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This is a podcast about the human spirit. Bruce Perry, Gabor Mate, Janina Fisher and many other inspiring therapists, thought leaders and game-changers who specialize trauma and related fields join Guy Macpherson, PhD for insightful interviews about what it takes and what it means to sit with those who've been impacted by trauma.

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The Trauma Therapist Guy Macpherson, PhD

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This is a podcast about the human spirit. Bruce Perry, Gabor Mate, Janina Fisher and many other inspiring therapists, thought leaders and game-changers who specialize trauma and related fields join Guy Macpherson, PhD for insightful interviews about what it takes and what it means to sit with those who've been impacted by trauma.

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations

    Episode 453: Suzi Rutti, LISW-S. Working With Kids and Trauma

    Episode 453: Suzi Rutti, LISW-S. Working With Kids and Trauma

    Suzi Rutti, MSW, LISW-S, is a Clinical Social Worker that works with children, adolescents and adults of all ages, and specializes in the treatment of complex PTSD, dissociation/dissociative disorders, preverbal trauma, sexual violence, childhood abuse, traumatic birth experience, intimate partner violence, secondary trauma, and other adverse life experiences.  
    She owns and operates Rutti Counseling & Consultation, LLC in Columbus, Ohio, and is a co-owner of the Ohio Institute for Trauma and Wellness, LLC and the Central Ohio EMDR Connection, LLC.  
    Suzi is a faculty member with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness and provides EMDR therapy training and advanced EMDR therapy training in Central Ohio.  
    She founded the Secondary Trauma: Awareness, Resilience and Support (STARS) group in 2016, and is passionate about supporting professionals who work with trauma survivors. Suzi believes in the importance of making high quality trauma treatment accessible to all communities, and has presented to numerous local and national audiences on a variety of topics relevant to the impact of trauma and how best to support survivors.
     
    In This Episode
    Suzi's WebsiteRutti Counseling's Groups and WorkshopsContact SuziConnect with Suzi on FacebookTrauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, Connie Burk

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    • 33 min
    Episode 452: Sarah Peyton. Truth Not Trauma

    Episode 452: Sarah Peyton. Truth Not Trauma

    Today I welcome back one of my favorites--Sarah Peyton.

    We conclude our series with this fourth and final episode, Truth Not Trauma. 

    Sarah Peyton is Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication and teaches people how language changes relationship and the brain. 
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    Sarah works with audiences internationally to create a compassionate understanding of the effects of relational trauma on the brain, and writes about and teaches people how words change and heal us.

    Her special interest is the way that difficult events impact our automatic brain patterning, and how to transform our tendencies toward self-criticism into self-warmth. Her first book,“Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing,” is coming out from Norton Publishing.

    In This Episode
    Sarah’s WebsiteSarah’s events & trainingsMarshal RosenbergSarah’s book: Your Resonant SelfJaak Panksepp PhDStephen PorgesBeatrice Beebe

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    • 34 min
    Episode 451: Angi Yoder-Maina. Sitting Back, Listening, and Holding Space

    Episode 451: Angi Yoder-Maina. Sitting Back, Listening, and Holding Space

    Angi Yoder-Maina is one of those people.

    She’s one of those people who after you get through talking to, you walk away feeling lighter, more inspired, and that you, too can change the world. She’s one of those people I love having on the podcast.

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    Do you struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore 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.
     
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    CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.

    Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc

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    Angi Yoder-Maina is the Executive Director of a local Kenyan NGO called Green String Network (GSN) based in Nairobi, Kenya. GSN’s programs create opportunities for people currently in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan at the most local level to learn about the effects of trauma, begin to heal and come together as a community to plan community-wide activities and structures to support further healing, and reconciliation.    

    Angi is finalizing her Applied Conflict Transformation Studies Doctoral at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Her dissertation is: “Wellbeing and Resilience: A Grounded Theory using a Trauma-Informed Lens for a Healing-Centered Peacebuilding Approach". The Wellbeing and Resilience approach is a trauma-informed practice-based approach, which GSN is applying currently in the Horn of Africa.
     
    In This Episode
    Green String NetworkMy Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem  

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    • 35 min
    Episode 450: Christine Forner. Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak with Dignity

    Episode 450: Christine Forner. Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak with Dignity

    We continue with the series, Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak, with Christine Forner (B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Registered Social Worker).
    Christine, who specializes in the intersection of mindfulness and trauma dissociation, shares her insights on managing within the context of the current pandemic. 
    She began her career early starting as a volunteer at the age of 16 at a crisis line for Teens. She has worked at The Calgary Sexual Assault Centre, Wheatland Crisis Shelter for survivors of domestic violence and in 1998 Christine started her clinical experience at The Calgary Women’s Health Collective. 
    A huge thank you to my sponsors for making this podcast happen:
    CPTSD Foundation
    CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.
    Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc
     
