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Paolina Milana – Madness to Magic; & the Role of Caretaker for Struggling Family Members



Another thoroughly delightful conversation, this time with award-winning author, coach, podcaster, speaker, and blogger, Paolina Milana.  Please join us as we discuss:

  • Paolina’s insights on mental health struggles
  • her philosophies on the “S words”
  • her role as caretaker for family members with mental health issues
  • what she means by madness to magic
  • and so much more!

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

Bio:

Dynamic and talented, Paolina Milana brings us a unique story of resilience and growth. Her book, COMMITTED: A Memoir of Madness in the Family, (She Writes Press – May 2021) is a memoir that shows us what it’s like to grow up with a paranoid schizophrenia mother only to find out that your little sister shares a similar diagnosis of mental illness. A first generation Sicilian American, Paolina Milana had to play caretaker, secret keeper, and maintain a “normal” life while voices in her head worried her about her own sanity. In this beautifully written page-turner, Milana inspires us with her triumphs and resiliency and offers solace to anyone burdened with the role of caretaker to any family member with health issues.

 

** Visit Paolina’s website: https://madnesstomagic.com/

Teri

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Debbie Anderson – Vibrational Energy as a Healing Tool – Tap into Higher Frequencies



I love that this conversation started with Debbie Anderson, writer, healer, and medium, pulling a card with a heart on it (many of you know how I find hearts every day without fail) and another one about laughter . . . and that we did! I even had to edit out part of it because, Sammie, my labradoodle, was having some “gas” issues. Haha! Please join us as we discuss:

  • Debbie’s insights on vibrational energy
  • her philosophies on collective and individual enlightenment
  • her role as a clairvoyant medium and energy healer
  • what she means by creating self-harmony
  • and so much more!

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

Bio:

“I SEE DEAD PEOPLE.  Yes, that is how Debbie A. Anderson introduces herself.  From a young age she had the ability to connect & see spirit.  For over 35 years she has united people with loved ones who have crossed over to say “Hi”, get closure or maybe find that missing will.  She raises the vibration & shares the positive using the oracle & affirmation decks she has published, teaching others how to shift their energy to tap into the “self” in a focused & balanced way. Sign up for her newsletter & receive I AM Mantra meditation FREE.”

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** Visit Debbie’s website: www.Vibrational-Energy.com

Teri

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Mary Knight – Healing from Childhood Trauma; & the Journey to Determine if Your Memories Are True



Mary Knight, retired social worker and full-time writer and film-maker, joins me for a powerful conversation on childhood trauma. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Mary’s insights on recovered memories of childhood trauma
  • her philosophies on determining if your memories are true
  • her documentary Am I Crazy? My journey to determine if my memories are true
  • her list of 23 dream strategies
  • and so much more!

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

Child pornography survivor Mary Knight, MSW, tells about the path she took to the great life she now has in her personal documentary “Am I Crazy? My journey to determine if my memories are true.” In addition to the trailer for this film, her website includes an essay about the link between KKK and pedophilia, an amazingly uplifting short film about breaking the cycle of marital domestic violence, and a 23 item “How I Healed” list. www.MaryKnightProductions.com

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Bio:

Mary Knight, MSW

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • 23 years social work experience
  • Full time filmmaker since 2010
  • Survivor of child pornography
  • Ritualistic abuse survivor
  • Sex trafficked/pimped by her own parents
  • Lifetime child advocate
  • Keynote speaker
  • ​Received speaker rating of 4.9 (out of 5) at Tri-Cities Council Against Trafficking Conference, Pasco, Washington, June 2019
  • Showed domestic violence film to representatives of 12 Middle Eastern and Northern African nations at Oregon World Affairs Council (May 2014 & March 2017)
  • Conducted full day workshop in Leipzig, Germany (February 2019)
  • Writer/Director of two feature-length films and numerous shorts
  • Documentary, “Mothers & Molestation: A film about child abuse” to be released in 2021
  • Memoir “Becoming Mrs. Brown” to be published in 2021 

** Visit Mary’s website: http://www.maryknightproductions.com/index.html

** If you need financial assistance in viewing the film, reach out to Mary at maryknighthappy@yahoo.com for a promo code

Teri

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Hilary Crowley – The Power of Energy Medicine; & the Role of a Natural Health Intuitive



This beautiful conversation had my heart smiling throughout as I learned much from Hilary Crowley, author and Natural Health Intuitive. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Hilary’s insights on the energy that supports resilience
  • her philosophies on utilizing energy for healing
  • her book The Power of Energy Medicine: Your Natural Prescription for Resilient Health
  • her role as a natural health intuitive, podcaster, author, healer
  • and so much more!

