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Rank #48 in Mental Health category

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

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An insightful and well-informed podcast. Such a wonderful tool for therapists

By Christine from NY - Mar 22 2019
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I’m a new listener, and truly appreciate the rich content you’re providing on this podcast.

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By ttrim - Jan 15 2019
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Very interesting topics and interesting to listen to! Keep up the good work!

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301 Ratings
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An insightful and well-informed podcast. Such a wonderful tool for therapists

By Christine from NY - Mar 22 2019
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I’m a new listener, and truly appreciate the rich content you’re providing on this podcast.

Interesting Topics

By ttrim - Jan 15 2019
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Very interesting topics and interesting to listen to! Keep up the good work!
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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

Rank #1: 46: How to Be Assertive Step By Step

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Episode 46 – How To Be Assertive with Dr. Julie Hanks

In Episode 46 Therapy Chat host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Julie Hanks, who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, private practice consultant and coach, author of two books – The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide for Women – as well as a performing musician and owner of a successful group psychotherapy practice in Utah. Julie talks about using social media and writing to expand her reach as a helping professional and discusses how women can learn to be more assertive. She talks about her latest book and explains some of the concepts discussed there, including how our attachment relates to our ability to ask for what we need. She shares a link where you can download a free chapter of her new book so you can check it out! Listen in for this interview with the amazing Dr. Julie Hanks!

Host Laura Reagan also shares the details of the new trauma therapist community she has created to help trauma therapists be well and continue the work for years to come. As always, please visit iTunes to leave a rating and review and subscribe to Therapy Chat so you will receive the latest episodes as soon as they’re released!

Follow Dr. Julie Hanks on social media including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Linked in @drjuliehanks

All of Julie’s offerings can be found here: http://drjuliehanks.com

Download a free chapter of The Assertiveness Guide for Women here: http://assertivenessguide.com

Get a free one month trial of Audible.com and receive a free book while supporting Therapy Chat by clicking here: http://audibletrial.com/TherapyChat

For your free trial host Laura Reagan recommends Playing Big by Tara Mohr, about women’s reluctance to speak up in the workplace. A great companion to Julie’s book!

Learn more about Laura Reagan’s Trauma Therapist Community: http://laurareaganlcswc.com/join/

Therapy Chat website: http://therapychatpodcast.com

Aug 18 2016

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Rank #2: 111: Relationships & Childhood Emotional Neglect

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Interview with Dr. Jonice Webb on her new book, Running On Empty No More about repairing relationships affected by Childhood Emotional Neglect. 

Dr. Webb has been a licensed psychologist since 1991, and has worked in a variety of different settings over the course of her career, including a psychiatric emergency service and substance abuse programs.  She has been the Director of several large outpatient clinics.  For the past eight years, she has been enjoying her private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, specializing in the treatment of couples and families.

Dr. Jonice Webb has been interviewed on NPR and over thirty radio shows across the United States and Canada about the topic of her book, Emotional Neglect, and has been quoted as a psychologist expert in the Chicago Tribune. She writes the popular Childhood Emotional Neglect Blog on PsychCentral.com.

Over two decades of practicing psychology, Dr. Webb gradually started to see a factor from childhood which weighs upon people as adults.  This factor is extremely subtle.  In fact, it’s so difficult to see that it goes virtually unnoticed while it quietly saps a person’s joy in life, causing him or her to struggle with self-discipline, or to feel disconnected and unfulfilled.  Dr. Webb gave a name to this invisible factor from childhood.  She calls it Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN).

Resources:

www.emotionalneglect.com

http://www.drjonicewebb.com/cenquestionnaire

www.facebook.com/JWebbPhd

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkB4-oY0XAqv8kzBlYov34w

Twitter: @jwebbphd

Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.

Visit Therapy Chat website at Http://therapychatpodcast.com and send host Laura Reagan a voice message letting her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Did you like this episode? Did you dislike it? Let her know!

Nov 03 2017

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Rank #3: 101: Attachment Style & Relationships

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Episode 101 of Therapy Chat is the last in the "Best Of Therapy Chat" segment. Our number one most popular episode is the interview with Stuart Fensterheim, the Couples Expert! Stuart talks about how our attachment style affects our adult relationships. 

Welcome to episode 62 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This is the third episode in the trauma and attachment series featuring Stuart Fensterheim, LCSW. Stuart is a clinical social worker in Scottsdale, Arizona, practicing with couples using Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is an attachment-based couples therapy method. 

In the episode, Stuart talks about how he works on making connections with couples and how our childhood attachment affects the way we show up in relationships as adults. He also touches upon John Bowlby's Attachment Theory, which focuses on your relationship with your primary caretaker and how it influences everything through your life. To make sense of this theory, he talks further about the relationship young babies have with their caretaker, avoiding failure to thrive and how the needs of a young baby to experience touch and closeness, continue with us throughout our adult life.

Resources

http://www.thecouplesexpertscottsdale.com

http://www.thecouplesexpertscottsdale.com/podcasts

http://www.iceeft.com

http://www.simplypsychology.org/bowlby.html

Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes! You can get a free month of TherapyNotes plus 10% off for a year using the code CHAT17 ! Visit https://therapynotes.com to sign up! Or just click here to get the 10% discount for 12 months!

Visit Therapy Chat website at Http://therapychatpodcast.com and send host Laura Reagan a voice message letting her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Did you like this episode? Did you dislike it? Let her know!

Sep 01 2017

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Rank #4: 4: Using Self Care To Nourish Your Soul & Fall In Love With Yourself

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Chonteau McElvin, an herbalist, healer and life coach in Florida who is trained as a social worker. Chonteau discusses how self care can nourish the soul and allow us to fall in love with ourselves. When we're in love with ourselves we have more love to share with others, and when we help others from a depleted place we're in danger of burnout. Chonteau discusses her herbal remedies and how she uses them along with energy work to help her clients integrate the parts of themselves into one healthy person whose needs are being met in all realms: spiritually, emotionally and mentally. Listen in for this fascinating discussion of Chonteau's work! 

Aug 28 2015

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Rank #5: 55: I Found Heart & Soul Connection In A Barn

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I found my heart and soul connection in a barn.

I had a new experience which was a game-changer for me. I've been saying for at least 10 years that I want to take horseback riding lessons. I talked about it on an episode of Therapy Chat earlier this year, vowing that I would make it happen.

