The Healing Place Podcast: Samantha Wettje – the 16 Strong Project; & Youth Empowerment and Resilience Building Initiatives

A shout out of gratitude to Samantha Wettje, co-founder of the 16 Strong Project and an adolescent mental well-being advocate, as she joins me to discuss her passion in regards to:

  • the 16 Strong Project: the mission, the programs, and the meaning of the name
  • her personal story of resilience and triumph
  • Every Voice Heard initiative
  • youth empowerment and resilience-building programs
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Samantha is the co-founder of the 16 Strong Project and an adolescent mental well-being advocate. She created the 16 Strong Project in 2017 in response to what she experienced as a young person, living with a mentally ill and addicted parent, struggling to find answers and understand what was happening in her life. It wasn’t until she finished college, and shared her story with many of her friends, that she realized that she was not the only one, and that what happened to her mattered. So many times people do not realize they are not alone or that what they are experiencing has a name. Determined to ensure that the next generation of youth is equipped to handle their adversity, and not suffer in silence, Samantha created a program to empower resilience to adverse childhood experiences, because she believes what happens to all of us matters.

Samantha has an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a B.S.in Financial Economics from Binghamton University. In addition to her work with the 16 Strong Project, Samantha is actively involved with the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s EASEL Lab for social-emotional learning, Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project and Journey into Education and Teaching (JET), a non-profit aiming to increase teacher diversity in Massachusetts.

Samantha is an avid traveler, exercise enthusiast, sports junkie, loves diners, music, reading, ice cream, her cat Boots, and most of all, the New York Mets.”

Learn more about Samantha and her mission at https://www.16strongproject.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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The Healing Place Podcast: Fritzi Horstman – Defining Justice; Forgiveness; Impact of Untreated ACEs; & the Compassion Prison Project

I feel honored to have had the opportunity to sit with Fritzi Horstman, founder and Executive Director of the Compassion Prison Project, to discuss her brilliant and beautiful insights on:

  • the Compassion Prison Project philosophies
  • impact of untreated ACEs (adverse childhood experiences)
  • comorbidity of COVID – trauma
  • prefrontal cortex and amygdala functions during trauma
  • forgiveness
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of the Compassion Prison Project an organization dedicated to bringing compassion, childhood trauma awareness and creative inspiration to all men and women living behind bars.

She directed “Step Inside the Circle,” after working with 30 incarcerated men living at Kern Valley State Prison for over a year and learning about the extent of their childhood trauma.

She produced HBO’s “The Defiant Ones” directed by Allen Hughes which premiered July 9, 2017 and has garnered several awards including IDA Best Limited Series, NAACP Outstanding Director in a Television Movie or Special, Grammy for Best Music Film and was nominated for five Emmy Awards including Best Documentary.

Her first feature, “Take A Number,” which she wrote, produced, and directed, debuted at the Slamdance festival in 1997.

She served as a co-producer and post producer on numerous features and documentaries for Paramount Network Television, Universal Television , VH1, UPN, Lifetime, Showtime, FX Networks, the CW and CBS including the acclaimed “The Day Reagan was Shot,” “Our America,” which premiered at Sundance 2002, “Edge of America,” which premiered at Sundance 2004 and “Lila and Eve” which premiered at Sundance 2015.

She directed several shorts and documentary shorts, one of which, “Downtown,” won an award at the USA Film Festival.

She directed a documentary on James Joyce entitled “Joyce to the World,” featuring Brian Dennehy, Frank McCourt and Finnoula Flanagan.

Fritzi is passionate about equality, civil rights, education and stories about justice. It is her life’s work to makes sure these stories get told.

Fritzi studied at New York University’s summer film program and received a Bachelor of Arts in Film and English from Vassar College.”

