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Pain, Passion, & Purpose

Pain, Passion, & Purpose

By Shakeeta Torres
Shakeeta Torres is a Speaker, LCSW, CCTP, CGCS, Co-Author, Certified Coach Trainer and so much more. Mrs. Torres loves to EmPower Christians to UnPack PAIN, discover their PASSIONS so they can Walk Boldly into their God Given PURPOSE!" Join her as she shares Biblical Teachings, Education about Mental Health, ways to shift from Pain to Purpose, and so much more! Thank you for being here and if you like the content be sure to Subscribe, Rate, & Share It! https://lnk.bio/empowered2shift
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Season 2 (Episode 7) Five Reasons Why You May Feel OVERLOOKED?
In this episode, I share a specific message the Lord gave me about this message.  I hope that it blesses you and encourages you to know that God has not forgotten about you.  You may want to grab a pencil and paper and take some notes because it will BLESS YOUR LIFE if you feel OVERLOOKED!!! To learn more about the Faith & Mental Wellness Summit visit: http://www.faithandmentalwellness.faith/ Don't forget to join my email list to stay connected about an announcement that I will have soon and to receive tips about mental health and encouragement each week.  https://shakeetatorres.kartra.com/page/empowered2shiftemailsignup Visit https://www.empoweredpurposeacademy.com/shop to purchase your Healing Anointing Oil Use Code HEAL to receive 10% off your first order.  While you are there you can also purchase my new book, "Just Say No." Be sure to tune in next week and listen to past episodes! Also, don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!
25:34
August 07, 2022
Season 2: (Episode 6) Therapy and the Church
In this episode, we talk about Narkeya's journey as a Christian Therapist.  She shares her testimony and story about how her mother struggled with Bipolar 2 and suicidal ideation.  She shares how setting boundaries and operating in the grace and vein that God has for us in reference to dealing with family members who are struggling in the areas of mental health.  Her story is uplifting and powerful.  Tune in. You can learn more about her here:  https://linktr.ee/NarkeyaByrd To learn more about the Faith & Mental Wellness Summit visit: http://www.faithandmentalwellness.faith/ Don't forget to join my email list to stay connected about an announcement that I will have soon and to receive tips about mental health and encouragement each week.  https://shakeetatorres.kartra.com/page/empowered2shiftemailsignup Visit https://www.empoweredpurposeacademy.com/shop to purchase your Healing Anointing Oil Use Code HEAL to receive 10% off your first order.  While you are there you can also purchase my new book, "Just Say No." Resources to learn more about Bi Polar: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder 10 Ways to Set Boundaries: God's Way https://www.empoweredpurposeacademy.com/10wayssetboundariesThis guide has been downloaded at least 200 times to date. To understand some of the signs of Suicide go here: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/warning-signs-of-suicide Also, here a youtube video that I created called:  God's Lost Sheep you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drWLw6yjvWQ&t=915s Also don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review!
34:52
July 31, 2022
Season 2 (Episode 5): The Wealthy Crown: Healing From Divorce and Debt
In this episode, Minister Delilisah Artis gets real candid about her divorce, her debt, and her deliverance.  This episode is powerful and a true testimony of if you lay down EVERYTHING for CHRIST He will not fail you or put you to shame.  There's no shame in where you are in your healing journey and your finances.  Minister Artis talked about being a single mother and how passionate she is about building up the Kingdom of God through healthy financial stewardship. To learn more about Minister Artis, visit www.thewealthycrown.com. To learn more about the Faith & Mental Wellness Summit visit: http://www.faithandmentalwellness.faith/ To learn more about other services I offer visit: www.empoweredpurposeacademy.com Be sure to subscribe, share, and leave us a review so that others can tap into the knowledge and wisdom that will be shared on this podcast!
47:10
July 24, 2022
Season 2 (Episode 4) Faith & Mental Wellness: 2023 Theme Unashamed
In this episode, I share the vision of the Faith & Mental Wellness Summit and the Theme: UNASHAMED!  I am so excited about this God Given Vision.  If you are interested in becoming a speaker, becoming a sponsor/donate, becoming a volunteer, or applying to become an affiliate follow this link:  http://www.faithandmentalwellness.faith/ Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date!
