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281: Dr. Shefali Interview on her new book: A Radical Awakening

Therapy Chat

Release Date: 06/09/2021

297: Somatic Trauma Psychotherapy + Yoga with Dr Arielle Schwartz show art 297: Somatic Trauma Psychotherapy + Yoga with Dr Arielle Schwartz

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Arielle Schwartz, who is an author, teacher and therapist who specializes in complex trauma and dissociation. Arielle shared her perspective and how she uses somatic methods, including yoga therapy, to help her clients heal following traumatic experiences.  She and Laura shared a hopeful message of encouragement about healing from trauma. Arielle Schwartz, PhD, is a psychologist, internationally sought-out teacher, yoga instructor, and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma. She is the...

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296: Vulnerability + Emotional Neglect with Allyson Dinneen, MFT show art 296: Vulnerability + Emotional Neglect with Allyson Dinneen, MFT

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C shares an update on what she's been doing over the month of August, including the launch of Trauma Therapist Network (), a vacation and getting Covid. Laura also interviewed Allyson Dinneen, MFT, the therapist who authored the book "Notes From Your Therapist" and the owner of the popular Instagram account by the same name. Allyson talks about her work with adult survivors of Childhood Emotional Neglect. She and Laura discuss authenticity, vulnerability, self compassion and connection with self and within relationships....

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295: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy In Cultural Context - With Dr Pat Ogden show art 295: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy In Cultural Context - With Dr Pat Ogden

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews returning guest Dr. Pat Ogden. You may recall back in 2018 Dr. Ogden was on Therapy Chat for the first time, talking about Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, the method she founded (link below). This time, Dr. Ogden discusses her newest book, The Pocket Guide to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Context. She talks about the book and the importance of bringing an anti-racist, anti-oppressive perspective to the field of psychology in general, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in particular.    Pat Ogden, PhD, (she/her), is...

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294: Bottom-Up + Top-Down Psychotherapy Methods For Trauma with Robyn Brickel show art 294: Bottom-Up + Top-Down Psychotherapy Methods For Trauma with Robyn Brickel

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews returning guest Robyn Brickel, LMFT about Top-Down and Bottom-Up psychotherapy methods for trauma. In this conversation, Laura and Robyn described what the terms "Top Down" and "Bottom-Up" mean in reference to trauma therapy; how each type of trauma therapy can help trauma survivors; and what types of therapies fit into each category. is the founder and clinical director of Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. She and her team bring a strengths-based, trauma-informed, systems approach to the...

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293: Becoming Safely Embodied After Trauma with Deirdre Fay show art 293: Becoming Safely Embodied After Trauma with Deirdre Fay

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews trauma and attachment expert Deirdre Fay, MSW, who is the author of "Becoming Safely Embodied: A Guide to Organize Your Mind, Body and Heart to Feel Secure in the World." She discussed her earlier book, "Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery: Simple, Safe and Effective Practices for Therapy" on the podcast in 2018 (link below). Deirdre has also contributed to the book "Attachment Disturbances In Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair with Dr. Daniel Brown and Dr. David...

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292: The Importance Of Conflict For Healthy Relationships with Risa Ganel show art 292: The Importance Of Conflict For Healthy Relationships with Risa Ganel

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C expresses gratitude to Melvin Varghese, PhD, who recently interviewed her on his podcast, Selling the Couch. That interview goes live in September, 2021. Be prepared to hear Laura getting all choked up while sharing about the process of creating the new website Trauma Therapist Network. Laura also thanked Katie Vernoy, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, LMFT for interviewing her on their podcast, The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide. Laura talked about how her frustration with the lack of awareness about trauma and trauma therapy, despite...

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291: EMDR with Adolescent Trauma Survivors with Curt Widhalm show art 291: EMDR with Adolescent Trauma Survivors with Curt Widhalm

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C celebrates the show's 6th birthday - August 15, 2015 is Therapy Chat's date of birth, plus 4,101,000 downloads and 291 episodes! Laura thanks the newest members of the family, Debbie Duquette, LICSW, in Madison, AL; Gwendolyn Blake, LPC in Clinton, NJ; Catherine Fries, LCSW in Philadelphia, PA - all three of whom offer virtual therapy; and Robyn Brickel, LMFT, who is based in Virginia but also licensed in Washington DC and Connecticut, offering virtual therapy in all states where she is licensed. Laura mentions Robyn is a...

