The podcast for mystics and misfits. Through stories and interviews, Tamara takes listeners behind the veil of psychology to a place where neuroscience and spirituality go hand in hand.
Season 04: EP11 - Sacred Thoughts On Impermanence: A Goodbye Love Letter
The time has come for me to heed my own intuition and embrace impermanence. I want to leave you with a few parting gifts so please listen and sit with me one last time.
Meet Tamara Powell
Tamara Powell, LMHC is a licensed therapist, university psychology instructor, and soul mentor for non-conformists. She is also a reiki master teacher known for integrating science and mysticism.
With specializations designed to quell existential angst and provoke the highest potential in each individual to achieve their true soul purpose, Tamara is passionate about holding sacred space for misfits and mystics.
If you’re interested in working with her, you can learn more about her services here.
Sound Editing provided by Pete Bailey: http://petebailey.net/audio/
Season 04: Episode 10 - Compassion Isn't All Love And Light With Elizabeth Cush
Do you have a negative voice in your head that kicks you when you’re already down? Then this episode is definitely for you. Meet Elizabeth Cush! We do a deep dive on self-compassion: what it looks like, what it takes, problem solving our self-talk and finding some loving truths for ourselves.
In this podversation: Do you have a negative voice in your head that kicks you when you’re already down? Then this episode is definitely for you. Meet Elizabeth Cush! We do a deep dive on self-compassion: what it looks like, what it takes, problem solving our self-talk and finding some loving truths for ourselves. She also shares with us the amazing Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook so you can start practicing some fierce self-compassion anytime!
2:35: Learning about Elizabeth 4:10 - Relabeling anxiety to be more culturally acceptable 6:20 - Why is self-compassion so important? 10:20 - This is what crapping all over ourselves when we miss the mark gets us 13:35 - Actually being KIND to yourself! 15:38 - The familial element 19:30 - Finding your loving truths when it all feels like lies 23:35 - We might be afraid to heal 28:08 - Being fierce in your self-compassion 34:20 - Woman Worriers
Meet Elizabeth Cush
Elizabeth Cush, LCPC is a therapist, podcaster, business owner and blogger in Annapolis, MD where she hosts Woman Worriers, a podcast for anxious women. In her private practice, Progression Counseling, she helps women who feel overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed out find more connection with themselves and others, allowing them to live their lives with more ease, intention, and purpose. Elizabeth has been a featured guest on the Women In Depth podcast, The Practice Of Being Seen podcast and Selling The Couch podcast. She’s also an expert contributor for Good Therapy, a guest contributor to the Happily Imperfect Blog on Psych Central and has been quoted in articles for The List, Teen Vogue, Tonic, Best Life, Bustle Thriveworks, UpJourney and The Paper Gown. She’s worked in the mental health field for over 10 years and is a certified clinical trauma professional. Elizabeth incorporates mindfulness and meditation into her psychotherapy work.
Season 04: EP09 - What you call 'too sensitive', I call a 'super power'. - Talking HSP's with Patricia Young
Researchers estimate that approximately 1/5th of the world's population could be classified as being an HSP - highly sensitive person. Don't let the language fool you though; as Patricia Young shares, HSP's have superpowers and there is great strength in flipping the negative narrative around feeling deeply.
2:25 - How did you find this work? 4:15 - HSP’s and limiting explanations 8:50 - Differential Suscepta-WHAT? 13:10 - Deep reflecters 16:05 - We’re all just saturated sponges 18:43 - Feeling on a cellular level 20:53 - We’re EXTRA extra(sensory) 25:40 - Does sensitivity mean we’re automatically prone to codependency? 32:55 - What people thinks make us weak are actually what makes us so powerful 36:52 - HSP’s in relationships 41:42 - HSP love and support suggestions
Meet Patricia Young
Patricia Young, LCSW is a therapist who specializes in working with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) online in CA. Patricia also hosts the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive, which is about embracing our strengths and modeling vulnerability and authenticity in order to help people to live fuller, richer and more meaningful lives. Patricia helps clients to turn their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate all the gifts we have to offer. Patricia is creating some small online specialty groups for HSPs.
Season 04: EP08 - Tantra, Kink, & Polyamory as Healing Modalities with Devi Maisha
This week we’re talking with Devi Maisha and WARNING (!!!), there is a LOT of explicit language in this episode. We talk about juicy orgasms, tantra-based holistic lifestyles, parenting, poly and more. If you have little ones around, wait ‘til they’re in bed to hop in the bath, grab your drink of choice, turn on this episode, and get ready to feel sexy and whole. If you want more, don’t miss her upcoming program: Orgasmic Alchemy for Women starting May 6th!
