Episode 42: Elizabeth Sullivan – Empower Survivors

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I’m your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on iTunes, Blubrry or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/
What a wonderful connection of souls and like-minded philosophies I experienced during this interview with Elizabeth Sullivan, founder and CEO of Empower Survivors. Please join us as we discuss surviving sexual abuse, Giving Voice, empowering survivors, and so much more. As shared on the Empower Survivors website: “Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of EmpowerSurvivors, child abuse survivor, facilitator, speaker, activist, survivor coach and mother of three who has made it her life mission to support survivors on their healing journey’s, educate communities on child abuse, and aid in the prevention of child abuse and adverse childhood experiences.”
Their mission is “To support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse , educate communities, reduce the rape and molestation of children, and break the silence that allows childhood sexual abuse to go on for generations.”
You can contact Elizabeth and the Empower Survivors non-profit agency using the following links:

3rd Annual Giving Voice – EmpowerSurvivors 2018:  http://www.empowersurvivors.net/giving-voice–empowersurvivors-2018-event.html

Phone: 651-300-9180
Peace to you all!

Episode 41: Emily Read Daniels – Here This Now

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I’m your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on iTunes, Blubrry or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/
I loved this interview with Emily Read Daniels, founder of HereThisNow! Please join us as we discuss trauma-informed trainings, workshops, speaking, blogging, and so much more.
Emily shared the following information:
Thank you, again, for the interview this morning! It was an honor and a pleasure and I do hope we have reason to connect again.
Please find the links you mentioned:
Upcoming October 21-24th Retreat:  The Trauma Informed School 2.0 with Lara Kain
Peace to you all!

Episode 40: Teri Barila – Community Resilience Initiative

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast!

I was excited to connect with Teri Barila, Executive Director of the Community Resilience Initiative and Resilience Trumps Aces organization. On this episode of the podcast, Teri shares her insights with us in regards to the importance of building resilience in children as well as those who have ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) history. We touch on brain development, community impact, and so much more.

The CRI vision and mission are listed on their website as:


All young people thrive and parents raise their children with consistency and nurturance to develop lasting resilience in the community as a whole.


Mobilizing the community through dialogue to radically reduce the number of adverse childhood experiences while building resilience and a more effective service delivery system.

Find out more information about this inspirational organization and all they are doing to help shine the light of hope at:




Teri Barila, Executive Director, Community Resilience Initiative

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Episode 39: Chaplain Chris Haughee & Intermountain

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! Thank you for joining me as I engage in a deep and powerful conversation with Chris Haughee about trauma-informed ministry practices and his experience as a chaplain to the children of Intermountain, a residential facility for severely emotionally disturbed children in Helena, Montana.

Chris Haughee, D.Min.

More information on the interview can be found on my blog at www.unicornshadows.com.

Thank you for listening on iTunes, Blubrry and my website: www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/


Teri Wellbrock

Trauma-Warrior, Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Blogger, Therapy Dog Handler



Episode 38: Elizabeth Perry & Interpersonal Insights

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast!

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down with Elizabeth Perry, founder of Interpersonal Insights, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Elizabeth shared her insights on trauma, the healing power of nature, her journey to uncover the lies in her life and find her truth, and how she is helping others to do the same.

Tune in on iTunes, Blubrry, or on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/

More information can be found on her social media links:








Episode 37: Milestones & Foster Care

Welcome to the Healing Place Podcast! It made my heart happy to sit down with my friend Krissie Myers to discuss her program directors roles with Milestones, Inc. – an equestrian achievement program – and Kentucky Intensive Family Services foster care agency. You can find out more about Milestone’s wonderful programs and volunteer opportunities on their Facebook page or on their website. Information on Kentucky Intensive Family Services can be found on their website: “As a small, non-profit agency, KIFS takes pride in the ability to provide intense, therapeutic, in-home services to foster families and the children placed in their homes. We are very proud of our high success rate of helping children reach permanency, reducing the lingering effects of trauma due to abuse, neglect, and family crisis situations, and enhancing the over-all health, well-being, and life experience of our most vulnerable population.”