15:49
July 17, 2022
Season 2: (Episode 3) Abundant Grace: Healing from Spiritual Abuse
In this episode, Emily talks about her history of spiritual abuse in church, her understanding that her identity and worth lies in God and not what she can do for Him, and the importance of REST.  We discuss how self righteousness and not feeling worthy can hinder an authentic relationship with God and simply being you and importance of Speaking Life into yourself.  *Remember to Speak Life into yourself and that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. To Learn more about Emily go here: https://linktr.ee/Emily.Louis You can learn more about the Faith and Mental Health Summit Here: http://www.faithandmentalwellness.faith/ To watch my video on Relationship vs. Religion go here: https://youtu.be/9K6uyXRwhS8 To learn more about other services I offer visit: www.empoweredpurposeacademy.com Be sure to subscribe, share, and leave us a review so that others can tap into the knowledge and wisdom that will be shared on this podcast!
35:50
July 10, 2022
Season 2 (Episode 2) Grief: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
In this episode, I interview Ms. Kimmel Hollis a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. She has been a Therapist for 8 years and she loves serving the Body of Christ by helping them to heal in the areas of Grief, Trauma, Depression and Anxiety. In this episode, Kimmel shares her personal testimony about her mother who passed away when Kimmel was 15 years old and  and her father who passed away when she was 18 years old.  Her story is powerful, raw, and relatable.  We talked about our journey as a Christian Therapist, Grieving, and Healing.  You don't want to miss this powerful episode.  To learn more about Ms. Kimmel Hollis you visit this link:  https://linktr.ee/HIC3_2022 Don't forget to join my email list to stay connected about an announcement that I will have soon and to receive tips about mental health and encouragement each week.  https://shakeetatorres.kartra.com/page/empowered2shiftemailsignup Visit https://www.empoweredpurposeacademy.com/certificationandcontinuededucation to enroll in my Grief & Faith ecourse. You can also learn more about the Aspiring and Existing Christian Therapist Program.  Visit https://www.empoweredpurposeacademy.com/shop to purchase your Healing Anointing Oil Use Code HEAL to receive 10% off your first order.  While you are there you can also purchase my new book, "Just Say No." Be sure to tune in next week and listen to past episodes!
45:59
July 04, 2022
Season 2 (Episode 1): Your Words Carry Weight: Speak Life
In Season 2 of Pain, Passion, & Purpose. I provide updates of how my year has been so past and share with you about the God GIven Theme for Season 2 Podcast. To learn more about the host, Shakeeta Torres visit HERE! Visit www.empoweredpurposeacademy.com to learn more about more about our Mentorship programs! Little Warriors in a Bottle: https://www.empoweredpurposeacademy.com/shop. https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:099eb06d-6abd-4447-9135-b26221ae5d03
34:27
June 22, 2022
Are You Surviving or Thriving?
In this episode, I share the differences between Surviving and Thriving!  I give definitions and alternate words to describe Surviving and Thriving.  I give practical tips for you to assess where you in the areas of Mental Health, Spirituality, Interpersonal Relationships, Work, and Finances!  I hope that you enjoy today's episode.  This will be the last episode for 2021 and I will see you next year! On December 18, 2021 Dr. Hardy and I will be hosting a virtual Grief & Faith Workshop. You can sign up HERE! You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in working with me, you can go HERE!
14:46
November 29, 2021
10 Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holiday Season
Welcome Back! In todays’ episode I will go over 10 Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays! My prayer is that you will be comforted this season according to Psalm 34:18! On December 18, 2021 Dr. Hardy and I will be hosting a virtual Grief & Faith Workshop. You can sign up HERE! You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?”
18:35
November 22, 2021
The Names of God: Entering into Prayer with Authority: Bonus Episode!
In this episode, I teach you about how using God's many names will usher into his presence immediately!  The book is no longer available.  Research this topic via youtube or google.  Tony Evans has great content. On December 18, 2021 Dr. Hardy and I will be hosting a virtual Grief & Faith Workshop. You can sign up HERE! You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
10:11
November 18, 2021
How to Increase Your Impact as a Christian Therapist!
