“Terry Maluk is a stress-management coach and author of multiple bestselling books that provide proven methods to relieve stress and rediscover joy. A member of the American Holistic Nurses Association,Terry holds a Master of Science degree in Public Health, is an accredited, certified Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping) practitioner, and a registered yoga teacher. Her extensive experience and her passion for helping others make her books excellent resources for anyone ready to start their journey toward a happier life.”
Oh so thankful for the opportunity to engage in an informative and empowering conversation with Dr. Jamie Marich, founder of The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short-film maker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate. Please join us as we discuss:
Dr. Jamie’s personal story of addiction recovery
her upcoming book release: Trauma and the 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide to Enhancing Recovery
building bridges, not walls
incorporating outside help and diverse spiritual practices
Dr. Jamie Marich describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others. She began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music while freelancing with other projects. Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Marich is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice to expressive arts therapy. She is also the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga, and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians. Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). Marich co-authored EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger, which was released with Springer Publishing in 2017. Her newest title, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery, released in April 2019. North Atlantic Books is publishing a second and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps, due for release in the Summer of 2020. Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017. In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma. NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) granted Jamie the 2019 Advocacy in EMDR Award for her using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance awareness about EMDR therapy and to reduce stigma around mental health.”
I feel incredibly blessed for the opportunity to engage in a goose-bump filled conversation with Debra Landwehr Engle and send a huge THANK YOU to podcast guest, Diane Petrella, for the introduction. Please join us as we discuss:
the journey of writing and publishing her #1 best-selling book The Only Little Prayer You Need: the Shortest Route to a Life of Joy, Abundance, and Peace of Mind
the unexpected gift of the Dalai Lama writing a foreword for her book
the power of prayer and energy exchange
utilizing “I am” statements
our potential to find joy and growth within this pandemic
Her most recent release, Let Your Spirit Guides Speak, was published in the U.S. by Hampton Roads and in Germany by Random House. It won a silver award from Nautilus, which recognizes books that build a better world.
Deb’s next book, Be the Light That You Are: 10 Principles for Bringing Peace to a Chaotic World, will be released in spring of 2019. It’s all about taking your spiritual practice out into the world and putting it to work for you every day, with practical ideas of what to say and do when life throws you challenges.
She is the co-author of Hunger in the Heartland and served as the producer and writer for the accompanying 30-minute documentary, which was broadcast on the Iowa PBS affiliate.
For many years, Deb worked as a freelance writer and editor for such national publications as Better Homes and Gardens and Country Home. She also served as project manager for custom publications, working with a number of Fortune 500 companies.
In 2005, she founded her company, GoldenTree Communications, which offers writing and personal growth retreats, as well as mentoring for authors in writing and publishing.
Deb holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Baltimore.
Her years of experience in publishing and communications, along with personal development, serve as a solid basis for her books, classes, presentations and workshops.
Deb lives near Des Moines, Iowa. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter @DebraEngle2.”
Teri welcomes Dr. Jodie Skillicorn for a deep dive conversation into the impact of trauma on depression, alternatives outside of medication for healing the resulting impact of traumatic events on mind/body/spirit, and more. Please join us as we discuss:
why medication and talk therapy have been used as a tool for helping with depression
why that often does not work
alternative healing strategies: EMDR, EFT (tapping), breathwork, mindfulness, and more
“Jodie Skillicorn is an osteopathic physician board certified in Psychiatry and a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She integrates conventional medical training with evidence-based holistic methods that include breathwork, meditation, yoga, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Mind-Body Medicine, energy medicine, nutrition, exercise, nature, and auricular acupuncture at her private practice. She is the author of Healing Depression without Medications: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Balancing Mind, Body, and Soul. She lives in Akron, Ohio, with her husband, two kids, two cats, and dog.”
“Rhiannon is your guide back to yourself. As a bodywork therapist, she focuses on healing chronic pain and the physical after effects of trauma. She helps you to change your relationship with your body so you have a solid, safe foundation to go out and change the world.
