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Dr. Kelli Palfy – Male Sexual Abuse; Me(n) Too; Pedophile Profiles; & Caregiver Response



Grateful to have Dr. Kelli Palfy, Registered Psychologist, join me to discuss:

  • male sexual abuse
  • her book ME^N TOO: UNSPOKEN TRUTHS ABOUT MALE SEXUAL ABUSE
  • pedophile profiles and habits
  • caregiver response to disclosure
  • 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, Amazon Music, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Dr. Kelli Palfy began her professional career working in adult and youth corrections. Here she noticed a disproportionate number of males in the system. After becoming an RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer, she took an interest in investigating sex crimes and went on to specialize in sex crimes committed against children internationally. Here, as she combed through video evidence, she witnessed first-hand the grooming tactics commonly used by sophisticated pedophiles.

After retiring from the RCMP, Dr. Palfy obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Alberta. She conducted her doctoral research on the reasons why males don’t commonly disclose sexual abuse. She is now a trained trauma therapist and public speaker on the topic of male abuse. Dr. Palfy currently runs a small private practice where she works with male survivors of sexual abuse, first responders and couples using Emotion-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Approach, plus Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Outside of her professional life she enjoys hiking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, hanging out with friends and pets.”

Learn more about Kelli and her mission at http://kellipalfy.ca/

Book Description:

Male sexual abuse occurs more commonly among infants, youth and adults than was previously suspected. Despite knowing this, disproportionately few males seek support. Many remain silent, protect their families, and cope through isolating or numbing, themselves, misusing substances and engaging in sexual promiscuity or hypermasculinity.

ME^N TOO: UNSPOKEN TRUTHS ABOUT MALE SEXUAL ABUSE is for male survivors, their supporters and helping professionals. It is an educational, honest, yet heart-wrenching look at the stories of 13 male sexual abuse victims – it is written from their perspective, with the wisdom of retired police officer and psychologist, Dr. Kelli Palfy.

Through their narrative accounts, Dr. Palfy offers:

· Male victims – Healing through recognition of both their positions as victims and the impact of their abuse.

· Parents and teachers – Strategies to identify common yet sophisticated predatory grooming tactics, plus ideas on how to better protect children from abusers.

· First responders and helping professionals – information to better recognize the signs of traumatized people, examples of male abuse explaining when it began, how it was maintained and why the victims remained silent for so long.

For the sake of our boys and men, discussions about male sexual abuse need to increase. Male victims need to feel safe asking for support. ME^N TOO highlights the many unique barriers boys and men face as they contemplate their road to recovery.

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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


Faith Dulin, MA, LMFT – Harmony Psychotherapy; & boundaries and balance



Thankful to have had the opportunity to sit down with Faith Dulin, MA, LMFT, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as she joins me to discuss:

  • her role as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Harmony Psychotherapy
  • boundaries and balance
  • unlearning internalized messages
  • empowerment practices
  • 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, Amazon Music, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

Faith Dulin is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice at Harmony Psychotherapy in Charlotte North Carolina. She loves empowering others to be happy and healthy in their lives and relationships with boundaries and balance. Outside the office, she’s started riding motorcycles this year and has never met a wine she didn’t like.”

Learn more about Faith and her mission at http://harmonypsychotherapy.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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


Samantha Wettje – the 16 Strong Project; & Youth Empowerment and Resilience Building Initiatives



A shout out of gratitude to Samantha Wettje, co-founder of the 16 Strong Project and an adolescent mental well-being advocate, as she joins me to discuss her passion in regards to:

  • the 16 Strong Project: the mission, the programs, and the meaning of the name
  • her personal story of resilience and triumph
  • Every Voice Heard initiative
  • youth empowerment and resilience-building programs
  • 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, Amazon Music, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Samantha is the co-founder of the 16 Strong Project and an adolescent mental well-being advocate. She created the 16 Strong Project in 2017 in response to what she experienced as a young person, living with a mentally ill and addicted parent, struggling to find answers and understand what was happening in her life. It wasn’t until she finished college, and shared her story with many of her friends, that she realized that she was not the only one, and that what happened to her mattered. So many times people do not realize they are not alone or that what they are experiencing has a name. Determined to ensure that the next generation of youth is equipped to handle their adversity, and not suffer in silence, Samantha created a program to empower resilience to adverse childhood experiences, because she believes what happens to all of us matters.

Samantha has an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a B.S.in Financial Economics from Binghamton University. In addition to her work with the 16 Strong Project, Samantha is actively involved with the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s EASEL Lab for social-emotional learning, Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project and Journey into Education and Teaching (JET), a non-profit aiming to increase teacher diversity in Massachusetts.

Samantha is an avid traveler, exercise enthusiast, sports junkie, loves diners, music, reading, ice cream, her cat Boots, and most of all, the New York Mets.”

