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

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Episode #14: Surviving & Thriving After Coercive Control & Post Separation Abuse
6d ago
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 United States. Quincy Solution by Barry Goldstein:  Feisty; Dangerously Amazing Women Using Their Voices To Make An Impact: The Secrets To Healing - Healing with Spirit with Laura (laurahealingwithspirit.com)
Episode #14: Surviving & Thriving After Coercive Control & Post Separation Abuse
6d ago
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 United States. Quincy Solution by Barry Goldstein:  Feisty; Dangerously Amazing Women Using Their Voices To Make An Impact: The Secrets To Healing - Healing with Spirit with Laura (laurahealingwithspirit.com)
Episode 13: The Astrology Aspects of Current Planetary Triggers & Spiritual Medicine
Sep 17 2022
Episode 13: The Astrology Aspects of Current Planetary Triggers & Spiritual Medicine
We break from our normal podcasting schedule to bring you a SPECIAL episode on Triggers & Spiritual Medicine with the incredible astrologer Hilary Harley to help us address the cosmic aspects to what may be amplifying "stuff" right now.We talk about the 6 planets that are currently in retrograde and how they may be amplifying certain aspects in your life, the upcoming election energies, and other worldly events as well as how to navigate these times energetically by offering 3 tips you can do NOW.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.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.Suicide Prevention Hotline The 988 Lifeline is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. (Please note, the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely.) Click below to learn more about 988National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)'s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. We are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.Domestic Violence Hotline - Call 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or Text "START" to 88788.  Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live free of abuse.Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.For more information on this project, social justice work, books, interviews, or other offerings:
Episode #11: Reinventing Yourself After Cancer
Aug 1 2022
Episode #11: Reinventing Yourself After Cancer
Join us for a fun amazing podcast episode on Reinventing Yourself After Cancer w/ Actor, Producer & Renaissance Man - Eli Hans.Eli shares his journey from growing up in a conservative home as a "gay boy" to a life of constant go go go to losing his partner to suicide to being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer with a 10% survival rate to 7yrs remission, to falling in love, to the importance of incorporating your intuition into your healing, to the pandemic ... to what it took & the journey within in writing his journey of unpacking & healing his life in a rich authentic deep funny musical play that audiences are raving about - "Out of the Blue"BE SURE TO FOLLOW & SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE EPISODESAND SHARE – ENGAGE to help us with visibilityABOUT ELI: Eli is a true Renaissance man; an actor, writer, artist, producer, director, singer, and recently, a composer. Eli has reinvented his career many times, from producer and director of TV commercials and large-scale corporate events to interior designer, and now a life and creativity coach. He has always dreamed of being on Broadway, and after surviving a dire cancer diagnosis, he decided to create an autobiographical musical called Out of The Blue, an inspiring story of hope and resilience in which he plays 25 characters. He recently had a sold-out run of his World Premiere in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and a successful U.S. Premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Theater festival.LINKS: resources page on Eli's Out of The Blue site related to themes of the show, in case audience members need support with : cancer, LGBT issues, suicide hotline, etc.
Episode #11: Reinventing Yourself After Cancer
Aug 1 2022
Episode #11: Reinventing Yourself After Cancer
Join us for a fun amazing podcast episode on Reinventing Yourself After Cancer w/ Actor, Producer & Renaissance Man - Eli Hans.Eli shares his journey from growing up in a conservative home as a "gay boy" to a life of constant go go go to losing his partner to suicide to being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer with a 10% survival rate to 7yrs remission, to falling in love, to the importance of incorporating your intuition into your healing, to the pandemic ... to what it took & the journey within in writing his journey of unpacking & healing his life in a rich authentic deep funny musical play that audiences are raving about - "Out of the Blue"BE SURE TO FOLLOW & SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE EPISODESAND SHARE – ENGAGE to help us with visibilityABOUT ELI: Eli is a true Renaissance man; an actor, writer, artist, producer, director, singer, and recently, a composer. Eli has reinvented his career many times, from producer and director of TV commercials and large-scale corporate events to interior designer, and now a life and creativity coach. He has always dreamed of being on Broadway, and after surviving a dire cancer diagnosis, he decided to create an autobiographical musical called Out of The Blue, an inspiring story of hope and resilience in which he plays 25 characters. He recently had a sold-out run of his World Premiere in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and a successful U.S. Premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Theater festival.LINKS: page on Eli's Out of The Blue site related to themes of the show, in case audience members need support with : cancer, LGBT issues, suicide hotline, etc. learn more about Laura and Triggers & Spiritual Medicine: Laura Healing With Spirit | Linktree
Episode #9: Disrupting Toxic Capitalism & Hustle Culture
Jul 26 2022
Episode #9: Disrupting Toxic Capitalism & Hustle Culture
