Boston's own father-daughter recovered team bring it to you straight, no chaser! Maegan and Bobby give an uncensored, open-minded, and unconventional take on all things addiction, recovery, and holistic health!
Boston's own father-daughter recovered team bring it to you straight, no chaser! Maegan and Bobby give an uncensored, open-minded, and unconventional take on all things addiction, recovery, and holistic health!
#18 || The defection of a Roger Ailes warrior. "Very earlier on, Roger called me Ailes Junior. He told my dad, 'I've never met anyone more like me than Joe.'" As the protégé of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, Joe Lindsley was closer to the man who built Fox News than any Fox executive. He helped write Ailes' speeches, sat next to him at executive meetings, and went to church with his family on Sundays. What moved the ambitious twenty-something to abandon the conservative media titan? For a deeper dive into his epic odyssey, check out Joe's memoir — Fake News / True Story: www.inkshares.com/books/fake-news-true-story
Tony Blair: Centrism may be dead. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sits down with Glenn Thrush in London to discuss the relationship between American and British politics, his close relationship with the Clintons, Brexit, and the danger of approaching politics with a closed-mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
Placebo power. The placebo effect demonstrates that the mind-body interaction can be powerful. Placebos can turn on the body’s natural biological processes to relieve a range of conditions, and in the future deception may not even be necessary.
Rank #1: Getting Sober and Staying Sober: How to Make Recovery Stick. Psychologist Michael Tkach, director of recovery management for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, joins host William C. Moyers to discuss the latest research and science on what it takes to stay sober. Three factors seem to make the biggest difference in building lasting recovery from addiction: meaningful engagement with a supportive community, healthy new routines and structure, and enough self-compassion to overcome negative emotions and thought patterns that can lead to a setback.
Rank #2: Women, Alcohol and Addiction. Millions of women in the U.S. engage in drinking behavior that poses a substantial risk to their health and well-being, particularly young women in their late teens and early twenties. Addiction researcher Audrey Klein, PhD., joins host William C. Moyers to take a closer look at what's behind the increased rates of binge and heavy drinking among women, why addiction progresses more rapidly for women than men, and what kinds of medical, mental health and other complications are associated with hazardous drinking for women. Klein also addresses the shame factor: Women typically wait longer than men to seek help for addiction, resulting in a more severe progression of the disease.
Rank #1: OC030 Andrea Owen - How to Stop Feeling Like Shit. OC031 Andrea Owen Today’s episode is with Author, Speaker and Coach, Andrea Owen. Andrea is currently on the press circuit to promote her second book called, “How to stop feeling like shit.14 Habits that Are Holding You Back from Happiness” Don’t you love that title?? Her chapter titles are fun too: Being an Asshole to Yourself: Learn to Manage Your Inner Critic Go Away and Leave Me Alone: Why Isolating and Hiding Out Isn’t Protecting You Checking Out: Are Your Numbing Mechanisms Still Working for You? Compare and Despair: The Never-Ending Mind FÅck What I really enjoyed about this book is that each chapter addresses a very common problem and also has very practical, very actionable steps to help resolve the bad habits that keep us stuck. Its about taking the right action and doing it consistently. She says, ”The key has been consistency and commitment to the work.” and I couldn’t agree more. Her book is being released on 1/2/18, and she is offering a private book study through her Facebook group with every purchase! I will actually be participating as well. The class starts 1/22/18 and I hope to meet you there too! You can purchase her book at: http://www.yourkickasslife.com So with that, please enjoy this conversation with Andrea! Peace & Love, Arlina PS. Don’t forget to enter your email address to get new episodes delivered to your inbox by visiting the website: odaatchat.com
