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.

David Treleaven, PhD is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of trauma, mindfulness, and social justice. He is author of the book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing published by W. W. Norton, which was a #1 New Release on Amazon.

He trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is currently a visiting research scholar at Brown University.

He currently teaches with generative somatics, an organization that engages in trauma healing with social justice organizers, and is donating 60% of proceeds from his book to three social justice organizations that are challenging the social conditions that perpetuate trauma.

Direct download: Episode_299_Trauma-Sensitive_Mindfulness._David_Treleaven.mp3
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Through her many years working with people who have experienced complex trauma, Lorna remains passionate in her belief of people’s ability to heal.

She has worked for over 35 years with non-profit groups striving to end violence against women and children and believes that all trauma survivors have the right to healthy, productive and meaningful lives.

Lorna is a strong advocate for access to high-quality education and in-training service to assist providers in accompanying their clients on the client-defined pathway to healing.

Direct download: Episode_298_Looking_With_the_Heart_Lorna_Gallant.mp3
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Joseph Bobrow is a Zen Roshi, psychoanalyst, and author, who has long been integrating Buddhist practice with depth psychology to create relational settings in which individual and collective anguish can be transformed. Most recently he developed reintegration retreats that helped thousands of veterans, their families, and their caregivers transform the traumas of war and find peace.

Joseph and his team at Coming Home Project, a service of Deep Streams Zen Institute dedicated to alleviating debilitating trauma, discovered a process called Turning Ghosts into Ancestors; published research demonstrates how it facilitates post-traumatic growth.

Coming Home Project now offers consultation and training to create optimal environments for healing, learning, and individual and social change.

Joseph tells the story of his integrative work and its contemporary applications to building peace in Waking Up From War: A Better Way Home For Veterans And Nations, with a Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Joseph’s first book was Zen And Psychotherapy: Partners In Liberation, with comments by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh. After Midnight: Selected Poems, Joseph’s first collection of poems, was published in February 2017 by Fisher King Press. Joseph lives in Los Angeles, CA. and teaches widely.

Direct download: Episode_297_Zen_and_Healing_Trauma.mp3
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My mission is to raise the awareness of trauma and to support new trauma healers.

I do this via my podcast, my online course, Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker, and my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

Today, it’s all about Trauma Therapist | 2.0.

Why I created it.

What was the inspiration.

What it’s about.

And why, if you’re a new trauma healer (of any kind) just starting out on your trauma-informed journey, you should check it out.

Right now, I’m running a $1, one-week trial where you can get access to everything Trauma Therapist | 2.0 has to offer!

You can check it out right here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Trial.

Direct download: Episode_296_Youve_Just_Found_Your_Tribe.mp3
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Angela is a survivor of sexual abuse and exploitation, and on a mission to empower others to find healing, strength and the ability to forgive. She teaches self-care techniques that rebuild confidence, reclaims one’s voice, and define what's next for positive growth in business endeavors and relationships.

Proud member: National Survivor Network; Volunteer with www.FREA.support

My TEDx Talk can be viewed on my website. My book is due spring of 2018. I enjoy Dances of Universal Peace, hiking, and adventures in the wild. I love my life and want other survivors to know that they can thrive too.

Direct download: Episode_295__-_Angela_Clark.mp3
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Alex Harkola is the Co-Owner of Novni, which is an anonymous writing platform built to help people cope with various levels of emotional distress from mental health issues, trauma, stress, and everything in-between.  

If you’ve been traumatized by someone during your life, Alex’s story is proof that forgiveness is possible for anyone.  

Alex has triumphed over multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences while growing up and is determined to inspire others that they can too.  

When not glued to his desk, Alex enjoys spending time outdoors in nature, reading, playing disc golf, shooting pool, and going to church.

Direct download: Episode_294_-_Alex_Harkola.mp3
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COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two decades, she is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and developed her Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy (TM) approach after studying with numerous trauma experts and helping thousands of clients overcome trauma and grief.

Courtney Armstrong is the author of The Therapeutic “Aha!” (2015) and Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011). In her 20 years of practice she has helped thousands of clients recover from trauma, and experience deep personal transformation.

Courtney also offers training to mental health professionals, showing them how to use creativity, care, and humor to elicit transformation for their clients and make trauma recovery less painful. She is a regular contributor to magazines like the Psychotherapy Networker and The Neuropsychotherapist and has appeared on CBS Radio News, NPR affiliates, and networks in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Courtney also was my guest on episode 107 of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.

Direct download: Episode_293_-_Courtney_Armstrong.mp3
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Rachel Aidan is a successful entrepreneur, Transformative Leadership Coach, and Conscious Social Change Practitioner working with clients and projects across the U.S. and East Africa. She is a mother of three, a public speaker, a wife, a storyteller, a student, an artist, a trauma-activist, and a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about teaching and coaching for pro-social change in service to sustainable, conscious, high-impact leadership.

She holds her BA in Transformative Studies, an MA in Conscious Social Change with an emphasis in Trauma-Informed Leadership, and she is continuing studies to become a Doctor of Psychology.

Direct download: Episode_292_-_Rachel_Aidan.mp3
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Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed. is a licensed psychologist, consultant, and international educator working in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She is the developer of The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), a trauma therapy model that employs brain-based physiological safety as the foundation for healing and is the author of The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective therapeutic techniques for the healing of complex trauma.

Lisa has, for the past 28 years, been dedicated to creating innovative methods for working with severe dissociative disorders (Complex PTSD, DID, DDNOS), attachment disorders, and gestational trauma. She has also developed cutting-edge conceptualizations for working with sports performance (The Sports Dissociation Model, 2008) and Military PTSD. Her work bridges neuroscience and spirituality in trauma healing through a combination of traditional psychotherapy, somatic therapy, and indigenous healing methods. Her work combines neuroscience with spirituality in healing those with any and all diagnoses. She is a certified practitioner of Colin Ross’s Trauma Model and Robert Schrei’s Source Point therapy. She is trained in Usui Reiki, transpersonal psychology and has studied the breathwork and somatic concepts of Richard Brown, MD, Jeremy Youst, and Barbara Barnett.

Direct download: Episode_291_-_Lisa_Schwartz.mp3
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Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker

My first online course is now live! Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker.

A process for cultivating authenticity, compassion, presence and vulnerability for those working with individual impacted by trauma.

I’m psyched!

In this episode, I share a little bit of behind the scenes of how this course began, what it is, and who it’s for--and not for.

I also talk about the bonuses going on for this week only!

Interested in checking out the course, click here: Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker

Direct download: Episode_290_-_Online_Course.mp3
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