Learn more about Samantha and her mission at https://www.16strongproject.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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


Lisa Copeland – Women’s Empowerment, Dating Over 50, & Community Oriented vs. Hero Oriented



Much thanks to Lisa Copeland, best-selling author and leading internationally recognized Love, Coach, and Dating Expert for women over 50, for sharing her purpose, passion, and insights with me on this episode. Please join us as we discuss:

  • women’s empowerment
  • her free e-book 5 Little Known Secrets for Finding a Quality Man
  • what is community-oriented vs. hero-oriented
  • her program, “Finding A Quality Man Over 50”
  • 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:

Lisa Copeland is a leading internationally recognized Love, Coach, and Dating Expert for women over 50. Through her program, “Finding A Quality Man Over 50” Lisa inspires and teaches women how to feel confident, empowered, and able to enjoy dating. She has strategies for putting yourself “out there” in a way that is true to yourself and successful at the same time.”

The 5 Little Known  Secrets for Finding a Quality Man After 50 Ebook: https://www.findaqualityman.com/5secrets

Website: www.findaqualityman.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisacopelanddatingcoach

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/copelandlisa/

Learn more about Lisa and her mission at https://www.findaqualityman.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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


Special Edition: Teri’s Resource Library Access & More Books for Your Healing Journey



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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.

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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


Becky Haas – Positive Childhood Experiences; Building a Trauma-Informed Community; & Reducing Recidivism



Ever so grateful to have had the pleasure of chatting with Becky Haas, author, speaker, and trainer, as she shares her wisdom on adverse childhood experiences and the impact of trauma on a community level. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Becky’s pivotal role in developing and implementing trauma-informed strategies
  • defining PCEs (positive childhood experiences)
  • building trauma-informed communities
  • the critical need for reducing recidivism
  • 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:

“Known for her contagious enthusiasm, Becky Haas is a seasoned presenter on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work in developing a trauma informed region throughout Northeast Tennessee. Her seasoned presentation experience includes trips to Delaware presenting to state leadership at the invitation of their First Lady, as well as training Juvenile Justice systems in Virginia and Tennessee. She has developed training content for a diverse group of professional sectors including Trauma Informed Policing training which is certified in two states for officer in-service credit and she has delivered it to the Oklahoma City Police Department, as well as precincts within Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Currently she is working with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police to implement a plan to make this training available to all members of law enforcement in Tennessee. Becky is a highly sought-out trainer for educators often working directly with school Superintendents to impact entire school districts in beginning their journey to create trauma sensitive schools.

She is experienced in working with city governments in several states providing leadership the tools to advance cities in becoming trauma informed. Since 2016, she has authored numerous articles in the global online publication ACEs Connection. In 2019 Becky co-authored the Building a Trauma Informed Community toolkit for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Service which is also featured in the global online publication, ACEs Connection Growing Resilient Communities 2.1. Her work has also been published in John’s Hopkins, Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action; and the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Becky served as the Trauma Informed Administrator for a regional healthcare system providing training development and delivery to healthcare staff in multiple hospitals as well as was instrumental in raising awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a social determinant to poor health and addiction within rural Appalachia. Prior to working in healthcare, she was the Director of a grant-funded crime prevention program for the Johnson City Police Department which is credited for reducing drug related and violent crime in a historic crime neighborhood by 40% and creating a first probation program of its kind in Tennessee which now serves as a state model for reducing recidivism. She also assisted in strengthening relationships between police and community including culturally diverse populations which resulted in launching the first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. unity march in 2015. Under her leadership these crime prevention efforts were awarded the Outstanding Crime Prevention Program of the Year for the southern region by the National Criminal Justice Association in 2014 and are listed by the U.S. Department of Justice as a success story.

Becky earned a Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience from Florida State University and has completed courses in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBIR) and Trauma Informed Classrooms from Texas Christian University. She has been certified as a trauma informed care trainer by the SAMHSA Gains Center and the Tennessee Building Strong Brains Program. She has been an active member of the Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) since 2017 and is a member of the strategy team for the National Trauma Campaign. She has been an ordained minister since 1996 and completed ministerial training at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1979. Becky has been the recipient of numerous personal awards including a regional Women’s Tribute Award as a Transformational Woman in 2019. She was awarded the Anita Steiner Award from Goodwill Industries for implementing job skill training into the reentry community and was inducted into the Social Work Honor Society at King University for her above and beyond contributions which embody the heart and mission of the Social Work profession. Becky is married to Jonathan and their greatest joys in life are their two sons and their growing families.”

Learn more about Becky and her mission at https://beckyhaas.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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


Stacy Brookman – Emotional Abuse Self-Care & Healing Strategies



Grateful for the opportunity to engage in a self-care strategy discussion with previous podcast guest and the Emotional Abuse Summit host, Stacy Brookman. Please join us was we dive into:

  • her journey through an emotionally abusive relationship
  • tools for overcoming the impact of emotional abuse
  • strategies for creating safety
  • the healing power of writing
  • 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:

“Stacy Brookman is a Resilience and Life Storytelling Expert. She produces the Real Life Resilience podcast and the Emotional Abuse Recovery and Resilience Summit. She helps smart, outwardly confident women who secretly have low self-esteem issues due to an emotionally abusive partner take back control and begin to develop the resilience they need to be themselves again. She does that by helping them write their tough life stories. Women leverage her to unleash their stories so they can command their personal power and emerge resilient and joyful. She helps them gain clarity from their life lessons, lean on their hard-won wisdom and have power to feel confident in themselves again. She believes that life is a story…and it’s never too late to start telling yours.”