Rank #2: OC61 - Holding Safe Space - Letting go of Guilt and Shame. Holding Safe Space - Letting go of Guilt and Shame Hi Friend! Welcome to another episode of The ODAAT Chat Podcast, my name is Arlina and I’ll be your host. After taking a break for a couple of weeks, I decided to kick off the next series with a solo episode to talk about Holding Safe Space - and the process of letting go of secrets so that you can live free of guilt and shame. I’m going to walk you through how all this came up for me, what the process of letting go looks like for me, and how you can do it too. There will be a free downloadable worksheet available on my website at SoberLifeSchool.com. Went to a meeting where the topic was the 4th step ( and for those of you who don’t know, it’s a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves). Naturally, people also talked about step 5 which is sharing the inventory - acts of confession, but also finding self forgiveness through the loving perspective of a guild who understands what it’s like to wrestle with alcoholism and addiction. There’s just something about sharing with a peer who’s been through it that feels safe. Let me share the process with you that I’m borrowing right out of the book, Alcoholics Anonymous. You can take notes or download the worksheet from SoberLifeSchool.com, but here it is: There are four columns, and in the first column, make a list of all the people you are resentful at The second column, List the specific cause of the resentment. The third, is what was the effect? How did the event effect you? ie. Your self esteem, ego, financial, security, personal or financial. Also, what is the underlying fear? Finally the fourth column, what was my part in this? This is probably the hardest part, and often where we need help because when we’re hurt, we are focused on OUR pain. It’s hard to see that others who hurt us are often doing so IN RESPONSE to our behavior. This is where courage is required. The thing to keep in mind here is that we actually WANT to know where we went wrong, so that we don’t actually CAUSE other people to hurt us. This is often where people get tripped up and I don’t want you to worry about that right now. Don’t let that be the reason not to walk through this exercise, because what most people don’t see right away is that this is exactly where the freedom comes from. It’s in the last place you’d expect to find it. I know that was the case for me! I’ll even give you my own personal example. I have a million of them, but I’ll just give you one for now: I’ll call it “Just the tip”. But it’s not what you think. ;) Resentful at: Bob, my then fiancee Cause: He gave a huge tip that I thought we couldn’t afford Effected: Self esteem, PR, financial and emotion security, (fear of I wasn’t going to get what I wanted). My part: Self righteous anger, lack of communication, Self centered pride (i know what’s best), made everyone uncomfortable over a small amount of money. Control issues Having someone walk me through the process helped me not only to see my part, but not to then go so low that I beat myself up over it, causing even more self harm. I was then able to go to the one I love and make amends - not just apologize, but to acknowledge that I see how my behavior effected him, and figure out a way to avoid situations like this in the future. Better yet, I learned to forgive myself, and realized I the best I could with the info I had. I was able to see how I was driven by fear and that through love and empathy, I learned to improve my self esteem and love myself. So anyway, after this meeting I went to recently, I started to wonder why some people can’t let go of their shame. Or even, what people not in program do to let go of guilt and shame? Don’t want to share with someone with any connection to their circle of friends or family? Fear of being judged? Too much shame? Don’t have a safe person? This is where I can help. What I want you to know is that if you are holding onto a secret that you want freedom from, I am able to hold safe space for you. This is how it will work. You can go to SoberLifeSchool.com, look for the course called “Holding Safe Space” and register to book time with me via a Zoom online meeting. Once you place your order, you will receive a link to my calendar and you can choose a time that works for you. Just so you know, I only have a very limited amount of time to do this, and I need to save them for people who are truly ready to be free. Also, because the number of spots available is very limited, registration will only be open for the next 7 days. If the spots fill up quickly, then I will provide a waitlist and you will be notified as space becomes available. If you are ready to drop the rock and experience freedom from guilt and shame, then sign up now to lock in your spot. Once you do, you will receive a link to schedule your appointment. I know this is a scary proposition but I want to encourage you to share the secret and find empathy and forgiveness. Weather it’s me, or you have a friend you trust, a therapist, or a religious person you feel safe with, I want you to take a leap of faith and let it all go. What helped me to finally let it all go was thinking about what it would cost me if I didn’t let it go. It would cost me my self esteem, it would cost me my hopes and dreams because I knew I would never allow myself to really receive the love I desperately needed to heal as long as I held onto my guilt and condemnation. So today could be your day. Reach out to me or someone else and take that next step. Do it scared, because that means you have courage. It also means you are ready to heal and therefore help others to heal as well. I’m here if you need me, and thanks for spending time with me today. With gratitude, Arlina Or on iTunes: Or on Google Play: This podcast is sponsored by Audible. First book is free!