I've ridden a horse maybe 5 times in my whole life, all between the ages of 10-13 years old. For a time I was obsessed with them, as many children are. I grew up in the city but close enough to rural areas that there was one horse farm many of us knew to visit. 

Recently as I've learned more about equine-assisted therapy and the benefits of spending times with horses, I've become determined to increase the amount of time I spend with horses. I'm now 44 years old and my body has changed quite a bit since I was 13. I think it's safe to say that my heart hasn't changed much, if at all, though, as I learned through this experience. 

Before I tell you what happened, let me give you some information from Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association, also known as EAGALA. From their website, www.eagala.org:

  How Does Equine-Assisted Learning and Growth Work?
  • Horses are bigger and stronger than us. They are powerful creatures, and being around them can feel intimidating, which creates an opportunity to get up close and personal with our fears.

  • Like humans, horses are social creatures who live in herds. They have a social hierarchy in terms of how they relate to one another in the herd. Working on how we relate to horses is a way to work on how we relate to other humans and ourselves.

  • Because horses are prey animals, they rely on non-verbal cues to stay alive. Their lives depend on accurately reading these cues. Humans are predators. Yet for some reason horses are willing to interact with us anyway, if we let them know we are safe.

  • Horses know when what we are saying and doing don't match what we are feeling and sensing, even though we might not know. They reflect back to us what we are feeling and sensing, or the incongruence between our feelings, sensations, words and actions, even (especially) when it's outside of our conscious awareness.

The Shadow...Again?

Horses can bring our Shadow to our awareness. Yes, the Shadow again. As a wise person told me, once the Shadow is out in the light you can't ignore it anymore. I am finding this to be true again and again.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out these episodes of Therapy Chat podcast: Episode 53; Episode 38 with Renee Beck, LMFT; Episode 40 with Lourdes Viado, MFT, PhD; Episode 42 with Keri Nola.

So this is what happened. I went to a workshop on learning with horses. I gathered in a barn with a group of two other women, the instructor and the horse trainer. I really didn't know what to expect, because I haven't done anything like this before, although I have heard about it from fellow therapists. The whole experience was on the ground, not on the horses. 

We were introduced to two horses, a darker colored one and a lighter colored one. I felt super vulnerable and nervous. I wanted to know what to do and not to do, and how, and what was going to happen. I told myself to sit with the discomfort, knowing that this is where growth happens. Part of me wanted to relax, be in the moment, let go and see what happened. Part of me wanted to know, to check whether or not I was doing it right, if I was okay, to understand, to know why. These parts of myself battled for that entire two hour period. 

When we walked up to each horse I had lots of thoughts. I wondered how to touch the horse, if it was okay to touch him, and whether he would hurt me. I was acutely aware of how large and heavy he was, and that he could kick me, bite me or step on me if he felt like it. Then, I went a little deeper into my emotions. I suspected that he didn't like me. I felt self-conscious about being uncomfortable and worried who could tell. I was pretty sure he could tell, though he didn't say anything. I felt his soft, velvety coat and tangled mane. I noticed that he was beautiful and he looked like he had been through some things. I decided maybe he wasn't judging me as harshly as I was judging myself. This all happened in a span of maybe 2 minutes. Feeling a little softer toward myself, I approached the other horse.

One of the other women was standing with the horse, and I felt protective toward her time with him. I held my hand out to him, wondering if he was okay with me petting his nose. He gently nuzzled my hand. I didn't know if this was what they always do, or if he liked my touch. I awkwardly stood there for a few seconds, continuing to let him smell my hand and nuzzle it.

Then something surprising happened. He tilted his head toward me and sort of snuggled up to my neck. I don't even know what to call it. Immediately, tears sprang to my eyes. I felt seen and understood, probably better understood by the horse than I was understanding myself, at least in that moment. I had the strange experience of a felt sense - when you just know something that is coming from within. Your inner wisdom, your soul, your wisest self, whatever you want to call it, it tells you something from within yourself. It's more than just a thought. The felt sense told me "he knows I'm sad."

One of the reasons it was weird is because I hadn't known I was sad until that moment. I felt apologetic toward the other woman standing there, because the horse was giving me more attention, and because I was fighting back tears, which is pretty uncomfortable any time, but especially in front of a stranger. At the same time, I was incredibly grateful to the horse. 

As Brené Brown says, "Vulnerability is courage."

All of that happened in the first 30 minutes of this experience. After that we alternated between activities with the horses and seated in chairs. But more strange things happened. During the time we were seated in our chairs as a group, the horses were free to roam this indoor space. 

We were talking and I was continuing my struggle between the parts of myself that wanted to avoid the discomfort of this new experience and the parts that were trying to be open and let it unfold. I'll point out that while this experience was new, that struggle is not. In fact, it is quite familiar, if I'm honest.

I practice mindfulness by checking in with myself many times throughout a given day. I notice what I am thinking, what I am feeling, what my body is holding. I frequently ask myself what I need, or what my body wants me to know. There is always an answer, if I listen. What I often notice is this struggle to know, to have the answers. It is something that pops up when I am in situations where I feel unsure. It is an attempt to avoid discomfort. I don't do it consciously, it is a defense that I'm sure developed quite early. I know I was always praised for being smart. This quality is one that I never doubted I had, and I received much attention, love and acceptance around being smart when I was a child.  

I felt very uncomfortable quite a lot of the time during childhood, so this defense (it's called intellectualization) served me very well back then and it has helped me many times since. But it does get in the way. I'm grateful for my intelligence, yet I need to ask the part of myself that wants to know to step aside quite frequently so I can stay in the moment. It's okay to be curious, as long it doesn't take me away from the current moment. 

The Most Powerful Moment

So now I'll get back to the most powerful part of the experience in the barn. After the horse snuggled up against me, while we were sitting in the chairs as a group, the horses moved around the barn. Slowly they moved toward us. Eventually, both horses came to stand behind me. While we talked, one by one they slowly crept forward until both horses were standing with their heads over me. I wish I had a picture, because to the others in the group I must have looked funny with one horse's head coming over one shoulder and the other horses's head coming over my other shoulder. They kind of crossed their heads in front of me.

It was so strange, with a result that I couldn't see the other group participants. The group leader noted that the horses could have stood anywhere they wanted, and for some reason they chose to stand over me that way. They remained that way until we stood to do another activity, and then when we returned to sitting, they did it again, just as gradually as the first time. I can't really say what happened, other than the horses knew I needed something. But that can't be all because I'm sure the other group members were having their own emotional experiences in their seats. Yet the horses gravitated to me.