Learn more about Fritzi and her mission at https://compassionprisonproject.org/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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The Healing Place Podcast: Rev. Dr. Bobby Cabot – Inner Healing Prayer; Kingdom Life Healing Ministries; & an Inspired Abundance Prayer

Such a heart-felt conversation on faith prayer, and Christian healing philosophy, with Rev. Dr. Bobby Cabot, retired United Methodist pastor, preacher, and teacher. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Rev. Dr. Bobby’s mission through Kingdom Life Healing Ministries
  • Inner Healing Prayer
  • stories of prayer and Christ’s healing power in action
  • an abundance prayer as inspired in the moment
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Dr. Cabot is a retired United Methodist pastor who believes in the full gospel of Christ for salvation, healing and deliverance. She received her M.A. Biblical Studies and M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and her Doctorate in Formational Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary.

She was called by God into healing ministry 30 years ago, devoting herself to conscientiously study under the prominent healing theologians of our time. Over the last decades of learning, observation and experience, she has discovered the impact of facilitating Inner Healing Prayer, a healing paradigm also known as “healing of emotions” or “healing of memories”. The Inner Healing Prayer is a unique ministry that only Christ can do, where the human facilitator is just that – the one who helps the person receiving prayer come into the presence of Christ for His divine touch.

Since retiring as a United Methodist pastor, Dr. Cabot travels the US and beyond to preach and teach about healing and deliverance through informational weekend conferences, experiential workshops and facilitator training academies for her non-profit, Kingdom Life Healing Ministries.

She believes in the healing power of the risen Christ as revealed through Holy Scriptures, church tradition and her own experience. Her passion is to bring others to personal healing through Christ to glorify God and equip disciples.”

Learn more about Rev. Dr. Bobby and her mission at https://klhm.org/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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The Healing Place Podcast: Damla Aktekin – Healing Energetic Wounds, Impacts of Genetic Trauma, & Crystal and Sound Healing

Much gratitude goes out to Damla Aktekin, healer, coach, and writer, for sharing her wisdom on energetic healing. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Damla’s own healing journey
  • healing energetic wounds
  • the impacts of genetic trauma
  • crystal and sound healing practices
  • and so much more!

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Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Damla Aktekin is a Healer, Coach, and Writer, who helps other self-healers and healers move beyond their energetic wounds and shine brighter than they thought possible so that they can fully show up in their lives to heal themselves, their families and their soul-tribe. She is the creator of the Chakra Bliss Healing method that simplifies healing with crystals, author of 40 Days Of Shanti Mantra Journal, and the host of the Conversations With Healers Podcast. She loves holding healing space for those with energetic wounds and teaching bliss-filled healing, movement, and meditation journeys. You can find out more about her offerings on her website: https://adropofom.com.”

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Peace to you all!

Teri

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The Healing Place Podcast: Becky Haas – Positive Childhood Experiences; Building a Trauma-Informed Community; & Reducing Recidivism

Ever so grateful to have had the pleasure of chatting with Becky Haas, author, speaker, and trainer, as she shares her wisdom on adverse childhood experiences and the impact of trauma on a community level. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Becky’s pivotal role in developing and implementing trauma-informed strategies
  • defining PCEs (positive childhood experiences)
  • building trauma-informed communities
  • the critical need for reducing recidivism
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Known for her contagious enthusiasm, Becky Haas is a seasoned presenter on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work in developing a trauma informed region throughout Northeast Tennessee. Her seasoned presentation experience includes trips to Delaware presenting to state leadership at the invitation of their First Lady, as well as training Juvenile Justice systems in Virginia and Tennessee. She has developed training content for a diverse group of professional sectors including Trauma Informed Policing training which is certified in two states for officer in-service credit and she has delivered it to the Oklahoma City Police Department, as well as precincts within Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Currently she is working with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police to implement a plan to make this training available to all members of law enforcement in Tennessee. Becky is a highly sought-out trainer for educators often working directly with school Superintendents to impact entire school districts in beginning their journey to create trauma sensitive schools.

