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Dr. Jamie Marich – Trauma & the 12 Steps; Addiction Recovery; & Utilizing Complimentary Healing Tools



Oh so thankful for the opportunity to engage in an informative and empowering conversation with Dr. Jamie Marich, founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short-film maker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Dr. Jamie’s personal story of addiction recovery
  • her upcoming book release: Trauma and the 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide to Enhancing Recovery
  • building bridges, not walls
  • incorporating outside help and diverse spiritual practices
  • her philosophies on mindfulness
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500, RMT

Dr. Jamie Marich describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others. She began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music while freelancing with other projects. Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Marich is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice to expressive arts therapy. She is also the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga, and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians. Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). Marich co-authored EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger, which was released with Springer Publishing in 2017. Her newest title, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery, released in April 2019.  North Atlantic Books is publishing a second and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps, due for release in the Summer of 2020. Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017.  In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma. NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) granted Jamie the 2019 Advocacy in EMDR Award for her using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance awareness about EMDR therapy and to reduce stigma around mental health.”

Learn more about Jamie and her mission at:

https://www.drjamiemarich.com/

and

https://www.traumamadesimple.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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Debra Landwehr Engle – The Only Little Prayer You Need: A Pandemic Conversation



I feel incredibly blessed for the opportunity to engage in a goose-bump filled conversation with Debra Landwehr Engle and send a huge THANK YOU to podcast guest, Diane Petrella, for the introduction. Please join us as we discuss:

  • the journey of writing and publishing her #1 best-selling book The Only Little Prayer You Need: the Shortest Route to a Life of Joy, Abundance, and Peace of Mind
  • the unexpected gift of the Dalai Lama writing a foreword for her book
  • the power of prayer and energy exchange
  • utilizing “I am” statements
  • our potential to find joy and growth within this pandemic
  • and more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

LargeOnlyLittlePrayerBlueBorderDebra Engle is the bestselling author of The Only Little Prayer You Need: The Shortest Route to a Life of Joy, Abundance and Peace of Mind (Hampton Roads Publishing), featuring a foreword by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and an endorsement by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

She also wrote Grace from the Garden: Changing the World One Garden at a Time (Rodale Publishing), which provides excellent examples of community and team-building principles in action and received a glowing review in Oprah magazine.

Her most recent release, Let Your Spirit Guides Speak, was published in the U.S. by Hampton Roads and in Germany by Random House. It won a silver award from Nautilus, which recognizes books that build a better world.

Deb’s next book, Be the Light That You Are: 10 Principles for Bringing Peace to a Chaotic World, will be released in spring of 2019. It’s all about taking your spiritual practice out into the world and putting it to work for you every day, with practical ideas of what to say and do when life throws you challenges.

Deb’s writing was included in The Art of Living: A Practical Guide to Being Alive, along with essays by Deepak Chopra, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sir Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama, among others.

She is the co-author of Hunger in the Heartland and served as the producer and writer for the accompanying 30-minute documentary, which was broadcast on the Iowa PBS affiliate.

For many years, Deb worked as a freelance writer and editor for such national publications as Better Homes and Gardens and Country Home. She also served as project manager for custom publications, working with a number of Fortune 500 companies.

In 2005, she founded her company, GoldenTree Communications, which offers writing and personal growth retreats, as well as mentoring for authors in writing and publishing.

Deb holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Baltimore.

Her years of experience in publishing and communications, along with personal development, serve as a solid basis for her books, classes, presentations and workshops.

Deb lives near Des Moines, Iowa. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter @DebraEngle2.”

