Triggers & Spiritual Medicine

Laura Bonetzky-Joseph

Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Vision: To break the unrecognized endemic of unresolved unhealed trauma & create sustainable systems for recovery, healing & empowerment. Mission: To help others rediscover the power that lies within and to find that treasure buried in the depths of the shadows. To help them become their own superhero. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit read less
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Episode 32: Journeying With An Inner and Outer World
Apr 1 2024
Episode 32: Journeying With An Inner and Outer World
Welcome to Episode 32 of "Triggers and Spiritual Medicine" with your host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph, and our guest,  L Faunt aka DivinatX.Join us as we explore the journey of inner and outer healing. We'll delve into spiritual practices and their transformative impact on our well-being.Join us as L Faunt shares their personal journey and offers three simple tips to start your own healing journey.About  L Faunt aka DivinatX: L aka DivinatX Inner and Outer Worlds (they/them) is an experienced performing and visual artist, fitness instructor, intuitive reader and home decluttering specialist. Their eclectic interests bring them to unite people through laughter, witty observations and looking at life unconventionally. Website: https://divinatx.my.canva.site/Spiritual background/longer bio site: https://divinatx.my.canva.site/divinatx-biohttp://www.lfaunt.comhttps://www.facebook.com/L.L.FauntleroyInstagram: llfauntMMIX Patreon ABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 31: Journey with Plant Medicine
Mar 1 2024
Episode 31: Journey with Plant Medicine
Welcome to next episode of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine with  Laura Bonetzky-Joseph, your host, with our amazing guest, Leah Drew. In today's episode we dive into plant medicines, but it is more than that. We embark on a transformative journey with a focus on holistic healing.Together, we'll delve into the powerful realm of plant-based healing, exploring its profound impact on our well-being. Leah shares her journey into wellness, healing,  and transformation beyond just plants.Stay tuned as Leah also shares 3 tips to get you started today.About Leah,  Leah is a trauma-informed Mind|Body healing guide, women’s empowerment coach, and host of the Mindful Evolution Podcast. Her mission is to empower others with the awareness & tools needed to optimally support their physical, mental & emotional health & healing. Her goal is to help people heal from the past, be more grounded in the present moment, own their power, and create the life they dream of while making a bigger impact on the world around them. She help others turn their wounds into wisdom and pain into power so they can catalyze their healing & growth, enhance their relationships, step into their fullest self expression, and reclaim their quality of life. Social Links: https://blinq.me/pZUi2v3uK3F9Yb7eGQepWebsite: www.LeahDThe Mindful Evolution Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mindful-evolution-podcast/id1700364363Resources:Building awareness around the toxic patters & limiting beliefs holding you back from healing, growing & expanding as you journey forwards. Awareness Seeker Workshop: https://www.leahdrew.com/awareness-seeker-workshopPlant medicines: - https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/11/health/psilocybin-brain-changes-life-itself-wellness-scn/index.html- https://maps.org/our-research/Trauma:- It Didn’t Start With You:https://a.co/d/16aOGi6- The Body Keeps The Score: https://a.co/d/16aOGi6MBSR techniques: https://www.dcu.ie/sites/default/files/students/mindfulness_based_stress_reduction_handbook.pdfABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 30: Healing Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid Arthritis
Feb 5 2024
Episode 30: Healing Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid Arthritis
Welcome, to Episode 30 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine, where transformation meets insight. I'm your dedicated host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph, thrilled to guide you through today's special exploration, "Healing Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid Arthritis." Joining us is the incredible Meltem Oner, a beacon of wisdom in holistic well-being.Meltem will share her insights on healing from Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid conditions—a journey of resilience, empowerment, and the profound mind-body-spirit connection. So, relax, open your hearts, and let's dive into Episode 30: "Healing Fibromyalgia & Rheumatoid Arthritis" with the remarkable Meltem Oner.About Meltem,I’ve been in the healing arts for over 20 years. Through Reiki, yoga and Heilkunst homeopathy I help my clients find optimal health in mind body and spirit. www.vibrant-health.careOther links:https://www.homeopathy.com/college-academics/111/testimonials-clinical-experiencehttps://www.homeopathy.com/college-academics/110/testimonialshttps://arcanum.ca/faq/what-is-the-difference-between-heilkunst-and-classical-homeopathy/ABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 29: An Akashic Records Journey
