The Trauma Therapist

By Guy Macpherson, PhD

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The Trauma Therapist | Podcast is a podcast about the human spirit. Join Guy Macpherson, PhD at traumatherapistproject.com as he interviews thought-leaders in the fields of trauma, mindfulness, addiction and yoga and we learn about the journeys of these passionate mental health therapists who dedicate their lives to helping those who've been impacted by trauma.



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Episode 484: Russell Kennedy, M. D. Intuition In The Healing Process
32:30
Russell Kennedy is one of those rare physicians who actually has the condition they specialize in treating. For decades Dr. Kennedy has struggled with debilitating anxiety. After 30+ years of traditional therapies and medications that did not help, he became frustrated and took his emotional recovery into his own hands. Dr. Kennedy has traditional degrees in medicine and neuroscience, but it has been his distinctly non-mainstream personal practices that he found were missing in his own healing. *In This Episode* * Russ' website ( https://dr-russ.com/ ) * Russ’ courses ( https://dr-russ.com/courses-events/ ) * Russ on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/russell.kennedy.988 ) * The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143127748/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0143127748&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&linkId=64264ecba7d6ae9f69339ad2187e86c3&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 19, 2020
Episode 483: Tracy Morgan. Occupational Therapy & Early Psychosis
33:34
Tracy Morgan is a breath of fresh air. Tracy is an occupational therapist with 15 years experience, practicing for the last 10 in early intervention in psychosis in the UK Midlands. In this interview you can hear the passion Tracy has for her work and the clients she helps who are experiencing early symptoms of psychosis. Tracy has experienced fairly significant trauma herself  and now she works with young people experiencing first episode psychosis. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 12, 2020
Episode 482: Kate Hudgins, PhD. Post-Traumatic Growth & The Therapeutic Spiral Model
43:42
I’m very excited to have back Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP, as my guest today as we continue with the third in the series, TSM of Prescriptive roles, TSM Trauma Triangle and post traumatic growth Kate continues from her previous interviews as we discuss experiential therapy, and specifically psychodrama. Experiential therapy, as you’ll learn in this interview, involves a certain immediacy from the people involved and demands courage from both the client and therapist, and it has an incredible power to heal. Kate is an inspirational leader and a stellar trainer known worldwide for her innovative model of safe and effective trauma treatment. Recognized as an international expert and author on trauma, Kate brings rigorous clinical training in psychology, psychodrama, and experiential psychotherapy as well as cross-cultural and indigenous learning and her own life experience. Along with Francesca Toscani, M.Ed., TEP, Dr. Kate has developed, refined, and taught the Therapeutic Spiral Model , the healing method for survivors of trauma, in 35 countries and counting. She has been an experiential psychotherapist and trainer for more than 40 years, bringing spontaneity, creativity, and healing to people who have experienced trauma in many settings. In This Episode * Kate’s website ( https://therapeuticspiralmodel.com/ ) * About the Therapeutic Spiral Model ( https://therapeuticspiralmodel.com/the-therapeutic-spiral-model/ ) * Kate on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/Kate-Hudgins-PhD-TEP-Therapeutic-Spiral-Model-166592876720414/ ) * Healing World Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1849059233/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=1849059233&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=8da5b01b2490f671cc30491237ad6afa&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Kate Hudgins, PhD Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Oct 05, 2020
Episode 481: Kelly McDaniel. The Pain of A Broken Heart
38:06
Kelly McDaniel (a Licensed Professional Counselor & National Certified Counselor) developed the term “Mother Hunger” in her first book Ready to Heal to name the attachment trauma between mother and daughter that creates an environment ripe for love addiction to grow. Since publication, Kelly speaks regularly at conferences to raise awareness about the cultural and relational complications facing women recovering from addictive habits. In her practice, Kelly offers individual healing Intensives to support women healing Mother Hunger. Set for publication with Hay House in the summer of 2021, Kelly is currently writing her second book. *In This Episode* * Kelly's Website ( https://kellymcdanieltherapy.com/ ) * Connect with Kelly on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/kellymcdanieltherapy ) * Contact Kelly ( https://kellymcdanieltherapy.com/contact-visit-again/ ) * Adrienne Rich ( https://www.amazon.com/Adrienne-Rich/e/B000APH346/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 ) * Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Nove ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735220697/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0735220697&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=a06a9552bfecdad5aa41b1069bf406cf&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) l ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735220697/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0735220697&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=a06a9552bfecdad5aa41b1069bf406cf&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Gail Honeyman Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 28, 2020
Episode 480: Rachel Moore, LMFT. Creativity & Trauma Healing
36:43
Rachel Moore, LMFT, is an EMDR therapist in private practice based in San Diego, California who works primarily with creative clients — writers, artists, and musicians. A former journalist, Rachel recently had an article published in the San Diego Union-Tribune about grief and loss related to the coronavirus pandemic. Rachel has presented at the San Diego State University Writers Conference and has been leading groups based on the book "The Artist's Way" for more than a decade to help clients overcome creative blocks. *In This Episode* * Rachel's Website ( https://www.rachelmoorecounseling.com/ ) * Rachel’s Artist Way Workshops ( https://www.rachelmoorecounseling.com/the-artists-way-workshop.html ) * The Artist’s Way ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143129252/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0143129252&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=81d7c85c416e37298343bfcff248e592&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Julia Cameron Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 24, 2020
Episode 479: Shuana Springer, PhD. Working With Our Warriors.
32:10
Dr. Shauna Springer is a graduate of Harvard University and is one of the world's leading experts on PTSD, Trauma, and Moral Injury among veterans. She co-hosts a weekly podcast on these topics in collaboration with MilitaryTimes. Her work has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS Radio, Forbes, Washington Post, and Military Times. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today. Dr. Shauna Springer is a licensed psychologist and nationally recognized expert on initiatives that benefit the military community. Known as “Doc Springer”, she is a trusted advisor for a vast network of veterans, military families and fellow thought leaders. Her uniquely perceptive insights have helped thousands of warriors reconnect with their tribe, strengthen their relationships, and build lives driven by their values. Dr. Springer’s work has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS Radio, Military Times and Marine Corps Times. She is co-author of the best-selling book, Beyond the Military , which explores the psychological, cultural and relational aspects of military transition and provides a comprehensive roadmap for successfully navigating life after military service, as well as. WARRIOR: How to Support Those Who Protect Us. *In This Episode* * Dr. Shauna's website ( https://www.docshaunaspringer.com/ ) * Contact Dr. Shauna ( https://www.docshaunaspringer.com/contact/ ) * Warrior: How to Support Those Who Protect Us ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732167818/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=1732167818&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=15418c4172dbb809f311d19481cbeccc&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Shauna Spring, PhD * Beyond the Military: A Leader's Handbook for Warrior Reintegration ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1544505574/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=1544505574&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=ea5fa0215ad8e715eb04468089fd24f4&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Shauna Spring, PhD Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 21, 2020
Episode 478: Dr. Don Wood. Resetting the Memories of Trauma
42:08
Dr. Don Wood developed the Inspired Performance Institute after spending years researching how trauma affects our minds and our lives. Dr. Wood began to understand that events and experiences throughout our lifetime continue to play a role in how we experience life in the present. He also realized that there was a better way of treating the issue. “Teaching people to live with, manage and cope with the daily stress doesn’t fix the problem. The solution comes from understanding it’s source and providing a long-term permanent solution”. Dr. Wood’s background experience has come from spending time in the for profit and nonprofit world. This combination provided a unique perspective on problem solving. He used these skills to develop the Inspired Performance Institute and the NEURO XP program. Dr. Wood has written two books about his research including the science about how our minds work and why we experience our own unique perspective of the world. Both books are focused on how we can all make the desired changes by allowing our mind to reset and reboot. He has spoken on these topics domestically and internationally. *In This Episode* * Dr. Wood's Website ( http://www.drwoodphd.com/ ) * Contact Dr. Wood ( http://www.drwoodphd.com/contact/ ) * Connect with Dr. Wood on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/DrDonWoodPhD ) * Inspired Performance Institute’s Website ( https://www.inspiredperformanceinstitute.com/ ) * Inspired Performance Institute on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/inspiredperformanceinstitute ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 14, 2020
Episode 477: Jen Warner, LCSW. Holistic Health & Social Advocacy in The Treatment of Trauma.
31:48
Jen Warner, LICSW, LCSW is a Washington, Oregon, and New York State licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with advanced training and certification in trauma-informed care and the treatment of trauma, as well as holistic health and nutrition. She currently specializes in working with individuals living with traumatic stress related to acute, chronic, and terminal illness and pain conditions and is committed to growing understanding of chronic illness as a trauma and the need for implementing trauma-informed care within organizations that serve this population and their caregivers. Additionally, Jennifer has taught on the subject of abuse and trauma at the graduate social work schools of Portland State University and Columbia University and has provided direct services to child and adult survivors of interpersonal violence including domestic violence, sexual abuse, and gun violence; supervised clinicians and graduate students on the provision of trauma-informed care; and was the crime victim social worker at the largest public hospital in the South Bronx before moving to the Pacific Northwest. *In This Episode* * Jennifer's Website ( http://www.jenwarnerhealth.com/ ) * Contact Jennifer ( http://www.jenwarnerhealth.com/contact-me1.html ) * Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465061710/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0465061710&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=2f68388dc7adc1c2933f6a20e3429eb4&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Judith L. Herman * Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393704572/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0393704572&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=9bb6ad3d95395665c05bfbb61cf8e334&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) ,Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, Clare Pain Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 07, 2020
Episode 476: Guy. Podcast Update & Special Announcement
25:40
I feel like it’s been a while since I sat down and simply spoke into the mic and shared what’s been going on. Today I do that. We’re continuing to live in the midst of the pandemic, I’ve just relocated my family from the Bay Area to Bend Oregon, and I’m home every day with two young kiddos. Yikes! Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis. *BetterHelp* Is there something interfering with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp, the world’s largest e-counseling platform, will assess your needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist. BetterHelp is professional counseling done securely online. Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners can get 10% off their first month by going to: https://betterhelp.com/ttp *Somatic Experiencing* Are you in a helping profession and looking for a new tool to treat your clients? Somatic Experiencing, developed by Dr. Peter Levine, is a potent psychobiological approach to resolving the symptoms of trauma and chronic stress. Learn more about the transformational practice of Somatic Experiencing by checking out their Free Webinar, SE Basics, at: https://traumahealing.org/traumatherapist/ ( http://traumahealing.org/traumatherapist ) In 2014, while working at a clinic in Northern California, assessing and treating young individuals with early psychosis, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project ( http://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/ ) with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers. The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast ( http://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/podcasts/ ) , now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0 ( http://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/join/ ) , an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Sep 03, 2020
Episode 475: Nina Tara. Courageous Art Therapy
36:46
Nina Tara is an Multi disciplinary Art Psychotherapist who runs Courageous Art Therapy ( https://www.courageousart.co.uk/ ) in London. She has worked in the creative field for many years and art has always been an  integral part of her life. Nina originally trained as a designer and still designs and illustrates book covers. In addition to this Nina is  a Multi disciplinary Art Psychotherapist (M.A) working with adults, children and families. Offering Art Therapy for individuals impacted by: • Trauma, Emotional and behavioural difficulties • Bereavement; end of life; changes in family structure • Bullying or abuse • Children exposed to domestic violence • Displacement to Refugee status. *In This Episode* * Nina's Website * Dibs in Search of Self: The Renowned, Deeply Moving Story of an Emotionally Lost Child Who Found His Way Back ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345339258/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0345339258&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=4b1549b065b1a6111e773a8f4f4042fb&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Virginia M. Axline * The Family Crucible: The Intense Experience of Family Therapy ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060914890/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0060914890&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=063c073a9ed19fee53cc32879a0df261&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Augustus Y. Napier , Carl Whitaker. * Nina on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/courageousarts ) * Nina on Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/courageous_art_therapy/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 31, 2020
Episode 474: Monica Bhagwan. Nutrition Through A Trauma-Informed Lens
36:36
Before I began doing this podcast I never knew there were so many areas that required trauma-informed awareness. I certainly never thought that trauma-informed nutrition was something we needed. And of course, we do. I'm so glad that there are people like my guest out there doing this incredible work! --- First, a giant thank-you to my sponsor for this episode, Talkspace ( http://talkspace.com/ ) Talkspace online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to make lasting change in your life with the support of a licensed therapist.Send your licensed therapist text, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to. Even if it’s on the way to work! You don’t have to make appointments or deal with extra commutes. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule. As a listener of the The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace by going to Talkspace.com ( http://talkspace.com/ ) and using the code *TRAUMATHERAPIST* --- *Monica Bhagwan* is a practitioner and thought-leader in applying an understanding of trauma and trauma-informed care to public health nutrition initiatives. She currently serves as an educator and program manager at Leah's Pantry, an innovative public health nutrition non-profit in California. Leah's Pantry creates resources, conducts community programs, and provides training to other nutrition professionals. They are a leader in applying a trauma-informed lens to food and nutrition programs, an approach Monica initiated and co-leads. She has a Masters Degree in Food Studies from New York University. *In This Episode* * Leah's Pantry ( https://www.leahspantry.org/ ) * Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenmen t ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439195463/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=1439195463&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=e21b26a950442c0d707d8e616b857a7c&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Robert Wright * Heavy: An American Memoi r ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1501125664/ref=as_li_tl?camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1501125664&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=a79b6348527ec557520a967eb60ca1fe&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Kiese Laymon Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 24, 2020
Episode 473: Owen Marcus. Men, Mindfulness & Somatic psychotherapy
39:00
For more than 40 years, Owen Marcus has explored and developed programs that bring together mindfulness, somatic psychotherapy, and the science of emotional physiology. After healing challenges of his dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome, he realized his relationship skills were lacking. Identifying his resistance to working with men as his next challenge, he dove into creating his first men’s group at his clinic in Scottsdale, AZ in 1995. First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors for making this podcast happen: *Brighter Vision* ( http://brightervision.com/guy ) When you’re in private practice it can be tough just to find the time to review your marketing efforts, let alone make improvements where they’re needed. Whether you are a seasoned clinician who’s current website needs revamped, or a new therapist building a website for the first time, Brighter Vision is here to help. And the best news of all? You can get your first month entirely free just for listening to The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.. To get started, just head on over to brightervision.com/guy ( http://brightervision.com/guy ). CPTSD Foundation ( https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/) ) CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey. Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc ( https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/) ) Unsatisfied with the status quo, Owen began expanding the model of men’s groups, incorporating what he saw working in corporate trainings and in his clinic. Men embraced this new model --  it’s a model that is natural for men’s ways of experiencing and expressing emotions. His group and this new model was the focus of the documentary About Men. His book, Grow Up: A Man’s Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0988703521/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0988703521&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=95b9c6d155c9d29bf075e1a2acde61ca&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) lays out how to complete the nine stages of emotional maturation for boys and men. As the Director of Education at EVRYMAN, Owen, along with his co-founders, continues to develop effective ways to use emotions and physiology as tools to create fulfilling relationships and purposeful lives. *In This Episode* * Owen's Website ( https://evryman.com/ ) * EVRYMAN on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/EVRYMAN.co/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 20, 2020
Episode 472: Josh Aronson & Julie Sayres. PTSD, Veterans and Their Service Dogs
41:40
As you might know, much of my inspiration for creating this podcast came from my brother, a former Navy SEAL. I have a special place in my heart--and on this podcast!--for anything that has to do with supporting veterans and treatment for veterans. Today we continue with that support. I am joined by Josh Aronson and Julie Sayres, the filmmakers of the film, To Be Of Service , a documentary film about war veterans who are paired with service dogs to help them regain their lives. "[T]he big picture is clear, and its overriding point well made: These dogs are saving the lives of those who’ve sacrificed so much. Every person profiled here deserves an immense amount of respect. Every animal, too." ​- *Ken Jaworowski, New York Times* Josh Aronson has been producing and directing documentary films since 2000. He was nominated for an Oscar for his film, Sound and Fury and has made award winning films on disability, the search for identity, classical music and history. His latest film is the recently released, "To Be of Service,” about veterans with PTSD and their service dogs. Julie Sayres is an award-winning screenwriter, working in Los Angeles, whose credits include the film *“Reaching for the Moon,”* aka *“Flores Raras,”* for which she won the best adapted screenplay award by the Brazilian Academy of Letters and was also nominated for best adapted screenplay by the Brazilian Academy of Cinema. She worked on the writing staff of the television series *“Midnight Caller,”* and wrote episodes for *“Gabriel’s Fire”* and *“Beggars and Choosers,”* among others. She was also a co-creator and supervising producer of the CBS one-hour drama, *“Four Corners.”* She has also written many movies for television, including *“A Walton Easter,” “Dallas Reunion”* and the mini-series *“Knot’s Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac.”* She currently has two feature films in development, one in the U.S. and the other in Brazil. She is the producer of a documentary called “To Be of Service”, which deals with veterans with PTSD and their service dogs. ​ Aside from her work as a screenwriter, she’s also an adjunct professor of screenwriting at USC School of Cinematic Arts and the MFA program at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. She has a B.A. from New York University and an MFA from Goddard College. *In This Episode* * To Be of Service , film site ( https://www.tobeofservicefilm.com/press.html ) * Josh's website ( http://www.aronsonfilms.com/ ) * Julie’s website ( https://www.juliesayres.com/ ) * To Be of Service on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/tobeofservicefilm/ ) --- A giant thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this podcast going: *CPTSD Foundation* CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey. Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/ ( https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/ ) *Brighter Vision* When you’re in private practice it can be tough just to find the time to review your marketing efforts, let alone make improvements where they’re needed. Whether you are a seasoned clinician who’s current website needs revamped, or a new therapist building a website for the first time, Brighter Vision is here to help. And the best news of all? You can get your first month entirely free just for listening to The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.. To get started, just head on over to brightervision.com/guy ( http://brightervision.com/guy ) --- If you're a new trauma therapist just starting our on your trauma-informed journey, I'd love to invite you to check out my community specifically dedicated to new trauma therapists, Trauma Therapist | 2.0 ( https://the-trauma-therapist-project.teachable.com/p/trauma-therapist-2-0-1 ). You do not have to do this along! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 17, 2020
Episode 471: Alisa Zipursky. Healing Trauma Honestly
34:52
Alisa is a storyteller, writer, facilitator and childhood sexual abuse survivor. Her work focuses on offering emotional support to other young survivors healing from sexual trauma. A giant thank-you to my sponsor for this episode, Talkspace ( http://talkspace.com/ ) Talkspace online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to make lasting change in your life with the support of a licensed therapist. Send your licensed therapist text, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to. Even if it’s on the way to work! You don’t have to make appointments or deal with extra commutes. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule. As a listener of the The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace by going to Talkspace.com ( http://talkspace.com/ ) and using the code *TRAUMATHERAPIST* Alisa is a MothStorySLAM competition champ ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1s&v=HpAmX1PCwm0 ) and has been in publications such as Allure ( https://www.allure.com/story/childhood-sexual-abuse-activists?fbclid=IwAR3YzbWiWYebDA-lopfR11DWk11giEFBnnIEvEkCkM9m0PcacDtKovHUgb4 ) , Teen Vogue ( https://www.teenvogue.com/contributor/alisa-zipursky ) , BUST ( http://bust.com/feminism/19272-best-friend-survivor-healing.html ) , TIME ( http://time.com/5413109/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-survivors-trigger-ptsd/ ) , The Guardian ( https://www.theguardian.com/intimacy-secrets-for-all/ng-interactive/2017/jun/01/how-to-communicate-with-your-partner-for-better-intimacy ) , Bustle ( https://www.bustle.com/p/9-awkward-things-you-your-partner-can-do-to-feel-emotionally-safe-in-your-relationship-10247983 ) , Thought Catalog ( http://thoughtcatalog.com/alisa-zipursky/2016/10/how-learning-to-hurt-people-is-helping-me-heal/ ) , Oprah Winfrey Network ( http://www.oprah.com/own-queensugar/the-theme-that-resonates-with-this-fan-healing ) , Hello Giggles ( https://hellogiggles.com/love-sex/how-to-stop-gaslighting-in-a-relationship/ ) , Brit+Co ( https://www.brit.co/how-to-support-a-friend-with-family-stress-holidays/ ) , and  the Voices for Change 2.0 podcast ( https://www.spreaker.com/user/bekalombardo/vfc-2-22?autoplay=1 ). While based in DC, she travels around the country giving talks and facilitating workshops to support other young survivors in their communities. *In This Episode* * Alisa's Website ( https://healinghonestly.com/ ) * Work With Alisa ( https://healinghonestly.com/speaking-and-workshops ) * Love WITH Accountability: Digging up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1849353522/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=1849353522&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=26e183aa62d862b6ca1ef102f0ced138&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) ,  Aishah Shahidah Simmons Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 13, 2020
Episode 470: Robyn Gobbell & Marshall Lyles. Finding Compassion For All Of Our Parts
44:36
*Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S* (previously on episode 402 ( https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/podcast/robyn-gobbel-lcsw-ive-never-met-a-true-self-i-didnt-like/ ) ) has over 15 years of practice in family and play therapy, specializing in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption. Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention®, Circle of Security Parent Educator, The Alert Program® and Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training. Robyn has integrated these training modalities with a foundation of attachment theory and the relational neurosciences to create an attachment-rich, sensory-sensitive, and relational neurosciences- supported healing environment for children and families. Robyn consults, teaches, and trains extensively throughout the US, including as an instructor for the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College, and with the Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate Program offered by Portland State University and Oregon’s Department of Human Services. *Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S.* Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, (previously on episodes 152 ( https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/podcast/marshall-lyles/ ) and 393 ( https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/podcast/marshall-lyles-lmft-s-self-awareness-ambiguity-and-harry-potter/ ) ), is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and has over 15 years of practice in family and play therapy. He has extensive speaking and training experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. Marshall conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads training in both parenting and professional settings; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context. Marshall sees clients at Nurture Family Counseling ( https://nurturefamilycounseling.com/ ) in Cedar Park, Texas. ** A giant thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this podcast going: *Brighter Vision* When you’re in private practice it can be tough just to find the time to review your marketing efforts, let alone make improvements where they're needed. Whether you are a seasoned clinician who’s current website needs revamped, or a new therapist building a website for the first time, Brighter Vision is here to help. By first understanding your business and what makes it unique, Brighter Vision’s team of developers then uses this information to create you a custom website catered to your specific marketing goals. And the best news of all? You can get your first month entirely free just for listening to The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.. To get started, just head on over to brightervision.com/guy ( http://brightervision.com/guy ). *CPTSD Foundation* CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey. Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/ ( https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/ ) ** *In This Episode:* *Marshall* * Marshall's Website ( https://www.marshalllyles.com/ ) * Center for Relational Care in Austin, Texas ( https://www.relationalcare.org/ ) * Harry Potter ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CJG28U8/ref=dp_st_059035342X ) , J. K. Rowling *Robyn* * Robyn’s Website ( https://www.gobbelcounseling.com/ ) * Contact Robyn ( https://www.gobbelcounseling.com/contact ) * Consultation for therapists ( https://www.gobbelcounseling.com/consultation ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 10, 2020
Episode 469: Bonnie Badenoch, PhD. Cultivating Presence Over Technique
35:18
Bonnie Badenoch, PhD, LMFT is a therapist, mentor, and author who delights in integrating the discoveries of relational neuroscience into the art of therapy. For 28 years, her work has focused on supporting trauma survivors and those with significant attachment wounds reshape their neural landscape to support a life of meaning, resilience, and warm relationships. A giant thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this podcast going: *CPTSD Foundation* CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey. Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc *Brighter Vision* When you’re in private practice it can be tough just to find the time to review your marketing efforts, let alone make improvements where they're needed. Whether you are a seasoned clinician who’s current website needs revamped, or a new therapist building a website for the first time, Brighter Vision is here to help. By first understanding your business and what makes it unique, Brighter Vision’s team of developers then uses this information to create you a custom website catered to your specific marketing goals. And the best news of all? You can get your first month entirely free just for listening to The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.. To get started, just head on over to brightervision.com/guy ( http://brightervision.com/guy ). At this stage of life, Bonnie enjoys mentoring those in the helping professions through offering longer-term immersion trainings in the embodiment of interpersonal neurobiology principles. Her books include Being a Brain-Wise Therapist ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393705544/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0393705544&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=ba678b3c921eb78920c194e8b160b849&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) ; The Brain-Savvy Therapist’s Workbook ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393706397/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0393706397&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=28a2c96027c305be0ce348b6ac92d90b&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) ; The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1780491778/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=1780491778&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=cbb7b8b9d6c01b70353d592bf0b200d8&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) (co-edited with Susan Gantt), and The Heart of Trauma ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393710483/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0393710483&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=0cb16e55a20290a040c3bb2b6cc19c3c&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ). People are saying that these books fill the gap between science and practice with clarity, compassion, and heart. ** ** *In This Episode* * Bonnie’s website ( https://www.nurturingtheheart.com/ ) * Bonnie’s Trainings ( https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.badenoch ) * Bonnie on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.badenoch ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Aug 03, 2020
Episode 468: Christine (Cissy) White Returns. Hear My Story
42:06
Cissy White is a trauma-mama writer and joy-stalking survivor. She believes it's possible - but difficult - to live, love, and parent well while post-traumatically stressed. Her goal is to make talk about trauma and healing less clinical and more conversational, less abstract and more accessible. She's currently working at the ACEs Connection ( https://www.acesconnection.com/ ) as the Northeast Community Facilitator and Parenting with ACEs Community, Manager. She believes the trauma-informed movement must be survivor-led. *In This Episode* * Christine's website ( http://healwritenow.com/ ) * Cissy published in the Elephant Journal ( https://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/05/how-can-anyone-love-me-with-all-my-issues/ ) * ACEs Connection ( https://www.acesconnection.com/ ) * ACEs Too High Articles ( https://zoom.us/j/960254193?pwd=QjlaQ2dTelhLbHYrdjRKVEhvMEhBUT09 ) * There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0971030901/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0971030901&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=7887b7f0e27b96e6042313e8ef329a73&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Cheri Huber * Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0553383744/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0553383744&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=931d63b5c51d62c575541c26bd2b24bb&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , *Belleruth Naparstek* Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 27, 2020
Episode 467: Heather Cobb. The Courage of Lived Experience.
40:50
Heather Cobb is a peer facilitator, poet and trauma survivor. She lives with her partner and an adorable staffordshire bull terrier in Yorkshire, England. A giant thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this podcast going: CPTSD Foundation ( https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/) ) CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey. Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc ( https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/) ) Brighter Vision ( https://www.brightervision.com/guy/ ) As the industry-leading company that makes marketing simple for therapists, Brighter Vision understands exactly what it takes to help your practice grow to new heights this year. Brighter Vision’s team of developers will work with you to first understand your business and what makes it unique, then use this information to build you a website centered around attracting and retaining your ideal client. During the entire month of January, Brighter Vision is running its biggest sale of the year. Until the end of the month, pay no setup fees and get your entire first year for just $49/month. The Trauma Therapist | Podcast/ listeners can save $200 on their first year by going to: brightervision.com/guy ( http://brightervision.com/guy ) Heather’s activism draws on her ongoing recovery from bipolar and childhood sexual abuse; after losing a decade in the psychiatric system, failing to get a degree and hold down paid work, Heather decided to use her lived experience to become a peer facilitator. Heather is Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator accredited by the Copeland Centre. Currently, she facilitates bibliotherapy sessions in NHS inpatient and community settings - using stories, poems, comics and myths to support her peers in defining their struggles and making a recovery. Heather has never met a hopeless case. She would like you to know that whether recovered or not, you have more to offer the world than you might think.' *In This Episode* * The Words in Mind Bibliotherapy project in Kirklees, Yorkshire ( https://www.facebook.com/BibliotherapyKirklees/ ) * The Words In Mind Pandemic Podcast ( https://anchor.fm/wordsinmindkirklees ) * Heather’s blog: The Mad Covid Project ( https://madcovid.com/mad-covid-diaries-2/k ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 23, 2020
Episode 466: Dr. Leslie Ellis. Focusing & Trauma Treatment
42:38
Dr. Leslie Ellis is a teacher, author, speaker and psychotherapist. She teaches therapists how to help clients access their inner life and implicit memory through dream therapy and focusing/somatic work, with a focus on working with PTSD and complex trauma. A giant thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this podcast going: Brighter Vision ( https://www.brightervision.com/guy/ ) As the industry-leading company that makes marketing simple for therapists, Brighter Vision understands exactly what it takes to help your practice grow to new heights this year. Brighter Vision’s team of developers will work with you to first understand your business and what makes it unique, then use this information to build you a website centered around attracting and retaining your ideal client. During the entire month of January, Brighter Vision is running its biggest sale of the year. Until the end of the month, pay no setup fees and get your entire first year for just $49/month. The Trauma Therapist | Podcast/ listeners can save $200 on their first year by going to: brightervision.com/guy ( http://brightervision.com/guy ) CPTSD Foundation ( https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/) ) CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey. Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc ( https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/) ) Leslie’s book A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0367029154/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0367029154&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=abff2a56725e6e0553106bdad7409eaa&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , was recently published by Routledge. Leslie has a PhD in Clinical (Somatic) Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and developed a new approach to treating PTSD nightmares for her dissertation. She has a Masters from Pacific Graduate Institute and is vice president of The International Focusing Institute. *In This Episode* * Dr. Leslie's Website ( https://drleslieellis.com/?fbclid=IwAR0XWGPyKbO6JbSvY-5VAvv3Th04s1fUNINWA2D5XhbBpiWLXqwM8J7KbKA ) * A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0367029154/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0367029154&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=abff2a56725e6e0553106bdad7409eaa&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Leslie Ellis * Contact Dr. Leslie ( https://drleslieellis.com/contact-us/ ) * Dr. Leslie’s courses ( https://drleslieellis.com/dreamwork-course/ ) * Connect with Dr. Leslie on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/DreamsDemystified/ ) * Man’s Search For Meaning ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807014273/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0807014273&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=134c339c504800dcb4309900269e122f&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Viktor E. Frankl * Eugene Gendlin ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Gendlin ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 20, 2020
Episode 465: Tian Dayton, PhD. The Soulful Journey of Recovery
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Today I'm joined by Dr. Tian Dayton. Tian is a board certified trainer in psychodrama, sociometry, group psychotherapy, and the director of The New York Psychodrama Training Institute, as well as a nationally renowned speaker, expert, and consultant in psychodrama, trauma and addiction. --- A giant thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this podcast going: Brighter Vision ( https://www.brightervision.com/guy/ ) As the industry-leading company that makes marketing simple for therapists, Brighter Vision understands exactly what it takes to help your practice grow to new heights this year. Brighter Vision’s team of developers will work with you to first understand your business and what makes it unique, then use this information to build you a website centered around attracting and retaining your ideal client. During the entire month of January, Brighter Vision is running its biggest sale of the year. Until the end of the month, pay no setup fees and get your entire first year for just $49/month. The Trauma Therapist | Podcast/ listeners can save $200 on their first year by going to: brightervision.com/guy ( http://brightervision.com/guy ) --- Dr. Dayton is the author of fifteen books ( https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1&rh=p_27%3ADr.+Tian+Dayton+PhD++TEP&s=relevancerank&text=Dr.+Tian+Dayton+PhD++TEP ) including The Soulful Journey of Recovery, The ACoA Trauma Syndrome, Emotional Sobriety,Trauma and Addiction, Forgiving and Moving On and The Living Stage. She has developed an approach for incorporating experiential work into treatment programs and group work, Relationship Trauma Repair RTR. Tian Dayton has a masters in educational psychology and a PhD in clinical psychology and is a board certified trainer in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She is a certified Montessori teacher. Dr. Dayton is the director of The New York Psychodrama Training Institute. She is a nationally renowned speaker, expert, and consultant in psychodrama, trauma and addiction, ACoAs and self help related issues. *In This Episode* * Tian's Website ( https://www.tiandayton.com/ ) * Tian's books ( https://www.slinkedin.com/in/marci-g-fox-ph-d-37935412/ ) * Psychodrama ( https://www.tiandayton.com/psychodrama/ ) --- If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking for support, education and inspiration, I'd like to invite you to check out my membership community, *Trauma Therapist | 2.0* ( http://traumatherapist2.com/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 464: Esly Carvalho, PhD. Bringing Joy to Life
33:52
Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D., is a Brazilian-American clinical psychologist who maintained a private practice in the Dallas area where she grew up for many years before her return to Brazil in 2006 and where she now directs the TraumaClinic in Brasilia, Brazil, and spends extended time training EMDR professionals in that country. She was trained in EMDR in the US (1996-7) and eventually became and Trainer of Trainers with the EMDR Institute. Since her return to her native country, over 3000 EMDR therapists have been trained through the efforts of her team. EMDR training is offered in over twenty cities in Brazil, as well as advanced courses. Esly served the first two terms as EMDR Iberoamérica (EMDR IBA) president (2007-2010/2010-2013), the regional EMDR association for Latin America. Her first training approach was in Psychodrama and Esly was approved, with distinction, as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama in the US. She was also honored as a Fellow of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. Due to her husband’s duties, Esly lived in many countries in Latin America: Ecuador, Bolivia, and then in Colorado Spring, Dallas, and finally Brazil. She is a native speaker of English and Portuguese, and speaks and trains in Spanish as well. An international trainer and speaker in great demand, Esly has published books and articles about the use of EMDR and the integration of Psychodrama. She has been presenting workshops in the US more recently, with the Creative EMDR protocols she developed and teaches practical ways for EMDR therapists to help their clients. Her commitment is to help people overcome the challenges of life, so often brought on by traumas and adverse experiences. Esly married a Canadian widower 28 years ago, who was raised in China and spent 30 years in Ecuador; she has a grown daughter who recently moved to Canada after doing a Ph.D in the US, also a clinical psychologist; and Esly loves those grandchildren! In This Episode * Esly's English Website ( http://www.plazacounselingservices.com/ ) * Esly's Portugese Website ( http://traumaclinic.com.br/ ) * Connect with Esly on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/DoutoraEslyCarvalho/ ) * Francine Shapiro ( https://www.amazon.com/Francine-Shapiro/e/B004MZKY1E/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 ) , EMDR * Jacob T. Moreno ( https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1&rh=p_27%3AZerka+T.+Moreno+Jacob+L.+Moreno&s=relevancerank&text=Zerka+T.+Moreno+Jacob+L.+Moreno ) , psychodrama Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jul 06, 2020
Episode 463: Abi Blakeslee, Ph.D. The Way of Somatic Experiencing
44:14
Abi Blakeslee, SEP, CMT, MFT, Ph.D., integrates Somatic Experiencing with clinical research, the psychobiological principles of attachment, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic bodywork in her practice and teaching. She has ( https://www.abiblakeslee.com/dissertation/ ) conducted original research ( https://www.abiblakeslee.com/dissertation/ ) on the role of implicit memory in Somatic Experiencing with a committee that included Dr. Daniel Siegel. Dr. Blakeslee holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling and Depth Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Clinical and Somatic Psychology. She is interested in the intersection between neuroscience, current trauma research, and the psychobiological principles of Somatic Experiencing. She works with individuals, couples, children, and families and treats a broad base of issues. *In This Episode* * Abi’s website ( https://www.abiblakeslee.com/ ) * Peter Levine ( https://www.amazon.com/Peter-A-Levine/e/B001JS4POY/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 ) * Be Here Now ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0517543052/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0517543052&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=793afc32e30021fb667061b5bd653bf6&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Ram Dass * Stephen Porges ( https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-W-Porges/e/B004APVV3G/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 ) * How Do You Feel?: An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/069115676X/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=069115676X&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=f596c17d89d199d5f11dfac31a604ba5&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , A. D. (Bud) Craig * Somatic Experiencing Institute ( https://traumahealing.org/learn-se/ ) * Find an SE practitioner ( https://directory.traumahealing.org/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jul 01, 2020
Episode 462: Michael Salter. Women, Complex Trauma, and The Need For Recognition
36:32
Associate Professor Michael Salter is a criminologist and Scientia Fellow at the University of New South Wales, where he undertakes research on child sexual exploitation, complex trauma and gendered violence. He is the author of Organised Sexual Abuse (Routledge, 2013) which examines the narratives of adults who were sexually abused by groups of perpetrators as children, and Crime Justice and Social Media (Routledge, 2017), which details how social media and the internet is impacting sexual offences and discussions about them. He sits on the board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, who awarded him the 2018 Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement. He is a national and international consultant to child protection agencies including the Australian Child Abuse Prevention Service and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. He is also a practicing Buddhist and has taught a weekly meditation class at his local temple for the last ten years, and he lives in Sydney with his husband and cat. *In This Episode* * Michael at UNSW ( https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/associate-professor-michael-alan-salter ) * Article: A deep wound under my heart”: Constructions of complex trauma and implications for women’s wellbeing and safety from violence ( https://www.anrows.org.au/publication/a-deep-wound-under-my-heart-constructions-of-complex-trauma-and-implications-for-womens-wellbeing-and-safety-from-violence/ ). * Women's Trauma Recovery Centre ( https://womenstraumacentre.wordpress.com/support/ ) * Michael on Twitter: *@mike_salter* Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 29, 2020
Episode 461: Shari Botwin, LCSW. Breaking The Silence
35:28
Shari Botwin, LCSW has been counseling survivors of all types of trauma in her Cherry Hill, New Jersey private practice for over twenty-two years. Her second book, " Thriving After Trauma: Stories of Living and Healing (Rowman & Littlefield, November 4, 2020)" addresses readers who have experienced trauma or loss due to a variety of experiences--whether abuse, accidents or injury. A huge-thank you to my sponsors for making this episode happen: CPTSD Foundation ( https://cptsdfoundation.org/ ) CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey. Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute ( https://sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/ ) Do you struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience? Learn a comprehensive approach to conceptualize your clients’ concerns. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uniquely includes the body in therapy as both a source of information and target for intervention…because words are not enough. Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy. Visit Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute online at sensorimotor.org ( https://sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/ ) today Shari shows, through personal stories, how many who have experienced the worst kinds of trauma have managed to move on and thrive beyond their experiences. She has given Keynote presentations at a variety of universities and professional conferences and has also provided commentary on a variety of international media platforms; including, ABC, NBC, CBS, CTV, Radio Europe, The Associated Press, The New York Times and Prevention Magazine. She has written features for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Thrive Global, Medium, The Toronto Star and Huffington Post. *In This Episode* * Shari's Website ( http://www.sharibotwin.com/ ) * Shari's services ( http://www.sharibotwin.com/services-offered.html ) * Contact Shari ( http://www.sharibotwin.com/contact.html ) * Connect with Shari on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/shari.botwin ) * The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143127748/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0143127748&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=d29a02baa376a2e9a464373b0ad6f9f7&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143127748/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=0143127748&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=d29a02baa376a2e9a464373b0ad6f9f7&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) Bessel van der Kolk, MD * The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1580058809/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=1580058809&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=3815d3a89b8c770bb5e8dae603a818e2&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Abigail Pesta * RAINN ( https://www.rainn.org/ ) * Sidran Institute ( https://www.sidran.org/ ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 25, 2020
Episode 460: Johanna Lynn. Epigenetics and Inheretid Trauma
33:34
Johanna is the founder of The Family Imprint Institute ( https://johannalynn.ca/ ) She’s fascinated by what parents share with their children, the invisible stuff passed along in their very DNA. Her superpower is listening like a detective to the facts of her client’s family history, the words they use to describe their challenges lead her to where they need to begin to work offering up freedom, insight and new perspectives. Our earliest experiences, while we don’t consciously remember them, have a profound influence on how we live our lives *.* Johanna works with what the body remembers and the knowledge that we are more than our own individual experiences. If you’ve just been working with your client’s present struggles, you are only working with part of the story. The new science of epigenetics and inherited family trauma shows us that often what we struggle most with inside our relationships, health challenges, habitual patterns or our success often lives in our family’s experiences. *In This Episode* * Johanna's Website ( https://johannalynn.ca/ ) * Connect with Johanna on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/johannalynn.ca/ ) * It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1101980389/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=1101980389&ie=UTF8&slinkCode=as2&slinkId=6572217ac508f2a5c236fc1a27d5adb1&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Mark Wolynn * Dani Shapiro ( https://www.amazon.com/Dani-Shapiro/e/B000AP9218/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 )  Trauma Therapist | 2.0. a community for new trauma therapists. If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you. Check it out here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0: https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/community/trauma2/ ( https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/community/trauma2/?fbclid=IwAR2mHTUqjAJ9ZOgP0_tPjE_EqZDVmxHsYEC-OyyjZIEsNM7kA4p2Wq28IyA ) Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 22, 2020
Episode 459: April Harter. Racism and Trauma
54:50

