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In her continuing series on addiction, on Friday February 6th, Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews addiction specialist Benjamin Salazar. Benjamin Salazar has been the director of the Alcohol and Drug Studies Program at Glendale Community College, Health Sciences Division for the past 8 years and is a tenured professor. He is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in private practice and is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CAT-C). He specializes in seeing clients and families who have been impacted by chemical dependency and victims of crime. Ben is also a clinical director at a medical model/outpatient treatment center in Echo Park. Welcome to The Body Politic Benjamin Salazar.
Suzanne will be discussing substance abuse and addiction in depth with her guest; please join us for the conversation on February 6th at 1:00 PM.
In the uber-competitive world of pro-boxing and mixed marshall arts, fighters only get to hone their gladiator skills and move up the ranks if a highly connected "matchmaker" gets them a legitimate bout. Legendary "matchmaking" veteran, HERVI ESTRADA, has garnered over 30 years experience in the Boxing and MMA fight scenes and has put his special imprint on both sports.
Acclaimed Journalist, Suzanne Marcus Fletcher, discusses the mysterious, behind-the-scenes aspects of what it truly takes to become a highly successful matchmaker with guest, ESTRADA. Together, they shine a light on the increasing participation of women in both MMA and boxing, and discuss why the world is fascinated with women gladiators overall.
Estrada makes each event a success, matching the best fights–––and working with promotion companies such as: Golden Boy Promotions, Top Rank Promotions, Thompson Promotions, Gary Shaw Promotions, Guilty Boxing, Goossen Tutor Promotions, and National Fight Alliance, to name a few.
Watch for Fletchers' much anticipated second interview with Estrada.
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Joyce Korschgen, Executive Director of The Center At Heron Hill. The Center at Heron Hill is a nature-based therapy and education program utilizing the principles of ecopsychology and equine-assisted growth and learning. These exciting modalities are proven to be a great addition to more classic treatment practices in that they enhance and augment a client's innate need for connection and relationships with the outside world, especially with nature. At Heron Hill we offer clients the opportunity to utilize equine-assisted psychotherapy and education, horticultural therapy, primitive earth skills, and numerous other nature based experiences, initiatives, and discussions. For example, groups engage in fire making, shelter building, plant identification, and archery to shape a treatment plan that supplements existing treatment. Heron Hill's team of counselors and adventure specialists embody a wide spectrum of experiences and training. Join us for the conversation, Monday, April 28th, at 1:00 PM PST on The Body Politic Radio.
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Lisa Brandy Founder and Executive Director of Brandi's Wish Foundation, a Florida 501c3 created in loving memory of her 18 year old daughter, Brandi Shea Meshad, who died of accidental drug poisoning in March 2011. In Fletcher's on-going coverage of the scourge of addiction, she and her guest will be discussing Lisa Brandy's newly produced film (Directed by KT Curran), called "The Holding Cell." The Holding Cell is a 35 minute film that’s creating a big buzz while debuting at film festivals across the country, which is based on true stories about real teenagers and the many factors that go into a teens' decision to begin abusing drugs and alcohol. The film shows the progression of drug abuse and the devastating impact that addiction has on teen lives. Join us for the conversation at Noon PST Thursday November 6th, at 1:00 PM.
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Cynthia L. Divino on how a unique process known as EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) is helping thousands of people heal from trauma, atttachment, and specifically PTSD. They will be discussing what EMDR entails, and how it is used to remove, if not reduce significantly disturbing memories, nightmares, and trauma related triggers. Join us for the conversation on 11/15/13 at 10:00 AM PST on the Body Politic Radio.
Cynthia L. Divino, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research. Dr. Divino is a former Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the former assistant director of the Child and Family Treatment Center of Children's Hospital of San Francisco. She has worked with children, adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma and PTSD for 27 years.
In this short news magazine, Journalist, Suzanne Marcus Fletcher touches on the growing epidemic of suicide as the phenomenon exceeds accidents and heart disease as the leading cause of death. Fletcher brings a recent Newsweek and Daily Beast article called "The Suicide Epidemic," written by Senior Editor Tony Dekoupil, as the beginning of The Body Politic's look at mental health in America.
In my new series on mental health disorders and addiction, the segments on Eating Disorders are proving to be among the most downloaded. Today we are covering Binge Eating Disorder with one of the nation’s leading experts and pioneers on this mental health issue, Amy Pershing. Amy Pershing began her career treating the spectrum of eating and body image disorders at the Center for Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1991. In 1993, she developed “Bodywise™,” a comprehensive treatment program to serve a growing population of clients coming to the center with binge eating disorder. Pershing became CED’s clinical director in 1998. In 2008, Pershing and Chevese Turner, CEO and founder of Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), joined forces to found Pershing Turner Centers, an outpatient eating disorder treatment center, in Annapolis, Maryland. Join us for the conversation and get the help you need.
In her first series on mental health disorders, Journalist, Suzanne Marcus Fletcher, interviews noted Pyschotherapist, Diann Wingert of Southern California, on the many faces of Depression. Globally, 350 million suffer from Depression, a mental disorder that prevents people from functioning well, but the stigma that is often attached to it prevents many people from acknowledging it. Fewer than half the people with Depression receive the care they need. Fletcher will be discussing how Depression manifests in people’s lives, options for care, and how substance abuse ties-in to the disorder. Join the conversation Saturday July 27th at 11:00 AM on The Body Politic on Blog Talk Radio.
Friday on The Body Politic: Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews one of the nation’s leading authorities on PTSD, Diane Vchulek, MS, MA, LMHC, NCC, DAPA, BCETS PTSD – PTSD Coordinator, Director of Clinical Services, Twelve Oaks Recovery Center
Diane specializes in helping people heal from stress reactions and responses associated with both civilian and military traumatic experiences. She has developed ASPIRE, a tract specifically for Twelve Oaks’ patients for the treatment of addiction and PTSD for military and civilians. Diane has presented workshops nationally and internationally for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and the International society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). She has broad experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor spanning over 25 years.
In this Wednesday's show, Mitchell will go over some 20 suggestions for A Better World and A Better Body Politic. Well, for a better body as well.
It's all connected! As we've noticed, the 10 Commandments haven't been attended to all that well over the course of millennia. Perhaps no one really likes being commanded, but suggestions? That's another thing...!
Also, Mitchell's guest today will be David Katzmire, creator of Kala-Rhythms, the Cycles of Time (KalaRhythms.org) (see ABW interview with Katzmire at: ABetterWorld.tv/store), discuss the collective conscious and the transfers of energy from the micro to the macro.
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
We air programs on Blog Talk Radio at the following times: Sun 2:00pm, Mon 8:00pm, Tue 8:00pm, Wed 7:00pm, Thur 8:00pm, Fri 7:00pm & Sat 9:00am. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
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Sandy, UT – All our stress and symptoms are our body’s way of letting us know there is something occurring within us that we are ready to heal and release. Whether the challenge we are experiencing shows up as emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual dis-ease, it can be found and released, thereby creating harmony and healing on a deep level, where permanent healing occurs.
Tracy Durrant is an energy healer and founder of Healing the Mind Body & Soul, where she specializes in a unique modality known as The Emotion Code, a holistic form of healing that allows us to release the trapped emotions that prevent our mind, body and soul from moving forward in positive and healthy ways.
“I was always drawn to energy healing but I never thought I would end up working in the field,” says Tracy. “I found the Emotion Code by surrendering to loving myself. I desire to help other people because I’ve seen it change my life in dramatic and profound ways.”
According to Tracy, our subconscious mind holds every detail of our life’s experience. Trapped emotions are negative energies that distort the normal energy field of the body, creating pain as well as all manner of disease. These trapped emotions are also the driving force behind the unwanted patterns we seem to create and recreate in our daily lives. Through a combination of muscle testing and her intuitive skills, Tracy can identify our trapped emotions and release them through our energetic meridians.
“These are people that are being called to take their own power back, their healing and their health back,” says Tracy. “Alternative medicine gives them the platform and the voice to do just that.”
For more information on Healing the Mind Body and Soul, visit www.healingthemindbodyandsoul.com
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