Jan 1 2024
Episode 29: An Akashic Records Journey
Welcome to Episode 29 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine, where transformation meets insight. I'm your host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Today, we embark on a profound journey titled "An Akashic Records Journey" alongside the incredible Nancy Smith.In this episode, join us for a transformative exploration as we guide you through the steps to reconnect with your true self. Together, we'll unravel the keys to self-discovery and personal transformation, drawing from the profound wisdom of the Akashic Records.Stick around until the end, where Nancy and I will share valuable tips on tapping into your own soul's wisdom and navigating the vast landscape of the Akashic Records.Get ready for an enriching experience. Let's dive in!About Nancy SmithRev Dr Nancy Smith, Akashic Medium, author, and spiritual mentor, is a gifted spiritual medium and spirit artist who helps people connect to loved ones who have transitioned to “the other side” as well as spirit guides and other energies who have a message for them. Nancy sees her job as a spiritual medium is not only to help people to connect with their loved ones, but also support them to follow their own spiritual journey.Nancy is a spiritualist minister out of The Journey Within (Spiritualists' National Union Church). Nancy lectures, teaches, and demonstrates mediumship at Spiritualist churches throughout New England. Nancy was awarded honorary doctorate in humanitarianism for her spiritual work and community service from the GIA Institute out of Atlanta, Georgia.Nancy is an author and illustrator of Divine Love Affair an Akashic Journey, A Nautilus award winner and Make a Magic Wish, an illustrated, award winning children’s book. Nancy has developed and teaches a program call The Akashic Journey to Soul Mastery.Nancy has a podcast called “Angelscapes”, available on all podcast outlets as well as you tube.Credentials: Nancy is ·         a Certified Medium with the Spiritual Fellowship church of New England·         a minister out of the The Journey Within (Spiritualists' National Union Church).  Ordained in April 2021.·         a Reiki Master and Teacher from the Usui tradition ·         a Paco in Andean Shamanic Healing Techniques. ·         A Theta Healing registered practitionerABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 28: 2024 Astrology & Energy Forecast
Dec 4 2023
Episode 28: 2024 Astrology & Energy Forecast
Welcome to Episode 28 of our podcast, where we dive into the cosmic currents and energetic vibes awaiting us in the upcoming year! In this special December edition, we are thrilled to have the insightful Hilary Harley join us for a captivating discussion on the 2024 Astrology & Energy Forecast.Join us as Hilary, a seasoned astrologer and energy expert, unveils the celestial patterns and planetary alignments set to shape our journeys in 2024. From major planetary transits to the subtle shifts in cosmic energies, we'll explore how these astrological phenomena may influence our lives, relationships, and personal growth.This episode promises to be a cosmic roadmap, offering valuable insights and foresights that can guide us through the twists and turns of the coming year. Whether you're a seasoned astrology enthusiast or just curious about the cosmic forces at play, Hilary Harley's wisdom and warmth make this episode a must-listen.Get ready to welcome 2024 with open arms and a heart attuned to the cosmic dance. Tune in for a short and welcoming conversation that will leave you inspired and ready to embrace the energy of the new year!About Hilary:In 2002, Hilary founded Harley Holistic Healing to align clients with their fullest potential. She is a practicing astrologer integrating both Reiki and the Akashic records into her client sessions. Hilary began her astrological studies with Dietrech Pessin, and continued training with Monique Pommier and Dorothy Oja. She received her Reiki Master certification in January 2016 and Akashic Records certification in February 2018.Following the publication of her novel, "Ring of Truth" in 2008, Hilary has written the astrology column for SPIN Magazine and the Otis Observer. Her podcast “Mystical Messages” features her astrology forecasts and interviews with innovating energy practitioners, available through Google, Apple and Spotify. She has presented lectures for local, national and international Reiki and astrology conferences and forums. Hilary offers an “Astrology 101” course via her website: www.hilaryharley.com.Hilary received her BFA and MLA from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, a professional organization for astrologers.Hilary's monthly astrology blog is free to all via her website: www.hilaryharley.com, her Facebook pages: harley holistic healing, Hilary Harley astrology.ABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 27: Three Tips to Moving Through Hard Truths
