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Therapy Chat

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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46: How to Be Assertive Step By Step

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

40mins

18 Aug 2016

Rank #1

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62: How Does Attachment Style Affect Our 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 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.

47mins

2 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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19: The Epidemic of Childhood Trauma

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.

15mins

7 Feb 2016

Rank #3

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77: What Is Covert Emotional Incest?

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.

45mins

24 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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25: What Is Childhood Emotional Neglect?

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!

24mins

25 Mar 2016

Rank #5

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30: Childhood Sexual Abuse

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.

28mins

29 Apr 2016

Rank #6

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144: How Does Our Attachment Style Affect Our Relationships?

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.

49mins

27 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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159: Understanding Polyvagal Theory

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

46mins

16 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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

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! 

34mins

28 Aug 2015

Rank #9

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29: Managing Anxiety

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.

51mins

22 Apr 2016

Rank #10

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140: Dynamics Of Dysfunctional Or Alcoholic Families

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.

50mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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70: Core Emotions & the Change Triangle

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.

55mins

3 Feb 2017

Rank #12

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Episode 182: Why Are We Drawn To Unavailable Partners?

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 

48mins

17 May 2019

Rank #13

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10. Forgiveness: Is it Necessary for Healing?

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.

12mins

31 Oct 2015

Rank #14

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202: Inherited Family 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.  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 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 

48mins

18 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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165: The Process Of Trauma Therapy

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

43mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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171: Deeper Discussion Of Trauma Triggers

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 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 

45mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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131: Why Is Parenting So Hard?

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 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.

1hr 6mins

13 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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135: Cults & Psychotherapy With Former Cult Members

Welcome to episode 135 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week, we have a very interesting guest in Dr. Natalie Feinblatt who speaks to us all about cults and how they work. Dr. Natalie Feinblatt is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She is based in Santa Monica & specializes in addiction. Natalie's goal is to empower her clients to live their lives with as much passion & purpose as possible. If you're willing to make changes to live a better life, then she is happy to help you do so every step of the way. If you're struggling to get sober, you're scared about the impact sobriety might have on your creative abilities (and life in general). If you're in early sobriety, you're working to gain your footing in a new landscape. If you're a trauma survivor, you're wondering why your sensitivity & insight aren't helping you get to that light at the end of the tunnel. What do you do if your pain is too great to handle on your own? Working with Natalie, you will be accepted and listened to carefully & perceptively. You will feel centered and much more grounded. She adapts her style to fit your needs and strive to treat you with a balance of gentleness and active encouragement. Resources http://www.drnataliefeinblatt.com https://www.betterhelp.com/natalie-feinblatt 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.

52mins

15 May 2018

Rank #19

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127: Mindfulness & Somatic Work In Healing Trauma

Welcome to episode 127 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks to Lynn Fraser about mindfulness & somatic work in healing trauma.   Lynn Fraser is a senior meditation and yoga teacher in the Himalayan Yoga Meditation tradition; and a Senior Facilitator of the Living Inquiries and Natural Rest. She brings the depth and richness of twenty years experience teaching meditation and yoga philosophy to her work. She specializes in holding a safe and trusted space for healing trauma in her private Living Inquiries online sessions with individuals. Lynn lives near family, the ocean and forest in Nova Scotia Canada where she also plays flute in a jazz band. Lynn is a student and teaches within the Himalayan Tradition  of  Swami Rama as taught by Swami Veda Bharati. She is certified through the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies (AHYMSIN) and the Yoga Center of Calgary. She was a founding member of the organizing committee for the AHYMSIN teacher training program and is faculty for the Yoga Studio College in Calgary. Lynn has studied extensively in the United States and India with Swami Veda Bharati,  Pandit Dabral and other senior teachers in the Himalayan Tradition. She teaches in Halifax/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her classes are suitable for students in various physical conditions as a primary emphasis for asana (yoga poses) is on training the mind through the body. Her teaching features an integrated approach of relaxation, asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy for every day life. She is a certified Himalayan Institute Ayurveda Yoga Specialist. Lynn supports people healing from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma through meditation, yoga therapy and mindfulness inquiry. Resources: http://stillpointyoga.ca Therapists! Would you like to get a free month of service with Brighter Vision, the worldwide leaders in custom website design for therapists? Go to this link to sign up and get a free month: https://try.brightervision.com/therapychatpodcast 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. 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!

38mins

16 Mar 2018

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