 

Learn more about Deb and her mission at:

https://debraengle.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows/


Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, D.A.A.E.T.S. – How to Help Suicide Loss Survivors & the Traumatic Impact of Suicide



It was a pleasure to have Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, D.A.A. E.T. S. join me on The Healing Place Podcast to address the impact of suicide and the hope found within post-traumatic growth. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Barbara’s personal story of suicide loss
  • how to help suicide loss survivors
  • Thanatology
  • suicide survivor grief
  • the impact of traumatic loss
  • her book “But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping Families After a Suicide”
  • post-traumatic growth
  • and more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Today, we welcome BARBARA RUBEL, who is joining us to discuss HOW TO HELP SUICIDE LOSS SURVIVORS. Have you personally been touched by suicide? Do you know someone who had a loved one die because they took their own life? Or are you a professional who wants to provide support to a suicide loss survivor? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you.  Barbara Rubel is a suicide loss survivor and leading thanatologist. Thanatology is the scientific study of death. As a thanatologist, Barbara Rubel specializes in suicide loss survivor grief and educating professionals about traumatic loss. The third updated and revised edition of her book, But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping families after a suicide, just launched on Amazon.”
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NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT: Third edition of But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping FAMILIES After a Suicide (3rd ed.) is now available

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Learn more about Barbara and her mission at:

Peace to you all!

Teri

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Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows/


Dr. Jodie Skillicorn – Healing Depression Without Medication, Brain Plasticity, & Holistic Alternatives



Teri welcomes Dr. Jodie Skillicorn for a deep dive conversation into the impact of trauma on depression, alternatives outside of medication for healing the resulting impact of traumatic events on mind/body/spirit, and more. Please join us as we discuss:

  • why medication and talk therapy have been used as a tool for helping with depression
  • why that often does not work
  • alternative healing strategies: EMDR, EFT (tapping), breathwork, mindfulness, and more
  • brain plasticity and the science behind it
  • holistic approaches to mental health
  • and more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Jodie Skillicorn is an osteopathic physician board certified in Psychiatry and a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She integrates conventional medical training with evidence-based holistic methods that include breathwork, meditation, yoga, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mind-Body Medicine, energy medicine, nutrition, exercise, nature, and auricular acupuncture at her private practice. She is the author of Healing Depression without Medications: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Balancing Mind, Body, and Soul. She lives in Akron, Ohio, with her husband, two kids, two cats, and dog.”

Links:
Book: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/healing-depression-without-medication-9781623173548

Website: https://www.jodieskillicorn.com/

Facebook: Mindful Psychiatry https://www.facebook.com/Mindful-Psychiatry-191011387578118/ and Dr. Jodie Skillicorn https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Jodie-Skillicorn-104075344487698

Instagram: Jodie Skillicorn

Learn more about Jodie and her mission at:

Peace to you all!

Teri

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Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows/


Tian Dayton, MA, PhD, T.E.P. – Adult Children of Alcoholics, Psychodrama, Soulful Journey of Recovery



I am grateful to have had the opportunity to sit with Psychologist, Author, Psychodramatist, Blogger, and Senior Fellow at The Meadows, Tian Dayton, MA, PhD, T.E.P., as we discussed:

  • Her most recent of 15 books – The Soulful Journey of Recovery: A Guide to Healing from a Traumatic Past for ACA’s, codependents, or those with Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Her adult coloring book series (including positive affirmations)
  • The role of a psychodramatist in helping others on their healing journey
  • Being a senior fellow at The Meadows
  • and more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Dr. Tian Dayton is a senior fellow at The Meadows and author of fifteen books including
, The Soulful Journey of Recovery, The ACoA Trauma Syndrome:, Emotional Sobriety and Forgiving and Moving On. She is a Thrive Global and previous Huffington Post blogger. Dr, Dayton was on the faculty at NYU for eight years teaching psychodrama. Dr. Dayton is a fellow of the American Society of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy ASGPP, winner of the Lifetime Achievement award, their scholar’s award, the President’s award and editor in chief of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy and sits on the professional standards committee. She is also the winner of The Mona Mansell Award and The Ackermann Black Award. Dr. Dayton has been a guest expert on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Montel, Rikki Lake, John Walsh, Geraldo. For further information log onto tiandayton.com”

Learn more about Dr. Tian Dayton and her mission at:

Peace to you all!

