Redefining Grief with Herdyne Mercier, LCSW

Faith Dickens: When Plans Change

May 26, 2020

Faith Dickens

Episode Introduction

Have you had to face back-to-back losses in life? Do you find yourself drenched in the pain and not able to make out how to get over it? In this episode, Herdyne and Faith have a genuine heart to heal chat about her journey of grief.

Faith Dickens is a certified counselor, author, speaker, and Chief Executive Officer of Live Again Counseling Services. Live Again Counseling Services was created to assist people in processing grief, pain, trauma, relationship challenges, and disappointment. Faith is experienced and trained to help people overcome adverse life-changing events. 

She was born and raised in South Florida where she currently resides with her family. Faith is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with certifications from the North American Association of Counselors and Columbia University’s Center for Complicated Grief. Although, we will have ups and downs throughout the course of life.

Faith’s heart desire is to see people become completely whole while living out their purposed destiny. Today, allow Faith to counsel you in this thing called life. She takes pleasure in navigating people out of relationship issues, grief, trauma, and self-improvement to bring healing and hope. 

Faith did not get married. When she had set plans to do so, and life seemed to begin to widen, her to-be husband passed away all of a sudden. She gave CPR to him, not realizing he was already gone. Today, she explains to their daughter why she never got married and how life had robbed her of that opportunity at the best time of her life.

She believes God placed her on the earth to use her as a vessel. Not only to bring people back to him but to help to restore and to bring healing, restoration. She found God to be a healer to the broken heart. But also somebody that wants to take what you've experienced from broken heartedness. She believes that despite going through all the pain and trauma, you can move forward and continue to live life.

Today, learn how her name reflects her inner calling. Listen in for her powerful wisdom and grace!

 

About Our Guest 

Faith Dickens is a certified counselor, author, speaker, and Chief Executive Officer of Live Again Counseling Services. Live Again Counseling Services was created to assist people in processing grief, pain, trauma, relationship challenges, and disappointment. Faith is experienced and trained to help people overcome adverse life-changing events. 

 

Episode Quotes

  • “We don't really need you to say anything. Sometimes. We just need you to support us and what supporting us looks like when we're going through our despair” - Herdyne [24:37]
  • “I'm not interested in, is having these situations in my life that keep reoccurring, because I'm trying to do God's work. ” - Faith [29:06]
  • “I had to understand something about myself. And that was, take my expectations of what faith would do off of other people.“- Faith [33:01]
  • “People will take advantage of you when you're grieving.” - Faith [34:34]
  • “You all become somebody that's just so broken that you just take anything that shows up. ” - Faith [35:35]

 

Redefining Grief Pearls of Wisdom, P.O.W., Questions

  • What have you learned about yourself since redefining your grief journey? [01:03:10]

          Just try to stop stumble you up.

  • If today was your last day on earth, and you were granted five words or less? What would it be? [01:04:05]

Pray, Love, Forgive, Release, Live.

  • During your hard times, what's that one song that just gets you through? [01:04:30]

William Murphy- Everlasting God

 

Episode Time-Stamps

  • [07:08] – What is Faith’s truth?
  • [19:19] – Faith explains her story of life
  • [25:59] – How can you be there for someone grieving?
  • [26:45] – Some of the therapy sessions she held
  • [42:27] - How Faith’s mom is also her dad today

 

Reference Links

  • YouTube link to Faith’s favorite song: 

William Murphy’s Everlasting God

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