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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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Nate Rifkin – Daoism and Using the Standing Meditation for Healing



I feel grateful to have connected for a soulful conversation with Nate Rifkin, author and Daoist priesthood student. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Nate’s insights on the 3 bodies: physical, energy, and spiritual
  • his personal story of triumph and healing
  • the motivation behind his book The Standing Meditation: Excel in the Modern World Using an Ancient Practice
  • his philosophies on Daoism
  • 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:

“Nate Rifkin has prospered by combining ancient mystical practices with modern strategies for living. Nate used to be suicidal and drank alcohol every morning to get through the day. He dropped out of college, went broke, bankrupt, and even worked on street corners waving around a sign to afford rent and food. But he’s managed to turn his life around, find love, and now has an incredible life. His secret? A practice from the spiritual tradition of Daoism. Nate has published a book on this ancient practice called The Standing Meditation.”

** Visit Nate’s websites: http://thestandingmeditation.com/ and https://naterifkin.com/

Peace,

Teri

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I’m back! Living the #nevergiveup philosophy



Hello all of you beautiful trauma-warriors and trauma-advocates!

As you are aware, as fans of the show, the last interview I posted was in December 2021. I had to leave our house quickly due to a health issue (of which I am not yet at liberty to discuss as our legal team has advised against it). However, I have now moved my recording equipment to a friend’s home and am happy to be back up and functioning as host, healer, writer, and trauma-warrior. I promise to share the details as soon as I am able to do so. As a trauma survivor, I am not a fan of keeping quiet about the truth. I have learned that sharing our truths is healing and liberating. And I so very much look forward to doing so with this story. As I believe it will help others heal and find resolution, as well.

I will be editing previously recorded episodes and sharing those at the normally slotted Fridays at 7:00 PM EST.

Thank you for your patience, prayers, and loving support as I travel this part of my healing journey!

In peace & gratitude,

Teri


Cheryl Ilov – Being a FemiNinja: Forever Fit and Flexible Philosophies



I loved this soul-sister connection with Cheryl Ilov, author, physical therapist, martial artist, dancer, and former chronic pain patient as she joined me to discuss her personal journey and warrior work. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Cheryl’s insights on chronic pain recovery
  • her personal story of triumph and healing
  • the motivation behind her books Forever Fit and Flexible: Feeling Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond and The Reluctant Ninja: How A Middle-Aged Princess Became a Warrior Queen
  • her philosophies on using movement to heal, Pilates, holistic healing
  • 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:

“Cheryl Ilov is an author, speaker, physical therapist, martial artist, dancer, and former chronic pain patient. She published the award-winning and best-selling book, ‘Forever Fit and Flexible: Feeling Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond’ in 2016. With over 20 years’ experience as a physical therapist in private practice, she has helped thousands of clients recover from pain and injuries by integrating the science of physical therapy with the art of movement. She believes that everyone can enjoy vibrant health and vitality, at every stage of life. She is also a second-degree black belt in an ancient Japanese martial art called Ninpo Tai Jutsu. From her own experience of beginning her training at the tender young age of 47 and becoming her teacher’s first female black belt 10 years later, she discovered that there is an incredible amount of strength and power in each and every one of us, just waiting to be unleashed. “

** Visit Cheryl’s website: https://www.cherylilov.com/

Peace,

Teri

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Lois Hollis – Shameguilt Education and Counseling



This conversation with Lois Hollis, RN BSN REV, Shameguilt educator, counselor, filmmaker, and author, was intriguing and enlightening. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Lois’ insights on shameguilt vs. shame and guilt
  • her personal story of triumph and healing
  • the motivation behind her films I’m Good and Out of Discord into Harmony
  • her philosophies on healing anxiety, depression, and other disorders and illnesses
  • 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:

“Lois Hollis, RN BSN REV shifts our opinion on one of the most forbidden subjects, shame and guilt. Depression, anxiety, 30 years of migraine headaches, and pain were Lois’ way of life until she learned about the dangers of shame guilt. Her passion is to show the way to love ourselves and others by alleviating the suffering of shame guilt. She shares her 15 years’ experience as a ShameGuilt Educator, Counselor, Filmmaker to give an effective lasting way towards health, wellness, and spiritual maturity. Lois comes with a life-long background in health. She began as a Nurse’ Aide at 12 and continues today at 77. Lois is a trailblazer. She started by developing one of the first Kidney Hemodialysis centers in the United States. Today, Lois brings shame and guilt together as a new field of study.

