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  • How Pets Help Us Heal In Trauma Recovery

    in Pets

    This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele’s original radio show, “Your Life After Trauma.”


    The first really positive step Michele took toward her recovery came in the form of deciding to get a puppy. Mired in a deep depression and feeling overwhelmed by symptoms of PTSD didn’t seem like the right time to become a pet owner but she took the plunge and boy, was it the right decision!


    Baylee and Michele met when he was just ten weeks old and they’ve been best buddies ever since. They’ve been through a lot together, including her complete recovery from PTSD. Having him around to mitigate the darkness (he’s fabulously funny and has a very emotional and interactive personality) brought a new light into her life that helped her begin to reach outside of her illness and find the necessary strength to heal.


    This episode features three guests who discussed pets and their role in post-trauma recovery. Laura Westerfield, founder of Paws and People Assisting Wounded Warriors(ppaWWs), Nick Kutsukos of Elite K9 Academy in Jupiter and Janet Austin, joined Michele to discuss just how much pets can influence your healing journey.  


    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.

  • TREATMENT and RECOVERY: Gaudenzia........The Ultimate Recovery

    in Self Help

    Show Topic: Gaudenzia is the story of a horse. What happened to this horse? Why did this horse become a symbol in the Recovery community at large, the Daytop community specifically.  Gaudenzia at one time was celebrated in place of Halloween in the Daytop residential treatment facilities.  We'll discuss Gaudenzia and how it relates and connects to those striving to achieve recovery from substance abuse


    Show Segments: Recap, Letters from the President, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     


     


     

  • 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


     


    TO MY SISTREN AND BRETHREN....My INTENT IN SHARING THE THINGS I INTEND TO SHARE IS FOR MY AND OUT HEALING....TELLING THE WHOLE TRUTH AND WORKING TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR SHYT WHEN WE SEE IT...THAT'S THE ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR THE DAY...


     


    ARE YOU:


    R.A.W. - READY, ABLE AND WILLING TO EMBARK ON A PROCESS OF RECOVERY?


    THIS IS TRAUMA RECOVERY~With LOVE


     

  • 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.

  • 00:09

    Trauma and PTSD Recovery: How to Accept Self-Fragility

    in Medicine

    Physician and survivor Dr. Doreen Dupont joins host Michele Rosenthal to discuss how to accept self-fragility in your life after trauma.


    Michele Rosenthal is a an award-winning PTSD blogger, best-selling and award-nominated author and the founder of HealMyPTSD.com. 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!

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: No Free Lunch (#6 of the Elite 8)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  No Free Lunch.  For almost every aspect of a mature person's life, said in numerous ways, applied to numerous situations, this unwritten philosophy of life is a MUST in order for one to fulfill what they may need, what they may want, and or what others may deem they need to move forward in their life. Sustained recovery does not exist without it. We'll explain. 


    Show Segments: Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time


     

  • 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®  

  • 00:31

    Starting week one.....finances, yoga, recovery!!!

    in Self Help

    This week we will be beginning our new series about yoga, finances and recovery.  Let's talk for real about how to make finances work in early recovery, how to incorporate the body and nutrition on a budget.


    Sandra Kozlowski is on blogtalkradio.com every Monday at 8 PM PST and always welcomes your calls at 646 716 5901.  You can also sign up on the website at www.buildingblocksofrecovery.com and stay in the loop about all of the latest news!


     


    Building Blocks of Recovery is available on the Kindle and Amazon.com. 

  • 02:00

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery: #3, #2, and #1 (Part 3 of 3)

    in Self Help

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery continues with the final part 3 of 3, counting down the final three commandments that contribute to a successful recovery experience:


    #3: Thou shall not take Negative Reservations into the independent stage of the recovery process;


    #2: Thou shall not Relapse;


    #1. Thou shall commit fully to thy Recovery;


    We will review the previous seven commandments, and discuss the importance of the final three commandments.


    Show Topics: Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

  • 02:00

    The Ten Commandments of Recovery: #7, 6, 5, & 4 (Part 2 of 3)

    in Self Help

    Show Topics: The Ten Commandments of Recovery Part 2 of 3. Today we continue our countdown of our Recovery based take off of the Ten Commandments:


    #7: Thou shall not exchange one addiction for another


    #6: Thou shall not kill the messenger


    #5: Honor thy supporters and POSITIVE peers


    #4: Remember where thy came from


    Show Segments: Special Tribute, Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time

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