Episode Archives

Taking Charge of Your Trauma Narrative, with Dorothy Pierre-Joseph.

When you first begin to realize that you experienced some type of trauma, you realize that you were a victim. You were a victim unspeakable acts that nobody should ever have to endure. You may not even fully comprehend, understand, or remember everything that happened, but you’ve got some bits and pieces that will eventually…

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Navigating Daily Life and Continued Healing, after Sharing Your Survivor Story, with Larry Ruhl.

When you come to a point in healing from childhood trauma where you feel like it’s time to share your story, it’s truly a monumental moment in your recovery. While sharing openly about those personal struggles is not for everyone, and that’s ok, it can be incredibly validating for those who do wish to end…

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Self-Esteem and Reframing Negative Core Beliefs in Healing from Complex PTSD.

There are so many aspects to healing from Complex PTSD; not only is it working through the traumatic events themselves; opening up those old wounds or discovering wounds we never knew were there, but it’s also about dealing with the after-effects of the trauma. A case can certainly be made that, while uncovering and working…

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Childhood Trauma, Addiction, and the Hope of Recovery, with Tricia Moceo

Childhood trauma and addiction, unfortunately, go hand in hand quite often. According to SAMHSA: In the United States, 61 percent of men and 51 percent of women report exposure to at least one-lifetime traumatic event, and 90 percent of clients in public behavioral health care settings have experienced trauma. In addition, the Adverse Childhood Experience…

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Living with BPD, One Hourly Battle at a Time, with Jody Betty

Our good friend, Jody Betty, joins us on this episode of the podcast to talk more about her advocacy work and what it’s like living with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). The official definition of Borderline Personality Disorder, as outlined by the National Institute of Mental Health: Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness marked by…

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A Diagnosis She Would Not Accept, and a Holistic Approach to Healing that Changed Her Life.

When you get a diagnosis that you cannot accept, especially one that is life-altering at a very young age, you have two choices: accept it or get a second opinion. Or third, or fourth, or fifth. Essentially you have to decide if you’re going to fight or go quietly into the night…so to speak. Our…

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“Feel to Heal”, Finding Balance in Healing and Life through Integrative Wellness, with Delisa Richardson

‘Life is all about balance”, something most of us have probably heard many times growing up and even more so today. Trying to balance all of the responsibilities that daily life throws at us, professionally, personally, relationally, spiritually, is tough, to say the least. For those that do that have kind of balance now, you…

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Chronic Suicidality, It’s Always on the Table…with Frank King

Even in today’s world, where mental health is becoming more mainstream to talk about, there’s still a stigma surrounding those dreaded two words. Even more than that, what about the judgemental mindset that comes with admitting you’ve attempted suicide, or live with chronic suicidality? It’s for those very reasons that I wanted to bring Frank…

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Healing from Abusive Therapy, It’s Not Your Fault.

When it comes to an unhealthy or abusive dynamic in a therapeutic environment, it’s all too easy for the patient to put the blame squarely on their own shoulders, when in reality that is certainly not the case. However, because of the vulnerability that needs to be present in a therapy session, coupled with the…

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Understanding the Needs of a Community after a Mass Shooting, with Melissa Glaser

What can we do to help communities heal after a mass trauma event like the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio? How do we go about supporting the survivors and families, while also taking care of ourselves and dealing with our own feelings? For that matter, how do we understand our own…

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