Paul Williams, we illustrate the power of storytelling in the process of healing. These narratives serve as a source of inspiration and validation for those who may be navigating similar challenges.5. The Path to Liberation: As we conclude, we offer practical guidance and encouragement for embarking on your own journey of healing. Explore strategies to liberate yourself from the chains of religious trauma, people-pleasing, and self-righteousness, ultimately embracing your authentic spiritual identity.This episode provides a safe and compassionate space for individuals grappling with the impact of religious trauma and seeking solace in stories of resilience and self-discovery. Whether you're on a similar path or simply seeking relatable and heartfelt conversations, we invite you to join us on this transformative journey.Tune in to "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we navigate the intricate terrain of religious trauma, share stories of breaking free from people-pleasing and self-righteousness, and uncover the liberating power of self-discovery alongside our guest, Paul Williams.
Unpacking Childhood Faith: Healing Religious Trauma Triggers from Deities and Theology
Sep 21 2023
Unpacking Childhood Faith: Healing Religious Trauma Triggers from Deities and Theology
Healing Religious Trauma Triggers: My Personal Journey and Three Essential ToolsIn this deeply personal and inspiring episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," I share my own journey of healing from religious triggers that stem from childhood faith. Join me as I recount my experiences, struggles, and triumphs in addressing these triggers, all while offering three essential tools for navigating this challenging path.What You'll Discover in This Episode:1. My Personal Story: I open up about my own journey of healing from religious triggers. From childhood faith to the triggers that persisted into adulthood, I share the emotions, conflicts, and moments of revelation that shaped my path.2. The Power of Journaling: Learn how journaling became a transformative tool in my healing process. I discuss the cathartic release, self-discovery, and clarity that keeping a journal can bring, helping you navigate your own triggers and emotions.3. Finding Support: Discover the profound impact of seeking support from friends, family, or professionals who understand your journey. I delve into how finding a supportive community can provide validation, guidance, and a sense of belonging during the healing process.4. Reevaluating Beliefs: Hear how reevaluating my beliefs played a pivotal role in my journey. I discuss the importance of questioning and redefining your spiritual identity based on your evolving beliefs and values.5. Navigating Triggers: Gain insights into how I navigated religious triggers, both those tied to deities and theology. I offer practical advice on how to approach and process these triggers, ultimately finding peace and self-acceptance.Through my personal narrative, practical guidance, and heartfelt reflections, this episode provides a compassionate and relatable exploration of healing from religious triggers. Whether you're on a similar path of self-discovery or seeking tools to address your own triggers, this conversation offers invaluable insights and a sense of camaraderie.Join me in this transformative episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity." Tune in to uncover my personal story, gain clarity on the power of journaling, the significance of finding support, and the freedom found in reevaluating beliefs.
3 Personal Signs of Religious Trauma and What tools to Help Heal.
Sep 14 2023
3 Personal Signs of Religious Trauma and What tools to Help Heal.
In this week's deeply introspective episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we delve into the profound topic of religious trauma and provide essential insights on recognizing its symptoms and navigating the path to healing.Join us as we explore the following key themes:1. Symptoms of Religious Trauma: We start by shedding light on the often subtle yet profound symptoms of religious trauma. Discover how experiences of dogma, guilt, fear, and shame can manifest in one's life, affecting mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.2. People-Pleasing as a Coping Mechanism: We explore the common coping mechanism of people-pleasing that can stem from religious trauma. Understand how the need for external validation and fear of rejection can impact one's sense of self and relationships.3. The Perfectionism Trap: Dive into the world of perfectionism and its connection to religious upbringing. Learn how the pursuit of impossible standards can lead to stress, anxiety, and a sense of never being "good enough."4. Hyper-Religiosity: Our conversation deepens as we discuss hyper-religiosity, a state of extreme religious devotion. Explore how this intense focus on religious practices can hinder personal growth and well-being.5. Guided Meditation for Healing: We conclude this episode with a soothing guided meditation designed to support listeners on their journey of healing religious trauma. This meditation aims to provide a sense of inner peace, self-acceptance, and a path toward reclaiming one's spirituality on their terms.Through thoughtful discussions, expert insights, and a heartfelt meditation, this episode serves as a compass guiding you through the challenging terrain of religious trauma. Whether you're in the early stages of recognizing its impact or seeking to deepen your understanding, this conversation offers invaluable tools and a moment of inner reflection.
