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Stuck Not Broken is the first podcast built on clearly teaching the Polyvagal Theory and applying it to your trauma recovery process. Justin Sunseri is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that makes the science of connection easily understood and accessible to anyone.
(Justin Sunseri, LMFT99147)

Stuck Not Broken Justin Sunseri

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 282 Ratings

Stuck Not Broken is the first podcast built on clearly teaching the Polyvagal Theory and applying it to your trauma recovery process. Justin Sunseri is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that makes the science of connection easily understood and accessible to anyone.
(Justin Sunseri, LMFT99147)

    Happiness & the Polyvagal Theory: Sorry, there is NO magic key

    Happiness & the Polyvagal Theory: Sorry, there is NO magic key

    What is happiness and is there a key to unlocking it? I answer this question from the lens of the Polyvagal Theory. I actually think we have things backwards...
    Nifty Gifty - Polyvagal Checklist - https://www.justinlmft.com/polyvagalchecklist
    Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/buildsafety
    National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1 (800) 273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline -1 (800) 799-7233
    LGBT Trevor Project Lifeline - 1 (866) 488-7386
    National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1 (800) 656-4673
    Crisis Text Line - Text “HOME” to 741741
    Call 911 for emergency
    This and other content produced by Justin Sunseri (“JustinLMFT”) (i.e; podcast, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) is not therapy, not intended to be therapy or be a replacement for therapy.  Nothing in this creates or indicates a therapeutic relationship.  Please consult with your therapist or seek for one in your area if you are experiencing mental health symptoms.  Nothing should be construed to be specific life advice; it is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
    Justin Sunseri is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist registered in the State of California (#99147).

    • 22 min
    How to Relieve Your Polyvagal Fight State

    How to Relieve Your Polyvagal Fight State

    What is the best way to relieve a stuck Polyvagal fight state? I address what the fight state is, how it got stuck and ways to get unstuck.
    Unstucking Defensive States - https://www.justinlmft.com/uds 
    Nifty Gifty 3 Day Polyvagal Challenge - https://www.justinlmft.com/3daypolyvagal 
    National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1 (800) 273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline -1 (800) 799-7233
    LGBT Trevor Project Lifeline - 1 (866) 488-7386
    National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1 (800) 656-4673
    Crisis Text Line - Text “HOME” to 741741
    Call 911 for emergency
    This and other content produced by Justin Sunseri (“JustinLMFT”) (i.e; podcast, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) is not therapy, not intended to be therapy or be a replacement for therapy.  Nothing in this creates or indicates a therapeutic relationship.  Please consult with your therapist or seek for one in your area if you are experiencing mental health symptoms.  Nothing should be construed to be specific life advice; it is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
    National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1 (800) 273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline -1 (800) 799-7233
    LGBT Trevor Project Lifeline - 1 (866) 488-7386
    National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1 (800) 656-4673
    Crisis Text Line - Text “HOME” to 741741
    Call 911 for emergency
    This and other content produced by Justin Sunseri (“JustinLMFT”) (i.e; podcast, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) is not therapy, not intended to be therapy or be a replacement for therapy.  Nothing in this creates or indicates a therapeutic relationship.  Please consult with your therapist or seek for one in your area if you are experiencing mental health symptoms.  Nothing should be construed to be specific life advice; it is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
    Justin Sunseri is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist registered in the State of California (#99147).

    • 22 min
    Release Trauma to Relax OR Relax to Release Trauma? (edit)

    Release Trauma to Relax OR Relax to Release Trauma? (edit)

    Are you supposed to release trauma to relax or do you relax to release trauma? I delve in depth into this question from a Fellow Stucknaut.
    SSIEC Nifty Gifty - https://www.justinlmft.com/ssiec
    Original blog - https://www.justinlmft.com/post/polyvagal-safety-how-to-use-it
    BSA - https://www.justinlmft.com/buildsafety
    National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1 (800) 273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline -1 (800) 799-7233
    LGBT Trevor Project Lifeline - 1 (866) 488-7386
    National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1 (800) 656-4673
    Crisis Text Line - Text “HOME” to 741741
    Call 911 for emergency
    This and other content produced by Justin Sunseri (“JustinLMFT”) (i.e; podcast, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) is not therapy, not intended to be therapy or be a replacement for therapy.  Nothing in this creates or indicates a therapeutic relationship.  Please consult with your therapist or seek for one in your area if you are experiencing mental health symptoms.  Nothing should be construed to be specific life advice; it is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
    Justin Sunseri is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist registered in the State of California (#99147).