In this episode, I talk about the importance of being fully equipped as a Christian Therapists both clinically and spiritually.  This support group is for Aspiring and Existing Christian Therapists.  You can join the Free Facebook Group Here and download your free guide, 10 Ways to Increase Your Impact as a Christian Therapist. You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
16:32
November 15, 2021
How to Set Boundaries: God's Way
In this episode, I discuss two areas where people struggle the most at when it comes to setting boundaries, Friendships & Parenting.  Of course there are other areas and I will teach on that in my ecourse and within our online community.  To learn more you can download your free ebook, "10 Ways to Set Boundaries: God's Way".  On December 18, 2021 Dr. Hardy and I will be hosting a virtual Grief & Faith Workshop. You can sign up HERE! You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
16:11
November 10, 2021
The Top FIve Things That You Need on Your Healing Journey
In this episode.  I discuss the the top 5 things you need in order to embark and continue on your healing journey.  1. Holy Spirit 2. Vulnerability 3. A Safe Place 4. Boundaries 5. Accountability Thanks for listening and I look forward to sharing more content with you in the future.  If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
10:36
November 08, 2021
What's Your Attachment Style within Interpersonal Relationships?
In this episode I talk about Attachment Theory and the importance of understanding your attachment style to improve the quality of your interpersonal relationships. Here is a link to assess yourself to see what you Attachment Style maybe! If you would like to schedule a session for coaching, follow this link! Thank you for listening and please leave a review and comment if you found this content helpful!!! If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
11:38
October 25, 2021
Soul Care vs. Self Care
In this episode I discuss the importance of Soul Care and what they may look like for you. You can check out my playlist, “Wait on the Lord” HERE!  On December 18, 2021 Dr. Hardy and I will be hosting a virtual Grief & Faith Workshop. You can sign up HERE! You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE or https://shakeetatorres.com/instalinks/! Download my free guide "10 Ways to Increase Your Impact as a Christian Therapist?" and you can join my free Facebook community HERE! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
15:36
October 11, 2021
What is A.C.E.S?
In this episode, I talk about Adverse Childhood Experiences.  ACEs stem from multiple childhood traumas that are so small yet have a great impact on our relationships, how we see ourselves, and can affective how we cope with anxiety and depression.  I call them the "Little Traumas".  This episode breaks down what ACEs are and gives you the language to understand the pain you have endured in childhood.  To learn more about it and to take the quiz click HERE! You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
07:07
September 27, 2021
What is S.A.D.?
In this Episode I discuss S.A.D. Listen to this short podcast about what it stands for and how to deal with it! Resources fYou can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE! or therapy worldwide www.psychologytoday.com or www.therapyforblackgirls.com.
09:53
September 13, 2021
What's the Number 1 Purpose Killer
In this episode, I talk about what the Number 1 Purpose Killer is.  Stay tuned for more content about this and course specifically created for you.   You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
10:58
September 06, 2021
Ask Shakeeta: What is some Wisdom you can offer Aspiring Therapists?
