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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

Therapy Chat Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

    235: Inclusion In The Workplace with Rajkumari Neogy (Part One)

    235: Inclusion In The Workplace with Rajkumari Neogy (Part One)

    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. 
    Welcome back! In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews an expert on workplace culture and its influence on employees. Rajkumari Neogy, the author of "The WIT Factor: Shifting the Workplace Paradigm by Becoming Your Optimal Self," discusses the importance of a workplace environment that makes employees feel a sense of belonging. Rajkumar, who holds a master’s degree in Transformative Leadership Development from the California Institute of Integral Studies describes his experience working at Facebook and other iconic organizations in the Silicon Valley, and why she became a leadership coach based on those experiences. You will hear:
    - How epigenetics factor into creating an inclusive workplace culture
    - Why leaders should care about "being nice" to their employees
    - How just as we can rewire our neural pathways, a corporate culture can be rewired to make everyone working there feel safe using principles of polyvagal theory.
    Rajkumari Neogy is an epigenetic coach and executive consultant focused on the intersection of neurobiology, culture and empathy in today’s business world. Possessing a rare blend of scientific prowess and emotion, Neogy believes that passionate self-reflection coupled with dedicated curiosity define true leadership. Specializing in the technology sector, Neogy has worked with high-powered, worldwide organizations for more than two decades, training leaders at Google, Facebook, Adobe, Indeed, Slack, Salesforce and numerous others. Neogy is based in San Francisco.
    Thank you to Doxy.me for sponsoring this week's episode of Therapy Chat. Doxy.me is an easy to use, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform that is available in free and paid versions. Get $50 off a paid account by going to doxy.me and putting in the code THERAPYCHAT.
    Resources
    Learn more about Rajkumari's at his website: www.rajkumarineogy.com 
    The On Being podcast episode with Resmaa Mekanem: https://onbeing.org/programs/resmaa-menakem-notice-the-rage-notice-the-silence/ 
    Dr. Moshe Szyf on YouTube talking about epigenetics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEAJmDPJz_I 
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    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 33 min
    234: Holistic Psychiatry For Depression And Trauma - With Dr Jodie Skillicorn

    234: Holistic Psychiatry For Depression And Trauma - With Dr Jodie Skillicorn

    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. 
    In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Jodie Skillicorn, a holistic psychiatrist and author of the new book, "Healing Depression Without Medication: a psychiatrist's guide to balancing mind, body and soul". Jodie explains how trauma plays a role in many psychiatric symptoms and how she works with her partients using medications as a last resort. Tune in for an interesting and thought provoking discussion!
    Dr. Jodie Skillicorn is an osteopathic physician board certified in Psychiatry and a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She integrates conventional medical training with evidence-based holistic methods that include breathwork, meditation, yoga, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mind-Body Medicine, nutrition, exercise, nature, and auricular acupuncture at her private practice in Stow, Ohio.
    Resources:
    Jodie's website: http://www.mindfulpsych.com/ 
    Link to Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/ 
    Link to Laura's fundraiser for Loveland foundation: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/fundraiser/NzU4MzM=/45973 
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    Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 41 min
    233: Tolerating Discomfort As A White Person Confronting Racism & White Supremacy

    233: Tolerating Discomfort As A White Person Confronting Racism & White Supremacy

    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. 
    233: Tolerating Discomfort As A White Person Confronting Racism & White Supremacy
    In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses how the Window of Tolerance and Polyvagal Theory play a role in white people's reactions to confronting our roles in racism. Laura offers "Window of Tolerance 101" to explain hyperarousal and hypoarousal, and how our bodies and brains respond to threats. She describes Deb Dana's Polyvagal Ladder concept as well. Laura reflects upon her own complicity in upholding the systems of oppression that support white supremacy and what she has begun to understand while reading "White Fragility" by Dr. Robin DiAngelo. She reads from an article sharing thoughts of black therapists that are offered to white therapists. She offers resources for white people understanding more and getting started with making a difference.
    "White Therapists, Here's What Your Black Colleagues Want You To Know," from Psychotherapy Networker: https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/1775/white-therapists-heres-what-your-black-colleagues-want?fbclid=IwAR0n2CHdh_8hP4619Vhe5Zisti266xnWlq-tfRjg48JMTYj5ePfmZgCTlcM
    Rachel Cargle's The Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/
    Contribute to Laura's fundraiser for The Loveland Foundation:  https://www.flipcause.com/secure/fundraiser/NzU4MzM=/45973?fbclid=IwAR26eg4y0anx9_AADh84brJ9zpZoY3ZeBm-I3z2v02zGXZXV6e4POladK0Q
    Rachel Cargle's Public Address on Revolution from 5/3/20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leBPMyQ60HM
    Deepa Iyer's Map of Social Change Roles: https://medium.com/@dviyer/mapping-our-social-change-roles-in-times-of-crisis-8bbe71a8ab01
    Eddie Moore, Jr's 21 Day Challenge: https://www.eddiemoorejr.com/21daychallenge
    Dr. Robin DiAngelo's book White Fragility: https://robindiangelo.com/publications/
    Laura's interview with Deb Dana on Polyvagal Theory: https://baltimoreannapolispsychotherapypodcast.libsyn.com/159-understanding-polyvagal-theory
    Resources:
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    Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 39 min
    232: Confronting Structural Inequality & White Supremacy