I think the leader was suggesting that they knew I needed either comfort, protection or something. She didn't come right out and say it (I think she wanted me to figure it out myself). All I know is I was in love with these horses. I felt like they got me. I felt like we had a connection. I am laughing as I write these words, but I really mean it, and I still feel that way, even though more than 24 hours have passed. In fact, I've had more experiences of self discovery (what I like to call shifts) since doing that. I am eager to do more work with horses and see what happens. It was truly a magical experience.

Why Am I Sharing This?  

You might be wondering why I'm sharing this. There are a few reasons. First, I want to document this magical experience for myself. Also, I want people to know that spending time with horses can be incredibly powerful, almost unbelievably so. Some things you just have to experience for yourself, and I hope this article will encourage some of you who are reading to try Equine Assisted Learning and Growth. Lastly, I'm sharing this because it's important as a therapist that I live the way I encourage my clients to do. I've been on a journey of personal growth - intentionally only for the past two years, but probably for my whole life.  

I believe we never stop growing and learning (unless we refuse to try), and that we must continue pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones, because that is where growth happens.

I can't take my clients anywhere that I haven't been. The more I allow myself to be vulnerable and expose myself to new experiences allowing me a deeper connection with myself, the more capable I become of walking alongside my clients as they are on that journey. I have seen this to be true, and I know as my connection with myself deepens my skill as a therapist will deepen as well. 

Next week I'm taking time to venture deeply inward as I spend time with an intuitive coach in California to reflect on the direction of my business in the year ahead and do more Shadow work (gulp!). This will also be a reunion with some beautiful souls who live across the country and I am so honored that I will be spending time with them there. More is ahead, as I head to the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York in November for a retreat with horses and fellow therapists and other healers. I can't freakin' wait. Honestly, I have been bitten by the horse bug now and I can't wait for my next opportunity to spend time among these amazing creatures. And yes, I am still planning to take horseback riding lessons. It will happen! I'm currently exploring various locations to learn with horses in a different way. That will be a new arena (literally!) for me. I know what Brené Brown means when she talks about Daring Greatly. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out her book by that name.

So that is the story of how I found my heart and soul connection, with two horses and with myself in a barn. I hope it somehow inspired you to get more connected with yourself. Let me know in the comments!

If you're interested in walking together on your journey of personal growth, and you live near Baltimore, Maryland, get in touch with me. You can also follow my musings on social media. You'll find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram andFacebook. And don't forget my podcast, Therapy Chat. 

Wholeheartedly,

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

In Mind Body Spirit, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Holistic Health, Wellness Tags equine assisted therapy, magic,Mindfulness, mind body connection, Mind Body Spirit, parts work, Psychotherapy, counseling, walking my talk, felt sense,inner wisdom, soul connection, self compassion, relationships, trust, connection

Oct 14 2016

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Rank #6: 25: What Is Childhood Emotional Neglect?

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Welcome! My guest today is Dr. Jonice Webb, a clinical psychologist and blogger for Psych Central. She’s the author of the book, Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect. We’ll delve into this topic and its impact in our society today. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The definition of Childhood Emotional Neglect: a parent’s failure to respond enough to the child’s emotional needs
  • This condition is different from physical neglect and abuse.
  • In her private practice, Dr. Jonice kept seeing patients with the same patterns.
  • She has identified 12 different types of parenting styles that lead to Childhood Emotional Neglect.
  • Children of CEN end up treating their children with the same patterns of behaviors, and no one really knows what’s wrong.
  • Dr. Jonice has developed a questionnaire, designed for adults, to determine if you’ve been affected by this condition.
  • Her book gives examples of what happens to a child with real-life vignettes.
  • How to heal from CEN?
    • Fully recognize and accept that CEN happened.
    • Welcome back and get in touch with walled-off emotions.
  • Dr. Webb wants to put together training for CEU’s for therapists who want to work on this specialty, but first, she wants to complete a research project to compile results.
  • She is working on making a page on her website listing mental health providers who can work with people on CEN.
  • Contact Dr. Webb at www.emotionalneglect.com or email her at jwebbphd@rcn.com. Sign up for her newsletter on her website and check out her blog at Psych Central!

Mar 25 2016

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Rank #7: 134: It's Not Always Depression - So What Is It?

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Welcome to episode 134 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week, we’re delighted to welcome back Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW. In this episode, Hilary speaks to me all about her amazing new book “It’s Not Always Depression”.

Hilary grew up in New York City in a culture of "mind over matter." Raised by a psychiatrist and a guidance counselor, family time included analyzing her thoughts and dreams. Feelings were rarely mentioned (except perhaps to discuss how to get rid of them!) She thought she had total control over my emotions. Now she wants to share what she (and many psychotherapists and researchers) know about the new science of emotions. She wants others to learn what she had the good fortune to learn: that core emotions provide a path to physical and psychological well-being.

Resources

http://www.hilaryjacobshendel.com

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHilaryJacobsHendel

Become a member of Therapy Chat by joining me on Patreon: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat

Register now for the next Daring Way™ and Relational Equine Assisted Learning retreat: https://laurareaganlcswc.com/retreat

Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.

Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.

May 04 2018

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Rank #8: 70: Core Emotions & the Change Triangle

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Welcome to episode 70 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week’s guest features Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW. Hilary was gracious enough to speak to me again after a fault with technology disrupted our previous interview. I originally touched base with Hilary because she consulted on the show Mad Men (which I’m a huge fan of) and in episode 53 & 54 you can hear me dissect the character of Don Draper and relate it to childhood trauma, secrecy, and shame.

Hilary grew up in New York City in a culture of "mind over matter." Raised by a psychiatrist and a guidance counselor, family time included analyzing her thoughts and dreams. Feelings were rarely mentioned (except perhaps to discuss how to get rid of them!) She thought she had total control over my emotions. Now she wants to share what she (and many psychotherapists and researchers) know about the new science of emotions. She wants others to learn what she had the good fortune to learn: that core emotions provide a path to physical and psychological well-being.

In the episode, Hilary talks about core emotions, the change triangle, the disconnect between thoughts and body experience. She also goes further in depth on her analysis of the character Don Draper from Mad Men, analyzing which core feelings Don would able to identify after treatment.