Today I’m joined by April Harter who has made it her mission to help people understand where their racism is originating from. As a community and as a world we find ourselves in incredibly tense times, and yet times which are also creating opportunities for cultural and societal awareness around the topic of equality and racism. This episode is hopefully a small drop of water in that ocean.

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April is a former medical social worker, where she provided counseling to her patients and their family members to help them cope with the trauma of medical emergencies in the state of Texas. She later moved to Colorado and started her private practice to serve QTPOC patients with a history of racial trauma. After having worked with QTPOC, she decided to help prevent racism in society by working with white clients as a coach using the Racist Signature Theory. Finally, she opened up the Racism Recovery Center to provide psychotherapy for the treatment of racism.

 

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Jun 18, 2020
Episode 458: The Kavanagh Sisters. Standing Up And Speaking Out
51:08

Sometimes after I do these interviews, I have to stop and really think about what I'm doing. I mean, with this job I've chosen. On the one hand, as we all know, this topic of trauma, is nothing short of devastating. Sometimes the interviews are challenging and stories can be hard to listen to.And yet at the same time, after almost all of the interviews I do, I walk away completely inspired, energized by the strength of my guests, and also truly hopeful with the courage of the human spirit.


Today's episode truly encapsulates each of those elements. And it was an interview that really did bring me back to center and made me realize (again!) that I'm in the right place and doing what I love.


The Kavanagh Sisters were born into a large family of ten children in the mid-1950’s and 1960’s in a disadvantaged area of Dublin, where their father sexually abused each of them for over two decades. In 1989 they made the decision to bring charges against their father and, in 1990, the Irish state took a successful case against him and he was convicted and sentenced to a term of seven years and was released having served five years.


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In 1992 the sisters took part in a groundbreaking RTE documentary series entitled Tuesday File, Silent Scream (produced by Moya Doherty). Up to that point, RTE programmes on child abuse always had the interviewee’s face hidden and voices distorted, but my guests openly volunteered to share their story and despite the attempted injunction by their imprisoned father, the documentary was aired on RTE in October 1992.


The programme won a Jacobs Award in 1992 and early the next year the sisters were nominated for the Harvey’s/Sunday Independent Irish Women of the Year. This program also went on to be used as a training tool for professions dealing with abuse victims and won the US National Women’s Studies Association Award in 1994.

 

 

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Jun 15, 2020
Episode 457: Dr. Pauline Thompson. The Courage and Healing of Our Own Truth
42:34

Dr. Pauline Thompson is a US Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) in the Nuclear Repair division, during the 1988 Persian Gulf conflict. Subsequent to her service, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at DeSales University and a PhD in Psychology from Temple University. 

 

Pauline has a way of identifying, and cogently articulating, that most crucial element in the work of psychotherapy: the importance of the self-awareness of the therapist. Because it is this which dictates the foundation of the therapeutic relationship, and thus the course of healing.

  

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Pauline is a critical community health psychologist and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Penn State Brandywine campus. For more than 20 years, she’s been involved in community-based research and development with an emphasis on alternative understandings of mental health and social, emotional, and physical wellbeing and health. Her work spans the globe, working with refugee, migrant, and Indigenous Peoples, with 10 years living in New Zealand and six years in Australia to the USA. 

 

She’s spent the last 12 years using the cultural safety model to educate health and human service professionals to work with clients who are different to themselves. Current projects include: working with reconciliation strategist Ulysses Slaughter on a reconciliation process between the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia MOVE organization; and the New Integration Accommodations project, a community-focused cultural transformation and sustainability initiative in collaboration with Ulysses Slaughter at the Chester Housing Authority. The 3rd Edition of her award-winning, co-authored book, Healthcare and Indigenous Australians: Cultural Safety in Practice, was recently released (April, 2019). Dr. Thompson is currently writing a cultural safety book for the US context. 

 


Pauline’s quote


Every academic discipline has its technical nomenclature, and modern psychology has a word that is used, probably, more than any other. It is the word maladjusted. This word is the ringing cry of modern child psychology. Certainly all of us want to live a well-adjusted life in order to avoid the neurotic personality. But I say to you, there are certain things within our social order to which I am proud to be maladjusted and to which I call upon all men of good will to be maladjusted.


--Excerpt from Martin Luther King on June 6, 1961 at Lincoln University. Read full text here.


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Jun 08, 2020
Episode 456: Pat Ogden, PhD. Working With Trauma From The Bottom Up.
37:12

Pat Ogden, PhD is back and I have to say, I did it! I think I’ve done my best interview, yet, with her! (Not that this is the best interview that she’s done. I’m not saying that.)  


I feel this is a really good one in that we go into a lot of detail about one particular case of Pat’s, and my goal here was to highlight the use of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, (SPI), rather than simply talk about it in general terms.


Pat is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both Founder and Education Director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. 


She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of the book, Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues.  


Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, adolescents and families with colleagues.


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SPI is hosting a live webcast, Thursday, June 11, 2020.


Understanding and Addressing Hopelessness and Helplessness through the lens of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy


The last several months have been disorienting for all; in the midst of so many of us living in fear of both the virus and its economic consequences, the United States is once again shaken as cities erupt amidst feelings of anger, anxiety, hopelessness and despair. 


Join Dr. Bonnie Goldstein with discussant Dr. Pat Ogden, creator of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, for a special webinar on exploring ways to collaboratively address hopelessness, helplessness and despair amidst arduous complications and challenges. 

We will deconstruct the negative or self-defeating messages our clients say to themselves while concomitantly addressing damaging messages implicitly and/or explicitly directed towards our clients. 


Dr. Goldstein will explore the particular challenges therapists face when working with our younger clients, adolescents and young adults, fostering resilience in the face of uncertainty. Dr. Ogden will offer a wider understanding of the issues of hopelessness, helplessness, and vulnerability with an adult population.


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Jun 04, 2020
Episode 455: Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT. Yoga For Trauma Recovery
36:05

Lisa Danylchuk, LMFT, E-RYT returns to The Trauma Therapist | Podcast!

Lisa is an author, licensed psychotherapist, and yoga teacher-trainer specializing in bringing yoga into trauma treatment, and she first joined me back on episode 33 of the podcast. 


Lisa is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard University, and is the founder of the Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery in Oakland, CA, and creator of the Yoga for Trauma (Y4T) Online Training Program. 

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Lisa has authored three books: Yoga for Trauma Recovery: Theory, Philosophy, and Practice (2019), Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress (2015), and How You Can Heal: A Strength Based Guide to Trauma Recovery (2017), and is a contributing editor for Best Practices for Yoga for Veterans, published by the Yoga Service Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors and the UN Task Force for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and was recently elected to serve as Secretary for the organization. 


Lisa is a leader in the movement to incorporate yoga into trauma treatment, she has trained yoga and mental health professionals around the world, and she presents her work internationally. 


She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and when she’s not writing or traveling, you’ll likely find her climbing mountains and running trails in nearby parks.


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Jun 01, 2020
Episode 454: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD. Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak with Dignity: The Marginalized Populations
35:52

Today we conclude the series, Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak, with none other than Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis.


Thema, a repeat guest on this podcast, is a light of hope for all of us. Watch this interview and you'll feel it. Thema is a licensed psychologist, ordained minister, and sacred artist who has worked nationally and globally to provide relief and empowerment to marginalized persons.


Dr. Thema, a professor at Pepperdine University, is a past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women. Her contributions to psychological research, policy, and practice have been honored by national and regional psychological associations.

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Dr. Thema earned her doctorate from Duke University, completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center, and is a past American Psychological Association representative to the United Nations.


She has served as a mental health media consultant for numerous print, radio, and television media outlets, including but not limited to the Huffington Post, NPR, CBS, Oxygen, CNN, BET, TV One, Lifetime, and We TV.


Using artistic expression, spirituality, psychology and culture, Dr. Bryant-Davis is an internationally recognized lecturer, performer, and minister. She has presented at conferences, universities, churches, community centers, schools and prisons throughout the United States as well as in South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Dr. Bryant-Davis is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She leads a community mental health bible study at Walker Temple AME Church in Los Angeles and lives by words from her mother, Rev. Cecelia Williams Bryant, who states “God is speaking. My life is God’s vocabulary.”


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May 28, 2020
Episode 453: Suzi Rutti, LISW-S. Working With Kids and Trauma
33:38

Suzi Rutti, MSW, LISW-S, is a Clinical Social Worker that works with children, adolescents and adults of all ages, and specializes in the treatment of complex PTSD, dissociation/dissociative disorders, preverbal trauma, sexual violence, childhood abuse, traumatic birth experience, intimate partner violence, secondary trauma, and other adverse life experiences.  

She owns and operates Rutti Counseling & Consultation, LLC in Columbus, Ohio, and is a co-owner of the Ohio Institute for Trauma and Wellness, LLC and the Central Ohio EMDR Connection, LLC.  

Suzi is a faculty member with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness and provides EMDR therapy training and advanced EMDR therapy training in Central Ohio.  

She founded the Secondary Trauma: Awareness, Resilience and Support (STARS) group in 2016, and is passionate about supporting professionals who work with trauma survivors. Suzi believes in the importance of making high quality trauma treatment accessible to all communities, and has presented to numerous local and national audiences on a variety of topics relevant to the impact of trauma and how best to support survivors.

 

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May 25, 2020
Episode 452: Sarah Peyton. Truth Not Trauma
34:36

Today I welcome back one of my favorites--Sarah Peyton.


We conclude our series with this fourth and final episode, Truth Not Trauma. 


Sarah Peyton is Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and teaches people how language changes relationship and the brain. 

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Sarah works with audiences internationally to create a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and writes about and teaches people how words change and heal us.


Her special interest is the way that difficult events impact our automatic brain patterning, and how to transform our tendencies toward self-criticism into self-warmth. Her first book,“Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing,” is coming out from Norton Publishing.


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May 18, 2020
Episode 451: Angi Yoder-Maina. Sitting Back, Listening, and Holding Space
35:51

Angi Yoder-Maina is one of those people.


She’s one of those people who after you get through talking to, you walk away feeling lighter, more inspired, and that you, too can change the world. She’s one of those people I love having on the podcast.


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Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.


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Angi Yoder-Maina is the Executive Director of a local Kenyan NGO called Green String Network (GSN) based in Nairobi, Kenya. GSN’s programs create opportunities for people currently in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan at the most local level to learn about the effects of trauma, begin to heal and come together as a community to plan community-wide activities and structures to support further healing, and reconciliation.    


Angi is finalizing her Applied Conflict Transformation Studies Doctoral at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Her dissertation is: “Wellbeing and Resilience: A Grounded Theory using a Trauma-Informed Lens for a Healing-Centered Peacebuilding Approach". The Wellbeing and Resilience approach is a trauma-informed practice-based approach, which GSN is applying currently in the Horn of Africa.

 

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May 11, 2020
Episode 450: Christine Forner. Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak with Dignity
35:08

We continue with the series, Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak, with Christine Forner (B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Registered Social Worker).

Christine, who specializes in the intersection of mindfulness and trauma dissociation, shares her insights on managing within the context of the current pandemic. 

She began her career early starting as a volunteer at the age of 16 at a crisis line for Teens. She has worked at The Calgary Sexual Assault Centre, Wheatland Crisis Shelter for survivors of domestic violence and in 1998 Christine started her clinical experience at The Calgary Women’s Health Collective. 

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 Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.

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Since 2011, Christine has worked in her own private practice which specializes in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. She has over twenty years experience working with individuals with Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Traumatic Dissociation, Developmental Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, with specialized training in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Meditation techniques, Neurofeedback and Havening. 

Christine is the current clinical supervisor at Waypoints Sexual Assault Centre in Fort McMurry, Alberta and teaches locally and at an international level on the issue of dissociation, complex trauma, and the intersection of dissociation and mindfulness. 

Christine was the treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (2011-2012) and was the President of the ISSTD in 2019. 

As well as being a board member she is also a member of the Conference Committee and for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Christine has spent the last 15 years working on methods of meditation that are affective for persons who have Complex Posttraumatic Disorder and Dissociative Disorders. She is the author of Dissociation, Mindfulness and Creative Meditations: Trauma informed practices to facilitate growth (Routledge, 2017).

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May 07, 2020
Episode 449: Eduardo Duran, PhD. Healing Moral Injury
40:31

Eduardo Duran is back.


Eduardo is one of the foremost authorities on working with veterans and Native populations around the subjects of war and healing soul wounds. 


Eduardo was born in northern New Mexico and at age 14 his family relocated to California. He worked in the fields as a migrant farm worker and at age 17 enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for 6 years on board submarines and other vessels during the Vietnam war. Once he was discharged he became interested in psychology and began his studies and at the same time began working for the Navy as an engineering psychologist.


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Dr. Eduardo Duran has been working as a clinical psychologist for over two decades. Much of his clinical and research work has concentrated on working with the legacy of historical trauma, which is the trauma that occurs in families and is then passed on to the following generation unless the trauma or soul wounding is dealt with.


Through that process he has learned that wounding of the spirit has been endured by most people in the world and the lessons learned from this work is relevant to most people presenting with therapeutic issues.


Dr. Duran has served as a professor of psychology in several graduate settings and continues to teach, and lecture in community settings all over the world.

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May 04, 2020
Episode 448: Kate Hudgins. Managing in the Midst of The Current Outbreak with Spontaneity & Creativity
43:15

I’m very excited to have Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP, as my guest today.

Kate is all about experiential therapy, and specifically psychodrama. Experiential therapy, as you’ll learn in this interview, involves a certain immediacy from the people involved. It demands courage from both the client and therapist, and it has an incredible power to heal.

Kate is an inspirational leader and a stellar trainer known worldwide for her innovative model of safe and effective trauma treatment.

First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!

CPTSD Foundation.org provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

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Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.

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Recognized as an international expert and author on trauma, Kate brings rigorous clinical training in psychology, psychodrama, and experiential psychotherapy as well as cross-cultural and indigenous learning and her own life experience.

Along with Francesca Toscani, M.Ed., TEP, Dr. Kate has developed, refined, and taught the Therapeutic Spiral Model, the healing method for survivors of trauma, in 35 countries and counting. She has been an experiential psychotherapist and trainer for more than 40 years, bringing spontaneity, creativity and healing to people who have experienced trauma in many settings. 

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Apr 30, 2020
Episode 447: Pat Ogden, PhD. Managing in The Midst of An Outbreak
34:00

We continue the series, Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak, with none other than Pat Ogden, PhD, a pioneer in somatic psychology and both Founder and Education Director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances.


In this interview Pat shares her thoughts on how this pandemic, and the trauma associated with it, is impacting us not only on an individual level, but on a global scale, as well. She shares her thoughts 0n the importance of recognizing our body's responses and reactions as a means of regulating our nervous system, when we find ourselves in the center of anxiety. 

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Do you struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience?


Learn a comprehensive approach to conceptualize your clients’ concerns. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uniquely includes the body in therapy as both a source of information and target for intervention…because words are not enough.


Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.