Welcome to Episode 9 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph and guest international speaker & social impact business coach, Brigette Iarrusso TOPIC: Disrupting Toxic Capitalism & Hustle CultureDo you want to be a change agent???? Join this conversation with Brigette, as she shares her story of how she became a disruptor on fire with the purpose of accelerating entrepreneurial leaders and change agents that are driven by more than just profit. If you are tired of spinning wheels and feel like you want to learn how to be that toxic capitalist disruptor, this is an episode for you. Hundreds of entrepreneurs have accessed her free online training “How to Grow an Online Business in Integrity” and have used her methods to create more impact and more income. In this episode, Brigette will share with you 3 ways you can start to do that today.Become a Patreon and support this project: ABOUT: BRIGETTE IARRUSSO  Brigette's mission is to help coaches, healers, and experts, who care about racial and social justice to scale their sales and impact with integrity, equity and inclusion. She is committed to raising awareness around coercive marketing and sales practices in the coaching and online business space. And, disrupting harmful practices that disproportionately affect People of Color and other people with marginalized identities. She creates inclusive and engaging events that inspire and connect business leaders with widely diverse backgrounds from around the globe. Her Speak to $cale framework helps experts increase online visibility and share their story and their offers in an authentic way that connects them with ideal clients and gets sales flowing!  Brigette founded Embrace Change as a social impact business entity that pays forward 20% of revenue into opportunities and sponsorship for Black, Indigenous, People of Color who are entrepreneurial leaders changing the face of how we do business.Brigette donates her time pro bono to support equitable collaborations and authentic human connection across diverse communities. She is committed to service before sales and her mantra is “when you focus on real social impact, the income will follow”. You can find her here: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -- The Wisdom of Trauma by Dr. Gabor Mate:   How The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women Culture Today CDC ACE Study: The Relation Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health: Turning Gold into Lead:  The Bystander Effect: LinkTREE links for website, resources, social media, books, and more.
Episode #10: Trauma Informed Reiki Practices
Jul 26 2022
Episode #10: Trauma Informed Reiki Practices
Welcome to Episode 10 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph and Trauma Informed Reiki Teacher, Michaela DaystarTOPIC: Trauma Informed ReikiStruggling with what is reiki or how to find a trauma informed reiki practitioner or teacher?  Want to know how to become a trauma informed reiki practitioner or teacher? You are not going to want to miss this very deep conversational episode where we share our combined experiences and unintentional harms that can be avoided. In the end, we will share 3 things you can do to become a more trauma informed. - or those who receive reiki & for those who practice or teach reiki.Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Become a Patreon and support this project: Michaela Daystar:Michaela Daystar founded HeartScapes after 11 years of helping university students increase their capacity for social justice. At the intersection of self-reflection, spiritual practice, and social action, she teaches the system of Reiki as a pathway to understanding, healing, and expressing our true self, and adapts trauma-informed principles for Reiki practitioners. Michaela continues her studies of Reiki with the International House of Reiki and holds a master’s degree in Social Justice Leadership. RESOURCES: 1) The Wisdom of Trauma by Dr. Gabor Mate: How The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women Culture Today LinkTREE links for website, resources, social media, books, and more.  Reiki Can Do No Harm or Can It? #TimesUp Reiki: 12 Tips and 10 Questions to Ask a Reiki Practitioner and/or Teacher When Healing Trauma CDC ACE Study:
Episode 8: Addressing Trauma in Yoga Practices
Jul 26 2022
Episode 8: Addressing Trauma in Yoga Practices
Welcome to Episode 8 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph and guest trauma educator, Melanie BrownIn this episode, Melanie shares her experiences as a trauma survivor, yogi, and trauma educator when she went to a yoga class in the Boston area that was NOT only as advertised - which created harm - but when the class actually triggered Melanie, the yoga instructor was dismissive of the harm the class had which created a secondary harm. We talk about white washing sacred practices and the various unintentional harms committed by westernersMelanie shares 3 tips for yoga instructors and studio owners on how to improve so unintentional harm is NOT perpetrated, and she share 3 tips for anyone looking for a yoga class on how to find one that is more trauma informed.Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Become a Patreon and support this project: MELANIE:Embeing’s® Melanie Lynn Brown holds an MA Ed. in Mindful Education and Trauma Studies from Lesley University and a BA in Government from Smith. She has spent 20 years working in Education with trauma survivors and in political advocacy. She formed Embeing®, a consultancy, to teach and promote both macro and micro trauma education, trauma-informed policies and compassionate systems analysis. She takes on a limited number of personal clients, primarily under 18 years, to support nervous system regulation and holistic wellness. Her clients include trauma survivors and autistic young people. Her approach is best described as “empowerment through education."  You can reach Melanie at:    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 1) The Wisdom of Trauma by Dr. Gabor Mate: The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI: This Yoga International Magazine article on how to avoid cultural appropriation: How The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women Culture Today CDC ACE Study:   The Relation Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health: Turning Gold into Lead:  The Bystander Effect: links for website, resources, social media, books, and more.
Episode #4: Addressing the ROOTS to Chronic Pain & Military Sexual Trauma
Jul 26 2022
Episode #4: Addressing the ROOTS to Chronic Pain & Military Sexual Trauma
Welcome to Episode #4 with Guest Dr. Tawny Kross on addressing the ROOTS to chronic pain and healing military sexual trauma.This is a powerful episode where we talk about Dr. Kross's experience as a physical therapist in treating military vets and personnel for chronic pain and how the prevalence of unresolved unhealed chronic pain trauma can be linked to those with a trauma history. With as much as 90% of her clients with clinical PTSD, Dr. Kross began to see the correlation of chronic pain and the connection to unhealed sexual trauma history.One in four women report military sexual trauma - although this is under reported. Half of those who report sexual trauma are men. Dr. Kross shares 3 Tips on how to look at chronic pain differently and what to do about it. She also offers tips on what to look for to find a trauma informed physical therapist. ABOUT Dr. Tawny Kross:Dr. Tawny Kross graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2013.She has worked in a Veterans Affairs hospital for nearly a decade now. Through the course of her practice, she has developed a very comprehensive and integrative approach to PT, which evolved from the necessity of such an approach in her work with the complexities of those who have chronic pain. This includes nutrition, hypnosis, guided imagery, mindfulness among other practices. Focusing on mental health and being trauma-sensitive is of particular importance, as many of her clients have experienced military sexual trauma. She helps her clients move beyond pain and fear by connecting them with internal motivations, guiding them to see innate strengths and realize their inner healing abilities.She recently started her own business, Kross Centered Care - Integrative PT, Health and Wellness in order to bring her expertise to more people.Website: a Patreon and support this project:  VA Military Sexual Trauma: Sexual Trauma - PTSD: National Center for PTSD:  Abuse & Incest National Network: the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study -
Episode #3: Implementing Neurosequential Trauma Informed Programs In Schools
Jul 26 2022
Episode #3: Implementing Neurosequential Trauma Informed Programs In Schools
Episode #3 with Guest Susan Andrian; Hope ReimaginedThis is a powerful episode where we talk about trauma, how it affects our brains, the impacts of the ACE studies, and what Susan has been doing over the last 25 years implementing trauma informed approach to problem solving in both the school systems in Brockton, MA as well as Oakland, CA.Considering the current challenges, the education system is in right now after the pandemic, this is an episode, worth watching if you are seeking a better way to address the increasing stress rates of our youth. Susan shares 3 Tips on what you can do today to be a part of what we can "Reimagine"ABOUT SUSAN:Susan Andrien LMFT, is a Phase 2 trainer in The Neurosequential Model, a neurodevelopmentally informed approach to clinical problem solving. With more than 25 years of experience working with children and families heavily impacted by trauma, Susan founded Hope Reimagined, a Mental Health & Educational Support Services organization with a mission to better support communities, schools and families to be relationally rich environments informed by neurophysiology. Website: a Patreon and support this project:  "My grandmother's Hands; Racialized Trauma and Pathways to Mending our Hearts and Bodies" by Resmaa Menakem "What Happened To You"  by Dr Bruce Perry & Oprah Winfrey "The Boy raised As A Dog" by Dr Bruce Perry and Maia SzalavitsThe Awakening Educator Podcast: the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study -
Episode #2: Healing & Recovery from Domestic Violence w/ Guest Lovern Gordon
Jul 26 2022
Episode #2: Healing & Recovery from Domestic Violence w/ Guest Lovern Gordon
Join us in the conversation about healing & recovery after Domestic Violence. Lovern shares her story of repeated domestic violence as shared in her Memoir "The Legacy He Left Me". Her story doesn't end there. She is an inspiration to so many survivors of abuse from all over the world. It is not only what happened to her, but her recovery. Lovern shares her struggles leaving and the shame that comes with it as well as her ability to leave and thrive. She shares her spiritual medicine with us giving us 3 things she did that was key to her recovery, healing, and thrive as well as to how to relearn to self love and what healthy love looks like. ABOUT LOVERN:Lovern Gordon is a two-time sur-THRIVER of domestic violence (a child witness until she was 15 years old and a 2-year, young adult relationship). Ten years after escaping, she subsequently became the Founder of Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. (LLN), where she used 2 back-to-back pageant wins to increase awareness around issue in 2010 and the following year, LLN was formed. Today, she conducts DV Awareness Workshops worldwide, hosts events that raise thousands of dollars to benefit DV shelters and points people in the right direction for DV resources.She is the author of the DV awareness memoir, The Legacy He Left Me and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including: CBS This Morning nationally and NBC’s This is New England locally. Print includes features on Huffington Post and Boston Voyager Magazine.The Boston Celtics named her one of their ‘Heroes Among Us’ and she was featured as part of Instagram for Business’ – entrepreneur 'togetHER' minidocuseries for Women’s History Month.Website: Book: a Patreon and support this project: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233-- National  Coalition Against Domestic Violence National Sexual Violence Resource Center: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network’s (RAINN) or call their National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected w/ a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area-- CDC ACE Study: The Relation Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health: Turning Gold into Lead:
Episode #7:  FromTrauma, Addiction, Incarceration to Recovery Through Sound Healing
Jul 26 2022
Episode #7: FromTrauma, Addiction, Incarceration to Recovery Through Sound Healing
TOPIC: From Systemic Racism, Trauma, Addiction, Incarceration to Recovery, Healing & Freedom With Guest Kelvin Young of Kelvin Young LLC.Kelvin Young's story is soooo incredible that this episode of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine will leave you so inspired. From growing up faced with systemic racism to trauma that led to addiction and ultimately in prison where he journeyed into self-discovery that ultimately led him to his freedom, recovery, and the work he does now today in the state of Connecticut.In the end Kelvin will share 3 tips on how to shift course NOW for those facing challenges with addiction recovery, trauma recovery and reintegration from incarceration.About Kelvin YoungKelvin Young is a recovery coach, recovery support specialist, certified sound healer and owner of Kelvin Young, LLC. He has presented around the country in diverse settings, yoga studios, retreat centers, conferences, high schools, colleges, prisons, addiction treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals and mental health agencies. Kelvin is the co-founder of Toivo, a DMHAS funded, recovery-focus, holistic healing center in Hartford, CT. Today, he coaches and publicly speaks on addiction recovery to people from all walks of life. Kelvin also facilitates private and group sound healing sessions at different locations throughout the United States. He is passionate about holding space for people to heal and is known for his warm, loving and down-to-earth way of connecting with people.Website: a Patreon and support this project:
Episode #6: Beyond Surviving Sexual Abuse or Sexual Trauma
Jul 26 2022
Episode #6: Beyond Surviving Sexual Abuse or Sexual Trauma
Join us for our next powerful episode of Triggers & Spiritual Medicine with host Laura Bonetzky-Joseph and guest with Rachel Grant of Rachel Grant CoachingTOPIC: Beyond Surviving Sexual Abuse or Sexual TraumaRachel shares her story growing up in Oklahoma where she was sexually abused by a family member. She discusses her journey through self-discovery, healing, addressing root issues and moving beyond survivorship that led to the work she does today. We talk about abuse, turning points, fears, repetitive patterns, healing root issues, how the trauma is the experience, and the gift is fortitude, commitment, resilience, and decision to take case of self and to reclaim our life, creating the space needed to the inner work, creating access to healing, strategies, and tools, how trauma presents differently through medical or health conditions or experience, consent & body safety. ABOUT RACHEL:Rachel Grant is the owner and founder of Rachel Grant Coaching and is a Sexual Abuse Recovery Coach and M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She is also the author of Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse. Based on her educational training, study of neuroscience, and lessons learned from her own journey, she has successfully used the Beyond Surviving Program since 2007 to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are beyond sick and tired of feeling broken and unfixable break free from the pain of abuse and finally move on with their lives.Learn more at Sexual Violence Resource Center: Abuse and Incest National Network’s (RAINN) or call their National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected w/ a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your areaCDC ACE Study: Relation Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health: Turning Gold into Lead:  a Patreon and support this project:
Episode #5: How The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women Culture
Jul 26 2022
Episode #5: How The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women Culture
Welcome to Episode #5 of Triggers & Spiritual Medicine Podcast with host Laura Bonetzky-Joseph and our Guest Rae Carter of EmpowR Topic: How The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women CultureIn this episode Rae shares her breast cancer journey and what it is like to heal the root issues both within herself and as a society as she continued to deepen her healing and recovery. What she discovered along the way is short of inspiring, it is eye opening with that Ah-ha moment of like “Oh crap, so this is where everything is rooted”.Have you ever wondered why women do not support each other – especially white women? Especially in business and careers? Instead, we often feel envy, jealousy, or judgement?Have you ever wondered why women are so darn critical of other women? Like where does this stuff really come from?Have you ever wondered why women feel an instinctual need to compete against each other, but you do not know where it is rooted?Have you ever wondered where the ideology of women serving the man ever came from?I ask you to tune in to THIS very thought-provoking amazing episode as we shed the beliefs systems, we’ve been conditioned to believe that runs through our very DNA over hundreds of years.I will add this episode may be triggering for some who are not ready to dive deep into the root issues many of us women – especially white women are experiencing and WHY we keep repeating cycles that do not serve us OR repeating cycles that serve us in a way that still keeps us chained to the patriarchal expectations. This is sure to be a POWERFUL episode, and, in the end, Rae's offers 3 things you can do today to make a shift. ABOUT RAE:Rae Carter (she/her) is a dialogue facilitator, culture builder, communication strategist, healing navigator, and intuitive arts practitioner. She cultivates community and creates opportunities for vulnerable connection, courageous conversations, individual wholeness, and collective healing. She works at the intersection of health, communication, culture change, and consciousness. As the founder of EmpowR, she embodies her life purpose as one small player in the shared work to heal the heart of humanity. WEBSITE: a Patreon and support this project: Menakem: Divorcing from White Supremacy website: PROGRAMS/EVENTS: ABOUT RAE’S HEALING JOURNEY: GO ARTICLE: TIMES ARTICLE:
Episode 8: Addressing Trauma in Yoga Practices
Jul 26 2022
Episode 8: Addressing Trauma in Yoga Practices
Welcome to Episode 8 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph and guest trauma educator, Melanie BrownTOPIC: Addressing Trauma in Yoga PracticesIn this episode, Melanie shares her experiences as a trauma survivor, yogi, and trauma educator when she went to a yoga class in the Boston area that was NOT only as advertised - which created harm - but when the class actually triggered Melanie, the yoga instructor was dismissive of the harm the class had which created a secondary harm. We talk about white washing sacred practices and the various unintentional harms committed by westernersMelanie shares 3 tips for yoga instructors and studio owners on how to improve so unintentional harm is NOT perpetrated, and she share 3 tips for anyone looking for a yoga class on how to find one that is more trauma informed.Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. ABOUT MELANIE:Embeing’s® Melanie Lynn Brown holds an MA Ed. in Mindful Education and Trauma Studies from Lesley University and a BA in Government from Smith. She has spent 20 years working in Education with trauma survivors and in political advocacy. She formed Embeing®, a consultancy, to teach and promote both macro and micro trauma education, trauma-informed policies and compassionate systems analysis. She takes on a limited number of personal clients, primarily under 18 years, to support nervous system regulation and holistic wellness. Her clients include trauma survivors and autistic young people. Her approach is best described as “empowerment through education."  You can reach Melanie at:  www.embeingempowered.com  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 1) The Wisdom of Trauma by Dr. Gabor Mate: The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI: This Yoga International Magazine article on how to avoid cultural appropriation: How The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women Culture Today CDC ACE Study:   The Relation Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health: Turning Gold into Lead:  The Bystander Effect: LinkTREE links for our website, resources, social media, books, interviews and more.