    • 34 min
    Why You Have Resistance to Polyvagal Ladder Climbing

    Why You Have Resistance to Polyvagal Ladder Climbing

    Why do you have resistance to climbing your Polyvagal ladder and accessing your safety state? Why is it that being in a defensive state seems like it’s what your body wants? I answer a message I got from one of your Fellow Stucknauts.
    Polyvagal Checklist - https://www.justinlmft.com/polyvagalchecklist
    Website - https://www.justinlmft.com
    PTRS Course Bundle - https://www.justinlmft.com/ptrs
    UDS Course - https://www.justinlmft.com/uds
    BSA Course - https://www.justinlmft.com/bsa
    Polyvagal 101 - https://www.justinlmft.com/polyvagalclarity
    National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1 (800) 273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline -1 (800) 799-7233
    LGBT Trevor Project Lifeline - 1 (866) 488-7386
    National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1 (800) 656-4673
    Crisis Text Line - Text “HOME” to 741741
    Call 911 for emergency
    This and other content produced by Justin Sunseri (“JustinLMFT”) (i.e; podcast, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) is not therapy, not intended to be therapy or be a replacement for therapy.  Nothing in this creates or indicates a therapeutic relationship.  Please consult with your therapist or seek for one in your area if you are experiencing mental health symptoms.  Nothing should be construed to be specific life advice; it is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
    Justin Sunseri is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist registered in the State of California (#99147).

    • 25 min
    Polyvagal Freeze, Self-Harm, Panic & Rage

    Polyvagal Freeze, Self-Harm, Panic & Rage

    How does crying fit with the Polyvagal mixed state of freeze? What about rage, panic and self-harm?
    3 Day Challenge -https://www.justinlmft.com/3daypolyvagal
    My Polyvagal 101 online course will teach you the Polyvagal Theory accurately and simply in under 2 hours and connect it to trauma. You'll have the knowledge necessary to reduce your self-shaming, blaming and judging and be able to build yourself a new narrative that is normalizing and validating. Click the link below to learn more.
    https://www.justinlmft.com/polyvagalclarity
    National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1 (800) 273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline -1 (800) 799-7233
    LGBT Trevor Project Lifeline - 1 (866) 488-7386
    National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1 (800) 656-4673
    Crisis Text Line - Text “HOME” to 741741
    Call 911 for emergency
    This and other content produced by Justin Sunseri (“JustinLMFT”) (i.e; podcast, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) is not therapy, not intended to be therapy or be a replacement for therapy.  Nothing in this creates or indicates a therapeutic relationship.  Please consult with your therapist or seek for one in your area if you are experiencing mental health symptoms.  Nothing should be construed to be specific life advice; it is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
    Justin Sunseri is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist registered in the State of California (#99147).

    • 22 min
    Acting on Impulses and Trauma Releasing

    Acting on Impulses and Trauma Releasing

    What is unstucking? What do pendulation and titration have to do with self-regulation? And what about acting on impulses and relieving trauma? I answer a listener's question and discuss each of these points in Stuck Not Broken podcast episode 168.
    SSIEC - https://www.justinlmft.com/ssiec
    Polyvagal Trauma Relief System - https://www.justinlmft.com/ptrs
    National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1 (800) 273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline -1 (800) 799-7233
    LGBT Trevor Project Lifeline - 1 (866) 488-7386
    National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1 (800) 656-4673
    Crisis Text Line - Text “HOME” to 741741
    Call 911 for emergency
    This and other content produced by Justin Sunseri (“JustinLMFT”) (i.e; podcast, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) is not therapy, not intended to be therapy or be a replacement for therapy.  Nothing in this creates or indicates a therapeutic relationship.  Please consult with your therapist or seek for one in your area if you are experiencing mental health symptoms.  Nothing should be construed to be specific life advice; it is for educational and entertainment purposes only.
    Justin Sunseri is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist registered in the State of California (#99147).

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
282 Ratings

282 Ratings

Dr Feilgood ,

Amazing content and even better host!

Polyvagal theory is new to me, but this podcast has helped me do a deep dive on learning all things about it and Justin makes it all seem so simple! Can’t wait to venture further down this rabbit hole!

@MichaelUnbroken/ ,

Great Information

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

More Orange ,

Good content

Good content. And lots of pitches for the host’s offerings. Feels a bit like an infomercial, unfortunately.

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