She is the author of three books and a video on Soulspeaks, an original process that brings peace to our inner personalities. Her newest book, “Now is The Time,” contains her Light Language readings direct from her soul, that expand our spiritual development. Her new film “I’M Good” illustrates shame guilt trickery.”

** Visit Lois’ website: https://www.loishollis.com/

Peace,

Teri

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Beth Cavenaugh – Some Light at the End: the Gifts of Palliative and Hospice Care



I feel blessed to have spent time with Beth Cavnaugh, certified hospice and palliative care nurse and author, engaging in an enlightening and heart-touching conversation. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Beth’s insights on honoring patient and family end-of-life wishes
  • her personal story of caring for her mother
  • the motivation for writing her book Some Light at the End: Your Bedside Guide for Peaceful Palliative and Hospice Care
  • her philosophies on at-home vs. in-center hospice care
  • 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:

“Beth Cavenaugh is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse and educator with over 14 years of experience in caring for terminally ill patients. She has been a registered nurse for over 24 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Creighton University. Beth has supported hundreds of patients and their families at inpatient units, in the home setting, and behind the scenes in hospice care. Compassion, patient autonomy, and transparent communication are at the core of her care philosophy.

Beth hopes to demystify death and dying so this powerful moment will be embraced as a normalized and celebrated life event. She continues to work in hospice and has a private reiki practice to support physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for adults and teens. Beth lives with her husband in Portland, oregon, where they have (almost)
successfully finished raising their three kids. Learn more at BethCavenaugh.com”

** Visit Beth’s website: https://www.bethcavenaugh.com/

Peace,

Teri

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Dr. Lise Deguire – Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor



This was such a powerful and hope-filled conversation with Dr. Lise Deguire, clinical psychologist, blogger for Psychology Today, and award-winning author. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Dr. Lise’s insights on gratitude and thriving
  • her personal story of triumph
  • her award-winning memoir Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor
  • lessons on resilience through her GOALS MnM philosophies
  • 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. Lise Deguire is a clinical psychologist. After being severely burned in a fire, she spent most of her childhood in the hospital, undergoing countless surgical procedures. She is the lone surviving child of gifted, unsettled and iconoclastic parents. She is the award-winning author of her debut book, Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor.

Dr. Deguire attended Tufts University, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Widener University and is in solo practice in Pennington, New Jersey. Dr. Deguire has appeared on NPR, NBC, ABC, FOX, Sirius XM, and numerous podcasts. She is a blogger for Psychology Today, and has been featured in Thrive Global, Tiny Buddha, and The Elephant Journal. Dr. Deguire blogs about psychological resilience and is a national keynote speaker. She has over 12,000 social media followers on a variety of platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.”

 

** Visit Lise’s website: https://www.lisedeguire.com/

Here is a link to the book: https://www.amazon.com/Flashback-Girl-Lessons-Resilience-Survivor-ebook/dp/B08D7YLKGT

Teri

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Glenn Head – Graphic Novel: Chartwell Manor; & the Relationship Between Trauma, Healing, and Art



I feel so very grateful to have engaged is a profound and poetic conversation with Glenn Head, cartoonist and author, on his latest book release and its relevance in the trauma recovery arena. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Glenn’s insights on the art of drawing graphic novels
  • his philosophies on healing through art
  • his personal triumph over trauma journey
  • his latest book release of his graphic novel memoir Chartwell Manor
  • 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:

“Glenn Head was born in 1958 in Morristown, New Jersey, and began drawing comics when he was fourteen. In the early 1990s Head co-created (with cartoonist Kaz) and edited Snake Eyes, the Harvey-Award nominated cutting edge comix anthology series and he was a frequent contributor to the Fantagraphics’ comix anthology quarterly Zero Zero. From 2005 to 2010 Glenn edited and contributed to the Harvey and Eisner-nominated anthology HOTWIRE Comics and recently created his graphic epic, Chicago (2015).  He lives in New York City.”