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

Bio:

“Hilary Crowley is the author of The Power of Energy Medicine: Your Natural Prescription for Resilient Health (Skyhorse/ Simon&Schuster 2021.) She discovered her interest in the healing arts as the grandchild of three doctors. In her early career, she worked at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and Exeter Hospital. Since 1995, she has studied with leaders in energy medicine and medical intuition.

In 2008, Hilary opened her office as a Natural Health Intuitive at the integrative & general family medical center, Whole Life Health Care in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. With clients referred by surgeons, nurses, physicians, psychotherapists, acupuncturists, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other holistic medical practitioners, Hilary uses energy medicine techniques to identify root issues of disease and stress.

Hilary’s hands-on work involves balancing and interpreting the subtle energy field of the human body to bring wellness and authentic health to her clients.

She teaches on topics of energy medicine and health throughout the United States.

Hilary is a graduate of Syracuse University and lives with her husband and two sons in New Hampshire.”

** Visit Hilary’s website: https://www.naturalhealthintuition.com/

Teri

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Shelley Buck & Kathy Curtis – Love & Loss: Cathartic Writing, Living Your Light, and Talking Through Grief as Healing Tools



A deeply beautiful and insightful conversation on love and loss with mother, storyteller and artist, Shelley Buck, and her lifelong friend, healing artist and writer, Kathy Curtis. Please join us as we discuss:

  • their insights on friendship and the gift of writing a healing book together
  • their philosophies on grief, loss, healing strategies, and “living your light”
  • their book Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit
  • Shelley’s son, Ryder Buck, and his wisdom and light shared through his journal entries and music
  • and so much more!

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

Bio:

Shelley Buck

“Shelley Buck was born into a creative family in the Midwest and moved to California after college to follow her dream of working for Disney. It was there she met and fell in love with her husband, Chris, who worked in animation. After they married and had their first child, Ryder, she stayed home to be a full-time mom to him and the two brothers who followed.

She is a storyteller and artist, which she expresses through her original jewelry at ShelRae Designs. When Ryder was diagnosed with cancer and the
journey went to unimaginable places, she poured her heart into writing their story. Her lessons in parenting through these tribulations, combined with the power of Ryder’s larger-than-life spirit, offer profound messages for living in the light.”

Kathy Curtis

“Kathy Curtis moved into Shelley’s neighborhood when they were both 12 years old and an instant, lifelong friendship took root. She has worked as a healing artist and writer since 1991. Her programs support the transformation of grief, illness, and
emotional barriers through creative expression. She is the author of Invisible Ink, a memoir about her own journey through grief. The unique writing process that brought her so much healing has since become a successful program, online and at various venues in the Midwest.

Kathy’s intimate connection to the Buck family, combined with her writing and healing background, made her the perfect person to partner with Shelley on the creation of this book.”

Ryder Buck

“Ryder Buck lived a short but charmed life on the west coast, where he practiced yoga, fell in and out of love, and formed an indie band, Ryder Buck & the Breakers,
that made waves all across the LA area. After a 9-month battle with cancer, Ryder
emerged disease-free and fearlessly followed his dreams of changing people’s lives
through his music. When tragedy met him on a dark highway, the light he had so
fiercely protected throughout his life became limitless. His words and songs continue to carry that light forward. Ryder received the Flame of Hope Award (posthumously) from a local cancer facility where he and his band played for cancer survivors.”

** Visit the book website: https://www.leaveyourlightonbook.com/

** Download Ryder’s inspirational music: ‎Leave Your Light On by Ryder Buck on Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/album/leave-your-light-on/1045120973?i=1045120980

Peace,

Teri

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Melanie Gibson – Hiding in Plain Sight with Mental Illness



Join me for an insightful conversation with author and blogger, Melanie Gibson, as we discuss:

  • Melanie’s insights on martial arts as a healing strategy
  • her philosophies on mental health stigmas
  • her book Kicking and Screaming: A Memoir of Madness and Martial Arts
  • her Little Black Belt blog
  • and so much more!

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

Bio:

Melanie Gibson began taekwondo training at age ten. At age twelve she stopped taekwondo to pursue other interests, and resumed training in her early thirties.

