Sesh With Toren

Toren Tor Ylfa

Join NLP Certified, Psychologist, Psychotherapist Toren Ylfa every week for, uncensored, unscripted, in-depth conversations in a number of subjects and topics including, a spooky section where we delve into true crime . Follow me on Instagram @seshwithtoren read less

The Torture Mother Case: True Crime #12
Mar 1 2023
The Torture Mother Case: True Crime #12
Sylvia Marie Likens (January 3, 1949 – October 26, 1965) was an American teenager who was tortured and murdered by her caregiver, Gertrude Baniszewski, many of Baniszewski's children, and several of their neighborhood friends. This abuse incrementally lasted for three months before Likens died from her extensive injuries and malnourishment on October 26, 1965, in Indianapolis, Indiana. By June 1965, Sylvia and Jenny Likens resided with their parents in Indianapolis. On July 3, their mother was arrested and subsequently jailed for shoplifting. Shortly thereafter, Lester Likens arranged for his daughters to board with Gertrude Baniszewski, the mother of two girls with whom the sisters had recently become acquainted while studying at Arsenal Technical High School, Paula and Stephanie Baniszewski. At the time of this boarding agreement, Gertrude assured Lester she would care for his daughters until his return as if they were her own children. Shortly after the July 4th holiday, the sisters moved into 3850 East New York Street in order for their father and, later, their mother to travel to the East Coast with the carnival, with the understanding that Gertrude would receive weekly boarding fees of $20 to care for their daughters until they returned to collect Sylvia and Jenny in November of that year. During the initial weeks in which Sylvia and Jenny resided at the Baniszewski household, the sisters were subjected to very little discipline or abuse. Likens regularly sang along to pop records with Stephanie, and she willingly participated in housework at the Baniszewski residence. Both girls also regularly attended Sunday school with the Baniszewski children, with the pastor commending Sylvia's piety. Researcher: @selena_sourpatch IG: https://www.instagram.com/seshwithtoren/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Seshwithtoren Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sesh-with-toren/id1612948497 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4jCEExIFZQ1Qoqf4GFK6uO
Anxiety Guru Ellie Scott #10
Feb 15 2023
Anxiety Guru Ellie Scott #10
Ellie is a self proclaimed Anxiety Guru who started dabbling in anxiety in kindergarten and by first grade was ending most of their school days with debilitating tension headaches. After a lifetime wrestling with anxiety and depression, they began unraveling the habits that entrenched learned trauma responses and learning new healthy life skills to build the life of their dreams. Ellie Mozair’s background and interests have resulted in a unique blend of analytical and intuitive skills. They leverage this distinctive perspective to share their journey of healing and connect that journey to the tools often taught in therapy. Ellie Mozair has performed business analysis for the past twenty years, thirteen of those years in a leadership role. They earned their Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership at Warner Pacific University. Links: https://www.myanxietytoolbox.com/ https://www.facebook.com/CounterBalanceTools https://www.tiktok.com/@theanxietyguru Resources: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/young-people/well-being/resources/anxiety http://www.thrivingyoungminds.co.uk/resources/ https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/parents-a-z-mental-health-guide/anxiety/ Socials: https://www.instagram.com/seshwithtoren/ https://www.facebook.com/Seshwithtoren Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4jCEExIFZQ1Qoqf4GFK6uO?si=ba723a2e91444670 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sesh-with-toren/id1612948497
High & Low's of 2022 #5
Dec 29 2022
High & Low's of 2022 #5
Hi everyone welcome back to Sesh sessions with  Toren Ylfa In the final episode of the year, I openly discuss the ups and downs I have gone through dealing with my mental health- from trauma, ptsd and the black cloak of depression; intermingled with the highs of starting a podcast early in the year. On February 18th I launched Sesh sessions podcast with the hopes of discussing a variety of topics such as current event’s, missing persons through to Russia Ukraine conflict and so on- along with interviewing pretty amazing, inspiring guests from Dani Reardon, The chalk and cheese show, Isobel Askew just to highlight a couple from the first season of 25 episodes- When the idea of starting a podcast, my first thought was to just enjoy it ,have fun and not to expect anything immediately; I have to say that it has definitely been totally fun made even better having guests come on having unscripted conversation’s. As for the lows portion in this podcast, here’s a trigger warning: I mention suicidal ideation, suicidal thoughts and trauma One would imagine - the highs would out-way the lows,right : except it’s the reverse in my case….this whole year has been a severe struggle .’ Regardless of other successes , one constant being at the centre is my debilitating mental illness which has been getting worse,year after year despite being on medication and doing self therapy such as meditation, CBT etc learning to love yourself as part of that process of healing. Other part is dealing with the darker side being suicidal thoughts,suicidal ideation- feelings of loss of life, self loathing + self harm can cause a conflict in of itself which I’ve gone through multiple times throughout this year in silence. This also goes into trauma which is just as present as the rest from being mentally, emotionally and physically abused as a child or any other trauma that besides having a mental response, it can also have a physical response as well; particularly for me it changed the way I see the world and even trust people, or i can become more closed off not wanting to talk to anyone or do anything. I know this isn’t your typical end of year recap but I wanted to be open and honest especially with the lows . Resources:  https://www.apa.org/topics/crisis-hotlines https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/988