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The Healing Trauma Podcast

The Healing Trauma Podcast

By Monique Koven
Monique Koven is a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and worked as a Social Worker for over 25. Years. As a survivor herself, she features conversations with Trauma experts as well as survivors to offer hope for the healing journey.
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Disclaimer. I am not a licensed mental health professional and do not treat or diagnose mental health illnesses. The information provided is not a replacement for medical and mental health advice. Always follow the advice of your medical or licensed mental health professional.
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Understanding Trauma Responses
In this episode, I talk a little bit about how stuckness may be an adaptive Trauma response from the autonomic nervous system in an effort to keep you safe from what it perceives as a threat or potential danger.
January 14, 2021
Adoption Trauma With Moses Farrow
I’m joined today with Trauma Adoption therapist Moses Farrow. Moses is the adopted son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen. He is going to be sharing about Trauma adoption both from a professional lens and from his own personal experience. INSTAGRAM @mosesfarrow & @adoptiontrauma
January 6, 2021
My Healing Journey With Dr. Jean Cheng
Today I’m joined with clinical psychologist Dr Jean Cheng. Jean will be sharing part of her journey as a trauma survivor as well as her experience of parenting. Jean talks about connection to your inner child and how that can be helpful when healing Trauma. Instagram @jeanpsychologist.
December 29, 2020
Exploring What Is Safety and Lack Of Safety In Relationships With Brenda Barros Rivera
In this episode I’m joined with Brenda Barros Rivera. Brenda is going to be sharing her own personal experience of finding herself in an unsafe relationship and will be sharing ways to recognize some of the signs. To find out more about her work she can be reached on Instagram @ createsaferelationships.
December 21, 2020
My Healing Childhood Trauma Journey with Chima Lubin
On today’s episode I am talking with therapist Chima Lubin Chima shares her journey of childhood trauma and foster care and her healing and recovery journey. instagram @kabodcounselling
December 14, 2020
Why Are Messes So Triggering For Trauma Survivors?
In this episode, I’m following up to an Instagram post about being triggered in messes. What is going on internally? I will sharing some of my thoughts on this as well as my own experience. IG @cptsdcoach
December 5, 2020
What Is The Window Of Tolerance With Vanessa Pezo.
On today’s episode I’m joined with Trauma therapist Vanessa Pezo. We will discussing the concept of The Window of Tolerance. What does it mean to be out of your window of tolerance? How do you return? IG@the_traumatherapist
December 3, 2020
Understanding The Inner Child with Dr Anna Kress
In this episode, I’m joined once again with psychologist Dr Anna Kress to talk more about The Inner Child. We explore what the inner child is, what they need and how to heal. IG @drannakress
November 25, 2020
Eating Disorders and Trauma With Lucia Bennett
On today’s episode somatic therapist Lucia Bennett will be talking about her unique approach to working with people who have eating disorders and Trauma. To find out more about her work @ somatic _therapist.
November 18, 2020
My Journey Of Discovering CPTSD with Esther Schwarz
In this episode, childhood trauma survivor and trauma informed therapist Esther Schwarz talks about her own personal process of recognizing that she was suffering from Complex Trauma. She shares the ways it impacted her life and how she began to to heal from it. IG @estherschwarz.lmsw
November 10, 2020
Hope after Trauma with Owen Morgan
Owen is going to be sharing his journey of healing from Trauma. Owen shares how his Trauma manifested in his body before he even had understanding or memories.   In 2015, he nearly died of a rare digestive condition that changed his life forever. He is on a mission to bring awareness to the power of awareness. IG @ awareness_space.
November 2, 2020
We Learned Not to Feel.
We come into this world engaged and ready for Connection. We also come in fully embodied and freely feeling our sensations and using our voice to express it. We learn to shut this natural process off if we chronically experience threat to our nervous system as we develop.