Although Melanie had academic and career achievements throughout her life, she struggled with mental illness and low self-esteem. After making some progress through psychiatric treatment and counseling, she knew she needed to do something more substantial to make lasting changes. Returning to taekwondo had always been in the back of her mind, and the timing was right. 

Taekwondo proved to be not only an opportunity to re-learn a beloved skill from her childhood, but also a means to build her self-esteem and confidence, and heal from old wounds. It brought a needed excitement and purpose to her life, which she shares in her blog Little Black Belt (http://littleblackbelt.com). While continuing to work at her full-time job, Melanie dedicated herself to taekwondo training and earned her first degree black belt in 2015. In 2017, she earned her second degree black belt. Although a pandemic and knee injury sidelined her training in 2020, Melanie plans to return to taekwondo and test for her third degree black belt. 

She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Texas Woman’s University, a Master of Library Science from the University of North Texas, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Melanie has worked in the healthcare industry since 2004, with roles as a hospital librarian, corporate trainer, and learning designer.

** Visit Melanie’s website: https://littleblackbelt.com/

Peace,

Teri

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Justin Caffrey – a Parent’s Grief; the Vagus Nerve, and Training with the Yamabushi



I am so very grateful for the opportunity to learn from Justin Caffrey’s deep wisdom. Justin is a recognized thought leader in mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Justin’s insights on the Vagus nerve
  • his philosophies on grief and the impact of the trauma of losing a child
  • who are the Yamabushi of Japan and how did he train with them
  • his transition into studying Buddhist meditation practices
  • and so much more!

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

Bio:

“A proven multi-business entrepreneur in differing sectors and countries, who built and sold regulated companies with seven figure exits.

A Certified Investment Fund / Hedge Fund Director and Private Equity Professional. He also holds a Masters in Mindfulness-Based Interventions from the prestigious University College Dublin.

All Ireland All Star Thought Leader in Personal Development in 2019 & 2020.

After losing his son 10 years ago he turned to Eastern Psychology | Philosophy | Neuroscience. Justin has become a recognised expert on the Vagus Nerve, the autonomic nervous system, and how Eastern traditions have recognised the importance of these key physiological repossess for thousands of years.

His research is a rich combination of Western neuroscience, Eastern philosophy, mindfulness and his own hard earned life experiences.

Justin swims in cold water all year round, fasts daily for 19-hours, eats a plant based diet and meditates each morning at 5am. He is one of only a handful of Westerners to have completed the gruelling Master Training with the Yamabushi in the remote mountains of Shonai, in Japan.

When you leave the extremes of private equity and hedge-funds for Buddhism, you can expect some exciting outcomes.

Having built routine and structure within his own lifestyle, Justin provides advice and guidance on sleep, intermittent fasting, cold water, the Vagus nerve, meditation practice and mind/body connection.

Justin’s YouTube Channel on the Vagus Nerve, PTSD and recovery, has been watched by over 175,000 people globally. His channel receives 3,000 views a day.  He is a regular contributor to media, TV and podcasts.”

** Visit Justin’s website: https://www.justincaffrey.com/

Peace,

Teri

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Krista Nerestant – The Hidden Gifts of Trauma; Self-ish Lifestyle; & Hypnosis



I enjoyed this beautiful conversation as I learned much from Krista Nerestant, founder of Self-ish Lifestyle, wellness expert, author, medium, life coach, and hypnotist. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Krista’s insights on the hidden gifts of trauma
  • her philosophies on healing modalities
  • what she means by “self-ish lifestyle”
  • her role as a hypnotist
  • and so much more!

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

Bio:

Krista Nerestant is a practicing life coach, educated and certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and The Satir Method of Transformational Systemic Therapy to heal family dynamics and trauma, and an advocate for women and children. She hosts a podcast, Self-Care Tuesdays, that is dedicated to encouraging, empowering and elevating the journey of self-care. She’s teaching women it’s OK to be “Self-ish”!  

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that involves analyzing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of behavior learned through experience to specific outcomes. 

Proponents of NLP assume all human action is positive. Therefore, if a plan fails or the unexpected happens, the experience is neither good nor bad—it simply presents more useful information.