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at sensorimotor.org today


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Pat is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, adolescents and families with colleagues.


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Apr 27, 2020
Episode 446: Peter Bernstein, PhD. Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak With Authenticity
40:28

Today we continue with the special series, Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak, with my guest Peter M. Bernstein, PhD, and I couldn't be more honored.


Peter, who was first on the podcast in episode 91, shares his story and his story truly embodies journey of authenticity. I recall first interviewing Peter and being inspired by what he's overcome to do the work he ---does. 

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Peter is founder and director of the Bernstein Institute. As a coach, mentor, educator and trainer, Peter has almost 50 years of experience providing relief and recovery from trauma and emotional and physical pain


Peter's unique approach utilizes a combination of coaching, mentoring and bodywork to offer hope and healing through transformative resilience.


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Apr 23, 2020
Episode 445: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD. Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak with Creativity
41:41

Today, we continue with the series, Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak, with my guest today, Cathy Malchiodi. 


Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, REAT is a leading international expert, writer, and educator in the fields of art therapy, expressive arts therapy, trauma and arts in healthcare. 


In this interview Cathy brings to our current situation of shelter-in-place and quarantine, a breath of fresh air in the form of authenticity and the suggestion that this experience has presented us with the fact that this is an opportunity for us to learn of different ways to cope. 

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Cathy is a psychologist, a Board Certified and Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and has had over 30 years of experience and education in trauma intervention and disaster relief and integrative approaches to health. 


She is the founder, director and lead faculty member of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, and her most recent book is titled, Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body, and Imagination in the Healing Process.


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Apr 20, 2020
Episode 444: Michele Solloway, PhD. The Power of Somatic Experiencing
45:57

Today my guest is the inspiring Michele Solloway, PhD.


Michele is a nationally certified healing arts practitioner with training in somatic therapy, polarity and craniosacral therapies, and energy medicine. She is on the board of directors for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, an organization founded by Dr. Peter Levine and dedicated to the development, training and dissemination of somatic therapy. 

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Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.


For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit

https://traumahealing.org/kser


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Michele Solloway has a particular interest in working with professional service providers who are at high risk for secondary or vicarious trauma. She also has over 25 years’ experience as a health services researcher with a focus on child and family health, vulnerable populations, federal and state health policy, and most recently childhood trauma and integrative medicine. Her practice is based on core values of service and living her passion.


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Apr 13, 2020
Episode 443: Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MFT. Managing inThe Midst of The Current Outbreak
38:38

Today we continue with the series Managing in the Midst of The Current Outbreak, and my guest is the incredible Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT.


Manuela is a licensed Somatic Psychotherapist. She is an International teacher of psychology and trains health professionals in California, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Europe and starting in China next year. When I began putting this series together, Manuela was right there at the top of the list. She has a way of explaining concepts about therapy that always bring us back to that most important element--human beingness.

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Learn a comprehensive approach to conceptualize your clients’ concerns. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uniquely includes the body in therapy as both a source of information and target for intervention…because words are not enough.


Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.


Visit Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute online today at: http://sensorimotor.org


CPTSD Foundation 


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.


Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/

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Manuela co-directs and teaches at the Hakomi Institute of California that hosts her trauma training: From Trauma to Dharma. (starts again in April 2016) This training integrates current neuroscience of trauma theory, somatic and mindfulness-based interventions with dharmic teachings and embodied meditation practices.


In addition Manuela has trained in various methods of working with trauma (e.g.Somatic Experiencing) and counseled survivors of political oppression, torture and trauma for the past 25 years.


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Apr 09, 2020
Episode 442: Mica Gonzalez, PhD. Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak
35:00

Mica Gonzalez, PhD. Managing in The Midst of COVID-19

Today we continue with our series on Managing during the current outbreak with my guest, Dr. Mica Gonzalez.


Mica is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Family First Psychotherapy in Oakland, California and he specializes in helping anxious, aggressive, and hyper kids and their stressed out parents. 


When I queried people about who they wanted to hear from for this series, Mica’s name came up. And when you listen to this interview, you’ll understand why. Mica has an amazing way of articulating concepts about early child development and therapy while at that same time conveying a sense of groundedness and calm. Perfect for this series!


Note: Mica is hosting a free webinar April 8th at 10:30 am PST on Developing resilience in uncertain times.

Register for it here. Developing resilience in uncertain times.

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Send your licensed therapist text, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to. Even if it’s on the way to work! You don’t have to make appointments or deal with extra commutes. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule.


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Mica received his doctoral degree from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and trained in a variety of settings, including a middle school, an adult day treatment facility, and home-visiting early intervention programs. He is trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, a trauma-informed approach to early intervention, and has an endorsement as an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist from the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health.


Mica also provides online early parenting education through his blog and website, The Good Enough Parents.  


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Apr 06, 2020
Episode 441: Sharon Salzberg. Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak
37:54

Today, we continue with the series Managing in The Midst of The Outbreak, with Sharon Salzberg, New York Times Best selling author and teacher of Buddhist meditation practices in the West. 

In 1974, Sharon co-founded the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. 


First a giant thank-you to my sponsors:

 

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Do you struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience?/

 

Learn a comprehensive approach to conceptualize your clients’ concerns. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uniquely includes the body in therapy as both a source of information and target for intervention…because words are not enough./

 

Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.

 

Visit Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute online today at:  http://sensorimotor.org

 

 CPTSD Foundation 

 

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

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Sharon’s emphasis is on vipassanā (insight) and mettā (loving-kindness) methods, and she’s been leading meditation retreats around the world for over three decades.  Her books include Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, and Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program.


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Apr 02, 2020
Episode 440: Fran S. Waters, LMFT. Managing in The Midst of COVID-19
41:36

Today we continue with the series, Managing in The Midst of COVID-19. 

My guest today, Fran Waters is one of those therapists you wish you had: She’s funny, warm, creative and super smart.

In this interview we talk about the global impacts of trauma and how to manage during this unprecedented time, as well as explore how the trauma of this experience is impacting individuals and therapists alike.


First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors for this episode:

Gould Farm


Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.


In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, we help adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives. Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.


To learn more visit: https://www.gouldfarm.org

Somatic Experiencing


Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.

For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


Fran S. Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT, is an internationally recognized trainer and consultant in the field of childhood trauma, abuse, and dissociation. As an invited presenter, she has conducted extensive training programs nationally and internationally ranging from a day to 5 days in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America, and North America. She is the author of  Healing the Fractured Child: Diagnosis and Treatment of Youth With Dissociation, and past president of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSTD). She is a Fellow of the ISSTD, and received ISSTD's Presidential Award and Cornelia Wilbert Award, the Media Award from American Professional Society on Abuse of Children for her 3 Part DVD on Trauma and Dissociation of Children, and the William Friedrich Memorial Child Sexual Abuse Research, Assessment and/or Treatment Award from Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. She maintains a private practice in Marquette, MI.


Fran is an internationally recognized trainer and consultant in the field of childhood trauma, abuse, and dissociation and has conducted extensive training programs nationally and internationally ranging from a day to 5 days in Europe, Africa, Australia, South America, and North America. 


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Mar 30, 2020
Episode 439: Janina Fisher, PhD. Managing in The Midst of COVID-19
33:51

I hope you're continuing to stay healthy during these times.


Today my guest is the incomparable Janina Fisher, PhD.


This is the third in the series, Managing in The Midst of COVID-19, (listen to Bruce Perry here and Peter Levine here).


When I reached out to the Trauma Therapist | 2.0 community to ask them who they’d like to hear from for this series, Janina’s name (not surprisingly) came up quickly.


I’ve been fortunate to have been trained by Janina during my Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1 and Level 2 trainings, and be a member of one of her consultation groups. Her knowledge of trauma is inspiring and her humor is non-stop. She’s incredible.


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CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.


Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

Somatic Experiencing


Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


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Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference Series, the EMDR International Association Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin, University of Westminster in London, the Psychotraumatology Institute of Europe, and the Esalen Institute. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of research and treatment and how to introduce these newer trauma treatment paradigms in traditional therapeutic approaches.

  

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Trauma Therapist | 2.0. a community for new trauma therapists

If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you.

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Mar 26, 2020
Episode 438: Peter Levine, PhD. Managing in The Midst of COVID-19
36:19

Today in this second of the series, Managing in The Midst of COVID-19, (listen to Bruce Perry’s interview here) my guest is Dr. Peter A. Levine.

Peter received his PhD in medical biophysics from the University of California in Berkeley and also holds a doctorate in psychology from International University. 

He has worked in the field of stress and trauma for over 40 years and is the developer of the Somatic Experiencing® method. 

Peter’s original contribution to the field of Body-Psychotherapy was honored in 2010 when he received the Lifetime Achievement award from the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP). 

That same year he also received the honorary Reis Davis Chair in Child Psychiatry for his innovative contribution to therapy for children and adolescents. 

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Mar 23, 2020
Episode 437: Gould Farm. A Model of Compassionate and Holistic Healing
47:06

Gould Farm. A Model of Compassionate and Holistic Healing. 


Gould Farm is a unique and pioneering refuge for people with mental disorders…a place where respect and relationship, work and friends, are central to the healing process. We need many more such places in the world.”  

— Dr. Oliver Sacks

 

Founded in 1913, Gould Farm is the first residential community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health challenges move toward recovery, health, and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical support. Within this safe, family-like community made up of guests, staff, families and volunteers, all members are accepted, respected and celebrated as individuals.

We work with adults who are living with mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar and schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia. Gould Farm provides a safe environment in which everyone feels accepted and trusted while also being held to high expectations as a productive, working member of the community. Guests are empowered to share their many talents with the community and are also given the opportunity to learn and practice new skills in a supported environment.

Guests work with the clinical team to optimize their medications, build compensatory strategies to manage the symptoms of their illness, and create resiliency in work and social contexts. Through a stepped progression, symptoms improve, real-life skills are learned, and a sense of worth and hope is recovered that allows the individual to build the strength and confidence to move towards greater independence and recovery.

Gould Farm offers a continuum of services including supported transition out of residential treatment and an extended community in both the Berkshires and the Boston area.

 


Lisanne Finston, Executive Director



Lisanne came to Gould Farm after 20 years serving as Executive Director of an innovative anti-hunger organization serving people with mental health and addiction challenges in N.J. She received her MSW from Rutgers University and her Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.


Lisanne values the pioneering model practiced at Gould Farm that blends old fashioned, life-enhancing work, with the best in clinical practices to support healing and recovery. From the Farm to Fellside, she loves being a part of this community and seeing people regain a sense of purpose and widen their circle of support for the journey. 


 

Jane Linsley, Clinical Director


Jane has been working in the field of mental health and addictions for over 30 years, and on the Gould Farm Clinical Team since 2004. She has been Clinical Director of the team since 2006.


A graduate of Smith School for Social Work, Jane is licensed in social work and addictions, with additional certifications in both Trauma and Women’s Relational Theory of Mental Health. 


Jane has as an on-going passion for beneficial new therapies and work in the area of mental health care, as well as an on-going, and long-standing, passion for how people relate to issues of inclusion and the shame resulting from stigma – both for the individual and as a culture.

Being part of a multifaceted team is for her both a privilege and a boon, especially the opportunities it allows to explore and introduce the exciting principles of therapies like Open Dialogue, which enhance the Gould Farm network of support around Guests.


She especially values the opportunity working at Gould Farm gives her to work with Guests as they recover from whatever crisis brought them to the Farm and for the way in which the use of her skills, expertise and experience in Gould Farm’s residential setting allows her to accompany people as they grow and change in their individual recovery. She is privileged too in the way her work with both staff and Guests challenges her to personally grow and change.

 

 

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Trauma Therapist | 2.0. a community for new trauma therapists.

If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you.

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Mar 19, 2020
Episode 436: Bruce Perry, MD, PhD. Staying Emotionally Close In The Time of COVID-19
34:36

Dr. Bruce Perry is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist. 

He is senior fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. 

In addition to having written more than two hundred scientific articles, Dr. Perry has coauthored with Maia Szalavitz two books for general audiences: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook and Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential — and Endangered.

 

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 Trauma Therapist | 2.0. a community for new trauma therapists.

If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you. 

Check it out here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0



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Mar 19, 2020
Episode 435: Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Member Spotlight. Diana Lea Baranovich
36:24

Today on the podcast a Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member spotlight with Diana Lea Baranovich. Trauma Therapist | 2.0 is my online membership community that helps support, educate and inspire new trauma therapists.


Diana is an American who has lived in Malaysia for the past 12 years. Along with being a full-time professor and research supervisor at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, she also runs a very busy private psychotherapy practice where she specializes in traumatized children, at-risk youth and families in transition.


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First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors for making this podcast happen:

Gould Farm


Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.


In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, we help adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives. Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.


To learn more visit: https://www.gouldfarm.org


Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences.

For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


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Diana is also an adoption and family reunification specialist. Many forms of therapy are incorporated into her work such as play, dance, art and sand tray. 


Diana has published many articles and presented journal papers and experiential workshops at international conventions throughout Asia and the Middle East. Her first book, Understanding and Caring for the Hurt Child was published by Pearson in 2013. Her second book, Understanding and Mentoring the Hurt Teenager was published by Partridge Publishers was published in 2017. Her third book – Bonding Through Play was published by Pearson in 2019.


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Trauma Therapist | 2.0 is my online membership community for new trauma therapists.


If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you.


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Mar 16, 2020
Episode 434: Megan Hillukka. The Loss of A Child
38:44

Today on the podcast, an incredibly tragic subject, the loss of a child, though ultimately one that is profoundly inspiring. My guest, Megan Hillukka encourages and supports grieving mothers to recognize that despite having gone through an unimaginable experience, that life is not over for them. Megan, herself, is a grieving mother, with 6 children, 5 of whom are still alive. 


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First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors for this episode:


CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc


Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences.

For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


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Megan experienced PTSD after finding her daughter, Aria, when she died, and since that experience, she’s done the work to find healing in her brain and in her life. Because of this, Megan wants everyone to know that PTSD is not a life sentence, and that healing is possible.

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Trauma Therapist | 2.0. a community for new trauma therapists.

If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you. 

Check it out here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0

 



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations
Mar 12, 2020
Episode 433: Jeannette Dijkstra. Breaking The Secret
32:28

At the age of 12 my guest today, Jeannette Dijkstra was raped at a campsite. A life ruled by this trauma lay ahead. Jeannette managed to grow up and had a good job in the OR in an academic hospital. At the age of 40 she started her training as a therapist, with a transpersonal specialization. More and more her own traumatic experience became important, but no therapist could ever help her


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Talkspace

Talkspace online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to make lasting change in your life with the support of a licensed therapist.Send your licensed therapist text, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to.


Even if it’s on the way to work! You don’t have to make appointments or deal with extra commutes. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule.


As a listener of the The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace by going to Talkspace.com and using the code TRAUMATHERAPIST

 

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.


SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences.

For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


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Now, most often, Jeannette's clients are victims of sexual abuse and she continues to search for good trauma training. Jeannette was very lucky to find a good teacher and recently she finished her study as a trauma-sexologist. 

 

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Mar 09, 2020
Episode 432: Guy Macpherson, PhD. Self-Belief. Yes, Please
33:10

Lack of self-belief, or self-esteem, or confidence? Who me?


I've been doing this podcast for a few years now and I think each month I can feel myself able gaining a bit more courage and able to peel back the layers and share the things about myself that maybe aren't the easiest to share, or that maybe aren't the qualities that you'd (or I'd!) most want people to see.


I often talk about how when I stepped into graduate school I knew from the get go that I wanted to focus on trauma and become a trauma therapist, and that I thought the way to do that was to read everything I could or go to every conference I could and so forth.


What I neglected to realize was the importance of who I was within the context of trauma treatment, of working with those who'd been impacted by trauma.


It wasn't that I didn't realize the importance of me, or authenticity or genuineness, in general. Rather it was that I didn't get how integral those qualities were to the actual therapeutic, relationship, healing process. My focus was on bringing all the external knowledge I could find, inside. Essentially, I was leaving myself out of the vital equation, the vital relationship.


First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors for making this podcast happen:

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CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

 

Gould Farm

Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.

In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, we help adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives. Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.

To learn more visit: https://www.gouldfarm.org


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Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis. 


In 2014, while working at a clinic in Northern California, assessing and treating young individuals with early psychosis, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.


The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey. 


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Trauma Therapist | 2.0. a community for new trauma therapists.

If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you.

Check it out here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0: https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/community/trauma2/




Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations
Mar 05, 2020
Episode 431: Craig Heacock, MD. Stories of Hope & Healing
39:15

First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors for this episode:

Gould Farm

Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.

In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, we help adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives. Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.

To learn more visit: https://www.gouldfarm.org

CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc


Dr. Craig Heacock is an adolescent/adult psychiatrist and addiction specialist in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is the host and co-producer of the psychiatric podcast Back from the Abyss, a place for stories of hope and healing, recovery and redemption. 

Dr. Heacock is a co-therapist in the Phase 3 trial of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD and has particular interest in the use of ketamine and other psychedelics to treat severe mood disorders and PTSD. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and did his psychiatry training at Brown University.

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Mar 02, 2020
Episode 430: Mooli Lahad Ph.D. Forging Community Resiliency in Shmona Israel
37:05

The combination of passion for helping those who’ve been impacted by trauma, and the knowledge that comes from working with those who live in a land constantly under threat, is exemplified in this week’s guest, Professor Mooli Lahad. 


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First, a giant thank-you to my sponsors:

CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

 

Somatic Experiencing

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.


SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences. For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


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When you combine a passion for helping those who’ve been impacted by trauma, and the knowledge that comes from working with those who live in a land constantly under threat, you’re speaking about my guest today, Professor Mooli Lahad. 


Dr. Lahad is a senior medical psychologist and has been working with individuals, civilians as well as soldiers, and veterans suffering from PTSD since 1975.


He is the founder and president of the Community Stress Prevention Center in Kiryat Shmona Israel, the oldest center in the world that deals with community as an ecological entity for recovery and healing pre- and post critical incidents.


Dr. Lahad is the author & co-author of 35 books on resiliency and coping from early childhood to old age and has developed the integrative model of coping and resiliency. His most recent work is, The Lonely Ape That Told Himself Stories: The Necessity of Stories for Human Survival (Psychology Research Progress).


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Trauma Therapist | 2.0. a community for new trauma therapists.

If you’re a new trauma therapist and you’re looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you.

Check it out here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0: https://www.thetraumatherapistproject.com/community/trauma2/



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations
Feb 27, 2020
Episode 429: Guy Macpherson, PhD. Behind The Scenes And A New Workshop
36:28

Today it’s about what is going on around here. And by “here,” I mean with the podcast and me and everything. 

In this episode I share with you folks some of my thoughts about doing the podcast, and take you behind the scenes to check out the ins and outs of what it takes to put together a podcast and how I’m still learning thGuy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis. 

Gould Farm 

Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.  

In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, we help adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives. Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.

To learn more visit: https://www.gouldfarm.org

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. 

For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser 

In 2014, while working at a clinic in Northern California, assessing and treating young individuals with early psychosis, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey. 

Trauma Therapist | 2.0. a community for new trauma therapists.

If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you. 

Check it out here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 428: Mark Epstein, MD. Buddhism, Psychotherapy and Trauma
41:00

Today it's about one of the subjects that has always intrigued me on its own--buddhism--but also intrigued me within the context of therapy, and more specifically, trauma. Mark Epstein, M.D. is my guest today. Mark is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy.

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First, a huge thank you to my sponsors for making this podcast happen:

CPTSD Foundation


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.


Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc


Gould Farm


Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.


In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, we help adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives. Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.


To learn more visit: https://www.gouldfarm.org

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Mark's books include Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, Open to Desire, Psychotherapy without the Self and The Trauma of Everyday Life and his latest work, Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself (Penguin Press). He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University.

 

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Trauma Therapist | 2.0. a community for new trauma therapists.

If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you. 

Check it out here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations
Feb 20, 2020
Episode 427: Christian Griffith. Men, Sexual Abuse & The Courage to Heal. (TRIGGER MP3). Men, Sexual Abuse & The Courage to Heal
41:50

My sexual abuse does not define me, it fuels me. I am not a victim, I'm a fighter.

These are the words of my guest today, Christian Griffith.


This interview is a powerful and inspiring one, and it's also one that some might find hard to listen to at times. So please listen with discretion and take care of yourselves.


This interview is also a great example of why I do this podcast: to talk to incredibly courageous people and to help build awareness about the subject of trauma.


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First, a huge thank you to my sponsors for making this podcast happen:

Somatic Experiencing


Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.


For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP

 

Gould Farm


Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.


In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, the staff helps adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives.


Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.


To learn more visit: https://www.gouldfarm.org 


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Christian has completed over 100 races of marathon distance or farther, racing over volcanoes, across deserts, and through tropical jungles and infested swamps, all over the world. He's earned his 50-mile bib at the World's Toughest Mudder on CBS, took a beating on American Ninja Warrior on NBC, and survived hell as a finisher on The Selection: Special Operations Experiment, on History Channel. 

Now, Christian helps to raise money for Help For Children.

HFC has grown from a single fundraising event in NYC to a global foundation that operates in 12 cities in 7 countries, and has just one overriding mission: the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Over the past 20 years they have distributed close to $50 million in grants to organizations who protect and heal children.


 In This Episode


Trauma Therapist | 2.0

If you're a new trauma therapist and you're looking to learn from seasoned professionals and be inspired by other therapists from around the globe, this online community might be for you.


Check it out here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0



Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations
Feb 17, 2020
Episode 426: Sam Himelstein, PhD. Trauma-Informed Mindfulness With Teens
43:17

Dr. Sam Himelstein is back!


We talk a lot on this podcast about the importance and significance of authenticity within the context of working with those who've been impacted by trauma. 


And one of those practitioners who exemplifies this topic in terms of both his knowledge on the subject and the way he integrates his own experience into his work, is Sam Hemelstein.


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First, a huge thank you to my sponsors for helping me keep this podcast afloat!


Talkspace

Online therapy is the most convenient and affordable way to make lasting change in your life with the support of a licensed therapist.

Send your licensed therapist text, audio, picture or video messages from your phone or computer whenever you need to. Even if it’s on the way to work! You don’t have to make appointments or deal with extra commutes. Everything happens within Talkspace’s secure platform, all on your schedule.


As a listener of the The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, you can get $100 off your first month on Talkspace by going to Talkspace.com and using the code TRAUMATHERAPIST.


Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences.

For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


Dr. Sam Himelstein is a youth worker, author, speaker, and licensed psychologist in the state of California. Most of his work has revolved around working with trauma-impacted, juvenile justice-involved, substance-using youth. He is the founder and CEO of the Center for Adolescent Studies, a multi-disciplinary training institute that teaches youth professionals how to build authentic relationships, practice trauma-informed care, and share mindfulness with young people. 


Dr. Himelstein is a formerly incarcerated youth and was privileged to change from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation. He has written three books, the most recent being Trauma-Informed Mindfulness With Teens: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (Norton, 2019), and it's this one which we're focusing on today!


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Feb 10, 2020
Episode 425: Cissy White. The Power & Passion of A Survivor
42:44

First, a huge thank you to my sponsors for making this podcast happen:

CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

 

Gould Farm 

Gould Farm is the first residential therapeutic community in the nation dedicated to helping adults with mental health and related challenges move toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and clinical care.  


In a supportive community environment made up of residents, staff and their families, we help adults begin to rebuild and regain their lives. Gould Farm offers a full continuum of care, with programs in both Boston and Western Massachusetts for those ready for new challenges and structured transition.


To learn more visit: https://www.gouldfarm.org


Cissy White is a trauma-mama writer and joy-stalking survivor. She believes it's possible - but difficult - to live, love, and parent well while post-traumatically stressed. Her goal is to make talk about trauma and healing less clinical and more conversational, less abstract and more accessible. She's currently working at the ACEs Connection as the Northeast Community Facilitator and Parenting with ACEs Community, Manager. She believes the trauma-informed movement must be survivor-led.


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Feb 06, 2020
Episode 424: Miles Neale, PsyD. Contemplative Psychotherapy
43:26

Miles Neale, PsyD, is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice and founder of the two-year online Contemplative Studies Program. Author of Gradual Awakening (Sounds True, 2018) and co-editor of Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2017), Miles is a faculty member of Tibet House (US) and Weill Cornell Medical College. With more than twenty years integrating the mind science and meditative practices of Tibetan Buddhism with psychotherapy, trauma research and neuroscience, Miles is a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy, and leads pilgrimages around the Buddhist world.

 


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Feb 03, 2020
Episode 423: Guy Macpherson, PhD. Trauma Sucks
39:42

Today it's about getting to the core of what this podcast is about.


It's about reacquainting myself--and perhaps, you, as you're listening to this--to what I'm trying to do here on a daily basis, which is to create not just a greater awareness of trauma, but to explode the awareness of trauma, so that more and more people are able to recognize it and talk about it. Because, that's when the healing will get done on a larger scale.


A giant thank you to my sponsors for this episode:


CPTSD Foundation


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.


Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc


Brighter Vision

As the industry-leading company that makes marketing simple for therapists, Brighter Vision understands exactly what it takes to help your practice grow to new heights this year.


Brighter Vision’s team of developers will work with you to first understand your business and what makes it unique, then use this information to build you a website centered around attracting and retaining your ideal client.


During the entire month of January, Brighter Vision is running its biggest sale of the year. Until the end of the month, pay no setup fees and get your entire first year for just $49/month.


The Trauma Therapist | Podcast/ listeners can save $200 on their first year by going to: brightervision.com/guy


Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, while working at a clinic in Northern California, assessing and treating young individuals with early psychosis, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers. 


The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma­-informed journey. 


Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.



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Jan 30, 2020
Episode 422: Mark Walsh. Becoming Embodied
33:36

What does it mean to become embodied? Why is it important and how does one go about doing it?


Today my guest, Mark Walsh, takes us on his own journey of becoming embodied.

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First off, a giant thank-you to my sponsor:


Somatic Experiencing

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.

SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.


SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences. For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


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Mark is the founder of The Embodied Facilitator Course, Embodied Yoga Principles, The Embodiment Podcast and The Embodiment Conference.


With an honours degree in psychology, 20+ years of yoga experience and an aikido black belt, he has dedicated his life to embodied learning. These days, he teaches and mentors young embodiment teachers all over the world.

 

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Jan 27, 2020
Episode 421: Adrian Marquez. From Special Operations to Mental Health Counselor
31:45

First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors that help make this podcast happen:

CPTSD Foundation 

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

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Brighter Vision 

As the industry-leading company that makes marketing simple for therapists, Brighter Vision understands exactly what it takes to help your practice grow to new heights this year.

Brighter Vision’s team of developers will work with you to first understand your business and what makes it unique, then use this information to build you a website centered around attracting and retaining your ideal client.

During the entire month of January, Brighter Vision is running its biggest sale of the year. Until the end of the month, pay no setup fees and get your entire first year for just $49/month.

The Trauma Therapist | Podcast/ listeners can save $200 on their first year by going to: brightervision.com/guy

 

 

 Adrian Marquez brings a unique perspective to the field of counseling. He spent 16 years in the Marine Corps as a Reconnaissance Marine and Marine Special Operations – Critical Skills Operator.  During this time he served as a sniper, combatant diver, military free-fall jumper, Force Reconnaissance team leader, and Special Operations Team Chief. He has also had the opportunity to fulfill many other nontraditional roles under Special Operations Command.  He has participated in large operations like the capture of Fallujah, as well as many irregular posts across Afghanistan as a Marine Raider.

 

After a complicated history, which required him being  medically retired and seeking his own mental health services, he decided to become a Mental Health Counselor.  Shorty into his career he was provided with the opportunity to pursue his true passion and create a program specifically for veterans and active duty personnel, which he named, The Sheepdog Program.

