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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 Wednesdays, ~30 minutes, 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 • 6 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 Wednesdays, ~30 minutes, with a takeaway tool in every episode: subscribe for notifications! Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com.

    Fitting In VS Belonging with Lee Hopkins: PRIDE Special

    Fitting In VS Belonging with Lee Hopkins: PRIDE Special

    You ever feel like the odd one out...the "Black Sheep" so to speak? Lee Hopkins shared "I had the opportunity to move to California...feel like a new person, feel very welcome. But I still felt disconnected, the people who knew me didn't really know me, I couldn't tell them my deep thoughts and secrets..." In this episode - we're inviting you to play with being your authentic self  ❤️  Lean in to listen to Lee's story about how he finally created authentic connection with others.

    Get ready to:

    💌 Explore how to belong - not just with others, but also to yourself.

    💌 Play with being your authentic self.

    💌 Challenge yourself to own your truth.

    Resources:

    🎁PDF - 10 Tips To Making Memorable Conversations & Free Course - Understanding Connections. Sign up for Lee's free course here ❤️

    🎁Patterns of Possibility Website

    🎁Patterns of Possibility Instagram

    🎁Leaning In Diagram

    Whether it's you who struggles with these moments 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: Authenticity - Pride - Fitting In vs Belonging. Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Wednesdays, ~30 minutes to match your next tea break with a takeaway in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 

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    • 36 min
    Am I Powered or Empowered?

    Am I Powered or Empowered?

    Are you building Empowered bridges? "Powered Dynamic always suggest that I can take something from you or I can give something to you and that you are inherently worth less because you do not have these things." Listen in for more, as we invite you to practice using an Empowered Dynamic & building bridges ❤️

    Get ready to:

    💌 Explore how to build a bridge of understanding and dialogue.

    💌 Play with owning your truth and letting other people own their truth.

    💌 Challenge yourself to embrace the Empowered Dynamic.

    Resources:

    🎁Watch the Love and Victory Show Live at June 25, 2022 8:00 am CST

    🎁Leaning In Diagram

    🎁Empowerment Spectrum

    Whether it's you who struggles with these moments 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: Powered Dynamic - Empowered Dynamic - Owning Truths. Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Wednesdays, ~30 minutes to match your next tea break with a takeaway in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 

    #humanconnection #humanrace #humandesign #humanfirst #empowerhumans #humanup #empoweridentity #empoweredtoempower #empoweredempath #imadramatherapist #empowereachother #empowerothers #empoweryourself #selfjustice #empoweredaf #antioppressioncoaching #antioppressionconsulting #antisupremacistaf #antioppressionadvocacy #antioppressionpractices #voiceout #standupforwhatsright #antioppresivelens #standupforwhatisright #standupforwhatyoubelieve #humanist #equalitymatters
    #socialjusticeadvocate #socialjusticeforall #antioppressiveadvocacy 

    • 13 min
    Bubble Hopping to Challenge Bias

    Bubble Hopping to Challenge Bias

    "How can we take the narrative tracks that we've been taught - the stories that we've been taught to believe about ourself, about other people, and about groups of people - and actively switch the tracks?" Listen in for more, as we invite you to use bubble hopping to disrupt unhelpful narratives and bias ❤️ Lean in to hear Nina's guide to self-exploration without feeling shame.

    Get ready to:

    💌 Explore how to get out of your bubble and lean into someone else's bubble.

    💌 Play with increasing your flexibility and enjoying the world around you.

    💌 Challenge yourself to disrupt different narratives using bubble hopping.


    Resources:

    🎁Invisibilia episode featuring Max Hawkins and Bubble Hopping

    🎁Leaning In Diagram

    Whether it's you who struggles with these moments 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: Pride - Bubble Hopping - Prejudice. Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Wednesdays, ~30 minutes to match your next tea break with a takeaway in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 

    #humanconnection #humanrace #humandesign #humanfirst #empowerhumans #humanup #empoweridentity #empoweredtoempower #empoweredempath #imadramatherapist #empowereachother #empowerothers #empoweryourself #selfjustice #empoweredaf #antioppressioncoaching #antioppressionconsulting #antisupremacistaf #antioppressionadvocacy #antioppressionpractices #voiceout #standupforwhatsright #antioppresivelens #standupforwhatisright #standupforwhatyoubelieve #humanist #equalitymatters
    #socialjusticeadvocate #socialjusticeforall #antioppressiveadvocacy 

    • 19 min
    Challenging Your Bias with Nina Garcia

    Challenging Your Bias with Nina Garcia

    Got bias? You're not alone. "I have a bias here...that I had not really been invited to realize until this moment..." Listen in for more, as we invite you to hold yourself accountable, and own your truth in playful ways ❤️ Lean in to hear Nina's personal experience of being triggered by a particular idea - only to realize she needed to own her truth in order to move beyond her discomfort.

