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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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This is a wonderful and informative podcast. I look forward to each new episode. Thank you! ❤️

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One of my go-to podcasts. Thank you!

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332 Ratings
Average Ratings
255
28
20
14
15

Love

By beetleshoes - May 07 2020
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This is a wonderful and informative podcast. I look forward to each new episode. Thank you! ❤️

Great show!

By KQFan - May 06 2020
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One of my go-to podcasts. Thank you!
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Therapy Chat

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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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Therapy Chat Podcast Show Notes

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

40mins

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Rank #2: 62: How Does Attachment Style Affect Our Relationships?

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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

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! Also, if you’d like to share a tip that helps you get through the holidays, record a message and your comment may be included in the December holiday episode!

Here’s the link to find out about clinical supervision and consultation with Laura Reagan, LCSW-C and the Trauma Therapist Community: http://www.laurareaganlcswc.com/for-professionals/

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

Dec 02 2016

47mins

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Rank #3: 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

15mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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

24mins

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Rank #6: 30: Childhood Sexual Abuse

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This is Part 2 of a series about Sexual Assault Awareness, and today’s focus is on Childhood Sexual Abuse. Let’s jump right into our topic!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse is “a form of child abuse including sexual activity with a minor who is not capable of consenting.” Remember that a child CANNOT give consent to sexual activity!
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse is not always physical contact, but can include digital/online interaction, fondling, exhibitionism, child pornography, sex trafficking, and much more.
  • In 93% of cases, the sexual abuser of a child is someone known to the child or the family.
  • Most statistics under-represent the frequency of occurrence, but 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys will be sexually abused during childhood.
  • Up to 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males have been sexually abused during childhood.
  • Being abused makes it more likely to be sexually assaulted later in life.
  • Most offenders are male, with about 33% being juveniles.
  • There is a “grooming process” used by the abuser to draw the child into a sexual relationship, and usually, the abuser will fill roles of trust and value in the victim’s family.
  • The effects of childhood sexual abuse are emotional problems, mental health issues, behavioral problems, and academic problems.
  • The effects can also include PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicide, and eating disorders.
  • Many times these behaviors are not recognized as signs of sexual abuse.
  • Protect children by showing interest in their lives, knowing the people in their lives, and knowing caregivers especially well.
  • Background checks and the sex offender registry are NOT foolproof!
  • Know the warning signs, both physical and behavioral.
  • Know how to ask questions to the child and how to respond without judgment and blame.
  • Report abuse to the police or to Child Protective Services.
  • Call the Child Help National Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
  • Help is available at sexual abuse crisis centers. Visit centers.rainn.org and search by zip code.
  • Be sure to find a therapist with specific training in the field of sexual abuse. Not all therapists are qualified to help in all areas.
  • Other resources include: victimsofcrime.org and www.rainn.org.

Apr 29 2016

28mins

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Rank #7: 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

49mins

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Rank #8: 212: All About Dissociation - 4 Episode Compilation

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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 revisits four previous episodes to take an in-depth look into the issue of disassociation. 

Resources

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.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

Jan 10 2020

2hr 39mins

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Rank #9: 226: Surviving And Thriving As A Highly Sensitive Person with Patricia Young

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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. 

In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Patricia Young, LCSW, a clinical social worker and coach specializing in working with Highly Sensitive People (HSP). Patricia is also the host of the Unapologetically Sensitive Podcast. 

Patricia knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, truth-teller or black sheep. Learning about being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation and a sense of compassion. She created a podcast called Unapologetically Sensitive that focuses on the strengths HSPs have BECAUSE of their sensitivity. Her tagline is: Sensitivity is nothing to apologize for; it’s our superpower! Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, and creating a lifestyle that honors us. 

Here's what was discussed: 

 - Patricia identifies and describes what it means to be an HSP

- What is supportive and meaningful to HSP's

- What can be difficult for HSP's during a pandemic (and during "normal" times)

Resources

https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/

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.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

Apr 18 2020

42mins

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Rank #10: 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

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

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!

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.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

Nov 16 2018

46mins

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Rank #11: 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

51mins

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Rank #12: 140: Dynamics Of Dysfunctional Or Alcoholic Families

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, Laura speaks 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

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.

Jun 29 2018

50mins

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Rank #13: 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

55mins

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

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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! 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

Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!

Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat

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 head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too! 

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

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

May 17 2019

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Rank #15: 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

34mins

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Rank #16: 10. Forgiveness: Is it Necessary for Healing?

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In this episode, a follow up on the discussion from last episode about the loss of an important relationship, Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses the concept of forgiveness. Is forgiveness necessary to repair broken relationships? What if the other person never asks for forgiveness? Is it possible to heal without forgiveness? What does true forgiveness really look like? Laura offers thoughts for consideration and resources to help with forgiveness. If you're a fan of Kristin Neff's work on self compassion you will enjoy this podcast. Great for people who have experienced childhood trauma, struggle with feelings of unworthiness, and have difficult relationships with family.

Oct 31 2015

12mins

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Rank #17: 165: The Process Of Trauma Therapy

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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 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

Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat

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 head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!

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.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

Jan 11 2019

43mins

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Rank #18: 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

Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!

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

Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat

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Feb 22 2019

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Rank #19: 131: Why Is Parenting So Hard?

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Welcome to episode 131 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week’s guest features Anna Seewald who talks about why parenting is so hard.  

Anna Seewald is the founder of Authentic Parenting®. She is a speaker, author and a parent educator. She also has a popular Podcast on iTunes called Authentic Moments. She is a mom to a vibrant 9-year-old who doesn’t approve of her fashion choices. As a child she survived through a severe earthquake. She lost her young mom. She has been through trauma, pain, and a lot suffering.

With a strong passion helping children Anna dedicated her life working with abused, neglected, orphaned, institutionalized children and juvenile delinquents.

After nearly 20 years she realized that it is through helping parents she can help children.

Today she is supporting parents around the world by moving from traditional ways of parenting into more peaceful, conscious ways by making sense of their past life experiences, healing from trauma, building effective communication, practicing non-punitive discipline and setting limits with love and kindness.

She is a multilingual, multitalented person who loves dark roast coffee and dark chocolate with salted caramel.

Resources

http://authenticparenting.com

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Apr 13 2018

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Rank #20: 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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235: Inclusion In The Workplace with Rajkumari Neogy (Part One)

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Welcome back! In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews an expert on workplace culture and its influence on employees. Rajkumari Neogy, the author of "The WIT Factor: Shifting the Workplace Paradigm by Becoming Your Optimal Self," discusses the importance of a workplace environment that makes employees feel a sense of belonging. Rajkumar, who holds a master’s degree in Transformative Leadership Development from the California Institute of Integral Studies describes his experience working at Facebook and other iconic organizations in the Silicon Valley, and why she became a leadership coach based on those experiences. You will hear:

- How epigenetics factor into creating an inclusive workplace culture - Why leaders should care about "being nice" to their employees - How just as we can rewire our neural pathways, a corporate culture can be rewired to make everyone working there feel safe using principles of polyvagal theory.

Rajkumari Neogy is an epigenetic coach and executive consultant focused on the intersection of neurobiology, culture and empathy in today’s business world. Possessing a rare blend of scientific prowess and emotion, Neogy believes that passionate self-reflection coupled with dedicated curiosity define true leadership. Specializing in the technology sector, Neogy has worked with high-powered, worldwide organizations for more than two decades, training leaders at Google, Facebook, Adobe, Indeed, Slack, Salesforce and numerous others. Neogy is based in San Francisco.

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Resources

Learn more about Rajkumari's at his website: www.rajkumarineogy.com

The On Being podcast episode with Resmaa Mekanem: https://onbeing.org/programs/resmaa-menakem-notice-the-rage-notice-the-silence/

Dr. Moshe Szyf on YouTube talking about epigenetics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEAJmDPJz_I

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Jun 28 2020

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234: Holistic Psychiatry For Depression And Trauma - With Dr Jodie Skillicorn

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In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Jodie Skillicorn, a holistic psychiatrist and author of the new book, "Healing Depression Without Medication: a psychiatrist's guide to balancing mind, body and soul". Jodie explains how trauma plays a role in many psychiatric symptoms and how she works with her partients using medications as a last resort. Tune in for an interesting and thought provoking discussion!

Dr. Jodie Skillicorn is an osteopathic physician board certified in Psychiatry and a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She integrates conventional medical training with evidence-based holistic methods that include breathwork, meditation, yoga, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mind-Body Medicine, nutrition, exercise, nature, and auricular acupuncture at her private practice in Stow, Ohio.

Resources:

Jodie's website: http://www.mindfulpsych.com/

Link to Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/

Link to Laura's fundraiser for Loveland foundation: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/fundraiser/NzU4MzM=/45973

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Jun 22 2020

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233: Tolerating Discomfort As A White Person Confronting Racism & White Supremacy

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233: Tolerating Discomfort As A White Person Confronting Racism & White Supremacy

In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses how the Window of Tolerance and Polyvagal Theory play a role in white people's reactions to confronting our roles in racism. Laura offers "Window of Tolerance 101" to explain hyperarousal and hypoarousal, and how our bodies and brains respond to threats. She describes Deb Dana's Polyvagal Ladder concept as well. Laura reflects upon her own complicity in upholding the systems of oppression that support white supremacy and what she has begun to understand while reading "White Fragility" by Dr. Robin DiAngelo. She reads from an article sharing thoughts of black therapists that are offered to white therapists. She offers resources for white people understanding more and getting started with making a difference.

