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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 feelings of survivors guilt, anger, sadness, frustration, despair, and helplessness? These questions and so many more often fill our minds after tragic events unfold and we’re all, as human beings, left to try and make sense of it all, to grieve, to begin to heal and move forward in life.

melissa glaser - understanding the needs of a community after a mass shooting - beyond your past radioOur guest today is an expert in the field of helping communities heal after mass shootings and other trauma’s, and she shares some of her insight and experiences with us on this episode of the podcast. Melissa Glaser, MS, LPC is a community response and recovery leader. She was the coordinator of the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team (NRRT) from 2014 to 2016. Glaser is currently in private practice as a psychotherapist and actively consults with other organizations and communities. Previously, Glaser has served as a clinical and behavioral health director to several Connecticut non-profit organizations.

Melissa is the author of, “Healing a Community: Lessons for Recovery after a Large-Scale Trauma”, which outlines the twenty months spent in Newtown, Connecticut as the leader of the Newtown Recovery and Resilience Team. Her task as the leader of this team was to address the emotional impact and guide the mental health response after a gunman killed twenty children and six adults at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. 

Our chat with Melissa does not cover the issue of gun control, nor was that the intent of bringing her on to the podcast. Rather, we wanted to talk about the ways that we as every day people can help a community heal from such a tragedy; providing insight into the needs of survivors and their families and outlining some of the struggles that face not only the community but also the first responders and mental health professionals.

  • Understanding that healing from mass trauma is an ongoing process. Recovery and support teams of mental health professional and first responders are often actively in place for at least the first 21 months after the trauma.
  • The various stages of recovery and healing from a mass trauma, including the crisis management stage, the consequence stages, and more.
  • The need for multiple different modalities of support. Many survivors are not able to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other similar modalities due to not being able to express their needs verbally, immediately after a trauma. Other supportive methods including art therapy, music therapy, acupuncture, and yoga can be vital to helping survivors feel grounded.
  • The challenge of dealing with the media after a mass shooting. How their desire to get a story out by asking survivors and family members to talk about what happened can cause a tremendous amount of guilt, confusion, and anxiety.  In addition, Melissa shares how the vulnerability in sharing is often caused by a need to talk about the victim because of the fear of not being heard later, especially due to so many emotions in play immediately after a tragic event takes place.
  • The agenda of politicians to try and portray a community that will be ok, that will heal, and pick up the pieces. That message of unity, while likely done with the best of intentions can have a negative effect due to the time it takes to heal and trust that’s been shattered.
  • The challenge of survivors guilt. When the community is portrayed as a group that is strong and resilient; that guilt of not feeling ok can cause survivors to be afraid or ashamed to ask for help because they are still struggling.
  • What have learned from past mass shootings, and are we improving in our responsiveness and providing access to resources and support for victims and their families.

We appreciate Melissa Glaser’s willingness to come on the podcast and share her insight on this topic that affects us all so much. You can learn more about her work as a counselor and her book, on her website, MelissaGlaser.com.

 

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Living Your Best Life through Healing Your Past, with Karen Cesario Rizzo

When you come to a point in healing from your past, from all of the abuse, the trauma, the years of suffering, you may find yourself breaking down, falling to your knees, and crying out for help. That’s exactly what our guest on this episode of the podcast did, and the answers she received were life-changing.

Karen Cesario Rizzo is a spiritual coach and author: Having experienced tragedy and pain as a young child, I knew I felt different. But I always knew I was being protected by angels. I could hear them, feel them, speak to them and see them at an early age. After many years, I made the decision to lift the veil of pain and fear. It was a painful process I had to endure. As a result, I began experiencing increased psychic awareness beyond what I could comprehend. The journey has been amazing.

Admittedly, Joanne and I are not well versed into the world of being a clairvoyant and having psychic gifts, so this opportunity to chat with someone who has experienced this first hand and has found it to be a tremendous help in her own healing, was a wonderful opportunity.

