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Dr. Nancy Stella – Using the Courageous Brain Process to Free Yourself from Fear Traps



So very happy to have had the chance to sit down with psychologist and author, Dr. Nancy Stella. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Dr. Nancy’s insights on fears, trauma, and brain plasticity
  • her own personal story of triumph over trauma
  • her book Fear Traps: Escape the triggers that keep you stuck
  • her counseling approach: Courageous Brain Process (CBP) – a 6-step science-based treatment plan to help people overcome fear
  • 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:

“Dr. Nancy Stella has been a leading clinical psychologist in the Cincinnati area for over 20 years. As former president and owner, Dr. Stella expanded BridgePointe Psychological and Counseling Center into one of Ohio’s largest private, multi-specialty mental health practices with over 75 providers.

After a shattering divorce, Dr. Stella found traditional therapeutic approaches wanting, so she developed the Courageous Brain Process (CBP)—an innovative, science-based method of therapy. Rooted in the most up-to-date neuroscience, it bypassed the shortcomings of traditional talk therapy to re pattern the way our brains process fear.

When the results proved to be undeniably effective, Dr. Stella left BridgePointe in 2014 to open a counseling practice focused on the CBP. As a result, countless clients have been able to break free of self-destructive patterns triggered by unresolved fear. In addition, Dr. Stella provides training and consultation to other clinicians who want to include this method in their practices.”

** Visit Dr. Nancy Stella:

Website: https://www.nancystella.com/

   

Peace,

Teri

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Stephanie Wray – The Benefits of Using Expressive Arts Along Your Mental Health Journey



I loved this conversation, for so many reasons, with Stephanie Wray, board certified art therapist, mental health counselor, expressive arts therapist, yoga teacher, educator, international speaker, and author. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Stephanie’s insights on the healing benefits of art therapy
  • her role as an expressive arts therapist
  • her philosophies on various art modalities and yoga as healing tools
  • the Art Flow Lounge and engaging in small manageable increments
  • 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:

“Stephanie Wray is an award-winning Board-Certified Art Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Expressive Arts Therapist, Yoga Teacher and educator-teaching at elementary, intermediate and university levels. She is an international speaker and published author. Stephanie has worked as an artist and as an expressive arts facilitator for 28 years for her own health and healing and has spent thousands of hours both one on one and in communities to facilitate implementing the arts as part of their healing, in response to trauma and for better health. Stephanie is recognized a leader in her field through her work with a non-profit Stars of HOPE where she was the program manager and the first art therapist leading therapeutic art responses to 49 human and natural caused disasters.”

** Visit Stephanie’s website: https://www.stephaniewrayarts.com

Peace,

Teri

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David Contorno – Healthcare Reform: Understanding Rising Healthcare Costs with a Focus on Mental Health



Grateful to have had David Contorno, nationally recognized thought leader and author, sit down with me to provide us all with a better understanding of rising healthcare costs and reform solutions. Please join us as we discuss:

  • David’s insights on healthcare reform
  • his role as a thought leader in the healthcare arena
  • his philosophies on rising healthcare costs
  • his solutions
  • 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:

“David Contorno a nationally recognized thought leader and author on disrupting health care and delivering better care at lower costs for employers and their employees.

David spends much of his time educating the industry, including his competition, on how to bring these cost-effective healthcare solutions to the masses. In 2016, Forbes named David as “One of America’s Most Innovative Benefits Leaders.”

** Visit David’s website: https://www.epoweredbenefits.com/

Peace,

Teri

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Kat Lee – The Role of Insecure Attachment Patterns in Relationships; & the Gift of the Sacred Pause



Such a deep, beautiful, and healing-focused conversation with Kat Lee, intimacy and relationship coach, podcaster, and more. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Kat’s insights on intimacy as a spirituality
  • her role as an intimacy and relationship coach
  • her philosophies on insecure attachment patterns
  • an explanation of trauma wounds and trauma-informed 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:

“Kat Lee is a Trauma-Informed Spiritual Business Mentor and host of The Empowered Curiosity Podcast. She uses the tools of trauma-informed somatic and emotional alchemy to guide soulful entrepreneurs to approach their business as a spiritual practice. This allows them to cultivate businesses that are rooted in conscious values, ethical marketing and purposeful service.”

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Website: https://www.empoweredcuriosity.com/

Podcast: https://www.empoweredcuriosity.com/blog

CURRENT OFFERINGS (each of these offerings is linked): 

  • Business Alchemist Mentorship – currently waitlisting the next Council which will begin in Sep. 2022.
     a 9-month journey to help spiritual helping professionals build a conscious business aligned with purpose and morals. In community, we learn how to clarify our values, demystify how to market ethically, create an offer that serves and nourishes both the client and practitioner.
  • 1:1 Emotional Alchemy Coaching Relationships – a 6-month container of curious inquiry and healing. I guide my clients to befriend their Body, integrate the masculine/feminine polarities within, reparent the Inner Child and explore shadows with deliberate and aligned responsibility.
  • The Empowered Curiosity Podcast – a weekly show to explore the ideas, stories + experiences that dig deep into connecting with your purposeful True Self. We discuss using emotional + somatic alchemy to cultivate safety and consciousness within yourself which ripples out into relationships, entrepreneurship and beyond. Kat Lee and her guests are committed to sharing tools, techniques and wisdom about coming back Home to the most aligned version of yourself.
  • Somatic Remembrance Group Coaching Circle in the Earth Speak Community – A monthly community membership of pattern-breakers embodying their purpose, shedding the layers of conditional love and leading from their True Self.

** Visit Kat’s website: https://www.empoweredcuriosity.com/

Peace,

Teri

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Meditation for Healing Love



Join Teri Wellbrock, trauma-warrior, for this 15-minute meditation breathwork for healing love.

Photo cred: Madison Hall

Music cred: Purple Planet Music – A Touch of Zen

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Alex Boianghu – Psycho-Spiritual Growth Via Somatic Therapy for Your Healing Journey



I thoroughly enjoyed this deep dive into an enlightening conversation with Alex Boianghu, holistic psychotherapist. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Alex’s insights on somatic therapy, meditation, and mindfulness
  • a demonstration (via me!) of his therapeutic approach
  • his philosophies on feeling “stuck” and how to move out of it
  • the mind/body/spirit connection
  • 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:

“Alex Boianghu is a dedicated and gifted therapist with over 30 years of study and practice. He uses an integrative approach to therapy, emphasizing psycho-spiritual growth grounded in somatic therapy’s focus on the unity of body and mind.
Alex is trained in EMDR, a technique used to help people process and resolve trauma successfully. He is also a gifted couple’s therapist, assisting the partners to reach deep levels of awareness and compassion. With compassion and discernment, Alex guides and models how to positively harness the psycho-dynamic energies we all possess to rediscover our common and innate holistic nature.”

** Visit Alex’s website: https://journeytowholeness.health/

Peace,

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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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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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!

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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.

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Peace to you all!

Teri

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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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