"White Therapists, Here's What Your Black Colleagues Want You To Know," from Psychotherapy Networker: https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/1775/white-therapists-heres-what-your-black-colleagues-want?fbclid=IwAR0n2CHdh_8hP4619Vhe5Zisti266xnWlq-tfRjg48JMTYj5ePfmZgCTlcM

Rachel Cargle's The Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/

Contribute to Laura's fundraiser for The Loveland Foundation:  https://www.flipcause.com/secure/fundraiser/NzU4MzM=/45973?fbclid=IwAR26eg4y0anx9_AADh84brJ9zpZoY3ZeBm-I3z2v02zGXZXV6e4POladK0Q

Rachel Cargle's Public Address on Revolution from 5/3/20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leBPMyQ60HM

Deepa Iyer's Map of Social Change Roles: https://medium.com/@dviyer/mapping-our-social-change-roles-in-times-of-crisis-8bbe71a8ab01

Eddie Moore, Jr's 21 Day Challenge: https://www.eddiemoorejr.com/21daychallenge

Dr. Robin DiAngelo's book White Fragility: https://robindiangelo.com/publications/

Laura's interview with Deb Dana on Polyvagal Theory: https://baltimoreannapolispsychotherapypodcast.libsyn.com/159-understanding-polyvagal-theory

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Jun 12 2020

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232: Confronting Structural Inequality & White Supremacy

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Episode 232: Confronting Structural Inequality & White Supremacy 

I. I am a white person, and I have my own internalized biases, including racism. I am continually working to confront my own biases and to do better, and I do my best to challenge racism when I see it.  I am not an expert in anti-racism work but as a social worker and activist, I do have a lot of education and experience in social justice work. I cannot and won't pretend to have the lived experience of a Black or Brown person living in America and I will give a long list of resources at the end of this episode, that is not an exhaustive list by any means. As I posted on social media earlier in the week, we have two Americas. One that works for white people and one that works against Black people. After the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, protests have taken place in cities all over the US and around the world. There are many people who are speaking out against racism and doing boots on the ground work in this area, and I will provide many resources to help you learn more about what they are doing. Since I have a platform that reaches a number of people, I want to take the opportunity to address those who listen to this podcast in hopes that if you feel lost on how to make a difference on the issue of racism, you might have more clarity after listening to today's show. 

II. Why am I talking about this? I am a social worker. We follow the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. One of the primary ethical principles that we follow states "Social workers challenge social injustice." 

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Ethical Principle: Social workers challenge social injustice.

Social workers pursue social change, particularly with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups of people. Social workers' social change efforts are focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. These activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity. Social workers strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources; equality of opportunity; and meaningful participation in decision making for all people. 

In addition, part of being a trauma informed therapist is understanding the power differential inherent in therapy. And my clients have experienced the trauma of abuse, which is rooted in patriarchal beliefs - for example that children must obey their parents and that beating them will make them obey. Most of my clients have experienced sexual violence in some form, which is again rooted in patriarchy. So even when I am not directly talking about racism, awareness of the impact of systemic inequality which support white supremacy is inherent in the work I do every day. If I fail to understand that I am part of the problem. As I have already acknowledged, my white privilege is a part of me that I was born with, just as being oppressed is something that every black person born in America is born with. It is not fair that I have privilege any more than it is fair that a black person is born with a disadvantage that our country assigns to them based on the color of their skin. That is why I am talking about this today. 

III.  this brings us to what happened to Christian Cooper in Central Park last week. And what could have happened had he not filmed his encounter with Amy Cooper, to whom he is not related. In case you somehow missed that story, Mr. Cooper was birdwatching in Central Park in New York City when he came upon Amy Cooper, who had her dog off leash in an area where dogs are required to be leashed. Mr. Cooper politely asked Amy Cooper to put her dog on a leash and she argued basically that she didn't have to, so he started recording her. She then said that she was going to "call the police and tell them that an African American man is threatening my life". Which he wasn't. She called 911 while being video recorded and on her end of the call it sounded as if someone was attacking her, as her voice rose and became more panicked and hysterical sounding. Maybe she did that on purpose, as some have said, or maybe she really was scared. Mr. Cooper was simply existing, birdwatching, and asked her to follow the park's rules and leash her dog. After the video was viewed millions of time and she lost her dog and her job, she apologized, stating, according to CNN, "I'm not a racist. I did not mean to harm that man in any way." 

In the same week that this happened in Central Park, protests took place over the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. As  you should know, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were killed by police, and Ahmaud Arbery was killed by two white vigilantes while jogging. The Baltimore Sun published an op-ed calling these events lynchings. 

Their names are added to a long list of others who have been killed because of the color of their skin. Including, in recent years: Philando Castile. Eric Harris. Corey Jones. Walter Scott. Yvonne Smallwood. Freddie Gray. Tamir Rice. Sandra Bland. Trayvon Martin. Tony McDade. Eric Garner. Randolph Evans. Alton Sterling. Michael Brown. Sean Reed. John Crawford, III.  

Now this is what I want to talk about. To all of us white people who do not want to think of ourselves as racists. What I am about to share may bring up some cognitive dissonance for you. For anyone who doesn't know, this is when your identity, the way you want to see yourself, clashes with information that makes you think about yourself in a different way. It is uncomfortable, and I challenge you to be brave enough to sit with your discomfort and don't turn away. 

This list comes from a graphic I found on social media. I don't know its origin but I found it through @theconsciouskid.  