October 26, 2020
Children, Adolescence And Trauma With Ilyse Kennedy
I’m joined with therapist Ilyse Kennedy talking about her experience working with children and adolescents with Trauma and what supporting them may look like. IG@movingpartspsychotherapy
October 21, 2020
Healing and Self Worth With Phillippa Chinery
Today’s conversation is with qualified counsellor in the UK, Phillippa Chinery. She will be sharing her own journey of healing from low self worth to self IG@ Phillippa.chinery.counselling
October 13, 2020
Narcissist Abuse With An Intimate Partner With Kimberly Weeks
In this episode, I am joined with Narcissist Abuse Recovery Coach Kimberly Weeks to talk about the Narcissistic abuse cycle with intimate partners
October 7, 2020
Dissociation And Trauma With Dr.Bethany Brand
Today I am talking with psychologist, professor of Psychology and expert in Trauma disorders, Dr. Bethany Brand. We talked about Dissociation and the relationship between Dissociation disorders and Trauma. To find out more about her
September 29, 2020
Trauma and Addiction with Katelin Hanhart
Today I’m joined with mental health and substance abuse therapist Katelin Hanhart. We will be talking about the correlation of Trauma and addiction, and how she approaches her work with clients. To find out more about her work. IG @your.trauma.therapist.
September 22, 2020
Feeling Stuck
Why can’t we just do the thing we want to do? Why do we feel like we want to use our voice, yet at times feel unable to to? In this episode, we will have a look at what may actually be going on, often underneath conscious awareness.
September 15, 2020
Gentle Conscious Parenting While Healing From Trauma With Lelia Schott
I’m joined with Certified Parent and Family Wellness Coach Leila schott to talk about parenting from a conscious place while recovering from Childhood Trauma. We talked about some ways to gently parent with attunement and presence. IG@synergy.gentle.parenting ,Facebook @ synergy:gentle parenting resources
September 8, 2020
What is Sensory Motor Psychotherapy With Victoria Donahue.
In today’s episode I’m joined with therapist Victoria Donahue who utilizes Sensory Motor Psychotherapy in her practice clients. We will be talking about how this modality works and how it can be useful in the treatment of Trauma.
September 2, 2020
What is Somatic Experiencing with Ilene Smith
Somatic Experiencing therapist and author Ilene Smith joins us to discuss how this modality can be helpful in the healing of Trauma. IG @ ilenesmithhealing.
August 25, 2020
What is The Internal Family System’s ( IFS) Model with Dr. Anna Kress
In the episode I’m joined with clinical psychologist Dr. Anna Kress to talk about The Internal Family Systems Model when working with Trauma. IG@drannakress
August 18, 2020
What is Attachment Focused EMDR with Melissa Parks
We are continuing in our Trauma Healing Modalities Series. This week’s episode I’m joined with therapist Melissa Parks to discuss Attachment Focused EMDR. To find out more about Melissa and her work you can reach her @ and on IG @ melissaparkstherapy.
August 10, 2020
Inner Child / Parts Work With Victoria Donahue.
This is the first interview of a series on Trauma Healing Modalities. My guest today is psychotherapist Victoria Donahue. We will be talking about Inner Child Healing / Parts work. IG@ Victoria.donahue.healing
August 3, 2020
Writing Fiction To Heal With Jade Eby
In this episode I am talking with trauma coach, author and writer Jade Eby. Jade will be sharing about how she uses the creative expression of writing to empower survivors on their trauma healing journey. IG @ jadeeby_creativeempowerment
July 28, 2020
Anxiety and Trauma Healing with Lorraine Pascale
In this episode I am talking with Lorraine Pascale. Lorraine is a speaker, author and Anxiety coach. She is also a childhood trauma survivor and shares about her own journey to now supporting others. You can follow her on IG @lorrainepascale
July 21, 2020
Trauma and The Nervous System
Understanding the role that the nervous system plays in our moment to moment experience, can help us feel less shame and more Compassion towards our responses.
July 14, 2020
What Is Developmental Trauma with Mily Gomez.
