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The only way out is through, but it helps to have a tribe walking with you. Join Jackie Shea as she interviews a guest on a vulnerable, enlightened and sometimes hilarious journey through the ups and downs of navigating some of life's toughest challenges: Illness, trauma and grief. This is a place to relate to the darkest days and be inspired by ultimate triumph. With Jackie's blend of radical empathy, sense of humor, and unflinching willingness to look straight at the truth combined with each of her guests' wide ranging experiences, walk away from each episode informed, connected, with a greater sense of compassion for yourself and others as well as a new set of strategies and tools to help you reach your wellness goals.

Healing Out Loud with Jackie Shea Jackie Shea

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

The only way out is through, but it helps to have a tribe walking with you. Join Jackie Shea as she interviews a guest on a vulnerable, enlightened and sometimes hilarious journey through the ups and downs of navigating some of life's toughest challenges: Illness, trauma and grief. This is a place to relate to the darkest days and be inspired by ultimate triumph. With Jackie's blend of radical empathy, sense of humor, and unflinching willingness to look straight at the truth combined with each of her guests' wide ranging experiences, walk away from each episode informed, connected, with a greater sense of compassion for yourself and others as well as a new set of strategies and tools to help you reach your wellness goals.

    The Inside Circle: The Courage to Heal While Incarcerated with Eldra Jackson III

    The Inside Circle: The Courage to Heal While Incarcerated with Eldra Jackson III

    Eldra Jakson III, Co Executive Director at The Inside Circle







    Eldra Jackson III







    Eldra served 24 years of a life sentence; the last eight were spent sitting with Inside Circle eventually leading to his release from New Folsom Prison in 2014. A living example of successful rehabilitation and re-entry, Eldra has dedicated his free time on the outside to serving at-risk youth, and acting as a facilitator, trainer, and mentor.  He is a writer and sought after public speaker on the topics of at-risk youth advocacy, effective criminal justice rehabilitation and turning around ‘toxic’ masculinity. He also hosts the Inside Circle Podcast.







    The Inside Circle







    The Inside Circle exists to reduce recidivism and all forms of violence-physical, emotional, and psychological— in our prisons and communities. Using the power of human connection found in peer-guided healing circles, Inside Circle transforms lives, reducing violence inside and outside adult and juvenile prisons, lowering recidivism rates, and building social-emotional literacy.







    They Operate regularly within and around California State Prison, Sacramento (New Folsom), Sierra Conservation Center, and New Jersey's Juvenile Medium Security Facility. They have ignited and run programs in an array of adult and juvenile detention centers and community settings across the United States.







    After sitting in group with Inside Circle for an average of 3 years, members show shifts in resilience, empathy, self-regulation, and perspective taking. For participants, There’s an 80% decline in the number of “115” rule violations. 70% of participants dropped 1-3 security levels. 44% of the men who were serving and went through the program are no longer in prison but instead serving their communities and contributing to society, and 0% of released participants returned to prison within three years of release. For more on The Inside Circle watch The Work documentary available on Amazon.







    Discussed In This Episode:







    Eldra's background and his storyWhat went through Eldra's mind when he was sentenced and his first years in prisonToxic masculinity, Eldra's definition of it, and how it impacted his lifeWhat we need to know about prison lifeRacial segregation in CA prisons and why this remains in practiceThe Circle -- how Eldra found it and how it healsWhat led to Eldra's freedom and eventual releaseThe adjustment to being out of prison and the biggest challengesThe pain of healingHow to reduce incarcerationCall to action







    Important Links:







    Waiting For An Echo by Christine MontrossThe Work documentary Eldra Jackson and The Circle on Instagram







    Other Episodes Like This:







    Healing From An Act Of ViolenceParenting a Child With Autism







    Happy Listening!