 

Adrian’s personal experiences in wounded warrior battalion, and being out-processed through the military, provided a unique perspective on how mental health services were falling short in understanding and treating his brothers and sisters in arms.  After retirement, he decided to put his future career where his heart was and pursue an education in mental health counseling.

 


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Jan 23, 2020
Episode 420: Georgia King, LCSW. The Invisible Scars
33:22

This one is intense. With the immigration situation the way it is in the country now (and yes, too, the world!), it’s comforting to know that there are people like my guest today, out there.


Georgia King, LCSW is a psychotherapist who specializes in immigration law. Working with lawyers throughout Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., she has completed more than 90 clinical evaluations for immigration cases. 

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First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors that help make this podcast happen:


Brighter Vision

As the industry-leading company that makes marketing simple for therapists, Brighter Vision understands exactly what it takes to help your practice grow to new heights this year.

Brighter Vision’s team of developers will work with you to first understand your business and what makes it unique, then use this information to build you a website centered around attracting and retaining your ideal client.

During the entire month of January, Brighter Vision is running its biggest sale of the year. Until the end of the month, pay no setup fees and get your entire first year for just $49/month.


The Trauma Therapist | Podcast/ listeners can save $200 on their first year by going to: brightervision.com/guy

 

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.

SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences. 

For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


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As the director and founder of The Immigration Evaluation Training Center, she is committed to helping therapists develop the skills and confidence they need to provide exceptional immigration evaluations. Georgia has trained extensively with the advocacy group, Physicians for Human Rights, and she regularly appears in court as an expert witness for asylum cases. She has also been a guest speaker at the Georgetown Law School, teaching law students about the impact of trauma on asylum seekers.   


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Jan 20, 2020
Episode 419: Rebecca Cooper. Making A Difference With Childhelp.org
35:01

Rebecca Cooper has been named to the newly created role of National Spokesperson & Vice President of Public Affairs for Childhelp, one of the nation’s largest non-profit organizations dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. 



First, a huge thank you to my sponsors for this episode:


CPTSD Foundation :


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc



Somatic Experiencing Institute


Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis.


SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences. 


For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP



Founded in 1959, Childhelp is embarking on its 60th year helping children and families with services across the United States, including residential living communities, treatment centers and the national child abuse hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD.


Named by the Washington Business Journal to its inaugural “Power 100” list of the most influential people in Washington, Maryland and Virginia, Rebecca Cooper has spent three decades in senior positions in media, business and government in the nation’s capital.


The creator and longtime anchor of the weekly Sunday news show “Washington Business Report,” Rebecca became the founder and CEO of consulting firm Capital Insights LLC in 2015 and joined the faculty at American University, serving a two-year term as an Executive-in-Residence at the Kogod School of Business and professor at AU’s School of Communications. 


The winner of several top journalism awards, Rebecca has worked for NBC News, ABC News and CNN as a producer and reporter and ABC7 News/WJLA in Washington, DC as a reporter and anchor.


Rebecca also served in the White House and State Department as the Clinton Administration’s Chief of Staff to US Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson and in the U.S. Senate as a senior legislative assistant to Sen. David L. Boren (D-OK), handling international trade, environment, education and health care issues on the Senate Finance Committee. 


Rebecca Cooper Dupin is the mother of three sons - Max, Gus & Finn - and one Schnoodle rescue dog. A member of Leadership Greater Washington, Rebecca serves on the board of the University of Oklahoma College of Intl. Studies. A Duke honors graduate, Rebecca also attended the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and American University in Washington.


 

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Jan 16, 2020
Episode 418: Sarah Peyton. Trauma and Relational & Embodied Language
40:13

Sarah Peyton returns. This is the third in our four-episode series on Relational Trauma and The Brain. (Sarah on episode 260.)


Sarah is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and teaches people how language changes relationship and the brain. 

she works with audiences internationally to create a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and writes about and teaches people how words change and heal us.


First, a huge thank you to my sponsor for making this podcast happen!


Brighter Vision

As the industry-leading company that makes marketing simple for therapists, Brighter Vision understands exactly what it takes to help your practice grow to new heights this year.


Brighter Vision’s team of developers will work with you to first understand your business and what makes it unique, then use this information to build you a website centered around attracting and retaining your ideal client.


During the entire month of January, Brighter Vision is running its biggest sale of the year. Until the end of the month, pay no setup fees and get your entire first year for just $49/month.


The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners can save $200 on their first year by going to: brightervision.com/guy


Sarah's special interest is the way that difficult events impact our automatic brain patterning, and how to transform our tendencies toward self-criticism into self-warmth. Her first book,“Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing,” is coming out from Norton Publishing.


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Jan 13, 2020
Episode 417: Jennifer Kindera. It's Not, Why Me? It's What Now?
29:43

Jennifer Kindera is a complex trauma survivor who has been traveling the path of recovery for over 25 years.


As a Certified Advanced Trauma Recovery Coach, she works one-on-one and in a group setting with survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Offering an honest, inclusive and compassionate space for the unfolding of her client’s life journey, she focuses on some of the bi-products of trauma: shame, codependency, and addiction. 


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CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc


Somatic Experiencing 

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.

SE was founded by Dr. Peter Levine, author of the bestseller Waking the Tiger, who developed Somatic Experiencing based on explorations of how animals deal with threat, nervous system overwhelm, and traumatic experiences on a daily basis. SE focuses on regulation of the nervous system and offers the opportunity to engage, complete, and resolve the body’s instinctual responses to traumatic experiences.


For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit: traumahealing.org/TTP


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Jennifer’s writings can be found on Medium, most often curated under the Mental Health category, and she also serves as the Director of Innovative Client Solutions and is a mentor to current students at the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaching. 


Jennifer practices with gentle guidance to help her clients identify the core beliefs trauma taught them, and the repetitive patterns which are holding them back from being the best version of themselves. Jennifer teaches her clients healthy coping skills and tools to stabilize their lives in the short term, and to evolve from that new space, longer-term. She helps her clients increase awareness and make space for growth and healing by integrating psychoeducation, the neuroscience of trauma, somatic recognition and trigger tools all of which help to manage complex trauma symptoms. 


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Jan 09, 2020
Episode 416: Harry Zeit, MD. Bridging The Gap: A Physician & Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
39:22

Harry Zeit MD, Dr. Zeit has been involved in teaching and in creating educational events in the field of psychotherapy and trauma, bringing together physicians and mental health care workers in order to foster dialogue and build bridges between disciplines.


First, a huge thank you to my sponsors that help make this podcast happen:

CPTSD Foundation


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

 

Brighter Vision

As the industry-leading company that makes marketing simple for therapists, Brighter Vision understands exactly what it takes to help your practice grow to new heights this year. Brighter Vision’s team of developers will work with you to first understand your business and what makes it unique, then use this information to build you a website centered around attracting and retaining your ideal client.


During the entire month of January, Brighter Vision is running its biggest sale of the year. Until the end of the month, pay no setup fees and get your entire first year for just $49/month.


The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners can save $200 on their first year by going to: brightervision.com/guy


Dr. Zeit is certified in sensorimotor psychotherapy and currently works full-time practicing trauma therapy and psychotherapy. He previously worked as an American board-certified emergency physician in Cambridge and Toronto, Ontario, between 1983 and 2005 and is currently active in the Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada. 

 

Dr. Zeit has been involved in teaching and in creating educational events in the field of psychotherapy and trauma, bringing together physicians and mental health care workers in order to foster dialogue and build bridges between disciplines. He created the Caring for Self while Caring for Others series to meet what he perceived to be a growing need for the medical profession to face challenges around unremitting stress and burnout, and to differentiate these physiology-driven processes from a mental health model which favored treating burnout as anxiety or depression.


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Jan 06, 2020
Episode 415: Guy Macpherson, PhD. 2019 Wrap Up & What's Next?
29:33

In this final episode of 2019 I pause to look at the journey of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast and share a bit about what's next for it and for me!

Thank you for being a part of this podcast and for your support.

It means the world to me.

Have an awesome 2020!

Guy


And a huge thank you to my sponsor:

CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/


Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis. 

In 2014, while working at a clinic in Northern California, assessing and treating young individuals with early psychosis, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey. 

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.



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Dec 30, 2019
Episode 414: Dr. Nancy Morgan. This Work Is Spiritual
47:33

The Trauma Therapist | Podcast is a podcast about the human spirit.

It’s a podcast about hearing the stories and the journeys of those who have dedicated their lives to helping others who’ve been impacted by trauma.

It’s about cultivating authenticity, presence, and compassion.

Nancy Morgan is one of those individuals who I believe epitomizes what this podcast is about, and she is back as my guest this week, and I couldn’t be more excited!

This episode is sponsored by PESI.

When you need innovative and cutting edge treatment strategies and techniques to meet the changing demands of your clinical work, PESI connects you with today’s leading experts through their state of the art continuing education.

Download these effective and practical, printable FREE tools for use with your clients today!

This episode is also sponsored by CPTSDFoundation.org

CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Check out CPTSD Foundation right here: https://cptsdfoundation.org/


Nancy Morgan specializes both in working with adults with severe mental health challenges whose traumatic histories influence and inform their thoughts and behaviors and in providing Trauma-Focused training and supervision to future therapists.

Her primary work has been in Partial Hospitalization Program settings, Secure Residential Treatment Facilities, and Intensive Outpatient Programs, where she’s served as a clinician, manager, or most often as program clinical supervisor.

Currently, Dr. Morgan works as the Director of Behavioral Health at LifeMoves, Northern California’s largest agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness where she has developed a Trauma-Focused Mindfulness-Based training curriculum whereby she provides didactics, supervises, and mentors graduate psychology students.



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Dec 23, 2019
Episode 413: Caroline Cook. Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Member Spotlight.
28:49

Today, I’m very excited to be joined by one of our special Trauma Therapist | 2.0 members, Caroline Cook.


Caroline is a mental health advocate who shares her lived experience of TBI, PTSD, anxiety and depression.  


In February of 2014 Caroline was injured with a TBI. By July of that year, she experiencing PTSD and by the end of the year she became homeless for a full year.  


Caroline shares her journey, and generational trauma, in the hope that someone else may find healing and move forward. Caroline supports Veterans (family), First Responders (former EMT) , and civilians with Peer Support online.

 

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Dec 19, 2019
Episode 412: Bruce Perry, MD, PhD. Respect Your Client & Their Story.
45:22

This month I've been posting some of my favorite episodes of the year.


Of course Dr. Bruce Perry is going to be on that list!

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Before I dive in about Dr. Perry, let me first thank a new sponsor, Skillshare.


Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of amazing classes covering dozens of creative and entrepreneurial skills, and they are offering The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners 2 months for free by going to Skillshare.com/TRAUMAGUY


I talk a lot on this podcast about knowledge, but also the importance of personal growth.


With Skillshare you can take classes in:

creativity

entrepreneurship

psychology

film

personal growth

productivity

personal branding


A few of the classes I’m going through right now are

Create Your Ideal Week

Create a Perfect Morning Routine

How to find your true Self

Marketing and personal branding classes


If you’d like to join me and the millions of other students already learning on Skillshare and also get 2 months for free, go to:

Skillshare.com/TRAUMAGUY


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Ever since I read Dr. Perry's book, The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog, I was hooked. A lot of things started to make sense to me, in terms of what it means to work with those who've been impacted by trauma, and what it means to help, to heal, and to guide.


Dr. Perry is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist.

He is a senior fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine.


In addition to having written more than two hundred scientific articles, Dr. Perry has coauthored with Maia Szalavitz two books for general audiences: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook and Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential — and Endangered.



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Dec 16, 2019
Episode 411: Relationships After Trauma. Laura Brown, PhD
43:46

This is the second installment of my holiday reposting series where I'm bringing back guests during the month of December who represent what this podcast is all about: courage, authenticity, vulnerability and courage.


Last week it was Adena Bank Lees. This week, it's Laura Brown.

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First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsor this week:

CPTSD Foundation.


CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.


Daily Recovery Support? Yes!

Free Support Groups? Yes!

The Healing Book Club? Yes!

A Weekly Newsletter? Definitely!

Learn more about the CPTSD Foundation here.

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Laura Brown breathes genuineness, authenticity and humor. And when you listen to her you can't help but think to yourself, Geeze, I wish she were my therapist.


At least, that's what I'm thinking to myself!


Laura is a feminist trauma psychologist who lives in Seattle and has published extensively on topics related to trauma treatment, feminist practice, cultural competence, ethics, and LGBT concerns.


She is the founder and past director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project, a training clinic serving low-income individuals.

Though she retired from psychotherapy practice in December 2018, Laura continues to offer supervision and consultation as well as forensic psychology services.


Laura’s second popular press book is Not the Price of Admission: Healthy Relationships After Childhood Trauma.

Her first popular press book is: Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you.

Laura is also a late-in-life student of aikido and earned her black belt in November 2014, on the cusp of turning 64. She continues in its practice.


In This Episode



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Dec 09, 2019
Episode 410: Experience, Strength & Hope. Adena Bank Lees
41:31

This month, as part of my December/holiday series, I'll be reposting some amazing interviews. And by that I mean, amazing guests!!

I begin with Adena Bank Lees.


When it comes to really getting to the bottom of what this podcast stands for, there truly is no better representative than Adena. 


Adena exudes authenticity, passion and vulnerability, and within the context of working with those who've been impacted by trauma, this is what it's all about.


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A giant thank-you to my sponsor for this episode,

CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/

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Adena Bank Lees is an internationally recognized authority on trauma related to childhood sexual abuse, in particular Covert Emotional Incest (CEI). Adena’s mission is to bring CEI out of the shadows and shine light on the process of identifying and healing from it. 

In her book, Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse, Adena details the complex nature of CEI, its damaging consequences, and the path to restoration of health and well-being.



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Dec 02, 2019
Episode 409: Jellis Vaes. Life Lessons
33:07

Today I’m very excited to be joined by Jellis Vaes.


Jellis is the founder of Inner Picture Stories, an educational platform on life. The platform contains hundreds of resources, life lessons, quotes, practical articles, courses, and a regular podcast, The Inner Picture Stories Podcast. (I was proud to be his guest, and you can check out that interview here.)


First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!


CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/


Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. 

For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser 


How Jellis created his inspiring platform is an incredible story not just of overcoming or learning to work through hardship, but of using those challenges and experiences to help others.

The overriding aim of Inner Picture Stories is to provide lessons about life and this world we live in and to bring forward life education on topics we learn little to nothing about in school.


 In This Episode



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Nov 25, 2019
Episode 408: Mara Stein. Using EMDR With Perinatal Trauma
37:39

Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., PMH-C is one of those clinicians you’re glad are out there helping people. She exudes a searing passion for her work, and that, together with her vast knowledge is the reason I invited her back. Plus, there was just so much left to talk about after her initial interview on the podcast I didn't have a choice!


First, a huge thank you to my sponsors:

CPTSD Foundation


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/

 

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. 

For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser 


Mara is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in the emotional aspects of coping with crisis around pregnancy & parenting, and relationship-based and developmentally supportive care to babies and their families. She offers training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) for perinatal mental health specialists, as well as Advanced practice workshops in EMDR for perinatal mental health


Dr. Tesler-Stein is the co-author of Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey (Fulcrum, 2004) and Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Journey Through the NICU (Fulcrum, 2013).

In addition to her certification as an EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDRIA Approved Trainer for the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, Dr. Stein is also certified in Emotion-Focused Family and Couple Therapy, is a Gottman Certified Therapist, and continues to pursue training in Clinical Hypnosis, Advanced applications of EMDR, Brainspotting, and Ego-State therapies. 


She brings a wealth of clinical expertise and insight along with all she has learned interviewing families around the world for her two books to her EMDR Basic Trainings and advanced practice workshops. All of this is grounded in her personal perinatal journey, which began 25 years ago and took her through infertility, twin pregnancy, prolonged hospital bedrest, the NICU, and years of raising NICU graduates. Those children, identical twin girls born 10-weeks early who spent 10-weeks in the NICU, and a son who was almost full-term but not quite, are out of their teens and making their way in the wider world.


In This Episode



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Nov 18, 2019
Episode 407: The Author Series with Leslie Sokol, PhD & Marci G. Fox, PhD. The Clinician's Guide to CBT
46:45

Today, in this next episode of The Author Series, it's all about CBT, with my guests Leslie Sokol, PhD and Marci G. Fox, PhD.


In this special series I work with publishers to interview today’s top authors in the mental health field and we explore, and do a deep dive into the books that will expand and inspire your work and practice.


And what better way to learn about the power of CBT than to hear from these two seasoned experts in the field talk about their new book, The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2019).


First, a huge thank you to my sponsor for this series:

PESI


PESI is offering The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners 20% off Leslie and Marci's new book, The Comprehensive Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2019).


Go to www.pesi.com/cbtguide and use the discount code: TTP20


Leslie Sokol, PhD, a licensed psychologist, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy with more than 35 years of experience in practice, teaching, and research. She is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a past president. Dr. Sokol has coauthored numerous books and book chapters.


Marci G. Fox, PhD, a licensed psychologist, has been in private practice for over 25 years specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy and has coauthored numerous books. She has worked with the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy for most of her career. As an Academy of Cognitive Therapy Founding Fellow and Certified Trainer/Consultant, she trains individuals in CBT both nationally and internationally.


In This Episode



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Nov 14, 2019
Episode 406: Miles Adcox. The Microscope & The Mirror
35:31

Today I’m very excited to have as my guest, Miles Adcox. 


Miles is an entrepreneur, speaker, host, and coach. He’s leading the way not only in terms of delivering trauma care and treatment to groups and individuals, he’s also paving a clear path to provide a space for therapists and clinicians to do their own inner-work, something I talk a lot about on this podcast. 


First, I'd like to take this time to introduce and thank an exciting new sponsor to the podcast, Skillshare.


Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of amazing classes covering dozens of creative and entrepreneurial skills, and they are offering The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners 2 months for free by going to Skillshare.com/TRAUMAGUY


We talk a lot on this podcast about knowledge, but also the importance of personal growth,


With Skillshare you can take classes in:

creativity

entrepreneurship

psychology

film

personal growth

productivity

personal branding


A few of the classes I’m going through right now are

Create Your Ideal Week

Create a Perfect Morning Routine

How to find your true Self

Marketing and personal branding classes


If you’d like to join me and the millions of other students already learning on Skillshare and also get 2 months for free, go to:

Skillshare.com/TRAUMAGUY


Miles is the Owner and CEO of Onsite, an internationally-known emotional wellness lifestyle brand that offers short and long term experiential therapy workshops designed to help individuals and couples experience a breakthrough and discover a better future. 


Onsite partners with the world’s top therapists specializing in trauma, codependency, process addiction, stress, and burnout, family of origin, and shame resiliency to help people overcome dysfunctional patterns and establish healthy relationships.


Miles’ work at Onsite has been featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dr. Phil Show, and The Doctors. He has consulted major brands on organizational health and emotional wellness and is a communication, personal growth, and mental health consultant to the entertainment industry.


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Nov 11, 2019
Episode 405: Kelly Rae. Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Member Spotlight. The Obstacle Is The Path
33:44

One of my main inspirations for beginning this podcast was to support and inspire new therapists who were interested in learning about trauma. It's also the reason I started my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0.


From time to time I invite Trauma Therapist | 2.0 members onto the podcast to share their story, journey, struggles, and inspiration. Today it's about celebrating one such member, Kelly Rae.


First though, I'd like to thank the sponsors who help me keep this podcast afloat!


CPTSD Foundation


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/



Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)


Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. 


Kelly started studying for a Masters Degree of Counseling and Psychotherapy in 2008 after her 40th birthday. Following that , and then after leaving what she calls a tricky marriage, it seemed increasingly clear that maybe she was meant for a different path.


Hailing from Sydney, Kelly took her first counseling job at a remote Aboriginal community north of Alice Springs and stayed for three years. Upon returning she took a break and finished her degree. 


In 2015 she began working for an Aboriginal organization called Link Up and accepted a position as their Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse.


Currently, Kelly is working at Functional Family Therapy - Child Welfare, which she is Team Lead of four talented FFT-CW therapists.

 

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Nov 04, 2019
Episode 404: Amy Oestreicher. From Gutless To Grateful
33:17

Amy Oestreicher has returned!


As you may recall, Amy joined me back on episode 267 of Trauma Therapist | 2.0. She is an Audie award-nominated playwright, performer, and multidisciplinary creator. A singer, librettist, and visual mixed media artist, Amy dedicates her work to celebrating everyday miracles, untold stories, and the detours in life that can spark connection and transform communities. 




First, a huge thank you to my sponsors:


CPTSD Foundation


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.


Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: 

https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/


Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)


Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. 


For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser 





Amy overcame a decade of trauma to become a sought-after PTSD specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, international keynote speaker, RAINN representative, and health advocate. 


She has given three TEDx Talks on transforming trauma through creativity, and her story has appeared on NBC’s Today, CBS, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen Magazine, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, and MSNBC, among others. 


Amy’s book is out, My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful, and today we talk about the genesis of the book and dive into her journey.


You don’t want to miss this one!


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Oct 28, 2019
Episode 403: Guy Macpherson, PhD. It's Not Just About Trauma
29:11

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis. 


First, a huge thank you to my sponsors:

CPTSD Foundation


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.


Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/


Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)


Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. 


For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser 


In 2014, while working at a clinic in Northern California, assessing and treating young individuals with early psychosis, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.


The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey. 



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Oct 21, 2019
Episode 402: Robyn Gobbel, LCSW. I Haven’t Met A True Self I Haven’t Fallen In Love With
36:49

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S has over 15 years of practice in family and play therapy, specializing in complex trauma, attachment, and adoption. 

First, a huge thank you to my sponsors:

CPTSD Foundation


CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.


Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/


Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)


Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. 


For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser 


Robyn’s diverse clinical training includes EMDR (including EMDR adapted for children with attachment trauma), Somatic Experiencing, Theraplay, Trust Based Relational Intervention®, Circle of Security Parent Educator, The Alert Program® and Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training.  

Robyn has integrated these training modalities with a foundation of attachment theory and the relational neurosciences to create an attachment-rich, sensory-sensitive, and relational neurosciences- supported healing environment for children and families.  


Robyn consults, teaches, and trains extensively throughout the US, including as an instructor for the Foundations of Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program at Portland Community College, and with the Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy Post-Graduate Certificate Program offered by Portland State University and Oregon’s Department of Human Services. 


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Oct 14, 2019
Episode 401: Loch Kelly. Open-Hearted Awareness
32:36

Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW is an author, a licensed psychotherapist and recognized leader in the field of meditation. He is the founder of the non-profit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute, and has worked in community mental health, established homeless shelters and counseled family members of 9/11.


First, I want to take this time to introduce and thank an exciting new sponsor to the podcast, Skillshare.


Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of amazing classes covering dozens of creative and entrepreneurial skills, and they are offering The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners 2 months for free by going to Skillshare.com/TRAUMAGUY

We talk a lot on this podcast about knowledge, but also the importance of personal growth,


You can do that with Skillshare. They have classes in:

Lifestyle

productivity

marketing

creativity writing

freelance & entrepreneurship


A few of the classes I’m going through right now are

-Create Your Ideal Week

-Create a Perfect Morning Routine

-How to find your true Self

-Marketing and personal branding classes


If you’d like to join me and the millions of other students already learning on Skillshare and also get 2 months for free, go to:

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Loch has studied in Sri Lanka, India and at Columbia University. Loch collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn, and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing.


Lock is the author of, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life, a book which, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS) says, “brilliantly weaves together meditation, neuroscience and psychotherapy to truly support a compassionate awakening."


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Oct 07, 2019
Episode 400: Damon Wood, PhD. Healing Inside A Prison
40:16

Dr. Damon Wood is back on the podcast.


Damon was my guest on episode 370 of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast in which we talked about safety within the prison setting.


Today, though, we’re talking about what it means to work within the prison setting. What’s involved, what’s it like working with this particular population? What are the specific challenges, and also, what are the upsides and the rewards of doing this type of challenging and demanding work?


First, a huge thank you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing moving along!


PESI

Re-activate the trauma impacted brain with the help of these simple but effective trauma treatment worksheets. Presented by PESI, these take-home hand-outs give your clients structured tools that leverage the latest neuroscience insight to help clients think, express themselves, and finally experience lasting therapeutic improvement. PESI is allowing you to instantly access these today, absolutely FREE!

Visit episode 370 to get your copy today.

 

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.

For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser

Damon has held an interest in trauma focused therapies since his graduate education and has completed trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and DBT.


Since 2009, Dr. Wood has worked for the state of California in forensic institutions including Napa State Hospital and four California state prisons where he has provided treatment to the severely mentally ill, the severely behaviorally challenged, and the severely traumatized.


In 2015 Dr. Wood was promoted to the mental health leadership team at Salinas Valley State Prison where he has led teams of clinicians to provide treatment in one of the state’s most violent maximum security prisons. In this role and setting, Dr. Wood has championed trauma informed organizational support for the clinical staff that work in such a stressful and difficult environment.


The Quote

Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”

-Sir Richard Branson


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Sep 30, 2019
Episode 399: Juditta Ben-David. Mindfulness For Arabic Refugees & Displaced People
41:06

This is what it’s about--passion, heart and helping others.

And today, my guest exudes all of those elements.


First, a huge thank you to my sponsors:


CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc 

PESI


Re-activate the trauma impacted brain with the help of these simple but effective trauma treatment worksheets. Presented by PESI, these take-home hand-outs give your clients structured tools that leverage the latest neuroscience insight to help clients think, express themselves, and finally experience lasting therapeutic improvement. PESI is allowing you to instantly access these today, absolutely FREE! 

Visit www.pesi.com/traumaworksheets to get your copy today.


MIA, developed out of the work of our founder, Juditta Ben-David, SEP M.A, in refugee camps in Turkey, aims to build a website that will offer an eight-week Mindfulness course in Arabic, designed for refugees and people in transition. Any person with internet access may enter the website, free of charge, anywhere around the world. The course will provide practical tools and exercises tailored specifically to support a shaken population that suffered traumas of fear, death and extreme violence.


The website will also provide tools for therapists, social workers, welfare and volunteers who are currently working with refugee populations, so that they may use mindfulness-based tools for their own needs in coping with work stress and related DP camp difficult experiences, as well as passing them on to their clients.


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Sep 26, 2019
Episode 398: The Author Series with Timothy Gordon, MSW. The ACT Approach.
41:00

Welcome back to The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, The Author Series. 


In this new series, I join with the leading publishers in the mental health field and interview today’s top authors to explore, and do a deep dive, into the books that can expand and inspire your work and practice.

Today I’m joined by Timothy Gordon, MSW. 


Tim is a social worker and peer-reviewed ACT trainer (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, said aloud as ‘act’), who specializes in treating attachment and trauma related disorders, and he’s also a yoga teacher who integrates movement and yoga practices into his treatment. 


I've often said how much I love doing this podcast because I get to speak with amazing people, and Tim is one of the amazing ones. He's knowledgeable, compassionate and super-passionate about his work, and you can hear it in this interview.


First, a huge thank you to my sponsor:

PESI

Re-activate the trauma impacted brain with the help of these simple but effective trauma treatment worksheets. Presented by PESI, these take-home hand-outs give your clients structured tools that leverage the latest neuroscience insight to help clients think, express themselves, and finally experience lasting therapeutic improvement. PESI is allowing you to instantly access these today, absolutely FREE! 

Visit www.pesi.com/traumaworksheets to get your copy today.


In this Author Series interview Tim and I discuss his new book The ACT Approach, which won the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Gold Seal for Psychology, as well as The Coping Skills Deck for Trauma, a collection of brief practices to encourage self-care, acceptance, and positive affirmations in the face of recovering from trauma.


The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners can receive %20 off!

I want to thank PESI and Timothy Gordon for joining us today. Don’t miss out on PESI’s special offer just for Trauma Therapist Project podcast listeners. 


