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Trauma & The Struggle to Open Up

Bear Psychology podcast

Release Date: 02/01/2019

Addictions: What we can do show art Addictions: What we can do

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What is Addiction? Did you know that in the United States alone, 40 million people ages 12 and older abuse or are addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs? The percentage among the Canadian population is similar. Addiction is a disease that’s usually chronic in nature. It affects how the brain and body function, and it’s characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use even in the face of harmful consequences. Addiction causes changes in the brain, which can be long-lasting and lead to harmful behaviours. Drug addiction is also characterised as a...

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Healing Relationship Wounds show art Healing Relationship Wounds

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Core Relational Blueprints Are Affected by Traumatic Events Have you noticed that traumatic events, like a physical injury, emotional threat, the loss of a loved one, or a life crisis, can often awaken or enhance your sense of fear, anger, isolation, or helplessness? Dr. Diane Poole Heller, an expert in the field of Adult Attachment Theory and Models, trauma resolution, and integrative healing techniques explained that you develop an attachment style in your earliest years which follows you through life, replaying in your intimate relationships, from your lovers to your children to your work...

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Dr. Anna Baranowsky completed an interview with Ande Anderson from Avaiya.com, a company that focuses on personal and spiritual growth. The gifts of your traumatic past interview is part of a program called Healing from Childhood Trauma.

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Suicide: Prevention & Help show art Suicide: Prevention & Help

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Every day around the world, one suicide attempt is reported every 40 seconds. Sadly, there is a contagious aspect to suicide, especially in the wake of high-profile deaths. For example, the back-to-back deaths of world-renowned celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain was not only shocking, but also had a trigger affect on others who experience suicidal thoughts. In fact, when a public tragedy takes place—especially a high-profile suicide—the risk for deaths by accidents, suicides, and murders significantly increases in the public along with a rise in depression,...

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Understanding Self-Compassion show art Understanding Self-Compassion

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This episode discusses a key facet of recovery: self-compassion. Joining Dr. Baranowksy is guest speaker Frank Pasquil who offers practical self-help videos to aid in healing with trauma. For more information on his work or to access these free resources, go to his website: http://www.emotionaltuning.com/ Dr. Anna and Frank have collaborated before with an entertaining video about shaking to release stress, which you can find on our youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYAVAA10jjs The best method for building your self-compassion is practice! Whether it is meditation, yoga,...

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Relationships and Attachment - What does it mean? show art Relationships and Attachment - What does it mean?

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Have you ever felt yourself leaning away from relationships when things are hard? This tendency to pull away from partners, spouses, and friends leads to severe isolation which is a gateway to depression, anxiety and stress. This episode discusses how important it is to lean in towards relationships in life as they are a buffer against mental health issues. It is important to choose better, more meaningful interactions with people and to engage in socialization even when it is a by-product of another activity such as learning to lift weights or attending a yoga class. There is kindness in the...

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Sleep: Are you getting enough  show art Sleep: Are you getting enough

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What Does Sleep Mean for Your Emotional, Physical, and Overall Well-Being? Forming the right habits around sleep is known as sleep hygiene, and although there is no single “best” routine for sleep hygiene, there are some general principles to follow: Go to sleep and wake up at consistent times, even on weekends. Always follow the same bedtime routine. Limit the number of naps you take in a day. Reduce your screen time. Find ways to relax your mind once you are in bed. If you feel that your sleep deprivation is bordering on insomnia, we recommend...

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The Psychology of Shame show art The Psychology of Shame

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In this episode Dr. Baranowsky discusses shame, why it is formed and what we can do to overcome it. Shame is a universal experience, where we believe that we are defective or incapable in some way. However, shame can provide the opportunity for growth and evolution in your life. To overcome shame, it's essential to be honest with yourself about who you are and to acknowledge your past. Just because your past may have shaped who you are today doesn't mean it needs to control your future. Trauma Practice provides programming to trauma survivors and their families through group courses. If...

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Workplace Bullying! with expert Dr. Hannah Scott show art Workplace Bullying! with expert Dr. Hannah Scott

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Have you ever felt coerced or threatened at your workplace? Isolated or even mobbed by coworkers? You could be experiencing workplace bullying, and you are not alone. We hear from people everyday from all walks of life who are struggling with the impact of being bullied. Oftentimes you’ll feel ashamed and apply self-blame for negative outcomes, but you must remember that you are not in the wrong for being bullied. If it is happening, make sure you assess your options or seek help before you begin to feel demoralized.  The guest speaker in this episode  Dr. Hannah Scott, (University...

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Holiday Stress in Review! with Dr. John King show art Holiday Stress in Review! with Dr. John King

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Holiday stress can whip us up into a tense frenzy, forcing us to confront demons and leaving us feeling drained and exhausted. Have you experienced this? Did you argue with friends/family or find yourself isolated, over-pleasing and underwhelmed? The key to managing holiday stress is to focus on our relationship with ourselves and listen to that internal dialogue. We have a responsibility to grow and evolve into the people we want to be, and the pressure of the family environment over the holidays is just one of many things we need to adapt to. Dr Anna speaks with Dr. John King author of...

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In this episode Dr. Anna Baranowsky spoke with Psychologist, Dr. Robert T. Muller, a well-known clinical psychologist, author and professor. Together Dr. Baranowsky and Dr. Muller will discuss the therapist-client relationship and the tools available to therapists when helping their clients to feel safe and unpack their story.

For Dr. Muller's recently published book, you can find it on Amazon: "Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up". 
For Dr. Muller's podcasts and interviews you can visit his Youtube Channel.
For Dr. Muller's blog on Psychology Today please click the following link: 'Talking About Trauma'.

For further reading on the importance for clients to make connections and build their social support, you can see Sebastian Junger's book on Amazon entitled "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging".

To find more information on the impact of childhood emotional abuse and historical trauma, you can visit Dr. Jonice Webb's website. 

This radio show was aired on Realityradio101.com on Thursday, November 29th, 2018.