Satir’s Transformational Systemic Therapy Model (STST) is unique in encompassing both the intrapsychic and interactive components of therapy. Much therapy of the past has been focused only on clients’ behaviour, cognition or affect. The Satir Model is focused on the whole human being, tapping into their internal resources and universal yearnings to facilitate transformational change within their personal, family, and social systems. The Satir Model process facilitates development of increased levels of competence and congruence in the therapist.

STST processes are supported by therapeutic and neurobiological research. Evidence-based research supports experiential, systemic, positively directional and change focused therapeutic processes to bring about neurological changes in clients. STST emphasizes that therapists create and provide the conditions for attachment, hope, positive possibilities and safety in order to facilitate change.

** Visit Krista’s website: https://www.self-ishlifestyle.com/

Peace,

Teri

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Brett Weiss – Creating a World in Which Every Child Has Access to a Better Education



Such a beautiful and inspiration conversation with Brett Weiss, founder and director of the Weiss Scholarship Foundation – providing education to children in Kenya. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Brett’s insights on creating access to better education
  • his philosophies on poverty and its impact on children’s education globally
  • what he means by “Just give them a hug . . . and the rest will be easy”
  • the mission of the Weiss Scholarship Foundation
  • and so much more!

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

Bio:

Brett Weiss spent twenty-three years in the software business, four years running a social services organization and eighteen years as a high school social studies teacher.  In 2009 he made a volunteer trip to Kenya and spent most of three weeks in the tiny village of Dago.  Little did he know then that these kind and hard- working people would become a major part of his life.  In 2012 he created the Weiss Scholarship Foundation.  In 2017 Brett “retired” so he could devote full time to this work.

Brett created the Weiss Scholarship Foundation to give HOPE in a village where there was little hope.  Six trips later 79 children from this village have been awarded scholarships.  Our program sends children to high school and then to either university or vocational school.  So far, we have 13 students at vocational schools and 9 attending university.  This is a village where few have ever gone to high school.  A key rule of our foundation is all money is divided equally between boys and girls. We do much more than just pay school fees.  We have staff on the ground that make sure our students are fully supported so they can be successful. 

Brett wrote a book about this work called, “Just Give Them A Hug…And The Rest Is Easy”.  He looks forward to sharing this great story with you.  We believe that we can create a world where every child gets a great education.

This foundation has grown a lot since Brett last spoke to the club and looks forward to sharing the story with you.  We have built a great business model and are now looking to scale the model so we can help many more children.

Brett and his wife Christine are the parents of two and grandparents of two.

** Visit Brett’s website: https://weissscholarshipfoundation.org/

To donate:  People can go to the website (www.weissscholarshipfoundation.org) and click on GIVE to donate.  You can also donate via Venmo: @weisssf  Cash App: $weisssf  or mail a check to the address 415 W. Jackson Avenue | Naperville, IL 60540.
To purchase a copy of Brett’s book, “Just Give Them A Hug…And The Rest Will Be Easy” (all royalties go to the foundation): https://www.amazon.com/s?k=just+give+them+a+hug&ref=nb_sb_noss
Peace,

Teri

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Dr. Tina Peers – Long Covid/Long Haul, Histamine Intolerance, & Mast Cell Activation Syndrome



I feel honored to have had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Tina Peers, founder of The Menopause Consultancy, specializing in women’s health, and currently treating Long Covid, Histamine Intolerance, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with her patients. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Dr. Tina’s insights on inflammation, cytokine storms, histamine, and mast cells
  • her philosophies on Long Covid
  • what she means by immune system on red-alert and over-reacting
  • the TLC conference and interviews
  • and so much more!

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

Bio:

“Since qualifying in Medicine at Guys’ Hospital London in 1983, Dr. Tina Peers has developed her skills and knowledge in women’s health, first working as a GP in Surrey, then becoming a Consultant in Contraception and Reproductive Health in 1996, and leading these services in Surrey until 2018.

In 2019 Dr. Peers established The Menopause Consultancy, a specialist Menopause & Women’s Health clinic and a centre of excellence to provide evidence-based care for women.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Dr. Peers has begun treating those suffering from Long Covid, using her expertise in Histamine Intolerance and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome to inform treatment plans. She hopes to be able to help many of those suffering from this debilitating illness, as well as raising awareness and informing healthcare professionals about this potentially groundbreaking development.”

** Visit Dr. Tina’s website: https://www.drtinapeers.com/ and https://www.menopauseconsultancy.co.uk/

Find out more about the TLC Conference at: TLC Conference: How to Treat Long Covid

Peace,

Teri

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