Nov 1 2023
Episode 27: Three Tips to Moving Through Hard Truths
Welcome to Episode 27 of "Triggers and Spiritual Medicine" with your host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. In this episode, we explore the ongoing Israel and Gaza-Palestine conflicts, offering personal insights and strategies for addressing challenging subjects. As we embrace the spirit of Family Court Awareness Month in November, let's come together to foster understanding and awareness.We'll also reveal three practical tips for moving through hard truths, helping you approach complex issues with empathy and understanding. Join us for a thoughtful and informative conversation on this critical global issue.ABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 26: Exploring the Living Life After Divorce & A Summit To Guide You
Oct 3 2023
Episode 26: Exploring the Living Life After Divorce & A Summit To Guide You
Welcome to Episode 26 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for a fantastic regarding life after divorce with the inspirational coach and founder of the "Living Life After Divorce Summit", Kelly Bonanno.Join us in this lively conversation about life after divorce, our experiences, challenges, how to thrive despite whatever circumstances we encounter and the birthing of the Living Life After Divorce Summit to help folks navigate the intricate challenges of divorce. Whether you are just beginning the process, in the process, or long since divorce, this episode will provide you tips and helpful information on the process and the Summit that is offered.In the end, we share 3 action steps you can take today to live a healthier happier life after divorce.About Kelly:Kelly Bonanno is a Life & Wellness Coach, speaker and mom. With over a decade as a wellness educator, she helps people navigate divorce with confidence and become the best versions of themselves inside and out. Whether they’ve lost themselves in their marriage, they're fearful about their future, or nervous about dating, Kelly empowers them to move through the process with courage and powerfully transition to their new life. She also help business owners reduce sick days and burnout while increasing productivity, focus, and morale with her innovative wellness programs and workshops.Linktree link: https://linktr.ee/kellybonanno.  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Operation Underground Railroad: https://ourrescue.org/  The Ventura County Rescue Mission: https://vcrescuemission.org/ Hello Divorce: https://hellodivorce.com/  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: https://www.stjude.org/ Alientation Industry: Alienation IndustryEpisode 23: One Mom's Battle on Post Separation Abuse, Reunification Camps, and The Parental Alientation Industry:  Buzzsprout ABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 25: Moving Through Breast Implant Illness
Sep 4 2023
Episode 25: Moving Through Breast Implant Illness
Welcome to Episode 25 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for an eye-opening episode on the topic of one woman’s incredible journey “Moving Through Breast Implant Illness” with the incredibly powerful, Ellie Vixie.In this episode we talk about Ellie's experience of wanting implants at the age of 18 years old to having children years later and getting sick. Eillie shares her journey navigating the biased health care system, learning to trust the wisdom of her body that led to the root cause of her health issues. We talk about self-image, patriarchal cultural conditioning, body dysmorphia, to body wisdom and Ellie's reclamation of her life. She shares 3 tips folks to consider if you are thinking about breast implants and she shares more tips on what steps you can do now if you think you might have breast implant illness. ABOUT ELLIE:Ellie Vixie is a Breast Implant Illness (BII) survivor, an Energy Healer and Intuitive Wellness Coach and is passionate about educating other women, with and without implants, about BII. After 17 years with implants, and making excuses for her chronic health issues, it took learning about BII to take a look at what the effects of having implants was doing to her body. She focuses on empowering women who are dealing with the challenges of Breast Implant Illness (BII) through holistic healing approaches such as energy healing, nutrition, and self-care. Her aim is to provide them with the tools, support, and resources needed to navigate the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of their healing journey, ultimately helping them reclaim their wellness, self-confidence, and authentic beauty.RESOURCES:https://www.facebook.com/groups/Healingbreastimplantillness - Facebook Group with over 180K womenhttps://www.center4research.