Today you can purchase Timothy Gordon’s Coping Skills for Trauma Card Deck for 20 percent off with promo code TTP20! Featuring 54 practices to overcome trauma-related stressors, deal with shame and guilt, and increase resiliency, this card deck is a must-have forclinicians.

Visit www.pesi.com/gordon, and use promo TTP20 code to save today. 


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Sep 23, 2019
Episode 397: Courtney Armstrong. Attachment Styles & Complex Trauma
40:00

Today on the podcast, I am excited to have Courtney Armstrong, MEd. LPC!

Courtney is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery.


First, a huge thank you to my sponsors:


CPTSD Foundation

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc 

 

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. 

For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser 


Courtney Armstrong, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two decades, she is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and developed her Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy (TM) approach after studying with numerous trauma experts and helping thousands of clients overcome trauma and grief.

Courtney is the author of, most recently, Rethinking Trauma Treatment: Attachment, Memory Reconsolidation, and Resilience, as well as, The Therapeutic “Aha!” (2015) and Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011)

In her 20 years of practice, she has helped thousands of clients recover from trauma, and experience deep personal transformation.

Courtney also offers training to mental health professionals, showing them how to use creativity, care, and humor to elicit transformation for their clients and make trauma recovery less painful. She is a regular contributor to magazines like the Psychotherapy Networker and The Neuropsychotherapist and has appeared on CBS Radio News, NPR affiliates, and networks in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Courtney also was my guest on episode 107 of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast. 



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Sep 19, 2019
Episode 396: E. C. Hurley, Ph.D. EMDR, Veterans & A Calling To Heal
33:03

Today I’m very excited to have as my guest, E. C. Hurley, Ph.D., a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army, 

 

E. C. is an approved trainer for the EMDR Recent-Traumatic Events and Group-Traumatic events protocol used with enlisted personnel  in the U.S. Army in 1966.


First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsor, PESI.


Re-activate the trauma impacted brain with the help of these simple but effective trauma treatment worksheets. These take-home handouts give your clients structured tools that leverage the latest neuroscience insight to help your clients think, express themselves, and finally experience lasting therapeutic improvement. 

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On retirement from the military E. C. founded SoldierCenter, a community-based treatment center, near Ft Campbell, KY, which specializes in treating military personnel, veterans and their families with a broad range of military-related stressors ranging from acute stress to PTSD.


Following 9-11, as Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom were evolving, E. C. was treating an average of 8 soldiers a day, infantry from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), a Special Forces Group at Ft Campbell and members of the (Blackhawk down) special operations aviation regiment dealing with combat related issues.  At first it was mostly single incident combat trauma, then later complex PTSD as multiple deployments continued. 


Looking for an effective treatment for military-related trauma, E. C. was trained in EMDR therapy which became a core treatment for clients seeking treatment at his center, Soldier Center.


E. C. ‘s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf clusters), the Bronze Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the U.S. Army’s Air Assault badge.


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Sep 16, 2019
Episode 395: Daniel Roberts, PhD. Spiritual Care For Female Veterans
42:02

Dr. Daniel Roberts who holds a doctorate of management in organizational leadership is an author and consultant who conducts world-class, women-centered education, research, and advocacy in spiritual leadership and spiritual support.

Daniel has over 15 years of experience in providing emotional and spiritual support to men and women in the armed forces. He also provides training and mentorship to thousands of military chaplains through conferences, classroom instruction, and one-on-one coaching. His students include chaplains from the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Daniel also helped the CAF develop military doctrine for the deployment of chaplains as religious advisers.

Dr. Roberts created the Comprehensive Female Soldier Support Model, a framework of spiritual care for women service members. His current research includes women-centered theory development on spiritual leadership and moral injury. Daniel is also an expert on world religions.

Dr. Roberts’ recent publications include Combating Religiously Influenced Racism in Organizations (SAGE Business Cases), Modifying the Qualitative Delphi Technique to Develop the Female Soldier Support Model (The Qualitative Report), Women and Leadership: Using the Delphi Technique to Effect Organizational Change (SAGE Business Cases), and The Comprehensive Female Soldier Support Model: A Delphi Study (Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy).

Dr. Roberts holds a doctorate of management in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix, a M.S. in information systems from Strayer University, and a B.A. in management and ethics from John Wesley College.



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Sep 13, 2019
Episode 394: The Author Series with Donald Altman. Reflect. Awaken To The Wisdom Of The Here And Now.
43:50

Donald Altman. Reflect. Awaken To The Wisdom Of The Here And Now. 

Welcome to The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, The Author Series. 


In this series I interview today’s top authors in the mental health field and we explore, and do a deep dive into the books that can expand and inspire your work and practice.


Today my guest is Donald Altman.


Donald is a psychotherapist, an award-winning author, and a former Buddhist monk. He was featured in The Mindfulness Movie and profiled in The Living Spiritual Teachers Project, and he has written over 15 books that teach how to incorporate mindfulness into daily life. 


First though, a giant thank-you the sponsor of this episode, PESI.


PESI is offering The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners %20 off!


Today you can purchase Donald Altman’s Reflect, Awaken to Wisdom of the Here and Now workbook for 20 percent off today with promo code TTP20!


Visit www.pesi.com/altman, and use promo TTP20 code to save today. 



Donald's award-winning books include: The Mindfulness Toolbox—winner of two Gold IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, as the best book in the “Psychology” and “Body-Mind-Spirit” categories; Clearing Emotional Clutter—named “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2016,” and The Mindfulness Code—named “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.” 


Donald has served the community for many years, as past vice-president of The Center for Mindful Eating, and as an adjunct professor in the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland State University. As a national speaker for PESI, Donald has trained thousands of mental health professionals on changing the brain through mindfulness practices. 




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Sep 11, 2019
Episode 393: Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S. Self-Awareness, Ambiguity, and Harry Potter.
34:34

When I think of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast and what it stands for, which is (I hope!) authenticity, presence, advocacy and trauma healing, there are a handful of past guests who come to mind.


My guest today, Marshall Lyles, is one of those guests!


Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, who joined me first on episode 152 of the podcast, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and has over 15 years of practice in family and play therapy.


First, though, I’d like to take this time to introduce and thank an exciting new sponsor to the podcast, Skillshare.

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of amazing classes covering dozens of creative and entrepreneurial skills, and they are offering The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners 2 months for free by going to Skillshare.com/TRAUMAGUY


We talk a lot on this podcast about knowledge, but also the importance of personal growth,


With Skillshare you can take classes in:

Creativity; entrepreneurship, psychology; film; personal growth, productivity and more.


A few of the classes I’m going through right now are Create Your Ideal Week; Create a Perfect Morning Routine; How to find your true Self, and Marketing and personal branding classes.


If you’d like to join me and the millions of other students already learning on Skillshare and also get 2 months for free, go to:

Skillshare.com/TRAUMAGUY.


Marshall has extensive speaking and training experience and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. Marshall conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads training in both parenting and professional settings; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context.


Marshall sees clients at Nurture Family Counseling in Cedar Park, Texas.



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Sep 09, 2019
Episode 392: Shelby Leigh. I Am That Through Which This Is Passing
32:13

Shelby has 15 years professional experience supporting folks with trauma and a lifetime of healing the Complex PTSD that she carries, both ignited by a fascination for what truly grows embodied resilience, connection, and thriving.


First off, a huge thank you to my sponsor: PESI


Re-activate the trauma impacted brain with the help of these simple but effective trauma treatment worksheets. Presented by PESI, these take-home hand-outs give your clients structured tools that leverage the latest neuroscience insight to help clients think, express themselves, and finally experience lasting therapeutic improvement. PESI is allowing you to instantly access these today, absolutely FREE! 


Visit PESI worksheets to get your copy today.


In her years as a licensed somatic psychotherapist, a certified coach, meditation teacher, and gentle breathwork facilitator, Shelby has become deeply interested in identifying how to create spaces that are truly welcoming, inclusive, and aware so that people who have experienced trauma feel safe enough to be able to receive the support they seek.


This work has culminated in her online course “Creating Safer Space” which offers accessible, professionally transformative trauma awareness to any facilitators (meditation teachers, yoga teachers, coaches, therapists, leadership trainers, dance teachers, healers, shamans, wellness providers, and beyond) so that they feel unshakable and integrated in offering their gifts and services to the people who need them the most.


Shelby is in awe of the capability of her students when supported with kind awareness, who have ranged from teens on mindfulness retreats through Inward Bound Mindfulness Education to hundreds of adult students in their certification process as Sex, Love & Relationship coaches studying tantra and becoming mindful of their powerful impact within the therapeutic relationship through trauma awareness.


From her current home in Bend OR, Shelby enjoys the creative balance between growing her own resilience through a lot of time near a river in the sunshine, teaching trauma awareness workshops, offering retreats, facilitating consultation groups, and seeing individual clients in person and online worldwide.



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Sep 05, 2019
Episode 391: Jondi Whitis. Healing Veterans with Energy Psychology
36:01

Today I’m very excited to have Jondi Whitis on the podcast.

Jondi is a NYC-based Trainer and Practitioner and holds certifications from the largest Energy Psychology associations.


Jondi is passionate about helping veterans, and in this episode, another in our Military Series, Jondi talks about her work healing veterans.


First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsor, CPTSDfoundation.org

CPTSDfoundation.org provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.


Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc


Jondi, a former Lead Trainer for the Newtown Community Trauma Relief Project, sits on the Training Board of the original non-profit global Tapping association, EFT International. She continues to create and foster community for Tapping professionals and fans who share her passion for healing in the world through this and her many trainings and annual USA event, The Spring Energy Event.


Using a variety of techniques from the field of energy psychology, Jondi calls herself a ‘People’s Teacher,’ reflecting her love for what is simple, real and useful. Among her favorite tools are those in the EFT family, Emotional Freedom Techniques, which she uses in conjunction with other adaptations that combine Mindfulness with Meridian-based energy point stimulation. Jondi has a simple motto, which is, I help people feel better fast.



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Sep 02, 2019
Episode 390: Mary Cortani. Operation Freedom Paws
43:56

Today, another episode in our Military Series. I’m very excited to be joined by Mary Cortani.


Mary is a Vietnam-era veteran and a Certified Army Master of Canine Education. She’s been training dogs for more than 35 years, starting in the military where she prepared dogs for work in sentry and explosive detection. 


First off, a giant thank-you to my sponsors:


Brighter Vision Web Solutions


What’s the point of having a beautiful website if it doesn’t attract the clients you want to see?


Brighter Vision’s team of website designers will create you a website that is centered around attracting and retaining your ideal client, so that you can have a nice looking website as well as a successful one.


Brighter Vision is offering one month free for The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners. Go to: brightervision.com/guy

 

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI) 

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence.


Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser 


In 2010, a former Marine approached Mary seeking assistance in acquiring a service dog to help him overcome anxiety disorders caused by combat hyper-vigilance. The multi-year waiting lists for trained dogs from existing organizations were just one more source of frustration for that returning vet.


Mary knew that she could leverage her extensive dog-training experience to train that vet to train his own service dog. She also realized there are thousands of dogs waiting for loving homes and that many of them have the right temperament for service work. Those factors combined to form a strategy that would dramatically reduce the waiting time.


The approach turned out to do so much more: It gave the vet a sense of mission and purpose, and as the training proceeded, it provided a sense of accomplishment and renewed confidence as well. Thus was born the Operation Freedom Paws (OFP) program, and for Mary, the alignment of her skillset, her capacity as a gifted leader and her life purpose. 


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Aug 29, 2019
Episode 389: Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D. Perinatal Trauma
40:31

Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., PMH-C is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in the emotional aspects of coping with crisis around pregnancy & parenting. She also consults to health care practitioners and hospitals, guiding their efforts to provide relationship-centered, developmentally supportive care to families experiencing perinatal crisis. She is the co-author of Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey (Fulcrum, 2004) and Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Journey Through the NICU (Fulcrum, 2013).

 

Dr. Stein is a staunch advocate for trauma-informed care and is trained and certified in a range of integrative trauma therapies. She is a certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and a Trainer for the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, where she is on faculty. In response to the requests of her maternal mental health colleagues, she now offers EMDR training (both Basic Training and Advanced practice) for therapists who treat families facing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and reproductive trauma. Her trauma work is grounded in her personal perinatal journey, which began 25 years ago and taking her through infertility, twin pregnancy, prolonged hospital bedrest, the NICU, and years of raising NICU graduates.



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Aug 26, 2019
Episode 388: Cynthia Price. Touch & Body-Oriented Therapy in Trauma Healing. A 2.0 Master Class
48:29

Today, I’m peeling back the curtain on my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0, and letting you listen in on a 2.0 Master Class, which is something I haven’t done before.

This Master Class is with Cynthia Price, a body therapy researcher. Cynthia studied massage therapy in 1981 and was in private practice for 20 years as a body psychotherapist before pursuing her doctorate to do research in the field. Now an Associate Research Professor at the University of Washington, her research is focused on the study of Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), a body therapy approach developed to teach interoceptive awareness skills for self-care and to facilitate emotion regulation.  This work, while helpful for people from all walks of life, is particularly useful for individuals who are disconnected from their bodies due to trauma, depression, chemical dependency, chronic pain, stress or illness. 

The Director of the Center for Mindful Body Awareness http://www.cmbaware.org/ in Seattle, Cynthia is committed to increasing health care access to underserved populations, and works with local and international programs to provide and improve integrative care through her research, teaching, and service.



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Aug 23, 2019
Episode 387: The Trauma Treatment Toolbox. Jennifer Sweeton
33:26

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health.

Trauma Treatment Toolbox: 165 Brain-Changing Tips, Tools & Handouts to Move Therapy Forward

Jennifer completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master's degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University.

Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops.


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Aug 19, 2019
Episode 386: Dan Allender, PhD. Faith, Hope & Love In The Healing Of Trauma
40:26

Dr. Dan Allender has pioneered a unique and innovative approach to trauma and abuse therapy over the past 30 years.

Central to Dr. Allender’s theory and approach are the categories of Faith, Hope and Love, and their converses betrayal, ambivalence, and powerlessness.

Through identifying and engaging these categories in one’s personal narrative, healing and transformation can occur by bridging the story of the gospel and the stories of trauma and abuse that mark so many.


First off, a giant thank-you to my sponsors:


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Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.

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In 1997, Dan and a cadre of others founded The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, in order to train therapists, pastors, artists, and leaders to more effectively serve in the context of the 21st century.

Dan is the author of The Wounded HeartThe Healing PathTo Be Told, and God Loves Sex,

After receiving his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, Dr. Allender earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. Dan taught in the Biblical Counseling department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983-1989). From 1989-1997, Dan worked as a professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University in Denver.



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Aug 15, 2019
Episode 385: Susanne Babbel. Heal The Body, Heal The Mind
36:45

Dr. Susanne Babbel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing with a trauma specialty in her private practice in San Francisco, CA.

She is the author of the self-help book Heal the Body. Heal the Mind. A Somatic Approach to Moving Beyond Trauma and has been a contributing author on trauma for nearly a decade to the Psychology Today Online Blog. Dr. Babbel has been quoted by magazines and newspapers such as USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Verily, Refinery29, New York Times Motherlode Blog, and more.



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Aug 12, 2019
Episode 384: Guy Macpherson, PhD. The Journey of Self-Trust
24:27

What am I doing? What’s my purpose? And how do I know I’m on the right track?

Today I take you behind the scenes a bit and share a bit about my own journey here at the The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.


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Go to: brightervision.com/guyThe 380+ interviews continually bring me back to the theme of authenticity and vulnerability, and not just within the context of working with those who’ve been impacted by trauma, but within myself.


So, how do I continually develop these aspects of myself, and where are the challenges?

These are also the themes that I’m going to be exploring in my workshop at The Art of Living Retreat Center, September 20-23, in Boone, North Carolina.



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Aug 08, 2019
Episode 383: Laurel Parnell. Attachment-focused EMDR
33:58

Dr. Laurel Parnell is a clinical psychologist and director of the Parnell Institute for EMDR. One of the world’s leading experts on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), she is the originator of the EMDR-related therapies Attachment-Focused EMDR and Resource Tapping.


Laurel is the author of several books and videos on EMDR, including, Rewiring the Addicted Brain, Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR and Tapping In.

Aug 05, 2019
Episode 382: Adam Young. Finding Truth In Our Story
35:05

There are few things that inspire me more than the ability to cut to the core of an issue within the context of helping those who’ve been impacted by trauma. Meet my guest, Adam Young. Adam wastes no time in this interview cutting sharing his story and the passion which fuels the work he does with both couples and individuals.

Adam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Colorado and Georgia and holds Master degrees in Social Work (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Divinity (Emory University). He’s completed extensive training with The Allender Center, including the Certificate Program and Externship Program, and is also the host of The Place We Find Ourselves podcast.

Aug 01, 2019
Episode 381: Kate Hudgins. Courage is Fear That Has Said Its Prayers.
33:48

I’m very excited to have Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP, as my guest today.

Kate is all about experiential therapy, and specifically psychodrama. Experiential therapy, as you’ll learn in this interview, involves a certain immediacy from the people involved. It demands courage from both the client and therapist, and it has an incredible power to heal.

Kate is an inspirational leader and a stellar trainer known worldwide for her innovative model of safe and effective trauma treatment.

First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!


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Recognized as an international expert and author on trauma, Kate brings rigorous clinical training in psychology, psychodrama, and experiential psychotherapy as well as cross-cultural and indigenous learning and her own life experience.

Along with Francesca Toscani, M.Ed., TEP, Dr. Kate has developed, refined, and taught the Therapeutic Spiral Model, the healing method for survivors of trauma, in 35 countries and counting. She has been an experiential psychotherapist and trainer for more than 40 years, bringing spontaneity, creativity and healing to people who have experienced trauma in many settings.

Jul 29, 2019
Episode 380: Carla Van Walsum, PhD. Holistic Interventions & Compassion in the Treatment of Trauma
38:46

For over 20 years, Carla Van Walsum has been internationally recognized in the areas of relationships, inherited family trauma, mindful parenting and emotional healing.

Carla was trained in the Netherlands in Clinical Psychology, Holistic Therapies, and Energy Psychology, and owns HeartBased Solutions, a holistic practice for individuals, parents, and families.

She has helped many clients create quantum progress through her unique combination of psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical approaches.

Thank you to my sponsor CPTSD Foundation for sponsoring this podcast and the inspiring work they're doing to support those who've been impacted by trauma.

CPTSD Foundation provides peer-lead support and adjunctive care in between therapy sessions, for survivors of complex trauma. 7 days a week, 365 days a year, survivors come together to give and receive support and validation, and feel equipped with the knowledge and skills they can use every day.

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A master in helping relationships heal, in improving family relationships, in clearing limiting beliefs, non-violent communication, and in discovering the blockages related to inherited family trauma/epigenetics, Carla teaches others how to develop the life they desire. Her work and programs are focused on healing and creating a fulfilling, creative and successful life and career.

Jul 25, 2019
Episode 379: Sarah Peyton. Trauma & Relational and Embodied Language
39:37

Today on the podcast, I'm very excited to have Sarah Peyton back.

Sarah's joined me previously in episode 260, and she's been a contributor to the Master Class series in my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0. 


This interview is a first with The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.

In this interview, (the first of 3 in a series), Sarah leads us in an introduction to the 8 neurological circuits (eg, happiness, disgust, and seeking, to name just a few) that were initially introduced by the late Estonian neuroscientist, Jaak Panksepp


Sarah talks about how these different circuits are impacted and influenced by trauma, what's involved with treating them, and how clinicians can learn to identify whether or not they've been impacted.


Today, in episode #1, we talk about rage.


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A huge thank-you to Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI) for sponsoring this podcast and helping me keep this thing moving forward!!


Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. 

Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


Learn more at: https://traumahealing.org/kser


Sarah is Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and teaches people how language changes relationship and the brain. She works with audiences internationally to create a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and writes about and teaches people how words change and heal us.


Her special interest is the way that difficult events impact our automatic brain patterning, and how to transform our tendencies toward self-criticism into self-warmth. Her first book,“Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing,” is out from Norton Publishing.

Jul 22, 2019
Episode 378: Experience, Strength & Hope. Adena Bank Lees
40:53

Today, I'm very excited to have back on the podcast, Adena Bank Lees.

Adena is an internationally recognized authority on trauma related to childhood sexual abuse, in particular Covert Emotional Incest (CEI) and her mission is to bring CEI out of the shadows and shine light on the process of identifying and healing from it.

In her book, Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse,


Adena details the complex nature of CEI, its damaging consequences, and the path to restoration of health and well-being.


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Jul 18, 2019
Episode 377: Authenticity & Trauma Therapist 2.0. Guy Macpherson, PhD.
22:23

I’m continually amazed at the incredible people I interview on this podcast. The people who dedicate their lives to helping those people who’ve been impacted by trauma are nothing short of incredible and inspiring.

In this episode, I share one of the main themes that quickly showed up on this podcast when I first started it, and now, comes up almost every week--the importance (and the often overlooked quality) of authenticity.


First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!

CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: https://cptsdfoundation.org/traumatherapistpodcast/

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser


Authenticity is also that element I’m continually trying to infuse into my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0. Today, I talk a bit about what makes up this community and how I invite my guests to talk about the ways in which they bring their presence and authenticity to the work they do, and why that is so crucial and important for this work.

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Jul 15, 2019
Episode 376: Global Trauma. How To Change A Culture. Edward Tick, Ph.D.
43:03

Edward Tick, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized transformational healer, psychotherapist, writer and educator. 

Ed has worked internationally on the psychospiritual and cross-cultural healing of military and war trauma and on holistic and psycho-spiritual healing.

He was the co-founder and Executive Director of Soldier’s Heart, which after 13 years, has just closed its door.

He was the U.S. Army’s 2012 trainer in the holistic healing of PTSD, training over 2,500 chaplains and officers, and is the author of six books including the groundbreaking War and the Soul, as well as, Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul After War.

Jul 11, 2019
Episode 375: Tattoos & Trauma Survivors. Everett Painter, PhD
32:19

Today on the podcast​, ​Everett Painter, PhD and the role of tattoos and trauma survivors.

Everett's research agenda includes a focus on trauma and professional identity development, and currently, his research involves investigating the role tattoos play for survivors of trauma.​

Clinically, he values an integrative approach informed by humanistic, Adlerian, Jungian, constructivist, and ecological perspectives.


​A huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!

CPTSD Foundation.org

CPTSD Foundation.org provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

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​Everett is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Counseling at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. in Psychology, an M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Tennessee.

Jul 08, 2019
Episode 374: The Shadow & The Light. Bryanna Dee
32:49

There are some people who are on a mission of healing, and you can hear it when they talk. And I love speaking with those individuals.

Bryanna Dee is one of those people.


Bryanna is a transformational coach, speaker, and podcast host who is committed to personal activism—campaigning for transformation of society through the transformation of individuals—in both personal and professional settings.


A giant thank-you to this episode’s sponsor, CPTSD Foundation​.

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For years Bryanna was living what felt like a double life.

By day, she was chasing her passion of mental health advocacy through the pursuit of a law degree, while working in nonprofit organizations, mental institutions, prisons, and court rooms; places where shadow and hardship were highlighted and often inflated.


By night, Bryanna was obsessively seeking to expand her own personal healing through studying spiritual teachings and new age personal development; places where shadow and hardship were diminished and deemed as negative (sometimes outright, sometimes by implication).


Bryanna realized that there was a huge gap between the mental health industry and the wellness industry and became frustrated with the limitations of each.

Jul 04, 2019
Episode 373: Adam O'Brien. I Want My Clients To Be Seen
40:06

Today on the podcast, Adam O'Brien.

Adam is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State.

First off, a huge thank-you to my sponsors:

Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser

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Adam is located in Chatham (Albany/Hudson area) where he maintains a private practice. He is certified in EMDR, Brainspotting, and trauma-informed expressive arts and has experience working with addictions, domestic violence, victims of crime, first responders, veterans, children, adolescents, and adults.

Adam is an EMDRIA approved consultant, and provides EMDR consultation through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness with Dr. Jamie Marich.

Jul 01, 2019
Episode 372: Joshua Sylvae, PhD. Somatic Experiencing & System Regulation
34:15

Joshua Sylvae has been involved in Somatic Experiencing® since 2004. His study of nervous system regulation has incorporated inquiry into many disparate fields including ecology, philosophy, and neurobiology. Joshua holds an MA in clinical psychology (with an emphasis in somatic psychology), a PhD in Higher Learning and Social Change, and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. His clinical practice is grounded in SE™, and he also integrates psychodynamic perspectives, mindfulness approaches, a systemic orientation, and a good deal of humor in his work.

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute:

A big thank-you to my sponsor for this episode, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser

Joshua’s background includes participation in social change efforts, movements for social equality and ecological sustainability, and he maintains a passion for encouraging and assisting communities working toward the creation of a just and healthful society.

Joshua envisions Somatic Experiencing becoming an integral part of healing and transforming our world, and feels greatly inspired when helping professionals integrate these simple principles for treating and transforming trauma and distress.

Jun 27, 2019
Episode 371: Trauma & The Struggle to Open Up. Robert T. Muller, Ph.D.
33:36

Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. is here to talk about his new book, Trauma & The Struggle to Open Up. Dr. Muller trained at Harvard, was on faculty at the University of Massachusetts, and is currently at York University in Toronto. 


A giant thank-you to my sponsors for this episode:


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Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute:

Trauma may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story. For more information please visit: https://traumahealing.org/kser


Dr. Muller is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) for his work on trauma treatment. His new book is Trauma & The Struggle to Open Up, and his therapy bestseller, Trauma & the Avoidant Client, has been translated widely, and won the 2011 ISSTD award for the year's best written work on trauma. 


As lead investigator on several multi-site programs to treat interpersonal trauma, Dr. Muller has lectured internationally (Australia, UK, Europe, USA), and has been keynote speaker at mental health conferences in New Zealand and Canada. His online magazine, "The Trauma & Mental Health Report," is visited by over 100,000 readers a year.

Jun 24, 2019
Episode 370: California Prisons, Safety and Clinicians. Damon Wood
36:48

I talk a lot on this podcast about safety and creating safety for both the therapist and the client. But what about organizations? How does one go about creating safety for groups and organizations? And more specifically, how does one go about creating safety for the clinicians working within the state correctional facilities?


Today my guest is Dr. Damon Wood. Damon has held an interest in trauma focused therapies since his graduate education and has completed trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and DBT.


First a giant thank-you to my sponsors for this episode:


CPTSD Foundation provides peer-led, daily, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.


Receive 50% off the first month when you join at http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc


This episode is also sponsored by Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)


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Since 2009, Dr. Wood has worked for the state of California in forensic institutions including Napa State Hospital and four California state prisons where he has provided treatment to the severely mentally ill, the severely behaviorally challenged, and the severely traumatized.


In 2015 Dr. Wood was promoted to the mental health leadership team at Salinas Valley State Prison where he has led teams of clinicians to provide treatment in one of the state’s most violent maximum security prisons. In this role and setting, Dr. Wood has championed trauma-informed organizational support for the clinical staff that work in such a stressful and difficult environment.

Jun 20, 2019
Episode 369: The Trauma of Invisibility. Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC
36:45

Beck Gee-Cohen is back!

Beck joined me previously on episode 74 of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.

I truly love having Beck on the podcast because he brings a powerful authenticity to the way he incorporates his own story and struggles and strengths into the work he does. And that inspires me!

First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!

CPTSD Foundation provides peer-led, daily, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

This episode is also sponsored by Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Check out Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI) right here:https://traumahealing.org/kser

And thank-you to PESI

The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery.

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Today Beck continues to train clinicians and facility staff on LGBTQ+ issues, helps facilities establish LGBTQ+ inclusive policies, and provides program development for facilities that want to expand their services to LGBTQ+ populations.

