Trauma

020: Dr. Claudia Black on Healing the Wounds from an Alcoholic Home and Family System

Dr. Claudia Black
Dr. Claudia Black
Dr. Claudia Black, renowned author, psychotherapist, and speaker, shares about her healing journey through the fear and hurt of her father’s anger and alcoholism while growing up. Claudia shares about how Experiential Therapies, such as Gestalt and Psychodrama, helped her to get in touch and feel safe with her own feelings in her recovery journey. Claudia also shares about her new inpatient treatment center for young adults, The Claudia Black Young Adult Center in Wickenburg, Arizona. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

One of my favorite things that Claudia said on the show was:

“It’s really about empowering, and helping them to move from the fear to a place believing that they deserve differently and then having the skills in which to be able to do that.”
Visit Claudia’s Website @ ClaudiaBlack.com
Check out Claudia’s Young Adult Treatment Center

 

Pick up Claudia’s Book, It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up with Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults

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Pick up Claudia’s Book, Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment, and Fear

Changing Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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018: Jasmin Lee Cori, LPC and Author on Incest and Parental Emotional Absence and Neglect

Jasmin Cori, LPC
Jasmin Lee Cori, LPC

Jasmin Lee Cori, Licensed Professional Counselor and author of The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed and Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life, shares about her healing journey through the wounds of incest and parental emotional absence with somatic experiencing psychotherapy. Jasmin also shares how she walks alongside her clients who are on a healing journey through childhood sexual abuse and emotional neglect. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

Click Here to Connect with Jasmin @ JasminCori.com

 

Pick up a copy of Jasmin’s book, The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed
You can also pick up the audiobook for The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed for FREE @ FREESHRINKBOOK.COM

Emotionally Absent Mother

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up a copy of Jasmin’s book, Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

Healing From Trauma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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016: Lois Bushong, LMFT and Author on From Lost to Found as a Third Culture Kid and Expatriate

Lois Bushong
Lois Bushong, LMFT
Lois Bushong, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Author of Being Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights Into Counseling the Globally Mobile, shares her story of how being a Third Culture Kid and Expatriate while growing up impacted her sense of belonging, her struggle with depression, and finding her place in life and the world. Lois also shares how she uses her healing experience with individuals and families who are moving through similar challenges as they live and work in countries and cultures different from their passport country. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

Click Here to Visit Lois’ Website QuietStreamsCounseling.com 

 

Pick up Lois’ book, Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile

Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the book Lois mentioned on the show by Pico Iyer, The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home

The Global Soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the talk by Pico Iyer that Lois mentioned on the show below: 

 

 

 

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015: Dr. Andrea Brandt, LMFT and Author on Releasing Anger and Sadness Towards Emotional Freedom

Dr. Andrea Brandt, LMFT
Dr. Andrea Brandt, LMFT
Dr. Andrea Brandt, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom, shares about how growing up in a passive aggressive household effected her own struggle with anger and passive aggressiveness as an adult. Andrea also shares how her own healing journey with anger and sadness compelled her to help others to release their own anger and sadness in healthy ways verbally, emotionally, and physiologically. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Some of my favorite insights that Andrea shared on the show were:

On Psychotherapy: “It takes a lot of courage, but the rewards on the other end are so great!”
“I think it is so important that people know that they’re not basket cases. They’ve got good stuff inside of them.”
“Hidden or covert anger is just as damaging as overt anger.”

 

Click Here to Connect with Andrea @ abrandtherapy.com

 

Pick up Andrea’s Book, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom

Mindful Anger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up Andrea’s Book, 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness

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You can also get one of Andrea’s books for FREE by signing up for a Free Audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial @ FREESHRINKBOOK.com

 

 

Pick up the classic book on anger that Andrea mentioned on the show, The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Dr. Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Anger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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012: Dr. Barbara Steffens, LPCC and Author on Partner Betrayal Trauma and Sexual Addiction

