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Welcome to the Shushbox podcast. A safe space for self expression, healing and empowerment. Hosted by Sunita, Founder of Shushbox, the wellbeing platform supporting survivors of sexual trauma. We see you, we hear you, we believe you. www.shushbox.com

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Welcome to the Shushbox podcast. A safe space for self expression, healing and empowerment. Hosted by Sunita, Founder of Shushbox, the wellbeing platform supporting survivors of sexual trauma. We see you, we hear you, we believe you. www.shushbox.com

    2.4 Sexual Abusers: Prevention and Rehabilitation with Dr. Candice Cooper-Lovett

    2.4 Sexual Abusers: Prevention and Rehabilitation with Dr. Candice Cooper-Lovett

    A wife, mother, and native of Buffalo, NY, Dr. Candice Cooper-Lovett is a licensed marriage and family therapist and sex therapist. She is also a consultant, writer, and AAMFT Clinical Fellow & Approved Supervisor. Dr. Cooper-Lovett has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families.  She is the owner and CEO of A New Creation Psychotherapy Services, LLC a holistic group practice in Fayetteville, GA.

    She fuses both psychotherapy and spirituality into her work and has also recently launched The Tantric MFT.

    In this episode we discuss why do perpetrators do what they do as we delve into some of Dr Candice Cooper-Lovett experiences working with offenders during the rehabilitation processes. Whilst this conversation or work is not easy, Dr Candice Cooper-Lovett leads with compassion and talks of the impact preventative measures and rehabilitation can have within society and for survivors.

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    The Shushbox Podcast is Produced by Aamir Yaqub at Bison Studios, London, UK


     

    • 45 min
    2:3 Supporting Queer Survivors with Annie Wade Smith

    2:3 Supporting Queer Survivors with Annie Wade Smith

    This week we sat down with In this episode we are joined by Annie Wade Smith to talk about survivors within the LGBTQ+ community and the need for representation and support of this group. Annie speaks openly on her channels about Mental Health & Self Acceptance, the LGBTQ+ community and is also an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA).

    Annie helps to educate the justice system on LGBTQ+ cases as well as on why many people within this community may not report, due to status of being out etc. In this episode we discuss the need for additional support for the queer community and raise awareness to the discriminations that are common within LGBTQ+ cases of sexual abuse.   

    The conversation about queer survivors is surface level and deserves to be spoken about more. Galop have now also released their research paper on queer survivors.

    https://galop.org.uk/resource/lgbt-people-sexual-violence-report/

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    The Shushbox Podcast is Produced by Aamir Yaqub at Bison Studios, London, UK

    • 25 min
    2:2 Marginalized survivors and the importance of community with Jimanekia Eborn

    2:2 Marginalized survivors and the importance of community with Jimanekia Eborn

    Jimanekia Eborn is a trauma specialist, sex educator with a decade of experience in mental health work and also the founder of Tending The Garden. 

    'BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ identities have often been left out of the mainstream coverage of sexual assault. Tending the Garden was founded as a space to harness healing and support and place the experience and needs of these identities at the forefront of recovery work around sexual assault.'

    In this episode of The Shushbox Podcast Jimanekia speaks on the importance of having people who “look like you” in survivor communities so that survivor’s feelings and issues are not discredited with biased opinions. We talk also about the different types of marginalized groups and how they are underrepresented as well as how Jimanekia started her very own survivor’s group to represent these groups.

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    The Shushbox Podcast is Produced by Aamir Yaqub at Bison Studios, London, UK

    • 39 min
    2:1 Survivors in the spotlight with Melissa Schuman

    2:1 Survivors in the spotlight with Melissa Schuman

    Melissa Schuman is an American singer and actress best known for her role in the all-girl teen band Dream and their platinum hit "He Loves U Not". Her acting success includes appearances in movies, including Love Don't Cost a Thing, The Hollow and Silent Scream.  Melissa is also a survivor of sexual assault and came publicly forward with her story at the height of the Me Too Movement in 2017. In this episode, we discuss her experience of being a survivor in the spotlight and how it affected her both privately and publicly. We also discuss the importance of having community whilst on the healing journey.

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    The Shushbox Podcast is Produced by Aamir Yaqub at Bison Studios, London, UK

    • 37 min
    Episode 13: Winter solstice shadow work with Yasmin Elzomor

    Episode 13: Winter solstice shadow work with Yasmin Elzomor

    We decided to hop back onto the podcast for one final special episode of The Shushbox Podcast as 2021 draws to close and Winter Solstice arrives.

    This time of the year is a great time  for death, rebirth and new beginnings.  Spiritually, these celebrations symbolise the opportunity for renewal, a shedding of bad habits and negative feelings and an embracing of hope amid darkness as the days once again begin to grow longer.

    So slow down.

    Take a breath.

    Ground in your energy .

    And Love your shadows.

    In this special episode Shushbox Founder - Sunita - is joined by Visionary Alchemist and Relationships Coach - Yasmin Elzomor to talk more about the in's and out's of Shadow Work and what is means to integrate your shadow during the healing journey. 

    What is Shadow Work? Shadow Work involves getting in touch with the parts of yourself that you've repressed (or what many refer to as their "dark side.") and involves diving into the unconscious material that shapes our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.

    "And we have seasons in life when we might feel more anxious, or more depressed or more irritated. It really is about going with the flow and telling yourself....

    It's not about fixing anything, we are not inherently broken. We're not wrong for feeling this way. It's really about how can I use this to my advantage.

    How can I turn this pain or heaviness into power?

    Then when you see it that way it feels really empowering."

    For more information on how to work with Yasmin head to @YasminElzomor and check out the podcast Humanity Feels here.

    • 48 min
    Episode 12: Supporting survivors during the holidays with RAINN

    Episode 12: Supporting survivors during the holidays with RAINN

    As the first season of The Shushbox Podcast draws to a close we are joined by Ariel Gordon, Senior Programmes Director from RAINN Hotline to talk more about setting boundaries in the lead up to the holidays and the services RAINN offers for survivors of sexual violence during these times.

    RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

    Website: www.rainn.org
    Instagram: RAINN
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/RAINN01/
    Online Hotline:hotline.rainn.org/online
    Hotline: 800.656.HOPE

    • 23 min

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