Rank #1: #29 A Sober-Minded Life with Jenn Kautsch of Sober Sis. Sober Sis founder, Jenn Kautsch, is a pioneer in this movement of sober-minded living. This is about making a conscious choice to be the best version of yourself, to live in an intentional manner creating the life you want. And sometimes that means living alcohol-free. Hear Jenn’s story of how she recognized alcohol was causing some inner turmoil, it was taking up too much ‘space’ in her life, and how she embarked on this amazing journey to create Sober Sis. Sober Sis is a tribe of women who are gray-area drinkers. No labels, no all-or-nothing mentality, no horror stories of DUIs and jail stints (like me :))- but women who feel as though drinking is a bit more prominent in their lives than they want it to be. Sober Sis is the place to find love, acceptance, and support when you don’t fit the stereotypes, but want to make a change. We recorded this episode in Jenn’s home in Fort Worth, TX. A beautiful and warm home where she hosts gatherings for her tribe called Mocktails & Munchies. An alcohol-free get together where the tribe experiments with different drink recipes as they support and connect with one another without the need for wine or spirits. It’s amazing what Jenn is doing, and I am super grateful she spent this time with me and let me get to know more about her, and Sober Sis! www.sobersis.com @sobersis firstname.lastname@example.org
Rank #2: Gifts of Sobriety with Grant. Addiction knows no bounds. It doesn’t care if you come from a good home, it doesn’t care what zip code you’re in or how good your job is- when alcoholism strikes, it is strategic and powerful. Grant shares his story of living with anxiety and alcoholism, how he turned his life around, and the gifts that sobriety brings.
Rank #1: 46: Loneliness, Isolation Trauma, Trust and Addiction: Healing Childhood Insecure Attachment. . In psychology, coping means to invest own conscious effort, to solve personal and interpersonal problems, in order to try to master, minimize or tolerate stress and conflict. The psychological coping mechanisms are commonly termed coping strategies or coping skills. Why Does Trauma Affect Trust? Attachment Styles How We Learn to Cope. The Effects of Our Coping Styles in Adulthood and Unhealthy Behaviors How to better understand yourself are you avoidant or introverted? How to heal.
Rank #2: 3. Lynn's Story Part 1: Why Did I Drink for So Long?. This week on The SoberSoul Recovery Podcast “Why I Drank and Popped Pills” Get the scoop on this BIG question “Why Do I _____ So Much?” Fill in the blank with any behavior that is causing you distress, because we are all doing something too much. This and more from Lynn, a professionally trained and personally tested addiction expert.
Rank #1: Episode Fifty Eight. Bob, Mike and Chuk remember Chris from the Dopey Podcast in a tribute after his death, education can’t replace experience in counseling, sometimes the only thing that works is hardcore rehab, Big pharma and puberty, ends with Dave from Dopey
Rank #2: Dont Die Episode Thirty Nine. Bob, Chuk and Mike talk about Songwriting, Paul Westerburg, music today, pop culture, The Grammys and how they suck, Lil Peep, Chris Stapleton, Merle Haggard and NWA, are we killing out next great artists?
Rank #1: #96: Addressing the Issues Mothers Face in Recovery with Rosemary O’Connor. Guest: Rosemary O’Connor, addiction coach With all the daily demands facing mothers, how can treatment providers help moms slow down and prioritize taking care of their own recovery? We’ll answer this with addiction coach Rosemary O’Connor on this episode of Recovery Unscripted. For more about Recovery Unscripted, visit http://recoveryunscripted.org For more about Rosemary's work, visit https://www.sobermomsguide.com/ Music from this episode: "Permanent" by David Condos - URL: http://davidcondos.com "Delta" by Podington Bear - URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Daydream/Delta_1534 "In and Out" by Podington Bear - URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Daydream/In_And_Out_1906 "Serenity" by Podington Bear - URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Daydream/Serenity_1426
Rank #2: #85: The Evolution of Cravings with Doug Paul. Guest: Doug Paul, director of outpatient services How can we better understand cravings and how they evolve throughout the recovery journey, instead of just assuming they’ll naturally disappear? We’ll answer this with Foundations Atlanta outpatient treatment director Doug Paul on this episode of Recovery Unscripted. If you’d like to talk with an admissions coordinator about the treatment options at Foundations Atlanta and other Foundations programs, please call anytime at 855-823-2141 or email email@example.com. For more about Recovery Unscripted, visit http://recoveryunscripted.org For more about Foundations Atlanta, visit http://foundationsrecoverynetwork.com/outpatient-treatment/foundations-atlanta-outpatient Music from this episode: "Permanent" by David Condos - URL: http://davidcondos.com - "Relinquish" by Podington Bear - URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Rainy/Relinquish "Pineapple" by Podington Bear - URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Daydream/Pineapple_1620 "Associations" by Podington Bear - URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Carefree/Associations
Rank #1: TAA064 Inside the mind of an addict. Inside the mind of an addict: and how to deal with us. Understand and coping with an addict. We have unaddressed Pain on the inside. It has nothing to do with you, and we are in such a chaotic cloud of pain that we can’t see past your own nose. It’s minute by minute, hour by hour, how can I ... Read More
