22 episodes

Truth and Consequences is a podcast about trauma and its aftermath. Each episode explores the difficult and often surprising challenges that affect us in the wake of trauma and other life-altering events, including the destructive effects of revictimization. Focus is paid to the value of facing the truth and healing through relationships.

Truth and Consequences Miranda Pacchiana, MSW

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Truth and Consequences is a podcast about trauma and its aftermath. Each episode explores the difficult and often surprising challenges that affect us in the wake of trauma and other life-altering events, including the destructive effects of revictimization. Focus is paid to the value of facing the truth and healing through relationships.

    Maddie & Me

    Maddie & Me

    Maddie Morris is a contemporary folk musician who won the BBC Radio 2 young folk award in 2019 and has been described as "leading the next generation of socially conscious songwriters." Maddie’s music uses personal storytelling to embody political ideas, and their music tackles issues ranging from LGBTQIA identities to poverty, sexual violence, and voting to name a few. Maddie's first EP, Purgatory was described as being the “manifesto for survivors of abuse forced to self-isolate in the COVID19 Pandemic”. 
    Watch Maddie perform their award-winning song Where Do We Go From Here.

    Read my blog post about Maddie here.
    Learn more about Maddie on their website.
    The book Maddie referenced is Scars by Cheryl Rainfield.
    Find the Truth & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Find the Second Wound website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Learn about personal coaching with host Miranda Pacchiana, MSW on the Second Wound website coaching page.

    • 53 min
    An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence

    An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence

    Ryan Soscia is the Founder & CEO of JDoe, a reporting app for survivors of sexual assault that identifies repeat offenders. Ryan explains the app's intriguing origin story in which a group of his friends identified a mutual abuser and the stunning events that followed.  Ryan's firsthand experience inspired him to create the app as a way to reduce sexual violence by solving the problem of underreported repeat offenders. Learn how the app work, then help increase its effectiveness simply by spreading the word. 
    Show Notes
    Download the app and learn more on the JDoe website. 
    Read about Ryan and JDoe in The Day
    Find the Truth & Consequences Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Find the Second Wound website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Learn about personal coaching with host Miranda Pacchiana, MSW on the Second Wound website coaching page.
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    • 42 min
    Beneath the Surface of Sobriety Lies Trauma

    Beneath the Surface of Sobriety Lies Trauma

    Jen Elizabeth speaks openly about addiction recovery with an emphasis on the trauma that frequently underlies addiction and the emotional work required to stop using, develop new coping mechanisms, and begin to heal from trauma.

    Jen was raised in a cult where she was sexually abused by her pastor and neglected by her parents. She became addicted to alcohol and drugs at a young age, ended up homeless, and in and out of prison. Today Jen is a respected speaker, a mom of two young children, and the author of the book Shape of a Woman. She is the creator of Ressurektion of me and leads the Sober Moms recovery group. Jen is an outspoken survivor with a passion for helping others.

    Find the Truth & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Find the Second Wound website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Learn about personal coaching with host Miranda Pacchiana, MSW on the Second Wound website coaching page.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Moment of Truth

    Moment of Truth

    It's just me, Miranda, in the first episode since filing a sexual assault lawsuit. I talk about what's happened in my life since and discuss statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse, the NY Child Victims Act, my first tattoo, and more.

    Find the Truth & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Find the Second Wound website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Learn about personal coaching with host Miranda Pacchiana, MSW on the Second Wound website coaching page.
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    • 19 min
    Honor with Action

    Honor with Action

    Po Murray, Chair of the grassroots Newtown Action Alliance, is a friend and personal hero. She explains the grassroots group's efforts to stem gun violence through legislation and cultural change. We also talk about activism as a means of addressing trauma, and the widespread effects of gun violence in America.
    Visit the Newtown Action Alliance website and sign up for newsletters with action alerts and updates, or to volunteer from anywhere in the country.
    Sign up for the Junior Newtown Action Alliance Summer Music Series.
    Help get out the vote with Turnout 2020.

    Visit the Truth & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Check out the Second Wound website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Learn about personal coaching with host Miranda Pacchiana, MSW on the Second Wound website coaching page. 
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    • 45 min
    EMDR: What it is and How it Works

    EMDR: What it is and How it Works

    Psychotherapist and EMDR consultant Barbara Heffernan, LCSW explains how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing works and walks listeners through the application of this effective trauma treatment. Barbara discusses the positive outcomes she sees as a trauma specialist when treating patients with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR. Miranda describes her own brief experience as an EMDR patient and asks Barbara for her take on the results. 
    Show Notes
    Learn about Barbara Heffernan’s psychotherapy practice and coaching courses and YouTube channel including her video on EMDR.

    Visit the Truth & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Check out the Second Wound website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Learn about personal coaching with host Miranda Pacchiana, MSW on the Second Wound website coaching page. 
    Want to treat yourself & support the show? Check out our affiliate Buffy for cozy, affordable bedding products that are safe for animals, the environment, and your budget! Get a Free Trial, Free Shipping, Free Returns at Buffy!
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Amecole ,

Beautiful & Healing

Wow - what a beautiful podcast. The insight, affirmation and healing journeys that Miranda and her incredible guests share have been so helpful for me in navigating my own healing journey. Highly recommend!

Jana's Up in Here ,

Thank you for this much needed podcast

As a survivor, I find it very healing and comforting to be able to hear about topics regarding childhood abuse from amazing survivors of childhood abuse. I absolutely love it. I would like to suggest an episode talking about how memory works when one endured childhood sexual abuse from an early age as it is something I believe would benefit us so much to understand more. Congratulations on your amazing work!!

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Tackles tough topics

This is an authentic look at difficult subjects around traumatization and healing. Miranda has an empathetic ear for guests who share difficult stories and their unique journeys. Kudos to the guests and host for bringing their stories to the public.

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