Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. Phil 4:13 (The Message).
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The Power of A Song

by Hayne Steen, MAMFT 

Through the years, there have been a number of songs that have served as soul sherpas for me. They have journeyed with me through the heights and depths, through many unique seasons of transition and heartache. 

In the last year, I have leaned on the power of song more than any year I can ever song at a time. One song after another provided the most wonderful soundtrack for me in 2015.

I'd like to share them with you. 

May they be received as a gift in your new year. Maybe, just maybe, one of them might serve your heart and soul like they have my own. 

Trusty and True by Damien Rice
Holy Now by Peter Mayer
God is a River by Peter Mayer
My Beloved by Kari Jobe
Cup of Sorrow by Amos Lee
Stay by Alison Krauss & Union Station
Please Forgive Me by William Fitzsimmons
Details in the Fabric by Jason Mraz
The Girl by City and Colour
When She Cries by Andy McKee
Stay by Jillian Edwards
Happy by Brandi Carlile
Carry You by Dispatch
Beautiful Things by Gungor
For You To Notice by Dashboard Confessional
What This Love Is For by For the Fatherless
I Made a Lovers Prayer by Gillian Welch
Come a Long Way by Indigo Girls
When I Am With You by JJ Heller
Friend Like You by Joshua Radin
Fairytale by Milky Chance
All You Had To Do Was Stay by Ryan Adams
Control by Shawn McDonald
I Was Me by Imagine Dragons

"Sing to God a brand-new song,
    sing his praises all over the world!
Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause,
    with all the far-flung islands joining in.
Let the desert and its camps raise a tune,
    calling the Kedar nomads to join in.
Let the villagers in Sela round up a choir
    and perform from the tops of the mountains.
Make God’s glory resound;
    echo his praises from coast to coast."

Isaiah 42:10-16 (MSG)


Every guy needs a TRIBE. That's why I offer a unique group for guys called TRIBE.

Tribe (Adult Men)
Theme: Anger, Fear & Pain
Dates: Every week
Times: Thursdays @ 5:30-7:30pm

TRIBE is an open therapy group environment at Elbow Tree. This means that you can join the group at any time once you have met with Hayne face to face to ensure goodness of fit for both you and the group. 

TRIBE is extremely affordable at just $35 per session. *Individual therapy with Hayne is also available at normal practice rates.

Noticing & Navigating Our Way To Teens In Crisis
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Contemplative Parenting in the Digital Age
Twitter @mydigitalparent



December 2015
A Holy Resignation

November 2015

September 2015
Soul Friendship

April 2015
Red Bag

March 2015:
Be Gentle

December 2014:
Holding Onto Hope

November 2014: 
The Power of a Tribe

October 2014: 
Speaking at Q Commons

September 2014:
Hearing & Listening

August 2014:

August 2013:
The Talk 

April 2013:
Resurrection Principle

March 2013:
Shame is Soul Crushing

December 2011:
Be Still & Know



Feel free to email me directly of you would like to reconnect at

Reserve Online

I now offer an option of registering as a client securely online. You can register and view my availability online by CLICKING HERE


I am cultivating two resources for families and you leaders. Email me if you think you'd like to explore hosting one of these. 

Contemplative parenting in the digital age. Exploring healthy ways we can engage our children while they engage a world of technology. 

Noticing and navigating our way to teens in crisis; Self Harm, Suicide, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Bullying, Managing a Crisis, Mental Illness, Older Child Adoption, Adolescent Personality, Cracking the Code on Cliques, and more. 


Do you know someone who could use some time away to rest and recovery from the throws of a busy schedule? Feel free to share about The SoulCare Project with them. 

Date: Feb 19-21, 2015
Theme: Inside Job - Cultivating A Resilient Life
Facilitator: Steve & Gwen Smith, Author and Founder of Potters Inn
Venue: The Inn at Evins Mill


If you are looking for more in depth resources related to the topic of this month's newsletter, take a look at the books listed below. 

Spoken Worship - Living Words for Personal and Public Prayer
Gerard Kelly

A Letter of Consolation
Henri Nouwen

Blessing the Space Between Us - A Book of Blessings
John O'Donohue
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