Learn more about Stacy and her mission at: https://www.stacybrookman.com/ and http://emotionalabusesummit.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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


Petia Kolibova – Women’s Transformation & Pairing Feminine Flow with Strategic Planning



I thoroughly enjoyed this soul-quenching conversation with Petia Kolibova, a beautiful ray of light, as she joined me to discuss:

  • the impact of Louise Hay’s positive affirmation work on her life
  • her role as a women’s transformation coach
  • the definition of feminine flow
  • utilizing strategic planning in line with feminine flow
  • 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:

“Petia Kolibova is a women’s transformation
coach who helps women who have been
pushed down and been playing it small due to
toxic relationships or unhealed childhood
trauma to create a life that is true to them and
their soul purpose. Her mission is to help
women who are on the path to healing from
past wounds move through their limiting
beliefs and internal blocks so they can finally
do what they want to do, what feels good to
them, serve other women in a powerful way online.

Petia pairs feminine flow with strategic
planning to give entrepreneurs immense clarity
+ exact steps to transition from side-hustler to
CEO.If she is not interviewing on her podcast
Unapologetically Abundant, working out, or
reading, you will find her in nature
disconnecting from the world, connecting to herself.”

Learn more about Petia and her mission at: https://petiakolibova.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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


Jenna Riemersma – Internal Family Systems (IFS), Spirituality, & the Role of Protector Parts



I am feeling so very blessed to have had the opportunity to engage in an enlightening, informative, and powerful conversation with Jenna Riemersma, LPC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, EMDR, IFS, NCC – founder and clinical director of the Atlanta Center for Relational Healing and teaching faculty for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Jenna’s recent #1 selling book release: Altogether You: Experiencing Personal and Spiritual Transformation with Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • the role of protector parts after trauma/adverse childhood experiences
  • the God-image within us (or core self)
  • protector parts: what are exiles and firefighters?
  • moving against vs. moving toward
  • 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:

“Jenna Riemersma is the founder and clinical director of the Atlanta Center for Relational
Healing, and teaching faculty for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction
Professionals (IITAP).

Jenna holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Masters
Degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She is a licensed
professional counselor and a certified sex addiction therapist supervisor.”

Learn more about Jenna and her mission at: https://jennariemersma.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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


Casey Gwinn – The Science of Hope & The Alliance for Hope International



I learned much about hope, trauma, and recovery during this informative and inspirational conversation with Casey Gwinn, President and Co-Founder of The Alliance for Hope International. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Casey’s own story of triumph
  • his books, including Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life
  • the science of hope
  • the missions of The Alliance for Hope International
  • the Camp Hope program
  • 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:

Casey Gwinn, Esq.

President, Alliance for HOPE International

Former San Diego City Attorney (1996-2004)

Casey@allianceforhope.com

www.allianceforhope.com

www.camphopeamerica.com

(619) 980-8883

“Casey Gwinn, Esq. serves as the President of Alliance for HOPE International.

Casey has been recognized by The American Lawyer magazine as one of the top 45 public lawyers in America. He is an honors graduate of Stanford University and UCLA School of Law. Casey served for eight years as the elected City Attorney of San Diego from 1996 to 2004. His transformative work as a prosecutor changed the face of domestic violence prosecution in the United States. He is the visionary behind the Family Justice Center movement, the founder of Camp HOPE America, the first camping and mentoring program of its kind in the country, for children impacted by domestic violence. He co-founded the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention and trains professionals across the country and around the world in the handling of near-fatal strangulation assaults. He is one of the leading thinkers in the country on the power of hope in the lives of adult and child trauma survivors as well as helping professionals. The Alliance measures hope, resiliency, and wellbeing in all its programs with survivors, both adults and children, and even with its own staff members.

His work has been profiled nationally on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS The Early Show, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, New Yorker Magazine and a host of other news outlets. Most recently, Casey received the Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.

Casey has authored or co-authored ten books since 2006. Casey’s newest book, written with Dr. Chan Hellman from the Hope Research Center at the University of Oklahoma, is entitled “Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life.” It is a roadmap to a life-well lived and points the way toward the power of hope in the lives of all those who have experienced trauma, hardship or adversity.

Casey and his wife, Beth, have three grown children. He is a proud grandfather of five grandchildren.”

 

Learn more about Casey and his mission at: https://www.allianceforhope.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

Hope for Healing Newsletter: https://us18.campaign-archive.com/?u=8265f971343b0f411b871aba1&id=1352bd63df

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