Teri

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Lynn Fraser – Radical Recovery Summit, Free Meditation Practice, & Trauma-Healing Strategies



I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to sit with Lynn Fraser of Stillpoint and moderator of the Radical Recovery Summit. Please join us as we discuss:

  • trauma-healing strategies
  • her LIVE daily meditation practice – join in for free every morning
  • Stillpoint courses and classes – such as Women’s Healing Trauma
  • her own story of triumph over PTSD
  • the Radical Recovery Summit
  • and more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

Lynn Fraser brings the depth of twenty two years experience teaching meditation. She specializes in holding a safe, trusted space for healing trauma in her private online sessions. Lynn lives near family, ocean and forest in Nova Scotia Canada.

She is a senior teacher in the Himalayan Yoga Meditation tradition; and an experienced Facilitator of Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries.

‘Fast forward 25 years from when I first learned meditation in the early nineties. I see and love myself. I am authentic and connect deeply. My body is relaxed and a known space. Trauma is largely healed and resolved. I am mostly free of reactivity and I have skills to work with thoughts and sensation. I know from experience I can be with whatever is arising in this space and time. I feel, at 66, that I am now an emotionally mature adult.’

‘Lynn has experienced a profound recognition of present moment awareness and embodies it naturally.  That’s the kind of teacher anyone would want, for if one’s teacher does not have the direct experience of what is being taught, true transformation just cannot happen.’ Scott Kiloby

Learn more about Lynn and her mission at:

lynnfraserstillpoint.com

Lynn invites everyone to the free online daily relaxation practice at 8AM Eastern. Click this Zoom link http://zoom.us/j/645904638

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/741bdf08d718/hope-for-healing-newsletter-may-2019

Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows/


Shelly Pinomaki – Crisis Intervention & Response, Trauma Recovery, & Self-Care



Please join me for an insightful conversation, filled with laughter, depth, and wisdom, as Shelly Pinomaki shares her information about her roles as a trauma intervention specialist and trauma response team leader, a trainer and speaker, survivor of trauma, and chaplain specializing in trauma-response in the San Diego area. Please listen in as we discuss:

  • her role as a speaker, trainer, chaplain, and leader in the trauma-response arena
  • her personal journey as a trauma survivor
  • crisis intervention
  • self-care
  • the ripple effect of trauma
  • and more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Inspiring others to find hope in crisis. Crisis and trauma were part of Shelly Pinomaki’s life from the beginning. Her gift for teaching and speaking shines through her own inspiring story of finding hope in tragedy. As a survivor of trauma, Shelly knows firsthand how critical crisis training is, and she’s using her voice to make a difference. Now, Shelly has helped train organizations and spoken at events inspiring others to find hope in crisis. With over 500 hours of training, numerous certifications, and experience training thousands, she can help empower and inspire any audience.

Speaking Topics:
• Preparing for Crisis
• Caring for Ourselves &
others in Crisis
• Trauma Intervention Training
• Team Crisis Response Training”

Learn more about Shelly and her mission at:

https://seekinghope.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/741bdf08d718/hope-for-healing-newsletter-may-2019

Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows/


Lara Kain – Creating and Supporting Resilient and Trauma-Informed Schools and Communities



I could have talked for another few hours with Lara Kain about her roles as an educator, consultant and national speaker, helping support schools in creating trauma-informed environments. As a trauma survivor and member of the ACEs Connection staff, Lara is making a huge impact in the lives of children by guiding the education system along the road of resiliency. Join us as we discuss:

  • her role as an educator, speaker, advocate of trauma-informed approaches
  • her personal journey as an at-risk youth and trauma survivor
  • defining resilience
  • self-care importance
  • her role as an adoptive mother
  • and more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“As the Southern California community facilitator for ACEs Connection and independent consultant, Lara brings her deep understanding of the importance of schools as community drivers for change. Lara is an experienced educator and consultant who speaks nationally on implementing trauma-informed practices in schools and building holistic, trauma-responsive systems. Lara brings over two decades of experience at the local, state and national level, including developing programs for integrating trauma-informed practices into community schools in Los Angeles. She worked for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as the state homeless coordinator, and practiced her first love,  teaching ‘at-risk’ youth. Lara has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MPA from The Evergreen State College. As an example of her understanding of the micro and the macro, Lara’s experience ranges from supporting individual teachers to designing a trauma-informed schools pilot implemented in 20 schools across the country. Lara has worked both as a teacher and administrator putting the science of building resilience into practice. For Lara, who is a trauma survivor and was herself an ‘at-risk’ youth, this work is deeply personal. She understands what schools can and should look like to benefit ALL children. As the mother of two adopted sons, she understands the effects of developmental trauma and what it takes to overcome it. Born in the Midwest, she lived for over a decade in the Pacific Northwest, and is now a transplant to Southern California, where she lives with her husband and two boys. The beach is her happy place.”

