Trauma Informed Church with Suzanne Burns

Suzanne D Burns

Developing Christian leaders to serve their communities more effectively. Understand the hidden impact of trauma, poverty mindset and addiction. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

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What do rats, tumors, and resilience have in common with the people you serve? Listen in today as Suzanne discusses research that compares the idea of inescapable versus escapable trauma and how that impacts our physical immune systems as well as our emotional immune systems. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

Jan 15

26 min 19 sec

What do you do when you pass a homeless person begging on the streets? Do you give money? Do you feel guilty if you don’t give money? In today’s episode we talk about the very real obstacles facing the homeless. We discussed ways that you can get involved in their lives and help them move significantly out of homelessness in towards stability. We discussed the challenges and obstacles associated with many programs designed to serve this population. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

Dec 2020

47 min 54 sec

I've been sick the last couple weeks with COVID and so wasn't feeling up to posting anything last week. BUT, the show much go on!  Today, I am feeling better but my voice sounds worse, as everything in my chest is breaking up (gross!) This week's episode is an audio file of my very first national presentation, at Heartbeat International's 2018 Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. If you've been listening for a while, you probably already know that I am Founder and Executive Director of a maternity home in Tennessee. We serve mothers in crisis and virtually all I know about trauma, poverty mindset, and addiction, I experienced first through my moms and then sought out the research to better understand both their behaviors and how we, the staff, can help more effectively.  Let me know your thoughts and opinions. What questions do you have? Email me at suzanne@traumainformedchurch.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

Nov 2020

1 hr 6 min

The first episode of each month, we have a series-within-a-series, focusing on starting a ministry from the ground up. This first episode will help you develop the grit, the resolve to persevere through the frustration and challenges to serve your community more effectively. It is a hard and draining job, but well worth every heartache and struggle. Decide early in that you will persevere so you can be useful to your community when they need you most! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

Nov 2020

40 min 6 sec

When someone is used to a lifestyle of trauma, it affects their physical and emotional development. This episode explains the differences between sympathetic nervous system dominance and parasympathetic dominance as well as typical behaviors to expect. As you serve those with a higher trauma background, often those in the poverty class but not always, you are more likely to see certain behaviors that can be labeled a problem but are really their brains attempt to provide a solution. Through today’s episode you will gain a deeper understanding of How our brains and our bodies rewire because of the trauma that we have experienced. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

Oct 2020

1 hr 1 min

In today’s episode, Suzanne discusses what trauma means as well as the various types of trauma. Then, she introduces listeners to the ACEs survey and what that score can mean for you and your future. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

Oct 2020

40 min 55 sec

How does anxiety affect the people you serve and how can you help? In this episode, Suzanne presents several practical ways you can respond both biblically and physically. Minister more effectively to those battling anxiety and panic attacks through the information you’ll learn in this episode. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

Oct 2020

45 min 32 sec

How can giving financial gifts to the less fortunate be harmful?? Recognize the poverty mindset behind their material poverty or frustrate yourself when your sacrifice doesn’t magically fix their problems. Understand how a worldview of poverty is different from a lifestyle of material poverty. Learn ways to navigate around these obstacles so that you can serve your community more effectively. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

Sep 2020

49 min 13 sec

This episode features an overview of how poverty mindset, and the church’s response, can damage relationships and harm those you seek to serve and also yourselves. Understand why people ask for help from you rather than helping themselves. Gain insight into learned helplessness and entitlement mentality. Learn tools to combat it in your ministry. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trauminformedchurch/support

Sep 2020

47 min 41 sec