Resources

http://www.hilaryjacobshendel.com

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHilaryJacobsHendel

Today's sponsor, Lesley University: http://www.lesley.edu/mental-health

Visit Therapy Chat website at Http://therapychatpodcast.com and send host Laura Reagan a voice message letting her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Did you like this episode? Did you dislike it? Let her know!

Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes.

Feb 03 2017

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Rank #9: 144: How Does Our Attachment Style Affect Our Relationships?

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C re-visits her interview with Stuart Fensterheim, LCSW

Stuart is a clinical social worker in Scottsdale, Arizona, practicing with couples using Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is an attachment-based couples therapy method. 

In the episode, Stuart talks about how he works on making connections with couples and how our childhood attachment affects the way we show up in relationships as adults. He also touches upon John Bowlby's Attachment Theory, which focuses on your relationship with your primary caretaker and how it influences everything through your life. To make sense of this theory, he talks further about the relationship young babies have with their caretaker, avoiding failure to thrive and how the needs of a young baby to experience touch and closeness, continue with us throughout our adult life.

Resources

http://www.thecouplesexpertscottsdale.com

http://www.thecouplesexpertscottsdale.com/podcasts

http://www.iceeft.com

http://www.simplypsychology.org/bowlby.html

Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too!

Register now for the next Daring Way™ and Relational Equine Assisted Learning retreat: https://laurareaganlcswc.com/retreat

Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.

Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.

Jul 27 2018

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Rank #10: 77: What Is Covert Emotional Incest?

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Welcome to episode 77 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week's episode features Adena Bank Lees.  

Recognized as an energetic presenter and integrative thinker, Adena Bank Lees has been offering expert services in training, consulting and psychotherapy around the globe for over 25 years. She possesses the ability to energize others to create, implement new ideas and incorporate them into their professional and personal lives.

Adena's love of psychodrama was sparked way back in 1989 while employed as a post-master's intern at the Caron Foundation, Wernersville PA. She knew immediately this was the theory and modality of transformation she would utilize as the underpinning of her life's work. She received her C.P. February 7, 2014, after 25 years of study and raising then launching her only son to independence.

Adena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed and Internationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and Certified Practitioner in Psychodrama. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Arizona Psychodrama Institute. As a leader in childhood sexual abuse and addiction treatment, Adena has provided over 800 presentations to mental health and allied professionals across the globe on childhood sexual abuse and its relation to PTSD, substance/process addictions, intimacy, self-harm behaviors, dissociation and eating disorders. Her most recent book is titled, 12 Healing Steps for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse; A Practical Guide. Adena nurtures her fun-loving side by pursuing her interest in acting and singing at the community theater level, enjoys hiking in the Arizona desert and filling her days with laughter.

In this episode, you will hear Adena speak about covert emotional incest, its impact on individuals & families and how you can identify if you are suffering from covert emotional incest.

Resources

http://adenabanklees.com

https://www.facebook.com/AdenaBankLees

https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Survivors-Childhood-Sexual-Practical/dp/1481021249

Visit Therapy Chat website at Http://therapychatpodcast.com and send host Laura Reagan a voice message letting her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Did you like this episode? Did you dislike it? Let her know!

Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes.

Mar 24 2017

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Rank #11: 119: Happy 2018!

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Hi all! This week's episode is just a quick hello and a few words about the New Year. Hope you are all enjoying a peaceful return from holiday fun and that you've been able to take it easy. I wanted to share my thoughts on New Year's resolutions. I also gave a little preview of what's coming up over the next few weeks!

If you'd like to contribute to the Q&A episodes, e-mail Laura at laura@laurareaganlcswc.com or visit https://therapychatpodcast.com and click on the Speakpipe button to leave a message. If your question is selected, you may hear it on a future episode along with a response from Laura.

Listeners to Therapy Chat are welcome to join the Facebook group where you can interact with other listeners and host Laura Reagan, as well as some past guests. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/TherapyChat/ and follow the instructions. Request to join the Facebook group and go to the link provided to sign up for the Therapy Chat Facebook group e-mail list. Listeners in the group gave feedback that they'd enjoy hearing Q&A episodes. 

As always, thank you for your support of Therapy Chat! We couldn't do it without you!

Jan 06 2018

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Rank #12: 159: Understanding Polyvagal Theory

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Welcome to episode 159 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks with Deb Dana, LCSW about Polyvagal Theory.

Deb’s work is based on the principles of Polyvagal Theory. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory offers a way to understand the human autonomic nervous system and directly engage with our habitual patterns of response. Through a polyvagal lens we learn to listen to our embodied stories. 

Using a polyvagal perspective, we can let go of self-criticism and bring an open heart to exploring the "ways and whys" of our daily experience...how we interact or isolate, join or judge, move toward or away, speak or stay silent. 

Resources

https://www.rhythmofregulation.com

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Nov 16 2018

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Rank #13: 171: Deeper Discussion Of Trauma Triggers

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Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. 

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C flies solo to have a deeper discussion of trauma triggers 

In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses a topic which comes up frequently on Therapy Chat: trauma triggers. She provides a more in-depth discussion than has happened in past episodes, using examples of how trauma triggers may show up for us and how clinicians and non-professionals can conceptualize these symptoms through the lens of trauma. She also offers recommendations for clinicians and non-professionals for how to address these triggers when they arise. 

Resources 

To learn more about Tara Brach's RAIN approach: https://www.tarabrach.com/rain/

Kristin Neff's self-compassion guided meditations: https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#guided-meditations

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Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list

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Feb 22 2019

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Rank #14: Episode 182: Why Are We Drawn To Unavailable Partners?

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan speaks with Dr. Marni Feuerman about why are we drawn to unavailable partners? 

Dr. Marni Feuerman is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed clinical social worker. She maintains a private practice and offers workshops focused on relationship problems, marriage, infidelity, dating, and divorce.  

As a nationally recognized relationship and marriage expert, she has contributed to countless online media outlets. She lives in South Florida with her husband and twin daughters. 

