Soon after completing her graduate studies in psychology, Dr. Prentice found the world of secular psychology lacking—her patients needed “something more”. So, she set out to investigate and explore alternative methods in the field of mental health that would incorporate that “something special” she believed existed in each and every individual soul. Her journey would take her through the great religions of the world as well as to the discovery of ancient, time-proven alternatives to modern therapeutic models of counseling.

Her patients have termed her practice as “Crazy hot mess therapy” which opens up and wakes up-the Spirit! She does, however, devote extra attention to those seeking solace and understanding after the death of a loved one as she fully acknowledges the experiences that sometimes accompany that death.   

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Show Notes

  • Sharon’s background – 2:11
  • Her daughter and husband’s death – 2:44
  • Sharon’s husband story with cancer – 5:24
  • How it felt to see her husband after he died – 6:17
  • Understanding the word heaven – 8:54
  • God watches everything you do – 10:49
  • Losing the faith – 12:17
  • Death is your greatest teacher – 12:33
  • Her experience as a psychologist – 16:12
  • The benefits of embracing death – 18:48
  • Why her patients say that her sessions are a “Crazy hot mess therapy” – 21:33
  • We can never take away the fear – 23:26
  • Lisa reads some cards for the guest – 24:00
  • In our listener’s reading, Lisa talks about losing a child – 35:15

 

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One Response to “Unconditional Love with Sharon Prentice – Episode 61”

  1. Jenna

    I love the way Sharon Prentice focuses on the health and well being of her patients, and how she understands how important spiritual well being is. That is so funny how her patients say she uses crazy hot mess therapy, it sounds like she uses a variety of different methods. That is sad how her daughter died, and I know there are many people who become angry at God and blame God when something like that happens. I love how her shared death experience affected her in the same way Lisa’s did, and how Lisa is able to relate to her experience so well.

    I like it when Sharon talks about how we can feel like we are losing our whole identity when we lose the few people important to us in our life. That goes back to the idea Lisa has talked about before that as important and wonderful as other people are in our lives, we should always feel a sense of our own value and self-worth even when we lose those people. Divine guidance is always available to us, so we are never truly alone.

    I appreciate how Sharon describes her experience as peace, joy, and love. I like how she calls it “That Place” instead of heaven, since I understand what she is saying that the term “heaven” has many specific religious connotations that go with it, and when someone says heaven in the United States, people usually think of Christianity or Islam specifically. Also, with those religions, heaven is a place you go for following certain rules and beliefs, and for obeying God, and implies that there is a non-heaven (hell in Islam and Christianity) that some people go to due to God’s judgement of how well they followed his rules. It is great how Sharon says That Place is pure spirit, and she felt purity, love, compassion, and an overwhelming sense of awe, and a feeling of oneness. I also like how she said she feels like we are a part of God, instead of God being this separate being who is judging us and punishing us.

    I am glad Sharon helps people overcome their fear of death. There isn’t any reason to be afraid of death, except of course the effect it will have on loved-ones and others when the death happens. But for the person who is dying, their problems will be over once death comes, so death isn’t bad for the person who died, but it can be bad for the people left who were close to the person, or who have to deal with the aftermath of the death in some way. I love how Sharon says death was her greatest teacher, we learn so much about life and appreciate life so much more when we understand death. I also appreciate how Sharon talks about how she helps people overcome fear in general, people emphasize fear so much, and that makes life more difficult for everyone. We also put so much pressure on ourselves to live up to expectations, not necessarily what our own expectations would be, but what we consider to be society’s and others’ expectations for how we should live.

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