Dr. Barbara Steffens, LPCC, BCC
Dr. Barbara Steffens, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and co-author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal, shares about her own healing journey through Partner Betrayal Trauma as a result of her husband’s sexual betrayal. Barbara also shares about how her work has created a paradigm shift in the treatment approach for those who have been sexually betrayed by a partner. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
One of my favorite things that Barbara shared on the show was: “This is about trauma. This isn’t about codependency…”
Visit Barbara’s website DrBarbaraSteffens.com
For Psychotherapists, Coaches, and Other Helping Professionals: APSATS, the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists

 

Click here to pick up a copy of Barbara and Marsha’s book Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal

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011: Dr. Lynn Johnson on How Positive Psychology Transformed His Life and Career

Dr. Lynn Johnson
Dr. Lynn Johnson
Dr. Lynn Johnson, psychotherapist and author of Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness, shares how picking up a book 23 years ago impacted his life and changed his direction as a veteran psychotherapist. Lynn also shares how cultivating happiness through the Positive Psychology concept of learned optimism is helping his clients in their own healing journeys. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Some of my favorite insights from Lynn during the show were:

“Life is painful… suffering is optional.”
“The optimist doesn’t think of the bad events as being horrible, they think of how this will be a challenge to cope with… what can I learn from this? How can I grow from this?”
“Self-efficacy… There’s something about not taking to heart bad events.”
“The Positive Psychologist tends to say: The character flaws just sort of disappear if your focused on happiness. The character flaws you sort of lose interest in them when you’re focused on your happiness.”
“That’s what makes me happy about being a shrink, I’m constantly learning.”

 

Visit Lynn’s Website @ DrLynnJohnson.com

Check out Lynn’s books below:

Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness by Dr. Lynn Johnson

Enjoy Life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Healing Power of Sleep by Dr. Lynn Johnson

Healing Power of Sleep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I Hate My Job,” He Said. by Dr. Lynn Johnson

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Lynn also mentioned the book by Dr. Martin Seligman that he picked up 23 years ago on Positive Psychology called Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life 

You can also get this book as a FREE audiobook @ FREESHRINKBOOK.COM

Learned Optimism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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010: Julie M. Simon, LMFT and Author on Emotional Eating, Overeating, Imbalanced Eating and a Holistic Intuitive Approach to Loving Your Self

Julie M Simon
Julie M. Simon, LMFT
Julie M. Simon, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Author of The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual: A Practical Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting, shares her own story of struggling with overeating, emotional eating, binge eating, and her healing journey from an eating disorder to a healthy, balanced life. Julie also shares some great insights on a holistic intuitive approach to eating disorders and struggles. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Some of my favorite insights Julie shared were:

From an early age even as she struggled: “I always had an intuitive sense that our bodies are supposed to be a natural weight, not overweight and not underweight.  Always had a feeling that eating was supposed to be intuitive. I didn’t think that we were meant to live on diets.”
On understanding and healing emotions: “I could actually identify emotions. Sit with emotions. I didn’t have to go exercise them away. I didn’t have to go eat them away. I could actually tolerate them. I could learn how to comfort and soothe myself with them.”
Words of encouragement for someone facing an eating struggle: “It doesn’t require willpower. It doesn’t require white knuckling it. It doesn’t require willpower. It doesn’t require going hungry. All it requires is willingness.”

 Click Here to Visit Julie’s Website OvereatingRecovery.com

 

Check out Julie’s Book, The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual: A Practical Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting

The Emotional Eater's Repair Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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008: Ronald Mah, LMFT and Author on Terror, Hypervigilance, and Survivor’s Guilt From Physical Abuse

Ronald Mah, LMFT
Ronald Mah, LMFT
Ronald Mah, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution, shares about his healing journey through anxiety, hypervigilance, terror, and the fear of screwing up due to physical abuse from an elementary school teacher. Ronald also shares about the great healing effect of developing deeper self compassion through psychotherapy and healthy self care practices. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
My favorite quote of Ronald’s interview is, “The whole process of empowerment is: I am worthy and I can do something about it.”

 

Visit Ronald’s Website

 

The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution: Strategies for Responding to Children’s Challenging Behaviors

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The FreeShrinkBook.com book this week that I mentioned on the show is No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Click on FreeShrinkBook.com to receive the free audiobook or click the book cover below to purchase the book on Amazon.com.

No Drama Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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