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


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


Special Edition: #PandemicSelfCare with Kathleen Hanagan



Please join me as I welcome Kathleen Hanagan back to the show for a special pandemic self-care discussion!

You can find an information-packed collection of #PandemicSelfCare interviews on the podcast Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheHealingPlacePodcast/

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.

Learn more about Kathleen and her mission at:

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/


Suzie Gruber – NARM & Somatic Experiencing



Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on iTunes, Blubrry or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful conversation with Suzie Gruber regarding the utilization of NARM (Neuroaffective Relational Model) and Somatic Experiencing, both non-intrusive approaches to healing traumatic events and ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), her personal history with these approaches on both personal and professional levels, along with some joyous laughter throughout.

Bio: Suzie Gruber, M.A., SEP., holds advanced degrees in chemistry & psychology. She spent 15 years in biotechnology before returning to her first love: inspiring people to transform their lives.  A Somatic Experiencing and a Neuroaffective Relational Model (NARM) Practitioner in private practice in Ashland, OR Suzie also leads seminars that teach people about complex trauma and the imprints it leaves behind. Additionally, Suzie is the Research Director for the NARM Training Institute and assists NARM practitioner trainings.

From Suzie’s website:

“My deepest passion lies in helping you improve your life today. You have an innate drive towards connection, aliveness, and success, a primal urge that gives you the strength and courage to change, regardless of what you face along the way. I’m here to help you do that.

I came to this place in a kind of circuitous way. After earning undergraduate and graduate degree in Chemistry (Harvey Mudd College and then Princeton University), I spent 15 years in the biotechnology industry working in Operations for start-up companies. Although I was quite successful in my career and I enjoyed the never ending, high energy challenges of start-ups, my first career never quite fit the deeper me. I had to honor my own primal urge to do what I love, help you come alive.

When I learned about peak oil, environmental issues, and the instabilities in our economic system, I knew I had to listen to my own deeper voice. I decided to completely rebuild my professional life from the ground up, first getting a Master’s Degree in Psychology and then becoming a Somatic Experiencing® (SE) practitioner and most recently training in the Neuroaffective Relational ModelTM. I offer a combination of these two modalities because they changed my life. I moved away from feeling crisis-driven on a daily basis, to instead experiencing each day with greater aliveness and success and enjoying more satisfying relationships.”

Find out more about Suzie’s healing work at https://suziegruber.com/

Be sure to download her FREE Stress First Aid Kit ebook, too! https://suziegruber.com/getyourfreebook/

Peace to you all!
Teri

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


Beth Williams – Authenticity and Light Workers



Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast!

Teri is excited to have the authentic, brilliant and soulful light worker, Beth Williams, on air for a conversation about authenticity, anxiety, mental health, coping skills, empathic gifts, being a light worker, connection, healthy uncomfortable vs. unhealthy uncomfortable, and so much more.

Thanks for joining us for this “conversation between friends”!

Peaceful wishes your way,

Teri . . . and Beth


Melissa Adamchik – Trauma-Informed Care & TTN



Welcome everybody!

Tonight we have an extra-special one and a half hour show! Due to 3 weather-related cancellations last week, we decided not to post a podcast last Friday. Therefore, we are making up for that and posting a double show tonight. Yay! So, sit back and enjoy our “conversation between friends” with trauma guru, Melissa Adamchik, Executive Director of the Tristate Trauma Network.

We are happy you have tuned in to The Healing Place Podcast. We discuss the fast-growing framework of trauma-informed care, the mission of The Tristate Trauma Network, along with other trauma-centered subjects.

Be sure to check out the links and videos Melissa mentions on air at their agency website: http://www.tristatetraumanetwork.org/

Be gentle with yourselves!

Teri & Melissa


Teri & Lauren – Spirituality



Hello all! We hope you have had a blessed and tranquil 2 weeks since our last podcast. This week, Lauren and Teri discuss spirituality and all that it entails. We look forward to your feedback and would appreciate your sharing our podcast link with friends and family so we can continue to grow our listening audience.

Thank you for listening!

Peace,

Lauren & T


Teri & Lauren – Wellness



Hello our awesome listeners! Thank you for joining us for Podcast number 6. Woo hoo! We appreciate your being with us and your feedback on our social media accounts and iTunes. #thankyou

On this podcast, Lauren and T discuss wellness and its impact on mental health.

Be well and be gentle with yourself.

Peace,

Lauren & T


Teri & Lauren – Balance



Welcome back! We are happy you are joining us for our 4th podcast episode. This week we discuss balance as we sit fireside on an unusually cool August night in Cincinnati.

Be sure to join our listener contest to possibly win a t-shirt!

Be well and be gentle with yourself,

Lauren & Teri