Rank #2: TAA055 How To Stop Negative Thinking Immediately. How to get out of a negative head space immediately Check out Erin’s yoga retreat in May on beautiful Anna Maria Island Yoga Teacher Training Retreat! (And Reiki Certification) Yoga is the process of freeing ourselves from the constraints of the mind and negative thinking. The mind wants to put us in a little box so we can be contained. ... Read More
Rank #1: SHAIR 47: Dope Sick with Cole Chance - What would you do with a Second Chance? From Heroin Addiction to Hope and Recovery! . Cole Chance, now 2 years clean takes us through 16 years of the most gut wrenching Heroin/Cocaine Drug abuse imaginable for any human being and finally shares with us her inspirational journey into Recovery! Today Cole is a Yoga Instructor, a Y12SR Yoga instructor, performs Thai Massage and a world traveler who takes her message of hope and recovery all over the world. Clean Date: August 26, 2013
Rank #2: 001: “Street Rules”- Sophie G. shares her 16 yr story of addiction, drug abuse and alcoholism until she finds recovery!. Sophie now almost 2 years clean takes us through 16 years of drug and alcohol abuse. She started out at the age of 13 smoking pot, and graduated to alcohol, Xanax, ecstasy and cocaine by the age of 19. That same year her boyfriend dies of cancer and Sophie spirals out of control, arrested multiple times, rehab and bankruptcy until her journey into recovery saves her life. A real life Hollywood story.
Rank #1: ASP017: Detachment – “What is it” and “How to” Detach in Love from Codependent No More. Listen to Addiction Support Podcast, Episode 17 Thank you for listening! Show Notes for this episode are at addictionsupportpodcast.com/episode17 Overview: I had some really amazing interviews scheduled last week. Then my husband’s grandmother called on Monday afternoon and said his grandfather was going to pass away with-in a day. We dropped everything and flew to […] The post ASP017: Detachment – “What is it” and “How to” Detach in Love from Codependent No More appeared first on Addiction Support Podcast.
Rank #2: ASP035: PTSD, Emotional Trauma From Childhood Needs to Be Addressed. Unresolved emotional trauma, PTSD from childhood, can wreak havoc in our lives. Overview: This week I’m joined by Dr. Robb. Dean Robb, PhD. is a recovery coach with a PhD in Human Development and over 30 years of personal recovery who works primarily with people in recovery who are facing new bottoms, new addictions, problems […] The post ASP035: PTSD, Emotional Trauma From Childhood Needs to Be Addressed appeared first on Addiction Support Podcast.
Rank #1: 44 - Deepening the Relationship with Your Higher Power. Part 1 of a 3 Part Meditation Series - This short meditation will open you to deepening and strengthening the relationship between yourself and your Higher Power. Make sure to tune in to Episode 45 and 46 which will build upon this meditation in succession - Episode 46 will also give you instructions to get the 3 part series in succession, without interruption. #meditationseries #relationships #higherpower #god #sober #sobriety #recovery #alcoholism #addiction #codependence #12steps #trust #faith
Rank #2: 82 - Healing Through Clearing Away Wreckage. A short, guided meditation that will allow you to move beyond your past, allowing the healing process and forgiveness to begin.
Rank #1: WEBINAR: How to Overcome Addiction in One Lesson with Dr. Michael Edelstein. This is a lesson for any harmful behavior – drugs, gambling, eating disorders, smoking, self-harm -- substance-related or not. Bring your questions! We think you’ll find, as one book reviewer noted, that: “Michael Edelstein cuts through the psychological jargon and makes clear how all of us can effect powerful changes in our psyches, in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones.” Dr. Michael R. Edelstein is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years’ experience and has a private practice in San Francisco, offering in-person as well as telephone/Skype sessions. He is famous as the author of Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, with David Ramsay Steele, a self-help book for overcoming common emotional and behavioral problems. Most recently, he published Stage Fright: 40 Stars Tell You How They Beat America's #1 Fear, with Mick Berry, Therapy Breakthrough: Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better Than Others, with Richard Kujoth and David Ramsay Steele, and Rational Drinking: How to Live Happily With or Without Alcohol, with Will Ross. He is a long-standing SMART Recovery Volunteer. Dr. Edelstein is a Training Supervisor and Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. He holds a diplomate in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy from, and is on the Board of Advisors of, the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. He is Past President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. In addition, Dr. Edelstein lectures nationally and internationally, has appeared on television as well as over 300 radio shows, trains professionals, and has published in psychological journals. Dr. Edelstein’s website, www.ThreeMinuteTherapy.com, has rich resources and includes links to some of his past presentations. We are thrilled that he has so generously offered his time to join us. This free webinar is made available by the generous sponsorship of the St. Gregory Retreat Center of Des Moines, Iowa. SMART Recovery depends on your donations!Please visit SMART Recovery or Click the Donate button below. © 2014 SMART Recovery®. Music composed, performed, and copyright 2014 Donald Sheeley with unlimited use as is donated to SMART Recovery.
