Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW is a clinical social worker, speaker, and author who specializes in the treatment of severe trauma, dissociative disorders, and PTSD.
She has worked in the field of mental health for more than four decades in diverse settings: inpatient, outpatient, and medical with adults and children, and trained in the Harvard medical teaching hospitals in Boston, MA.
She is a Clinical Supervisor, Reiki Master, Kripalu trained yoga teacher and shamanic healer in the Celtic tradition. Susan wrote the award-winning book The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out (Quest Books) in 2012. Her second book: Wisdom, Attachment and Love in Trauma Therapy: Beyond Evidence-Based Practice (2018) has just been released by Routledge Press. She has a private practice in beautiful Portland, Oregon where she lives with her husband and a menagerie of wise pets.
I'm excited and honored to have Dr. Bruce Perry back on The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.
Dr. Perry is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist.
He is a senior fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
In addition to having written more than two hundred scientific articles, Dr. Perry has coauthored with Maia Szalavitz two books for general audiences: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook and Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential — and Endangered.
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Today I’m speaking with another Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member, Parneet Chohan.
Parneet is a counselling therapist working out of Montreal, Quebec Canada who has been in practice for almost 4 years now.
She incorporates mindfulness and somatic practice with talk therapy in her counselling work and works predominantly with queer women of color.
Parneet started and runs an online resource group called the montreal healing space where both practitioners and people can share and receive resources and support.
Parneet shares the story of what inspired her to join Trauma Therapist | 2.0 and how the community has positively impacted her work, and her health!
My guest this week is Lynn Fraser.
Lynn’s story involves overcoming PTSD acquired when she was punched off of her bicycle by a mentally ill stranger as she rode to work one morning.
Since that experience and the unfolding of her healing journey, she’s become an anchor to support people’s journeys as they begin to live from their own innate wisdom and basic goodness.
Lynn learned that those of us with difficult childhoods are more likely to develop PTSD and it is this that inspires her own deeper healing, that of her clients, and the reason she wrote her book, Friends With Your Mind: How to Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts (Breathe, Relax, Heal).
I rarely dedicate podcast episodes to business stuff.
There are plenty of other podcasts out there that specialize in that.
Nevertheless, I decided to change that for this episode and invite John Clarke on the podcast.
John is a licensed therapist, business coach, and wordsmith for therapists who helps therapists fill the empty slots on their calendars and overcome their fears of digital marketing. He’s learned a lot of things the hard way in multiple practices from the ground up in highly competitive regions of the country, and started writing about those lessons at PrivatePracticeWorkshop.com.
Today, John owns a thriving private pay group practice in Charlotte, NC and is the founder of Unconditional Media, the digital marketing team for therapists in private practice nationwide.
In this episode I share about my journey--my struggles, insecurities, fears and some wins!
In this episode I speak with Trauma Therapist | 2.0 member Ashlyn Burns.
Ashlyn received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy with a certificate in Trauma Counseling and practices at a private practice based out of Rome GA.
Ashlyn, who lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, markets herself as a Trauma therapist and sees mostly women who are adult survivors of childhood complex trauma. In July of 2018 Ashlyn attended a training with the Justice Resource Institute out of the Boston.
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is the co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles and creator of the 6-month mentorship program A Course in Mindful Living. He is a psychologist, speaker and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn and MBSR Every Day. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He has his private practice in West Los Angeles, California.
David Treleaven, PhD is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of trauma, mindfulness, and social justice. He is author of the book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing published by W. W. Norton, which was a #1 New Release on Amazon.
He trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and is currently a visiting research scholar at Brown University.
He currently teaches with generative somatics, an organization that engages in trauma healing with social justice organizers, and is donating 60% of proceeds from his book to three social justice organizations that are challenging the social conditions that perpetuate trauma.
Through her many years working with people who have experienced complex trauma, Lorna remains passionate in her belief of people’s ability to heal.
She has worked for over 35 years with non-profit groups striving to end violence against women and children and believes that all trauma survivors have the right to healthy, productive and meaningful lives.
Lorna is a strong advocate for access to high-quality education and in-training service to assist providers in accompanying their clients on the client-defined pathway to healing.
Joseph Bobrow is a Zen Roshi, psychoanalyst, and author, who has long been integrating Buddhist practice with depth psychology to create relational settings in which individual and collective anguish can be transformed. Most recently he developed reintegration retreats that helped thousands of veterans, their families, and their caregivers transform the traumas of war and find peace.
Joseph and his team at Coming Home Project, a service of Deep Streams Zen Institute dedicated to alleviating debilitating trauma, discovered a process called Turning Ghosts into Ancestors; published research demonstrates how it facilitates post-traumatic growth.
Coming Home Project now offers consultation and training to create optimal environments for healing, learning, and individual and social change.
Joseph tells the story of his integrative work and its contemporary applications to building peace in Waking Up From War: A Better Way Home For Veterans And Nations, with a Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Joseph’s first book was Zen And Psychotherapy: Partners In Liberation, with comments by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh. After Midnight: Selected Poems, Joseph’s first collection of poems, was published in February 2017 by Fisher King Press. Joseph lives in Los Angeles, CA. and teaches widely.
My mission is to raise the awareness of trauma and to support new trauma healers.
I do this via my podcast, my online course, Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker, and my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0.
Today, it’s all about Trauma Therapist | 2.0.
Why I created it.
What was the inspiration.
What it’s about.
And why, if you’re a new trauma healer (of any kind) just starting out on your trauma-informed journey, you should check it out.
Right now, I’m running a $1, one-week trial where you can get access to everything Trauma Therapist | 2.0 has to offer!
You can check it out right here: Trauma Therapist | 2.0 Trial.
Angela is a survivor of sexual abuse and exploitation, and on a mission to empower others to find healing, strength and the ability to forgive. She teaches self-care techniques that rebuild confidence, reclaims one’s voice, and define what's next for positive growth in business endeavors and relationships.
Proud member: National Survivor Network; Volunteer with www.FREA.support
My TEDx Talk can be viewed on my website. My book is due spring of 2018. I enjoy Dances of Universal Peace, hiking, and adventures in the wild. I love my life and want other survivors to know that they can thrive too.
Alex Harkola is the Co-Owner of Novni, which is an anonymous writing platform built to help people cope with various levels of emotional distress from mental health issues, trauma, stress, and everything in-between.
If you’ve been traumatized by someone during your life, Alex’s story is proof that forgiveness is possible for anyone.
Alex has triumphed over multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences while growing up and is determined to inspire others that they can too.
When not glued to his desk, Alex enjoys spending time outdoors in nature, reading, playing disc golf, shooting pool, and going to church.
COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, MEd. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Board Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. With a career spanning more than two decades, she is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and developed her Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy (TM) approach after studying with numerous trauma experts and helping thousands of clients overcome trauma and grief.
Courtney Armstrong is the author of The Therapeutic “Aha!” (2015) and Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011). In her 20 years of practice she has helped thousands of clients recover from trauma, and experience deep personal transformation.
Courtney also offers training to mental health professionals, showing them how to use creativity, care, and humor to elicit transformation for their clients and make trauma recovery less painful. She is a regular contributor to magazines like the Psychotherapy Networker and The Neuropsychotherapist and has appeared on CBS Radio News, NPR affiliates, and networks in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Courtney also was my guest on episode 107 of The Trauma Therapist | Podcast.
Rachel Aidan is a successful entrepreneur, Transformative Leadership Coach, and Conscious Social Change Practitioner working with clients and projects across the U.S. and East Africa. She is a mother of three, a public speaker, a wife, a storyteller, a student, an artist, a trauma-activist, and a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about teaching and coaching for pro-social change in service to sustainable, conscious, high-impact leadership.
She holds her BA in Transformative Studies, an MA in Conscious Social Change with an emphasis in Trauma-Informed Leadership, and she is continuing studies to become a Doctor of Psychology.
Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed. is a licensed psychologist, consultant, and international educator working in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She is the developer of The Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), a trauma therapy model that employs brain-based physiological safety as the foundation for healing and is the author of The Comprehensive Resource Model: Effective therapeutic techniques for the healing of complex trauma.
Lisa has, for the past 28 years, been dedicated to creating innovative methods for working with severe dissociative disorders (Complex PTSD, DID, DDNOS), attachment disorders, and gestational trauma. She has also developed cutting-edge conceptualizations for working with sports performance (The Sports Dissociation Model, 2008) and Military PTSD. Her work bridges neuroscience and spirituality in trauma healing through a combination of traditional psychotherapy, somatic therapy, and indigenous healing methods. Her work combines neuroscience with spirituality in healing those with any and all diagnoses. She is a certified practitioner of Colin Ross’s Trauma Model and Robert Schrei’s Source Point therapy. She is trained in Usui Reiki, transpersonal psychology and has studied the breathwork and somatic concepts of Richard Brown, MD, Jeremy Youst, and Barbara Barnett.
Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker
My first online course is now live! Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker.
A process for cultivating authenticity, compassion, presence and vulnerability for those working with individual impacted by trauma.
In this episode, I share a little bit of behind the scenes of how this course began, what it is, and who it’s for--and not for.
I also talk about the bonuses going on for this week only!
Interested in checking out the course, click here: Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker
Angelica Singh is the founder and creator of a holistic approach to healing called The Embodiment Process™. She works with individuals and groups utilizing biodynamic craniosacral therapy, trauma resolution, medical intuition and depth consciousness work, and trains other healers.
Angelica’s life-changing healing crisis began at the age of 28, which led her to a deep understanding of energy systems and trauma. This event awakened Angelica’s healing abilities to new levels and through her intuitive abilities is able to help her clients find their own connection to themselves — their gifts, true purpos, and passion — with the courage to follow their unique path.
Her work was detailed as a feature article in "O, The Oprah Magazine;" she has been a frequent guest on the "Dare to Dream" Radio Talk Show, as well as "Mission Unstoppable" with Frankie Picasso, the "James Van Praagh" show and "The Autoimmune Hour" with Sharon Saylor, as well as "The Nancy Gaines Show," "Inspire Possibility" with Mark Susnow, and "Leaders in Transformation" with Nicole Jansen podcasts. She was a featured speaker and panelist at the 2018 Conscious Life Expo.
As a facilitator of healing and awakening, Angelica’s mission is to empower each person as she affects a shift in consciousness through workshops, large presentations, one-on-one in-person sessions, or globally via Skype. Angelica is soon to release an online course to share her work with individuals seeking to be healed.
I’m excited to have Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute sponsoring the podcast this month.
As part of that, I invited Sara Moser on the podcast, to talk about her experience both as a clinician, as the Admissions and Community Engagement Manager for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
Sara is currently training with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute in their Trauma Center - Trauma Sensitive Yoga program.
She is in practicum for her Master of Arts in Counselling where she provides individual counseling at the University’s clinic and she co-facilitates group therapy for adolescents in kinship placement and those in the foster system.