    Get ready to:

    💌 Explore how to hold yourself accountable.

    💌 Play with discovering your biases - inherited or otherwise.

    💌 Challenge yourself how to deal with individual culture crash.

    Resources:

    🎁Individual Culture

    Whether it's you who struggles with these moments 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: Inherited Biases - Culture Clash - Prejudice. Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Wednesdays, ~30 minutes to match your next tea break with a takeaway in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 

    #humanconnection #humanrace #humandesign #humanfirst #empowerhumans #humanup #empoweridentity #empoweredtoempower #empoweredempath #imadramatherapist #empowereachother #empowerothers #empoweryourself #selfjustice #empoweredaf #antioppressioncoaching #antioppressionconsulting #antisupremacistaf #antioppressionadvocacy #antioppressionpractices #voiceout #standupforwhatsright #antioppresivelens #standupforwhatisright #standupforwhatyoubelieve #humanist #equalitymatters
    #socialjusticeadvocate #socialjusticeforall #antioppressiveadvocacy 

    • 19 min
    “Freedom Beyond Trauma” with Ann Hince

    “Freedom Beyond Trauma” with Ann Hince

    How do you deal with a trigger that’s years - maybe even decades - old? Ann Hince shared how a moment thinking “I was this fearful mother and they told me I had done something wrong..." led to an onslaught of emotions regarding her childhood. In this episode - we're inviting you to play with freeing your emotions ❤️ Lean in to listen to Ann's story about how she found emotional freedom.

    Get ready to:

    💌 Explore how Ann uses EFT method whenever she is emotionally triggered.

    💌 Play with becoming aware with your emotions and physical sensations.

    💌 Challenge yourself to fully explore and express emotions that may have been suppressed.

    Resources:

    🎁 Ann Hince's Website

    🎁 Ann Hince's Facebook Page

    🎁 On a Pathway to Insight

    🎁 Ann Hince's YouTube Channel

    🎁 Book: A Pathway to Insight

    Whether it's you who struggles with these moments 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: Trauma - Emotional Triggers - Projection. Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Wednesdays, ~30 minutes to match your next tea break with a takeaway in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 

    #humanconnection #humanrace #humandesign #humanfirst #empowerhumans #humanup #empoweridentity #empoweredtoempower #empoweredempath #imadramatherapist #empowereachother #empowerothers #empoweryourself #selfjustice #empoweredaf #antioppressioncoaching #antioppressionconsulting #antisupremacistaf #antioppressionadvocacy #antioppressionpractices #voiceout #standupforwhatsright #antioppresivelens #standupforwhatisright #standupforwhatyoubelieve #humanist #equalitymatters
    #socialjusticeadvocate #socialjusticeforall #antioppressiveadvocacy 

    • 38 min
    “When Suicidality Creeps In” with Nina Garcia

    “When Suicidality Creeps In” with Nina Garcia

    “This is a human thing...Resilient, strong, badass people can also struggle with suicidality." And in this episode - we're inviting you to play with normalizing conversations around mental health and wellness when some part of you is so triggered it affects You as a whole ❤️  Lean in to listen to Nina's story about how suicidality crept in during her divorce - and how she got her whole Self back.

    Get ready to:

    💌 Explore how suicidality may creep in when you least expect it.

    💌 Play with addressing the automatic thoughts in your head as "Parts" of you.

    💌 Challenge yourself to feel your feelings, and put your mental health first!


    Resources:
    🎁 Leaning In Diagram

    Whether it's you who struggles with these moments 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: Suicidal Thoughts - Divorce  - Mental Health Awareness. Be sure to subscribe, share, and rate/write a review if this is your jam friends. New episodes Wednesdays, ~30 minutes to match your next tea break with a takeaway in every episode: subscribe for notifications. Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music at https://www.purple-planet.com. 

    #humanconnection #humanrace #humandesign #humanfirst #empowerhumans #humanup #empoweridentity #empoweredtoempower #empoweredempath #imadramatherapist #empowereachother #empowerothers #empoweryourself #selfjustice #empoweredaf #antioppressioncoaching #antioppressionconsulting #antisupremacistaf #antioppressionadvocacy #antioppressionpractices #voiceout #standupforwhatsright #antioppresivelens #standupforwhatisright #standupforwhatyoubelieve #humanist #equalitymatters
    #socialjusticeadvocate #socialjusticeforall #antioppressiveadvocacy 

    • 41 min

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