In this episode I’m joined with Trauma Therapist Mily Gomez and we will be talking about what exactly is Developmental Trauma. IG @latibulecounseling
July 7, 2020
Healing Trauma with Dr Janina Fisher
In this episode, I’m with joined with Trauma expert, clinical psychologist, teacher, author, consultant, Dr. Janina Fisher. She is the author of many books including Healing The Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors. Email
June 30, 2020
The Parentified Child
In this episode Monique is talking about the burden of being a parentified child and separating from it.
June 22, 2020
Is There One Therapetic Approach to Healing Trauma - With Laura Anderson.
In this episode I’m joined with Psychotherapist Laura Anderson. Laura specializes in the treatment of Complex Trauma. We discussed the topic of healing modalities and if there is one that is best for healing Trauma.
June 17, 2020
Understanding Racial Trauma Recovery with Kimberly Weeks
In this episode, Trauma Recovery Coach Kimberly Weeks and I will be talking about Racial Trauma Recovery and the responses we are currently seeing in the world.
June 10, 2020
The Experience Of Feeling Loved
In this mini episode, Monique talks about how feeling cared for and loved by significant others may feel challenging to grasp due to attachment trauma.
May 25, 2020
Attachment and Secure Earned Attachment in Relationships With guest Melissa Parks.
Today I’m joined with relationship and trauma specialist Melissa Parks. We will be talking about attachment in relationships and about Earned Secure Attachment.
May 20, 2020
Being With Instead Of Letting Go.
We often hear the message that in order to move forward, we need to let go. For those with developmental and childhood Trauma, this message isn’t always helpful.
May 13, 2020
Honouring Ourselves On Mother’s Day with Cath Counihan
Mother’s Day is a very emotional time for those who have experienced Trauma in childhood in relation to their mother. In this episode I’m talking with trauma informed psychotherapist Cath Counihan. www.catherinecounihan IG psychotherapy_mum
May 7, 2020
Trauma and Time Travel
At times, we can feel our past traumatic experiences appearing to show up in the present. This can happen when circumstances feel in some way familiar to how we felt in a past trauma.
May 5, 2020
Trauma and The Polyvagal Theory with Guest Deb Dana
In this episode, Deb Dana, LSCW is going to share with us an understanding of The Polyvagal Theory while explaining how it relates to our relationship to trauma, safety and danger and our internal and outer environment. She is the author of the book, The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy and Polyvagal Exercises For Safety and Connection. She can be reached at RHYTHMOFREGULATION.COM
April 28, 2020
Trauma and Feelings
If you grew up with developmental Trauma, feeling your feelings can feel very unsafe.
April 22, 2020
The 3 Stages of Healing Trauma with Yolanda Renteria
In this episode, I’m talking with Trauma Trained therapist Yolanda Renteria about the three stages of Trauma Healing. You can follow her work @ IG account Thisisyolandarenteria
April 18, 2020
Trauma Informed Help For Trauma Survivors
Childhood Trauma Survivors require support by those who have had trauma informed training. Without specialized support in trauma, a client may be left feeling unsafe and misunderstood.
April 13, 2020
We Make Sense
In this episode, Monique is talking about coping mechanisms in relation to trauma.
April 9, 2020
Dealing With Anxiety & Grief During The Time Of Corvid-19 with Robin Shapiro
In this episode I am thrilled to have psychotherapist, author, and presenter Robin Shapiro with us to talk about practical, trauma informed ways we can use to deal with anxiety and grief during the cononavirus crisis.
April 4, 2020
Resilience While Sheltering In Place with Dr. Arielle Schwartz
Today I will talking with psychologist Dr Arielle Schwartz. She is the author several books including EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, The Complex PTSD Workbook, and The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook. We will be talking about ways to strengthen your resilience during Covid-19.
March 28, 2020
Parenting and Reparenting With CPTSD
On today’s episode I’m joined with psychotherapist Cath Counihan . We will be talking about the challenge of parenting when we have had childhood trauma.
March 20, 2020
Monique shares some ideas to help you to feel less anxious.
