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Sparking Wholeness is not your typical health show. Erin Kerry is not your typical health coach. As a survivor of bipolar disorder, she has learned firsthand what it is like to deal with and manage a chronic illness.

This show brings together health experts from various fields in order to discuss popular wellness topics and offer hope and support for mental health issues. Whether it's addressing trauma, healing the gut microbiome, biohacking genes, addressing body image concerns, or exploring the struggles of motherhood and parenting, every episode is designed to spark wholeness.

Sparking Wholeness Erin Kerry

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Sparking Wholeness is not your typical health show. Erin Kerry is not your typical health coach. As a survivor of bipolar disorder, she has learned firsthand what it is like to deal with and manage a chronic illness.

This show brings together health experts from various fields in order to discuss popular wellness topics and offer hope and support for mental health issues. Whether it's addressing trauma, healing the gut microbiome, biohacking genes, addressing body image concerns, or exploring the struggles of motherhood and parenting, every episode is designed to spark wholeness.

    The Opioid Epidemic and Rise of Substance Abuse

    The Opioid Epidemic and Rise of Substance Abuse

    Scott H. Silverman is a substance abuse expert, crisis coach (and former addict) with over with over 35 years of experience working with individuals and families dealing with addiction. Silverman is the CEO and President of Confidential Recovery and Safe Homes Coalition, and the author of several books including his latest, "The Opioid Epidemic: What You Don’t Know Will Destroy Your Family and your Life."

    Key Topics:
    - What can we do about holiday substance abuse
    - The opioid crisis and how it affects our society
    - What's behind the opioid epidemic
    - Misconceptions of addiction
    - Family dynamics of addiction
    - Substance abuse on the rise in youth


    If you or someone you know needs help, please visit www.yourcrisiscoach.com or follow Scott H Silverman on social media. He’s  @scottshs on Facebook and @ScottHSilverman on Twitter.  “The Opioid Epidemic: What You Don’t Know Will Destroy Your Family and your Life” by Scott H Silverman, is available on Amazon.

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    • 54 min
    Healing Trauma: When It's Not Safe to Feel Safe, Even When You're Safe

    Healing Trauma: When It's Not Safe to Feel Safe, Even When You're Safe

    It is well-established science that "the body keeps the score." Trauma therapy is no small task, and sometimes traditional talk therapy doesn't take people to the depths of healing they need.

    In this episode, licensed professional counselor and EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist Heather Hall unpacks the phases of healing from trauma, and why it is important to take a whole body approach.

    Key Topics:
    - Why we need tools beyond traditional talk therapy
    - Somatic/attachment therapy
    - Polyvagal theory - how our bodies keep us safe
    - Coping strategies for trauma that are overdeveloped and underdeveloped
    - Creating awareness and learning new strategies to cope and heal

    Heather is on staff at Living Well Tyler, a revolutionary holistic wellness and counseling center in Tyler, Texas. livingwelltyler.com

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    • 58 min
    The Keys to Healthy Communication and Conflict in Marriage

    The Keys to Healthy Communication and Conflict in Marriage

    Back by popular demand, in this episode Dr. Duana Welch answers listeners top questions about healthy relationships and marriage!

    Dr. Duana Welch is the original "Love Factually" author and coach known for using social science to solve real-life relationship issues. She was a professor at universities in Florida, California, and Texas across 20 years, and has contributed to NPR, PBS, Psychology Today, and numerous other outlets, podcasts and videos. Her first book, "Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do" (2015), is now out globally in five languages.

    Key Topics:
    - Root cause of relationship conflict
    - Trigger words or phrases that lead to conflict
    - 2/3 of problems in marriages will never be solved
    - The "four horsemen" that damage a relationship
    - Overcoming past hurts and moving forward
    - How to complain in a loving way
    - Small talk: is it a big deal?

    For more information on Dr. Duana Welch, head to lovefactually.co

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    • 49 min
    ADHD in Children: How to Slow Down to Speed Up

    ADHD in Children: How to Slow Down to Speed Up

    Trish Wilkinson is a mom, parent coach, brain stages expert, and co-author of the best-selling Brain Stages book. She came back to the show for a second time to expand our conversation on ADHD and discuss what to do, as it seems more and more children are being diagnosed with ADHD.

    Key Topics:
    - ADHD family history - more than 70% of kids with ADHD have parents with focus issues
    - Kids with ADHD are not deficient or disordered, but we may be overdiagnosing
    - A brain that works differently is never a bad thing
    - Benefits of brain mapping and neurofeedback
    - Long-term effects of medication for ADHD
    - Differences in male and female brain with ADHD
    - The brain changes that happen in 4th grade
    - Strategies for improved focus and concentration

    BONUS: To access Trish's mini-webcourse, "Healthy Screen Time" for free, go to: thebrainstages.com/healthy-screen-time/

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    • 51 min
    How to Banish Burnout and Start Thriving

    How to Banish Burnout and Start Thriving

    Most everyone will cope with burnout at some point in their lives. Those in a helping role may be more prone to burnout than others. Instead of dealing with burnout as it arises, there are practical tools and strategies to employ BEFORE burnout hits.

    Dr. Michelle Pokorny is an adjunct professor at Dallas Theological Seminary whose doctoral work focused on burnout and soul-care among leaders. Her passion is to help men and women thrive, rather than survive, in their daily lives as well as work.

    Key Topics:
    - Definition of burnout - how emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment play a role
    - The difference between burnout and depression
    - An explanation for the higher rates of burnout in helping professions
    - The impact of isolation on burnout and how stay at home moms are affected
    - Gender and burnout
    - Day-to-day practices to prevent burnout
    - Life-giving, soul-nourishing activities
    - Finding boundaries to stay away from the "tyranny of the urgent"
    - Burnout and the brain
    - Cultivating rest
    - Burnout and the pandemic

    Learn more about Dr. Pokorny at michellepokorny.com
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    • 48 min
    Getting to the Root of Thyroid Issues and Autoimmunity

    Getting to the Root of Thyroid Issues and Autoimmunity

    As hypothyroidism seems to become more prevalent, and those suffering face a myriad of symptoms, it’s important to ask the question: what more can we do to support thyroid health?

    Dr. Nicole Fujiyama is a naturopathic doctor who helps adults navigate and find natural solutions for autoimmune diseases in order to transform their health and get back to living their best life.

    Key Topics:
    - What is autoimmune disease vs autoimmunity
    - The growing prevalence of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s
    - How thyroid is traditionally tested and why a full thyroid panel is recommended
    - Lifestyle factors that trigger autoimmunity
    - Why you should love the liver
    - The process of gut healing
    - Is an elimination diet necessary?
    - Bonus: Fun facts about Chinese medicine!

    Follow Dr. Nicole on Instagram at @drnicolend or learn more about her work here: drfujiyamand.com

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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44 Ratings

MaineRunningMama ,

Great subject variety

I live the variety of subjects Erin covers and wide array of top notch guests. I think she speaks to so many pertinent issues and really covers both sides of many topics. Thanks Erin for a great podcast with excellent depth.

Miss Linda 417 ,

Refreshing perspective

Erin brings such a wide variety of guests and topics. I love her non-judgmental approach and her authenticity. I can tell she really cares about helping spark wholeness. :)

ChelseaBlackbird ,

Fantastic topics!

Erin has great guests and covers so many interesting health topics. And she’s fun to listen to! ❤️

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