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290: Using EMDR + Brainspotting With Trauma Survivors - with Kristen D. Boice show art 290: Using EMDR + Brainspotting With Trauma Survivors - with Kristen D. Boice

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C announces that her new project, Trauma Therapist Network is now live and shares details and gratitude. Next, listen in on a fascinating interview with Kristen D. Boice, LMFT, an EMDR and Brainspotting therapist who is the owner of a trauma-focused group practice called in Noblesville, Indiana. In response to listener requests, Laura invited Kristen to Therapy Chat to discuss EMDR - what it is and how it helps; and Brainspotting - what it is and how it helps -- and how they are similar and different. This was a...

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289: Trauma + Perinatal Mental Health with Dr. Kat Kaeni show art 289: Trauma + Perinatal Mental Health with Dr. Kat Kaeni

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan LCSW-C interviews returning guest Dr. Kat Kaeni, who is a perinatal mental health therapist and the host of the awesome Mom & Mind podcast. She's also the author of the new book, The Pregnancy Workbook: Managing anxiety and worry with CBT and mindfulness techniques. In this episode you'll hear: What trauma can feel like when it shows up during pregnancy (even if you don't identify with having a trauma history) How birth can be traumatic even when you've made a birth plan How a history of sexual trauma can be activated during the...

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288: Trauma, Recovery, Spirituality + Transpersonal Coaching with Rosie Kuhn show art 288: Trauma, Recovery, Spirituality + Transpersonal Coaching with Rosie Kuhn

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat Podcast! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews guest Dr. Rosie Kuhn, an author, podcaster and coach offering training in transpersonal coaching. Laura and Rosie discussed trauma, recovery and spirituality within the context of transpersonal coaching. Learn more about Dr. Rosie Kuhn:  Dr. Rosie Kuhn is the principal of The Paradigm Shifts Coaching Group, a boutique coaching firm that focuses on personal and spiritual development in oneself, in relationships and in the workplace. She is the author of 13 books including, ‘Self-Empowerment...

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this Bonus Episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews internationally known author and teacher Dr. Shefali, whose most recent book, A Radical Awakening, was recently released. In this brief bonus episode you will hear Laura and Dr. Shefali discussing the inner power that is within all of us and how it makes a difference for us individually and culturally to awaken and break the chains of culture that tell us to stay small.

DR. SHEFALI received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. Dr. Shefali has written four books, including the award-winning, New York Times bestsellers The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family. She's been featured prominently on Oprah Winfrey's platforms, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Hoda & Jenna, among many others. Dr. Shefali lives in New York City. Find her book  at: www.aradicalawakening.com

Dr. Shefali's website: https://www.drshefali.com/

To be in the know about Laura's new podcast, Trauma Chat, which is launching in June 2021,  go to www.traumachatpod.com and sign up for the email list! You'll receive a free gift for signing up!

New website coming soon: www.traumatherapistnetwork.com - a community for finding information, resources and help for trauma. Sign up for the email list to be notified when the website goes live and receive a free gift!

Other Links:

Therapists: if you are interested in learning more about using psychedelics to help clients process trauma, go here to attend a webinar with Psychedelic Somatic Institute and learn about their training (affiliate link). I'll be attending their training DC in July (can't wait)!!!! If you have no idea what I'm talking about go here to listen to my last 3 interviews on using psychedelics in trauma therapy. (affiliate link)

Therapists: thinking of adding coaching to your toolkit but not sure where to start? Check out Katie Read's course which guides you through literally everything you need to know and be sure to tell them you heard about it from Laura Reagan on Therapy Chat! (affiliate link) - I'm currently participating in the course and it is so comprehensive! I've learned a ton - she makes it easy! (affiliate link)

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio