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140: Stop Hiding and Start Healing with Craig Brown

The Addicted Mind Podcast

What happens when your pain is greater than your fears? On this episode, Duane speaks with Recovery Pastor Craig Brown and author of the book, Stop Hiding, Start Healing. Craig shares his recovery journey coming out of an abusive, dysfunctional family and how he peeled off the layers of his pain, shame, and guilt, and finally found freedom again once he decided to surrender and give his life over to Christ-centered recovery. One of the striking things Craig also mentioned during this interview is that people think recovery is about addiction and about the drug addict, but recovery is about restoring souls. Growing up, Craig was feeling the pressure of having a dad who was a pastor, being in an environment where they were forced to fake it so his dad would look good in public. But the man he saw standing in the pulpit was entirely different than the one he saw at home. He had a lot of demons within him as well as a lot of struggles that he took out on Craig and his siblings.So at a very young age, Craig had to learn some coping mechanisms to deal with what he was going through. He didn't have good nurturing nor did he have any emotional, mental, or spiritual development. Once he got to high school, he started drinking. He felt a huge void and he wanted to get away from God and his family. From there, he began his descent to what he calls the pit of hell. He was partying everywhere and had no self-control. He felt totally isolated and didn’t have anybody he could talk to and trust. He just didn’t feel safe. His streak of unfortunate events continued on as he dropped out of college and took a job at a bar restaurant owned by the biggest cocaine dealer on the East Coast at the time. There, he got sucked up into the drug world. He was depressed and dark with no mission or vision until the pain in his life got greater than his fear of changing. It was then that he finally decided to surrender and God took over his life. From that surrender came freedom.In this episode, you will hear:Craig’s addiction and recovery journeyThe conscious decision to get wellShattering the bondage of shame and guiltWhy the Bible is a blueprint for recoveryReplacing negative self-talk with positive inputThe role of community in recoveryKey Quotes:[06:28] - "Oftentimes, we take on the identity of our struggle, our pain. our shame. our guilt, failure."[07:09] - “When the pain is greater than my fear of changing, my fear of shame, my fear of embarrassment, when you're at that point, more often than not, you're going to do whatever it takes to get well.”[13:00] - “People have so many resources available to get well. But the shame of their past is debilitating.”[13:49] - “That shame and that guilt that is just keeping you in bondage. Let it be cracked and shattered, so you can be set free and begin healing.”[14:31] - “Of all places that people should be accepted. It's the church. And oftentimes that's not the case, unfortunately.”[15:56] - “If you've had adverse childhood events and painful events, you're going to find a way to cope, and you're more likely to turn to a substance, or pornography, or sex or food or whatever it is to make yourself feel medicated.”[18:31] - “Churches that teach practical application of Scripture, do extremely well in helping people fully understand how it applies to their situation.”[23:26] - "Whatever your community is, it has to be healthy, it has to be relational."Subscribe and ReviewHave you subscribed to our podcast? We’d love for you to subscribe if you haven’t yet. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast.If you really enjoyed this episode, we’ve created a PDF that has all of the key information for you from the episode. Just go to the episode page at www.theaddictedmind.com to download it.Supporting Resources:Book: www.stophidingstarthealingbook.comWebsite: www.craigdbrown.com Facebook: Stop Hiding Start HealingEpisode CreditsIf you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-addicted-mind-podcast/donations


2 Aug 2021

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30 - Craig Brown

Walking Down Hope Street

From Dens Park champions to Brockville heckles and Fergie's 'holiday of a lifetime'...Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/walkingdownhopestreet)


8 Jul 2021

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#208: How to Set Healthy Boundaries that Protect the Healing Process - with Craig Brown!

Live Your SPAlife

Craig Brown has served as the Recovery Pastor and Director of Celebrate Recovery at Church of the Redeemer in Gaithersburg, MD, since 1999. In his 20+ years as a Recovery Pastor, he has helped thousands of people, including business owners and professional leaders, to find the freedom from shame and the healing in Christ that delivers us from pain, guilt, and shame. Craig is a public speaker and author. He is a former radio Local Sales Manager at Salem Communications WAVA 105.1 FM. Craig lives in the Washington DC area with his wife and three sons. Important Topics-Strategies that he uses around fear-How he counsels people struggling with issues that they feel are outside of their control-How people find a community to help them get through their pain and to hold them accountable-On having good healthy boundaries and setting condition -How to find freedom from rage or anger -On putting labels on our identity-The importance of self-awareness-What his favorite room is and why-How is he a “Force For Good” in the worldQuotes“Everything we’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”“Fear could be a beautiful motivator if it’s handled in a very healthy way.”“Life is ever-changing, a lot is not exactly the same. So what works then could work now, but then I may have to build and add other components of that in order to take me to the next level.”“Take a real good inventory of how am I doing emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. How am I doing?”Connect with Craig:Craig’s Book Website: https://www.stophidingstarthealingbook.com/Craig’s Website: https://www.craigdbrown.com/Craig’s Email: craig@craigdbrown.comOther links and resources:Free Gift from Diane (5 Moves to RESET Your Power) - https://ResetYourPowerGift.comFree Gift from Diane (Life RESET Quiz) - https://LifeResetQuiz.comBANKCODE - https://MyBankCode.com/VictoryDiane Halfman's website - http://www.DianeHalfman.comWant to know more about yourself?Some people ask me how to RESET their life.Some people ask me how to be more sensual.Others are wondering how to make more money.How to be more successful.How to start a business.All of these questions and more are what I answer in my programs!Come see me at http://www.DianeHalfman.com