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Breast-Implant-Illnesses-Whats-the-Evidence.pdf - What’s the Evidencehttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1744666X.2022.2010546 - Scientific evidencehttp://breastimplantinfo.org/https://explantcostarica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Vague-Syndromes.pdfhttps://explantcostarica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Ringmaster.pdfABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 24: From CEO of a NY Mental Hospital to Author of the Scriptural Guide to Overcoming 7 Mental Ailments
Aug 7 2023
Episode 24: From CEO of a NY Mental Hospital to Author of the Scriptural Guide to Overcoming 7 Mental Ailments
Welcome to Episode 24 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for an enlightening episode on the topic of one woman's incredible journey “From CEO of a NY Mental Hospital to Author of the Scriptural Guide to Overcoming 7 Mental Ailments” with the incredibly powerful, Precious (Yakira-Eden) Stepney.Precious is a native New Yorker who always dreamed to be an advocate. She saw herself as someone whose clients could relate to and identify with while also serving as a model. At the time she did not realize how much of a role model she could play.She talks about how she started out her career in the juvenile justice system working with at risk youth which allowed her to do some statistical analysis and quality management in a psychiatric hospital. She then went on to work in corrections to forensic psychiatric hospital. Over 20 plus years, she rose up to become the CEO of a major state funded mental hospital in New York as a younger melanin dominant woman.Then C0VlD began and that changed everything. She realized how important it was to BE more authentic and to give of herself more. She retired from her position at the hospital at the age of 44 and the steps that led her to write her book began. This is her story.Precious shares 3 actionable steps listeners can do today.  READ FULL EXCERPT HEREABOUT PRECIOUS (Yakira-Eden) STEPNEYPrecious (Yakira-Eden) Stepney is an active mother of two, an enthusiastic member of ANU Life Global Ministries, a facilitator of the Alpha Woman Now experience on YouTube, a True Health Live podcast co-host, and founder of Sacred Lotus Blossom rites of passage program. She’s spent the past 20+ years of her professional career as a mental health administrator and recently stepped away from the role of Chief Executive Officer of a large state-operated psychiatric hospital. Throughout her career as a mental health administrator, she has worked alongside clinicians assisting those experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, and trauma.Yakira-Eden now functions as a healthcare consultant and leadership development advocate. As a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt nowadays you can find her coaching and supporting clients through everyday life challenges using scripture lessons, somatic movement, meditation, Lean methodology, and personnel management techniques to empower the overcomer within.In 2021 under the direction of ANU Life Global Ministries Chief Jegna, she was charged to use her experience and zeal for biblical studies to author ABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 23: A One Mom's Battle on Post Separation Abuse, Parental Alienation & Reunification Camps
Jun 5 2023
Episode 23: A One Mom's Battle on Post Separation Abuse, Parental Alienation & Reunification Camps
Welcome to Episode 23 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for deep, enlightening, raw podcast episode on the topic of “A One Mom's Battle: Post Separation Abuse, Parental Alienation & Reunification Camps” with the incredibly powerful, Tina Swithin.Society believes that there are laws to protect victims of domestic violence from abuse. However, when victims, especially women, are faced with custody against abusers in family courts, laws seem to NOT apply in many cases.Tina highlights the "FOR PROFIT" industry of the family court system that many times operates like a business. We as citizens believe, the system is supposed to operate in the best interests of the children, until we or someone we know goes into this "industrial complex".In this episode, Tina shares her lifelong journey in the family courts system first as a child and later in divorcing a narcissist.Tina goes on to share how she harnessed the medicine and power of her voice to create change through her social media platform, writing, publishing her books, and her courses.In