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Jason Hobbs LCSW MDiv

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writer, clinical social worker, spiritual director, author, husband, father, son, and runner in Middle Georgia, jasonhobbslcsw.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jasonhobbslcsw/support

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“I won’t wash my hands anymore.” on “opinions”, testing the truth, and maintaining relationships (even when it is hard)

August 2nd, 2020

9:57

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “I won’t wash my hands anymore”: on “opinions”, testing the truth, and maintaining relationships (even when it is hard). In it, Jason writes about a recent Facebook argument, …

Daring to be Silent Together listening to Howard Thurman, watching Watchmen, and listening to each other during a pandemic

June 17th, 2020

8:31

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Daring to be Silent Together: listening to Howard Thurman, watching Watchmen, and listening to each other …

“Why are you looking at heaven?”: letting go of the past, stepping wisely into this pandemic future

May 25th, 2020

9:49

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “'Why are you looking at heaven?': letting go of the past, stepping wisely into this pandemic future".

This episode explores the grief associated with the Ascension of Jesus, …

Wandering in the Pandemic Wilderness: complaining, eating manna, and building golden calves

May 18th, 2020

10:21

A reading from a recent Medium post titled "Wandering in the Pandemic Wilderness: complaining, eating manna, and building golden calves". 

This …

"Our hurts return at different ages and stages." Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

December 6th, 2019

7:37

A reading from a recent Medium post titled "Our hurts return at different ages and stages." Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

This episode discusses the way …

Not on the journey alone: on walking and writing and walking and writing

December 1st, 2019

5:35

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Not on the journey alone: on walking and writing and walking and writing”.

This episode is an update on our recent book contract but also the way in which the process of this …

“Nothing is ever really lost.” on birthdays, the accumulation of friends on Facebook, community, and Walt Whitman

September 23rd, 2019

7:53

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Nothing is ever really lost.” on birthdays, the accumulation of friends on Facebook, community, and Walt …

“Anxiety isn’t good with statistics.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

September 20th, 2019

7:36

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Anxiety isn’t good with statistics.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

This episode is mostly around the way that …

“It is like a child putting on an adult’s coat.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

September 6th, 2019

7:51

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “It is like a child putting on an adult’s coat.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this …

“Anxiety likes a blank canvas…” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

August 23rd, 2019

7:27

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Anxiety likes a blank canvas…” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

This episode reviews the open, future-oriented …

“Try treating those thoughts like you would a bully…” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

August 15th, 2019

7:29

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Try treating those thoughts like you would a bully…” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this …

Going Back to School Mindfully: a quick guide for students, teachers, and parents

August 7th, 2019

8:03

A reading from a recent Medium post titled Going Back to School Mindfully: a quick guide for students, teachers, and parents.

This post can be found …

"So are you a good kid or a bad kid?" Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

June 3rd, 2019

7:34

A reading from a recent Medium post titled "So are you a good kid or a bad kid?" Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

This episode is around the subject of …

“Concrete, specific praise works best.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

May 16th, 2019

8:58

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Concrete, specific praise works best.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

This episode discusses self-efficacy vs. …

“Don’t call it a pee-pee or a hoo-hah.” Talking with your children about sex.

April 30th, 2019

9:34

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Don’t call it a pee-pee or a hoo-hah.” Talking with your children about sex.

This episode discusses way to (and not to) talk to children about sex and sexuality.

This post can …

Touching our Wounds: on approaching our pain instead of avoiding it

April 28th, 2019

7:48

A reading from a recent Medium post titled "Touching our Wounds: on approaching our pain instead of avoiding it".

This episode, takes a shot at redeeming Doubting Thomas but also notes that comments like "just get over …

“They leave before they leave.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

April 11th, 2019

8:46

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “They leave before they leave.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

This episode is a reminder to those of us who are …

“You can’t eat a whole pizza without cutting it into slices first.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

April 2nd, 2019

7:19

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “You can’t eat a whole pizza without cutting it into slices first.” Part of an occasional series about …

“I wonder if something important happened around here?” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

March 14th, 2019

11:15

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “I wonder if something important happened around here?” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

This episode talks about …

“The only way out is through.” on drawing close to the pain, approaching with love instead of hate

February 27th, 2019

14:01

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “The only way out is through".

