30 episodes

Join Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW (licensed clinical social worker/psychotherapist) as she Interviews top experts in the field on the latest in mental health interventions, studies, and healing modalities for topics on narcissistic abuse recovery/ healing from toxic relationships; trauma and loss; maternal mental health (perinatal depression/anxiety; traumatic birth, perinatal loss, infertility; life/role transitions from menarche to menopause ); special needs parenting; and many other topics. Andrea is a strengths-based, empowering clinician who works with a wide range of clients who are healing from trauma and loss at different life cycle transitions and in the aftermath of toxic relationships. She believes strongly in delivering evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions for her clients. Her guests will add to the growing body of knowledge and awareness about these very important topics, in the hopes that listeners will be informed and guided to additional resources in the alchemy of their healing journey.

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Join Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW (licensed clinical social worker/psychotherapist) as she Interviews top experts in the field on the latest in mental health interventions, studies, and healing modalities for topics on narcissistic abuse recovery/ healing from toxic relationships; trauma and loss; maternal mental health (perinatal depression/anxiety; traumatic birth, perinatal loss, infertility; life/role transitions from menarche to menopause ); special needs parenting; and many other topics. Andrea is a strengths-based, empowering clinician who works with a wide range of clients who are healing from trauma and loss at different life cycle transitions and in the aftermath of toxic relationships. She believes strongly in delivering evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions for her clients. Her guests will add to the growing body of knowledge and awareness about these very important topics, in the hopes that listeners will be informed and guided to additional resources in the alchemy of their healing journey.

    Trauma-Informed Approaches to Transcend the Era of COVID-19 with Cathy Malchiodi, PhD

    Trauma-Informed Approaches to Transcend the Era of COVID-19 with Cathy Malchiodi, PhD

    Join previous guest, Cathy Malchiodi, and Andrea as they discuss trauma informed approaches that can be used during this unique and unprecedented time of Covid-19.

    Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT, Director, Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute
    Author, Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body and Imagination in the Healing Process | Guilford Press 2020
    Contributing Writer, Psychology Today Online | Arts & Health, 5 million readers

    https://www.smore.com/gyncx-expressive-arts-therapy-e-news

    https://www.cathymalchiodi.com/

    https://www.trauma-informedpractice.com/

    • 53 min
    Trauma-Informed Interventions for Narcissistic Abuse Survivors: Dr. Linda Martinez-Lewi

    Trauma-Informed Interventions for Narcissistic Abuse Survivors: Dr. Linda Martinez-Lewi

    Survivors of psychological abuse by a narcissistic abuser require nonjudgmental, validating support by clinicians trained in this field in order to heal. Listen in as pioneering expert Dr Linda Martinez-Lewi shares her clinical wisdom as relates to trauma-informed and strengths-focused interventions to support survivors in the aftermath of narcissistic abuse.

    www.thenarcissistinyourlife.com

    • 52 min
    The Nature of Coercive Control with Christine Louis de Canonville

    The Nature of Coercive Control with Christine Louis de Canonville

    Christine Louis de Canonville and Andrea discuss the nature of coercive control and how narcissists use this form of extreme emotional and psychological abuse to ensnare their victims.

    Christine is a Psychotherapist, Educator, Author and Supervisor of mental health professionals for over 28 years. She was part of a team in the Trauma Unit of St. Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital, Dublin, and has worked specically with victims of pathological narcissistic abuse in her private practice for many years.

    Her books, “The Three Faces of Evil: Unmasking the Full Spectrum of Narcissistic Abuse” and “When Shame Begets Shame: How Narcissists hurt and shame their victims” set out to to help those who have been affected by a narcissist and also to address the shortfalls in a therapist’s education, so that they become better equipped to work with survivors of narcissistic abuse.Much of her knowledge has come from her post-grad studies in Criminology and Forensic Psychology, and it is through these disciplines that she has gained her understanding of “The Dark Triad”, (Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy). These three faces of evil are vital information for understanding the full spectrum of narcissistic abuse and the dire effects on the victims.It is her vision that narcissistic abuse becomes part of the curriculum of all Mental Health clinicians. Her website is www.narcissisticbehavior.net.