Resources 

www.drmarnionline.com

Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list

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May 17 2019

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Rank #15: 29: Managing Anxiety

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Welcome! My guest today is Carolyn Daitch, Ph. D, author, and psychologist. She has written several books, including Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide for Clients and Therapists, The Affect Regulation Toolbox: Practical and Effective Hypnotic Interventions for the Over-Reactive Client, Anxious in Love, and The Road to Calm Workbook: Life-Changing Tools to Stop Runaway Emotions. Carolyn is the director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Michigan. You might have guessed that our topic today is Anxiety. Join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Carolyn’s work includes lots of writing, teaching, and therapy. She explains.
  • Her focus on anxiety work began early in her career, when she ended up seeing a lot of clients with anxiety and panic attacks.
  • At this point, she began assembling a toolbox of resources.
  • Carolyn explains reactivity and affect disregulation, how they are basically the inability to manage emotions.
  • These disorders cause too much of a reaction for some, when a small stimulus seems like a “tidal wave” for them.
  • Carolyn goes through the process of her Stress Inoculation. Tune in to learn more!
  • Even therapists need to make a commitment to calm!
  • Carolyn discusses how to “reset” when triggered, and how to use her Stress Regulation techniques.
  • Her STOP solution is a four-step process; she explains its components.
  • Her latest book includes a CD of her techniques and an app that can be downloaded.
  • Each of Carolyn’s books has a section about the hardest part: following through with what works!

Resources:

www.carolyndaitchphd.com

Find Carolyn Daitch’s books on Amazon.

Apr 22 2016

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Rank #16: 202: Inherited Family Trauma

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Mark Wolynn about inherited family trauma. 

Director of The Family Constellation Institute, The Inherited Trauma Institute and The Hellinger Institute of Northern California, Mark is North America’s leader in Inherited Family Trauma. A sought-after lecturer, he leads workshops at hospitals, clinics, conferences, and teaching centers around the world. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, The New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, The California Institute of Integral Studies. His book IT DIDN’T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle (Viking/Penguin) is the winner of the 2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award in psychology. Mark specializes in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, fears, panic disorders, self-injury, chronic pain and persistent symptoms and conditions.

Mark is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in English and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. His graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and at the University of Arizona was also in English. Mark has published poetry in The New Yorker.

Resources

www.markwolynn.com

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Oct 18 2019

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Rank #17: 165: The Process Of Trauma Therapy

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD about her new book Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide to the 5-Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma.

Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD is a licensed psychologist, trained as a Harvard Medical School Fellow. She is a trauma survivor, who has worked for twenty-five years with the complex issues of trauma, integration and behavior change across every level of system from individuals, to groups, to large systems and countries, including her role as the expert consultant Frontline for their documentary on Alaskan survivors of priest sexual abuse (aired April 19, 2011).

She leads programs using leadership development and trauma-informed emotional intelligence to help communities worldwide engage in the difficult public health issues confronting them such as AIDS and Domestic Violence. She is working on a book on long-term trauma and you can read more from Gretchen at her website, Emotional Geographic.

Resources

http://gretchenschmelzer.com

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Jan 11 2019

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Rank #18: 75: Trauma Sensitive Yoga

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Welcome to episode 75 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week's episode features David Emerson.

David is the Founder and Director of Yoga Services for the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline Massachusetts, where he coined the term “trauma-sensitive yoga”. He was responsible for curriculum development, supervision and oversight of the yoga intervention component of the first of its kind, NIH funded study, conducted by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk to assess the utility and feasibility of yoga for adults with treatment-resistant PTSD.

Mr. Emerson has developed, conducted, and supervised TSY groups for rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs, residential programs for youth, military bases, survivors of terrorism, and Veterans Administration centers and clinics. In addition to co-authoring several articles on the subject of yoga and trauma, Mr. Emerson is the co-author of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga, released in 2011 by North Atlantic Books and Author of the forthcoming, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy (Norton, 2015).

He leads trainings for yoga teachers and mental health clinicians in North America, Europe, and Asia. David trains in the U.S. and abroad and is a supervisor in the certification program

In this episode, you will hear David speak about how he began his work with trauma sensitive Yoga, the neuroscience behind the work he does and the shared authentic experience and attachment theory.  

Resources

http://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com

https://www.amazon.com/Overcoming-Trauma-through-Yoga-Reclaiming/dp/1556439695/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1490148282&sr=8-1&keywords=overcoming+trauma+through+yoga

http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5090996 (EP72 - Yoga for Depression & Anxiety)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1774552256196397

https://www.laurareaganlcswc.com/join

Thank you to Lesley University for sponsoring this episode, find them online here - http://www.lesley.edu/mental-health-programs

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Mar 10 2017

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Rank #19: 19: The Epidemic of Childhood Trauma

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In episode 19 host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses a subject she frequently talks about in therapy sessions but hasn't covered on the podcast. Childhood trauma affects a significant number of people and the effects can linger throughout the lifespan. Laura describes the factors which a large study found to influence physical health in adulthood. and contribute to many chronic and potentially life-threatening illnesses She offers resources for learning more about this public health issue which affects so many Americans.

This episode is a must for anyone who wants to understand why it is important to address traumatic events which occur in childhood and prevent the long-term effects on physical and emotional health.

Feb 07 2016

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Rank #20: 204: Learning To Be Kind With Ourselves

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Dr. Jane Tornatore about learning to be kind with ourselves. 

Dr. Jane Tornatore has dedicated her career to helping people be kinder to themselves. Her style incorporates compassion, curiosity, deep listening, and heartfelt optimism, along with powerful shots of playfulness. She draws on her extensive professional training and wide-ranging life experiences to help people release old patterns and unnecessary stress.

A therapist, speaker, and author based in Seattle, local and national audiences rave about her engaging workshops on perfectionism, self-compassion, improving brain health, reducing stress, and the Caregiver Rollercoaster.

Dr. Tornatore received a Master’s degree at the University of Illinois, and a PhD at the University of Minnesota. Before going into private practice, she spent two decades working in the field of Alzheimer’s, including research and working for the Alzheimer’s Association. She has authored over 20 articles and just published a book—Everything is Perfect, Just Not ME! A Roadmap for Self-Acceptance.

For those who can't come into her office, Dr. Tornatore also offers a 3-month program called 7 Powerful Practices For Your Inner-Perfectionist. The course uses a combination of on-line training and group phone calls to help people create the lasting change they have always wanted, to go from stressed out and negative, to calm and positive.

Resources

https://www.everydaylove.me

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Nov 01 2019

36mins

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214: Friend Or Foe? The Brain Cell That Can Be Both - With Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. 

On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Donna Jackson Nakazawa about her forthcoming book, The Angel and The Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine. 

Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion. Her mission is to translate emerging science in ways that help those with chronic conditions find healing.

