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In-depth conversations about how to help individuals and communities thrive after Complex Trauma. In a modern world beset by trauma and a legacy of suffering, conflict and disconnection, healing trauma can serve as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. Interviews with mental health and other helping professionals who are using the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM®), as well as other prominent trauma specialists, will highlight the current efforts to address the legacy of childhood, relational, cultural and intergenerational trauma. These leaders in the Trauma-Informed Care movement will guide listeners through the diverse ways they are supporting individuals, couples, families and communities in order to actualize Post-Traumatic Growth. Whether you are a healthcare professional, an educator, a parent, a public policy maker, a trauma survivor, or someone interested in personal healing and social justice; this podcast will provide you with a map for increased resiliency, greater health outcomes, healthier relationships, personal growth and social change through transforming trauma. Hosted by the Complex Trauma Training Center.

Transforming Trauma The Complex Trauma Training Center

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    • 4.7 • 116 Ratings

In-depth conversations about how to help individuals and communities thrive after Complex Trauma. In a modern world beset by trauma and a legacy of suffering, conflict and disconnection, healing trauma can serve as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. Interviews with mental health and other helping professionals who are using the NeuroAffective Relational Model® (NARM®), as well as other prominent trauma specialists, will highlight the current efforts to address the legacy of childhood, relational, cultural and intergenerational trauma. These leaders in the Trauma-Informed Care movement will guide listeners through the diverse ways they are supporting individuals, couples, families and communities in order to actualize Post-Traumatic Growth. Whether you are a healthcare professional, an educator, a parent, a public policy maker, a trauma survivor, or someone interested in personal healing and social justice; this podcast will provide you with a map for increased resiliency, greater health outcomes, healthier relationships, personal growth and social change through transforming trauma. Hosted by the Complex Trauma Training Center.

    Compassion and Consent in Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder With Erin Lewis-Gibson

    Compassion and Consent in Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder With Erin Lewis-Gibson

    Here’s a challenge that all mental professionals face: no provider is immune to misdiagnosing a client. This likelihood increases if that client presents with symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Even an accurate, timely diagnosis and treatment of DID isn’t without its complications. 
    On this episode of Transforming Trauma, Emily Ruth welcomes back Erin Lewis-Gibson, MS, LCMHC. Together, they explore the evolution of DID as a diagnosis and its treatment, the effects of social media on fictive personalities within a client’s organizing system, and Erin’s desire to reduce the global stigma attached to DID. Emily and Erin also discuss the positive impact that NARM has on creating a more consensual, relational and effective therapeutic environment, thus providing folks with DID the support they need to ensure their best quality of life.
    About Erin Lewis-Gibson: 
    Erin Lewis-Gibson, MS, LCMHC, CFO, NARM Master Therapist is a dissociative disorders specialist living and working in North Carolina. She aims to educate therapists on how to diagnose and treat dissociative disorders and to reduce the global stigma of DID.
    Learn More:
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    TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
    We’re also pleased to announce NARM & Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder, Part 2: Exploring Relationships Between Self, Parts and NARM Therapist, an in-depth webinar featuring Erin Lewis-Gibson and hosted by CTTC Training Director Brad Kammer, LMFT, LPCC. 
    Register to join us live on Zoom:
    February 29, 2024 
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
    If you found this episode AFTER February 29, please click here to learn how you can access the recording.
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources, visit https://complextraumatrainingcenter.com/transformingtrauma/
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    The Complex Trauma Training Center (CTTC) is a professional organization providing clinical training, education, consultation, and mentorship for psychotherapists and mental health professionals working with individuals and communities impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD).
    CTTC provides NARM® Therapist and NARM® Master Therapist Training programs, as well as ongoing monthly groups in support of those learning NARM. CTTC offers a depth-oriented professional community for those seeking a supportive network of therapists focused on three levels of shared human experience: personal, interpersonal & transpersonal. 
    The Transforming Trauma podcast embodies the spirit of CTTC – best described by its three keywords: depth, connection, and heart - and offers guidance to those interested in effective, transformational trauma-informed care.
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    • 53 min
    Trauma-Proofing Corporate Culture and Work Environments with Adriana Leigh

    Trauma-Proofing Corporate Culture and Work Environments with Adriana Leigh

    On this episode of Transforming Trauma, Emily Ruth has the pleasure of chatting with Adriana Leigh, founder and principal consultant at Adriana Leigh Group Consulting (ALG). The pair discuss Adriana’s own struggles with generational trauma and institutionalized trauma, trauma in the workplace, and Adriana’s work in gender-based violence prevention.
    Adriana also shares observations from her roles as a human rights lawyer and facilitator in diversity and inclusion, gender equality, sexual harassment, and working with international organizations such as the United Nations Aid Organizations and private sector entities. 
    About Adriana Leigh: 
    Adriana Leigh is an award-winning global thought leader on organizational gender equity and the prevention of gender-based harassment and discrimination. She brings 19+ years of diverse experience as a human rights lawyer and facilitator in gender equity, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence prevention, diversity, and inclusion. Based in Montreal, Canada, she works internationally with the United Nations, international aid and development organizations, as well as the private sector to build sexual and gender-based harassment-free, trauma-informed, and inclusive environments and relations through training, policy and reporting process development, and thought leadership. Her work has been showcased by the Sexual Violence Research Initiative, World Pulse, Charity Village, and Brainz Magazine, among others.
    Learn More:
    ALG Consulting
    LinkedIn
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources, visit https://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    The Complex Trauma Training Center:
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    The Complex Trauma Training Center (CTTC) is a professional organization providing clinical training, education, consultation, and mentorship for psychotherapists and mental health professionals working with individuals and communities impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD).
    CTTC provides NARM® Therapist and NARM® Master Therapist Training programs, as well as ongoing monthly groups in support of those learning NARM. CTTC offers a depth-oriented professional community for those seeking a supportive network of therapists focused on three levels of shared human experience: personal, interpersonal & transpersonal. 
    The Transforming Trauma podcast embodies the spirit of CTTC – best described by its three keywords: depth, connection, and heart - and offers guidance to those interested in effective, transformational trauma-informed care.
    We want to connect with you!
    Facebook @complextraumatrainingcenter
    YouTube
    Instagram @cttc_training

    • 43 min
    Introducing The Complex Trauma Training Center with Training Director Brad Kammer

    Introducing The Complex Trauma Training Center with Training Director Brad Kammer

    On this bonus episode of Transforming Trauma, host Emily Ruth welcomes Brad Kammer, NARM® Senior Trainer and executive producer of this podcast, to introduce the Complex Trauma Training Center (CTTC). CTTC is a professional organization providing therapist training, consultation, mentorship, and community for psychotherapists and mental health professionals working with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD).  CTTC is also the new home for our Transforming Trauma podcast!
    The Complex Trauma Training Center will continue offering NARM® Therapist and NARM® Master Therapist Trainings, as well as providing ongoing monthly groups in support of those learning NARM®.  Additionally, CTTC will provide in-depth, ongoing development and mentorship opportunities for clinicians. Based on a mentorship model, CTTC is focused on supporting mental health professionals through their professional journey of addressing complex trauma.
    The CTTC ethos can best be described by its three keywords: depth, connection, and heart. With this spirit, Brad says, CTTC intends to nurture therapists and helping professionals to be even more effective in their work with complex trauma.
    About Brad Kammer: 
    Brad Kammer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor and has worked in the field of trauma for nearly 25 years. As a NARM Senior Trainer and new Training Director of the Complex Trauma Training Center, Brad is passionate about contributing to the growing trauma-informed movement. He is also the co-author of The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma.
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources, visit https://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    The Complex Trauma Training Center:
    https://complextraumatrainingcenter.com
    View upcoming trainings:
    https://narmtraining.com/schedule
    Join the Inner Circle:
    https://narmtraining.com/online-learning/inner-circle
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    The Complex Trauma Training Center will continue offering NARM® Therapist and NARM® Master Therapist Trainings, as well as providing ongoing monthly groups in support of those learning NARM®. Additionally, CTTC will provide in-depth, ongoing professional development and mentorship opportunities for clinicians. 
    Both the NARM Training Institute and the Complex Trauma Training Center have exciting new programs that they will be introducing in the coming year. Together, CTTC and NTI plan to build upon our shared mission for bring effective modalities for healing complex trauma work to therapists, helping professionals, individuals and communities.
    We want to connect with you!
    Facebook @complextraumatrainingcenter
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    Instagram @cttc_training
     

