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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

    359: Complex Trauma, The Freeze Response + Somatic Therapy - With Dr. Arielle Schwartz

    359: Complex Trauma, The Freeze Response + Somatic Therapy - With Dr. Arielle Schwartz

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C shares a replay of a past interview with Dr. Arielle Schwartz. Listen in on this interview with this knowledgeable, warm and compassionate therapist as she shares about her work with survivors of Complex PTSD.
     
    Dr. Arielle Schwartz shares how she uses yoga and other somatic practices in healing complex trauma and dissociation. She talks about "functional freeze" and shares her perspective on assessment and treatment of dissociation as part of trauma therapy. Next week Laura will share about an opportunity to learn from Dr. Schwartz in a very special place!
     
    Arielle Schwartz, PhD, is a psychologist, internationally sought-out teacher, yoga instructor, and leading voice in the healing of PTSD and complex trauma. She is the author of five books, including The Complex PTSD Workbook, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, and The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook. Dr. Schwartz is an accomplished teacher who guides therapists in the application of EMDR, somatic psychology, parts work therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of trauma and complex PTSD. She has a depth of understanding, passion, kindness, compassion, joy, and a succinct way of speaking about very complex topics. She is the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy in Boulder, Colorado where she maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation. With over twenty years as a therapeutic yoga teacher, Dr. Schwartz believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart. 
     
    Resources
    Dr. Arielle Schwartz's website: drarielleschwartz.com
    Dr. Arielle Schwartz's Vagus Nerve Yoga videos FREE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@dr.arielleschwartz913 
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week's episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Find out what more than 100,000 mental health professionals already know, and try TherapyNotes for 2 months, absolutely free. Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching to TherapyNotes. Now featuring E-prescribe. Use promo code "chat" at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!
    This episode is also sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Learn about trauma, connect with resources and find a trauma therapist near you at www.traumatherapistnetwork.com. We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available. 
    Therapists, registration is now open for Trauma Therapist Network membership. Join a compassionate and skilled group of trauma therapists for weekly calls focused on Self Care, Case Consultation, Q&A and Training. Members of the waiting list get a 20% discount on their first month of TTN Membership! 
    Get on the waiting list now to and we will send you a registration link and coupon code!
    Sign up here https://go.traumatherapistnetwork.com/join and learn about the new membership levels: Listing Only, Inner Circle & All Access. Also, Canadian therapists are invited to join - watch for details which will be sent out to the waiting list very soon! Membership prices will increase in 2023 so now is the time to join!
    Find Laura’s most recommended books for healing trauma here (new resources are being added continuously) https://traumatherapistnetwork.com/resources/book-recommendations/ 

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 47 min
    358: Justice + Mindfulness In Social Work Education - With Dr. Loretta Pyles

    358: Justice + Mindfulness In Social Work Education - With Dr. Loretta Pyles

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits a previous interview from 2018 with Dr. Loretta Pyles. In this discussion you'll hear Loretta and Laura speaking about the process of social work education.
    To the listener - please keep in mind that this episode originally aired 4 years ago, many aspects of the educational process for social workers are critiqued in this conversation and there are many ways that change is being demanded and slowly implemented now. Loretta's approach is still not the norm in social work education. Loretta came to mind-body healing practices in 1999, after leaving a difficult long-term relationship and becoming burnt out from her social services and social change work. She found herself anxious, grief-ridden, and disconnected from her body, mind and spirit. Over the years, she has committed herself to a journey toward wholeness, presence, and compassion. The realizations that she later found in meditation and yoga deepened her ability to understand the ways in which oppression and undigested experiences rest in the mind-body continuum.  To learn more about these parts of herself and to experience life more fully, she practices a range of modalities including mindfulness, lovingkindness, breath work, physical poses, devotional mantra, group support, and self-inquiry.
    Loretta’s sensibility about transformative social change was formed during her time working in a women's collective at a community-based domestic violence program in Lawrence, Kansas.  She continues to be inspired by the insights of collective and consensus building that come from feminist and other social movements, as well as conscious communication practices. She works with public and non-profit organizations to promote healing justice and offers workshops which support social workers and activists to embody mindful practice and self-care through trauma-informed and anti-oppression lenses.
    Loretta received her B.A. in philosophy and sociology from Baker University, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Kansas. Formerly on the faculty at Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans, Loretta is Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York at Albany.  She was Director of UAlbany’s Community and Public Service Program from 2008-2012. The National Science Foundation has funded her research on human capabilities, community participation, and disaster recovery.  Loretta's social change and healing justice work has taken her across the globe including to Haiti, Mongolia, and Indonesia.
    Resources for this episode:
    Dr. Loretta Pyles's website: http://lorettapyles.com
    Learn about the Land Back Movement and make a donation: https://landback.org/donate/
    Learn about land acknowledgement here: https://nativegov.org/news/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/
    The website where I found the info I shared about the Land Back movement and the land acknowledgement I shared in this episode, Sicangu CDC:

    https://give.sicangucdc.org/give/336528/donation/checkout?gclid=Cj0KCQiAg_KbBhDLARIsANx7wAwbIUFZhzWZO2wYZgHtOFnCbZyShQfMixJQUxd5hMSlw66RFwkE96QaAuwEEALw_wcB#!/donation/checkout
    The Native American Rights Fund: https://narf.org/support-us/
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week's episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Find out what more than 100,000 mental health professionals already know, and try TherapyNotes for 2 months, absolutely free. Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching to TherapyNotes. Now featuring E-prescribe. Use promo code "chat" at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!
    This episode is also sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Learn about trauma, connect wit

