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 You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.


“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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Peace to you all!


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