    With Fun and Love,







    Jackie

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How To Heal Trauma, An Interview With Deborah Thompson Cox, SEP

    How To Heal Trauma, An Interview With Deborah Thompson Cox, SEP

    Deborah Thompson Cox, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner







    Deborah Thompson Cox







    Deborah Thompson Cox has a private practice specializingin addressing the after-effects of childhood trauma in adults. Deborah is basedin the Greater Los Angeles area yet her work with others extends across thecountry. Deborah’s work with clients is designed to support the self-healing intelligenceof the body’s life energy. She views the body and mind as one coherentsystem, and both can be affected by a combination of healing modalities. Thiselastic body of work is inclusive of the following approaches:Somatic Experiencing (SE) which guides the client’s attention to their bodilysensations, connecting these to their thoughts, expressions/movements, imagesand emotions in a way that opens the neural pathways and allows trauma-bound(adrenaline-produced) energy to discharge. Quiet spaciousness betweeninterventions allows the profound, and healing, reorganization of the body-mind.Early Attachment Patterning which provides a foundational understandingof the four core Attachment Styles, their origins, the way they reveal themselvesin relationships, and methods for transforming attachment hurt into healing. I usethe terms Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganized Attachment.Somatic Integration which promotes the body’s capacity to hold and expanda wide range of emotions via how the energy runs through the body whichincludes understanding Defense Mechanisms and how the Brain Developsthroughout early childhood via Family Dynamics.And finally, She fuses these modalities by introducing the client to a mindfulpractice of yoga and meditation based upon the ancient wisdom of KundaliniYoga.Contact Deborah @ dthompsoncox@gmail.com or go to her website here







    Discussed In This Episode:







    How educating yourself on trauma can begin the process of healing traumaThe amygdala function in the brain & The nervous systemA working definition of traumaAttachment PatternsDeborah's story Trauma focused CBTKundaliniPeter LevineSomatic ExperiencingAlcoholism and addictionACESNeuroplasticity







    Resources Mentioned







    ACES testDr. Arlene Drake Waking The Tiger by Peter Levine







    Other Episodes Like This







    Jessica Graham How Trauma Affects Us and How To Heal







    Happy Listening!







    Fun & Love,







    Jackie

    • 1 hr 2 min
    High-Vibe Feng Shui • Grief and Infant Loss • with Ashley Cantley

    High-Vibe Feng Shui • Grief and Infant Loss • with Ashley Cantley

    Ashley Cantley







    Ashley Cantley







    Ashley Cantley is the Author of High-Vibe Feng Shui: 11 Steps to Achieving Your Best Life. She is passionate about living well and helping others do the same through the ancient principles of Feng Shui. Her modern practice pulls from Traditional Chinese Medicine, shamanism, Ayurveda, and current studies of energetics to design a life of abundance. As a certified Feng Shui expert and a Red Ribbon Professional (the highest recognition) through the International Feng Shui Guild, she has worked with celebrity clients and has been  featured as a go-to source for media outlets such as Bravo TV and Real Simple.







    Discussed In This Episode:







    The lifestyle of Feng ShuiWhat is modern Feng Shui according to Ashley CantleyIntuition and deepening your relationship with yourselfBeing authentic and how that's the only way to "do Feng Shui right"Why using environmentally friendly products mattersBeing intentional in everything you doTips from the Feng Shui toolboxMantrasThe Sacred PauseHaving faith and trust in the sacred pauseHow doing all of the "spiritual work' doesn't stop life from happeningHow Ashley is moving through her stillbirth and grieving her baby girlHow to support others when they're in deep grief and traumaHow Ashley is using Feng Shui to help







    Links:







    Jackie SheaAshley CantleyThe Sixth Stage of GriefRachel's GiftIt's OK That You're Not OK







    Other Episodes Like This:







    Ashley Cantley's First Episode on Feng Shui For HealthHow to Help a Sick Friend







    Happy Listening!







