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.

Nate Postlethwait (Postal-weight) recently left a successful 13-year career in real estate to begin sharing his story of overcoming complex trauma.

Nate is 41 years old and has been in therapy for 23 years fighting to make sense of much of what he was experiencing in his mind and body.

Nate, and the fact that he’s now sharing his story, and the way that he’s sharing his story, is what this podcast is all about.

It’s called courage.

First off, a huge thank-you to my sponsors:
This episode is sponsored by: PESI

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This episode is also sponsored by CPTSD Foundation, who has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014. Thank you!!

Nate Postlethwait’s greatest desire is for others to know and understand the difference between dysfunction and trauma, and where to go to get the appropriate help. He hopes to be a pioneer in the way people perceive male sexual abuse and the process for male victims. He is currently traveling the world for a year while building this platform, and personally putting all the disciplines in place to make self care a top priority.

His blog and podcast launched just 2 months ago, and already, have gathered thousands of followers.


Today, a reflection in the wake of the live, online 10-day program I did last week, The Heart-Centered Therapist.

Note: I will be doing it again next month, in April. If you're interested in learning more about that, you can do so here: http://theheartcenteredtherapist.com

When I created this podcast my initial inspiration was to bring seasoned therapists on to talk about how to treat trauma. What I discovered, however--and what my guests shared--was that and then so much more.

It's not about what you know. It's about who you are.

I think, if I had to put it in a nutshell, that's what it would be.

The process of discovering, of exploring, of honoring, and owning, who we--who you!--are, and then learning to be that, authentically, compassionately and vulnerability, within the context of helping those who've been impacted by trauma, is the foundation (and some would say, the gold!!), of this work.

This is what The Heart-Centered Therapist program is about.

And like many things, it is simple, but not always easy.

This episode is sponsored by my online, 5-day program coming in April, The Heart-Centered Therapist. Click here to learn more: http://theheartcenteredtherapist.com

Direct download: Episode_349._Cultivating_Compassion_Vulnerability__You._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
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Esther Goldstein LCSW is psychotherapist and trauma specialist with a private practice in Cedarhurst, in Long Island NY.

Esther specializes in treating anxiety, trauma, complex ptsd and dissociative disorders.

Esther provides trauma informed consultation to therapists committed to improving their trauma-informed practice and attachment focused EMDR consultation to therapist attaining hours towards EMDRIA certification.

Esther's website is Integrativepsych.co

Direct download: Episode_348._Ordinary_to_Extraordinary._Esther_Goldstein.mp3
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Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: FREE_14_DAY_TRIAL_UPDATED.mp3
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Master Dean Siminoff has been studying martial arts for more than 25 years and is a 6th degree black belt in taekwondo.

He is the founder of the Canadian charity Martial Arts for Justice program whose mission is to protect vulnerable people from violence and oppression.

Dean’s schools in the west Kootenay region of British Columbia have positively impacted students there for the past 18 years.

Martial Arts for Justice is currently partnering in Rwanda delivering its Enhance Resilience Training to genocide widows.

Master Dean has a passion for protecting the weak and vulnerable in our society.

The unique program of Enhance Resilience Training can be delivered in a variety of settings including our North American high schools.

Dean is married to Marleen with 2 adult children and 2 granddaughters.

Direct download: Episode_346._Martial_Arts_Justice__Treating_Trauma._Dean_Siminoff.mp3
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Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: Episode_345._Owning_Your_Truth._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28am PDT

Today I'm joined by Stephana Johnson.

First, a shout-out to my sponsor, CPTSD Foundation​ who has been successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

Stephana Johnson is an award winning transformational speaker, mentor and author who has made it her life’s work to empower leaders and groundbreakers to shine bright for others to follow.

As a result of her personal sexual trauma and abuse, she lived in shame, fear and confusion until she was able to transform those scars into what she calls 'sacred wounds'.

Stephana is the author of "Peace Doesn't Come In A Pill” and "Finding Joy Beyond Trauma"

After counseling and coaching others for over 20 years, she says that she’s discovered our greatest wounds lead to our soul's perfection.

As a direct result of working with Stephana, clients overcome fear, self-doubt, lifelong struggles with weight (both physical and emotional) and set aside other self-limiting beliefs that used to stand in the way of them stepping into their full potential.

Direct download: Episode_344._Overcoming_Shame_Doubt__Fear._Stephana_Johnson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis.

In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers.

The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Guy’s focus currently is on creating a vibrant, global community to support, educate and inspire new trauma workers, as well as to upend the present way that trauma is taught at the graduate level.

Direct download: Episode_343._The_Heart-Centered_Therapist_is_Coming._Guy_Macpherson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm PDT

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