    • 1 hr 3 min
    357: Caring For Self As A Social Justice Imperative For Helpers with Dr. Rebecca Eldredge

    357: Caring For Self As A Social Justice Imperative For Helpers with Dr. Rebecca Eldredge

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, in the first of a series on social justice, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Rebecca Eldredge, a licensed psychologist who guides fellow therapists, healthcare professionals, and socially conscious leaders on how to support social justice, navigate courageous conversations, and expand emotional well-being to create compassionate, just spaces for themselves, their teams, and the clients they support.

    Rebecca spoke about the importance of standing up for one's values, and the imperative for social justice advocates to focus on self-care in order to sustain their capacity to continue in the work.
     
    In addition to offering culturally sensitive therapy, Rebecca emphasizes the integration of mental health, compassion, and social justice throughout her work. Over the past 20 years, she has taught Multicultural Counseling graduate courses, developed and delivered support services for refugees, and facilitated numerous cultural trainings and consultations while feeling deeply honored by the trust of amazing and diverse clients.
     
    Resources

    Visit Dr. Rebecca Eldredge's website here: https://rebeccaephd.com 
     
    Download a free guide to speaking up and sign up for Dr. Eldredge's e-mail list here: https://rebeccaphd.com/5ways
     
    Contact Dr. Rebecca Eldredge via LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-a-eldredge-phd/ 
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week's episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Find out what more than 100,000 mental health professionals already know, and try TherapyNotes for 2 months, absolutely free.
    Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching to TherapyNotes. Now featuring E-prescribe. Use promo code "chat" at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!
    Learn more about trauma and search for a trauma therapist near you at https://traumatherapistnetwork.com. 
    Find Laura’s most recommended books for healing trauma here (new resources are being added continuously): https://traumatherapistnetwork.com/resources/book-recommendations/ 
    Are you a trauma therapist? Learn how you can become a member of the  Trauma Therapist Network and receive weekly support in meetings led by Laura Reagan, LCSW-C and attended by a diverse groups of compassionate and skilled colleagues who share their embodied wisdom at: https://go.traumatherapistnetwork.com/join
    The cost for membership goes up in 2023, but right now you can save 20% off your first month if you join using this link.
    Keep up with all the updates from Trauma Therapist Network by joining our e-mail list here: https://go.traumatherapistnetwork.com/updates 
    Save on courses and programs at Sounds True and support Trauma Therapist Network by purchasing through this link.
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    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 48 min
    356: Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy with Dr. Jahan Khamsehzadeh

    356: Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy with Dr. Jahan Khamsehzadeh

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today's episode is a deeper exploration of plant-based medicine, specifically Psilocybin, also known as "magic mushrooms." Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Jahan Khamsehzadeh, the author of The Psilocybin Connection: Psychedelics, the Transformation of Consciousness, and Evolution of the Planet—An Integral Approach.

    Jahan offered a fascinating and in-depth discussion of how psychedelics have been used by humans and animals since the beginning of time, their role in evolution, their current legal and illicit uses for healing, and future directions.
     
    Jahan Khamsehzadeh, Ph.D. completed his dissertation on psychedelics in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. His book, The Psilocybin Connection: Psychedelics, the Transformation of Consciousness, and Evolution of the Planet—An Integral Approach, is published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin Random House. He earned his Masters in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University, and his Bachelors from the University of Arizona with a major in Philosophy and minors in Physics, Psychology, and Mathematics. 
     
    Aside from academic work, he has undergone several major trainings, including graduating from the Hakomi somatic-psychotherapy program and training within the Mazatec mushroom tradition. He assisted the Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Certificate training at CIIS for two years, and mentors at the newly emerging School of Consciousness Medicine. He works as a facilitator for legal psilocybin mushrooms ceremonies in Jamaica with Atman Retreats, one of the few opportunities offered worldwide where people can legally experience psilocybin. Jahan is on the PsiloHealth integration team, a content advisor for the Synthesis Psychedelic Guide training program, and volunteers at the Zendo Project, which provides psychedelic harm reduction.

    Resources
     
    Visit Jahan Khamsehzadeh's website here.
     
    Buy his book, the Psilocybin Connection: Psychedelics, the Transformation of Consciousness, and Evolution of the Planet, on Amazon here.
     
    Therapists - Join Laura's Trauma Therapist Network Community here. Use coupon code TTN15 to save 15% on your first month of membership. 
     
    Follow Therapy Chat on Instagram.
     
    Sign up for e-mail updates from Trauma Therapist Network here.
     