She is the author of six books, including her forthcoming book, The Angel and The Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine (Random House/Ballantine, January 2020), which illuminates the newly-understood role of microglia – an elusive type of brain cell capable of Jekyll and Hyde behavior. When triggered, microglia can morph into destroyers and take down synapses, causing depression, anxiety, and Alzheimer’s. But under the right circumstances, they can be angelic healers, repairing the brain in ways that can help alleviate symptoms and prevent disease. Hailed as “riveting,” “stunning,” and “visionary,” The Angel and the Assassin elucidates the biological basis behind the mind-body connection and offers us a radically reconceived picture of human health.

Donna’s other books include Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal (Atria / Simon & Schuster, 2015), The Last Best Cure (Hudson Street Press / Penguin, 2013), The Autoimmune Epidemic (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, 2009), and Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Multicultural Children (Perseus, 2003). Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Health Affairs, Aeon, More, Parenting, AARP Magazine, Glamour, and elsewhere. She blogs for Psychology Today and HuffPost.

In addition to her work as a science journalist, Donna has been a keynote speaker at numerous universities, conferences and hospitals. Her keynote lectures include the 2019 Care Plus Annual Conference, 2018 Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Conference, 2018 Golisano Children’s Hospital Annual Pediatric Conference, 2017 Royal Society of Medicine SIRPA Conference on Chronic Pain and Emotion, 2017 Learning and the Brain Conference, 2016 Johns Hopkins Conference on Trauma-Informed Healing, and the 2012 International Congress on Autoimmunity. She has appeared on The Today Show, National Public Radio, NBC News, and ABC News.

Resources

https://donnajacksonnakazawa.com

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Jan 24 2020

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213: Challenging Perceptions Of Dissociation

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On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Christine Forner about challenging the preconceptions of dissociation. 

Christine Forner (Ba, Bsw, Msw, Rsw). Has been in the healing profession in one form or another since the age of 16 where she worked on a crisis line for teens. Christine spent the first part of her career in the front lines working at local sexual assault centres, long term therapeutic setting and shelters for domestic violence survivors. Since 2011, Christine has worked in her own private practice, which specializes in complex trauma and dissociative disorders.

Christine has over thirty years of 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 also the current clinical supervisor for WayPoints, a center in Fort McMurry, Alberta that specializes in sexual assault and domestic violence.

Christine teaches locally and at an international level on the issue of dissociation, complex trauma, and the intersection of dissociation and mindfulness. Christine is the current President for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Christine has also served on the board of the ISSTD since 2010 and was the ISSTD treasurer from 2011-2017. She is the author of Dissociation, Mindfulness and Creative Meditations: Trauma informed practices to facilitate growth (Routledge, 2017). As well as avidly working with those who have been hurt the most, Christine has dedicated her professional life to educating others on the logic, normality and commonality of dissociation.

The summation of her work is to educate practitioners about the vital importance of their presence, patients and care with those who have been through the most severe and brutal injuries so that they get treated with dignity and compassion. The four qualities of presence, patience, dignity and compassion applied to every aspect of the therapeutic process can result in profound inner healing; something every human deserves to experience.

Resources

https://www.isst-d.org/

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Jan 17 2020

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212: All About Dissociation - 4 Episode Compilation

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On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits four previous episodes to take an in-depth look into the issue of disassociation. 

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Jan 10 2020

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211: Happy New Year 2020 - Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. 

Happy New Year 2020! Looking Back, Looking Forward. On today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses the tears, fears, joys, sorrows, loss and grief she has experienced over the past year. She looks back on what's happened in 2019 and the lessons she learned about herself through experiencing a personal health crisis as well as the imminent death of a parent. She discusses grief, loss, healing, being a workaholic, somatic work and integrative practices and the new perspective she has found while traveling this path. 

Laura talks about what's coming up in the new year, including in person events and courses, along with 3 day Daring Way™ intensives for therapists. She leaves listeners with a loving kindness meditation moment.

Resources

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Jan 02 2020

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210: Surviving The Holidays with Sharon Martin, LCSW

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, Laura revisits her conversation with Sharon Martin, LCSW about surviving the holidays. 

Sharon is a licensed therapist, counselor, and mental health and wellness writer based in San Jose, CA. She has spent 20 years providing counseling, therapy, and clinical supervision.

Sharon has built a specialized private practice that reflects her belief that you matter, and you can love yourself, heal, be empowered, speak your truth, and create a life you love. Listen for Sharon’s incredible insights on life, well-being and much more!

Resources

https://livewellwithsharonmartin.com/handling-the-holidays-workbook/

https://livewellwithsharonmartin.com

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Dec 21 2019

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209: Art + Somatic Therapies In Trauma Work

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Rebecca Bloom, LMHC, ATR- BC about art and somatic therapies in trauma work. 

Rebecca received her training in clinical art therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, graduating with a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development. She is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Over the last twenty years, Rebecca has provided counseling, training, and consulting services in the areas of youth and family services as well as adults struggling with addiction and mental health issues. Having worked in diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic settings Rebecca has worked hard to bring cultural competence to her work.  For eight years Rebecca taught in Antioch University Seattle's masters Art Therapy program Currently, Rebecca is studying with Pat Ogen's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and am a Level 2 practitioner, www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org

Rebecca is committed to her own creative process and is enjoying nature photography and felting.

Resources

www.bloomcounseling.com

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Dec 18 2019

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208: Surviving & Thriving During The Holidays

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Feeling holly-jolly? Maybe not so much. In this episode of the Baltimore Annapolis Psychotherapy Podcast host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses three reasons why for some of us the holidays can be the most stressful time of the year. Listen in if you've ever felt stressed during the holidays with all of the emphasis on consumerism and comparing your house to everyone else's. This podcast episode is great for people who have strained relationships with family of origin, childhood trauma, and highly conflictual families. 

Resources

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Dec 06 2019

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207: Finding Your Sparkle While Living With Chronic Illness

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Casey Hersch about living with chronic illness. 

Casey Hersch is a licensed clinical social worker, consultant, author, ballroom dancer, and founder of www.lightyoursparkle.life. She specializes in integrative treatment models for chronic illness. She has enhanced her understanding of healing through her studies of holistic treatment modalities. Her own struggles with autoimmune illness (Crohn's disease) and trauma inspire her to help others connect the dots of their own lives and to embrace the many dimension of healing. She is passionate about empowering others to be experts in their own bodies. She has published articles for Social Work Today, The New Social Worker, Taste for Life, and Consciouscat.com to name a few. Pet companionship, music, dancing, and relationships are at the heart of her healing, and she emphasizes there is not a "one size fits all" approach to health. Her book, pending publication, explores the connections between illness, trauma, attachment, and resiliency.