    • 19 min
    Cultivating Hope and Healing Through Community-Focused Somatic Resiliency Training With Elaine Miller-Karas

    Cultivating Hope and Healing Through Community-Focused Somatic Resiliency Training With Elaine Miller-Karas

    What if we could dispatch somatic resiliency skills to under-resourced neighborhoods, disaster areas, and conflict zones via the same community-focused networks that deliver food, medicine, and other essential supplies? 
    Emily Ruth has the privilege of speaking with Elaine Miller-Karas, co-founder and executive director emeriti at the Trauma Resource Institute (TRI), a nonprofit organization cultivating trauma-informed and resiliency-focused individuals and communities worldwide.
    The pair discuss Elaine’s incomparable career as an advocate for culturally accessible trauma care, her roles as an author, educator, and host of Resiliency Within, and TRI’s efforts in current strife zones. 
    About Elaine Miller-Karas: 

    Elaine Miller-Karas MSW, LCSW, holds the role of Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeriti at the Trauma Resource Institute (TRI), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting resilience and trauma-informed care. Under her guidance, TRI has pioneered groundbreaking initiatives such as the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), both widely acknowledged interventions for addressing and preventing traumatic stress. She established the Family Resiliency Project, equipping caregivers, educators, and community workers dealing with children.
    She is a Senior Consultant for Emory University's SEE Learning Program, a curriculum that imparts schools’ body literacy, compassion, and ethics. Miller-Karas is the author of "Building Resilience to Trauma: The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models, Second Edition," a work commended by the United Nations and Taylor and Francis for its alignment with the U.N.'s sustainable development goals. Her contributions extend to regular insights in Psychology Today on trauma-related subjects and hosting the weekly radio show "Resiliency Within" on VoiceAmerica.
    Notably, she spearheads the Ukraine Humanitarian Resiliency Program, supporting teachers and children amidst the country's conflict. Miller-Karas's expertise and dedication in trauma and resilience have garnered international recognition, showcased through her speaking engagements at prestigious institutions, including the Centers for Disease Control, the United Nations, the Global Fund, Catalyst 2030, and the Skoll World Forum.
    Learn More: 
    Trauma Resource Institute
    iChill
    Resiliency Within
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources, visit https://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    View upcoming trainings:
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    Sign up for a free preview of The NARM Inner Circle Online Membership Program: https://www.narmtraining.com/freetrial
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    The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.  
    We want to connect with you!
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    • 40 min
    A Pathway to Peace in the Fight Against Oppression and Religious Trauma with Yasmine Mohammed

    A Pathway to Peace in the Fight Against Oppression and Religious Trauma with Yasmine Mohammed

