Hosted by Judy Dirks and Jacob Campbell

The Mother Dearest Show takes place every other week. Mother and son join each other for a call where they talk about everything from mental health counseling services, social work, spirituality, and family history, building connections together.



Jacob Campbell

Judy Dirks

All Episodes

Ep. 5 Apr 10, 2021 27.1 minutes

Completion is Not Final, It's More of a Phase

Jacob and Judy pull the Major Arcana card XXI Completion from the Osho Zed Tarot deck. We decide that completion is not always about the specific result but is more of a phase that we go through. There can be many completions that happen. We talk about the need to slow down and look at Judy’s morning ritual as a way of centering herself and connecting with the land. We also discussed our Indigenous ancestors and the land we live on, and how we should be honoring those that came before us.

Ep. 4 Mar 21, 2021 31.5 minutes

Knowing Ourselves - As Change Agents How We Keep Ourselves Unstuck

Jacob and Judy use Pathfinder’s Tarot deck to pull the Fool Card. They talk about the somatic Writing Class that Judy is taking. As a part of the class, she wrote a short Mantra she shared, following the same format as one Amanda Gorman described using. They also talked more about personality and how our parents impact our temperaments.

Ep. 3 Mar 7, 2021 29.7 minutes

The Breaking and Breakthroughs in our Lives

Judy and Jacob pull the Major Arcana card, breakthrough. They talk about Judy’s time after the Convent in Portland, the breakthroughs and challenges we have in our lives. Judy tells a story about getting into a scary situation while working in a psychiatric unit. We also talk about how experiences growing up can impact us and the need to identify what is happening in our minds.

Ep. 2 Feb 21, 2021 27.1 minutes

Connecting with the Divine - Spirituality and Systems Thinking

Jacob and Judy pull from the Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards and get Yang card. We talked about the Course of Miracles, Judy’s time as a Postulant with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. We also talk about silent retreats and connecting without ourselves and systems U-Theory for systems thinking and co-creation.

Ep. 1 Feb 7, 2021 24.6 minutes

Our First Episode - Tarot Cards and EMDR in Counseling

Jacob and Judy record their first episode of this podcast. We pull the Ace of Water: Going with the Flow from the Zen Tarot Card deck. We talked about using Tarot style cards in individual mental health services, along with her use of EMDR with clients who have a history of trauma.

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