Beck helps institutions through his company, BGC Consulting and also works with LGBTQ identified young people and their families to help navigate educational institutions and treatment settings as an associate consultant at The Romeyn Collective.

Jun 17, 2019
Episode 368 Combat Veterans & Confronting The Reality of Trauma. Duane France.
35:06

As many of you know, one of my inspirations for starting this podcast was my brother, a former Navy SEAL who returned from combat with PTSD.

I've created an entire Military Podcast Series which consists of interviews of the incredible therapists who’ve dedicated their lives to helping veterans heal.

Duane France is one of those individuals.

First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!

CPTSD Foundation provides peer-led, daily, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

This episode is also sponsored by Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

Check out Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI) right here:https://traumahealing.org/kser

And thank-you to PESI

The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery.

Check out Jennifer Sweeton's new book, The Trauma Treatment Toolbox, through PESI and save $10 plus free shipping with code JS10.

Go to https://www.pesi.com/toolbox.

Duane France is a retired United States Army Noncommissioned Officer. After 22 years of service, which included tours of duty with the 82nd Airborne Division, service as an Army Recruiter at Fort Meade, Maryland, and five combat and operational deployments, he became a clinical mental health counselor serving veterans in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

As Duane started to work with veterans, he realized that there are some common challenges that all veterans face and that there are many individuals who want to support veterans that do not fully understand what these challenges are.

Duane started the Head Space and Timing Blog and Podcast to help amplify this message and support those who have served.

Jun 13, 2019
Episode 367: Psychedelics & Trauma Healing. Jane Latimer
40:01

Today, a somewhat controversial, and yet very relevant topic with Jane Latimer: Psychedelics and the treatment of trauma.


First though, a huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!


CPTSD Foundation​ has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.


Daily Recovery Support? Yes!

Free Support Groups? Yes!

The Healing Book Club? Yes!


This episode is also sponsored by Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)


Check out Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI) right here:https://traumahealing.org/kser


And thank-you to PESI


The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery.


Check out Jennifer Sweeton's new book, The Trauma Treatment Toolbox, through PESI and save $10 plus free shipping with code JS10. Go to https://www.pesi.com/toolbox.has more than 30 years of experience working with trauma, eating disorder and addiction recovery, as well as nature and expressive arts healing.


Jane Latimer is the author of two books on eating disorder recovery, and the founder of the first spiritually-informed online recovery program, Bodyway.


Through the years working with clients suffering with CPTSD and related addictions, Jane has discovered the power of psychedelics for getting to places that are otherwise impossible to access.


As she witnesses the power of psychedelics to help individuals heal from crippling CPTSD, she has become an advocate and activist on behalf of psychedelic psychotherapy.

Jun 10, 2019
Episode 366: Carl Waggett. First Responders, Trauma & Healing
35:02

Carl Waggett is back on the podcast and this guy is amazing.

I don’t say that lightly.


There are some people who are able to articulate concepts and feelings in a kind of perfect, let’s-get-to-the-heart-of-the-matter way, for a particular group of people, and Carl is that person for the first responder tribe.


First off, a huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!

 

CPTSD Foundation​ has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

 

Daily Recovery Support? Yes!

Free Support Groups? Yes!

The Healing Book Club? Yes!

 

This episode is also sponsored by Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI)

 

Check out Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute (SETI) right here: https://traumahealing.org/kser

 

And thank-you to PESI.

 

The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery.

 

Check out Jennifer Sweeton's new book, The Trauma Treatment Toolbox, through PESI and save $10 plus free shipping with code JS10. Go to https://www.pesi.com/toolbox.


Carl Wagget's been a full-time firefighter for the past 14 years, and Acting Captain for 4 of them. After a fellow firefighter and close friend of Carl’s ended his own life, Carl removed himself from the front line trucks only to be diagnosed with PTSD a short time afterward. Carl says he’s learning that there are many sides to this very intelligent disorder, and would simply like to share his experiences in the hope that others understand that PTSD is more of a winnable battle than you think.


Carl started his podcast, PTSD Bunker Gear For Your Brain, after his experiences with PTSD and to help other first responders.

Jun 06, 2019
Episode 365: Healing Complex Trauma. Brad Kammer, LMFT
36:49

This is why I love doing this podcast!


I get to speak with incredibly inspiring individuals like Brad Kammer.


Brad is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California.


He has trained under and taught with Dr. Peter Levine, the creator of Somatic Experiencing, is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), training assistant and consultant for the SEP Training Program; as well as a presenter on Somatic Experiencing.


A huge thank-you to my sponsors who help me keep this thing going!

CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.


Daily Recovery Support? Yes!

Free Support Groups? Yes!

The Healing Book Club? Yes!

A Weekly Newsletter? Definitely!


Learn more about the CPTSD Foundation


This episode is also sponsored by Somatic Experiencing.


Somatic Experiencing is a psychobiological method of addressing clients’ physical and emotional trauma conditions, and helps to give voice to their experiences without a need for them to retell the story.


For more information regarding Somatic Experiencing and the SE professional training program, please visit www.traumahealing.org.


In 2006, Brad had the opportunity to serve on a Trauma Outreach Program to Louisiana to treat survivors and train health care providers in Trauma First Aide, to assist them in dealing with the aftermath from Hurricane Katrina.


In 2012, Brad had the great opportunity to help introduce Somatic Experiencing to mainland China and has also spent a year working internationally with Burmese refugees in Asia.

Jun 03, 2019
Episode 364: Relationships After Trauma. Laura Brown, PhD
43:54

Laura on episode #61 of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.


Laura Brown is a feminist trauma psychologist who lives in Seattle and has published extensively on topics related to trauma treatment, feminist practice, cultural competence, ethics, and LGBT concerns.


First off, a huge thank-you to my sponsors this week:


This episode is sponsored by PESI.


The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery.


Now newly released workbook authored by Jennifer Sweeton, The Trauma Treatment Toolbox, teaches clinicians how to take that brain-based approach to trauma therapy, showing how to effectively heal clients’ brains with straightforward, easy-to-implement treatment techniques.


You can get yours now through PESI and with this exclusive offer to save $10 plus free shipping with code JS10. Go to www.pesi.com/toolbox.


This episode is also sponsored by CPTSD Foundation.


CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.


Daily Recovery Support? Yes!

Free Support Groups? Yes!

The Healing Book Club? Yes!

A Weekly Newsletter? Definitely!


Learn more about the CPTSD Foundation here: CPTSD Foundation.


Laura is the founder and past director of the Fremont Community Therapy Project, a training clinic serving low-income individuals.


Though she retired from psychotherapy practice in December, 2018, Laura continues to offer supervision and consultation as well as forensic psychology services.


Laura’s second popular press book is Not the Price of Admission: Healthy Relationships After Childhood Trauma.


Her first popular press book is: Your turn for care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you.


Laura is also a late-in-life student of aikido and earned her black belt in November, 2014, on the cusp of turning 64. She continues in its practice.

May 27, 2019
Episode 363: Getting Free from Toxic Relationships. Bree Bonchay
35:57

Today on the podcast, Bree Bonchay.


Bree is a licensed psychotherapist, with two decades of experience working in the field of mental health and trauma recovery.


First off, a huge thank-you to my sponsors this week:


This episode is sponsored by PESI.


The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery.


Now newly released workbook authored by Jennifer Sweeton, The Trauma Treatment Toolbox, teaches clinicians how to take that brain-based approach to trauma therapy, showing how to effectively heal clients’ brains with straightforward, easy-to-implement treatment techniques.


You can get yours now through PESI and with this exclusive offer to save $10 plus free shipping with code JS10. Go to www.pesi.com/toolbox.


This episode is also sponsored by CPTSD Foundation.

CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.


Daily Recovery Support? Yes!

Free Support Groups? Yes!

The Healing Book Club? Yes!

A Weekly Newsletter? Definitely!


Learn more about the CPTSD Foundation here.


Bree Bonchay specializes in helping people recover from toxic relationships, and she shares her insights about narcissistic personality disorder and psychopathy in her blog FreeFromToxic.


Bree’s articles have been featured in major online magazines and have appeared on radio as a guest expert. I am also a dedicated advocate. In 2016, I founded World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day, (WNAAD), which is celebrated every 1st of June.

May 23, 2019
Episode 362: Organized Sexual Abuse. Dr. Michael Salter
39:04

Today on the podcast, Michael Salter.


Michael is an Associate Professor in Criminology at Western Sydney University, Australia and specializes in the study of organized sexual abuse.


First off, a giant thank-you to my sponsors this week:


This episode is sponsored by PESI.


The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery.


Now newly released workbook authored by Jennifer Sweeton, The Trauma Treatment Toolbox, teaches clinicians how to take that brain-based approach to trauma therapy, showing how to effectively heal clients’ brains with straightforward, easy-to-implement treatment techniques.


You can get yours now through PESI and with this exclusive offer to save $10 plus free shipping with code JS10. Go to www.pesi.com/toolbox.


This episode is also sponsored by CPTSD Foundation.

CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.


Daily Recovery Support? Yes!

Free Support Groups? Yes!

The Healing Book Club? Yes!

A Weekly Newsletter? Definitely!


Learn more about the CPTSD Foundation here.

 

In addition to his work on complex trauma, Michael Salter has researched and published widely on violence against women and children.


Michael sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and is an associate editor of Child Abuse Review, the peer-reviewed journal of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

May 20, 2019
Episode 361: Early Psychosis. The Course Begins Next Week!
08:50

My new 5-day, live, online workshop, begins next Monday, May 20th!

Early Psychosis: Understanding & Assessing The Signs And Symptoms. An online workshop experience for therapists, coaches, mentors and teachers.

What You'll Learn:

  • How to distinguish between the signs of early psychosis and psychosis and schizophrenia.
  • Risk factors for psychosis and early psychosis.
  • How to determine whether someone is experiencing symptoms of early psychosis, (or psychosis, or schizophrenia)
  • How to talk to and assess young clients (young kids and adults ages 12-24) to learn about their symptoms.
  • How to talk to young clients about their symptoms of early psychosis without stigmatizing them.
  • What to do if a client is experiencing these symptoms.
  • And much more.

Course Details:

May 15, 2019
Episode 360: Equine Therapy & Healing Trauma. Maddie Caballo
37:34

Maddie Caballo is a sought after International Speaker, Educator, Coach, and Equine Facilitator who shares her experience of extreme abuse to enlighten, educate, and encourage others.

First off, a giant thank-you to my sponsors this week:

This episode is sponsored by PESI.

The latest research from neuroscience and psychotherapy has shown we can rewire the brain to facilitate trauma recovery.

Now newly released workbook authored by Jennifer Sweeton, The Trauma Treatment Toolbox, teaches clinicians how to take that brain-based approach to trauma therapy, showing how to effectively heal clients’ brains with straightforward, easy-to-implement treatment techniques.

You can get yours now through PESI and with this exclusive offer to save $10 plus free shipping with code JS10. Go to www.pesi.com/toolbox.

This episode is also sponsored by CPTSD Foundation.

CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

 

Check out CPTSD Foundation right here: https://cptsdfoundation.org/

At the age of 20, Maddie Caballo was standing at the crossroads of continuing the pattern of intergenerational abuse she’d experienced, or trying to escape the community that had controlled her since birth, and leave with very few skills to survive in a world outside of her control.

Now, Maddie shares her experience with first responders, lawyers, medical providers, therapists, and other professionals of what are the most effective and respectful ways to work with someone with complex trauma, dissociation, and PTSD.

Maddie brings over 25 years of experience in education with an in-depth knowledge of how to apply teaching to the creative healing experiences. She is helping survivors of abuse and trauma to receive dignified and informed care from professionals.

May 13, 2019
Episode 359: Maybe You Should Talk To Someone. Lori Gottlieb
30:34

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist, New York Times bestselling author, nationally recognized journalist, and the author of the The Atlantic's weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column.

Lori blends her clinical experience with the latest research and cultural developments to help people live better lives.

Her most recent book, Maybe You Should Talk To Someone is in development for a television series at ABC.

May 05, 2019
Episode 358: Jessica Culp. There is No Perfect Map
29:57

I’m very excited to have back on the podcast, Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member, Jessica Culp, MA, LPC.

Jessica has joined me on the podcast a few times, sharing her journey, from intern to new trauma clinician. She was lost on the podcast on episode 275.

Jessica is a licensed trauma counselor at Steadfast Center LLC in Urbana Illinois and a 2018 masters of counseling graduate from Lincoln Christian University. Steadfast Center LLC is a new practice in central Illinois specializing in helping individuals heal from relational and complex trauma.

This is Jessica’s second career, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2003 and working in the marketing and resource development field for three local nonprofit organizations that included a food bank, a children’s home, and a crisis nursery.

Jessica has been listening to the Trauma Therapist Podcast since she began her studies in counseling in September of 2015, and joined Trauma Therapist 2.0 in December 2016.

May 02, 2019
Episode 357: Jamie Marich, PhD. Process Not Perfection
32:53

Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH.

She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and delivered a TEDx talk on trauma in 2015.

Jamie is the author of several books including, EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma (in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Dansiger); Focused Care, and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015) among others.

Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery is her latest book and the one we’re going to be focusing on today!

Apr 29, 2019
Episode 356: Early Psychosis. The Course is Coming. Guy Macpherson
09:35

As many of you know, I've been working on The Trauma Therapist Project full-time now for about one year.


Prior to that, my position was as a license-eligible clinician, working under a licensed therapist, at a clinic here in Northern California for five years.


Our role was to assess and treat young individuals between the ages of 12 and 25 who were showing early signs of psychosis.


I absolutely loved the job and learned an amazing amount.


I’ve wanted to create a workshop around this topic for a long time, and so, here it is.


In this episode, I introduce this topic and share a bit about the course.

And yes, I’m very excited!


What is psychosis?


And what is early psychosis?


Two great questions, and ones which you have to answer if you're a therapist, and could certainly help if you're a teacher.


The word psychosis is not an actual diagnosis, but rather a collection of symptoms which indicate that an individual can not distinguish between what is real and what is not.


Early psychosis then describes those symptoms which can sometimes precede full or complete psychosis.


Such symptoms could include visual or auditory hallucinations (among others), but yet the individual still continues to maintain their hold on reality. In other words, someone might experience these symptoms but they know that those symptoms are not real.


Assessing for these symptoms, whether you're a therapist or teacher, and whether you work with children or adults, is a crucial skill.

This is what I spent 5 years of my life doing, and I loved it.

Apr 24, 2019
Episode 355: Erica Hornthal. Dance, Movement & Healing Trauma
40:11

Today on the podcast I'm very excited to have Erica Hornthal!


Erica is a licensed professional clinical counselor, board-certified dance/movement therapist and the founder and president of Chicago Dance Therapy, Inc., a psychotherapy practice founded in 2011.


A huge thank-you to my sponsors:


This episode is sponsored by: PESI.


Clinicians have advanced their practice and improved client outcomes with education from PESI’s live and online CE seminars for over 40 years.


Click here to download effective and practical, printable FREE tools for use with your clients today! http://bit.ly/2UtyDmt


This episode is also sponsored by CPTSD Foundation.


CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.


Check out CPTSD Foundation right here: https://cptsdfoundation.org/

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Erica received her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago and her BS in psychology from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.


While Erica has worked primarily with individuals who are diagnosed with dementia and movement disorders, she also sees many individuals who are looking for a more holistic approach to dealing with anxiety, trauma, depression, and grief.

Apr 22, 2019
Episode 354: Byron Katie. The Work
37:36

I’m thrilled to have Bryon Katie on the podcast!


If you’ve seen her either on video or in-person, then you know why I’m excited. There’s something about her presence, her humor, and her insightfulness that cuts through the BS and gets to the core of the human experience--the struggle, the frustration, and the suffering. That’s exactly why I invited her on the podcast.


This episode is sponsored by PESI.


When you need innovative and cutting edge treatment strategies and techniques to meet the changing demands of your clinical work, PESI connects you with today’s leading experts through their state of the art continuing education.


Download these effective and practical, printable FREE tools for use with your clients today!


This episode is also sponsored by CPTSDFoundation.org


CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.


Check out CPTSD Foundation.


Byron Katie's level of insight, her self-awareness and questioning is precisely what’s required of the coaches and mentors and therapists who work with individuals who’ve been impacted by trauma.


In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work.


The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you question a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering.


Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, five-day intensives, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world.

Byron Katie’s books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. For more information, visit thework.com.


Apr 15, 2019
Episode 353: Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Member Spotlight. Tammy Hatherill
32:20

Today I’ve invited on Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member, Tammy Hatherill.

Tammy is the Director of Tammy’s Tarot and Healing and the newly formed Holistic Health Services NT. She is a well-known Clinical and Neuro Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Tarot and Reiki Master/Teacher and is the creator of the revolutionary Reiki Chakra Cards (which are oracle/tarot type cards).


Tammy enjoyed sharing her spiritual and therapy knowledge with a regular radio segment on 104.1 Territory FM, Australian radio, and now continues to spread the word through her own podcast, Holistic Health Services NT.


Tammy is the author of four books: Trapped Behind BarsThe Diary of a Fallen Angel, Special Moments, and Trauma to Triumph – A Spiritual Awakening.

Apr 12, 2019
Episode 352: Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. Trauma Stewardship
39:21

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul, has worked directly with trauma survivors for more than three decades.


She has worked with groups as diverse as zookeepers and reconstruction workers in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, community organizers and health care providers in Japan.


Laura is known as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure and much of her work is being invited to assist in the aftermath of community catastrophes–whether they are fatal storms or mass shootings.

Apr 08, 2019
Episode 351: Dr. Nancy Morgan. This Work Is Spiritual
47:40

The Trauma Therapist | Podcast is a podcast about the human spirit.

It’s a podcast about hearing the stories and the journeys of those who have dedicated their lives to helping others who’ve been impacted by trauma.

It’s about cultivating authenticity, presence, and compassion.

Nancy Morgan is one of those individuals who I believe epitomizes what this podcast is about, and she is back as my guest this week, and I couldn’t be more excited!

This episode is sponsored by PESI.

When you need innovative and cutting edge treatment strategies and techniques to meet the changing demands of your clinical work, PESI connects you with today’s leading experts through their state of the art continuing education.

Download these effective and practical, printable FREE tools for use with your clients today!

This episode is also sponsored by CPTSDFoundation.org

CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Check out CPTSD Foundation right here: https://cptsdfoundation.org/


Nancy Morgan specializes both in working with adults with severe mental health challenges whose traumatic histories influence and inform their thoughts and behaviors and in providing Trauma-Focused training and supervision to future therapists.

Her primary work has been in Partial Hospitalization Program settings, Secure Residential Treatment Facilities, and Intensive Outpatient Programs, where she’s served as a clinician, manager, or most often as program clinical supervisor.

Currently, Dr. Morgan works as the Director of Behavioral Health at LifeMoves, Northern California’s largest agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness where she has developed a Trauma-Focused Mindfulness-Based training curriculum whereby she provides didactics, supervises, and mentors graduate psychology students.

Apr 01, 2019
Episode 350: The Difference Between Dysfunction and Trauma. Nate Postlethwait
42:26

Nate Postlethwait (Postal-weight) recently left a successful 13-year career in real estate to begin sharing his story of overcoming complex trauma.

Nate is 41 years old and has been in therapy for 23 years fighting to make sense of much of what he was experiencing in his mind and body.

Nate, and the fact that he’s now sharing his story, and the way that he’s sharing his story, is what this podcast is all about.

It’s called courage.

First off, a huge thank-you to my sponsors:
This episode is sponsored by: PESI

Clinicians have advanced their practice and improved client outcomes with education from PESI’s live and online CE seminars for over 40 years. Join their elite community of professionals, influencers and inspirers today and save $35 on your first online CE training with promo code 35PESI: http://bit.ly/2CluAOr

This episode is also sponsored by CPTSD Foundation, who has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014. Thank you!!

Nate Postlethwait’s greatest desire is for others to know and understand the difference between dysfunction and trauma, and where to go to get the appropriate help. He hopes to be a pioneer in the way people perceive male sexual abuse and the process for male victims. He is currently traveling the world for a year while building this platform, and personally putting all the disciplines in place to make self care a top priority.

His blog and podcast launched just 2 months ago, and already, have gathered thousands of followers.

Mar 25, 2019
Episode 349: Cultivating Compassion, Vulnerability & You. Guy Macpherson, Phd
18:09

Today, a reflection in the wake of the live, online 10-day program I did last week, The Heart-Centered Therapist.

Note: I will be doing it again next month, in April. If you're interested in learning more about that, you can do so here: http://theheartcenteredtherapist.com

When I created this podcast my initial inspiration was to bring seasoned therapists on to talk about how to treat trauma. What I discovered, however--and what my guests shared--was that and then so much more.

It's not about what you know. It's about who you are.

I think, if I had to put it in a nutshell, that's what it would be.

The process of discovering, of exploring, of honoring, and owning, who we--who you!--are, and then learning to be that, authentically, compassionately and vulnerability, within the context of helping those who've been impacted by trauma, is the foundation (and some would say, the gold!!), of this work.

This is what The Heart-Centered Therapist program is about.

And like many things, it is simple, but not always easy.

This episode is sponsored by my online, 5-day program coming in April, The Heart-Centered Therapist. Click here to learn more: http://theheartcenteredtherapist.com

Mar 22, 2019
Episode 348: Ordinary to Extraordinary. Esther Goldstein, LCSW
30:24

Esther Goldstein LCSW is psychotherapist and trauma specialist with a private practice in Cedarhurst, in Long Island NY.

Esther specializes in treating anxiety, trauma, complex ptsd and dissociative disorders.

Esther provides trauma informed consultation to therapists committed to improving their trauma-informed practice and attachment focused EMDR consultation to therapist attaining hours towards EMDRIA certification.

Esther's website is Integrativepsych.co

Mar 18, 2019
Episode 347: The Power of the Beginner's Mind. Guy Macpherson
09:29

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Mar 15, 2019
Episode 346: Martial Arts, Justice & Treating Trauma. Dean Siminoff
40:01

Master Dean Siminoff has been studying martial arts for more than 25 years and is a 6th degree black belt in taekwondo.

He is the founder of the Canadian charity Martial Arts for Justice program whose mission is to protect vulnerable people from violence and oppression.

Dean’s schools in the west Kootenay region of British Columbia have positively impacted students there for the past 18 years.

Martial Arts for Justice is currently partnering in Rwanda delivering its Enhance Resilience Training to genocide widows.

Master Dean has a passion for protecting the weak and vulnerable in our society.

The unique program of Enhance Resilience Training can be delivered in a variety of settings including our North American high schools.

Dean is married to Marleen with 2 adult children and 2 granddaughters.

Mar 11, 2019
Episode 345: Owning Your Truth. Guy Macpherson, PhD
23:43

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Mar 08, 2019
Episode 344: Overcoming shame, doubt and fear. Stephana Johnson
43:28

Today I'm joined by Stephana Johnson.

First, a shout-out to my sponsor, CPTSD Foundation​ who has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Stephana Johnson is an award winning transformational speaker, mentor and author who has made it her life’s work to empower leaders and groundbreakers to shine bright for others to follow.

As a result of her personal sexual trauma and abuse, she lived in shame, fear and confusion until she was able to transform those scars into what she calls 'sacred wounds'.

Stephana is the author of "Peace Doesn't Come In A Pill” and "Finding Joy Beyond Trauma"

After counseling and coaching others for over 20 years, she says that she’s discovered our greatest wounds lead to our soul's perfection.

As a direct result of working with Stephana, clients overcome fear, self-doubt, lifelong struggles with weight (both physical and emotional) and set aside other self-limiting beliefs that used to stand in the way of them stepping into their full potential.

Mar 04, 2019
Episode 343: The Heart-Centered Therapist Is Coming. Guy Macpherson, PhD
20:07

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Mar 02, 2019
Episode 342: The Trauma Institute. Ricky Greenwald, PsyD
40:15

Dr. Greenwald is the founder and executive director of the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, affiliate professor at the SUNY University at Buffalo School of Social Work, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Greenwald is the author of numerous professional articles as well as several books, including EMDR in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (1999), Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency (editor; 2002), Child Trauma Handbook (2005), EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment (2007), Treating Problem Behaviors (2009), and Progressive Counting (2013). His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. Dr. Greenwald is the developer of Progressive Counting and of the Fairy Tale phase model of trauma-informed treatment, and a pioneer in intensive trauma-focused therapy.

Feb 25, 2019
Episode 341: The Heart-Centered Therapist. Guy Macpherson, PhD
20:35
So many of my guests on The Trauma Therapist | Podcast
have said, in one way or another, that It's Not What You Know. It's Who You Are.
 
I love that! It inspires me!
 
And I think it's taken me some time to truly live that and to own that.
 
I'm planning a live, online, 10-Day training/workshop/experience for new trauma therapists called The Heart-Centered Therapist.
 
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2tvQrhv
 
This is also for anyone in the helping professions: therapists, social workers, counselors, coaches etc.
 
The Heart-Centered Therapist, live, 10-Day training/workshop is about uncovering and honoring the unique and incredible person that you are, and learning to bring that to the work you do.
 
Who you are--your story, your experiences, and the degree to which you either shove them down and run from them, or own and honor them, impacts and influences your work with those who've been impacted by trauma.
 
Join me for a 10-Day, online training/workshop/experience over Zoom video.
 
Date:
Monday, March 4 thru 8 and then Monday, March 11 thru 15.
11 am PST
 
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2tvQrhv
Feb 22, 2019
Episode 340: Zen Hospice Project with George Kellar
37:13

George Kellar is the Executive Director at Zen Hospice Project, responsible for directing its pioneering integration of social and clinical caregiving services grounded in compassion, spirituality and humanity. 

He leads all aspects of the non-profit organization - caregiving at the Guest House, a residential hospice house offering 24/7 care; volunteer caregiver programs at the Guest House and Laguna Honda Hospital; and the Mindful Caregiver Education program to teach professional and family caregivers how to reduce suffering for those who are seriously ill and at end-of-life, and to practice self-care in order to build resilience and reduce burnout.

George also oversees Zen Hospice Project engagements with community partners such as UCSF and Hospice By The Bay; with the San Francisco Palliative Care Committee, whose mission is to improve the care of seriously ill San Franciscans through research, education and outreach; and with healthcare organizations such as The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), The American Society on Aging (ASA), and the California Hospice & Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA).

He has over three decades of executive-level leadership experience, and has held numerous positions at the San Francisco Zen Center, one of the largest community-based organizations in the San Francisco Bay area.

These roles include: Board member and Chairman of the Board, and finance, vision/strategic planning, fundraising/development and healthcare task force committees.  George also serves on the Advisory Board of Rock The Earth, a national non-profit environmental organization committed to protecting natural resources through partnerships within the music industry and environmental community.

Feb 18, 2019
Episode 339: Stepping into Aliveness. Guy Macpherson, PhD
28:42

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Feb 14, 2019
Episode 338: The Power of Authenticity. Sarah Buino
40:36

Today on the podcast Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF.

First, a shout-out to my sponsor: CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Check them out right here: https://cptsdfoundation.org
 
Sarah Buino is the founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc and co-founder of Pathos at Head/Heart, a co-occurring and trauma-focused intensive outpatient program.

She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions counselor, Certified Daring WayTM facilitator, and adjunct faculty member at Loyola University.

Sarah integrates her knowledge of complementary healing modalities such as music, yoga, reiki, and the chakra system into her clinical practice to help clients enhance their authenticity and connection to self.

She’s also the host of a podcast Conversations With a Wounded Healer which examines the role of one’s own healing while being a care-giving professional.

Feb 11, 2019
Episode 337: The Open Heart. Guy Macpherson, PhD
19:40

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Feb 07, 2019
Episode 336: Eating Disorders, Trauma & Healing with Paula Scatoloni & Rachel Lewis Marlow
46:42

Today on the podcast I talk with Paula Scatoloni and Rachel Lewis Marlow on the topic of eating disorders, trauma, and healing. 