** Visit Glenn’s website: http://glennohead.com/

Teri

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Kerri Hummingbird – Philosophies of a Soul Guide: Utilizing Energy Healing Strategies



I am blessed to have had the opportunity to engage in a soul connection and deep conversation with Kerri Hummingbird, soul guide, shamanic healer, award-winning author, and inspirational speaker. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Kerri’s insights on ancestral DNA and trauma
  • her philosophies on energy healing
  • her personal journey through transitions
  • the steps she utilizes for empowering and releasing
  • 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:

“Kerri Hummingbird Sami is a soul guide, shamanic healer, award-winning author and inspirational speaker. Kerri has over 20 years of experience in leading by inspiration, and a special passion for empowering women to be the artists of their lives. She mentors women to rewrite the story of their lives through inner transformation, connection to essence, remembrance of purpose, and realignment to authenticity and truth. She is certified in energy medicine by the Four Winds Light Body school, certified as a spiritual coach by the Artist of the Spirit Coach Training Program and HeatherAsh Amara, certified in empowerment and firewalk training by Sundoor, and certified as a Warrior Goddess Facilitator. She is the past President of the Austin Chapter of the International Association of Women (IAW). In 2014, The Indie Spiritual Book Awards conferred the honor of “Best in Category” to Awakening To Me: One Woman’s Journey To Self Love, and in 2015 it won Pinnacle Best in Category for Self-Help and National Indie Excellence Awards Winner in Category for Spirituality. Her 2015 best-selling book From We To Me: Emerging Self After Divorce, reached #16 in the Divorce category on Amazon. Kerri lives with the love of her life, his two children, and her two teenage sons in the Austin area. She works with clients around the world.

Prior to her career as a Soul Guide, Ms. Hummingbird had a 20-year career as a technical and marketing communications consultant in both Silicon Valley and Austin high-tech communities. She has served in leadership since she began working, most notably serving on the Board of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. She also inspired and led over 150 artists to open their studios to the public as the Executive Director of the non-profit Silicon Valley Open Studios in the Bay Area, California for several years in the early 2000s.”

** Visit Kerri’s website: https://kerrihummingbird.com/

Teri

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Amy Erickson – Documentary: Visceral – Transforming Trauma Though Theatre



Happy to have experienced another soul sister connection with Amy Erickson, director, film maker, trauma-survivor, social impact artist and communicator. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Amy’s insights on transforming trauma through theatre
  • her philosophies on recovery, healing modalities, and attachment injuries
  • her personal journey through trauma
  • her film including her recently released Visceral: Transforming Trauma Through Theatre
  • 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:

“Director, Amy Erickson, grew up near Detroit in the 60s in a family of singers. This, along with the music of Motown and Burt Bacharach blaring on her kitchen radio helped her learn to sing by ear. She also loved to dance and stared working at age 13 to take jazz lessons.  These, combined with her introduction to musical theatre as a child, nurtured Amy’s love of the performing arts. But in her 20s, the singing and dancing stopped due to the impact of early-childhood trauma. The physical and emotional pain kept her shut down. Then, in her 40s, she found the courage to perform in a musical theatre production and rediscovered the vitality she felt in her youth. This proved to be the first step of healing from PTS. Amy was inspired to create Visceral after working with the Community Resilience Initiative in Walla Walla in 2010. She also is trained as a traumatic-stress responder by First Aid Arts, Seattle, WA.

In 2017, Amy received a WA state Artist Trust Grant for Artists’ Projects for Visceral, and an Artist Residency at the Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle. 

And yes, she still sings and dances! Since 2010 she’s performed in six musical productions, continues to sing with a community choir, and takes musical theatre dance classes. For her, movement, voice, and social engagement through the performing arts continue to be life-giving forces.”

** Visit Amy’s website: https://www.capacity4good.com/

Teri

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