This episode, similar in many ways to the style of the book that I wrote, uses the last Sunday's lectionary texts, some thoughts about therapy …

“Insight does not equal change.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

February 22nd, 2019

8:27

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Insight does not equal change.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

In this episode, I talk about how we sometimes …

Blessed Be the Deeply Rooted on the roots of corn and live oaks, on trusting too much on our own ability

February 17th, 2019

14:08

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Blessed Be the Deeply Rooted on the roots of corn and live oaks, on trusting too much on our own ability".

This episode, similar in many ways to the style of the book that I …

“Handle the emotion first, then talk…” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

February 14th, 2019

8:27

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Handle the emotion first, then talk…” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

In this episode, I talk about the error a …

Are we Bystanders? on reading Howard Thurman in a social media age

February 9th, 2019

7:51

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Are we Bystanders? on reading Howard Thurman in a social media age".

In this episode, I talk about starting out in services to people who are homeless, along with some …

“Don’t work harder than they are." Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist...

February 2nd, 2019

9:53

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Don’t work harder than they are.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

In this episode, I offer a phrase first given …

“Let’s see if we can let your trauma be a part of your story, but not your whole story."

January 30th, 2019

7:35

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Let’s see if we can let your trauma be a part of your story, but not your whole story." Part of an …

“… there was love behind my shut gate.” on the way that fear/pain keep us away from love, each other

January 28th, 2019

7:35

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “… there was love behind my shut gate.” Subtitled "on the way that fear and pain keep us away from love and each other".

In this episode, I quote an episode from the writing of …

“Imagine you are hiking up a mountain.” Phrases that this therapist finds himself saying, often.

January 26th, 2019

8:46

A reading from a recent Medium post titled “Imagine you are hiking up a mountain.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.. 

In this episode, I use the analogy of a …

"Let your clay be moist": on practicing deep listening, openness, and community

January 20th, 2019

8:11

A reading from a recent Medium post titled "Let your clay be moist": on practicing deep listening, openness, and community. In it I share some about …

“Start with small consequences first; give yourself somewhere to go.” Part of an occasional series a

January 5th, 2019

7:16

A reading from a recent Medium post “Start with small consequences first; give yourself somewhere to go.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often. In it I review …

Think Less, Love More: On St. Teresa of Avila, Facebook, and Arguing with Propaganda

January 3rd, 2019

14:12

A reading from a recent Medium post from around Thanksgiving 2018 entitled “Think Less, Love More: On St. Teresa of Avila, Facebook, and Arguing with …

Be a Habit Change Detective: the crime of New Year’s resolutions

December 30th, 2018

8:29

A reading from a recent Medium post entitled “Be a Habit Change Detective: the crime of New Year's resolutions”. I reference Duhigg's book The Power …

“Anxiety lives in the future.” Part of occasional series ...

September 28th, 2018

5:16

A reading from a recent Medium post entitled “Anxiety lives in the future.” Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.
You can read Medium posts at …

I took my birthday off of Facebook and here is what happened

September 25th, 2018

4:14

A reading from a Medium post entitled "I took my birthday off of Facebook and here is what happened". You can read Medium posts at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw .

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This is why we talk about trauma (memory is a leaf rubbing)

September 23rd, 2018

9:49

A reading from a Medium post entitled "This is why we talk about the trauma … on how memory is like a leaf rubbing". You can read Medium posts at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw .

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I can no longer say I have never been to a Quaker meeting

September 19th, 2018

10:54

A reading from a Medium post entitled "I can no longer say I have never been to a Quaker meeting: 43 minutes of silence then … 'Let us try what Love will do.'". Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

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Speaking up and being heard: the woman Jesus told “go away”

September 9th, 2018

8:49

A reading from a Medium post entitled "Speaking up and being heard
on the woman who Jesus told to “go away” and the man that he told to “be quiet”". …

Talking to that kid: on nostalgia, loss, memory, and forgiveness

August 27th, 2018

7:15

A reading from a Medium post entitled "Talking to that kid: on nostalgia, loss, memory, and forgiveness". Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

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Spiderwebs: on the ways in which community holds us

August 13th, 2018

8:24

A reading from a Medium post entitled Spiderwebs: on the ways in which community holds us. Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

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Two Women. Two Deaths. Two Cancers.

August 10th, 2018

7:13

A reading from a Medium post entitled: Two Women. Two Deaths. Two Cancers. Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

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The Crowd, the Bread, and This Moment

August 3rd, 2018

7:38

A reading from a Medium post entitled: The Question Was Asked to Test Him: on seeing the goodness in others, starting with ourselves. Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

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The Question Was Asked to Test Him: on seeing ...

July 30th, 2018

13:35

A reading from a Medium post entitled: The Question Was Asked to Test Him: on seeing the goodness in others, starting with ourselves. Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

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“Imagine a tiger is running at you …”

July 27th, 2018

8:49

This episode is a reading from a recent Medium post, part of an occasional series about statements that I find myself saying pretty often in my work as a therapist. Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

Jesus tells them, "Let's go over here and sit a spell."

July 22nd, 2018

11:28

A reading from a Medium post entitled: Jesus tells them, "Let's go over here and sit a spell." (on social work ethics, rest, and being present for miracles). Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

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"Do unto yourself as you would do to others."

July 15th, 2018

8:02

This episode is a reading from a recent Medium post, part of an occasional series about statements that I find myself saying pretty often in my work as a therapist. Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

Is my religion all in my head?

July 9th, 2018

7:20

From a recent Medium post. Some ponderings about the spiritual director training program in which I am enrolled and how this intersects or is in …

"To take care of them, you need to take care of yourself."

June 26th, 2018

5:03

This episode is a reading from a recent Medium post, part of an occasional series about statements that I find myself saying pretty often in my work as a therapist. Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

Looking for Stillness: on the invitation to silence and how this is different from being quiet

June 23rd, 2018

5:45

From a recent Medium post. Some thoughts on silence, quiet, and mindfulness, and some connections to the gospel reading for this Sunday June 24. …

Graduates: Speak your Truth!

May 27th, 2018

7:28

This episode is a reading from a recent Medium post. There are some thoughts about the Isaiah passage for Trinity Sunday, but mostly about graduation, about maturity, about young people feeling that they can speak their …

"Some traumas are like tornados..."

May 24th, 2018

9:02

This episode is a reading from a recent Medium post, part of an occasional series about statements that I find myself saying pretty often in my work as a therapist. Medium posts can be found at medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

Pentecost: On loneliness, talking, listening, and loving.

May 20th, 2018

9:09

This episode is a reading from a recent Medium post. Combining some thoughts about the day of Pentecost from the Christian tradition, there is some info about loneliness, about talking and listening, with some reference …

"Anxiety is a Body Event": Part of an occasional series about phrases that this therapist finds himself repeating, often.

May 18th, 2018

6:52

This episode is a reading from a recent Medium post, part of what I hope to be an occasional series about statements that I find myself saying pretty often in my work as a therapist. Medium posts can be found at …

What a Friend We Have in Jesus...

May 6th, 2018

8:07

Audio for Medium post
medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

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Rooted in God

April 29th, 2018

6:36

Audio for “Rooted in God” @jasonhobbslcsw https://medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw/rooted-in-god-25cc0ad36d38 This was also a sermon preached today in Ft. Valley GA.

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After Easter

April 15th, 2018

4:50

Reading of After Easter by Jason Hobbs
medium.com/@jasonhobbslcsw

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