Thanks for joining us! If you are enjoying these podcast, please be sure to leave a comment on iTunes or provide feedback on Blubrry or my website.

And, as always, a reminder to be gentle with yourself.




Episode 36: Stacy Brookman – Resilience and Life Storytelling Expert

Thanks for listening in to The Healing Place Podcast!

On this episode, I welcome guest Stacy Brookman, host of the Real Life Resilience Podcast, as we discuss her role as a resilience and life storytelling expert, finding clarity, her upcoming Emotional Abuse Recovery and Resilience Summit, and more! Follow the links below to learn more about Stacy, life storytelling, to register for free for the 12-day summit starting September 1st, and the FREE guide listing the 35 most impactful books for emotional abuse.

Stacy Brookman

Life Story Laboratory

FREE Guide – 35 Most Impactful Books for Emotional Abuse




Episode 35: Cissy White – Heal Write Now

Welcome Healing Place listeners!

I thoroughly enjoyed this on-air conversation with writer/activist, Cissy White, as we discussed trauma, healing, her brilliant insights and a shared connection in our philosophies on trauma-informed care.

Cis is the Northeast Region Community Facilitator for ACEs Connection and the Manager of the Parenting with ACEs Community. I’m the founder of Heal Write Now and a trauma-mama-writer-survivor who believes it’s possible to live, love and parent well after ACEs, possible but not easy. I believe taking ACEs and trauma conversations out of clinical settings can reduce shame, inspire hope and lets us learn from each other. My motto is: It’s not trauma-informed if it’s not informed by trauma survivors.

You can find out more about Cissy and her mission at the following websites:


www.acesconnection.com & Parenting with ACEs: https://www.acesconnection.com/g/Parenting-with-ACEs









Best Medical Appt. https://acestoohigh.com/2016/0…od-experiences-aces/

Talking ACEs: https://www.acesconnection.com/blog/talking-aces

How Can Anyone Love Me with All My Issues: https://www.elephantjournal.co…-with-all-my-issues/

Why Survivors Need Each Other: http://www.rolereboot.org/life…4-07-survivors-need/

Becoming the Woman I Needed: https://twloha.com/blog/maybe-…-the-woman-i-needed/

Thank you for being a part of this podcast journey and a Healing Place follower.

Peace and blessings,


Episode 34: Jen Vertanen

Hi all!

I was super excited to sit down with Jen Vertanen: self-described “emotional sidekick, #worldclasspodcaster, fan of uncomfortable conversations, broken + whole” on The Healing Place Podcast. Jen and I connected through ACES Connection and it was an instant soul-sista “I get you” vibe. You totally need to check out her website. I promise it will be worth the visit! Jen Vertanen website: “The frank, no-fucks given approach to dealing with your pain.” Brilliant!

We discuss her journey, transitions, mission, podcasts, and a glimpse into her trauma story, as well as what she’s doing to help other women heal. I love the idea of finding that hand to hold that works for YOU. Jen just might be the girl you need. If so, please reach out to her for a conversation.

I am excited to be joining her on an upcoming episode of her podcast, “Going There”. I’ll keep you posted when that happens.

Peace to you and remember to be gentle with yourself,


Listen in at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/ or on iTunes and Blubrry

Episode 33: CAREGIVERS Film

Welcome everyone!

I am excited to introduce Vic Compher and Rodney Whittenberg, co-producers of the award-winning film “Portraits of Professional Caregivers: Their Passion, Their Pain.” We engage in a deep and informative conversation about their mission, journey, roles in the development of this powerful project, and more.

I had the honor of viewing the film before speaking with them on air and found myself moved to tears. I connected with this film and the featured caregivers not only as a trauma-survivor, but as someone who has worked in the mental health field and school settings as a caregiver. So much appreciation and positive support sent to all of those who have answered the calling of caregiver.

A huge thank you to Vic and Rodney for sharing their film and insights with us all!



Listen in to this episode and past podcasts at www.teriwellbrock.com