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You know that moment when your emotions ramp up in an instant, leaving you feeling helpless, frozen, or out of control? In that moment, you've been emotionally hijacked - the very definition of "triggered". And I want to ask you: can we play with that? I'm Nina L. Garcia: Drama Therapist and Empowerment Coach of Houston Creative Arts Therapy. Join me as we discover ways to empower you - and the people who mean the most to you - to transform hard conversations into teachable moments. Triggered: Real playful, real respectful, real empowered. New episodes Fridays at 5 AM, ~15 minutes to match your next tea break with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com.

Triggered: Can we play with that‪?‬ Nina L. Garcia

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

You know that moment when your emotions ramp up in an instant, leaving you feeling helpless, frozen, or out of control? In that moment, you've been emotionally hijacked - the very definition of "triggered". And I want to ask you: can we play with that? I'm Nina L. Garcia: Drama Therapist and Empowerment Coach of Houston Creative Arts Therapy. Join me as we discover ways to empower you - and the people who mean the most to you - to transform hard conversations into teachable moments. Triggered: Real playful, real respectful, real empowered. New episodes Fridays at 5 AM, ~15 minutes to match your next tea break with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com.

    Leaning In with Intention: Playing with LGBTQI+ Pride Week 2

    Leaning In with Intention: Playing with LGBTQI+ Pride Week 2

    Everyone has a relationship between their Self and the LGBTQI+ community: but what if your relationship isn't intentional - and what if it's not healthy? Listen in to hear how you can lean in to a more Empowered relationship with your fellow humans in the LGBTQI+ community (whether you identify as within or without!) Whether it's you who struggles with this as a trigger or someone you know - we can all use tools to recondition cultural beliefs that aren't realistic or helpful to our personal experience as a human being. It starts with you, so have a journal on hand or a good friend to dialogue with what comes up for you in this episode. And if you can't play with this today? That's okay too. Stay curious. We'll see you later, or in the next episode friend. 🌿

    TRIGGERED TOPICS TO PLAY WITH: LGBTQI+ - Cultural Reconditioning - Love is Love. Submit your own moments, and view each of the Triggered tools offered at https://houstoncreativeartstherapy.com/podcast.  Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Fridays at 5 AM, ~30 minutes for conversation sessions; ~15 minutes for tools to match your next tea break with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 
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    • 14 min
    "They Just Love Each Other": Playing with LGBTQI+ Pride Week 1

    "They Just Love Each Other": Playing with LGBTQI+ Pride Week 1

    We are all conditioned to believe a variety of things while growing up: but what if we don't want to feel or believe that way any more as adults? Listen in to hear the true story of how one self described "straight man" shared his transition to "gay pride". Whether it's you who struggles with this as a trigger or someone you know - we can all use tools to recondition cultural beliefs that aren't realistic or helpful to our personal experience as a human being. It starts with you, so have a journal on hand or a good friend to dialogue with what comes up for you in this episode. And if you can't play with this today? That's okay too. Stay curious. We'll see you later, or in the next episode friend. 🌿

    TRIGGERED TOPICS TO PLAY WITH: LGBTQI+ - Cultural Reconditioning - Love is Love . Submit your own moments, and view each of the Triggered tools offered at https://houstoncreativeartstherapy.com/podcast.  Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Fridays at 5 AM, ~30 minutes for conversation sessions; ~15 minutes for tools to match your next tea break with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 
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    #hcatwarrior #hcat2021 #houstonmentalhealth #houarts #mompreneur #houstonpodcasters #imadramatherapist #imanarttherapist #houstonselfcare #houstonwellness #midtownhou #mixedisamerica

    • 14 min
    Relational Trauma: Mental Health Awareness Week 4

    Relational Trauma: Mental Health Awareness Week 4

    Recognize trauma immediately - without getting sucked in to the emotional vortex. Come away with a creative intervention to help you recognize and process the trauma in your life, as well as resources for dealing with trauma and PTSD professionally. Whether it's your trauma or the trauma of someone you know and love - we can all use tools to recognize the hardest things in life. It starts with you, so have a journal on hand or a good friend to dialogue with what comes up for you in this episode. And if you can't play with this today? That's okay too. Stay curious. We'll see you later, or in the next episode friend. 🌿

    TRIGGERED TOPICS TO PLAY WITH: Trauma - Fear - Window of Tolerance. Submit your own moments, and view each of the Triggered tools offered at https://houstoncreativeartstherapy.com/podcast.  Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Sundays at 5 PM, ~30 minutes for conversation sessions; ~15 minutes for tools to match your next tea break with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 
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    #hcatwarrior #hcat2021 #houstonmentalhealth #houarts #mompreneur #houstonpodcasters #imadramatherapist #imanarttherapist #houstonselfcare #houstonwellness #midtownhou #mixedisamerica

