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155: Trauma + The Struggle To Open In Therapy

Therapy Chat

Release Date: 10/19/2018

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

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

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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 to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, we’re delighted to welcome Dr. Robert T. Muller, author of the new book, "Trauma & the Struggle to Open Up".

Dr. Robert T. Muller trained at Harvard University, was on faculty at the University of Massachusetts, and is currently at York University in Toronto. Dr. Muller was recently honored as a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) for his work on trauma treatment.

And his psychotherapy bestseller, Trauma and the Avoidant Client, in its third printing, has been translated and won the 2011 ISSTD award for the year's best written work on trauma. As lead investigator on several multi-site programs to treat interpersonal trauma, Dr. Muller has lectured internationally and has been the keynote speaker at mental health conferences in New Zealand and Canada.

He founded an online magazine, The Trauma & Mental Health Report, that is now visited by over 100,000 readers a year. With over 20 years in the field, Dr. Muller has a therapy practice in Toronto.

Resources

https://www.amazon.com/Robert-T.-Muller/e/B0033AFO5A 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trauma-Struggle-Open-Up-Avoidance-ebook/dp/B0784V8WJB

http://www.yorku.ca/rmuller/ 

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