There is the overt type of racism that most of us consider to be loathsome. This includes:  Lynching, hate crimes, blackface, swastikas, racist jokes, racist slurs, burning crosses, the N word, Neo-Nazis, KKK for example. I think most of us know those behaviors and hate groups are racist. Then there is covert racism, which is more insidious because it is embedded in our society. Examples include: calling the police on black people, white silence, colorblindness, white parents self segregating neighborhoods & schools, white savior complex, eurocentric school curriculums, education funding from property taxes, tone policing, racist mascots, not believing experiences of BlPOC, paternalism/patriarchy, victim blaming, "don't blame me, I never owned slaves," higher infant & maternal mortality rates for BlPOC, discriminatory lending, spiritual bypassing, racial profiling, "All Lives Matter," bootstrap theory, denial of racism, claiming reverse racism, expecting black people to teach white people about racism, housing discrimination, attributing more maturity and responsibility to black children than you would to white children, housing and employment discrimination...the list goes on and on.  

As a white person, whether or not you identify as racist, you benefit from the structures that support white supremacy. For example, property inheritance. Many white people have had the opportunity for property to be passed down for generations, giving white people a better start than most black people have had available, particularly because for many years black people were not allowed to own property. So white people have, in general, had hundreds of years of head start on accumulation of wealth that was not available to black people. That is just one simple example. This country was built on white supremacy - just consider the Declaration of Independence, written by a group of wealthy white men who were "owned" enslaved people. Like Thomas Jefferson, who had several children by an enslaved girl, Sally Hemings, beginning when she was only 14 years old. Those children, who were also enslaved, had no inheritance rights despite being biological children of this powerful landowner. The Declaration of Independence states : "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Clearly they did not see blacks as "men," since they had no right to life or liberty and the rights in the Constitution did not apply to them (or to women either, there's that patriarchy again).  

So - back to the present day - Amy Cooper, in Central Park, just did what any white woman might do if she was alone and did not have a white man to give her power. Since women are disempowered in the US, we get our power from our association with men. At least, white women do. We are born and raised to understand that first our fathers will protect us, and then when we are adults our husbands will protect us. And if our fathers and our husbands aren't around, then we can call the police who will come and protect us. Why do we women need so much protection? Because our culture with its hypermasculinity says that we are sexual objects for men to compete for, and it is not until we are married that we are safely off limits to men other than our husbands. This is one of the ways that women unconsciously perpetuate white supremacy and the patriarchy. We have seen this happening so often on video now, thanks to social media, which is shining a light on how things really are for those who are living outside of our bubbles. There is even a meme that describes how Karens - white women who are indignant when they feel black people are stepping out of line - demand to speak to the manager or call 911 when they see black people picnicking in a park or drinking water in Starbucks.  

IV. so what we are talking about here is structural racism. I found a great definition of structural racism on the Racial Equity Tools website, where they quoted an organization called Solid Ground, which is based in Seattle. It says " “the systematic distribution of resources, power and opportunity in our society to the benefit of people who are white and the exclusion of people of color. Present-day racism was built on a long history of racially distributed resources and ideas that shape our view of ourselves and others. It is a hierarchical system that comes with a broad range of policies and institutions that keep it in place. In the United States, institutional racism has been responsible for slavery, settlement, Indian reservations, segregation, residential schools (for American Indians), and internment camps. While most of these institutions no longer exist, they have had long-term impacts on our society. As a result of institutional racism, racial stratification and disparities have occurred in employment, housing, education, healthcare, government and other sectors. While many laws were passed in the mid-20th century to make discrimination illegal, major inequalities still exist." So if you think having our first black President resolved all the problems of our country's racism, think again. STOP 

If you are a white person, ask yourself whether you would choose to be black if you could. Black people are beautiful, wonderful, gifted contributors to American society. We love black culture but our society does not love black people. If you are being honest with yourself, I don't think anyone would choose to be black in America, because we all know that black people in this country are not treated fairly. I respect the role of law enforcement, but I would not be afraid to look a police officer in the eye and explain why I was speeding or to argue if I was accused of running a red light that I know wasn't red. I don't have to worry about being killed when I get pulled over. Even though that could happen, it is so unlikely that it doesn't cross my mind. And if I were killed after being pulled over for speeding, there would be outrage in the community because people would think it was wrong that I, a white woman, was killed in a traffic stop. That is why the Black Lives Matter movement exists. Because when a black person is killed during a traffic stop, white people tend to say, "well, you don't know what happened before the video started." or "he should have followed the police officer's orders." "He was resisting." "he tried to run away." We don't ask why a gun was pulled on someone who was pulled over for a broken taillight or running a red light. There needs to be a movement called "Black Lives Matter," because to white Americans, when a black person is murdered there is little reaction.  

Philando Castile was in lawful possession of a gun, which he disclosed to the officer, and he was killed anyway. I feel that the Second Amendment rights that are so important to many Americans are only valid for white people, one of the many ways that our laws are enforced unequally. Why do white people need so much protection? We have the most power yet we are still so afraid. Maybe we are so afraid because we know that we as a country are mistreating an entire group of people and have been for the entirety of the colonization of this land that we took from the indigenous peoples who lived here prior to the 1600s. If we had an egalitarian society where everyone enjoyed the great American dream, maybe we would have less to fear from our fellow citizens. If you don't understand what I'm talking about, please start out by reading Howard Zinn's book, A People's History of the United States, which tells our country's origin story from the point of view of the indigenous peoples who experienced genocide in the name of colonialism. 

I saw a great satirical article that talked about how the current situation in the US could be written about if it was happening in another country. I will read a couple of quotes from that article. 

" In recent years, the international community has sounded the alarm on the deteriorating political and human rights situation in the United States under the regime of Donald Trump. Now, as the country marks 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the former British colony finds itself in a downward spiral of ethnic violence. The fatigue and paralysis of the international community are evident in its silence, America experts say. 

The country has been rocked by several viral videos depicting extrajudicial executions of black ethnic minorities by state security forces. Uprisings erupted in the northern city of Minneapolis after a video circulated online of the killing of a black man, George Floyd, after being attacked by a security force agent

“Sure, we get it that black people are angry about decades of abuse and impunity,” said G. Scott Fitz, a Minnesotan and member of the white ethnic majority. “But going after a Target crosses the line. Can’t they find a more peaceful way, like kneeling in silence?” 

Ethnic violence has plagued the country for generations, and decades ago it captured the attention of the world, but recently the news coverage and concern are waning as there seems to be no end in sight to the oppression." 

V. So what can you and I do about these issues? 

Concrete things. Confront your own internalized racism. This will bring up the shame of privilege. Don't get swallowed up by shame, and take a break if you need to take a break (a privilege that black people don't get) and then get back to it as soon as you can. Don't ask black people to expend their emotional labor for free to teach you and absolve you of responsibility. Pay black people who are teaching about anti-racism work and learn from them.  

How to do that? I am going to give you a bunch of resources, by no means an exhaustive list, of people you can learn from. After this I am going to step back because I am not the expert here. But I hope that by using my voice to educate white members of my audience on racism, I may make a difference in some way.  

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Jun 05 2020

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231: Observations During The Pandemic

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Welcome to episode 231 of the Therapy Chat Podcast. In this week's solo episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C shares her observations of the reactions many of us are having to the pandemic.

She touches on the following topics:

Isolation Fear Anger Loss of Control/Powerlessness Some of the positive things that are coming from this What we can do about the feelings that are coming up

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Jun 01 2020

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230: Finding Your True Self While Coping During Covid with Kyle Davies

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Welcome to episode 230 of the Therapy Chat Podcast. In this weeks episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Kyle Davies on the subject finding your true self whilst coping with Covid-19.

Kyle Davies is a wellbeing and mindset coach, author and trainer. He specializes in helping individuals and groups to optimise their energy and wellbeing, combat stress and stress-related symptoms, improve mental clarity and performance, and develop inner resilience and flow.

Kyle originally qualified as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and is the creator of Energy-Flow Coaching™. He spent a chunk of his career pioneering a new approach for treating chronic fatigue and pain, anxiety, depression and other stress-related symptoms – which is reflected in the recently published book, The Intelligent Body.

Kyle’s work is about developing people from the inside out. He doesn’t try to get people to learn loads of mental techniques that they quickly forget, or to try and fix their environment because situations and environments often can’t be changed. Rather he helps people to gain a better and deeper understanding of themselves so they can tap into their own resilience, flow and potentials, helping them be more effective at work, at home, and in life.

Kyle facilitates transformations for those who are stuck, overwhelmed, lost or stressed and empowers them to experience greater personal freedom and higher consciousness. His work offers a new understanding of the relationship between hidden stress in the body, emotional energy, and chronic health challenges.

Resources:

http://www.energyflowcoaching.com

http://kyledavies.net

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May 22 2020

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229: Eating Disorders + Disordered Eating During Covid

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In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews eating disorders specialist Jennifer Rollin, LCSW-C about how the current pandemic can bring up issues from those who are in recovery from eating disorders. Our guest also describes how people who don't identify as having eating disorders can begin having issues during this time, and offers resources for anyone who is struggling. Guest's bio:

Jennifer Rollin is a therapist and founder of The Eating Disorder Center in Rockville, Maryland, who specializes in working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders and body image issues.

Jennifer serves as the chairwoman of Project Heal's national network of eating disorder treatment providers. Jennifer has been named as one of the top eating disorder experts in the world by Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center in NYC.

Jennifer has a certificate in Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders. She also has a certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She is on The Junior Board of Directors for The National Eating Disorders Association. She was invited to serve on the conference committee for The National Eating Disorders Association's 2018 Conference.

Jennifer has been interviewed speaking about eating disorders on television including on Fox, ABC, PBS, and NBC. She gives talks about eating disorders at national eating disorder conferences, therapy centers, retreats, and colleges.

She is an expert writer for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Her professional blog was named one of the top eating disorder blogs in the world. She is the author of an upcoming book on eating disorder recovery.

Resources

https://www.theeatingdisordercenter.com/jennifer-rollin-msw-lcsw-c.html

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May 15 2020

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228: Coming To Terms With Existential Questions - with Dr Daryl Van Tongeren + Sara Van Tongeren

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In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren a professor and researcher and Sara Showalter Van Tongeren, a clinical social worker. Together they authored the new book, The Courage to Suffer: A New Clinical Framework for Life’s Greatest Crises. Daryl and Sarah discussed the existential questions that are making it so challenging to stay centered and feel peaceful during this pandemic. These questions are relevant to all of our lives during a pandemic and during normal times.

Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. A social psychologist, he has published over 160 scholarly articles and chapters on topics such as meaning in life, religion, virtues (including forgiveness and humility), relationships, and well-being. His research has been covered by numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, NPR Affiliate Radio Stations, Scientific American, and Men’s Health. His research has been supported by numerous grants from the John Templeton Foundation to explore topics including humility, meaning in life, and religion and religious de-identification, and his research has won national and international awards. He received a 2016 Rising Star designation from the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and he was named a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) and a Fellow of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA). Currently, he is an associate editor for The Journal of Positive Psychology, and a consulting editor for Psychology of Religion and Spirituality and The Journal of Social Psychology.

Sara A. Showalter Van Tongeren, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Michigan and Virginia. Sara has more than 10 years of clinical social work experience in settings such as private practice, foster care, in-patient hospitals and outpatient medical clinics, domestic violence shelters, and behavioral health. Currently, she works in a private practice in Holland, MI where she provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families to help them cultivate a sense of meaning and develop narratives of resilience following trauma and unexpected life events. Sara specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Brainspotting, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. You can follow her professional work on Instagram @theexistentialtherapist

Together, Daryl & Sara, co-authored a book on meaning and suffering, The Courage to Suffer: A New Clinical Framework for Life’s Greatest Crises, that was released in March 2020.

Thank you to Doxy.me for sponsoring this week's episode of Therapy Chat. Doxy.me is an easy to use, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform that is available in free and paid versions. Get $50 off a paid account by going to doxy.me and putting in the code THERAPYCHAT.

Resources

https://www.templetonpress.org/books/courage-suffer

https://www.darylvantongeren.com/

https://www.instagram.com/theexistentialtherapist/

https://saravantongeren.com/

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May 08 2020

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227: The Stage of Grief We Don't Talk About: Anxiety with Claire Bidwell Smith

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In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews a guest who is an expert on grief. Claire Bidwell Smith is a therapist and the author of the new book, Anxiety: the Missing Stage of Grief. Here's what was discussed:

- Therapy Chat has been focusing on grief this year, but episodes have taken a detour to focus more directly on the current worldwide pandemic happening in April of 2020. Today's episode is fitting for both the pre and post COVID19 world. - Laura and Claire talk about some of their own experiences with grief, as well as common themes heard in work with clients in both of their therapy practices - Claire explains how Elizabeth Kubler Ross's stages of the dying process became what most people recognize as the "stages of grief" - Claire describes the "missing stage" of grief - anxiety and how it shows up for us - Claire offers tips for those who are finding themselves overwhelmed with anxiety and panic during the pandemic and at any point while living with grief - Claire shares some suggestions of books and other resources including her own online courses and meditations to help people come to terms with grief

Claire Bidwell Smith is a licensed therapist specializing in grief and the author of two previous books of nonfiction: The Rules of Inheritance and After This. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, Slate, Chicago Public Radio, Psychology Today, Yoga Journal, and BlackBook Magazine. She received her Master’s Degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University, and has a therapy practice in Los Angeles while also working with clients around the globe.

Thank you to Doxy.me for sponsoring this week's episode of Therapy Chat. Doxy.me is an easy to use, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform that is available in free and paid versions. Get $50 off a paid account by going to doxy.me and putting in the code THERAPYCHAT.

Resources

www.clairebidwellsmith.com

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Apr 30 2020

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226: Surviving And Thriving As A Highly Sensitive Person with Patricia Young

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In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Patricia Young, LCSW, a clinical social worker and coach specializing in working with Highly Sensitive People (HSP). Patricia is also the host of the Unapologetically Sensitive Podcast. 

Patricia knows what it’s like to feel like an outcast, misfit, truth-teller or black sheep. Learning about being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), helped Patricia rewrite her history with a deeper understanding, appreciation and a sense of compassion. She created a podcast called Unapologetically Sensitive that focuses on the strengths HSPs have BECAUSE of their sensitivity. Her tagline is: Sensitivity is nothing to apologize for; it’s our superpower! Patricia works online globally working individually with people, and she teaches Online Courses for HSPs that focus on self-care, self-compassion, boundaries, perfectionism, mindfulness, and creating a lifestyle that honors us. 

Here's what was discussed: 

 - Patricia identifies and describes what it means to be an HSP

- What is supportive and meaningful to HSP's

- What can be difficult for HSP's during a pandemic (and during "normal" times)

Resources

https://unapologeticallysensitive.com/

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Apr 18 2020

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225: When It's Time For Trauma Therapy + When It Isn't with Dr Odeyla Gertel Kraybill

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In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan LCSW-C interviews guest Dr. Odelya Gertel Kraybill. Odelya is a highly experienced trauma therapist and trainer who has worked with survivors of trauma all over the world. In this discussion you will hear:

- What we must do for self-care during a time like this - tips we can share with our clients as well

- When to do trauma therapy and when to do crisis intervention/Psychological First Aid

- What many therapists don't realize about how we need to work differently during the current crisis

- Odelya describes her Expressive Trauma Integration framework and the elements of her approach to crisis work, which is most appropriate for our current time.