Nurturing Self- Love and Worthiness while Navigating Divorce and Religious Trauma
Sep 7 2023
Nurturing Self- Love and Worthiness while Navigating Divorce and Religious Trauma
In this highly anticipated follow-up episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we continue our profound conversation with licensed therapist Chant Virden. In this installment, we dive deeper into the transformative world of personal development, with a dedicated focus on two vital aspects - self-love and worthiness.Join us as we explore these fundamental themes:1. The Heart of Self-Love: With Chant Virden's expert guidance, we explore the essence of self-love - what it truly means, why it's essential in personal development, and practical strategies to cultivate a nurturing relationship with yourself.2. Overcoming Self-Worth Challenges: Together, we navigate the common obstacles and self-doubts that can hinder feelings of worthiness. Discover actionable steps to break free from self-doubt, comparison, and negative self-perception, allowing you to embrace your innate worth.3. Practical Self-Love Exercises: Chant Virden shares tangible exercises and techniques to strengthen your self-love. These practical tools empower you to prioritize self-care and build a healthier, more loving relationship with yourself.4. Embracing Your Authenticity: We conclude by discussing the significance of authenticity in personal development. Chant Virden offers insights into how embracing your authentic self is a key driver for self-love and worthiness.Through Chant Virden's expertise, personal anecdotes, and actionable advice, this episode serves as your guide to cultivating self-love and worthiness. Whether you're embarking on your personal development journey or seeking to deepen your existing path, this conversation provides valuable insights and tools to empower your self-discovery and growth.Tune in to this transformative episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we continue to explore the essential elements of personal development with licensed therapist Chant Virden. Prepare to nurture your self-love, embrace your worthiness, and unlock your full potential.
How to Foster Personal Development When Navigating Religious Trauma with Guest Chants Virden
Aug 31 2023
How to Foster Personal Development When Navigating Religious Trauma with Guest Chants Virden
In this week's enlightening episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we are joined by a special guest, licensed therapist Chant Virden. Together, we embark on an exploratory journey into the realms of personal development, unraveling its essence, significance, and transformative potential.Join us as we delve into the following aspects:1. Defining Personal Development: Together with Chant Virden, we dive deep into the core of personal development. Discover what this dynamic concept truly means, how it influences our growth, and why it is an integral part of our healing and self-discovery journey.2. The Role of Self-Awareness: Through insightful conversation, we explore the role of self-awareness in personal development. Learn how understanding our thoughts, emotions, and patterns can lead to greater self-empowerment and conscious transformation.3. Navigating Change: Chant Virden's expertise guides us through the process of embracing change as a catalyst for personal development. Discover strategies to navigate life transitions, challenges, and uncertainties with resilience and grace.4. The Interplay of Mind and Spirit: In this episode, we delve into how personal development and spiritual identity intersect. Gain insights into how nurturing both the mind and spirit can lead to holistic growth and a deeper sense of purpose.5. Practical Tools for Growth: With Chant Virden's guidance, we uncover practical tools for fostering personal development. From mindfulness practices to intentional goal-setting, we share actionable steps that empower you to embark on your own transformative journey.Through engaging stories, expert insights, and tangible takeaways, this episode opens doors to new perspectives on personal development. Whether you're well-versed in the field or just beginning to explore its potentials, this conversation promises to inspire, motivate, and guide you towards a path of self-discovery and empowerment.Tune in to this illuminating episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we uncover the intricacies of personal development with licensed therapist Chant Virden. Get ready to embrace change, nurture self-awareness, and ignite your journey towards a more authentic and fulfilling life.Make Sure to Follow @titusglennofficial on all Social Media and Subscribe to this Podcast.