In this episode, I discuss briefly a response I gave to an aspiring therapist!  Be sure to subscribe to my podcast and join my email list for updates and reviews!   Download my free guide "10 Ways to Increase Your Impact as a Christian Therapist?" and you can join my free Facebook community HERE! You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
05:15
September 02, 2021
When & How to Talk to Your Kids About Child Sexual Assault
One one of the things that was passed down to me was intergenerational trauma.  My mother was sexually abused at a young age and we never had "that talk".  How soon should you have that talk with your child.  I discuss it more here and share research and my own experiences with treating childhood trauma and understanding my own. Here are some articles to expound on this teaching.  https://www.rainn.org/articles/talking-your-kids-about-sexual-assault https://shakeetatorres.com/5-reasons-why-parents-dont-discuss-child-sexual-abuse/?preview_id=624&preview_nonce=7a6d7417af&_thumbnail_id=1186&preview=true lf you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
19:26
August 30, 2021
Purpose: The Gifts are Without Repentence
Check out this short teaching about the importance of having both the Fruits of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit.  Scripture readings are  Romans 11:29 1 Corinthians 12-31  (vs. 31 says now eagerly desires these gifts) Galatians 5:19-26 If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
16:23
August 23, 2021
Introduction to Trauma
In this episode I will share an overview of What Trauma Is, the types of traumas, and trauma symptoms. Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. Some types of Traumas are: · Bullying · Community Violence · Complex Trauma · Disasters · Early Childhood Trauma · Intimate Partner Violence · Medical Trauma · Physical Abuse · Sexual Abuse · Human Trafficking · Miscarriages · Death of a Child · Car Accident · Intergenerational Trauma Symptoms of psychological trauma 1. Shock, denial, or disbelief. 2. Confusion, difficulty concentrating. 3. Anger, irritability, mood swings. 4. Anxiety and fear. 5. Guilt, shame, self-blame. 6. Withdrawing from others. 7. Feeling sad or hopeless. 8. Feeling disconnected or numb. You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
13:40
August 16, 2021
Ask Shakeeta: How to Study the Word of God with Your Children
In this episode I share a little bit about how to Study the Bible with my daughters.  The bible is here and the book is here! You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE!
10:46
August 09, 2021
A Woman of God vs. A Daughter of God
In this episode I share what Holy Spirit shared with me about the differences between A Woman of God vs. A Daughter of God. I pray this blesses you like it blessed me 💕 You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
08:39
August 02, 2021
Ask Shakeeta: How Long Will I Be in Therapy
In this episode I answer the question that I'm asked the most when my clients start therapy or coaching.  To sum it up.  It depends on you and what your specific needs.  Healing is a process but it so worth it! You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
11:03
July 26, 2021
Grief & Faith: Where Have I Been
In this episode I share about my most recent experience with Grief and death in my family. It has been difficult but I wanted to share more about it and normalize the feelings and symptoms of grief.  On December 18, 2021 Dr. Hardy and I will be hosting a virtual Grief & Faith Workshop. You can sign up HERE! You can take my FREE Grief Quiz, “How Much Do You Know About Grief?” You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
17:18
July 06, 2021
Healing While Leading
In this Episode, I share a little bit about the importance of "Healing While Leading" and more about my new school that will launch in a few days.... "EmPowered Purpose Academy".  You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
15:30
June 09, 2021
Mental Health & Faith
In this episode I talk about Mental Health and Faith and what that means to the church.  Here is the link I referenced to in my podcast about the "Parable of the Sower".    You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
21:19
May 25, 2021
Bag Lady
In this episode, I talk briefly about how carrying dead weight can hinder you walking in your purpose.  I hope you enjoy this revelation that Holy Sprit just dropped in my spirit right before I recorded this :)  You can take my FREE Boundaries Quiz, “Are Your Boundaries Healthy?” If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
08:08
May 11, 2021
Happy Mother's Day
In this episode, I talk about my Mother's Day and discuss ways that you can cope with your emotions.  I hope that this episode truly blesses you.  If you are interested in knowing more about my services, you can go HERE! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
17:51
May 11, 2021
Finding Purpose
In this episode we explore the meaning of Purpose According to the Word of God.  I also talk about my Purpose and how living from a place of Inadequacy is exactly where God wants us to be! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
23:57
April 20, 2021
My Testimony: Passion
In this episode, I will share more about some of my passions and give you a few nuggets on how to discover yours!  You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
17:05
April 01, 2021
My Testimony: The Pain
In this episode, I share parts of my Testimony and some of my pain. I definitely had to pause a couple of times, cry, praise God, and thank him for everything he has healed me from. I am a Trauma Survivor that has endured so much Physical, Mental, & Emotional Abuse especially in my childhood. I am no stranger to Grief, Trauma, Passivity, Rejection, Fear, Guilt, Shame, & so much more. I pray my story blesses you, inspires you, and encourages you to allow God to turn your Pain into Purpose! You can download my free ebook, “Pain, Passion, & Purpose”!
14:43
March 14, 2021