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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.

    283: Fierce Self-compassion with Dr. Kristen Neff

    283: Fierce Self-compassion with Dr. Kristen Neff

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan LCSW-C interviews Dr. Kristin Neff, the researcher and author who has made Self Compassion a familiar concept. Dr. Neff has a new book out this week called Fierce Self Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive.
    In this conversation you will hear:
    How Fierce Self Compassion differs from the tender Self Compassion we are more familiar with How both fierce and tender Self Compassion are needed Why it is uncomfortable for many women to tap into the fierce energy inside us  Guest bio:
    Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion almost twenty years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They co-authored the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. Her newest work focuses on how to balance self-acceptance with the courage to make needed change. In June 2021, her newest book, Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive was published. 
    Go to Kristin Neff's website: www.self-compassion.org for free Self Compassion guided meditations, including working with Fierce Self Compassion.
    To be in the know about Laura's new podcast, Trauma Chat, which is launching in June 2021,  go to www.traumachatpod.com and sign up for the email list! You'll receive a free gift for signing up!
    New website coming soon: www.traumatherapistnetwork.com - a community for finding information, resources and help for trauma. Sign up for the email list to be notified when the website goes live and receive a free gift!
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 27 min
    282: Nervous System Regulation With Irene Lyon

    282: Nervous System Regulation With Irene Lyon

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan LCSW-C interviews nervous system expert and somatic practitioner Irene Lyon about her work using many bottom-up methods to help individuals with nervous system dysregulation due to trauma. 
    In this conversation you'll hear:
    how trauma responses show up in the body how those responses can be shifted when they're stuck how to pace the process what nervous system regulation is the beliefs that arise from our threat response systems and much more! Irene Lyon, MSC. and nervous system expert, teaches people around the world how to work with the nervous system to transform trauma, heal body and mind, and live full, creative lives. To date, her online programs have reached over 4000 people in over 60 countries. Irene has a Master’s Degree in Biomedical and Health Science and also has a knack for making complex info easy for ALL of us to understand and apply to our lives. She has extensively studied and practices the works of Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais, Peter Levine (founder of Somatic Experiencing) and Kathy Kain (founder of Somatic Practice). Irene spends her free time eating delicious food, hiking in the mountains or walking along the Pacific Ocean in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. 
    Irene's website: www.irenelyon.com
    Therapists: if you are interested in learning more about using psychedelics to help clients process trauma, go here to attend a webinar with Psychedelic Somatic Institute and learn about their training (affiliate link). I'll be attending their training DC in July (can't wait)!!!! If you have no idea what I'm talking about go here to listen to my last 3 interviews on using psychedelics in trauma therapy. (affiliate link)
    Therapists: thinking of adding coaching to your toolkit but not sure where to start? Check out Katie Read's course which guides you through literally everything you need to know and be sure to tell them you heard about it from Laura Reagan on Therapy Chat! (affiliate link) - I'm currently participating in the course and it is so comprehensive! I've learned a ton - she makes it easy! (affiliate link)
    To be in the know about Laura's new podcast, Trauma Chat, which is launching in June 2021,  go to www.traumachatpod.com and sign up for the email list! You'll receive a free gift for signing up!
    New website coming soon: www.traumatherapistnetwork.com - a community for finding information, resources and help for trauma. Sign up for the email list to be notified when the website goes live and receive a free gift!
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 55 min
    281: Dr. Shefali Interview on her new book: A Radical Awakening

    281: Dr. Shefali Interview on her new book: A Radical Awakening

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this Bonus Episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews internationally known author and teacher Dr. Shefali, whose most recent book, A Radical Awakening, was recently released. In this brief bonus episode you will hear Laura and Dr. Shefali discussing the inner power that is within all of us and how it makes a difference for us individually and culturally to awaken and break the chains of culture that tell us to stay small.
    DR. SHEFALI received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. Dr. Shefali has written four books, including the award-winning, New York Times bestsellers The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family. She's been featured prominently on Oprah Winfrey's platforms, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Hoda & Jenna, among many others. Dr. Shefali lives in New York City. Find her book  at: www.aradicalawakening.com
    Dr. Shefali's website: https://www.drshefali.com/
    To be in the know about Laura's new podcast, Trauma Chat, which is launching in June 2021,  go to www.traumachatpod.com and sign up for the email list! You'll receive a free gift for signing up!
    New website coming soon: www.traumatherapistnetwork.com - a community for finding information, resources and help for trauma. Sign up for the email list to be notified when the website goes live and receive a free gift!
    Other Links:
    Therapists: if you are interested in learning more about using psychedelics to help clients process trauma, go here to attend a webinar with Psychedelic Somatic Institute and learn about their training (affiliate link). I'll be attending their training DC in July (can't wait)!!!! If you have no idea what I'm talking about go here to listen to my last 3 interviews on using psychedelics in trauma therapy. (affiliate link)
    Therapists: thinking of adding coaching to your toolkit but not sure where to start? Check out Katie Read's course which guides you through literally everything you need to know and be sure to tell them you heard about it from Laura Reagan on Therapy Chat! (affiliate link) - I'm currently participating in the course and it is so comprehensive! I've learned a ton - she makes it easy! (affiliate link)
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 13 min
    280: Integrative Trauma Therapy With Dr. Karol Darsa

    280: Integrative Trauma Therapy With Dr. Karol Darsa

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Karol Darsa, author of The Trauma Map: Five Steps to Reconnect with Yourself.  She discusses her book and her trauma-informed Intensive Outpatient Center, Reconnect Center.
    Guest Bio:
    Dr. Darsa is a licensed psychologist, an author, creator of RITTM, and founder of Reconnect. She has more than 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in trauma and mental health disorders. Dr. Darsa began her career in 1998 as a foster care social worker and continued her work with abused children and their families and adults abused as children.
    In 2002, Dr. Darsa began studying with Christine Schenk, founder of the CHRIS-Technique, a unique energy work focused on teaching clients how to ground themselves in their bodies. Dr. Darsa has completed numerous evidence-based trainings in the treatment of trauma and mental health disorders, including Level III in Brainspotting, Level I and II trainings in EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. With each advanced training, Dr. Darsa developed a deeper understanding of trauma processes and healing, and developed Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model which is an integration of evidence-based, cutting-edge trauma treatment models.
    In 2012 Dr. Darsa became the co-creator of Invisible War Recovery, a program designed to treat military sexual trauma survivors.  She has been interviewed by Katie Couric, Susan Ortolano, and Lisa Tahir, and was featured on the Voice of America. She lectures about trauma treatment at various universities such as the University of Southern California, UCLA and Cal Lutheran. She also speaks at treatment centers and conferences.
    Dr. Darsa realized that what is often missing in trauma treatment is a finely attuned, gentle, body based process to help heal and reconnect mind and body when clients become dysregulated due to traumatic events, developmental trauma, or emotional disorders. Thus, Dr. Darsa created RITTM to close those missing gaps in trauma treatment. Reconnect Center embodies that philosophy in offering intensive one on one work to help truly heal each individual that comes through her doors.
    A native of Turkey, Dr. Darsa has been living in the United States for 25 years. She has also lived in Spain, France and Brazil. Dr. Darsa’s exposure to numerous ethnic and social groups allows her to understand the cultural differences in human thought and behavior. She can provide therapy in English, Spanish, French and Turkish and is able to converse in Italian and Portuguese as well.
    Dr. Karol Darsa's book, The Trauma Map: Five Steps to Reconnect with Yourself
    Thank you to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute for sponsoring this week's episode! Therapists, if you feel stuck when working with clients who feel numb and disconnected from their emotions or have difficulty accessing their inner experience, learn a comprehensive approach to conceptualize your clients' concerns.
    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uniquely includes the body in therapy as both a source of information and target for intervention…because words are not enough. Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.
    Visit Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute online at sensorimotor.org today! 
    To be in the know about Laura's new podcast, Trauma Chat, which is launching in June 2021,  go to www.traumachatpod.com and sign up for the email list! You'll receive a free gift for signing up!
    New website coming soon: www.traumatherapistnetwork.com - a community for finding information, resources and help for trauma. Sign up for the email list to be notified when the website goes live and receive a free gift!
    Other Links:
    Therapists: if you are interested in learning more about using psychedelics to help clients proc

    • 34 min
    279: The Mother Archetype + Motherhood With Lisa Marchiano

    279: The Mother Archetype + Motherhood With Lisa Marchiano

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews author, podcaster and Jungian Analyst Lisa Marchiano, LCSW. Lisa’s book Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself uses myths and fairy tales to explore motherhood as a catalyst for personal growth. In this conversation, Lisa explained the journey of motherhood through a Jungian perspective. Tune in to this fascinating discussion!
    Guest's Bio:
    Lisa Marchiano is a writer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a certified Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her MSW from New York University and completed analytic training at the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. Lisa is on the faculty of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, where she teaches regularly. She has presented on Jungian topics across the US as well as in Europe. Her writings have appeared in Quillette, the journal Psychological Perspectives and Areo Magazine. Since 2018, Lisa has been co-hosting the popular podcast This Jungian Life.
    Lisa is also a mom to two children who are now almost all grown up. Reading fairy tales to her children when they were little was one of Lisa’s favorite things about parenting.
    Lisa’s book Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself uses myths and fairy tales to explore motherhood as a catalyst for personal growth. It will be published in the spring of 2021.
    Lisa's podcast: This Jungian Life
    Lisa's book: Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself 
    Thank you to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute for sponsoring this week's episode! Therapists, if you feel stuck when working with clients who feel numb and disconnected from their emotions or have difficulty accessing their inner experience, learn a comprehensive approach to conceptualize your clients' concerns.
    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uniquely includes the body in therapy as both a source of information and target for intervention…because words are not enough. Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.
    Visit Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute online at sensorimotor.org today! 
    To be in the know about Laura's new podcast, Trauma Chat, which is launching in June 2021,  go to www.traumachatpod.com and sign up for the email list! You'll receive a free gift for signing up!
    Other Links:
    Therapists: if you are interested in learning more about using psychedelics to help clients process trauma, go here to attend a webinar with Psychedelic Somatic Institute and learn about their training (affiliate link). I'll be attending their training DC in July (can't wait)!!!! If you have no idea what I'm talking about go here to listen to my last 3 interviews on using psychedelics in trauma therapy. (affiliate link)
    Therapists: thinking of adding coaching to your toolkit but not sure where to start? Check out Katie Read's course which guides you through literally everything you need to know and be sure to tell them you heard about it from Laura Reagan on Therapy Chat! (affiliate link) - I'm currently participating in the course and it is so comprehensive! I've learned a ton - she makes it easy! (affiliate link)
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 46 min
    278: Connecting with Your Inner Resonance With Sarah Peyton

    278: Connecting with Your Inner Resonance With Sarah Peyton

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks with returning guest Sarah Peyton, who is a neuroscience educator, author and coach. Sarah has a new book coming out May 25 entitled "Your Resonant Self Workbook," which is a companion to her other book, "Your Resonant Self." 
    In this episode, you will hear Sarah explain what neuroscience is and how it is important in our relationships with one another and our world. She explains how to find a therapist that is a good fit based on inner resonance. She talks about Polyvagal Theory, neuroception of safety and unconscious contracts. Listen in to hear this and so much more in another fascinating discussion with Sarah Peyton!
    Guest's bio:
    Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, constellation facilitator and neuroscience educator, integrates brain science and the use of resonant language to heal trauma and nourish self-warmth with exquisite gentleness. She teaches and lectures internationally, and is the author of the book “Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing." Her second book from W.W. Norton, The Your Resonant Self Workbook, is available for preorder on Amazon and will be published May 25, 2021.
    Thank you to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute for sponsoring this week's episode! Therapists, if you feel stuck when working with clients who feel numb and disconnected from their emotions or have difficulty accessing their inner experience, learn a comprehensive approach to conceptualize your clients' concerns.
    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy uniquely includes the body in therapy as both a source of information and target for intervention…because words are not enough. Go beyond theories and gain practical ways to open a new dimension for effective therapy.
    Visit Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute online at sensorimotor.org today! 
    To be in the know about Laura's new podcast, Trauma Chat, which is launching in June 2021,  go to www.traumachatpod.com and sign up for the email list! You'll receive a free gift for signing up!
    Other Links:
    Therapists: if you are interested in learning more about using psychedelics to help clients process trauma, go here to attend a webinar with Psychedelic Somatic Institute and learn about their training (affiliate link). I'll be attending their training DC in July (can't wait)!!!! If you have no idea what I'm talking about go here to listen to my last 3 interviews on using psychedelics in trauma therapy. (affiliate link)
    Therapists: thinking of adding coaching to your toolkit but not sure where to start? Check out Katie Read's course which guides you through literally everything you need to know and be sure to tell them you heard about it from Laura Reagan on Therapy Chat! (affiliate link) - I'm currently participating in the course and it is so comprehensive! I've learned a ton - she makes it easy! (affiliate link)
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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444 Ratings

444 Ratings

Lynn358521 ,

Great to explore ideas in psych

I am an occupational therapist, which in a handful of states is legally considered a qualified mental health professional. Beyond practice interests, I’ve found this podcast to be really interesting when exploring concepts in my own mental health & trauma experiences. This podcast covers a variety of ideas that would be near impossible to fit each piece into a practice, but I think that is the highlight of it all. A sampler of theory/concepts from experts - research what resonates, implement as appropriate, and let go of others. Very interesting!

jojoqueeniebop ,

Do your research

Recently found this podcast and see Irene Lyon was interviewed - despite her atrocious response to BLM. Please, do your thorough research on the clinicians you interview and please see whether they are straight up white supremacy apologists and folks who perpetuate the idea that buildings are more important than Black bodies. Will not be tuning in.

Veggie18 ,

Best podcast ever!

As a therapist-in-training this podcast has been extremely helpful. It is so well rounded with topics that I touch on every day with my own clients.

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