Dr. Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC, ACS has worked as a consultant and trauma therapist for the UN and NGOs around the world. A Fulbright scholar, she conducted research in the Philippines, Lesotho, and Israel, that led to the development of Expressive Trauma Integration (ETI), an integrative approach to trauma treatment. She has led workshops, taught, and presented in the U.S., Canada, Lesotho, South Africa, Japan, China, Philippines and South Korea. She is a graduate adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University art therapy program and is widely recognized as a blogger on stress and trauma on Psych Central. Kraybill uses the ETI approach in providing consultation, training, supervision, psychotherapy, and e-consultation. She also maintains a private practice for survivors of developmental and complex trauma.

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. 

Thank you to Doxy.me for sponsoring this week's episode of Therapy Chat. Doxy.me is an easy to use, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform that is available in free and paid versions. Get $50 off a paid account by going to doxy.me and putting in the code THERAPYCHAT.

Resources

https://www.eti.training/

Check out Odelya's webinars for clinicians and clients here: https://www.eti.training/webinars

Therapists can join Odelya's sustainability Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ETI.Sustainability/

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Apr 17 2020

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224: Using Technology To Help Make Therapy Accessible In A Crisis with Dr. Brandon Welch

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In today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Brandon Welch, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics at the Medical University of South Carolina about how technology, including telehealth, can help make therapy and medical care accessible during a crisis. Among other things, as you will hear, Brandon is the founder of one of our sponsors, Doxy.me and I'm grateful that he was willing to share his expertise to help us learn more about telehealth, which many therapists had to switch to quickly due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Today's discussion touches on the following topics:

- The benefits of telehealth

- Some of the objections that therapists may have to using telehealth

- Some of the concerns and fears clients may have regarding telehealth

- Some of the other ways Brandon and his team are working on technology that can be helpful in assessment and helping clients with adherence to treatment recommendations or between session homework

If you're a therapist who has been ambivalent about implementing telehealth, maybe this episode will inspire you to give it a chance. If you're an individual who needs and wants to seek support at this time, may you be inspired to reach out to a therapist who seems like a good fit and see if you're able to meet with them, even in the midst of this crisis, via video. 

Stay tuned for next week's episode, in which Laura will be interviewing a trauma expert about the difference between coping in a crisis and "trauma therapy

Thank you to Doxy.me for sponsoring this week's episode of Therapy Chat. Doxy.me is an easy to use, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform that is available in free and paid versions. Get $50 off a paid account by going to doxy.me and putting in the code THERAPYCHAT.

Resources

Doxy.me

https://education.musc.edu/MUSCApps/facultydirectory/Welch-Brandon

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Apr 09 2020

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223: Helping Children Self-Regulate During A Crisis with January Roberts

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In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C talks with an associate from her practice, January Roberts, LGPC about how to help children and ourselves self-regulate during stressful times such as the current Coronavirus outbreak. January describes specific strategies parents can use and offers examples of how they can help.

January Roberts, LGPC, takes a holistic approach to wellness and has experience and specialized training in individual and community crisis response, including support for first responders and community leaders. With a nuanced understanding of how trauma can have a wide range of effects, January helps each client explore stressors and integrate strategies that promote balance, resilience, and wellbeing. January works with children, adolescents and adults at the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing.

Thank you to Doxy.me for sponsoring this week's episode of Therapy Chat. Doxy.me is an easy to use, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform that is available in free and paid versions. Get $50 off a paid account by going to doxy.me and putting in the code THERAPYCHAT.

Resources

https://www.bahealing.com/meettheteam https://www.facebook.com/ConnectWithJanuary

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Mar 27 2020

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222: Support For Coping During An Outbreak

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C flies solo to talk about support for coping during the outbreak Coronavirus. 

Link to the Crisis Kit, including an audio download recording of the Eye of the Hurricane meditation and some coping tools with instructions that can be used in a crisis: https://positivepsychology.com/the-crisis-kit/

LifeForce Yoga article with instructions and photos of Bee Breath: https://yogafordepression.com/bee-breath-brahmari-practice/

Tara Brach's RAIN practice: https://www.tarabrach.com/rain/

Links to 3 guided meditation downloads I recorded previously: https://www.bahealing.com/mindfulness

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Mar 22 2020

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221: When The Therapist Is Pregnant with Kara Bolling

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Kara Bolling about what it's like when the therapist is pregnant. 

Kara Bolling, MSW, LCSW-C is a somatic psychotherapist near Baltimore, Maryland. She works with adults and young adults who feel the struggle of absent or unsatisfying relationships, with people who have experienced trauma, and with parents who need extra support during the toddler and teenage years. Kara lives in Baltimore with her husband and two precious children. She enjoys singing and making things. Her first book is called The Therapist's Guide to Being Pregnant. 

Resources

www.karabolling.com

https://karabolling.com/my-books/

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Mar 14 2020

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220: It's All About The Relationship - Maybe You Should Talk To Someone with Lori Gottlieb

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Lori Gottlieb about her new book "Maybe You Should Talk To Someone". 

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a television series with Eva Longoria. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications. She is also a TED speaker, a member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind and advisor to the Aspen Institute. A contributing writer for the Atlantic, she has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations. She is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.”