First, a shout-out to my sponsor: CPTSD Foundation has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Check them out right here: https://cptsdfoundation.org
 
 
 

Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP is a somatic-based psychotherapist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner in Chapel Hill, NC. She has a private practice and has worked in the field of eating disorders for over two decades. Paula served as the Eating Disorder Coordinator at Duke University CAPS for nine years providing services to college-age students, offering workshops, and managing a multidisciplinary treatment team.  

Rachel Lewis Marlow is a somatically integrative psychotherapist, dually licensed in counseling and therapeutic massage and bodywork. She is a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and has advanced training and 25 + years experience in diverse somatic therapies including Craniosacral Therapy, Energetic Osteopathy, Oncology massage and Aromatherapy.  

Embodied recovery is the first trauma-informed eating disorder treatment approach that really takes into account, the body's experience in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.

In this book, my guests blend somatic experiencing, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and body mind centering to offer a somato-sensory approach that is different from the current standard of care for eating disorders (DBT).

Feb 04, 2019
Episode 335: Social Work, Attachment & Trauma with Kate Fylan
35:17

Kate has over 17 years experience working with children and families in the areas of trauma, Child Protection, and attachment and parenting.

She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker through the Australian Association of Social Workers, as well as  a Play Therapist and has worked internationally and locally for both government and non-government agencies.

Kate is an Approved Counsellor with Victims Services NSW and has worked extensively with victims of crime and brings a trauma, attachment and neurobiological framework to her work.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work awarded by Trinity College Dublin and a Post Graduate Diploma In Play Therapy awarded by Play Therapy International (PTI) and University of Canterbury.

Jan 28, 2019
Episode 334: Is This Healing? Guy Macpherson
18:21

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Jan 24, 2019
Episode 333: Unapologetic Vulnerability. Zahabiyah Yamasaki
36:58

Zabie Yamasaki, truly believes in the healing power of yoga and has had the opportunity to transform her own trauma through the healing asana practice.

For years, Zabie’s unfaltering support for survivors of sexual violence has manifested itself in many forms. She has ultimately made it her life's goal to help empower survivors of assault to regain their strength and self-worth.

Zabie is a founding individual practitioner of The Breathe Network, an organization that connects survivors of sexual violence to holistic healing arts practitioners that offer all services on a sliding scale.

She is the Founder of Transcending Sexual Trauma through Yoga, an organization with the mission of empowering survivors to heal through the practice of yoga.

During her graduate career, Zabie engaged in numerous efforts to help prevent sexual assault through her campus role as the Coordinator of Sexual Violence Prevention. Zabie was previously the Assistant Director of UC Irvine Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) where she developed an 8-week therapeutic yoga program for survivors of sexual assault. She is now working as the Program Director of Trauma-Informed Yoga Programs at UCLA where she oversees wellness and alternative healing modalities for survivors, including therapeutic yoga.

Jan 21, 2019
Episode 332: Being a Human. Guy Macpherson
21:30

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Jan 17, 2019
Episode 331: Speaking Our Truth. Kim Rezarch
44:45

Kimberly Rezarch M.S.W. is a survivor of severe childhood trauma and forced psychiatry. Over the course of 20 years in the mental health system, Kimberly was given 25 different mental health diagnoses and prescribed 11 medications to be taken simultaneously. It wasn’t until her psychiatrist became trauma-informed, that her life was saved with a new diagnosis, Dissociative Identity Disorder. This diagnosis indicated the severity of her trauma, but also provided the answers she was searching for.

During her recovery journey, she developed the Trauma Motivated Outcomes Theory, which recognizes trauma as the motivation behind behaviors. Kimberly also sees that responses to trauma accumulate over time, mimicking mental illness and developing into Trauma Response Syndrome. Kimberly created the Trauma Response Syndrome Model to assist in the recovery from Trauma Response Syndrome. Kimberly wants to bring hope to those who suffer from trauma and provide new tools for mental health professionals.

Jan 14, 2019
Episode 330: The Open Heart. Guy Macpherson, PhD
19:58

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Jan 10, 2019
Episode 329: The Refreshed Therapist. Ili Rivera Walter
38:41

Ili is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT-Approved Supervisor, and holds a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy.

She is supervisor, professor, mentor, and wellness warrior for mental health professionals.

Her area of expertise is systems theory, including: self of the therapist, family of origin, relationship and intimacy development through dialogue, and the integration of Christian faith and counseling, as well as applying systems theory in organizational and business consulting.

Jan 07, 2019
Episode 328: The Power of Getting Uncomfortable. Tiffany Chhuom
41:52

Tiffany Chhuom, LSWAIC, CDP-T, MPH, MSW offers 18 years of professional experience practice, policy, research and administration that she used previously to contribute communication plans, marketing
strategies and social media use policies for NASW-WA while also serving on our Communications Committee.

As a therapist, treats veterans, people with disabilities, and survivors of all forms of violence (e.g. workplace harassment, campus sexual assault, Military Sexual Trauma, stalking, cyber abuse, rape, and childhood abuse).

Her new practice, Lucy in the Sky: Therapy for the Gifted, aims to serve gifted adults, those living with disabilities and those surviving trauma and addiction. She is particularly interested in how all of these things intersect as a practitioner, speaker and writer.

As the new NASW Standards for Technology in Social Work Practice influence our field, she recently completed advanced training in the UW Department of Bioethics where she will advance in ethics consultation.

Specifically, Tiffany has contributed original research, clinical skill, campaign management and organizational leadership on the use of technology and health in practice, enterprise, and research.

Her hope is to help practitioners, organizations, educators and policy makers remain relevant and compliant in our ever-evolving Digital Era.

Prior to graduate school, Tiffany was sought out to manage challenging studies in Social Work, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Addiction Medicine, Population Health, Health Disparities, and Child Welfare.

Her authorship in scientific, peer reviewed journals on addiction, child welfare, trauma, study implementation and studying the stress response of marginalized populations is noted.

From time to time she still trains others how to more ethically conduct scientific study with historically traumatized populations.
In policy, she served as a Policy Analyst at the Health Care Authority, making recommendations for the State Innovations Models Initiative and SB 6312. Her earlier policy days took new legislation headed by Partners for Our Children into action, coordinating complex data sharing agreements across 20 government agencies to prevent childhood injury.

While Tiffany’s experience mentioned above keeps her grounded, her favorite job was in practicum at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System serving Military Sexual Trauma survivors.

Her next step in life was to move to the country where she stays busy with 3 dobermans, 1 wiener dog, gardening and junkin’.

Her new practice, Lucy in the Sky: Therapy for the Gifted, aims to serve gifted adults, those living with disabilities and those surviving trauma and addiction.

She is particularly interested in how all of these things intersect as a practitioner, speaker and writer.

In her writing, she is planning a blog that will showcase her strong foundation in trauma and addiction research, her love for using comic book art, and the hobbies she indulges in to practice her own self-care, which include junkin’, thriftin’, succulents and decorating on a dime. She is currently taking no more than 10 clients at any given time so she has space to lead community workshops, teach, write and play.

Jan 03, 2019
Episode 327: Occupational Therapy & Trauma Treatment. Teri Barney
39:11

Teri Barney is an occupational therapist, OTR/L who finds fulfillment in helping children, teens and adults achieve good physical and mental health through meaningful functional activities, sensory integration, and psychosocial interventions.

As an occupational therapist and adoptive parent of two boys from Eastern Europe, Teri has a special interest in addressing attachment and complex trauma through activity and relationship based interventions that promote competence, self-regulation, and confidence.

She recently completed an intensive 80-hour post-graduate program at ATTACh, an international coalition of professionals and families dedicated to helping those with attachment difficulties.

Teri has over 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist in a variety of adult and pediatric settings.  She currently works in a therapeutic day school setting.   Teri also is in the process of starting a private pediatric occupational therapy practice with a subspecialty in trauma and attachment.   She is passionate about the role of occupational therapy in trauma-informed care.

Dec 31, 2018
Episode 326: Reflections on 2018. Guy Macpherson, PhD
31:33

In this episode, I talk a bit about the last year within The Trauma Therapist | Podcast and Trauma Therapist | 2.0, and what it’s been like doing this full time!

I also share a bit about what brought some of the Trauma Therapist | 2.0 members to the community, and what they’re going to be working on, as trauma therapists, in the coming year.

Finally, I share some of my plans for the podcast and Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Dec 26, 2018
Episode 325: Stephen Kavalkovich. Sharing Pain. Honoring Strength.
38:16

Stephen is a long time NJ resident who has been given the gift of many experiences in life. For most of his adult life, he served as Paramedic for 15+ years in many jurisdictions in NJ, PA, and DE.

He also had the honor of serving as a rescue worker at the World Trade Center on 9-11-01 in NYC.

Stephen has seen tragedy and suffering first hand. While saving countless overdose victims in his career, he always felt a pang of sadness when his colleagues would treat a hurting person poorly due to their ignorance of the problem.

Little did they know that he soon would be no different than many of his patients and that he was the one who needed the saving.

It took him overdosing multiple times and having been revived by former colleagues, losing his certification, career, marriage, and children to finally stop Stephen from working towards his grave and start working a recovery program.

His focus is to open up the conversation about addressing the underlying pain, trauma, or lack of coping skills that makes one decide to self-medicate in the first place. If it can happen to the rescuer himself then who perhaps “should have known better”, thus showing proof that no one is immune to the disease of addiction.

Stephen’s story has to be told to give others the courage to voice their pain. Pain shared is pain lessened. He has expertise in Emergency Medical Care, First Responder PTSD and Substance Abuse issues, Recovery Coaching, Intervention, Leadership, and Spiritual Studies. He is also a charter member of the Southern Delaware Toastmasters International Club. He is available for coaching, mentorship, speaking engagements, guest interviews, content production, and consultation services.

Stephen is proud to be the host and creator of the Rescue the Rescuer show, the only show in the world geared towards first responders who battle mental health issues including PTSD, Substance Abuse Disorder, and more.

His show is hosted on the Mental Health News Radio Network where he also serves as the Director of Network Compliance. Stephen is regularly sought out for national and international TV, podcasts, and print media for his expertise. He welcomes you to book him for a free consultation, so we can devise a plan to meet your unique needs.

Dec 24, 2018
Episode 324: Moving Out of Survival Mode. Irene Lyon
44:02

Irene Lyon, MSC., is a nervous system specialist who helps people release their deepest traumas from their nervous systems, allowing them to finally heal from chronic mental, physical, and emotional conditions they’ve tried everything to fix.


Irene has intensively studied and practices the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, Peter Levine (founder of Somatic Experiencing) and Kathy Kain (founder of Somatic Practice).


Irene has a master’s degree in research in the fields of biomedical and health science and regularly appears on podcasts and online summits teaching all things nervous system health, healing trauma and neuroplasticity.

Dec 18, 2018
Episode 323: We Are All Susceptible. Angela Englander
27:26

This week on the podcast I'm excited to be joined by Angela Englander.

Angela is a passionate and inspired trauma therapist working in private practice in Ontario, Canada.

She began her journey in social services working with children who had experienced trauma, struggled with mental illness and had disabilities.

Over time her career developed and she increasingly specialized in traumatic stress and the impact trauma has on people's lives.

Five years ago she began working towards creating her trauma healing service, Ways to Wellbeing, and she's continued to learn, grow and specialize over time.

Her specialties include cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and eye movement desensitization reprocessing.

Each day she continues to be open to learning and gaining a better understanding of people's healing journey's and what it means to heal from trauma.

This episode is sponsored by CPTSD Foundation.org: https://cptsdfoundation.org/

Dec 17, 2018
Episode 322: No More Suffering In Silence. Nikki Webber Allen
35:39

Nikki Webber Allen is a 2-Time Emmy Award winner with 20 years of experience producing content for media outlets including Warner Bros., HBO, ABC, 20th Century Fox and BET.

In 2013, while working as the Vice President of Casting & Talent Relations for the cable network TV One, Nikki lost her 22-year old nephew, Paul, to suicide after his years of struggle with depression and anxiety. Since then, she’s become a passionate mental health advocate.

In Paul’s honor, she launched the nonprofit I Live For.org to create a safe space for honest, unapologetic conversations about mental health in communities of color where the cultural stigma of mental illness discourages far too many young people from seeking help.

Esteemed scholar and advisor to the foundation, Michael Eric Dyson has called I Live For “an incredibly important organization that offers much needed support to those who too often suffer in silence.”

Her work with I LIVE FOR.org has been featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, NPR and NBC News.

She’s the host of Slate Magazine’s podcast “Life Effects” and she’s currently producing and directing a documentary film featuring a diverse group of compelling young men and women who reject the stigma of mental illness and share candid stories about their experiences living with depression and anxiety. The film is being scored by her husband musician Jeffrey Allen of the Grammy nominated R&B band Mint Condition.

In Spring 2017, she was chosen for the highly-coveted TED Residency program which culminated in delivering an impassioned TED Talk entitled, “Don’t suffer from your depression in silence,” which has garnered over 1.7MM views.

Dec 10, 2018
Episode 321: Walk Through This. Sara Shulting-Kranz
31:56

Sara Schulting-Kranz was raped at 17 years of age, became pregnant and chose to keep her child.

23 years later, she found out her husband of 17 years was gay, having affairs with men for most of her marriage and was an addict.

To heal, Sara summited mountains, ran marathons, ultra-marathons, and stand-up paddled deep into the ocean.

Today, she helps other women find the courage to do the same.

Her recovery journey has become a documentary in production, titled, Walk Through This - A Story of Starting Over.

Sara founded Live Boldly Coaching, LLC and became the first Co-Active Professional Life and Leadership coach, Wilderness First Responder andMultidimensional Partner TraumaModel certified coach in the world.

With a vision and dream in my 40’s, she began guiding Transformational Coaching, Hiking, and Meditation Retreats in the Grand Canyon.

Not only does she guide clients physically through the canyon, but also emotionally, mentally, and if they choose, spiritually deep within themselves!

Dec 05, 2018
Episode 320: Bringing Humanity to Suicide Assessment with Dr. Rebecca Milner
45:48

Dr. Rebecca Milner is an Assistant Professor with the East Tennessee State University Counseling Program, and the clinical mental health concentration coordinator.

Prior to taking a position as a full time counselor educator, Rebecca worked at a university counseling center as a generalist, and a public hospital as a member of the psychiatric emergency team.

In addition to teaching, Rebecca provides consulting services through her LLC, Empatheia Consulting, including psychoeducational and experiential workshops, personal and professional retreats, and organizational consulting services on a variety of mental health and wellness related topics.

Rebecca views counseling as an opportunity for her to partner with clients through a particularly challenging part of their life journey to offer support and collaboration. She believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and uses person-centered, feminist/multicultural, and systems frameworks. She also incorporate expressive arts, narrative, and mindfulness-based practices.

Rebecca is trained in Intergroup Dialogue facilitation and believes in ongoing personal and professional growth and advocacy, particularly with regard to intercultural development.

Dec 03, 2018
Episode 319: Human Rights & Trauma Advocacy. Margi Bennett
37:16

Bennett is a social work clinician, academic and researcher who brings a human rights perspective to helping the traumatized trauma worker.

A writer, trauma trainer and consultant, she has worked with trauma workers in Australia and the Asia–Pacific, and has trained trauma workers and/or evaluated trauma services and programs in the UK, Europe, Nepal, Indonesia, Aceh, East Timor, New Zealand, Georgia (Russia) and Sri Lanka.

Margi is a consultant to trauma organisations and their managers and staff, providing context-specific trauma training, supervision for managers and staff in trauma services, and qualitative research to increase organisational funding.

Nov 26, 2018
Episode 318: Guy Macpherson, PhD. Owning Our Story.
39:42

Sometimes I feel that my reason for doing this podcast gets lost beneath the weight of my interviews.

Today, I wanted to talk about that: What drives me in this work.

Spoiler alert--it’s you, the trauma therapists who dedicate themselves to helping those who’ve been impacted by trauma.

People like you inspire me and truly keep me going.

Nov 22, 2018
Episode 317: Loosening The Shackles of Shame. Athena Moberg
40:05

I’m very excited this week to be joined by Athena Moberg.

Athena is an author, speaker, and advocate working in the field of C-PTSD/ Complex Trauma Recovery.

She is also a force, and she’s on a mission.

With a deep passion for helping those who have been impacted by trauma, she inspires her community into a deeper level of faith while encouraging them to love and accept themselves just as they are.

Athena and her staff of dedicated volunteers reach thousands of survivors weekly in over 180 countries through Athena's YouTube and Roku TV channel.

Her life's work is CPTSDfoundation.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trauma-informed education and resources to both helping professionals and mental health consumers who are living with the devastating after-effects of complex trauma.

The foundation provides adjunctive care; trauma-informed peer support--daily calls where people from all over the world call in to share, heal, learn and support one another.

CPTSD Foundation is proud to work in tandem with practitioners and treatment centers, offering daily touchpoints to anyone currently in trauma therapy or who just want a safe place to come and feel heard and validated between appointments.

Athena resides in Maui, Hawaii with her husband of seven years. Her son is a Marine Corps Veteran studying Neuroscience with the goal of becoming a Forensic Pathologist. Her daughter-in-law is a Second Lieutenant in the Army while attending Veterinary School.

With 3 published books, Athena speaks publicly every week and firmly believes compassion is a priceless gift we can all give.

Nov 19, 2018
Episode 316: Trust Your Struggle. Victoria Grinman
37:48

Victoria Grinman is a licensed clinical social worker and educator with a private practice and community resource called Growing Kind Minds, currently based in MA.

Victoria is an adjunct lecturer at Boston College and Columbia School of Social Work Masters programs. She enjoy traveling nationally and sharing about body-based approaches to working in a trauma-informed way with kids and teens. Victoria says that, I have the sublime privilege of working in the trauma field with folks of all ages in my practice. Her most recent project (while there are many!) is my dissertation research - a focus on posttraumatic growth in parents of young adult Autistic children.

Nov 16, 2018
Episode 315: The Power of Witnessing. Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Member, Michelle Turnbull
30:02

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Social Science and majors in Counselling and Mediation, and Human Relations and Communication, and has over 20 years of experience in training and teaching in domestic violence, child protection and trauma work.

She has worked for 15 years in Non-Government Organisations creating programs for teenage parents, new parents, Aboriginal families and people from many diverse backgrounds.

Michelle has also spent many years public speaking at conferences around the world on the issues facing families living with Huntington's Disease and has been a huge advocate for young carers and people facing the complex challenges of living with an incurable illness.
In addition, Michelle has been actively involved in creating resources, supports, connections for those facing this terminal illness.

Nov 12, 2018
Episode 314: Clip: The Tables Are Turned. Jessica Culp, MA, Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Member, Interviews Guy
44:04

In this interview, Jessica Culp, a long-time Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member, takes the mic and interviews me.

I’ve been a guest on a number of other podcasts and truly enjoy the experience. In this interview, however, Jessica does a great job of inviting me to share a number of things I honestly don’t think I’ve shared on other shows before

So, if you’re looking for a little behind-the-scenes here at The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, then this episode is for you.

Jessica achieved her Masters in Mental Health Counseling August of 2018 from Lincoln Christian Seminary.

Jessica received her clinical training at Lincoln Christian University

and Piatt County Mental Health Center. She is currently the Intake Coordinator at east central Illinois’ newest trauma focused practice, Steadfast Center, in Urbana, Illinois.

She is looking forward to seeing client’s after she receives her license as a professional counselor (LPC) later this year.

This will be Jessica’s second career, after six years working in the marketing and resource development field for three local non profit organizations.

Jessica has been listening to the Trauma Therapist Podcast since September of 2015, and has been a Trauma Therapist 2.0 since December 2016.

Jessica can be reached at: jessica@steadfastcenter.com

Steadfast Center’s website

Nov 05, 2018
Episode 313: Clip: Dan Siegel, MD. Awareness, Trauma & Trauma Treatment.
42:48

I’m very excited this week to have Dr. Dan Siegel back.

Dan’s new book, Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence–The Groundbreaking Meditation Practiceis, is something that’s been on my radar for quite some time as it fits into much of what we discuss here on the podcast.

What does it mean to cultivate awareness?
Why is it important?
And what are the implications both for therapists in general, for for trauma therapists in particular?
And how does this impact the client?

Dan Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA.

An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships.

Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person seminars that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.

Nov 03, 2018
Episode 312: Clip: Kristin Sunanta Walker. How I Became My Own Friend
36:44

Kristin Sunanta Walker is the CEO of the technology consulting firm, everythingEHR, and the founder of the Mental Health News Radio Network, a collection of podcasts centering on the subject of mental health. Kirstin is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and an advocate for survivors of childhood trauma.

On her podcast, Mental Health News Radio, Kristin has interviewed leaders in the behavioral health community such as CEO’s of technology companies, counselors, best-selling authors, and global experts in the field of Behavioral Health. Her show is downloaded in over 171 countries and continues its reach with inspiring guests from every corner of the world.

Oct 30, 2018
Episode 311: Victor Yalom. The Art of Psychotherapy
53:42

My goal with The Trauma Therapist Project--the podcast, Trauma Therapist | 2.0, and my online course, Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker--has always been to raise the awareness of trauma, and to help support, educate and inspire new trauma therapists.

This week I'm continuing that mission, albeit with something different. A few weeks ago I reached out to Victor Yalom of psychotherapy.net and inquired about partnering with him to bring my listeners one of his most popular online courses, Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy.

I thought this would be a great chance for you to learn from a master therapist.

Irvin Yalom, is a prolific author, well-known for integrating existentialism into his work, as well as for working in the here and now. It is these latter two elements which are integral to working with those who’ve been impacted by trauma, and the reason I wanted to partner with Victor to bring this course to you.

In this episode I talk to Victor, the son of Irvin Yalom, and himself, a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience, and the founder and CEO of Psychotherapy.net.

Victor shares his personal story of what inspired him to get into the field of psychotherapy, and then eventually found psychotherapy.net.

Victor gives us a peek into this incredible course, Irvin Yalom and the Art of Psychotherapy, and also offers The Trauma Therapist | Podcast listeners a unique discount.

Oct 19, 2018
Episode 310: On A Mission To Share The Truth. Helen Oakwater
40:57

Helen Oakwater is Coach, Trainer, and Author. And is a self-identified, lifelong learner who is intent on future-proofing children and melting trauma from the core belief that understanding is key.

Her book Bubble Wrapped Children: How social networking is transforming 21st Century adoption took the issue of uninvited contact via Facebook was promoting of uninvited contact between birth families and adopted children. It explores the underlying issues motivating the searching and offers a reframe for adopters.

Oct 15, 2018
Episode 309: The Ways Our Path Inspires Us. Sebastian Slovin
37:38

Sebastian Slovin grew up in La Jolla, California and traveled extensively as a professional bodyboarder. Through his travel, Sebastian developed a deep love and appreciation for our natural world, and at the same time was drawn to the practice of yoga. As a young boy, Sebastian lost his father to suicide, which would later deeply inspire his path in life.

Sebastian holds a BA in Environmental Policy from San Diego State University and an MA in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego.

He and his wife, Sonya, founded Nature Unplugged, which focuses on cultivating wellness through healthier relationships with technology and a deeper connection to nature. When he is not writing or working on Nature Unplugged, Sebastian enjoys swimming, bodysurfing, surfing, and stand-up paddling (pretty much all things) in the wild Pacific Ocean.

Oct 08, 2018
Episode 308: The Power of Trust. Shauna Springer
37:58

Shauna Springer, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Suicide Prevention and Postvention Initiatives at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

Dr. Springer is a licensed Psychologist with an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a doctoral degree from the University of Florida.

She has particular expertise in innovative suicide prevention approaches, moral injury, trauma recovery, close relationships, peer support program development, and veterans' issues, including post-discharge adjustment as well as strategies for engaging Veterans in behavioral health care.

Prior to her current role at TAPS, she served as a front-line psychologist in a Department of Veterans Affairs behavioral health clinic. She helped launch the peer support program in her clinic, and continually innovated to better serve the veterans on her caseload. Known to many veterans as “Doc Springer,” she has helped hundreds of warriors reconnect with their tribe, strengthen their most important relationships, and build lives that are driven by their deepest values.

Based on the trust she has earned within the veteran community, she has acquired a wealth of knowledge about how our bravest citizens may struggle, and the sacred values and potentially life-saving strategies that may help all of us stay in the fight. Recently, she has been developing training on how to have respectful, effective conversations about lethal means with veterans who own firearms.

Oct 01, 2018
Episode 307: Susan Pease Banitt. Wisdom, Attachment & Love in Trauma Therapy.
39:26

Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW is a clinical social worker, speaker, and author who specializes in the treatment of severe trauma, dissociative disorders, and PTSD.

She has worked in the field of mental health for more than four decades in diverse settings: inpatient, outpatient, and medical with adults and children, and trained in the Harvard medical teaching hospitals in Boston, MA.

She is a Clinical Supervisor, Reiki Master, Kripalu trained yoga teacher and shamanic healer in the Celtic tradition. Susan wrote the award-winning book The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out (Quest Books) in 2012. Her second book: Wisdom, Attachment and Love in Trauma Therapy: Beyond Evidence-Based Practice (2018) has just been released by Routledge Press. She has a private practice in beautiful Portland, Oregon where she lives with her husband and a menagerie of wise pets.

Sep 24, 2018
Episode 306: Bruce Perry, MD, PhD. Respect Your Client & Their Story.
41:42

I'm excited and honored to have Dr. Bruce Perry back on The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.

Dr. Perry is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist.

He is a senior fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

In addition to having written more than two hundred scientific articles, Dr. Perry has coauthored with Maia Szalavitz two books for general audiences: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook and Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential — and Endangered.

Sep 21, 2018
Episode 305: Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Member Spotlight with Parneet Chohan
41:06

Today I’m speaking with another Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member, Parneet Chohan.

Parneet is a counselling therapist working out of Montreal, Quebec Canada who has been in practice for almost 4 years now.

She incorporates mindfulness and somatic practice with talk therapy in her counselling work and works predominantly with queer women of color.

Parneet started and runs an online resource group called the montreal healing space where both practitioners and people can share and receive resources and support.

Parneet shares the story of what inspired her to join Trauma Therapist | 2.0 and how the community has positively impacted her work, and her health!

Sep 17, 2018
Episode 304: Meditation, Healing & Trauma. Lynn Fraser
35:01

My guest this week is Lynn Fraser.

Lynn’s story involves overcoming PTSD acquired when she was punched off of her bicycle by a mentally ill stranger as she rode to work one morning.

Since that experience and the unfolding of her healing journey, she’s become an anchor to support people’s journeys as they begin to live from their own innate wisdom and basic goodness.

Lynn learned that those of us with difficult childhoods are more likely to develop PTSD and it is this that inspires her own deeper healing, that of her clients, and the reason she wrote her book, Friends With Your Mind: How to Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts (Breathe, Relax, Heal).

Sep 10, 2018
Episode 303: The Business of Therapy with John Clarke
38:35

I rarely dedicate podcast episodes to business stuff.

There are plenty of other podcasts out there that specialize in that.

Nevertheless, I decided to change that for this episode and invite John Clarke on the podcast.

John is a licensed therapist, business coach, and wordsmith for therapists who helps therapists fill the empty slots on their calendars and overcome their fears of digital marketing. He’s learned a lot of things the hard way in multiple practices from the ground up in highly competitive regions of the country, and started writing about those lessons at PrivatePracticeWorkshop.com.

Today, John owns a thriving private pay group practice in Charlotte, NC and is the founder of Unconditional Media, the digital marketing team for therapists in private practice nationwide.

Sep 03, 2018
Episode 302: My Story: Fears, Struggles & Inspiration. Guy Macpherson, PhD
39:46

In this episode I share about my journey--my struggles, insecurities, fears and some wins!

