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.

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: 296_YOUVE_FOUND_YOUR_TRIBE_with_new_preroll.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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Angelica Singh is the founder and creator of a holistic approach to healing called The Embodiment Process™.  She works with individuals and groups utilizing biodynamic craniosacral therapy, trauma resolution, medical intuition and depth consciousness work, and trains other healers.

Angelica’s life-changing healing crisis began at the age of 28, which led her to a deep understanding of energy systems and trauma. This event awakened Angelica’s healing abilities to new levels and through her intuitive abilities is able to help her clients find their own connection to themselves — their gifts, true purpos, and passion — with the courage to follow their unique path.

Her work was detailed as a feature article in "O, The Oprah Magazine;" she has been a frequent guest on the "Dare to Dream" Radio Talk Show, as well as "Mission Unstoppable" with Frankie Picasso, the "James Van Praagh" show and "The Autoimmune Hour" with Sharon Saylor, as well as "The Nancy Gaines Show," "Inspire Possibility" with Mark Susnow, and "Leaders in Transformation" with Nicole Jansen podcasts. She was a featured speaker and panelist at the 2018 Conscious Life Expo.

As a facilitator of healing and awakening, Angelica’s mission is to empower each person as she affects a shift in consciousness through workshops, large presentations, one-on-one in-person sessions, or globally via Skype. Angelica is soon to release an online course to share her work with individuals seeking to be healed.

Direct download: Episode_289_-_Angelica_Singh.mp3
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I’m excited to have Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute sponsoring the podcast this month.

As part of that, I invited Sara Moser on the podcast, to talk about her experience both as a clinician, as the Admissions and Community Engagement Manager for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

Sara is currently training with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute in their Trauma Center - Trauma Sensitive Yoga program.

She is in practicum for her Master of Arts in Counselling where she provides individual counseling at the University’s clinic and she co-facilitates group therapy for adolescents in kinship placement and those in the foster system.

Direct download: Episode_288_-_Sara_Moser.mp3
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Analie Shepherd, the award-winning author of Mending the Shattered Mirror, has been happily married for 38 years, is the loving mother of four wonderful children and has recently welcomed five precious grandchildren into her heart.

She recently retired form directing the children's performing-arts program she founded 30 years ago, and is currently the director of her church choir and a community choir, and recently established her own community theater.

Analie owns, and plays, 18 different musical instruments, and spends hours creating paintings and drawings in her at-home art studio.

Although family has always been Analie's greatest joy--music, art, theater. and dance have been her delight and life's work. Fulfilling a life-long dream, Analie recently wrote and published an award-winning memoir; she is currently working on the publications of two illustrated children's books.

Direct download: Episode_287_-_Analie_Shepherd.mp3
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