    Fun & Love Always.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Heal Yourself From Depression: An Interview With Amy B. Scher

    Heal Yourself From Depression: An Interview With Amy B. Scher

    Amy B Scher:







    AMY B SCHER is an award-winning and bestselling author of four books on human-ing and healing. She’s been featured in Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, CNN, CBS, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus and more. Scher was also named one of Advocate’s “40 Under 40.” Amy’s books have been translated into thirteen languages and endorsed by notable authors such as Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray Love); Vikas Swarup (Slumdog Millionaire); and Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Harvard Medical School and (Brotherhood with Deepak Chopra). Amy lives in New York City with her beautiful wife and bad cat. www.amybscher.com







    Discussed In This Episode:







    A balanced view on what depression is from an energetic standpointBurying ourselves for others and the ramificationsBeing practical -- what you have to do vs. what can you chooseThe symptoms of depressionHow indecisiveness plays into depressionPeople-pleasing surrender to where you are. Wanting to move forward but not needing to move forwardWhat is self-healing? Doing the parts that no one else can do but you! Combining Western and EasternAmy B Scher's 3-step approach to energetically healing depressionWhat is energy therapyChanging thoughts, emotions and beliefs. Releasing stuck energyThe Sweep script for changing our beliefs and why that's important Why we sometimes subconsciously keep ourselves sickAmy B Scher advice! The brave lifestyle of staying healthy and depression freeLiving authenticallyBoundaries and how they play a role in depression. Boundaries and being an empathGetting into action "Sometimes we forget when we are spiritual people and we've been using these tools that we can also just DO STUFF" The combo of gentleness and tough loveThe fear of being unloved based on living our lives for ourselvesHarm vs. disappointment What is the path of least resistance?Taking on other's feelingsAmy B Scher advice! How to start taking action today -- tell yourself the truth!







    Other Episodes Like This:







    Amy B Scher on Lyme Disease Amy B Scher on Healing Anxiety















    Happy Listening!







    With Fun and Love,







    Jackie

    • 1 hr 6 min
    * Encore* 34. Breast Cancer • Sex and (Self) Love After a Double Mastectomy with Amy Marcs – Jackie Shea

    * Encore* 34. Breast Cancer • Sex and (Self) Love After a Double Mastectomy with Amy Marcs – Jackie Shea

    Amy Marcs, Sex and (Self) Love after a Double Mastectomy:







    In 2009, Amy received a breast cancer diagnosis and intuitively knew that a double mastectomy was her best option—no easy decision for "a petite Jewish girl with great boobs." (No easy decision for anyone, ever). Marcs loved her breasts—her journey through the grieving process is heartbreaking, touching, inspiring and hilarious. It's a grieving process that many sick people can relate to as all of us lose a part of our identities we were once attached to. We get down to business in this episode, intimately discussing sex and (self) love after a double mastectomy.  Today, on the other side, Amy (and her new boobs) tours her one woman show, "Nice T**s," and speaks out about the specific pains of breast cancer and double mastectomies. (http://nicetitstheshow.com )







    Weekly Challenge:







    "Take your broken heart and make it into art" -Carrie Fisher







    I love this challenge, my friends! Amy wrote as a way to move through her experience so it's only fitting that her challenge to you is to find a creative expression on your journey. I did it, and it worked wonder. Check out how creativity helped me heal in this blog post on my photo 365 challenge. You can do anything: Paint, draw, garden, take photos, write, sing, pick up an instrument, color, act, dance, knit, sew, make pottery, and the list goes on. There's no shortage on creative outlets, AND you have the time (and energy)! Commit to ten minutes a day if you can and if you're bed bound like I was then pick something low-impact. Keep me updated on my Instagram @sheajackie. I'll be looking for you #holweeklychallenge







    Discussed in this Episode:







    DCISBRCA genesHow Amy got diagnosed (when mammograms don't work)Amy's treatment protocolDouble MastectomyFinding a doctor right for youAmy's grieving process (goodbye parties for your boobs)The surgeryHow to save your nipple3D nipplesAmy's writing and performing processLosing parts of your identitySex after a double mastectomyDating after cancerFollowing your own truthHumor in the face of illnessHow creativity can save your life







    Resources Mentioned:







    DCISTamoxifenAware causes pink necklaceIyengar yogaVinni Myers/ 3D nipples







    Other Episodes Like This:







    Ovarian Cancer at 29 years oldHow to Navigate a Cancer Diagnosis







    Support this Podcast:







    Subscribe/rate/review on iTunesFollow me at www.jackieshea.comFollow me @sheajackie on InstagramJoin the Healing Out Loud with Jackie Shea Facebook community 







    Happy Listening, my friends!

    • 56 min
    Encore • Mindfulness and Chronic Illness • Accept What Is • Surrender and Be Free

    Encore • Mindfulness and Chronic Illness • Accept What Is • Surrender and Be Free

    Nichole Proffitt, mindfulness coach for women, somatic experiencing practitioner







    Mindfulness and Chronic Illness:







    Nichole Proffitt ( http://www.presencemindfulness.com/ ) had been

    seriously practicing meditation for years when her first fibromyalgia

    symptoms developed, and (plot-twist) meditation was making it all worse.

    This isn’t an episode about traditional meditation and using it to heal

    from illness.  It’s an episode about accepting what is, seeking out

    your truth, surrendering to your truth, and then being willing to let

    go… of everything.  The closer Nichole got to her absolute truth

    ( whether that truth was that she couldn’t hang out with toxic people

    anymore, or eat her favorite foods, or stay up past 10pm

    even though she’s always been a night owl) and the more she surrendered

    to them, the healthier and happier she has become.  She said, “These

    truths, as hard as they are to come by, and even harder to live by, are

    what give me back my life… the years, relationships, friendships, jobs

    and everything I have lost.” THIS is mindfulness and chronic illness.







    Nichole’s Facebook







    Weekly Challenge:







    Ask yourself deeper questions and become open to your own deeper

    answers. What a doozy, huh? This may seem totally overwhelming. Often,

    it’s those deep—DEEP—answers that we are trying to avoid so that we can

    hang on tightly to our own visions. But, this week, gently try to go

    inward, listen just a little closer, and allow small parts of your truth

    to emerge. Tune in to the episode to hear more about how to actually do

    this. Follow me @sheajackie for weekly challenge updates and more

    wellness fun.







    Discussed in this Episode:







    TraumaViolence/ rapeIllness and trauma linkWhy healing your trauma is necessary to heal your illness sometimesThe desire to be fully wellHow coping mechanisms can make us sickerWhat happens to our learned coping mechanisms when we get sickRageBuilding up a reference point for pleasure and delightGriefNichole’s darkest hours and how she made it throughFibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ interstitial CystitisSurrender/ let go/ acceptMindfulness and chronic illnessPresenceYour truthSelf-loveHow to make your own yogurtTriumphs/ how Nichole manages a big full life with self-careDeep listening to yourself







    Support this Podcast:







    Check out my new Patreon page here! Check out what perks there are for becoming a patron.Follow me at www.jackieshea.com for more updates and my coaching servicesFollow me on IG @sheajackieJoin the Healing Out Loud with Jackie Shea Facebook Community Subscribe/rate/review on iTunes or any other podcasting platform







    Other Podcasts Like This:







    How Trauma Affects Us and How to Heal







    Listening to Your Body’s Wisdom







    Happy Listening, dear friends!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

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The podcast for loved ones of the chronically ill

If you are looking for a safe place to acquire tools you need to communicate with a loved one suffering from a chronic illness...you have come to the right podcast.

Katie Joy B. ,

A Wellness Wonderland!

Jackie and her incredibly knowledgeable guests cover everything in the wide world of healing, but in an educational and approachable way that everyone can gain from! You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that genuinely want to help others. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Jackie - keep up the great work!

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Inspirational

Jackie and her guests touch on tough topics thoroughly while providing hope to those along the way. An inspirational listen!

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