    • 52 min
    Attachment Wounds and Maternal Mental Health: Healing Developmental Trauma

    Attachment Wounds and Maternal Mental Health: Healing Developmental Trauma

    Join host Andrea Schneider and her guest Bethany Warren, LCSW as they talk about attachment wounds and maternal mental health. Some the questions below are topics of their discussion. We also include a recommended reading list.

    · Why is attachment important?

    · What are the benefits to the child from secure attachment?

    · Is it possible to heal from intergenerational patterns of abuse, neglect, etc, particularly as one prepares to then care for ones own child?

    · What does differentiating from our parents mean? What does this look like?

    · Our life experiences change our brain and lay down neural pathways including how we respond to situations and others (including your baby and their need for you).

    · Does there have to be actual abuse or neglect for there to be attachment wounds?

    · Overlap between attachment and PMADs:

    · What can women do to promote secure attachment with their own babies?

    · What can women do to heal their own attachment wounds?

    Bethany (Beth) has a passion for women’s reproductive and mental health issues and has worked in this field for around 20 years. She specializes in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, working with women experiencing pregnancy loss, infertility, birth trauma or facing adoption or surrogacy. She is passionate about coaching and guiding parents through their adjustment to their new roles and helping women explore and build their core identities, self-worth and self-esteem. Beth also focuses on working with clients experiencing grief, trauma, new or chronic medical issues, and mood disorders in addition to other life stressors and transitions.

    Beth has an empathetic, compassionate and approachable style and has found EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Short Term Solution Focused Therapy techniques to be very useful in her practice. She also integrates relaxation and mindfulness approaches into her sessions and tailors each intervention to her client’s specific needs. She enjoys facilitating group therapy and has lead postpartum support groups for new mothers and psychoeducation groups for people dealing with anxiety. She also enjoys being active in the community, and currently serves as President of the Postpartum Health Alliance Board. Beth strongly believes in empowering her clients by teaching them useful techniques and tools so that they can become more resilient and healthy in their interactions with others and in their everyday lives.

    Beth is an adjunct professor at a local University and provides clinical supervision for clinicians working towards their licenses as teaching others in the same field is a passion of hers. She also is frequently featured as a Maternal Mental Health subject matter expert on podcasts and other media outlets. Beth received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Colorado State University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University.

    https://postpartumhealthalliance.org/

    http://balancehealth.org/therapist_bethany_warren.html

    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma

    Becoming The Narcissist’s Nightmare https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Narcissists-Nightmare-Narcissist-Supplying/dp/152370246X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547496757&sr=8-1&keywords=becoming+the+narcissist%27s+nightmare+by+shahida+arabi

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    • 55 min
    Trauma-Informed Therapy and EMDR

    Trauma-Informed Therapy and EMDR

    Anastasia Pollock-Doulis, LCMHC is an approved EMDRIA Consultant and Trauma Recovery/HAP Facilitator for clinicians who are pursuing EMDR training or certification. She has extensive training in EMDR, specifically in treating complex trauma, Dissociative Identity Disorder, sexual abuse and women's issues.

    www.facebook.com/LifeStoneCounseling/
    www.facebook.com/AnastasiaPollockEMDR/

    www.lifestonecenter.com

    • 37 min
    Safe Community for Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse with Tracy Malone

    Safe Community for Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse with Tracy Malone

    Tracy Malone is the founder of NarcissistAbuseSupport.com a global resource to victims from more than 145 countries. In addition, she is the hosts two local support groups in Colorado and she created a support Facebook group with more than 5,000 members; and she is a popular YouTuber on the subject. Her channel has now reached more than 550,000 survivors; her work can also be found on her podcast on iTunes. Tracy loves making memes, her Pinterest ‘Narcissist abuse’ boards have seen more than two million monthly visitors.

    Tracy is a surTHRIVER of a lifetime of the crazy making behaviors from a narcissistic parent, sisters, aunt, ex-husband and boyfriend, she is passionate to share her empowering story of how she learned her own accountability and turned her life around to help others do the same.

    Today, passionate about raising awareness on the subject, she is taught, coached and interviewed 1000’s of victims to help bring the voices of all to her work.

    Tracy’s inspirational presentations leave your audience with a deeper understanding of narcissistic behaviors and how they can support survivors to thrive after experiencing such difficult and troubled relationships.

    Website - https://narcissistabusesupport.com/

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TracyAMalone

    • 38 min

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