The Healing Trauma Podcast
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Today's conversation I am joined with author and psychologist Dr. Alison Cook. We talk about healing trauma, spiritual bypassing and the need for holistic and emotionally safe trauma informed care and education in our faith communities. Many who have experienced trauma as children have learned to adapt by disconnecting from their emotions & feelings. Faith communities need to be emotionally healthy places where compassion and empathy is extended to those suffering not only spiritually but emotionally as well. Alison shares the importance of not denying one’s emotional experience, and instead to begin to gently turn towards them with curiosity and compassion. Become a friend of the podcast and get access to extended episodes and or deeper dives & and bonus content/episodes. You will also have access to the video episode if you prefer to watch and listen. Deeper dives and personal reflections go into a little more depth about some of the themes discussed in the episode. Subscribe now and get instant access to the extended version of this episode and join Alison and myself as she gently she guides us in a "practice called meeting a part." Plus listen to a bonus reflection episode where the themes of the episode go into more depth about trauma. https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/monique34/subscribe “Dr. Alison Cook is a psychologist and the author of two books, including her new book, The Best of You (Thomas Nelson 2022) and Boundaries for Your Soul (Thomas Nelson 2018). For 20 years, Alison has helped women, ministry leaders, couples, and families learn how to heal painful emotions, develop confidence from the inside out, forge healthy relationships, and fully live out their God-given potential.” Connect Online: Website: dralisoncook.com Instagram: @dralisoncook Facebook: @dralisoncook Her Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-best-of-you/id1620059010
Monique shares a little bit more about why this season of The Healing Trauma Podcast is including Faith in the conversation.*This is a video episode on Spotify Faith Communities need to be safe places and trauma-informed. How essential it is to understand that trauma lives in the body and is not just in the mind and how it shows up in relationships and in daily living. How Healing happens Some ideas on upcoming episodes. Expert guests trauma and faith informed authors, therapists, psychologists, coaches, faith leaders and more. Support this podcast and get bonus content including extra episodes only available to subscribers. https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/monique34/subscribe
Welcome to the very first episode of the new season of The Healing Trauma Podcast - Faith Edition I am delighted and so very grateful to be able to share this conversation with therapist, podcast host, author and psychiatrist Dr. Curt Thompson. We talked about healing, safety and connection and the formation of embodied hope. And so much more. I absolutely loved it! This is a video episode. https://youtu.be/CHmkWbitCsE?si=GxaCJ8UO2GmxlUSN Hope you find it helpful 🕊️ SUPPORT this podcast and in return receive bonus content. https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/monique34/subscribe Find out more about Curt's work here: https://curtthompsonmd.com/https://www.instagram.com/curtthompso...https://twitter.com/curt_thompsonmdhttps://www.facebook.com/CurtThompsonMD/https://www.youtube.com/c/BeingKnownP.. Monique's website www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com
Come join my guest Amy Nordhues and I as we talk about the journey of rediscovering the truth about who we really are after surviving childhood trauma. Amy Nordhues is a survivor of both childhood sexual abuse and sexual abuse as an adult at the hands of a mental health professional. She is the author of her memoir Prayed Upon. ... Support this podcast and get exclusive content in return. https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/monique34/subscribe Amy's Website https://www.amynordhues.comAmy’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Prayed-Upon-Br...
Tamara McClintock Greenberg, Psy.D., M.S., a beloved returning guest joins me on the podcast today. She is the author of six books including The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook & Treating Complex Trauma. Tamara is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, CA, where she specializes in treating adults with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and those who are coping with medical illness, either as a patient or affected family member. She also has extensive experience with older adults and their children regarding coping with dementia or other medical illnesses. In addition, Tamara treats couples, as well as families with adult children. Her therapeutic approach is active and engaging and she uses a variety of evidence-based techniques that focus on reducing symptoms and feeling more connected to others. She has been practicing psychology in San Francisco since 1997. As a Volunteer Full Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, Tamara spent over 12 years seeing medical patients and their families in the UCSF hospitals and clinics and has spent the last 25 years supervising psychiatry residents, psychology interns and students in a number of different training centers. Watch here: Youtube https://youtu.be/5RH3D_RTZPA?si=62pjkLIxttCExYiO Tamara’s Latest Book: https://www.amazon.com/Complex-PTSD-C... Her Website:https://www.tamara-greenberg.com/
We are joined again with therapist Dr. Mark McNear to discuss what spiritual bypassing is and how important it is to understand the whole person. Dr. Mark McNear, a licensed clinical social worker, and author of the book Finding My words, A Ruthless Commitment To Healing Gently After Trauma. Mark shares his personal journey of healing from childhood trauma and finding his words. Dr. Mark McNear's website: https://markmcnear.com/ "Finding My Words" book: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-My-Wor... Meet with Monique https://www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com/ Thank you Mark for sponsoring the episode.