Rhiannon has been a bodyworker since before she can remember. Following a path which leads to her own healing from sexual trauma, she became officially licensed in massage and bodywork in 2014. In the 5 years she has owned her practice, Philosopher’s Stone, her work has evolved from creating altered-state inducing relaxation, to treating chronic/persistent pain, to now balancing the physical and energetic elements of people’s experiences, gifting her clients the opportunity to heal and come back to themselves. She offers both in studio and online sessions.”
“In her practice, Kelly McDaniel, LPC, NCC, CSAT, author and psychotherapist, offers Individual Intensives for women living with the generational legacy of Mother Hunger. Kelly works carefully and confidentially with clients as they navigate the tender, primitive wound that comes from an early broken heart.
Kelly is writing a new book about Mother Hunger®. to be published by Hay House in 2021. Expanding her concept of Mother Hunger from Ready to Heal (McDaniel, 2008), she has developed a treatment process to soothe the complex betrayal trauma that lies beneath maladaptive eating habits and what she calls Intimacy Intolerance.
Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2005 and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Her background includes a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.
In graduate school, Kelly minored in Women’s Studies, and formulated her practice around the principles of Relational and Cultural Theory. Additional training includes Sue Johnson’s ‘Emotionally Focused Therapy’, Pia Mellody’s ‘PIT model’, EMDR ‘Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing’ as well as Family Constellation work.
In 2008, Gentle Path Press published McDaniel’s first book Ready to Heal written for women healing from addictive love and sex. Ready to Heal outlines the inescapable impasse that occurs for women programmed for love but pathologized for desire.
In 2012, McDaniel collaborated with 9 other clinicians to write and publish Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for the Treatment of Female Love and Sex Addicts. At conferences and workshops, Kelly speaks and teaches about the cultural legacy for women that creates Mother Hunger, Addiction and Heartbreak.”
Please join me for an insightful conversation, filled with laughter, depth, and wisdom, as Shelly Pinomaki shares her information about her roles as a trauma intervention specialist and trauma response team leader, a trainer and speaker, survivor of trauma, and chaplain specializing in trauma-response in the San Diego area. Please listen in as we discuss:
her role as a speaker, trainer, chaplain, and leader in the trauma-response arena
“Inspiring others to find hope in crisis. Crisis and trauma were part of Shelly Pinomaki’s life from the beginning. Her gift for teaching and speaking shines through her own inspiring story of finding hope in tragedy. As a survivor of trauma, Shelly knows firsthand how critical crisis training is, and she’s using her voice to make a difference. Now, Shelly has helped train organizations and spoken at events inspiring others to find hope in crisis. With over 500 hours of training, numerous certifications, and experience training thousands, she can help empower and inspire any audience.
Speaking Topics: • Preparing for Crisis • Caring for Ourselves & Others in Crisis • Trauma Intervention Training • Team Crisis Response Training”
I could have talked for another few hours with Lara Kain about her roles as an educator, consultant and national speaker, helping support schools in creating trauma-informed environments. As a trauma survivor and member of the ACEs Connection staff, Lara is making a huge impact in the lives of children by guiding the education system along the road of resiliency. Join us as we discuss:
her role as an educator, speaker, advocate of trauma-informed approaches
her personal journey as an at-risk youth and trauma survivor
“As the Southern California community facilitator for ACEs Connection and independent consultant, Lara brings her deep understanding of the importance of schools as community drivers for change. Lara is an experienced educator and consultant who speaks nationally on implementing trauma-informed practices in schools and building holistic, trauma-responsive systems. Lara brings over two decades of experience at the local, state and national level, including developing programs for integrating trauma-informed practices into community schools in Los Angeles. She worked for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as the state homeless coordinator, and practiced her first love, teaching ‘at-risk’ youth. Lara has a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MPA from The Evergreen State College. As an example of her understanding of the micro and the macro, Lara’s experience ranges from supporting individual teachers to designing a trauma-informed schools pilot implemented in 20 schools across the country. Lara has worked both as a teacher and administrator putting the science of building resilience into practice. For Lara, who is a trauma survivor and was herself an ‘at-risk’ youth, this work is deeply personal. She understands what schools can and should look like to benefit ALL children. As the mother of two adopted sons, she understands the effects of developmental trauma and what it takes to overcome it. Born in the Midwest, she lived for over a decade in the Pacific Northwest, and is now a transplant to Southern California, where she lives with her husband and two boys. The beach is her happy place.”