the end, Tina shares 3 actionable steps to be a change & how to create change.For full written summary of this episode, click here.ABOUT Tina Swithin:Tina Swithin is the author of Divorcing a Narcissist (series), founder of One Mom’s Battle & the High Conflict Divorce Coach Certification Program. Tina Swithin continues to champion children’s rights through her family court advocacy.Tina is working to raise awareness of the issues in the family court system and to educate the general public on post separation abuse and narcissistic abuse. Tina is remarried & resides in San Luis Obispo, California with her husband & two daughters. One Mom's Battle WebsiteTo learn more about Laura, her work, social justice work, books, social media, website, etc, click here.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Families for justice as HealingNational Family Violence Law CenterNational Safe Parents OrganizationDr. RamaniJane Doe IncABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
TSM Episode 22: Sexy But Psycho: How the Patriarchy Uses Their Trauma Against Them
Jun 5 2023
TSM Episode 22: Sexy But Psycho: How the Patriarchy Uses Their Trauma Against Them
Welcome to Episode 22 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for amazing podcast episode on the topic of “Sexy But Psycho: How the Patriarchy Uses Their Trauma Against Them” with the incredibly powerful, Dr. Jessica Taylor.Honestly after interviewing Dr. Jess, I've never met someone so akin to my life's work and what my soul came here to accomplish.For those who do not know Dr. Jess ... I can't highly recommend her and her work enough. This episode is life changing. I rarely endorse anyone for good reasons. So when I do, there's a good reason and I'd stake my reputation on it.This talk is deep, direct, and powerful while addressing the elephant in the room that affect women impacted by violence and abuse, healing, and justice while offering 3 actionable steps folks can do today.About Dr Jessica TaylorDr. Jess Taylor is a leading expert Forensic psychologist who has worked extensively with PD in SA, DV, CSA and sex trafficking cases in the UK.She is also the Director of Victim Focus, and has authored multiple international best-selling books including:"Why Women Are Blamed For Everything""Sexy But Psycho: How the Patriarchy Uses Women's Trauma Against Them"and her latest "The Trauma Impact Manual".She has made appearances on British television, including BBC Two documentary "Womanhood", and in the true crime documentary "My Lover, My Killer".During the PhD, Jessica explored emerging perspectives and critical approaches to understanding victim blaming. She also studied advanced psychometric theory and created the BOWSVA Scale (a validated psychometric which has the ability to measure victim blaming attitudes of women subjected to sexual violence and abuse).Jessica had a vision for an independent organization that could challenge, change and influence millions of people to understand that victim blaming, misogyny and pathologization was embedded into every system in the world, and so in April 2017, she launched VictimFocus.In April 2020, Jessica released ‘Why Women Are Blamed For Everything’ self-publishing in paperback. With no publisher, agent or publicist, the book caused an international conversation and celebrity endorsements resulting in 10,000 copies sold in the first six weeks. In March 2022, 'Sexy But Psycho' was released and went straight to Sunday Times Best Seller, entering at #5 in the national non-fiction book chart.ABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 21: From Chaos to Power: Empowering People To Make A Difference in These Times
May 1 2023
Episode 21: From Chaos to Power: Empowering People To Make A Difference in These Times
Welcome to Episode 21 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for amazing podcast episode on “From Chaos to Power: Empowering People To Make A Difference in These Times" with Brighid Murphy.Brighid brings over 20 years experience as a solid rooted healer and activist into this deep rich conversation about real issues facing most folks today and how to navigate these challenging revolutionary times, we are in. In the end Brighid shares 3 tips on what you can do today to show up better in the world you want create and see.ABOUT BRIGHID:Brighid Murphy is a leading expert in transformational healing, a shamanic practitioner and teacher, and a healing catalyst. She's a mentor and empowerment teacher for spiritual seekers and holistic healers. Brighid created the Sacred Listening Method, facilities The Healers Collective, in-depth group immersions, and 1:1 healing experiences. She's passionate about ceremonial healing through community and advocates for marginalized identities within the contemporary spiritual and wellness industries. Links:https://www.instagram.com/brighidmurphyhealing/https://www.youtube.com/BrighidMurphyHealinghttps://www.facebook.com/BrighidMurphyHealing/https://www.tiktok.com/@brighidmurphywww.brighidmurphy.comAdditional Resources:NAMI/MA/GLBTQ ResourcesMassachusetts Transgender Resource MapStanding Rock Families for Justice as HealingABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode #20: Seeking Clarity Through the Labyrinth, A Daughter's Journey Through Alzheimer's