Resources

https://lightyoursparkle.life/

https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/124-the-intersection-of-autoimmune-disease-and-social-work-an-effective-partnership-for-health

https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/37-finding-the-best-fit-in-health-care

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Nov 23 2019

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206: Preparing To Become Parents

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Dr. Alyssa Berlin about preparing to become a parent. 

Dr. Alyssa Berlin is a clinical psychologist specializing in pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. She offers private counseling for women individually and with their partners on issues such as anxiousness and emotional fluctuation during pregnancy, postpartum blues and depression, and the complex issues that can arise between and around new and expectant parents.

Dr. Berlin is the creator of The AfterBirth Plan Workshop, a program that prepares couples for what to expect after a baby is born and how to prepare for a physically and emotionally healthy postpartum transition for the baby, for each partner and for the evolving relationship.

Dr. Berlin is a labor support doula, combining her psychological background and her doula training to help women and their partners feel empowered and comfortable in the labor and delivery process, both on a physical and emotional level.  Dr. Berlin has a specific expertise addressing  anxiety, fear or any other emotional concern that may arise around having a baby before, during and after the birth.

Dr. Berlin is is on the Board of Advisors for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and is a faculty member of Maternal Mental Health NOW Training institute.  She conducts a multitude of live pregnancy and parenting workshops throughout Southern California and globally via Skype.  You can read Dr. Alyssa's blogs on the Huffington Post where she contributes to PBS's 'This Emotional Life" project.

Dr. Berlin received her doctorate at Argosy University in Atlanta, GA, went on to become a certified Gottman educator and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Alyssa and her husband, prenatal chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin live in Los Angeles and are the proud parents of four amazing children.

Resources

https://www.doctorberlin.com/

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Nov 16 2019

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205: Exploring Jungian Analysis

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to 

Joseph R. Lee, LCSW, Certified Jungian Analyst

Joseph R. Lee is a certified Jungian Analyst and licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia at www.DepthPsychotherapy.net. He works with adults and teens. He is currently the president of The Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, www.cgjungphiladelphia.org, which provides a public seminar and trains Jungian Analysts. He is accredited by the I.A.A.P., and received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He lectures nationally on the Hermetic Kabbalah with a focus on its reinterpretation through modern idioms.

Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, Certified Jungian Analyst

Lisa Marchiano is a licensed clinical social worker and certified Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her MSW from New York University and completed analytic training at the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is also a mom. Lisa is on the faculty of the Philadelphia Jung Institute. Her writings have appeared in Quillette, the journal Psychological Perspectives and in PSYCHED Magazine. She blogs on parenting for Psyche Central at Big Picture Parenting, and on Jungian topics at www.theJungSoul.com. Lisa is building an online community where mothers can explore the profound changes that motherhood brings. Please come by and visit at motherhoodtransformation.com.

Deborah Stewart, LCSW, Certified Jungian Analyst

Deborah Stewart is a Jungian Analyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker residing in Cape Cod, MA. You can find her at www.DeborahCStewart.com  She is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, where she co-chairs and teaches in the training seminar and contributes to the Association’s blog. She is an active member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and participates in other professional organizations. She has a special interest in trauma and is the author of Encounters with Monsters: The Significance of Non-Human Images of Trauma in the Psyche.

Resources

http://www.thisjungianlife.com/

http://www.thisjungianlife.com/heres-the-podcast/

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Nov 08 2019

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204: Learning To Be Kind With Ourselves

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Dr. Jane Tornatore about learning to be kind with ourselves. 

Dr. Jane Tornatore has dedicated her career to helping people be kinder to themselves. Her style incorporates compassion, curiosity, deep listening, and heartfelt optimism, along with powerful shots of playfulness. She draws on her extensive professional training and wide-ranging life experiences to help people release old patterns and unnecessary stress.

A therapist, speaker, and author based in Seattle, local and national audiences rave about her engaging workshops on perfectionism, self-compassion, improving brain health, reducing stress, and the Caregiver Rollercoaster.

Dr. Tornatore received a Master’s degree at the University of Illinois, and a PhD at the University of Minnesota. Before going into private practice, she spent two decades working in the field of Alzheimer’s, including research and working for the Alzheimer’s Association. She has authored over 20 articles and just published a book—Everything is Perfect, Just Not ME! A Roadmap for Self-Acceptance.

For those who can't come into her office, Dr. Tornatore also offers a 3-month program called 7 Powerful Practices For Your Inner-Perfectionist. The course uses a combination of on-line training and group phone calls to help people create the lasting change they have always wanted, to go from stressed out and negative, to calm and positive.

Resources

https://www.everydaylove.me

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Nov 01 2019

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203: Vicarious Trauma + Art Therapy

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Rebecca Bloom, LMHC, ATR- BC about vicarious trauma + art therapy. 

Rebecca received her training in clinical art therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, graduating with a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development. She is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Over the last twenty years, Rebecca has provided counseling, training, and consulting services in the areas of youth and family services as well as adults struggling with addiction and mental health issues. Having worked in diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic settings Rebecca has worked hard to bring cultural competence to her work.  For eight years Rebecca taught in Antioch University Seattle's masters Art Therapy program Currently, Rebecca is studying with Pat Ogen's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and am a Level 2 practioner, www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org.

Rebecca is committed to her own creative process and is enjoying nature photography and felting.

Resources

www.bloomcounseling.com

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Oct 25 2019

35mins

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202: Inherited Family Trauma

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Mark Wolynn about inherited family trauma. 

Director of The Family Constellation Institute, The Inherited Trauma Institute and The Hellinger Institute of Northern California, Mark is North America’s leader in Inherited Family Trauma. A sought-after lecturer, he leads workshops at hospitals, clinics, conferences, and teaching centers around the world. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, The New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, The California Institute of Integral Studies. His book IT DIDN’T START WITH YOU: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle (Viking/Penguin) is the winner of the 2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award in psychology. Mark specializes in working with depression, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, fears, panic disorders, self-injury, chronic pain and persistent symptoms and conditions.

Mark is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in English and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. His graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and at the University of Arizona was also in English. Mark has published poetry in The New Yorker.