Rank #2: WEBINAR: Cognitive Tools for Fighting Addiction and Beyond, An Interview With Dr Michael Edelstein. The focus is on using simple evidence-based tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically the tools of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) as conceived by Dr. Albert Ellis, to help anyone, not just those struggling with addiction. SMART focuses its application of these tools on addictive behavior, specifically, but we can use those same tools to help us learn to better cope with underlying issues – stress, worry, anger, anxiety – and free us to create and enjoy the lives we want. Dr. Michael Edelstein is a SMART favorite for good reason. His direct, elegantly simple guidance and kind, wry humor have delighted his audiences for years. We think you’ll find, as one book reviewer noted, that: “Michael Edelstein cuts through the psychological jargon and makes clear how all of us can effect powerful changes in our psyches, in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones.” This will be an interview-style webinar, and we will be soliciting questions in advance. Dr. Edelstein, a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years’ experience, has a private practice in San Francisco, offering in-person as well as telephone/Skype sessions. He is famous as the author of Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, with David Ramsay Steele, a self-help book for overcoming common emotional and behavioral problems. More recently, he published Stage Fright (2009), with Mick Berry, Therapy Breakthrough: Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better Than Others (2013), with Richard Kujoth and David Ramsay Steele, and Rational Drinking: How to Live Happily With or Without Alcohol (2013), with Will Ross. You can find all his books on Amazon.com: www.bitly.com/michaele (and donate to SMART through that link.)Dr. Edelstein is also a long-standing SMART Recovery Volunteer and Explore his website, www.ThreeMinuteTherapy.com and contact him directly. This free webinar made possible with the generous sponsorship of Lucida Treatment Center Please visit us at SMART Recovery, and don't forget! SMART depends on your donations! © 2015 SMART Recovery®. Music created and copyright 2015 Donald Sheeley with unlimited use as is donated to SMART Recovery.
Rank #1: TSGP Ep20 - Alcoholism; 9 Signs Of A Drinking Problem.
Rank #2: SGR Ep142 - How to Navigate the First 30 Days of Sobriety | Seth Manter. Good friend and fellow sober guy Seth Manter joins the show again to discuss the power of thought, navigating through early sobriety, and also shares why he bought a couch that had been pissed on. The guys also read an email from listener Sarah who asks how to deal with a loved one who is addicted and suffers from chronic relapses. In this episode we discuss: Power of thought pissing on friends couch anxiety of giving up alcohol the fear of relapse how do i get sober or stay sober setting goals how do i deal with self? passion and fun in recovery Goals listener email: how to deal with a loved one who is an addict For more information and resources go to www.ThatSoberGuy.com Thanks to our Sponsors: Foundations Recovery Network Sober Nation Ad music by www.bensound.com
Rank #1: 43: Anxiety & The Anxious Story We Tell Ourselves. Our guest on this episode of the Addicted Mind podcast is Lori Kandels, a therapist in the Bay area specializing in anxiety. Anxiety is often the result of trauma and can manifest as fear, stress, self-doubt, and persistent negative stories ruminating in the mind, and can sometimes lead to addictions as a way to escape. The repetition of these stress responses creates neural pathways in the brain that become a cycle that can be difficult to break and usually negatively impacts the individual’s metabolism, concentration, sleep patterns, and ability to relax. The key to understanding and treating anxiety is realizing that anxiety is only about the past or the future. With discipline and intention, anxiety can be overcome with practices such as mindfulness, meditation, EMDR, and the Emotional Freedom Technique or tapping. By identifying the triggers and developing a practice that gets the person used to relieve the anxiety, there is absolutely a way out of this stress cycle. Lori wants to encourage those struggling with anxiety that you have control over this, you are safe now, and you do not have to live like this. Seeking help can provide you with a hope you may not have felt in a long time.