She is experienced in working with city governments in several states providing leadership the tools to advance cities in becoming trauma informed. Since 2016, she has authored numerous articles in the global online publication ACEs Connection. In 2019 Becky co-authored the Building a Trauma Informed Community toolkit for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Service which is also featured in the global online publication, ACEs Connection Growing Resilient Communities 2.1. Her work has also been published in John’s Hopkins, Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action; and the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Becky served as the Trauma Informed Administrator for a regional healthcare system providing training development and delivery to healthcare staff in multiple hospitals as well as was instrumental in raising awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a social determinant to poor health and addiction within rural Appalachia. Prior to working in healthcare, she was the Director of a grant-funded crime prevention program for the Johnson City Police Department which is credited for reducing drug related and violent crime in a historic crime neighborhood by 40% and creating a first probation program of its kind in Tennessee which now serves as a state model for reducing recidivism. She also assisted in strengthening relationships between police and community including culturally diverse populations which resulted in launching the first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. unity march in 2015. Under her leadership these crime prevention efforts were awarded the Outstanding Crime Prevention Program of the Year for the southern region by the National Criminal Justice Association in 2014 and are listed by the U.S. Department of Justice as a success story.

Becky earned a Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience from Florida State University and has completed courses in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBIR) and Trauma Informed Classrooms from Texas Christian University. She has been certified as a trauma informed care trainer by the SAMHSA Gains Center and the Tennessee Building Strong Brains Program. She has been an active member of the Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) since 2017 and is a member of the strategy team for the National Trauma Campaign. She has been an ordained minister since 1996 and completed ministerial training at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1979. Becky has been the recipient of numerous personal awards including a regional Women’s Tribute Award as a Transformational Woman in 2019. She was awarded the Anita Steiner Award from Goodwill Industries for implementing job skill training into the reentry community and was inducted into the Social Work Honor Society at King University for her above and beyond contributions which embody the heart and mission of the Social Work profession. Becky is married to Jonathan and their greatest joys in life are their two sons and their growing families.”

Learn more about Becky and her mission at https://beckyhaas.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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The Healing Place Podcast: Stacey Oldert – Holistic Mental Wellness & Fitness; the 3 Brains; & Faith

Happy to be joined by Stacey Oldert, holistic mental health and fitness advocate, as she shares her passion and insights on mental wellness. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Stacey’s personal journey through trauma to triumph
  • mental wellness & mental fitness
  • the 3 brains
  • utilizing faith on along the healing journey
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Holistic Mental Wellness Advocate/EducatorMental Fitness ExpertNASM Certified Trainer -16 yearsStott Certified Pilates Instructor- 15 yearsBachelor’s Degree in Exercise ScienceI am an Entrepreneur helping to lead the global Mental Wellness revolution. My mission is to inspire people to love and believe in themselves through nutrition, movement, & mindfulness.  I believe we can love people back to life and live life to the full! Connect with me at:Facebook : @StaceyOldertInstagram:@AcethewavesLinkedIn: @StaceyOldertYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRoJ3OY7XEsCDnJWIQsQwhgBusiness Facebook Page: @DerekandStaceyOldertLink for a FREE 5 min. Mental Wellness Assessment :  http://ltl.is/jhZtQMy business website: http://ltl.is/h7DGd

Learn more about Stacey and her mission at https://www.amare.com/13242/en-US/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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The Healing Place Podcast: Rev. Connie Habash – Awakening from Anxiety; Psycho-Spiritual Tools, & 7 Keys to Overcoming Anxiety

A huge thank you to Rev. Connie Habash, psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and inter-faith minister, for sitting with me as she shares her wisdom. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Rev. Connie’s book Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Anxiety Relief
  • a discussion of the 7 Keys to Overcoming Anxiety
  • an explanation of psycho-spiritual tools
  • helping spiritual people overcome anxiety
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, yoga & meditation teacher, interfaith minister, and author of Awakening from Anxiety: A Spiritual Guide to Living a More Calm, Confident, and Courageous Life.

