What happens when you bring a spiritual perspective into your practice? How can the Christian community do to foster genuine connections with other religious communities? What is the recipe for overcoming challenges alongside someone?
In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens speaks with Uri Schneider who makes faith in the groundwork for his business.
Uri Schneider, M.A. CCC-SLP is a partner in Schneider Speech, faculty at the School of Medicine at University of California at Riverside, and host of Transcending Stuttering Podcast.
Together with Dr. Phil Schneider, EdD CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Uri co-produced the highly acclaimed documentaries Transcending Stuttering: The Inside Story and Going with the Flow: A Guide to Transcending Stuttering.
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In This Podcast
- “Words create worlds”
- Connecting to other communities
- Uri’s advice to faith-based counselors
“Words create worlds”
Therapists, counselors, and coaches understand that words create worlds. They know that what you say to yourself and to your client can have deep impacts on how you or they respond to a challenging situation.
I think that’s part of the spiritual perspective, is seeing that God gives us challenges to grow, not to suffer, and in every challenge there is an opportunity and if we bring that into our personal journeys, into the clinic room, and into our business, it changes everything upside down and we start to see … a lot more light instead of a lot more darkness. (Uri Schneider)
When you bring a spiritual perspective into a difficult situation – and look for the lesson instead of focusing on the suffering – you can transform the way your practice runs. Once you do this, obstacles become opportunities, and struggles become growth.
Connecting to other communities
How do we reach out and break into presenting ourselves as valuable and useful to communities and cultures that are strikingly different? …. I think it’s about staying curious. I don’t think you need to be the same, I think you have to show curiosity. (Uri Schneider)
In reaching out to connect with other cultures, people, and religions, the important aspect is to be curious: let them be the teacher and tell you who they are, instead of assuming what you think they are.
Encourage your curiosity and ask questions, be open and receptive to things that are new for you with compassion and intrigue.
At the bottom line, people are people, and they are all created in the image of God and have a soul. You can connect with people on a soul level, and get past the small stuff.
Uri’s advice to faith-based counselors
Humility and faith are the recipes for overcoming challenges. Be humble, professional, and human. Recognize that you are in a human partnership with the world and God. When you are in this partnership, anything is possible.
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Meet Whitney Owens
Whitney is a licensed professional counselor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.
Knowing the pains and difficulties surrounding building a private practice, she started this podcast to help clinicians start, grow, and scale a faith-based practice. She has learned how to start and grow a successful practice that adheres to her own faith and values. And as a private practice consultant, she has helped many clinicians do the same.
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