Learn more about Lara and her mission at:

https://www.larakain.org/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/741bdf08d718/hope-for-healing-newsletter-may-2019

Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows/


Diane Petrella, MSW – Food Addiction & Sexual Abuse; Ho’oponopono Hawaiian Healing; & Meditation



Super excited to celebrate the 100th episode of The Healing Place Podcast with Diane Petrella, a licensed therapist who works with sexual abuse survivors who struggle with emotional eating, weight, and body image concerns. Thank you, Diane, for joining me to discuss:

  • her role as a licensed therapist helping clients with sexual abuse history
  • food addiction as a result of childhood trauma
  • adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and hypervigilance
  • self-protective mechanisms
  • Ho’oponopono Hawaiian healing technique
  • meditation
  • and more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Diane Petrella, MSW is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach specializing in mind-body-spirit approaches to self-growth, healing, and weight loss. Early in her career she co-founded the first child sexual abuse treatment program in Rhode Island and for many years routinely testified in court as an expert witness in the area of child and adult sexual assault and post-traumatic stress. She has 30 years experience working with sexual abuse survivors to help them overcome trauma and reclaim a loving and respectful connection with their bodies.”

Learn more about Diane and her mission at:

dianepetrella.com

On that page there’s a sign-up on the upper right to download Diane’s free eBook, Shed Your Pounds of Protection, but here’s another link just for that sign-up:

Use discount/promo code for Diane’s two audio programs: Heal

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/741bdf08d718/hope-for-healing-newsletter-may-2019

Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows/


Sobriety Celebration



Tonight’s podcast episode was the result of an impromptu Facebook Live interview with my mom, better know as GJ for Grandma Joann, in celebration of her reaching the 6 month milestone of sobriety. The beast of her alcoholism has been something we have all battled in our family . . . from our co-addictive relationships as husband and children to my mom’s struggles with vodka, pills, and depression.

Part of my healing journey has been working through the traumatic events experienced as a result of this family affliction. The horrors of an attempted stabbing (she tried to kill my dad with a butcher knife), attempted drownings (of four-year-old me with my one-year-old sister beside me in the bathtub), incarceration (due to stabbing incident), suicidal ideation, countless bouts with detox resulting in hospitalization, as well as the humiliation dumped upon us children in her moments of rage and resentment, left me seeking a mother I thought I’d never have.

When sober, oh what an angel on earth she is. Truly. The kindest, sweetest, funniest lady around. She was brilliant at her job and known for her hilarious jokes. Wherever we go, someone is stopping us to hug on my mom.

However, when vodka hit her system and she was behind the closed doors of our little apartment on the outskirts of Cincinnati, a monster appeared.

In July, 2019, after receiving a call from my younger sister, as I stood atop a mountain in Estes Park, Colorado, I finally decided I’d had enough. I could no longer be the one to swoop in and clean up the mess. I was going to have to walk away. Turn my back on my then 83-year-old mother and let her flail alone. She would have to be the one to save herself.

Truly one of the most difficult decisions I had ever made. But, it had to be done.

And she did it! She started seeing two counselors. She stopped drinking. And she finally started mending her broken pieces and talking about her own ACEs (adverse childhood experiences). I didn’t speak to her for three months. Neither did my sister. Nor any of her seven grandchildren. We all left her alone to face and slay her own demons.

I am beyond proud of her for conquering her biggest fear. And learning to live life beyond the bottle.

We laugh. We talk. We sing. We go on shopping dates. Today I had her try sushi for the first time in her life at my favorite Asian bistro. She loved it!

All those precious gifts I craved as a little girl. I have been gifted with them at fifty-three.

I love you, Mom.

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