    • 15 min
    Recognize Your Trauma: Mental Health Awareness Week 3

    Recognize Your Trauma: Mental Health Awareness Week 3

    Recognize trauma immediately - without getting sucked in to the emotional vortex. Come away with a creative intervention to help you recognize and process the trauma in your life, as well as resources for dealing with trauma and PTSD professionally. Whether it's your trauma or the trauma of someone you know and love - we can all use tools to recognize the hardest things in life. It starts with you, so have a journal on hand or a good friend to dialogue with what comes up for you in this episode. And if you can't play with this today? That's okay too. Stay curious. We'll see you later, or in the next episode friend. 🌿

    TRIGGERED TOPICS TO PLAY WITH: Trauma - Fear - Window of Tolerance. Submit your own moments, and view each of the Triggered tools offered at https://houstoncreativeartstherapy.com/podcast.  Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Sundays at 5 PM, ~30 minutes for conversation sessions; ~15 minutes for tools to match your next tea break with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 
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    #hcatwarrior #hcat2021 #houstonmentalhealth #houarts #mompreneur #houstonpodcasters #imadramatherapist #imanarttherapist #houstonselfcare #houstonwellness #midtownhou #mixedisamerica

    • 14 min
    Channel Your Emotions: Mental Health Awareness Week 2

    Channel Your Emotions: Mental Health Awareness Week 2

    What if there was a way to control our emotions more when it mattered? Get ready to hold your own as you 1) Notice 2) Channel, and 3) Express your emotions as energy BEFORE they hijack your world. Whether you're the person that implodes or explodes - we all need tools for balancing our emotions. It starts with you, so have a journal on hand or a good friend to dialogue with what comes up for you in this episode. And if you can't play with this today? That's okay too. Stay curious. We'll see you later, or in the next episode friend. 🌿

    TRIGGERED TOPICS TO PLAY WITH: Emotional Sobriety - Emotional Dysregulation - Emotional Stability. Submit your own moments, and view each of the Triggered tools offered at https://houstoncreativeartstherapy.com/podcast.  Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Sundays at 5 PM, ~30 minutes for conversation sessions; ~15 minutes for tools to match your next tea break with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 
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    #hcatwarrior #hcat2021 #houstonmentalhealth #houarts #mompreneur #houstonpodcasters #imadramatherapist #imanarttherapist #houstonselfcare #houstonwellness #midtownhou #mixedisamerica

    • 17 min
    Emotional Jedi: Mental Health Awareness Week 1

    Emotional Jedi: Mental Health Awareness Week 1

    What if there was a way to control our emotions more when it mattered? Get ready to use the force as you 1) Notice 2) Check In and 3) Align when your emotions are about to hijack your world. Whether you're the person that implodes or explodes - we all need tools for balancing our emotions. It starts with you, so have a journal on hand or a good friend to dialogue with what comes up for you in this episode. And if you can't play with this today? That's okay too. Stay curious. We'll see you later, or in the next episode friend. 🌿

    TRIGGERED TOPICS TO PLAY WITH: Emotional Sobriety - Emotional Dysregulation - Emotional Stability. Submit your own moments, and view each of the Triggered tools offered at https://houstoncreativeartstherapy.com/podcast.  Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Sundays at 5 PM, ~30 minutes for conversation sessions; ~15 minutes for tools to match your next tea break with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 
    ▶️
    #hcatwarrior #hcat2021 #houstonmentalhealth #houarts #mompreneur #houstonpodcasters #imadramatherapist #imanarttherapist #houstonselfcare #houstonwellness #midtownhou #mixedisamerica

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

papirentas ,

Always enlightening

From start to finish, Nina provides you with an inviting experience that allows you to sink into the topic of discussion. Whether the idea connects with you or not, you always gain a conscious to the triggers of our society

Ruffdog113 ,

Great podcast!

This is a really empowering podcast! It’s helped me learn about myself and grow personally. I highly recommend this show!

Brit Nikole ,

Short and mighty- Feeling empowered

As a forever learner and someone who works towards self awareness I enjoyed learning about the triggering continuum. I felt empowered as I reflected on these triggers, feeling like I had unearthed some secret powers of knowledge about myself.

The episode content is rich and still short where you can take the information with you and apply it without it being burdensome. I enjoyed talking about the different levels of triggers with my family. It was also great to hear the personal examples which are relatable and I so appreciated her vulnerability.

Looking forward to more episodes!

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