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Music for The Soul Podcast


Sep 6, 2023

Since the pandemic lockdowns, social isolation is at an all time high. Feelings of loneliness and despair are at an all time high as many people feel trapped with very few people they can consider friends. So in times like these, where can we find hope? What is the way back to one another?
 
That is why we are so excited to welcome today's guest, Licensed Professional Counselor and Professor, Sharon Hersh. Sharon shares her story of dealing with trauma at a young age and seeking counseling, which led to her deciding to become a therapist herself to work with people like herself.
 
Sharon explains the difficulties all of us face in today's age of social media and self-isolation, which have left us longing a way to find community and companionship. Sharon discusses why hope is so important for us in our daily walks with God, and what we can do to find hope and hold onto it. She also talks about the benefits of music and how it can help create hope in moments when all other methods seem to fail.
 
Who is Sharon Hersh?

Sharon A. Hersh M.A., LPC is a licensed professional counselor, professor, speaker, and author. She has written several books, including her highly recommended and timely new book Belonging: Finding the Way Back to One Another. Her other books include popular books - The Last Addiction: Why Self-Help is Not Enough and Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon. She has written four books in the Hand-in-Hand Parenting series including, Mom, I Feel Fat!, Mom, I Hate my Life!, Mom, Everyone Else Does!, and Mom, Sex is NO Big Deal!.

She also wrote Begin Again, Believe Again. She is an adjunct professor in graduate counseling courses, including Sexuality and Addiction. She is a sought-after speaker at conferences and retreats. Sharon lives in Lone Tree, Colorado.

Resources:

Our listeners can learn more about Sharon Hersh, purchase her books, find free resources and more on her website: www.sharonhersh.com