“The crisis is not just creating anxiety, it’s revealing anxiety.”    
– Dr. Curt Thompson

This podcast is one of the most important podcasts Restoring the Soul has produced. COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, is not just an infectious disease…it is the source of what defines the current reality of much of the world. Fear, anxiety, and uncertainty are affecting millions and people are coming to grips with what life is like in quarantine. Here at Restoring the Soul, we don’t think the lasting effects of Coronavirus are all gloom and doom, in fact, much of the beauty that will be seen after this passes will be found in the realization of the importance of the discovery of the true self, the need for community and connection, and that we are best when we are not alone.

Michael’s guest on this podcast is Dr. Curt Thompson, a psychiatrist inspired by deep compassion for others and informed from a Christian perspective. He is motivated by developing more authentic relationships and fully experiencing our deepest longing: to be known.

Michael was inspired by a recent blog post Dr. Thompson wrote about COVID-19 titled Love and Lament in March Madness and we encourage you to read it here.

In this podcast, we hope you will discover:
– How to remain calm in the face of a crisis.
– The essence of lament.
– How abandonment is the core anxiety related to what people are experiencing today.