The Trauma Therapist | Podcast with Guy Macpherson, PhD | Inspiring interviews with thought-leaders in the field of trauma.
Inspiring interviews with thought-leaders and game-changers in the fields of trauma, mindfulness, addiction and yoga. Join Guy Macpherson, PhD at traumatherapistproject.com as we hear about the journeys of passionate mental health workers who dedicate their lives to helping others heal and thrive.

Ed and Deb Shapiro have been teaching mindfulness and meditation together for over 30 years. They are the authors of 17 books on meditation and personal growth; their latest is award-winning BE THE CHANGE: How Meditation Can Transform You and The World. Deb is the award-winning author of Your Body Speaks Your Mind.

Ed & Deb have led meditation retreats and personal development programs worldwide for over 25 years, are corporate consultants and coaches, and are featured columnists on HuffingtonPost.com, Awaken.com, and Oprah.com. Their radio show: Going Out Of Your Mind, is on VividLife.com.

Direct download: Episode_160_-_Ed__Deb_Shapiro.mp3
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Dr. Steve played CBGB and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70s; drank, played in a toy rock band and then got sober in the 80s; became an international educator and rocker again in the 90s; and a sought after clinician and meditation teacher in the 2000s.

Dr. Steve has attempted to cure Marc Maron on WTF, and has become an EMDR Certified therapist, Approved Consultant and provider of EMDR Basic Training with Jamie Marich's Institute for Creative Mindfulness.

With Buddhist teacher Noah Levine he helped set up the premiere Buddhist addictions rehab center, Refuge Recovery Centers and is currently putting finishing touches on his book and workshop series Clinical Dharma, giving regular talks at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and with his own DharmaSpring, beginning production of two podcasts, seeing patients, and supervising and guiding young clinicians. At all other times, he is wrangling and entertaining his 6 year old daughter.

Direct download: Episode_159_-_Steve_Dansiger.mp3
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Melissa is the creator of TheGrassGetsGreener.com, a site that helps adult survivors of childhood trauma, particularly childhood bullying, overcome the lasting effects of their trauma to become the person they desire to be.

Melissa is also the host of The Grass Gets Greener podcast where she interviews survivors of childhood traumas who have gone on to not only survive, but thrive, in an effort to inspire and provide hope for those who are still struggling.

Melissa is herself a survivor of childhood bullying and child abuse. She uses her past experiences along with a background in psychology to guide her in the work she does today. Melissa's mission is to help those who feel stuck in life as a result of their past trauma get unstuck and live an amazing life.

Direct download: Episode_158_-_Melissa_Wilson.mp3
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Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, NCC, CMHS is a counselor and trauma specialist and is currently the Clinical Recovery Leader of the Newtown Recovery & Resiliency Team created in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. She has a private practice, The Mindful Counselor where she provides comprehensive treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and  traumatic grief as well as soulful self-care coaching to counselors.

Direct download: Episode_157_-_Deb_Del_Vecchio-Scully.mp3
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Psychotherapist Belleruth Naparstek, M.A., L.I.S.W., is a nationally recognized innovator in the field of guided imagery and intuition, and the author of Staying Well With Guided Imagery (Warner Books), Your Sixth Sense (Harper San Francisco) and Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Random House). Her highly acclaimed Health Journeys guided imagery series is used in over 3,000 hospitals and clinics, and has sold over one million copies worldwide.

Direct download: Episode_156_-_Belleruth.mp3
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Today on the podcast I talk about something I really haven’t talked about previously: My membership site specifically dedicated to new trauma therapists, Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

In this episode, I take a little step back and provide a bit of background into what inspired me to start The Trauma Therapist Project, and then the podcast, and then share how interviewing these amazing thought leaders and therapists inspired me to create Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

After that, I go into detail about the three components of Trauma Therapist | 2.0 and explain how, if you’re a new therapist beginning your trauma education journey, this is the place to start, and this is a place where you will receive community, support, education and inspiration.

Click here to learn more about Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

Direct download: Episode_155_-_Trauma_Therapist_2.0.mp3
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Theresa Vigarino is a Transformational Life Coach, Relationship Expert, Author and Speaker.  She has recently developed a system to assist women in recovering from traumatic relationships and creating a New Love Story.  Through her own personal traumatic experiences, her studies in neuroscience, emotional healing, spirituality and quantum physics, Theresa guides her clients to freedom from pain and leads them to writing a New Love Story!  Theresa teaches her clients how to apply this information to every area of their lives.

Direct download: Episode_154_-_Theresa_Vigarino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Dr. Theresa Larson received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in San Diego California. She is a former Marine Corps Engineer Officer and Combat Veteran. Theresa played professional softball in Italy as well as semi-professional softball in the United States, was an All- American Division I softball player at Villanova University, as well as a former Body-for-Life Champion.

In addition to being part of the staff at MobilityWOD and an instructor for CrossFit Mobility courses, Dr. Larson’s activities include writing for The Lab, and working on her forthcoming book WARRIOR (www.drtheresalarson.com).

Theresa has guest coached the special warfare students at CrossFit University of San Diego and has created an adaptive strength class for the wounded warriors from Balboa Naval Hospital, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Team Red White and Blue, and anyone and everyone who has adaptive needs.

Theresa’s mission is to help you “beyond the clinic walls” in your element to achieve your performance goals and tackle the “why” behind your bodies movement inefficiencies!

Direct download: Episode_153_-_Theresa_Larson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S, serves as the Director of Training, Supervision and Consultation at the Center for Relational Care in Austin, Texas.

Most of Marshall’s clinical practice has focused on attachment trauma and its effect on family relationships. In addition to seeing clients, Marshall conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals and leads trainings in both parenting and professional settings; much of his consultation and training focuses on the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context.

As Marshall is nearing the completion of his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, more writing opportunities are emerging which have become a passionate point of interest for him.

Direct download: Episode_152_-_Marshall_Lyles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

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