During our chat with Karen, we talked about her unique survivor story and the journey of healing that lead her to be in a place of writing two books so far, and sharing her gifts and experiences with others through her coaching program:

  • How she endured sexual abuse at the age of 7, from her father who was also an alcoholic and later took his own life.
  • The breaking point that she came too that literally had her on her knees crying out for help and answers, and the life-changing results that came with that cry for help.
  • How she learned that she could talk to angels and the healing benefits she experienced as a result; as well as how she began to develop this gift.
  • The importance of peeling off each layer of pain, sitting with those feelings, and learning how to heal them through counseling and therapy.
    • What you learn about yourself throughout that process
  • Working through the shame, pain, and victimization that comes with being a survivor so you can learn to see yourself through the eyes of love.
  • How radical acceptance can play such an important role in healing from your past.

Be sure and follow Karen Cesario Rizzo on her website and on Twitter: @KCesarioRizzo  and Facebook: FlyingOnEaglesWings

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Healing from an Emotionally Abusive Relationship, with Liz Goddard

There’s an old saying, “sometimes you can’t see the forest through the trees”, An expression used of someone who is too involved in the details of a problem to look at the situation as a whole.* Now, what does this have to do is healing from an emotionally abusive relationship?

One of the biggest struggles that an emotionally abusive relationship brings, is that more often than not you don’t realize you’re in it until it’s over. No matter what others may see on the outside, we are too busy being emotionally invested, and subsequently having that used against us, to see what’s really going on. The red flags are there but we don’t acknowledge them. The toll on our minds and bodies is painfully evident, yet we choose to justify it or simply ignore it.

When the relationship does end, and you have the ability to see what really happened, it’s only then through that perspective that we see the true damage that was done and how much we were manipulated. The signs are all crystal clear now, those red flags stick out like a sore thumb, and wonder just how in the world we missed everything that was right in front of our faces.

elizabeth goddard - healing from an emotionally abusive relationship - beyond your past radioThen comes the self-shaming; beating ourselves up emotionally for all we put ourself through, and what we put others through. We doubt our ability to make good decisions on our own behalf and may end up reeling from those experiences for a long time, missing out so much in life because we can’t bear the thought of anything bad like that ever happening again.

So what can we do? How can we identify a relationship that is filled with emotional abuse? Is there a way to see it and get out before more damage is done and heal more compassionately and efficiently once it’s over? What can we do to help ourselves in the future, to enforce healthy boundaries and not let someone take over our very existence?

Liz Goddard returns on this episode of the podcast to dive deeper into healing from an emotionally abusive relationship. Elizabeth is an Author, Spiritual Life Coach, Soul Transformation Therapist, Soul Plan Reader, and Reiki Master Teacher; training with the Holistic Healing College in London. She works with women to help them understand why they attract abusive relationships and helps them heal the ORIGINAL wound. She believes that by healing the original wound you can feel whole, something you may never have experienced and allow you to take charge of your life.

Elizabeth has supported women who hadn’t realized they have been Emotionally Abused but had been stuck in their lives not able to move forward and believing everything was their fault. She believes we take on our behaviors and beliefs growing up, and that some of these aren’t actually our own they have been handed down with each generation.

During our chat, Liz shares about her upcoming new book, “The A to Z of Emotional Abuse”, and how the key to healing lies in understanding. In her new book, she takes the approach of education and learning about what emotional abuse is, in order to not only identify it but also to heal.

  • How cognitive dissonance and gaslighting can go hand in hand in an abusive relationship, and consequently literally damage our brain from the emotional trauma.
  • Understanding who exactly is to blame for the emotional abuse, and working through the urge to self-shame.
  • What role did you play in the relationship, and what you can you learn from it without interpreting the events in a way that causes you to take on all of the blame?
  • What is a manufactured soulmate and how can that mindset keep us stuck in the emotionally abusive relationship? For that matter, the importance of understanding that the toxic relationship itself is a manufactured relationship in the first place?
  • How to recognize if you are in an emotionally abusive relationship; the key to understanding what’s happening.
  • Idealization and Devaluation phases of a relationship, and how the toxic partner will use your ideals against you to manipulate you.

Learn more about Elizabeth Goddard, her ROAR program to Help Heal from Emotional Abuse, her Free Meditations available, her upcoming book, and more, over on her website ReviveYourSoul.co.uk

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*Source – https://www.dictionary.com/browse/can-t-see-the-forest-for-the-trees

 

The Hope in Healing from CPTSD, with Monique Koven

If there’s one thing you need to be able to latch on to, and believe in when you begin a healing journey from past trauma..is Hope. The hope in healing from CPTSD or PTSD caused by childhood trauma is real, but if we don’t believe it’s real, the healing becomes exponentially more difficult.

After all, the reason you start working with a trauma-informed coach or therapist is that you are tired of living life the way you’ve been for so long. Years, decades, pass by and that lingering feeling of just knowing something isn’t right and you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired finally causes you to come to a point where you say, enough is enough. You seek out the help of a professional because you want to make changes in your life, to feel better, to release the shame and guilt from the past, to make peace with yourself or others, and any number of other areas that have caused you to struggle.

Even with all of that realization and awareness, the thought of actually latching onto this idea of Hope can still be difficult. You’ve suffered for so long that it’s become your status quo and you feel like nothing is ever going to change; that hope is just a fleeting feeling, something you’ll never be able to believe in.

Trust me, I know..I was there, sitting in a therapists office for years saying all of those things and just barely hanging onto the hope that things will get better. As long as I had that little glimmer of hope, even if I didn’t fully believe it at times, I knew I had to keep going. Little by little, that hope grew and I began to see changes that made me realize the hard work was paying off.

Monique Koven Coaching - Podcast - Beyond Your Past Radio - Healing from CPTSDThat’s what healing from trauma is all about, putting in the hard work and believing that it will pay off because you are worth feeling better; you are worth the effort to break free from the chains of your past.

So what does that hope actually look like, what does it feel like? Well, I’m glad you asked because our guest on this episode of the podcast is Monique Koven, Trauma-Informed Recovery & Resilience Coach.

I have worked for over 25 years as a social worker where I worked with older adults, many of whom were Holocaust survivors. As a survivor of ongoing, repetitive childhood trauma, I know what it’s like to believe that things will never change. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and chronic PTSD. I was always trying to find the right therapy to provide some relief and finally “fix” me. Over the years, I tried well over 15 therapeutic modalities, but nothing ever helped. I lived with chronic anxiety, fear, and distressing daily PTSD symptoms such as flashbacks, disassociation, and triggering. Waking up with feelings of dread at the thought of a new day and then living it in constant anxiety. Every. Single. Day. I was told that trauma and anxiety were going to be with me for the long haul and that I would have to learn coping strategies to manage my symptoms. I believed it. Until… everything changed.

I have found complete freedom and am living my life fully without anything holding me back. I drive wherever I want, I take risks and step into things I never dreamed possible, and I feel at ease in my own body and mind. No more waking up in dread at the thought of another day. And the best part was that I didn’t need any tools or techniques.

I can help you step back into your innate power and peace of mind. There is hope. Change is possible.

During our chat with Monique, we talk about:

  • Monique shares some of her past and the struggles she felt growing up in an abusive home.
    • How she managed to try and feel safe in an environment full of chaos and violence.
  • As she grew up, the challenges of seemingly having a perfect life but feeling pulled back into her past.
  • Is it actually possible to fully heal from CPTSD and PTSD; and if so, what does that look like?
  • Finding balance during your healing and what it means to go to both ends of the spectrum during healing work.
  • Why is it important to have someone witness and validate your story.

If you’re interested in learning more about Monique’s coaching programs, be sure and check out MoniqueKovenCoaching.comFacebook & Instagram.

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Learning How to Tell Your Survivor Story, with Rachel Grant

Your survivor story, the way you live it every day, and the way you tell it to others, evolves throughout the various stages of healing. Each version is your truth, as you experienced it in the past and how you live in the present. Each stage of healing represents how you’ve grown and how much you learn about yourself; and so naturally the details, the way you live each day, and the way you tell it, changes and evolves with you.

Does this mean that we are lying, or that previous versions of our story are no longer valid? Of course not. Your story is always valid because it’s your story, as you lived it, and nobody has the right to second guess your experiences.  The way you tell your story depends greatly on where you are in life.

If you’re in the stage of denial, trying to just put it behind you and move on without dealing with it, that version will be very different than when you’re in deep healing work with a therapist, uncovering the memories and learning how they’ve affected you for so long. Conversely, that version of the story is different from when you’ve exited therapy, and are now moving forward with knowledge of what happened, new awareness and a new set of skills and tools at the ready whenever you need them.

How much you share, when you share, and to whom you share it with is always up to you. I can remember years ago working with a therapist, going twice a week for sessions, I was living, eating, and breathing being a survivor. I was reading book after book, watching videos, reading blog posts, writing my experiences on the blog and in journals, attending support groups, I was all in. During that time my version was very deep, dark, scary, and filled with details as I was reliving them during therapy. I outlined my struggles, my fears, my worries for the future as well as my anger for what was stolen from me.

Now, my version is much more succinct and to the point, because I’m not living in the same space I was during those deep healing times. I don’t need to share the details as much or have my story validated as much as I did before. It’s still my truth, yes, and will always be my truth, but it’s not my only truth now, and that’s the result of putting in the hard work of healing. My story has changed as I have changed.

On this episode of the podcast, we’re talking about this very thing; learning how to tell your survivor story, as well as forming relationships with others after your trauma. Rachel Grant, Sexual Abuse Survivor Coach, is a regular on Beyond Your Past Radio, and I’m honored to have her join me via a chat we had recently.

Rachel Grant is a Sexual Abuse Survivor Coach, with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology. Her website, RachelGrantCoaching.com features not only her individual and group work with survivors, but also her book “Beyond Surviving”, Facebook Group, Master Class, and free and low-cost Audible Downloads covering topics such as Shame, Boundaries, Abandonment, and much more.

It’s always a privilege to talk with Rachel on the show; her message of healing is always encouraging and filled with hope for how we can move forward from the trauma and abuse, and be more than a survivor. We can Thrive!

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Understanding Self-Doubt, and How You Can Overcome It.

Self-Doubt, a lack of faith in oneself: a feeling of doubt or uncertainty about one’s abilities, actions, etc.  thank you, Merriam-Webster. I would say that sums it up pretty nicely, but while the definition itself is accurate, how each one of us relates to it is a very personal and unique struggle.

The doubt you have about who you are and what you’re capable of can be a daily struggle affecting virtually any aspect of your personal, relational, or professional life. It’s something that’s on your mind from the time you wake up until hit the hay at the end of the day. It makes you doubt everything from your ability to choose a menu item at your favorite restaurant, to figuring out what car you want to buy, and of course…everything in between.

What about relationships? Am I worthy of finding a husband or wife? If I am married, am I able to give them everything they need? The kids, will I be a good parent, how do I do that, what if can’t teach them what they need to know, what if…what if…

And then there’s the whole survivor thing; how can I possibly heal? What if I can’t handle therapy, and for that matter how do I even go about finding a therapist? Do I need a coach, what if they can’t help me either? Self-Care, how in the world do I do that, what if I do it wrong?

I’m sure you get the idea; self-doubt is something that can feel very overwhelming and keep you from ever even trying something new, regardless of how healthy and positive it might be. The good news is, self-doubt is something that is a learned response (just like anxiety) so therefore it is something that can be unlearned.

Joanne and I share some thoughts on self-doubt during this episode of the podcast. Her new book, “Ditch Your Doubt” gives you practical insight into how self-doubt is manifested in your life and ways you can overcome it.

How is self-doubt presenting in your life? Are there strategies you’ve tried that just don’t work? There’s a reason for that; every event in life is a learning experience for your brain. What we teach ourselves, what we’ve been taught (consciously or otherwise), the people we interact with in daily life, it’s all connected and can all foster this mindset of perpetuating self-doubt and feeling stuck.

There is hope, there are ways to work through this and retrain your brain to default to new pathways, new mindsets, and a more positive, authentic outlook on not only who you are, but what your capable of, and the way you see others.

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Self-Worth: Finding Strength Through Vulnerability, with Brian Cardoza

June is self-worth month here on the podcast. We started off talking with the UK’s leading confidence coach and transformational mentor, Amy Rushworth, as she shared some of her story and talked about how finding your voice is in direct relation to self-confidence and developing your self-worth. After that, we shared some thoughts on how you are the one that gets to define who you are, and what you’re about; your worth is not dependent on anyone or anything. So if you haven’t checked out those two episodes you’ll want to go back after this one and give em a listen.

Self-Worth - Finding Strength Through VulnerabilityContinuing on with the self-worth theme, we’re talking with returning guest and friend, Brian Cardoza. Brian is an author, artist, and national speaker, using his platform to help share the message of his survivor story and encourage both men and women to take that first step of seeking help to work through a traumatic past.

Brian’s message of hope, presented in such an authentic, genuine, and down-to-earth way, is inspiring because he’s able to relate to the unique struggles that survivors go through, including the silence and shame that keeps them stuck and feeling unable to reach out for help.

We talk with Brian about his survivor story and get into a deep discussion about the struggles of survivors who are trying to find their voice and reach out for help. Throughout our chat, with Brian, you’ll notice how we use some well-timed, and improvisational humor to help illustrate that while this work is deep, powerful, difficult, and necessary, there is hope in healing and all of that work hard pays off.

Plus, near the end of the podcast, in true Brian Cardoza form, he drops a nugget of wisdom that will result in a future episode on the topic of bringing awareness to “coercive rape” and the pressure that both men and women feel when it comes to intimacy. Believe me, friend, this one will definitely cause you to pause and ponder his take on this delicate subject. 

It’s always a wonderful time as we chat with our friend Brian Cardoza, and be sure to find him on Facebook and check him out when he hosts an event in your area. As Brian says, “just put my name in the google machine and you’ll find me”. Oh, and don’t forget to check out his book, “The Unexpected Victim” available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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What is Your Self-Worth Based On?

In keeping with the theme of Self-Worth, that we have going right now for June 2019, I wanted to share my thoughts what exactly our self-worth is tied too. It’s an interesting question to ponder if you pause and think about it for a minute. What things in your life are you maybe tieing your worth to as a human being too?

  • Your Job or Career
  • Getting a promotion
  • Achieving a particular goal
  • Being a parent
  • A spouse
  • A hobby
  • Your house, Your Car, Your Possessions…

Insert whatever you want, but when you begin to think about it, take stock of how much you put your well being, your personality, your existence, your purpose, into those things..and how is that serving you? How does that make you feel, how does that inspire you?

How temporary, or volatile are those things…are you always striving to live up to a standard of someone else, and if so, how’s that working out for you?

I share some thoughts on the importance of tying your self-worth, your reason for being on this planet, to only you. Not allowing anyone or anything to dictate who you are, how you should act, where you focus your time, efforts, and resources. Understanding that relationships, hobbies, friendships, careers, possessions, are all well and good, there’s nothing wrong with any of those things, as long as you always know that you are amazing, worthy, capable, and importance just for being you.

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The Journey of Self-Confidence and Discovering Your Self-Worth, with Amy Rushworth

Raise your hand if you’ve heard a quote similar to this: “life is about the journey, not the destination”. I believe the first person to coin that phrase was Ralph Waldo Emerson. You’ve probably heard it referenced in books and movies, from motivational speakers, professors, and countless others…but how much do you truly embrace it in your life, particularly in the area of self-confidence and self-worth?