Resources

www.markwolynn.com

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Oct 18 2019

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201: In-Depth Discussion Of Grief

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C invites back grief counselor, author and speaker Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, LCSW, MPH to talk more in-depth about death and grief.

Isabel is a licensed clinical social worker and bereavement counselor at Mission Hospice & Home Care, where she counsels children, teens and adults who have lost a loved one. She also leads writing through loss groups for those who are grieving, among other support groups. Isabel has experienced significant losses of her own and has lived with serious illness all of her life.  

As an author, documentarian, patient advocate and public speaker, Isabel has lectured around the country on topics such as living well with illness, grief and loss, end-of-life issues and organ donation, including a TEDx Stanford talk in 2014. 

Resources

Isabel's website: http://www.thepoweroftwomovie.com/home/

Adec - https://www.adec.org

Mission Hospice website: http://missionhospice.org

Watch Isabel's TEDx talk, "The Art of Saying Goodbye" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkffpibi-Dc

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Oct 11 2019

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199: Therapy Chat Returns

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! It's a short solo episode from Laura today as she returns from her summer break and discusses recent milestones she has come to both personally and professionally. 

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Sep 27 2019

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198: Chaos, Conflict, Secrecy - Abusive / Dysfunctional Family Dynamics

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking with Sharon Martin, LCSW.

Sharon is a licensed therapist, counselor, and mental health and wellness writer based in San Jose, CA. She has spent 20 years providing counseling, therapy, and clinical supervision.

Sharon has built a specialized private practice that reflects her belief that you matter, and you can love yourself, heal, be empowered, speak your truth, and create a life you love. Listen for Sharon’s incredible insights on life, well-being and much more!

Resources

https://livewellwithsharonmartin.com

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Sep 20 2019

51mins

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197: Attachment, Meditation, Yoga & Compassion in Trauma Therapy

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking with Deirdre Fay, MSW, LICSW, who integrates trauma and attachment theory with yoga and meditation in embodiment. 

The work she does arises out of her life. What she knows is grounded in her own healing as well as rigorous training as a psychotherapist looking for answers and ways to help others navigate the often-difficult terrain of healing trauma and attachment wounds.

Deirdre knows what it’s like to make that journey. She did it dealing with her own history of trauma and as she searched for answers to relational and attachment issues. During the course of her life, she was lucky to have lived for six years in a spiritual community [Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health] which surrounded her with a nurturing environment. That experience grounded Deirdre in her commitment to finding ways to help other people.

The Becoming Safely Embodied Skills were born during those years and came to fruition as she worked with trauma survivors in Boston both in her private practice and in hospital settings. She wanted to develop easy to apply take home skills that people could use when they weren’t in therapy.

Resources

https://dfay.com

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Sep 06 2019

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196: Trauma Shows Up In Surprising Ways

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode, expanding more on trauma, what you think it is: and what you can do if you have experienced it.

If you listened to episode 195 with Dr. Gabor Maté, you’ll be interested in this episode, in that episode we defined what trauma was, but there is still confusion around what trauma is, so I hope this episode will help in explaining further what trauma is and the issues around it.

When you hear the word "trauma," what do you think of? If you're like most people, you probably imagine that people experience the effects of trauma after a plane crash, surviving a fire, a major car accident, or participating in military combat. It's true that all of those things can cause someone to experience trauma symptoms, but there are many other traumatic experiences which are more common in the general population that we don't always recognize as being traumatic.

I must point out, though, that I have talked to many people who have survived house fires or military combat. Most often when I describe that these experiences - which you and I can pretty much agree, can we not, are considered by most people to be experiences fitting the definition of trauma - could have been traumatic, the person sitting with me in the therapy room will say, "I don't really think of it as traumatic. I mean, so many people have been through much worse."

There is a reason why that statement is so interesting, which I explain in the podcast… Enjoy!

Resources

Episode 79: Childhood Traumatic Stress: The Mind-Body Connection http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/baltimoreannapolispsychotherapypodcast/id/5241791

Episode 25: What Is Childhood Emotional Neglect? - https://www.laurareaganlcswc.com/connectwithyourtrueselfblog/2016/3/21/therapy-chat-podcast

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Aug 30 2019

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195: The Trauma Of Adoption

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking to Amy Sugeno, LCSW. Amy is a clinical social worker in private practice who specializes in working with survivors of trauma related to attachment, particularly related to adoption.

Amy explains how attachment trauma can affect children who were adopted, even if the adoption went as smoothly as it possibly could. She describes how children who have been adopted may act out behaviorally to tell their parents how they feel. Amy also talks about a surprising way adoptive parents (and others parenting traumatized children) may experience trauma themselves and how to recognize the symptoms.

She and Laura discuss how prior difficulty with conceiving a child can contribute to the experience for parents, how the parent’s own attachment style and trauma history is “churned up” through the process of adoption. She describes how adoption can change relationships within a family and between the family and their community. She explains some of the non-verbal ways of processing trauma that she uses with her clients. Amy describes Nature as her “co-therapist.” She tells listeners how to get on her mailing list and offers opportunities to hear her speak around the country.

Resources:

http://www.amysugenocounseling.com

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Aug 23 2019

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194: Childhood trauma and the Mind Body Connection

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking to. Gabor Maté. Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focuses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner.

As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages.

For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher, regularly addressing health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America.

In the fall of 2017, Dr. Maté will be launching a brand new website offering online courses in his various areas of expertise. The first course will be a training program for health professionals working with people with addiction.

Dr. Maté explains the connection between childhood traumatic stress at any point in development - even in utero - and mental and physical health and well-being. Beyond a discussion of ACES, he describes the causes of illness and how trauma fits in. Did you know that ADD/ADHD, MS, Prostate cancer, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and many other diseases, as well as addictions of all kinds are linked to trauma? Gabor's books, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Scattered, and When the Body Says No go into depth with the research to support his assertions.

Resources:

https://drgabormate.com

https://www.compassion4addiction.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66cYcSak6nE (Ted Talk)

Article Dr. Maté referenced: "An Integrated Scientific Framework for Child Survival and Early Childhood Development" from Pediatrics, February 2012, Vol 129, Issue 2.

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Aug 16 2019

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An insightful and well-informed podcast. Such a wonderful tool for therapists

By Christine from NY - Mar 22 2019
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I’m a new listener, and truly appreciate the rich content you’re providing on this podcast.

Interesting Topics

By ttrim - Jan 15 2019
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Very interesting topics and interesting to listen to! Keep up the good work!