Mon, 8 May 2017
Carl Waggett has been a full-time firefighter for the past 14 years, and Acting Captain for 4 of them. After a fellow-firefighter and close friend of Carl’s ended his own life, Carl removed himself from the front line trucks only to be diagnosed with PTSD a short time afterwards. Carl says he’s learning that there are many sides to this very intelligent disorder, and would simply like to share his experiences in the hope that others understand that PTSD is more of a winnable battle then you think.
Carl started his podcast, PTSD Bunker Gear For Your Brain, after his experiences with PTSD and to help other first responders.
Mon, 1 May 2017
Aikido and trauma resolution?
Part of my own education in my graduate psychology program involved learning Aikido. Psychology and Aikido are a perfect fit. When I learned of this week’s guest, Jeff Dowdy, and the work he was doing within the trauma field, I jumped at the chance to have him on the podcast. Aikido is a non-violent martial art. If you’re not too familiar with it, you can read more about it here.
Over the last twenty years, Jeff Dowdy gratefully has had opportunities to direct programs utilizing art and Aikido to support the excellence of youth and adults in under-resourced and in at-risk communities. Jeff has led community arts projects, taught art in the classroom, and has recently founded Sarete, a nonprofit that utilizes the martial art of Aikido as a resource for reducing the burdens of conflict and trauma.
For Jeff, Aikido was a discovery that the body isn’t just along for the ride, it is a driving force that determines our experience. Sarete stems from the realization that the body becomes a resource for experiencing conflict in a way that leads toward resolution and healing.
Mon, 24 April 2017
Lisa Mitchell LMFT, ATR, LPC is the author Creativity as Co-Therapist: The Practitioner’s Guide to the Art of Psychotherapy (Routledge 2016). An art therapist, she has specialized in helping teens and adults use art and creative expression to overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma for 20+ years.
Lisa’s online and in-person workshops are popular for the in-depth, hands-on creative experiences she facilitates to help therapists find unique ways of approaching the therapeutic process as a creative one.
Lisa is also the organizer and host of Create Fest, an annual online creativity festival that provides inspiration and education for therapists to "Get out the box and into their right mind".
Lisa partners with her own creativity through writing, knitting, and painting. Her blog features reflections on all creative endeavors (including therapy) at www.innercanvas.com.
Fri, 21 April 2017
Today an in between-isode and a video.
Things are happening around here at The Trauma Therapist Project and The Trauma Therapist | Podcast and I wanted to share a bit of it with you.
I hope you enjoy it.
Mon, 17 April 2017
Pat Ogden, PhD, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and both Founder and Education Director of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute®, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her most recent book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, adolescents, and families with colleagues.
Mon, 10 April 2017
Today on the podcast we talk about the the youth and adolescents who have run away.
And the incredible job that the National Runaway Safeline is doing to help.
Maureen Blaha is the executive director of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), the federally-designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. Under her leadership, the visibility of NRS and awareness of its 1-800-RUNAWAY hotline has grown, while support has steadily increased in both personnel and finances.
Maureen has instituted several key accomplishments during tenure including: a program focused on runaway prevention called Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum, as well as National Runaway Prevention Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the issues facing runaway youth and to educate youth, families and the public about resources available to prevent youth from running away.
Maureen has been a featured speaker of the Special Victims Assistance Unit for the FBI (2005 and 2010), was invited to speak to UK parliament to help launch The Children's Society of England's National Safe and Sound Campaign (2005), and represented the runaway population at the groundbreaking White House Conference on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children (2002).
Mon, 3 April 2017
Adena Bank Lees, LCSW, LISAC, BCETS, CP is an internationally recognized speaker, author, trainer, and consultant, providing a fresh and important look at addiction treatment, traumatic stress and recovery. She has provided more than 1000 workshops for professionals around the world on topics related to childhood abuse, PTSD, eating and substance use disorders, other addictions, and related mental health issues. Her specialty is childhood sexual abuse, in particular, covert emotional incest.
Adena’s lectures, workshops, and presentations are lively, informative, engaging and current.
Participants say they are moved by the integration of information that makes sense to them, sometimes for the very first time. Being introduced to covert emotional incest is often the most powerful and life changing piece participants claim to walk away with.
Mon, 27 March 2017
Fleet is the training director at the Engaged Mindfulness Institute. The Engaged Mindfulness Institute delivers trainings developed from a rich tradition of spiritually grounded, contemplative and mindfulness-based peace and social change work and the latest developments in neuroscience-based leadership training. The institute specializes in training professionals and volunteers who support at-risk individuals, communities and underserved populations.
Fleet is a trainer, coach, educator, prison reform activist, and peace worker with over 25 years experience. He teaches engaged spirituality and contemplative approaches to social action and peacemaking at Naropa University. He is a certified trainer with the Center for Council Training, Peacemaker Circle International, and HeartStream Education. Fleet is a senior meditation teacher in both the Zen Peacemaker and Shambhala Buddhist communities.
Direct download: Episode_222_Not_knowing_Bearing_witness_and_Appropriate_action._Fleet_Maull.mp3
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Mon, 20 March 2017
Deirdre Fay, LICSW integrates traditional trauma and attachment therapy with yogic and meditation psychology and practices. Deirdre has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 30 years, has lived in a yoga ashram for over six years in the 80s and 90s, and is a former supervisor at The Trauma Center, and former faculty at Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.
Deirdre is certified in Internal Family Systems, a qualified trainer in Mindful Self-Compassion, and the originator of the Becoming Safely Embodied skills now taught world-wide giving Deirdre a solid foundation to walk with you on this journey to heal from trauma and attachment wounding. Deirdre supervises and consults with therapists and clients internationally on safely living in the body.
Direct download: Episode_221._Avoiding_The_Pressure_To_Fix_People._Deirdre_Fay.mp3
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Mon, 13 March 2017
Episode 220: From Law School to Social Worker. The Trauma Therapist | 2.0 experience with Naixiang Hui
A Trauma Therapist | 2.0 case-study: Naixiang Hui
Over the course of the last few months I’ve been inviting some of the individuals from my membership community Trauma Therapist | 2.0 on the podcast to share their experiences and their journey, and how they’ve been utilizing the membership and the community of Trauma Therapist | 2.0.
The result has been pretty amazing and inspiring. These trauma workers--from all disciplines--have that common denominator of being passionate about helping individuals who’ve been impacted by trauma. Highlighting people like this, and the incredible work they do, and then learning about their journey, their challenges and wins, is exactly why I began The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, and to support new trauma workers is precisely why I started Trauma Therapist | 2.0.
Meet Naixiang (pronounced nice-young).
Naixiang is currently a trainee counselling psychologist. After completing law school, his interests with working with people in need, made him decide to switch career paths to social work and counselling.
Naixiang has worked in a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, with prison inmates, as well as in community clinics in both Singapore and the UK. Naixiang is about to complete his postgraduate diploma in counselling psychology and has plans to pursue graduate training in social work.
Direct download: Episode_220._From_Law_School_to_Social_Worker._The_Trauma_Therapist_-_2.0_experience_with_Naixiang_Hui.mp3
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