    Save on Sounds True Courses & Programs here
    Free Audio and Discounted Healing Trauma Program from Sounds True
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week's episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe!
    Find out what more than 100,000 mental health professionals already know, and try TherapyNotes for 2 months, absolutely free.
    Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching to TherapyNotes. Now featuring E-prescribe. Use promo code "chat" at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    355: Purity Culture + Religious Trauma with Dr. Quincee Gideon

    355: Purity Culture + Religious Trauma with Dr. Quincee Gideon

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C welcomes Dr. Quincee Gideon, a psychologist who specializes in religious trauma and cult abuse. Quincee shared information about purity culture and the harm it can cause. She described how she works with survivors of religious trauma and cult abuse in her California-based psychotherapy practice, as well as her membership community for people who are in recovery from these experiences. Laura found recognition of her own traumatic experiences related to religion through this conversation.
     
    Quincee Gideon, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in religious trauma and cult recovery. She owns a private practice in Los Angeles called Woven Together Trauma Therapy, where clinicians specialize in providing trauma care for complex and chronic trauma. She also owns an online education space called Traumastery, where she teaches survivors to better understand and overcome their religious trauma or cult abuse. She hosts a podcast called Multiple Sources where she focuses on religious trauma and telling the stories of the survivors that have gotten out of those toxic spaces.
     
    Resources
     
    Visit Dr. Quincee Gideon's therapy practice website here.
     
    Quincee's Traumastery programs for therapists and survivors of religious trauma are found here.
     
    Listen to Quincee's podcast, Multiple Sources, here.
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week's episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe!
    Find out what more than 100,000 mental health professionals already know, and try TherapyNotes for 2 months, absolutely free.
    Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching to TherapyNotes. Now featuring E-prescribe. Use promo code "chat" at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!
    This episode is also sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Learn about trauma, connect with resources and find a trauma therapist near you at www.traumatherapistnetwork.com. We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available.
    Therapists, registration is now open for Trauma Therapist Network membership. Join a compassionate and skilled group of trauma therapists for weekly calls focused on Self Care, Case Consultation, Q&A and Training. 
    Sign up for the waiting list now and you'll receive a registration link and a limited time special offer:  https://go.traumatherapistnetwork.com/join 
    Other resources for therapists:
    You can still register for the free webinar about the Bioenergetics training through the Academy of Therapy Wisdom and get a discount on the training using my affiliate link here.
    You can still register for the free webinar about Janina Fisher's TIST training through the Academy of Therapy Wisdom and get a discount on the training using my affiliate link here.
    Get a discount on Sounds True online courses with Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. Dick Schwartz, Deb Dana and many other wise teachers (and past Therapy Chat guests) here.

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 46 min
    354: Healing Developmental Trauma Using Narm - With Brad Kammer

    354: Healing Developmental Trauma Using Narm - With Brad Kammer

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C again dives into the topic of developmental trauma. Today's guest is Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC, a California Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. Brad trained as a Somatic Psychotherapist and has worked in the field of trauma for over 20 years, specializing in working with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). Brad shared his thoughts on developmental trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder, and described NARM and its training process.

    Brad began his career as a Humanitarian Aid Worker in Asia which introduced him to personal and collective trauma. He became passionate about supporting individuals and communities in the transformation of trauma. Brad has since focused his work on the integration of Somatic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Relational Therapies and wisdom from Spiritual Traditions and Traditional Cultures. He has a special interest in the fields of developmental, cultural and intergenerational trauma.

    Brad is the Training Director and Senior Trainer of the NARM Training Institute. He teaches the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM®) internationally and has provided consultation to thousands of therapists and other helping professionals around the world. He is the co-author of a new book: "The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma: Using the NeuroAffective Relational Model to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resolve Complex Trauma". Brad has also been a trainer for Somatic Experiencing® (SE®). And more recently, he began producing a podcast entitled: Transforming Trauma.

    Brad lives in a small town in Northern California with his family where he enjoys anything involving nature, travel, music, food, and learning about and connecting with new people.

    Visit Brad's website here: www.body-mindtherapy.com  
    Learn more about NARM training here: www.narmtraining.com
    Email Brad at: bradkammer@narmtraining.com
    Listen to the Transforming Trauma Podcast here.
     
    Buy The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma: Using the NeuroAffective Relational Model to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resolve Complex Trauma on Amazon here. (affiliate link)
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week's episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe!
    Find out what more than 100,000 mental health professionals already know, and try TherapyNotes for 2 months, absolutely free.
    Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching to TherapyNotes. Now featuring E-prescribe. Use promo code "chat" at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!
    This episode is also sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Learn about trauma, connect with resources and find a trauma therapist near you at www.traumatherapistnetwork.com. We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available.
    Therapists, registration opens NEXT WEEK for Trauma Therapist Network membership. Join a compassionate and skilled group of trauma therapists for weekly calls focused on Self Care, Case Consultation, Q&A and Training. 
    Get on the waiting list now to be the first to know when registration opens! Sign up and get all the details here https://go.traumatherapistnetwork.com/join

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 50 min

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