Resources

https://lorigottlieb.com

https://twitter.com/LoriGottlieb1

https://www.ted.com/talks/lori_gottlieb_how_changing_your_story_can_change_your_life

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Mar 07 2020

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219: Attachment, Somatic Work + Sensory Processing In Therapy With Paula Scatoloni + Rachel Lewis-Marlow

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On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Paula Scatoloni and Rachel Lewis-Marlow about attachment, somatic work and sensory processing in therapy. 

Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP is a somatic-based psychotherapist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and Somatic Experiencing™ practitioner in Durham, NC. She has a private practice in Chapel Hill, NC and has worked in the field of eating disorders for over two decades. Prior to developing Embodied Recovery, Paula co-developed the first intensive outpatient program for eating disorders with Dr. Anita Johnston author, Eating In the Light of the Moon. She also served as the Eating Disorder Coordinator at Duke University for nine years where she developed campus policies and managed a multidisciplinary treatment team. She is a certified Shake Your Soul ® instructor and has provided mindful movement classes at Carolina House Treatment Center. Paula has taught extensively on the etiology and treatment of eating disorders through classes, workshops, professional trainings, and conferences. She is currently an SEP assistant and session provider. She has training in Bodywork and Somatic Education (BASE) and additional models for somatic work with developmental trauma. She is a faculty member at the NC Center for Resiliency in Chapel Hill, NC and has been collaborating with researchers for the past four years to develop a study on the efficacy of somatic therapy within the eating disorder population.

Rachel Lewis-Marlow, MS, EdS, LPC, LMBT is a somatically integrative psychotherapist, dually licensed in counseling and therapeutic massage and bodywork. She is a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and has advanced training and 25 + years of experience in diverse somatic therapies including Craniosacral Therapy, Energetic Osteopathy, Oncology massage and Aromatherapy. Rachel worked as a primary therapist at Carolina House for 4 years. There she developed the Embodying Recovery group therapy protocol which formed the basis for her contribution to the EMBODIED RECOVERY treatment model. Rachel is a private consultant to eating disorders treatment facilities. She provides ongoing training and supervision to clinical and support staff in the programmatic implementation of the EMBODIED RECOVERY model. She is currently consulting for Carolina House in their residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs. In her private practice in Chapel Hill, NC, Rachel works with trauma, eating disorders, and dissociative disorders. She has extensive experience as a teacher and presenter, focusing on accessing the body’s unique capacity to give voice to the subconscious and to lay the foundation for healing and maintaining psychological and physical health.

Resources

hthttps://embodiedrecovery.org/

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Mar 01 2020

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218: Understanding The Research On Psychedelics with Trauma Survivors With Dr Craig Heacock

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On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Dr Craig Heacock about understanding the research on psychedelics with trauma Survivors. 

Dr. Craig Heacock is an adolescent/adult psychiatrist and addiction specialist in Colorado and is the host and co-producer of the psychiatric podcast Back from the Abyss. He is a co-therapist in the Phase 3 trial of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD and has particular interest in the use of ketamine and other psychedelics to treat severe mood disorders and PTSD. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and did his psychiatry training at Brown University.

Resources

https://www.craigheacockmd.com/

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Feb 21 2020

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217: A Deeper Look At Animal-Assisted Therapies with Philip Tedeschi

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On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Philip Tedeschi about animal-assisted therapies. 

Philip Tedeschi is the executive director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection and a clinical professor at the Graduate School of Social Work. He is globally recognized for expertise in the clinical methods of animal-assisted Interventions and coordinates the school's animal-assisted social work certificate program for Master of Social Work (MSW) students, as well as the animals and human health professional development certificate program. He received his MSSW degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his specialization was the bio-affiliative connection between people and animals.

He studies and teaches on the intricate relationship between people, domestic and wild animals, and the natural world. Tedeschi’s research, scholarship, presentations, training and community practice work have focused on human-animal interactions, conservation social work, human ecology, causes of violence toward people and animals. Tedeschi is a certified Master Therapeutic Riding Instructor, former course director and instructor with Outward Bound, wilderness medical technician, forensic evaluator and has many years of experience in non-traditional therapeutic approaches with children, adults and families. He specializes in the therapeutic and health-promoting potential of human-animal and nature interaction, trauma-informed methods and intervention in interpersonal violence, including assessment and intervention with cruelty and animal abuse.

Resources

https://portfolio.du.edu/ptedesch

https://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Trauma-Resilience-Connections-Human-Animal/dp/155753795X

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Feb 15 2020

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216: Brainspotting For Grief, Loss, Trauma + More with Thad Frye

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On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Thad Frye about brainspotting for grief, loss and trauma. 

Thad is the owner of Thad Frye Counseling in Boulder County and has been in the counseling field for over 16 years. He earned his BA in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified Brainspotting practitioner and has completed Phase 1 and 2, the Master Class and the Intensive with Dr. Pie Frey. Thad is passionate about the healing power of Brainspotting and utilizes it with people grieving the loss of a loved one, as well as, artists, musicians and athletes who want to further their creativity and performance.

Resources

https://www.rockymountainbrainspottinginstitute.com/

https://www.thadfryecounseling.com/

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Feb 09 2020

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This is a wonderful and informative podcast. I look forward to each new episode. Thank you! ❤️

Great show!

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One of my go-to podcasts. Thank you!