Rank #2: 21: Relational and Betrayal Trauma with Marnie Breecker - Part One. Our guest today is Marnie Breecker from the Center for Relational Healing in Los Angeles. In this first episode of a two-part series on the topic of relational and betrayal trauma, we will be defining what this type of trauma looks like and its impacts on both partners in the relationship. As a sex addiction therapist and a marriage and family therapist, Marnie is an expert identifying and assessing the traumatic impact of the discovery of infidelity or betrayal on relationships as a whole and on the individuals involved. She shares with us that there are two types of trauma that affected partners go through: the trauma of discovery and the trauma of their own response to the betrayal. It is very rare for addicts to come forward for help on their own, so it is likely that the partner has discovered the betrayal either intentionally or unintentionally through their partner’s computer history, text messages, or receipts and bank statements. Upon this initial discovery of betrayal, the partner can exhibit symptoms of depression, shock, anger, hypervigilance, isolating behavior, lifestyle changes such as beginning to smoke or drink, and a general questioning of everything they thought was true before this discovery. When the partner’s expectations are violated, they lose trust in their partner as well as themselves, and they begin seeking safety in a variety of ways because they feel that they cannot trust their own senses. After the initial trauma of discovery has run its course, partners often go through a time of trauma about their own response to the betrayal, extending their questioning of everything they thought was true as well as noticing ways that their lifestyle may have changed during the process. Common reactions to betrayal include obsession, depression, anger, hypervigilance, and rumination on the betrayal, and these reactions can cause the partners to lose faith in themselves and their abilities to make rational decisions. Marnie identified the five dimensions of trauma as emotional, sexual, existential, life crisis, and relational, so the healing process must encompass each of these dimensions. When reconciliation begins between the two partners in the relationship, it is important for the recovering addict to put in the effort to support their partner and not exasperate the trauma that they have gone through. There is always opportunity for rupture or repair, and even in the recovery process there are triggers that could unearth aspects of the trauma that have or have not yet been dealt with. Though this is a tough journey, it is important to remember that it will not always be this way, there are plenty of resources to help heal from relational betrayal, and there is hope. To find out more about Marnie and the Center for Relational Healing, visit lacrh.org or call (323) 860-9999.
Rank #1: 16.17: Kristi Coulter / Off-Dry. “I was hungover for many years and I just thought I was tired.”—Kristi on the self-delusions of the active alcoholic. Kristi is an essayist and fiction writer whose work has appeared in The Mississippi Review, Salon's Virgin Fiction anthology, AddictionUnscripted.com (formerly TheRealEdition.com), and elsewhere. She's currently at work on a collection of personal essays about living sober in a tipsy world, and on a novel about all kinds of things. She blogs about recovery at http://offdry.wordpress.com and can also be found at http://KristiCoulter.com. Themes by @djfmdotcom Image source unknown.
Rank #2: 4.01 Noah Levine / Refuge Recovery. Hey, look! It's the first episode of Season 4! With Refuge Recovery founder, Noah Levine! Exclamation point!
Rank #1: Episode 16: Tiffany Jenkins from Juggling the Jenkins. I am so excited to share my conversation with Tiffany Jenkins of Juggling the Jenkins. Tiffany is a mom living in recovery who makes inspiring, hilarious, touching, wonderful videos online and shares them with us so we feel less alone in this world. Tiffany is funny and authentic and creative and helps us grapple with what it means to be women and mothers and people trying to get through this life focused on what really matters. If you have never checked out her work, please visit her website and spend some time there. You will walk away with a smile on your face and a greater sense of self-acceptance. Tiffany also wrote a book that chronicles her journey through opiate addiction and getting clean. You can buy it here: Website: www.jugglingthejenkins.com Merch: Juggling the Jenkins Mugs and Shirts Support Tiffany through her Patreon account HERE Juggling the Jenkins Facebook Page Instagram/jugglingthejenkins And you can find my website at www.motherrecovering.com
Rank #2: Kelley Kitley, author of My Self. Join me for a conversation with psychotherapist, author and sober mother of four, Kelley Kitley, LCSW. Kelley owns a private practice on Michigan Avenue in Chicago called Kelley Kitley Serendipitous Psychotherapy, LLC. You can read more about Kelley and her practice here: Serendipitous Psychotherapy You can also buy Kelley’s new book, My Self: An Autobiography of Survival here: