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A show about creating change after trauma; why and how to do it.

If your life has gotten to a point where you're feeling overwhelmed by posttraumatic stress and symptoms, stuck, stalled or just plain tired of feeling bad it’s time to think about CHANGING DIRECTION. On this program we cover a wide spectrum of topics designed to help you turn yourself around and get headed for healing in the right direction.

Michele and her guests shares ideas for how to reduce and manage stress, depression, mood swings, nightmares, insomnia, sadness, anger, grief and pain, plus redefine who you are and reclaim how you live. CHANGING DIRECTION airs in two 30-minute segments each week: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2pm EST/11am PST with guests whose expertise will give you ideas, skills, tools and resources for how to heal after trauma.

Bumper music generously provided by Jen Foster, http://www.jenfoster.com

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A show about creating change after trauma; why and how to do it.

If your life has gotten to a point where you're feeling overwhelmed by posttraumatic stress and symptoms, stuck, stalled or just plain tired of feeling bad it’s time to think about CHANGING DIRECTION. On this program we cover a wide spectrum of topics designed to help you turn yourself around and get headed for healing in the right direction.

Michele and her guests shares ideas for how to reduce and manage stress, depression, mood swings, nightmares, insomnia, sadness, anger, grief and pain, plus redefine who you are and reclaim how you live. CHANGING DIRECTION airs in two 30-minute segments each week: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2pm EST/11am PST with guests whose expertise will give you ideas, skills, tools and resources for how to heal after trauma.

Bumper music generously provided by Jen Foster, http://www.jenfoster.com

    PTSD and Highly Sensitive People

    PTSD and Highly Sensitive People

    This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma."

    How we perceive trauma – and the world – impacts our perception of events and even ourselves. Studies suggest that highly sensitive persons are more prone to PTSD due to the delicate nature of their perceptions. Understanding this can help both survivors and their caregivers navigate post-trauma recovery.

    Ane Axford, MS, LMFT, mental health and relationship therapist talks about ‘Highly Sensitive Persons’ from a clinical perspective. 

    For more recovery information visit, HealMyPTSD.com.

    • 28 min
    Living a Life of Meaning After Trauma and PTSD

    Living a Life of Meaning After Trauma and PTSD

    This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma."

    Integrating trauma into a whole identity includes finding a way to make meaning out of what happened, and also, finding a way to live a meaningful life after trauma. How to do this is exactly what we discussed on this show. With meaning as a foundation for recovery the end result is a solid and organic accomplishment that orients a survivor to living a dynamic life in the present versus a static life attached to the past. Alex Pattakos, Ph.D., co-founder of The OPA! Way® told us all about ‘Living a Life of Meaning’ and how we can do it in a world after trauma.

    For more recovery information visit, HealMyPTSD.com.

    • 29 min
    How to Transform Traumatic Grief

    How to Transform Traumatic Grief

    This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma."

    Traumatic grief is one of the most difficult aspects of post-trauma life. Survivors grieve their lost selves, the inaction, the changes trauma has brought, the others who may have been hurt at the same time, etc. An inability to overcome traumatic grief can drastically impede recovery, which makes learning how to transform it so very important.

    In this episode of ‘Your Life After Trauma’ Courtney Armstrong, Anxiety, Trauma and Grief Counselor, tells us about her special approach to ‘Transforming Traumatic Grief’.

    For more healing information visit, HealMyPTSD.com. 

    • 29 min
    PTSD & Yoga: Ideas For Stress Relief

    PTSD & Yoga: Ideas For Stress Relief

    This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele’s original radio show, “Your Life After Trauma.”

    Stress. It’s part of life, for sure. Learning coping techniques for stress as well as how to remove stress from you body is highly important.  According to WebMD, the mind is capable of creating 50% more stress than the body can handle. With that statistic in mind and knowing the PTSD stress causes muscle fatigue and pain, this show is dedicated to sharing ways you can take control of your stress and ensure your body remains on a path toward wellness.

    On this episode, Michele was joined by Dave Emerson and Dr. Elizabeth Hopper of the The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute to discuss ‘PTSD and Yoga: Ideas for Success’.

    Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speaker, award-winning author and post-trauma coach. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit www.HealMyPTSD.com.

    • 29 min
    PTSD Recovery: Becoming More Functional Today

    PTSD Recovery: Becoming More Functional Today

    This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma."

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can rob a person of the very will to live and prevent a trauma survivor from moving on to creating a meaningful future. PTSD symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance, desensitization, hyper-arousal, and insomnia interfere on a daily basis with a trauma survivor’s ability to function; they are unable to hold down a job, have healthy relationships, and/or demonstrate appropriate self-care.

    The main goal of every survivor is to overcome symptoms of PTSD. For some that means learning how to manage symptoms; for others that means eliminating them completely.

    No matter the final quest, every survivor wants to know how to become more functional in daily life. Discovering tools for this makes it easier to cope which, in addition to increased functionality, develops more courage, strength and focus for the work of recovery, too.

    In this episode of ‘Your Life After Trauma’ we had two guests talking about PTSD Recovery: What You Can Do To Become Functional TODAY. Tonight, our guest, Rev. Dr. Chrys Parker, shares her unique professional perspective.

    Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speaker, award-winning author and post-trauma coach. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit HealMyPTSD.com.

    • 28 min

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