Trigger warning: Childhood sexual abuse. On today's episode I am joined with Dr. Mark McNear, a licensed clinical social worker, and author of the book Finding My words, A Ruthless Commitment To Healing Gently After Trauma. Mark shares his personal journey of healing from childhood trauma and finding his words. To learn more or to purchase Dr. Marks book, head to the link below: Get his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-My-Wor... Mark's website:https://markmcnear.com This episode was sponsored by Mark M.McNear LCSW. https://www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com
On today's episode I am joined with Michelle Mays. Michelle Mays is a Licensed Professional Counselor and expert in treating sexual betrayal and trauma. She's also the author of the book The Betrayal Bind: How to Heal When the Person You Love the Most Has Hurt You the Worst. She reveals the depth of the devastating dilemma that betrayed partners face when their significant other is unsafe to connect with, yet connection is the key to healing. Michelle looks at betrayal through the lens of attachment, as our attachment system is the very thing that connects us with anyone in our lives, and how betrayal causes a break in the attachment bond to the person we are closest with, shattering trust, and leaving a betrayed partner feeling unsafe and violated. This was a very informative and rich conversation. If you can't see the video here, watch and subscribe to my youtube channel https://youtu.be/YEq9BNBD9zs Michelle's Website & Resources www.michellemays.com https://michellemays.com/braving-hope-coaching-program/ Her Book can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Betrayal-Bind-Heal-Person-Worst/dp/1949481778/Thank you to PartnerHope LLC for sponsoring this episode Consult with Monique https://www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com/
*Trigger warning: Talk of Sexual abuse On today's episode I sat down with Amy Nordhues, author and survivor of both childhood sexual abuse and sexual abuse as an adult at the hands of a mental health professional. Her story is detailed in her book “Prayed Upon, Breaking Free From Therapist Abuse.” During our conversation Amy touches on some of the following: The inner workings of the abuse process of adult victims -How past childhood trauma can make an adult vulnerable to predators -Understanding how an otherwise functional adult can be duped provides much needed healing for the victim and aides loved ones in providing support -Recognizing and bringing “into the light” the defective beliefs that are causing victims to doubt their own realities and become ensnared by abusers and more. Thank you so much Amy for sharing your vulnerable and personal experiences with the world in hopes of helping others feel less alone and more empowered. Watch the episode on video on YouTube https://youtu.be/pp4WMClu7eM Thank you for your sponsorship as it helps to keep this podcast going. Link to purchase Amy's book https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09HR9TN3N Amy's website: www.amynordhues.com Monique’s website www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com
I am still in vacation mode and have taken a little break from recording and sharing, however I was inspired to record a short video after I shared a post over on IG which says "Feeling Safe is Essential To Healing." I realized a little video may be helpful to elaborate just a tiny bit. Should be back to recording sometime in August. https://youtu.be/PayC5jfGKvQ
Today I am sharing a video episode to watch or listen to. Dr. Lindsay Gibson joins us on the podcast to discuss “Emotionally Immature Parents”. Dr. Gibson has been a psychologist for over thirty years, working in both public and private practice. In the past, she has served as an adjunct assistant professor in Clinical Psychology, teaching doctoral students clinical theory and psychotherapeutic techniques. Dr. Gibson is the author of four books: Who You Were Meant to Be, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents and Self-Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: Honor Your Emotions, Nurture Your Self & Live With Confidence. Lindsay’s book “ Adult Children Of Emotionally Immature Parents” prompted me to reach out to her to ask her more. YouTube video https://youtu.be/FCN6u2Cb0Uw ***Note *** I will be taking some time away. I have some great guests conversations lined up for when we resume. Take good care everyone!
I had the absolute honor and pleasure of talking with author,counsellor, educator, activist and childhood sexual abuse survivor Rosie McMahan. I decided to share this one via video (available through spotify platform & youtube). Rosie is the author of Fortunate Daughter: A Memoir of Reconciliation. Rosie and her family were one of the first families to work with renowned Trauma expert and psychiatrist Dr. Judith Herman and therapist Emily Schatzow in the 1970's. Dr. Judith Herman understood the need for survivors to take back their power and speak their truth about the impact of the abuse. With their guidance and support Rosie participated in family confrontation and disclosure where she gave her "Victim Statement." Listen as we discuss her memoir and questions around disclosure, empowerment and healing. About the book: Fortunate Daughter: A Memoir of Reconciliation. Though the book begins as an all-too-common story of childhood sexual abuse, it gradually becomes a rare story of how one person heals from that early trauma. In this intimate first-person narrative, McMahan offers the reader a portrait of misery, abuse, and hurt, followed by the difficult and painful task of healing. It’s a journey that, in the end, reveals the complicated and nuanced venture of true reconciliation and the freedom that comes along with it. Fortunate Daughter: A Memoir of Reconciliation is a first prize winner in the 2021 Chanticleer International Journey Book Awards. First, a daughter, sister, wife, and mother, McMahan identifies as an irreverent and opinionated white cisgendered woman, who is also a survivor, a feminist, writer, educator, counselor, attending Quaker, community activist, and avid botanical enthusiast. Her poetry has been published in several journals. She works at MA Mentoring Partnership and owns and operates Optimistic Options, a private practice rooted in trauma informed care and restorative justice principles. Learn more about her book Purchase Here Rosie's website optimistic-options.com Rosie's Podcast: Heart2Heart Listen to conversation with Dr. Judith Herman and Emily Schatzow, the two clinicians that worked with Rosie and her family. Hear what they have to say on the topic of breaking secrecy.