7 Jul 2021

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The Midweek Show Episode 16 - Former Scotland manager Craig Brown with Russell Walker

The Essential Scottish Football Podcast

Episode 16 of The Midweek Show featuring former Scotland boss Craig Brown is now live. Russell Walker hosts and he has an extended interview with one of Scottish football's favourite sons. In a trip down Memory Lane, Craig recalls his experiences at Euro 96 and the World Cup in 1998 and discusses his hopes for Steve Clarke's squad this summer. He also shares anecdotes about Tommy Burns, John Collins, Bertie Vogts, Tony Adams, Colin Hendry, Paul Lambert, Sir Alex Ferguson, Denis Law, Harry Maguire and his opinion of Gareth Southgate, Leigh Griffiths, Ryan Fraser, Ally McCoist, Maurice Johnstone, Callum Davidson, Joe Jordan and Kenny Dalglish.It's another fantastic exclusive on Essential Podcasts and we were grateful to Craig for being so open, honest and generous with his time. A true gentleman. For more information on our team and variety of shows visit www.essentialpodcasts.co.uk And give us a follow on Twitter - @Essential_Pods


10 Jun 2021

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Table Talk: With Craig Brown

Best of the Spectator

Craig Brown is an awarding winning critic, satirist and former restaurant reviewer. His most recent book One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time, won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. On the podcast, he talks to Lara and Olivia about the horrible food at Eton, his utter failure to bake a cake, and proposes that one of the least important things to him when he was reviewing a restaurant was the food.


8 Jun 2021

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With Craig Brown

Table Talk

Craig Brown is an awarding winning critic, satirist and former restaurant reviewer. His most recent book One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time, won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. On the podcast, he talks to Lara and Olivia about the horrible food at Eton, his utter failure to bake a cake, and proposes that one of the least important things to him when he was reviewing a restaurant was the food.


8 Jun 2021

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Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer of ECR Minerals plc (ECR.L) Interview

Share Talk LTD

Share Talk spoke with Craig, who is currently in lockdown “circuit-breaker lockdown” in Sydney, Australia. We wanted to cover yesterday company announced "three new strategic licence applications" with a view to adding new exploration opportunities in Queensland, Australia. With a strong cash position and have been able to expand drilling operations, commenced drilling at Creswick using external contractors. The Bailieston gold project is at the epicentre of the current gold exploration boom in Victoria Craig Brown, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The strong cash position enjoyed by ECR Minerals has not only enabled us to launch aggressive drilling programmes across our existing properties, but has also facilitated full utilisation of in-house and advisory resources to identify, investigate and potentially acquire new opportunities to expand our Australian exploration portfolio. Today’s announcement manifestly demonstrates that capability. We are currently operating two diamond drill rigs at the Bailieston and Creswick projects in Victoria, Australia, both of which are delivering considerable amounts of drill core for technical review, processing and assay testing. We believe the ongoing drilling operations and the upcoming implementation of drilling across multiple high-profile gold targets will expose ECR to potential new gold discoveries. We also look forward to providing further information from the new Queensland Australia licence applications, which we believe offer significant potential for precious and base metal discoveries in an area of Australia where multiple large-scale discoveries have already been made. Exploration work across Australia continues apace and we expect to provide further operational updates in the near term” https://www.share-talk.com/craig-brown-chief-executive-officer-of-ecr-minerals-plc-ecr-l-interview/


28 May 2021

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717. Gill's Book Club: "One Two Three Four - The Beatles In Time" by Craig Brown

Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson

717. Gill's Book Club: "One Two Three Four - The Beatles In Time" by Craig Brown Talking to my mum about a book which you could read as part of your English learning routine. The book tells the story of The Beatles and their impact on society. We review the book and then discuss many aspects of The Beatles story, especially the four Beatles themselves. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-oRi LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo 

1hr 35mins

27 Apr 2021

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Guest Speakers Lesson 8 - Guest Speaker: Craig Brown for September 2nd

Tetelestai Church

Pastor Alan R. Knapp discusses the topic of Guest Speaker: Craig Brown for September 2nd in his series entitled Guest Speakers. This is lesson number 8 and it focuses on various verses.

24 Apr 2021

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Guest Speakers Lesson 7 - Guest Speaker: Craig Brown for August 30th

Tetelestai Church

Pastor Alan R. Knapp discusses the topic of Guest Speaker: Craig Brown for August 30th in his series entitled Guest Speakers. This is lesson number 7 and it focuses on various verses.

24 Apr 2021