Aug 29, 2018
Episode 301: Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Member Spotlight with Ashlyn Burns
37:22

In this episode I speak with Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member Ashlyn Burns.

Ashlyn received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy with a certificate in Trauma Counseling and practices at a private practice based out of Rome GA.

Ashlyn, who lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, markets herself as a Trauma therapist and sees mostly women who are adult survivors of childhood complex trauma. In July of 2018 Ashlyn attended a training with the Justice Resource Institute out of the Boston.

Aug 27, 2018
Episode 300: Mindfulness & Self-Compassion. Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
34:37

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is the co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles and creator of the 6-month mentorship program A Course in Mindful Living. He is a psychologist, speaker and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn and MBSR Every Day. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He has his private practice in West Los Angeles, California.

Aug 20, 2018
Episode 299: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. David Treleaven
47:57

David Treleaven, PhD is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of trauma, mindfulness, and social justice. He is author of the book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing published by W. W. Norton, which was a #1 New Release on Amazon.

He trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is currently a visiting research scholar at Brown University.

He currently teaches with generative somatics, an organization that engages in trauma healing with social justice organizers, and is donating 60% of proceeds from his book to three social justice organizations that are challenging the social conditions that perpetuate trauma.

Aug 13, 2018
Episode 298: Looking With The Heart. Lorna Gallant
32:33

Through her many years working with people who have experienced complex trauma, Lorna remains passionate in her belief of people’s ability to heal.

She has worked for over 35 years with non-profit groups striving to end violence against women and children and believes that all trauma survivors have the right to healthy, productive and meaningful lives.

Lorna is a strong advocate for access to high-quality education and in-training service to assist providers in accompanying their clients on the client-defined pathway to healing.

Aug 06, 2018
Episode 297: Zen & Healing Trauma. Joseph Bobrow
47:04

Joseph Bobrow is a Zen Roshi, psychoanalyst, and author, who has long been integrating Buddhist practice with depth psychology to create relational settings in which individual and collective anguish can be transformed. Most recently he developed reintegration retreats that helped thousands of veterans, their families, and their caregivers transform the traumas of war and find peace.

Joseph and his team at Coming Home Project, a service of Deep Streams Zen Institute dedicated to alleviating debilitating trauma, discovered a process called Turning Ghosts into Ancestors; published research demonstrates how it facilitates post-traumatic growth.

Coming Home Project now offers consultation and training to create optimal environments for healing, learning, and individual and social change.

Joseph tells the story of his integrative work and its contemporary applications to building peace in Waking Up From War: A Better Way Home For Veterans And Nations, with a Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Joseph’s first book was Zen And Psychotherapy: Partners In Liberation, with comments by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh. After Midnight: Selected Poems, Joseph’s first collection of poems, was published in February 2017 by Fisher King Press. Joseph lives in Los Angeles, CA. and teaches widely.

Jul 30, 2018
Episode 296: You've Found Your Tribe. Guy Macpherson, PhD
21:53

My mission is to raise the awareness of trauma and to support new trauma healers.

I do this via my podcast, my online course, Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker, and my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

Today, it’s all about Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

Why I created it.

What was the inspiration.

What it’s about.

And why, if you’re a new trauma healer (of any kind) just starting out on your trauma-informed journey, you should check it out.

Right now, I’m running a $1, one-week trial where you can get access to everything Trauma Therapist | 2.0 has to offer!

You can check it out right here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Trial.

Jul 26, 2018
Episode 295: From Victim to Survivor to Healer. Angela Clark
35:27

Angela is a survivor of sexual abuse and exploitation, and on a mission to empower others to find healing, strength and the ability to forgive. She teaches self-care techniques that rebuild confidence, reclaims one’s voice, and define what's next for positive growth in business endeavors and relationships.

Proud member: National Survivor Network; Volunteer with www.FREA.support

My TEDx Talk can be viewed on my website. My book is due spring of 2018. I enjoy Dances of Universal Peace, hiking, and adventures in the wild. I love my life and want other survivors to know that they can thrive too.

Jul 23, 2018
Episode 294: Helping Survivors Cope. Anonymously. Alex Harkola
34:49

Alex Harkola is the Co-Owner of Novni, which is an anonymous writing platform built to help people cope with various levels of emotional distress from mental health issues, trauma, stress, and everything in-between.  

If you’ve been traumatized by someone during your life, Alex’s story is proof that forgiveness is possible for anyone.  

Alex has triumphed over multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences while growing up and is determined to inspire others that they can too.  

When not glued to his desk, Alex enjoys spending time outdoors in nature, reading, playing disc golf, shooting pool, and going to church.

Jul 17, 2018
Episode 293: Trauma-Informed Hypnotherapy with Courtney Armstrong
37:06

COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two decades, she is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and developed her Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy (TM) approach after studying with numerous trauma experts and helping thousands of clients overcome trauma and grief.

Courtney Armstrong is the author of The Therapeutic “Aha!” (2015) and Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011). In her 20 years of practice she has helped thousands of clients recover from trauma, and experience deep personal transformation.

Courtney also offers training to mental health professionals, showing them how to use creativity, care, and humor to elicit transformation for their clients and make trauma recovery less painful. She is a regular contributor to magazines like the Psychotherapy Networker and The Neuropsychotherapist and has appeared on CBS Radio News, NPR affiliates, and networks in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Courtney also was my guest on episode 107 of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.

Jul 10, 2018
Episode 292: The Power Of Speaking Your Voice. Rachel Aidan
31:30

Rachel Aidan is a successful entrepreneur, Transformative Leadership Coach, and Conscious Social Change Practitioner working with clients and projects across the U.S. and East Africa. She is a mother of three, a public speaker, a wife, a storyteller, a student, an artist, a trauma-activist, and a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about teaching and coaching for pro-social change in service to sustainable, conscious, high-impact leadership.

She holds her BA in Transformative Studies, an MA in Conscious Social Change with an emphasis in Trauma-Informed Leadership, and she is continuing studies to become a Doctor of Psychology.

Jul 02, 2018
Episode 291: Spirituality, Neuroscience & Trauma. Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed.
34:55

Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed. is a licensed psychologist, consultant, and international educator working in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She is the developer of The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), a trauma therapy model that employs brain-based physiological safety as the foundation for healing and is the author of The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective therapeutic techniques for the healing of complex trauma.

Lisa has, for the past 28 years, been dedicated to creating innovative methods for working with severe dissociative disorders (Complex PTSD, DID, DDNOS), attachment disorders, and gestational trauma. She has also developed cutting-edge conceptualizations for working with sports performance (The Sports Dissociation Model, 2008) and Military PTSD. Her work bridges neuroscience and spirituality in trauma healing through a combination of traditional psychotherapy, somatic therapy, and indigenous healing methods. Her work combines neuroscience with spirituality in healing those with any and all diagnoses. She is a certified practitioner of Colin Ross’s Trauma Model and Robert Schrei’s Source Point therapy. She is trained in Usui Reiki, transpersonal psychology and has studied the breathwork and somatic concepts of Richard Brown, MD, Jeremy Youst, and Barbara Barnett.

Jun 25, 2018
Episode 290: My First Online Course Is Now Live!
27:35

Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker

My first online course is now live! Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker.

A process for cultivating authenticity, compassion, presence and vulnerability for those working with individual impacted by trauma.

I’m psyched!

In this episode, I share a little bit of behind the scenes of how this course began, what it is, and who it’s for--and not for.

I also talk about the bonuses going on for this week only!

Interested in checking out the course, click here: Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker

Jun 19, 2018
Episode 289: Holistic & Intuitive Healing of Trauma. Angelica Singh
31:41

Angelica Singh is the founder and creator of a holistic approach to healing called The Embodiment Process™.  She works with individuals and groups utilizing biodynamic craniosacral therapy, trauma resolution, medical intuition and depth consciousness work, and trains other healers.

Angelica’s life-changing healing crisis began at the age of 28, which led her to a deep understanding of energy systems and trauma. This event awakened Angelica’s healing abilities to new levels and through her intuitive abilities is able to help her clients find their own connection to themselves — their gifts, true purpos, and passion — with the courage to follow their unique path.

Her work was detailed as a feature article in "O, The Oprah Magazine;" she has been a frequent guest on the "Dare to Dream" Radio Talk Show, as well as "Mission Unstoppable" with Frankie Picasso, the "James Van Praagh" show and "The Autoimmune Hour" with Sharon Saylor, as well as "The Nancy Gaines Show," "Inspire Possibility" with Mark Susnow, and "Leaders in Transformation" with Nicole Jansen podcasts. She was a featured speaker and panelist at the 2018 Conscious Life Expo.

As a facilitator of healing and awakening, Angelica’s mission is to empower each person as she affects a shift in consciousness through workshops, large presentations, one-on-one in-person sessions, or globally via Skype. Angelica is soon to release an online course to share her work with individuals seeking to be healed.

Jun 18, 2018
Episode 288: When The Body Moves, It Speaks. Sara Moser
40:04

I’m excited to have Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute sponsoring the podcast this month.

As part of that, I invited Sara Moser on the podcast, to talk about her experience both as a clinician, as the Admissions and Community Engagement Manager for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

Sara is currently training with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute in their Trauma Center - Trauma Sensitive Yoga program.

She is in practicum for her Master of Arts in Counselling where she provides individual counseling at the University’s clinic and she co-facilitates group therapy for adolescents in kinship placement and those in the foster system.

Jun 11, 2018
Episode 287: Analie Shepherd
35:23

Analie Shepherd, the award-winning author of Mending the Shattered Mirror, has been happily married for 38 years, is the loving mother of four wonderful children and has recently welcomed five precious grandchildren into her heart.

She recently retired form directing the children's performing-arts program she founded 30 years ago, and is currently the director of her church choir and a community choir, and recently established her own community theater.

Analie owns, and plays, 18 different musical instruments, and spends hours creating paintings and drawings in her at-home art studio.

Although family has always been Analie's greatest joy--music, art, theater. and dance have been her delight and life's work. Fulfilling a life-long dream, Analie recently wrote and published an award-winning memoir; she is currently working on the publications of two illustrated children's books.

Jun 04, 2018
Episode 286: Using The Trauma of The Past To Help Therapists. Kat Love
39:13

Kat Love is the founder and lead designer of Empathysites a website solution for therapists. Inspired by the way therapists helped them heal from childhood sexual abuse, b they chose to specialize in creating therapist websites. Kat's focus is on creating websites that are easy-to-use, professional, and truly reflect who a therapist is so that they can attract their best-fit clients.

May 29, 2018
Episode 285: Dynamic Running Therapy with William Pullen
38:06

William Pullen is a psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is the author of Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) to Improve Low-mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression.

William offers short and long-term psychotherapy to adults and young people on an individual basis and works with people suffering from difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, negative childhood experiences, and has a special interest in depression, internet addiction, and “Boarding School Syndrome”.

William explains, The decision to seek therapy is often not a simple one but once taken it marks a commitment to care for yourself that may then be fostered in our work together until you are able to meet your dilemmas or troubles with more understanding, gentleness, and a greater ease.

My experience includes positions at a neighborhood “drop-in” center in Hackney, a central London university, and the Munro Centre at Guy’s Hospital. Throughout this period I have also had a private practice. I have a special interest in depression, internet addiction, and “Boarding School Syndrome.

William gained an MA from a post-graduate program in Counselling and Psychotherapy at The School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent’s College, including training in psychodynamics, humanistic and existential psychotherapy.

May 21, 2018
Episode 284: Trauma Therapist Live: What's Going On Now
28:31

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

May 19, 2018
Episode 283: #MeToo and What It Means to Be Thriving with Anne Lauren
49:48

Several weeks ago I received an email from Anne Lauren.

In her message she thanked me for the work I was doing to help individuals who’ve been impacted by trauma, and she also explained that she’d been so inspired by the #metoo movement that she wanted to share her story, as well.

Anne is a word weaver, a woman warrior, and a wisdom wayfinder. She authors the blog, Blue&Lavender, in which speaks of her experience recovering from sexual abuse and seeks to educate and inspire others to do the same.

She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Medium @BlueandLavender.

May 14, 2018
Episode 282: Trauma in the Lives of Kids and Families. First Lady Tonette Walker
33:08

First Lady Tonette Walker was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She spent more than 20 years employed in the insurance industry before working for the American Diabetes Association. Currently, the First Lady works in the development department for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin.

As First Lady, Mrs. Walker most enjoys using her role to help improve the lives of the people of Wisconsin. She is currently working in partnership with various foundations and nonprofit organizations to better recognize, understand, and address the effects of trauma on the lives of children and families in Wisconsin through her Fostering Futures Initiative. Through this partnership, she hopes to establish the state of Wisconsin as a national leader in the Trauma-Informed Care movement.

Mrs. Walker also works regularly with Teen Challenge of Wisconsin, a faith-based organization dedicated to the healing and rehabilitation of those with substance abuse addictions. The First Lady works to raise awareness for the group throughout the state and also assists Teen Challenge in their fundraising and expansion efforts.

In an effort to promote health and fitness and to showcase some of the beautiful but lesser-known sites across the state, Mrs. Walker invites the people of Wisconsin to "Walk with Walker." At each walk, the First Lady is joined by local residents, visitors, and friends and family to walk a short trail and explore Wisconsin's most picturesque scenery. Additionally, Mrs. Walker hosts women from all over the state for an annual Wellness Weekend to promote healthy lifestyles.

Wisconsin is home to some of the friendliest and most giving people in the nation. To recognize the generosity of many Wisconsin residents, the First Lady presents a Wisconsin Heroes Award. The award goes out quarterly to a resident who voluntarily devotes his or her time and energy to a nonprofit organization or cause. The First Lady understands the value of this devoted volunteerism and honors these "heroes" who ultimately make Wisconsin a better place.

The First Lady and Governor live full time in Madison at the Wisconsin Executive Residence. Oldest son Matt graduated from Marquette University and is currently working for Associated Bank in Milwaukee. Younger son Alex graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is working in politics.

May 07, 2018
Episode 281: The Heart is The Keeper Of Truth. Julia Rose M. Polk, M.A. LMFT
36:59

When I initially began this podcast, when asked, I would have said that it’s about.

Now? It’s truly about so much more.

It’s about the incredible people and the story of their lives and what’s compelled them to do the inspiring work of helping those who’ve been impacted by trauma.

It’s about inspiration and the courage to reflect on one’s own life and the cultivation of authenticity.

My guest this week, Julia Rose, exemplifies this. And it's the reason why, before I’d even finished my first interview with her, I knew I wanted to have her back on. And quickly.

You can listen to Julia’s first interview here, episode 272

Julia Rose is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of the West, and is Founder and President of Trauma Camp, a professional development and consultation company that trains educators about trauma-informed and relationship-based approaches in the classroom.

For over a decade, Julia Rose has been studying specifically the impacts of early childhood trauma on adult mental health and behavior, some of this research culminating into her master’s thesis entitled: The Effects of Spanking On Mental Health, and Why Clinicians Need to Know (2016).

In her work with clients over the years, she has consistently found that at the root of depression, anxiety, addiction, compulsion, and a range of other mental health issues is a childhood which involved one or more traumatic incidents that have yet to be acknowledged, expressed or resolved. Tremendous shifts occur when this is done, as it allows these wounds to begin to heal.

She is also certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals as a Youth Trauma Treatment Professional, and has begun training from the ChildTrauma Academy’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.

Importantly, Julia Rose has also spent half her life addressing, treating, reducing and resolving the impact of her own early childhood trauma--experience which serves as her foundational knowledge on this topic.

Apr 30, 2018
Episode 280: The Power of The Present Moment. Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
40:56

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana is the author of Reclaiming Your Body and Full Body Presence. She is one of the world’s leading authorities on conscious awareness and its transformational impact on the healing process.

Her Healing from the Core curriculum combined with CranioSacral therapy and other bodywork modalities creates a complete, body-centered guide to awareness, healing, and joy.

Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge, has this to say about Suzanne’s book: “A master teacher and healer, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana draws on her decades of work facilitating profound transformation in people suffering from a range of physical and emotional dis-ease. The result is a brilliant and compelling guide to the deepest freedom — living from awake, vibrant, loving presence.”

Reclaiming Your Body empowers readers to reconnect with their body’s inherent guidance system. The book explains how unresolved trauma becomes lodged in our bodies, blocking the ability of its communication system to share its wisdom and strategies.  This can cause us to flounder when making decisions, remain in less-than-ideal or unsafe situations, and/or end up living a life that truly isn’t ours — while the whole time our body is madly signaling us with the answers and solutions we seek.

Suzanne, who has spent thirty years studying the gifts of the body and teaching thousands how to reclaim them, sets the stage for experiencing full body presence by offering ways to experience direct sensation, since developing this skill is necessary to be able to hear the body’s messages.

Apr 23, 2018
Episode 279: Love And Its Absence In Trauma. Laurie Kahn.
37:18

Laurie Kahn MA, LCPC, MFA is a pioneer in the field of trauma treatment. For more than thirty years, she has specialized in the treatment of survivors of childhood abuse.

In 1980, she founded Womencare Counseling and Training Center. Since then, her ideas and expertise have served people who have experienced childhood abuse, as well as hundreds of clinicians who have graduated from her Trauma Consultation Training Program.

Psych Central, reviewing her recent book Baffled by Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma by Loved Ones, says it is "filled with touching stories, poignant moments, and brilliant therapeutic insights; Baffled by Love should be required reading for any clinician – new or seasoned."

Bessel van der Kolk called her book, “A sensitive and wise book. Baffeled by love is about the healing power of sharing, exploring and finding words for oneself… a deeply comforting book.”

Apr 16, 2018
Episode 278: Early Childhood, Trauma & Healing. Dr. Mica Gonzalez
39:22

At the time I’m writing this I’ve completed 278 interviews on The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.

However, I can’t name one guest who specializes in working with early childhood and trauma.

Meet Dr. Mica Gonzalez.

Mica is a clinical psychologist specializing in early childhood in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work involves helping young children and their families recover from trauma and loss primarily through the medium of the child-parent relationship.

Mica received his doctoral degree from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and trained in a variety of settings, including a middle school, an adult day treatment facility, and a home-visiting early intervention program.

Mica is trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, a trauma-informed approach to early intervention, and has an endorsement as an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist from the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health.

He has also presented on temperament, assessment, and social-emotional development in the early years as well provided consultation to trainees learning to work with young children.

Currently, Mica is dedicated to three endeavors: working with young children and latino immigrant families at the Early Childhood Mental Health Program; seeing children, teens, adults, and couples in his private practice in Oakland, California, and providing online early parenting education through his blog and website, The Good Enough Parents.

Apr 10, 2018
Episode 277: Military Veteran, Bronze Star Recipient & Mental Health Advocate. Chris Molaro
37:23

Chris Molaro reached out to me about two months ago. He talked about some of his experiences (see below), the work he’s doing now and what inspired him to do this work. As I was listening to him share his story, I knew pretty much immediately that I wanted to have him on the podcast, and do what I could to support his work.

So, we met for breakfast, talked some, and here we are.

Chris is an accomplished military veteran, Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient – serving five years as a Field Artillery Army Officer – a serial entrepreneur and speaker. He channeled his passion for service and energy into founding NeuroFlow - a mental health software platform leveraging objective data to track, assess and engage patients throughout the mental health therapy process.

Chris received his MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and his BS in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Erica.

Apr 02, 2018
Episode 276: Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat. Stephanie Covington
45:25

Stephanie Covington Armstrong is the author of, Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat, her memoir in which she vividly describes her struggle as a black woman with bulimia.

Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat, is the first book by and about black women and eating disorders, and in it, Stephanie answers many questions about why black women often do not seek traditional therapy for emotional problems.

Stephanie is a playwright and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. Her commentary on black women and eating disorders, "Digesting the Truth," was featured on NPR (click HERE for the full commentary), and she has written for Essence, Sassy, Mademoiselle, and Venice magazines, among other publications. She authored the plays “Three Stories Down,” “The Outside Sisters,” and “The Long Journey Home” which all have been performed in theaters in Los Angeles and New York.

Moving coast to coast, she tried to escape her self-hatred and obsession by never slowing down, thus being unaware that she was caught in downward spiral emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

Her essay on bulimia, "Fear and Loathing," is included in the forthcoming anthology The Black Body by Meri Danquah.

In her memoir, “Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat,” (August, 2009, Independent Publishers Group) author Stephanie Covington-Armstrong vividly describes her struggle as a black woman with bulimia.   Her battle with an eating disorder takes a unique perspective as this disease is consistently portrayed as a white woman's problem.   This insightful and moving narrative traces the background and factors that contributed to Stephanie’s eating disorder. Moving coast to coast, she tried to escape her self-hatred and obsession by never slowing down, thus being unaware that she was caught in downward spiral emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

Mar 27, 2018
Episode 275: Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Member Update with Jessica Culp
37:39

This week I’m so excited to have back on the podcast, Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member, Jessica Culp.

Jessica first joined me on episode 237.

I thought it would be a great idea to invite her back to talk about her experiences as a student, a young therapist, and as a member of Trauma Therapist | 2.0, progressing along her trauma-informed journey.

Jessica is a graduate student at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois. As part of the University’s Seminary program, she hopes to achieve her Masters in Arts Counseling Degree in 2018.

This will be Jessica’s second career, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2003 and working in the marketing and resource development field for three local nonprofit organizations that included a foodbank, a children’s home and a crisis nursery.

Jessica has been listening to the Trauma Therapist Podcast since she began her studies in counseling in September of 2015, and joined Trauma Therapist 2.0 in December 2016.

Mar 19, 2018
Episode 274: The Body Keeps The Score. Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.
42:20

Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.

Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma.

He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater and EMDR.

He is founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Center; past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School.

He regularly teaches at universities and hospitals around the world.

His most recent 2014 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

Mar 12, 2018
Episode 273: An American Trauma. A life of resilience with David Carr
35:41

Today I had the unique privilege of speaking with David Carr.

David has written an expose titled, We Can Overcome: An American Trauma

This is riveting, and at times hard to read, and yet also inspiring and empowering. (And I’m not getting paid to say that.)

As a boy, David heard the stories of what his father endured as a boy: Fists appearing like unexpected rain, kicks in the side, and nails in his skin. But Carr’s father never set a hand on him.

The cycle of abuse, however, was not broken: David suffered mental and physical abuse from the people that were supposed to protect him. As an adult, he realizes that his continuing mental anguish was self-inflicted.

In challenging himself to see his life in a new way, David realized that the story of his childhood trauma did not consist of what happened to him, but rather way he responded to what happened.

This realization set the stage for him to embark on a transformative journey—one that began as a terrified child—but has since included him as a mixed martial artist, the vice chairman of The Joyful Child Foundation, as an advocate for children’s rights nationwide, and he David has built two successful international companies. He lives on a Southern California ranch style home with his wife of twenty years and three children.

I loved speaking with David. His strength and courage is pretty palpable, and so too is his recognition and acceptance of his vulnerability

Mar 05, 2018
Episode 272: Openness, Compassion & Authenticity with Julia Rose M. Polk, M.A. LMFT
50:34

If you’ve been listening to the podcast recently, then you might know that about a month ago I left my full-time job at the county here in California to pursue work full-time with The Trauma Therapist Project, The Trauma Therapist | Podcast and Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

I was working at the county for the last 5 years and was there as a Mental Health Clinical Specialist, under a licensed supervisor, and assessing and treating young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who were showing early signs of psychosis.

As you can guess there was a lot of trauma with these young individuals.

I Loved the job.

I Loved working with the kids.

However, I knew I needed to do something else and something different.

It took me several months to get up the nerve to leave, and then I finally did.

Was I more than a bit scared? Definitely.

Did I spend a lot of time wondering whether I’d lost my marbles? Yep.

But I was so, so ready.

And now I’m loving every second of it.

Even though there are days when I feel like I don’t know what the hell I’m doing.

Why do I love this work?

Because I get to speak with incredible people like my guest today. Julia Rose M. Polk.

And I’m not kidding.

You know when you meet someone, or you’re talking to someone, and what they’re saying is just so open and honest and real, and you can sense their authenticity?

That’s what it was like when I was talking with Julia.

I loved talking to her so much, I’ve already had her back for her second episode. (That one will go live in a few weeks!)

For over a decade, Julia Rose has been studying specifically the impacts of early childhood trauma on adult mental health and behavior, some of this research culminating into her master’s thesis entitled: The Effects of Spanking On Mental Health, and Why Clinicians Need to Know (2016).

In her work with clients over the years, she has consistently found that at the root of depression, anxiety, addiction, compulsion, and a range of other mental health issues is a childhood which involved one or more traumatic incidents that have yet to be acknowledged, expressed or resolved. Tremendous shifts occur when this is done, as it allows these wounds to begin to heal.

Julia Rose is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of the West, and is Founder and President of Trauma Camp, a professional development and consultation company that trains educators about trauma-informed and relationship-based approaches in the classroom.

She is also certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals as a Youth Trauma Treatment Professional, and has begun training from the ChildTrauma Academy’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.

Importantly, Julia Rose has also spent half her life addressing, treating, reducing and resolving the impact of her own early childhood trauma--experience which serves as her foundational knowledge on this topic.

Feb 27, 2018
Episode 271: LGBTQIA & The Healing of Trauma. James Lee Winnike
45:17

A few months ago I received an email from one of my podcast listeners. The writer of this email (and my guest today), James Winnike, said that they liked the podcast, however, felt it was excluding a perspective and lens which needed to be addressed, and that it could, in fact, do better.

The email was I’d like to share a bit of that email here:

Hey Guy,

[Summary: I love your podcast, but wish it more often included an intersectional lens and talked about the ways that marginalized communities experience trauma. These communities even face trauma at the hands of well-meaning therapists, and discussing these identities would help all listeners. I would love to consistently see interviews with black, queer/trans therapists, and generally therapists who themselves experience a high risk for trauma]

I am a recent MSW graduate who has found your podcast extremely helpful. I love hearing about mistakes other therapists have made, which helps me to accept my own mistakes. My school did not specialize in trauma informed care, so I have to do my own research, which can be overwhelming. This podcast has really helped me find direction, I am so grateful for that!

Because this podcast has helped me so much, I want to reach out about something that has been bothering me recently: the absence of consistent discussions on race, gender, identity, and intersectionality. I work with Black and/or Latinx people who are LGBTQIA and Deaf. I myself am white and trans, which impacts my work every day. Any marginalized identity exponentially increases someone's risk for experiencing trauma, having multiple marginalized identities (deaf, black, and queer) increases the risk further. Sadly I have found that many (not all) of the trauma therapist podcasts discuss issues from an unintentionally straight, white, able-bodied lens. I am left adapting, filling in the blanks, and scrambling to find resources on my own. Sadly, I have many queer Black friends who have had horrible or even traumatizing experiences in therapy! It seems there is a great need for therapists to learn how to work with these marginalized communities.

I would love to see your podcast focus on intersectionality and try to include identity in all discussions. There are black transgender therapists who can discuss the mind body connection, there are Deaf queer therapists who can discuss grieving (with an interpreter if they sign), there are black deaf women who can discuss the trauma of sexual assault. I am so hungry for these perspectives!!!

Highlighting these voices would also be a great way to fight back against the lack of services available to these clients. Your podcast could pave the way for other mental health podcasts in the field.

I couldn’t agree more with what James wrote.

I wrote James back and here we are.

James is a trans, anti-racist therapist and mental wellness coach, with a specialty in working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing families and adults. Through a framework of intersectionality, they have dedicated their life to understanding the ways that systems of oppression interact with mental well-being and trauma. They strive to meet clients where they are through utilizing expressive arts, body work, mindfulness, and storytelling in the therapeutic process.

Feb 19, 2018
Episode 270: Healing & Sanctuary with Dave Talamo, MFT
34:48