    232: Confronting Structural Inequality & White Supremacy

    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. 
    Episode 232: Confronting Structural Inequality & White Supremacy 
    I. I am a white person, and I have my own internalized biases, including racism. I am continually working to confront my own biases and to do better, and I do my best to challenge racism when I see it.  I am not an expert in anti-racism work but as a social worker and activist, I do have a lot of education and experience in social justice work. I cannot and won't pretend to have the lived experience of a Black or Brown person living in America and I will give a long list of resources at the end of this episode, that is not an exhaustive list by any means. As I posted on social media earlier in the week, we have two Americas. One that works for white people and one that works against Black people. After the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, protests have taken place in cities all over the US and around the world. There are many people who are speaking out against racism and doing boots on the ground work in this area, and I will provide many resources to help you learn more about what they are doing. Since I have a platform that reaches a number of people, I want to take the opportunity to address those who listen to this podcast in hopes that if you feel lost on how to make a difference on the issue of racism, you might have more clarity after listening to today's show. 

    II. Why am I talking about this? I am a social worker. We follow the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. One of the primary ethical principles that we follow states "Social workers challenge social injustice." 

    Read below: 

    Ethical Principle: Social workers challenge social injustice. 

    Social workers pursue social change, particularly with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups of people. Social workers' social change efforts are focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. These activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity. Social workers strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources; equality of opportunity; and meaningful participation in decision making for all people. 

    In addition, part of being a trauma informed therapist is understanding the power differential inherent in therapy. And my clients have experienced the trauma of abuse, which is rooted in patriarchal beliefs - for example that children must obey their parents and that beating them will make them obey. Most of my clients have experienced sexual violence in some form, which is again rooted in patriarchy. So even when I am not directly talking about racism, awareness of the impact of systemic inequality which support white supremacy is inherent in the work I do every day. If I fail to understand that I am part of the problem. As I have already acknowledged, my white privilege is a part of me that I was born with, just as being oppressed is something that every black person born in America is born with. It is not fair that I have privilege any more than it is fair that a black person is born with a disadvantage that our country assigns to them based on the color of their skin. That is why I am talking about this today. 

    III.  this brings us to what happened to Christian Cooper in Central Park last week. And what could have happened had he not filmed his encounter with Amy Cooper, to whom he is not related. In case you somehow missed that story, Mr. Cooper was birdwatching in Central Park in New York City when he came upon Amy Cooper, who had her dog off leash in an area where dogs are re

    • 50 min
    231: Observations During The Pandemic

    231: Observations During The Pandemic

    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. 
    Welcome to episode 231 of the Therapy Chat Podcast. In this week's solo episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C shares her observations of the reactions many of us are having to the pandemic.
    She touches on the following topics:
    Isolation
    Fear
    Anger
    Loss of Control/Powerlessness
    Some of the positive things that are coming from this
    What we can do about the feelings that are coming up
    And Laura wants to know whether this content is what you want to hear, or if you are itching for some of the usual content that you would normally hear on Therapy Chat. Please take a moment to complete this very short, anonymous survey!
    Please take a moment to let Laura know how you feel the content. Are you sick of hearing about the pandemic or do you want Laura to keep talking about it?
    https://forms.gle/1faMssk8FFAe1N4u9 
    Resources:
    Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.
    Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 46 min
    230: Finding Your True Self While Coping During Covid with Kyle Davies

    230: Finding Your True Self While Coping During Covid with Kyle Davies

    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. 
    Welcome to episode 230 of the Therapy Chat Podcast. In this weeks episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Kyle Davies on the subject finding your true self whilst coping with Covid-19.
    Kyle Davies is a wellbeing and mindset coach, author and trainer. He specializes in helping individuals and groups to optimise their energy and wellbeing, combat stress and stress-related symptoms, improve mental clarity and performance, and develop inner resilience and flow.
    Kyle originally qualified as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and is the creator of Energy-Flow Coaching™. He spent a chunk of his career pioneering a new approach for treating chronic fatigue and pain, anxiety, depression and other stress-related symptoms – which is reflected in the recently published book, The Intelligent Body.
    Kyle’s work is about developing people from the inside out. He doesn’t try to get people to learn loads of mental techniques that they quickly forget, or to try and fix their environment because situations and environments often can’t be changed. Rather he helps people to gain a better and deeper understanding of themselves so they can tap into their own resilience, flow and potentials, helping them be more effective at work, at home, and in life.
    Kyle facilitates transformations for those who are stuck, overwhelmed, lost or stressed and empowers them to experience greater personal freedom and higher consciousness. His work offers a new understanding of the relationship between hidden stress in the body, emotional energy, and chronic health challenges.
    Resources:
    http://www.energyflowcoaching.com
    http://kyledavies.net
    Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.
    Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 37 min

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OMG. If anyone is a trauma survivor and feeling overwhelmed right now please don’t listen to this episode it will make you feel ten times worse. With the current situation and the overwhelm most of us are feeling comes a lack of energy and motivation, even depression. All the things she’s listed as being helpful during this lockdown made me even more stressed: eat well, exercise more, limit your online activity, don’t play computer games, don’t let your kids see you stressed and on and on. Even on my VERY BEST days I find this kind of “perfect good girl” living takes monumental amounts of effort, let alone during a Covid lockdown. Ugh. Off to have a large glass of wine.

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