Apr 3 2023
Episode #20: Seeking Clarity Through the Labyrinth, A Daughter's Journey Through Alzheimer's
Welcome to Episode 20 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for amazing podcast episode on “Seeking Clarity Through the Labyrinth, A Daughter's Journey Through Alzheimer's" with author, business owner, labryinth walker and facilitator Jessica Stokes.Jessica brings her personal experience as a caregiver and professional experience as a labyrinth walker and facilitator into this conversation about a topic that affects so many families with the debilitating disease of dementia. We share some hard truths, the spiritual medicine through such a difficult disease, some laughs, stories, and three tips to help guide you on this path.ABOUT Jessica Goldmuntz Stokes Jessica Goldmuntz Stokes is an entrepreneur at heart. She co-owns a successful cleaning business in the Denver Metro area. She believes strongly in supporting all people on their journeys, wherever they are. Always seeking her own growth and truth, she teaches and performs belly dance, and practices Therapeutic Touch and Reiki. She is a daughter, a mom, a wife, a friend, and a caregiver. She has navigated multiple family members with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. She is an avid labyrinth-walker, a Trained Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, and a published author. She provides Labyrinth workshops for anyone experiencing loss.Seeking Clarity in the Labyrinth, A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer's is the story of my family’s way of supporting and eventually losing loved ones to Alzheimer’s. At times, it was like walking the path inside a labyrinth, we got turned around, and even lost. Yet it is also a story of how we found our way out of loss and confusion. I hope this story helps others find solace and peace. My wish for the reader is that this book will give them a sliver of strength, perhaps some clarity, and tools for healing.facebook.com/JessicaStokesAuthor instagram.com/jessicastokes_author linkedin.com/in/jessica-stokes-author-675239259 www.jessicastokesauthor.comwww.alz.org, www.veriditas.org, www.alzauthors.com ABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode #19: Rethinking Our Space: Resizing For Bigger Living
Mar 6 2023
Episode #19: Rethinking Our Space: Resizing For Bigger Living
Welcome to Episode 19 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for amazing podcast episode on “Rethinking Our Space: Resizing For Bigger Living" with author & multi-vocational woman, Judy Granlee Gates. Judy brings a different lens to the conversation about how we live in our homes and helps us to reframe how we view our space after 34 years in the residential construction industry. She helps us to create more space by rethinking how we relate to our space and re-sizing.  Please visit our website to learn more about JUDYYouTube linksADDITIONAL RESOURCESABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode 18: From Multi-Generational Abuse & Domestic Violence to Women's Empowerment & The SheIsMeConference
Feb 6 2023
Episode 18: From Multi-Generational Abuse & Domestic Violence to Women's Empowerment & The SheIsMeConference
This is an empowering deep episode addressing:What's taught. Why we stayAttempted murder in front of a childHow family, courts, & society rallied to help abuser in prison & NOT her & childrenImpact on childrenWhy to publish the ERAImpacts of Andrew Tate, Amber Heard, Ana WalsheHow to support survivorsHarms by therapistsJudge giving attempted murderer 50/50 custodyPolice refusing to remove guns from homeVolunteering in a dv shelter - Meeting women & gathering in communityUnpacking trauma & conditionsCreating programs, groups, conferences for womenABOUT LISA:Lisa Jo Jimenez is the founder & CEO of The SheisMe Conference & Creative Life Happy Soul. Lisa is an art therapist, empowerment coach, professional artist & lightworker.Her mission: To help women uncover their gifts, believe in themselves & live the life they were meant to live. No excuses. No apologies.It is Lisa's life's work as a healer, creator & transformational coach, to help all women that she attracts to realize their magic, to stand strong in themselves & to live their most authentic and abundant life.Her work in creating the SheisMe Conference expands her role in women's empowerment & her platform gives women around the world the opportunity to teach, empower & inspire w/ the goal of making sure no woman ever feel alone.www.sheismeconference.comwww.creativelifehappysoul.com RESOUCES:#988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline in USANational Domestic Violence Hotline or call 800.799.SAFE (7233)National Alliance on Mental IllnessSecrets To HealingBystander Effect on Teen Influences & Sexual ViolenceHow The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women Culture Today From The Eyes of A Breast Cancer SurvivorABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode #16: A Spiritual Teacher's Multicultural Guide To Un***k Yourself Back To Self
Nov 16 2022
Episode #16: A Spiritual Teacher's Multicultural Guide To Un***k Yourself Back To Self
Welcome to Episode 16 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for amazing podcast episode on “A Multicultural Guide to Unf**k Yourself Back To Self"  with Frank "Arjava" Petter, Author of 15 books, International Reiki Historian, Spiritual Teacher, and Vice Representative of The Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan.Arjava shares his story growing up in Germany. How he grew up with Buddhism in his life & homeopathy with the understanding that healing is innate in us all. Weaved in this journey, is Arjava's natural gift of writing and a mode of healing and guiding others.He shares how leaving his home country during civil unrest as a teenager changed his life when he left to "rescue" his brother from a "cult" in India only to find his path. Here is where his life changed forever.Arjava shares how he lived with Osho for 6 years in India to discovering Reiki. His NOT so good initial experience with Reiki to how his "soul gets tickled" that changed his life. His journey into finding a teacher "suitable" to teach him Reiki in Japan to now living on a beautiful island in Greece.Being a spiritual teacher who traveled the world to the pandemic shutdown that put him out of work and his journey back to self through writing where he published 5 books during the pandemic.In this episode, Arjava shares THREE tips to lessen the pain and transform back to self.ABOUT ARJAVA: You may visit his website to learn more at www.FrankArjavaPetter.comRESOUCES:#988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in USANAMI: National Alliance on Mental IllnessThe Secrets To HealingJikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, JapanABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode #1: The Bystander Effect on Teen Influences & Sexual Violence
Nov 16 2022
Episode #1: The Bystander Effect on Teen Influences & Sexual Violence
A must listen episode regarding a local incident w/ guest, Ukumbwa Sauti.  This conversation is to open a conversation about a topic that is typically silenced & how we, as a society, as a culture, have normalized certain unhealthy behaviors that can have detrimental consequences.Let's change this narrative, shall we???In this episode, we talk about thecommunity backlashsubtleties of mixed message signalingbystander impactsystemic issues create blind spots that can appear funny“NOT intentional sexualization of teenage boys” (as someone in the local community put it) – & the gateway to unintentional grooming practices by predators & rapists that blur healthy boundaries & potential put our children in harm's way.Important stats per (NSVRC)1:3 female & 1:4 male victims experienced rape for the 1st time between 11 & 17yo1:4 undergraduate women experienced sexual assault at 33 major universitiesIn this episode we offer 5 things we can do NOW to begin that shift & BE a part of the solution.More Information & Additional Resources can be found HERE.ABOUT UKUMBWA:Ukumbwa Sauti, M.Ed. is an educator, facilitator, speaker & consultant. His areas of work include his Men’s Work Initiative, Conscious Consent, anti-patriarchy, anti-racism, environmental issues, Indigenous spirituality & media studies.He's taught cultural media studies engaging issues of race, sex & gender oppression, class, colonialism, modernity & technology. He has presented in academic, spiritual/cultural & community venues & taught classes on consent, sexual & intimate safety in sex-positive conferences & organizations for more than 15 yrs.Ukumbwa currently runs an initiative called Men’s Work, engaging men & others in the process of interrogating & dismantling patriarchal privilege & power, toxic masculinity, misogyny & homophobia.Facebook Men’s Work InitiativeWebsiteABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode #15: Writing and/or Publishing Your Story As Healing & Making Impact
Nov 7 2022
Episode #15: Writing and/or Publishing Your Story As Healing & Making Impact
Welcome to Episode 15 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for amazing podcast episode on "Writing and/or Publishing Your Story As Healing & Impact " with Sierra Melcher, Founder of Red Thread Publishing.Sierra shares her story of being silenced and how writing was her medicine that led her to create the all women run publishing company, Red Thread Publishing.  Sierra shares the common struggles that trigger adverse responses when writing a book and how to move through the flows. She also shares 3 actionable tips folks can do NOW whether one is looking to write as a form of healing practice or whether to write as an author.ABOUT SIERRA:Best-selling author, international speaker & educator, Sierra Melcher is founder of Red Thread Publishing LLC. She leads an all-female publishing company, with a mission to support 10,000 women to become successful published authors & thought-leaders. Offering world-class coaching & courses that focus on community, collaboration, and a uniquely feminine approach at every stage of the author process.Sierra has a Master’s degree in education, has spoken & taught around the world. Originally from the United States, Sierra lives in Medellin, Colombia with her young daughter.linktr.ee/redthreadpublishing Instagram: www.instagram.com/redthreadbooksRed Thread Writer's Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/redthreadwriters Blog: redthreadbooks.mykajabi.com/blog/bookschangetheworldRESOURCES:First-Time Female Author Anthology the artist's way by Julia Cameron- morning pages practice. https://juliacameronlive.com/the-artists-way/ Lisa lister author https://www.lisalister.com/ Access Red Thread's free resource vault 24+ trainings & writing/publishing tools. redthreadbooks.mykajabi.com/resourcesCheck out other episodes at Triggers & Spiritual Medicine (buzzsprout.com)ABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit
Episode #14: Surviving & Thriving After Coercive Control & Post Separation Abuse
Oct 1 2022
Episode #14: Surviving & Thriving After Coercive Control & Post Separation Abuse
Welcome to Episode 14 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for amazing podcast episode on "Surviving & Thriving After Coercive Control & Post Separation Abuse" with Erika Hull, Abuse Survivor, Life Management Consultant, Author, & Co-Founder of The CornHer Office.October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sometimes after we leave an abusive relationship, the abuse does not stop. Erika talks about her journey through a repeated history of abuse including coercive control, Family court issues and post-separation abuse that led her to healing and reclaiming her power back.We each share 3 tips on what survivors can do NOW despite the actions of their abusers and offer additional resources including both of NEW books coming out October 2022 that are complementary to each other.ABOUT ERIKA:Erika Shalene Hull is a Life Management Consultant, Author and Co-Founder of The CornHer Office. After spending over 10 years, primarily as a Financial Development Director for a world-wide non-profit organization, Erika sought to lessen the gap between the challenges of working and parenthood, by leaving corporate America and becoming a full-time entrepreneur. With having to overcome numerous traumas during this time, including abuse, suicide of oldest child, and the day-to-day hardship of a crippling genetic disorder, she is courageously passionate about helping others rise above their own personal obstacles. From minimizing daily burdens, creating manageability and building confidence, through The CornHer Office, Erika provides methods, tools and resources delivering the life fulfillment clients seek, intending to impact women’s lives for the BETTER. When she’s not taking on life’s challenges, she’s v'logging, road trippin’ or drinking a cup of coffee with her husband and five children in Ohio.Website: www.thecornheroffice.com     Book website: www.butthatsnotme.comContact information: erika@thecornheroffice.comADDITIONAL RESOURCES:DomesticShelters.org: Educational information, hotline, and searchable database of programs and services near you.Love Is Respect (National Dating Abuse Hotline): Offers young people a chance to chat online, call, or text with advocates. www.loveisrespect.orgNational Domestic Abuse Hotline (800-799-7233): 24/7 hotline with access to service providers and shelters across the UnitABOUT TRIGGERS & SPIRITUAL MEDICINE PODCAST: Real talk. Let's address the elephant in the room to the growing "sickness" in our society, address root issues and provide sustainable solutions. We hope by addressing the intersectionality and connect the dots like a web of many of society’s challenges, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more. In this NEW collaborative program, we hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed. Each episode addresses a certain trigger while offering the spiritual medicine with at least 3 tips or actionable steps our listeners can take and implement. Please consider becoming a Patreon supporter to support our social justice initiatives https://www.patreon.com/HealingWithSpirit