    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
    Do you struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore 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
    Since 2011, Christine has worked in her own private practice which specializes in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. She has over twenty years experience working with individuals with Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Traumatic Dissociation, Developmental Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, with specialized training in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Meditation techniques, Neurofeedback and Havening. 
    Christine is the current clinical supervisor at Waypoints Sexual Assault Centre in Fort McMurry, Alberta and teaches locally and at an international level on the issue of dissociation, complex trauma, and the intersection of dissociation and mindfulness. 
    Christine was the treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (2011-2012) and was the President of the ISSTD in 2019. 
    As well as being a board member she is also a member of the Conference Committee and for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Christine has spent the last 15 years working on methods of meditation that are affective for persons who have Complex Posttraumatic Disorder and Dissociative Disorders. She is the author of Dissociation, Mindfulness and Creative Meditations: Trauma informed practices to facilitate growth (Routledge, 2017).
    In This Episode
    Christine's WebsiteDissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations, Christine C. Forner

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    • 35 min
    Episode 449: Eduardo Duran, PhD. Healing Moral Injury

    Episode 449: Eduardo Duran, PhD. Healing Moral Injury

    Eduardo Duran is back.

    Eduardo is one of the foremost authorities on working with veterans and Native populations around the subjects of war and healing soul wounds. 

    Eduardo was born in northern New Mexico and at age 14 his family relocated to California. He worked in the fields as a migrant farm worker and at age 17 enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served for 6 years on board submarines and other vessels during the Vietnam war. Once he was discharged he became interested in psychology and began his studies and at the same time began working for the Navy as an engineering psychologist.

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    Dr. Eduardo Duran has been working as a clinical psychologist for over two decades. Much of his clinical and research work has concentrated on working with the legacy of historical trauma, which is the trauma that occurs in families and is then passed on to the following generation unless the trauma or soul wounding is dealt with.

    Through that process he has learned that wounding of the spirit has been endured by most people in the world and the lessons learned from this work is relevant to most people presenting with therapeutic issues.

    Dr. Duran has served as a professor of psychology in several graduate settings and continues to teach, and lecture in community settings all over the world.
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    In This Episode
    Eduardo’s website Books by EduardoHealing the Soul Wound: Counseling with American Indians and Other Native Peoples (Multicultural Foundations of Psychology and Counseling), by Eduardo DuranBuddha in Redface: Third Edition 3rd Edition, by Eduardo Duran

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    • 40 min
    Episode 448: Kate Hudgins. Managing in the Midst of The Current Outbreak with Spontaneity & Creativity

    Episode 448: Kate Hudgins. Managing in the Midst of The Current Outbreak with Spontaneity & Creativity

    I’m very excited to have back Kate Hudgins, PhD, TEP - Therapeutic Spiral Model as my guest today as we continue with the series, Managing in The Midst of The Current Outbreak.

    Kate continues from her previous episodes as we use the context of managing during the current pandemic as a backdrop for healing with experiential therapy, and specifically psychodrama. Experiential therapy, as you’ll learn in this interview, involves a certain immediacy from the people involved. It demands courage from both the client and therapist, and it has an incredible power to heal.
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    First, a huge-thank you to my sponsors for making this podcast happen:

    Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

    Do you struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore 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.

    Visit Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute online at Sensorimotor Psychotherapy today: https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/

    CPTSD Foundation

    CPTSD Foundation provides live, daily, peer-led, interactive group calls, in a safe atmosphere for survivors of complex trauma, equipping them with skills and information they can use every single day in their healing journey.
    Receive 50% off the first month when you join at: http://bit.ly/2MEbBqc
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    This series came together quickly and unexpectedly, as did news of everything that’s been going on!

    When things started getting serious with the virus and talk of it spreading was all over the news, I started to become very anxious. I’m already an anxious type, but this was a bit more intense.

    My wife was continuing to go to work (fortunately, though now with a growing concern that she’s going to be infected), I continued to work at home, but now I was suddenly joined by my two kiddos (ages 4 and 11!). Crazy!!!

    As someone who enjoyed reading the news, I was now becoming very anxious with all the numbers and tallies and imminent threat of sickness, and trying to manage my kids at home while also trying to keep my business going—I realized that if this continued, if I continued like this--that I was going to go nuts.

    So, I just slowed down. I stopped reading the news as much and I said to myself, Okay, what can I do (my inspiration was Leo Buscaglia), what can I control, what can I do to take care of myself and my family, and how can I model for my kids during this time. This became my purpose.
    This shift helped me a lot. It’s not easy. It’s not perfect. I still experience waves of anxiety day to day, and continually have to remind myself of what I can do and what’s important to me.

    Creating something like this series was also something I could do, and reaching out to others in a time like this is also helpful to me. My hope is that it would offer some help or guidance or inspiration.

    I want to thank the individuals who’ve taken part in this so far and who shared their time and thoughts: Bruce Perry, Manuela Mischke-Reeds, Sharon Salzberg, Mica Gonzalez, Peter A Levine, PhD, Cathy Malchiodi, Christine Drabek, Peter M. Bernstein, Fran S. Waters, and Kate Hudgins, PhD, TEP - Therapeutic Spiral Model.

    You access the series here (interviews will be added as they become available): http://bit.ly/2kh8Gp5


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    • 43 min

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