5 Tools To Help Heal Child Hood And Religious Trauma
Aug 24 2023
5 Tools To Help Heal Child Hood And Religious Trauma
Episode Title: Navigating Healing: Conversations with Parents, Empathy, Boundaries, Support Systems, and ForgivenessIn this week's enlightening episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," we delve into a powerful toolkit for healing from childhood and religious trauma. Building upon the enlightening conversation with Tyonna Smith, we explore five foundational tools that pave the path to recovery: engaging in conversations with parents, nurturing empathy, setting boundaries, seeking support systems, and embracing the liberating strength of forgiveness.1. Engaging in Conversations with Parents: We embark on a journey of healing by opening up conversations with parents. Discover how these discussions, driven by honesty and vulnerability, can foster understanding, closure, and a pathway to healing.2. Nurturing Empathy and Compassion: Our exploration delves into the profound impact of empathy. Understand how cultivating empathy towards ourselves and our parents can lead to deeper insights, connection, and ultimately, the healing we seek.3. Setting Boundaries for Well-being: We navigate the vital importance of setting healthy boundaries. Explore how establishing clear limits can empower us to protect our emotional well-being and create space for our healing journey.4. Seeking Support Systems: Discover the immense value of a supportive community. We delve into how friends, mentors, or support groups can offer validation, guidance, and a sense of belonging throughout the healing process.5. Embracing the Power of Forgiveness: We explore the concept of forgiveness as a liberating force. Learn how forgiveness, when approached as a means to release emotional burdens, can bring about profound inner transformation.Through insightful narratives, practical guidance, and compassionate advice, this episode offers a holistic approach to healing from childhood and religious trauma. Whether you're seeking tools for repairing relationships with parents, developing empathy, establishing boundaries, finding a supportive community, or embarking on a journey of forgiveness, this episode provides a roadmap to guide you.Join us in this illuminating and transformative episode as we provide the tools to mend, strengthen, and grow. Tune in to "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" to uncover the potency of conversations, empathy, boundaries, support systems, and the emancipating nature of forgiveness.Make sure to Like and Follow this podcastFollow me on Social Media @titusglennofficial or @thetitusglenn
Navigating Childhood and Religious Trauma: A Conversation with Tyonna Smith
Aug 17 2023
Navigating Childhood and Religious Trauma: A Conversation with Tyonna Smith
Navigating Childhood and Religious Trauma: A Conversation with Tyonna SmithIn this week's emotionally compelling episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity," join us for a heartfelt conversation with a dear childhood friend, Tyonna Smith. Together, we delve deep into Tyonna's remarkable journey of resilience, growth, and healing as she navigated the complexities of childhood trauma intertwined with the challenges of religious upbringing.Tyonna opens up about her experiences, offering an intimate glimpse into:Early Years and Innocence: We rewind time and explore the memories that shaped Tyonna's childhood. Through her candid narratives, we uncover the innocence and joy she experienced, as well as the first hints of the challenges that lay ahead.Turbulent Waters of Religious Upbringing: Tyonna shares her personal account of growing up within a religious community, the moments of solace it provided, and the conflicts it introduced. We'll discuss how these early religious experiences influenced her understanding of faith, self, and the world around her.Confronting Trauma: The episode takes a poignant turn as Tyonna bravely shares her journey of confronting and addressing childhood trauma. She reveals the transformative process of acknowledging wounds, seeking support, and embarking on a path of healing.Rediscovering Spirituality: Join us as Tyonna sheds light on her inspiring reclamation of spirituality. She talks about how she found her own unique spiritual path beyond the constraints of her past, and how this journey has empowered her to embrace her authentic self.Through Tyonna's story, we explore the intersections of trauma, faith, and personal growth. This episode serves as a beacon of hope for anyone who has faced adversity, struggled with religious dogma, or embarked on a journey of healing.Join us for a conversation that is both enlightening and poignant, as we gain valuable insights into the complexities of childhood and religious trauma and the incredible strength of the human spirit.Tune in to this episode of "Unchurching: Healing Religious Trauma and Owning Your Spiritual Identity" as we learn from Tyonna's experiences, celebrate her triumphs, and find inspiration in her path to rediscovering wholeness.
The Stages of Grief and  How To  Process Grieving Religious Theologies
Aug 14 2023
The Stages of Grief and How To Process Grieving Religious Theologies
Welcome to "Unchurching," the podcast designed for black sheep who seek to reconnect with their faith outside of traditional church structures and embrace their authentic selves. In this transformative episode, we delve into the stages of grief and explore practical strategies for processing the grief associated with questioning and grieving religious theologies.Join us as we embark on a candid and empowering conversation about the complexities of navigating grief within the context of religious beliefs. This episode provides a safe space for black sheep to explore their unique journeys of unchurching, finding solace and guidance as we address the stages of grief and offer insights on processing the grieving of religious theologiesIn this episode, we guide listeners through the stages of grief, including denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, as they pertain to unchurching and grieving religious theologies. We offer practical strategies and transformative insights to help listeners process their grief, find healing, and emerge stronger in their newfound spiritual paths.Tune in to "Unchurching" as we create a supportive community for black sheep seeking to reconnect with their faith in authentic and meaningful ways. Join us on this episode to gain valuable tools, insights, and encouragement for navigating the stages of grief and processing the complex emotions associated with unchurching and grieving religious theologies.Remember, within the "Unchurching" podcast, you are embraced as a black sheep seeking spiritual connection outside the confines of traditional church structures. Together, let us journey through the stages of grief, heal from religious theologies, and embrace our authentic selves as we navigate the uncharted territories of faith and personal growth.