Over the last 27 years, she has helped hundreds of students and clients overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and spiritually awaken. Rev. Connie is also committed to nurturing and heart-centered spiritual community. She leads online programs worldwide, as well as retreats, workshops, and yoga teacher trainings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Discover more at her website: https://www.AwakeningSelf.com/  or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AwakeningSelf

Learn more about Rev. Connie and her mission at: https://www.awakeningself.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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The Healing Place Podcast: Stacy Brookman – Emotional Abuse Self-Care & Healing Strategies

Grateful for the opportunity to engage in a self-care strategy discussion with previous podcast guest and the Emotional Abuse Summit host, Stacy Brookman. Please join us was we dive into:

  • her journey through an emotionally abusive relationship
  • tools for overcoming the impact of emotional abuse
  • strategies for creating safety
  • the healing power of writing
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Stacy Brookman is a Resilience and Life Storytelling Expert. She produces the Real Life Resilience podcast and the Emotional Abuse Recovery and Resilience Summit. She helps smart, outwardly confident women who secretly have low self-esteem issues due to an emotionally abusive partner take back control and begin to develop the resilience they need to be themselves again. She does that by helping them write their tough life stories. Women leverage her to unleash their stories so they can command their personal power and emerge resilient and joyful. She helps them gain clarity from their life lessons, lean on their hard-won wisdom and have power to feel confident in themselves again. She believes that life is a story…and it’s never too late to start telling yours.”

Learn more about Stacy and her mission at: https://www.stacybrookman.com/ and http://emotionalabusesummit.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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The Healing Place Podcast: Michael Skinner – Mental Health Advocacy and “Songs for the Keys to Your Life”

A deep, yet smile-filled conversation with Michael Skinner, musician and trauma advocate. Please join us as we sit down to discuss:

  • his role as a musician and the importance of music for the healing journey
  • his role as a trauma and mental health advocate
  • his own personal story of triumph over childhood trauma
  • the importance of trauma practicing approaches to guided healing
  • a special live performance of one of his own songs
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“Michael Skinner is a nationally known award-winning advocate survivor addressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns through public speaking and his music – he has spoken at the National Press Club, was a keynote presenter for a conference held by the United Nations, The State Department and Georgetown University on the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and adults and he has appeared on many TV, radio and Internet shows – he was part of the Oprah Winfrey Shows that addressed the issues of males sexually abused as children. His music and advocacy website has been visited by well over a million visitors and he has formed the non-profit, the Surviving Spirit, that offers Hope, Healing and Help for those impacted by trauma, abuse and mental health challenges through the creative arts, advocacy, education, a monthly newsletter and website.

His role as a consultant and trainer for the Federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s, National Center for Trauma Informed Care and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors has been crucial in helping to shape the policy initiatives and directives for the delivery and implementation of trauma informed care and services.”

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Learn more about Michael and his mission at: http://www.mskinnermusic.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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The Healing Place Podcast: David Stone – Unsubscribing from Anxiety; Fearlessness; Changing Mental Habits; Goal-setting vs. Decision-making

Grateful for the opportunity to engage in an enlightening conversation with David Stone as he joined me to discuss:

  • his book Unsubscribe from Anxiety: Opt out of the myth that worry is required and take charge of your own life now
  • what is fearlessness?
  • the impact of changing our mental habits
  • goal-setting vs. decision-making
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.

Bio:

“David Stone is a transformational speaker and author, dedicated to helping people overcome the anxieties, worries and self-doubts that keep us all from achieving our highest potential. Fed up with the fear, anxiety and self-doubt that got in the way of the life he wanted to live, he set out to find a better way. Now he shares what he’s learned through books, workshops, online courses, keynotes and blogs. He is a provocative, inspiring and disruptive writer, speaker and change agent. He makes hard topics accessible and helps people enjoy the expansion of their comfort zones. He firmly believes that your parachute can’t open till after you’ve jumped out of the plane.

David is a professional member of the National Speaker’s Association and a Certified Trainer in the Jack Canfield Success Principles.”

Learn more about David and his mission at: https://www.i-fearless.com/

Peace to you all!

Teri

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