Super excited to celebrate the 100thepisode of The Healing Place Podcast with Diane Petrella, a licensed therapist who works with sexual abuse survivors who struggle with emotional eating, weight, and body image concerns. Thank you, Diane, for joining me to discuss:
her role as a licensed therapist helping clients with sexual abuse history
food addiction as a result of childhood trauma
adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and hypervigilance
“Diane Petrella, MSW is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach specializing in mind-body-spirit approaches to self-growth, healing, and weight loss. Early in her career she co-founded the first child sexual abuse treatment program in Rhode Island and for many years routinely testified in court as an expert witness in the area of child and adult sexual assault and post-traumatic stress. She has 30 years experience working with sexual abuse survivors to help them overcome trauma and reclaim a loving and respectful connection with their bodies.”
As many of you know, I host the internationally downloaded Healing Place Podcast. I do my own editing using a fairly easy software, Wondershare Filmora, and can usually work through any hiccups found in the recordings. However, I ran into a snag last week when my own audio feed was scrambled. I had no idea during the recording process and only discovered the problem when I started editing. Needless to say, I discovered I am not a sound engineer.
That left me scrambling for a solution for the upcoming Friday podcast release. I could bump up the remaining recorded interviews, but one of them was a celebration of podcast episode number 100! That nixed that idea. I happened to be running around with my eighty-four year old mother the day after discovering my recording dilemma when the idea hit me to record an impromptu Facebook Live interview with her.
A little history might help.
I have described my mom as that cute little Gizmo character from the movie, Gremlins. She is sweet and cute and an angel on earth.
But add vodka . . . and just like those Mogwai in the movie, Gremlins, if they eat after midnight, all hell breaks loose. My mom would transform into a cruel, at-times violent and suicidal addict. I experienced flashbacks during EMDR Therapy of waking as a child to find my blank-eyed mother standing over me with a butcher knife in her hand. She denies such acts to this day.
I was the “good girl” in our family. Living a life of co-dependency, searching for my mother’s love and approval most often when she was drinking, and always there to clean up the mess alongside my younger sister. That is until July, 2019. I answered my sister’s phone call as I stood atop a mountain resort in Estes Park, Colorado. Hundreds of miles from home. In that moment, as I was informed of another hospitalization of my mom, brought on by a drinking binge carried out with the intent to die, that I reached my tipping point.
Hit a wall.
Broke the poor camel’s back with that last straw.
Said to the universe with zero hesitation . . .
I walked away from my elderly mother in that moment. And did not speak to her for the next three months. And it hurt my soul to do so. I cried. I shook off Catholic guilt. Yet I stayed firm. And as each day passed, I became more determined in my resolve to give her the space she needed to save herself. It was time for her to clean up her own mess and face those long-avoided demons of her own childhood.
She called me in October. I answered. And I’m not sure why I took the call that time. Something compelled me to do so. She was sober. Happy. And looking for resolution in our relationship. I was more than willing to honor her needs and give her a chance, yet again.
This past Christmas she asked if she could skip our traditional family gathering. I asked her if she was afraid she’d be triggered to crave alcohol and she admitted, yes. I, again, honored her needs and we changed our family plans. Instead we surprised her with a quick ten minute visit to her place which left her smiling and grateful.
Now here we are . . . six months in. She continues to celebrate her sobriety. As do I.
When grandma, or in our case GJ, celebrates sobriety, we share it with the world!