3:25 - How did you begin walking this path? 6:27 - Are we just a bunch of f****n’ hedonists?! 9:45 - Our pain is not the final frontier 12:15 - Do something we’re all doing anyway and TRANSFORM 14:07 - Thinking of sex as sacred 17:10 - Others as additions to - not reasons for - fucking 24:50 - The synchronicity of having our needs met and who we are as energetic beings 27:37 - What would our lives look like if we saw everything we did as an act of worship? 30:00 - Tantric… parenting? 35:26 - Wholeness and kink 40:20 - Be poly in your monogamy!! 45:05 - Sometimes we just need to GET OFF 48:25 - Orgasmic Alchemy for Women
Meet Devi Maisha
Devi Maisha is a sensual healer and erotic witch who specializes in showing men and women how to take their sex lives higher, release their trauma, create better relationships, and transform their lives into abundance and ecstasy. She is a former certified personal trainer and nutrition coach who combines her knowledge and study in the areas of psychology, tantra, and sacred sexuality with her training in energy work to facilitate inner healing and better sex for her clients. Maisha has studied Chakra Healing and LifeForce Energy Healing with Deborah King, Active Tantra through The Grand Trine Tantra System, Relationship Dynamics with JujuMama LLC and Shamanic and Indigenous Sacred Sexuality with Riziki Zafira. She is currently a student of the Institute of Authentic Tantra where she will go through a year-long Tibetan Buddhist Tantra training program, and become a Certified Sexologist through the American College of Sexology.
Season 04: EP07 - Sex Without Stress with Jessa Zimmerman, PLLC
Oh my goodness, where to start about this week’s episode?! We’re talking with the effervescent and endlessly riveting Jessa Zimmerman who you may remember her from episode . Well, she’s just dropped her AMAZING new book for couples who have a good relationship but are avoiding sex called Sex without stress; a couple’s guide to overcoming disappointment, avoidance, and pressure.” Jessa shares a snapshot of her 9 step process with us.
In this podversation: 1:23 - Let’s learn about Jessa 3:08 - Why this book? 5:28 - The catalyst of grief and the two sides of sex 8:46 - Excuses, excuses, excuses. 11:29 - Let’s talk about sex baby. 13:20 - The traps of desire discrepancy 16:50 - The butterflies 17:25 - Enjoy the ride ;) 20:02 - Being right here 22:14 - The alchemy of “No.” 24:47 - BE A LITTLE SELFISH! 28:47 - Advanced eroticism 31:53 - Taking pleasure personally 33:57 - Exploration, play, and gentle acceptance in the bedroom.
Meet Jessa Zimmerman
Jessa Zimmerman is a licensed sex therapist and couples’ counselor. She specializes in helping couples who have a good relationship but who are avoiding sex because it’s become stressful, negative, disappointing, or pressured. She educates, coaches, and supports people as they go through her 9-phase experiential process that allows them real world practice in changing their relationship and their sex life. She does this work through in person therapy in her office in Seattle, online therapy for Washington residents, her Better Sex podcast, and her soon to be published book aimed at helping couples who are avoiding sex.
Season 04: Episode 06 - The DNA said what?! - Exploring Non-Paternal Events
We're talking about surprise DNA results in this week’s episode of Sacred Psychology! Meet Jody, a therapist leading the in finding healing for individuals who come face to face with complicated origin stories if you will. Hear her personal journey through her own lineage lies and how she was able to make lemonade out of some sour fruit.
In this podversation: 2:35 - Getting to know Jody 3:57 - EMDR - what the heck is it?! 6:17 - 23andme rocked her world… and not in the way she expected. 13:09 - He lives 40 minutes away?! 15:33 - Meeting her dad 17:20 - So, fill me in Dad. How could this happen 19:55 - Saying goodbye, saying hello. 22:20 - Grief, EMDR, and getting to know The New ‘Me’. 24:25 - Making lemonade 28:40 - The spectrum of NPEs 30:06 - The podcast: Sex, Lies and The Truth 34:20 - Don’t whole-d back. 39:25 - Your mess becomes your message 41:41 - Family matters… Meet Jodi Klugman-Rabb
Jodi is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who discovered she was an NPE after taking a Commerical dna test. Discovering her father was not her biological father rocked her sense of identity and inspired her to use the experience to help others navigate the grief and family dynamics.
She hosts her own podcast on the subject (Sex, Lies & The Truth) and writes a blog on Psychology Today to help others find their voice in the NPE topic (Finding Family: A Modern Guide to Family with Parental Identity Discovery and Non-Paternal Events)