The Journey of Self-Confidence and Discovering Your Self-WorthDuring my chat with Amy Rushworth on this episode of the podcast, we are talking about how self-confidence is born, developed, and honed throughout your life experiences. It’s those experiences that help you find your voice, which is discovered by developing your self-confidence; and your self-confidence is born out of everything you’ve been through in your past, and continues to develop as you live your life.

Amy Rushworth is the UK’s leading Confidence Coach & Transformational Mentor. She helps her clients and those who take her programs, to ignite their confidence, fire up their self-worth, and get their sparkle back.

I’m so passionate about what I do because I have experienced my own ‘confidence crisis’ and mental health rock bottom. Back then, I realized I could no longer fake my way through life anymore. I knew I needed to radically reinvent my confidence. Over the past 5 years, I’ve been on a journey of radical healing, reinventing my life and rebuilding my confidence. My struggles became my greatest gift because they led me to my soul’s calling and helping hundreds of other women to take back control of their lives.

Confidence influences everything from the relationships we call in, the money we manifest, the freedom we experience and the well-being of our mind, body, and soul. When you feel radiantly confident on the inside, your life will change dramatically on the outside. Through my unique confidence-building methodology, many of my clients have gone on to create their dream lives, and for that, I am truly grateful.

During our chat with Amy, you’ll hear how she came to a pivotal point in her life of realizing she needed more out of her life, than what she originally thought. She was checking off the boxes; a wonderful relationship, apartment on the beach, glamorous fashion career, and so on but there was something missing, and her body was beginning to show her this in ways she never expected.

Through some difficult medical circumstances, she was left with plenty of time to reflect, and knew it was time to make a change. She sought the help of a therapist and began evaluating her life and where she was headed; including her priorities. This healing work helped her find the confidence to move to England and start her own business.

Just when things were taking off, she began having flashbacks of childhood trauma and realized there was still more work to be done. She took those experiences, learned from them, and used them as even more motivation to develop her voice and confidence both personally and professionally.

She shares how being in a place of true acceptance and self-love, helps her be in tune with what her body and mind are telling her. We discuss how gratitude opens your heart and rewires your brain, and that rewiring is essential in developing confidence and self-worth. She shares helpful strategies for starting your own gratitude journal and making it a part of your life, every day.

We talk about the importance of getting to the root of limiting beliefs to help change the maladaptive coping skills that hold you back and keep you stuck. You can truly “learn how to unlearn low-confidence and low self-worth”, as Amy shares, which will help ignite your confidence and fire up your self-worth.

There’s so much more during our chat with Amy, so be sure and check out the podcast by scrolling up and clicking that play button, or on your favorite podcast app. You can learn more about Amy’s programs at AmyRushworth.com, and follow her on Instagram, and Facebook.

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Some Things Never Change..But You Can.

It’s funny how things work out in life, and I don’t mean funny haha, but more like funny strange, or funny interesting. In this episode of Mobile Musings, sponsored by Beyond Your Past Radio, I look back at an episode I recorded 3 years ago, and wouldn’t you know it..it’s as relevant today as it was then. Plus, it also works out pretty well since it’s on the same wavelength as what I was going to record initially before things got away from me this week with some unexpected responsibilities. Don’t ya just love it when a plan comes together…or in this case, how the plan works itself out even when the plan wasn’t a what you thought it would be?

Anyways…

The struggles unfolding all around us in government, world violence, a divided nation and really divided world on so many fronts, can take its toll on your emotional health. These volatile times, the same as back then, can very easily steal your joy and bring down your outlook on humanity overall as well as the potential in your own life.

For that matter, not even just 3 years ago, but these struggles have been around in various forms for decades, and one can make a case for these things being around since pretty much, forever. Times change, technology changes, and we just don’t seem to learn from our past in some areas.  You know how that old saying goes, right?

So I hope you’ll enjoy this look back at my thoughts on embracing the good the people around you, sharing a smile, and finding ways to rid yourself of the negativity in your life so can embrace everything wonderful about you and those around you.

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