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  • 00:30

    Forgiveness & Post-Trauma Recovery: Is It Right For You?

    in Self Help

    This program is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma."

    It can seem completely unfathomable to forgive the abuser/perpetrator after a trauma. However, studies have shown that forgiveness can produce real effects in helping make peace with the past. Each survivor must make the choice that feels appropriate for him/her. On this show we hope to provide information that assists survivors in make the decision they face.

    In this rebroadcast episode of ‘Your Life After Trauma’ social entrepreneur and survivor, Leo Abdella, talks about forgiveness and its role and impact in post-trauma healing. 

    Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speaker, award-winning author and post-trauma coach. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight the challenges and successes of deliberately deciding to change the direction of your life. For more ideas about how to create change you choose, visit HealMyPTSD.com.

  • 00:45

    The Mental Impact of Trauma: Izzy's Journey to Recovery

    in Health

    Talking to an incredible advocate and peer about the effects of early trauma and how it can have a mental impact. Izzy talks to us about some hard facts regarding transitioning out of state institutes and how difficult it can be for individuals. She shares with us her role in her new job as a peer helping individuals with that transition.

    She also shares her personal journey of trauma induced anxiety and depression from experiences at an early age. We follow her story through her teens and into her 20's where she is now in a position of recovery and giving back to people in need.

    Izzy is incredibly knowledgable and I feel lucky to call her my friend and colleague!

  • 00:53

    Testing the Waters...Telling the Truth as I know it!

    in Self Help

    Repairing and healing from traumatically stressful situations requires truth telling.  The Truth as I tell it is intended to support MY OWN HEALING FIRST and foremost.  The BEAUTY OF IT IS....It can support YOU with HEALING FROM the same thing...IF you are a Person of Afreekan Descent.

    If you are white, you can and will see and hear yourselves,...your CULTURAL SELVES...in what I'll share.  You will make the cholce as to how you use the information...to  help of hurt me...and if you hurt me...you hurt yourself in the end...ijs




    ARE YOU:




  • 00:59

    Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercise (TRE®)

    in Health

    My guest today is Dr. David Berceli, PhD, creator of TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) which is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

    TRE® is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma is both psychological and physical. This natural shaking/vibrating response appears to be the body’s own built-in system for quieting down the brain and releasing muscular tension as a way of healing itself from chronic stress, tension and trauma

    Dr. Berceli explains the potential therapeutic value of tremors in this Youtube video and is the author of Shake it Off Naturally. 

    This Youtube video is a testimonial of a man diagnosed with Essential Tremors who found TRE helpful. 

    For further information and to find a practitioner visit TRE®  

  • 01:16

    TREATMENT & RECOVERY: The Graduate

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  It is usually after a 18-24 month treatment and recovery process that an addict who enters treatment, successfully completes treatment and all the necessary phases, is ready to present themselves for Graduation. The potential Graduate must submit what can only be called a summarized life story thesis focusing on where they were, where they are, and where they're going. We'll discuss what constitutes a Graduate. Though essentially they're all different, they all have had to accomplish similar goals to achieve Graduate status.

    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:09

    What is the Biggest Roadblock to Recovery?

    in Health

    In my decade long research into the factors that cause the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, one factor stands out. Most people do not recognize or acknowledge the profound impact it has on sustaining symptoms day in and day out. What in the world is this mysterious cause? 

    Listen to learn more about the biggest roadblock to recovery from Parkinson's. 

  • TREATMENT & RECOVERY: THE UNWRITTENS: In The Beginning........

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The path to Treatment and Recovery is guided by what we call "The Unwritten Philosophies".  There are approxiametly 14-17 (depending on who you ask) unwritten philosophies. There is no debate however on which one's are what we call the 'Core Four".  Incorporation of the Core Four is essessential for laying the proper foundation of treatment and establishing a path to recovery.  The Core Four: Honesty; Trust in your Environment; Act as If; Responsible Love and Concern.

    Show Segments:  Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 01:54

    RECOVERY ROMANCES: The Attraction Distraction

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    Show Topic:  The argument against co-ed facilities is buffered by the frequency in which clients in residential treatment facilities are engaging in romantic relationships. The rate of success of these relationships are so low it doesn't even register statisically. These Recovery Romances also initiate in 12 Step support groups, and other recovery formats.  What does register are the recovery processes derailed.  Why do these Recovery Romances get started? Why are the particpants resistant to outside influence against the relationships? Is true individual recovery possible when you are involved in a Recovery Romance? Lets dig down into this dilema.........

    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topics, Recovery Support Time

  • 03:00

    Surviving Head Trauma on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

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    Terry Smith became an advocate and writer as a result of severe Traumatic Brain Injury sustained in OCS summer training after his freshman year of college. In plan, he was to build a military career, be elected to senate, and then become President of the United States. In reality, he flat-lined twice during brain surgery and woke up from a coma with amnesia. To develop memory, he was to record daily life by writing. Three years later, he returned to college and graduated. He was awarded a writing fellowship with Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. Over the following years, he worked in film and television for 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, and Orion Pictures. He has written three books – Jason’s Final Coming, Helvena, and Surviving Head Trauma. He is also an award winning playwright - Cherry Street Park, The Funny Thing About Death, and The Bar on 3rd St. His life advocacy is for raising awareness and prevention of TBI. See www.terrysmithbooks.com

    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. Guests share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery.

    More will be revealed! Tune in, and call in. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me." We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.

    Front portion of the show is a featured guest, the back is Open Mic and some great Indy Music sure to inspire! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" us at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org & /braininjuryradionetwork

  • 01:59

    THE DAYTOP (OCG) PHILOSOPHY: The Individual's Recovery Manifesto

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: The DAYTOP (OCG) Philosophy is a manifesto for the individual seeking to reclaim their lives from the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual grip of addiction. Although written by a client (name unknown) in the mid 1960's and adopted as the Philosophy, it is universal, for all addicts, no matter where they may be seeking to engage the recovery process. We will go between the lines and read between each line to draw out, its true meaning.

    Show Segments: Happy Recap, News, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time.

  • 00:10

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The Great Sabotage

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  You're progressing through treatment. You've turned the corner. You see the end of the treatment road on the horizon. The end of the safety of the cocoon is near. Your tool kit is stocked. It's now about repetition, practice, and exercising your new or readjusted attitutude and behaviors. Then BOOM (or BAM), you blow it up. You "engineer" a relapse. You SABOTAGE yourself, and the process. Why do we do this to ourselves?!?

    Show Segments:  Recap, Shpw Topic, Recovery Support Time