On today's episode I welcome back psychologist and author Dr. Tamara McClintock Greenberg. The complexities of caregiving through illness, aging and the end of life issues is extremely challenging when there is a history of trauma/abuse/neglect by a parent in the family. This is a huge topic and one we will only cover very briefly. Dr. Greenberg offers ideas to help you think things through when it comes to determining your capacity & involvement. Dr. Greenberg's books: https://www.tamara-greenberg.com/media-books/ Her website:https://www.tamara-greenberg.com/ Monique's website: https://www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com/
In this episode I’m releasing an episode from 2021 with author, teacher, speaker and researcher Dr. Kristin Neff. In our conversation, Kristin explains what self- compassion is and how we can balance having both tender and fierce Self-Compassion on our journey of healing from Trauma. You can connect with Kristin www.selfcompassion. Thank you to our sponsor Dr Tamara Mc Clintock Greenberg. https://www.tamara-greenberg.com/ https://a.co/d/0OBIAkF
On today’s episode podcast I am releasing one of the past most listened to episode. Podcast host Monique Koven is talking to trauma expert Kathy Steele about Trauma-Related Dissociation. Kathy Steel is a psychotherapist, consultant, trainer and author. She has co authored numerous books including Coping With Trauma- related Dissociation: Skills For Training Patients and Therapists & Treating Trauma - Related Dissociation. https://www.Kathy-steele.com www.isst-d.org Thank you to sponsor Tyndale House Publishers. Strong Like Water https://aundikolber.com/strong-like-water/?utm_source=healingtrauma&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=stronglikewater&utm_id=stronglikewater Meet with Monique www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com
Emma Stevens is back with us to talk about her second memoir “ A Fire Is Coming.” She is a U.S. domestic adoptee from birth and has survived layers of trauma that have put her on multiple journeys. Her traumas were born from first being relinquished, and then becoming an adoptee to abusive parents. Her developmental trauma increased her vulnerability to fall prey to an exploitative therapist. She has great courage to share and hopes to inform & educate others. You can get her book here. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BT76LPGF?ref_=cm_sw_r_apin_dp_P4BKM5GPGVN57PJ9QY77 https://linktr.ee/EmmaStevensWriter
On today's episode I had the joy of welcoming back trauma therapist and author Aundi Kolber. Our conversation focused around her brand new book, Strong like Water: Finding the Freedom, Safety, and Compassion to Move through Hard Things--and Experience True Flourishing . Connect with Aundi Kolber at www.aundikolber.com or on Instagram or TwitterFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/aundikolberwrites Strong Like WaterBUY ON AMAZON Thank you Tyndale House Publishers for sponsoring this episode. To meet with Monique :https://www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com
Today I’m joined with clinical psychologist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Dr. Susana Kugeares. We talked about somatic experiencing and how trauma patterns develop in the body and why when you are working with trauma and the body it’s important to go slowly with awareness as opposed to wanting to rush through the healing work. You can find Dr. Kugeares on Psychology Today and LinkedIn. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/susana-kugeares-austin-tx/862681 https://www.linkedin.com/in/susana-kugeares-phd-sep-676a1b9/ Today’s episode is sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers. Dr. Daniel G. Amen newest book Change Your Brain Everyday is available for preorder www.tyndale.com/p/change-your-brain-every-day/9781496454577 To find out more about Monique's work www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com/
Today's guest is Dr. Tamara McClintock Greenberg. She is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California. She is also an author and her latest book is The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook: An Evidence-Based Approach to Manage Fear and Anger, Build Confidence, and Reclaim Your Identity. During the episode, Tamara talks about the importance of having present day coping skills to manage some of the common symptoms of complex PTSD such as anger and fear and how they can show up in present day relationships. She shares why she views Trauma as an "Identity Theft" and talks about the difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD. Tamara's writing has focused on care taking, health psychology, psychodynamic psychology, women’s issues and trauma, with the aim of helping people navigate complex physical and/or psychological issues. Tamara is the author of six books and numerous contributed chapters. She is a champion of combining multiple approaches to treating the nuances and intricacies of psychological problems and has advocated for integration of psychotherapy methods, as dogmatic adherence to just 1-2 approaches can limit the help we can provide to clients. Tamara's books: The Complex PTSD Coping Skills Workbook: An Evidence-Based Approach to Manage Fear and Anger, Build Confidence, and Reclaim Your Identity Treating Complex Trauma: Combined Theories and Methods. When Someone You Love Has Chronic Illness To find out more about her work tamara-greenberg.com Meet with Monique through a 1:1 Consult http://www.thehealingtraumapodcast.com/