    NARM Senior Trainer Brad Kammer invites human rights campaigner Yasmine Mohammed to share her experiences growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic household, including her arranged marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda and her subsequent work as founder and president of Free Hearts Free Minds, an organization providing mental health support to free thinkers and members of the LGBTQ+ community who are unable to live authentically due to religious and societal persecution.
    Candid conversations about religious trauma can feel uncomfortable, disloyal and even risky. However, human rights campaigner Yasmine Mohammed says now is the time to openly discuss the extremist nature of some religions and the trauma they cause for individuals, families, communities and nations. Cutting through religious and cultural identifications is extremely challenging - and even potentially life-threatening - but Yasmine says that humanistic support can be an antidote to ongoing objectification and oppression.
    About Yasmine Mohammed: 
    Human rights campaigner Yasmine Mohammed advocates for the rights of women living within Muslim-majority countries, as well as those who struggle under religious fundamentalism in general. She is the founder and President of Free Hearts Free Minds, a nonprofit charity that provides mental health support for members of the LGBTQ+ community and free thinkers living within Muslim-majority countries – where both 'crimes' can be punished by execution.  
    Her book, Unveiled, is a memoir/polemic that recalls her experiences growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic household and her arranged marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda. She is also the host of the podcast Forgotten Feminists- where she has conversations with inspirational women from restrictive religious backgrounds who have fought and who have overcome.​
    Yasmine is a co-Founder and co-Director of the CLARITy Coalition. She is also on the Board of Directors for Humanist Global Charity and for Atheists for Liberty.
    Learn More: 
    Website
    Free Hearts Free Minds
    CLARITy Coalition
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources, visit https://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    NARM Training Institute
    https://www.NARMtraining.com
    View upcoming trainings:
    https://narmtraining.com/schedule
    Join the Inner Circle:
    https://narmtraining.com/online-learning/inner-circle
    Sign up for a free preview of The NARM Inner Circle Online Membership Program: https://www.narmtraining.com/freetrial
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    The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.  
    We want to connect with you!
    Facebook @NARMtraining
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    • 54 min
    Reflections for the New Year on Connection and Continued Growth for The NARM Training Institute with Faculty Members Brad Kammer, Stefanie Klein, and Marcia Black

    Reflections for the New Year on Connection and Continued Growth for The NARM Training Institute with Faculty Members Brad Kammer, Stefanie Klein, and Marcia Black

    It's that time of year again! On this episode of Transforming Trauma, Emily Ruth welcomes esteemed NARM faculty members Brad Kammer, Stefanie Klein, and Marcia Black to reflect on developments within the NARM training community in 2023 and offer insight into their goals for the year ahead. It's a joyful and self-aware discussion, offering a transparent assessment of the program's challenges while celebrating its hard-earned successes. 
    Transforming Trauma thanks Brad, Stefanie, and Marcia for their generosity and honesty. We share their dedication to creating a global community of emotionally attuned, trauma-informed practitioners and professionals. Happy New Year to all of our community! 
    Brad Kammer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor and has worked in the field of trauma for over 20 years. As a NARM Trainer and Training Director, Brad is passionate about contributing to the growing trauma-informed movement. He is also the co-author of The Practical Guide for Healing Developmental Trauma.
    Stefanie Klein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has spent 22 years in her Los Angeles private practice. As a NARM Trainer and Assistant Training Director, Stefanie is excited to share the NARM approach with anyone looking to have more ease and efficacy in their practice.
    Marcia Black is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been in private practice for over 35 years in SF and the East Bay area specializing in treating complex and developmental trauma and other psychological conditions. As a NARM Faculty Member, she is dedicated to supporting not only the participants’ development, but also the Trainers and Institute as a whole.
    To read the full show notes and discover more resources, visit https://www.narmtraining.com/podcast
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    NARM Training Institute
    https://www.NARMtraining.com
    View upcoming trainings:
    https://narmtraining.com/schedule
    Join the Inner Circle:
    https://narmtraining.com/online-learning/inner-circle
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    The NARM Training Institute provides tools for transforming complex trauma through: in-person and online trainings for mental health care professionals; in-person and online workshops on complex trauma and how it interplays with areas like addiction, parenting, and cultural trauma; an online self-paced learning program, the NARM Inner Circle; and other trauma-informed learning resources.  
    We want to connect with you!
    Facebook @NARMtraining
    YouTube
    Instagram @thenarmtraininginstitute
     
     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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116 Ratings

Blossoms momme ,

Thank you

I love this podcast and have gotten so much comfort and insight from listening to each episode. You all are so inclusive. Thank you for the “realness”.. so powerful!

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Healing and Impactful

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

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Re/ interview with Dr. Jim Coan

A dr who sounds like he has never deeply suffered relational trauma, waxing on about normal brains. Couldn't listen to all of it but I sincerely doubt he touches on the complexity of class, resource availability, repetitive wounding, environmental stress, or what real social rejection can do to a person. Not helpful to anyone with struggle that has impacted them all their lives.

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