March 13, 2020
Communicating Our Need With Partner’s In Understanding Trauma
In the this episode I’m joined with therapist Elizabeth Earnshaw, LMFT. We will be talking about communication with our partners about understanding our Trauma. IG @lizlistens
March 5, 2020
Boundaries & People Pleasing
Today I will be talking with therapist Sarah Normandin about boundaries and people pleasing.
February 27, 2020
Self Love
In the his episode Monique shares her thoughts on what Self Love is in relation to trauma recovery.
February 21, 2020
What Is A Somatic Approach To Healing Trauma?
In today’s episode I am joined again by therapist Andrea Glik, LMSW. Andrea will share how somatic therapy can be a useful approach to healing Trauma. IG account somaticwitch
February 18, 2020
One Step At a Time
In this episode, Monique talks about taking one step at a time when thinking about Trauma Recovery.
February 11, 2020
Trauma Informed Approach To Addiction with Lindsey Aerosmith
In today’s episode I’m joined with addiction Social Worker Lindsey Aerosmith. Lindsey works with people with addiction from a trauma informed lens. You can follow Lindsey on INSTAGRAM @ addiction_socialworker
February 8, 2020
Having Someone Bear Witness To Our Trauma
In this episode, Monique shares her personal experience of having someone “bear witness” to her traumatic experiences did for her. She talks about how this process can be very helpful in our recovery process.
February 1, 2020
Dom’s Recovery Journey From Trauma and Anxiety to More Peace Of Mind
Today I am joined with my client Dominika. Dominika shares her story of childhood trauma and abandonment and how she is recovering. You can follow Dom on her IG account @ moments with Dominika.
January 16, 2020
The Unempathtic Mother with Britt Frank
Today I will be talking with psychotherapist and trauma specialist Britt Frank about some of the implications of being raised by a mother without empathy.
January 9, 2020
Surviving The Holiday Struggle
In this episode, Monique is talking to therapist Natalie Gutierrez about how we can prepare ourselves emotionally for the holidays with family.
December 19, 2019
Complex Trauma and Chronic Pain
In this episode Monique is talking to psychotherapist and coach Julie Markowitz on the relationship between Trauma and chronic pain.
December 12, 2019
Joe's Recovery Journey From Childhood Trauma
In This episode Joe shares his experience of running from childhood trauma. He shares what he has learned about trauma and recovery . *Trigger Warning- Discussion of physical and sexual childhood abuse.
November 9, 2019
Unbroken- Madeleine Black’s Story of Hope and Resilience
In today’s episode, bestselling author of Unbroken, Madeleine Black shares her journey to rebuild her life a violent and trauma event. * TRIGGER WARNING- some content may be triggering.
October 28, 2019
Trauma and Attachment
On today’s episode, psychotherapist Andrea Glik and I will be talking about trauma and attachment.
October 21, 2019
The Narcissistic Parent
Today I have with me therapist Natalie Gutierrez. We will be talking about The Narcissistic Parent. What it is and how to heal from it.
October 15, 2019
An Anxiety Disorder Recovery Story with Drew From The Anxious Truth
Today on the podcast, I have Drew Linsalata from The Anxious Truth. He will be sharing his own personal story of living with anxiety in various forms and recovering from it.
October 2, 2019
The Underlying Fear In Trauma
In this episode, Monique shares some of her thoughts on what she thinks may be the underlying fear in trauma.
September 17, 2019
Alana’s Story - Recovery From Childhood Trauma.
*Trigger Warning - violence, sexual abuse. In this episode, Alana talks about living with PTSD and anxiety from childhood sexual abuse. She shares about how she has been able to uncover her true self after years of not feeling worthy of love.
September 11, 2019
Vanessa’s Recovery Journey From Childhood Abuse and Anxiety
*Trigger Warning* In this episode, Vanessa talks about her childhood sexual trauma and how she is moving through recovery from anxiety and CPTSD.
September 4, 2019
Parenting With Complex Trauma and Anxiety with Guest Jacci Jones
In the episode therapist Jacci Jones and I talk about parenting children while experiencing complex trauma symptoms and anxiety.
August 23, 2019
Tina ‘s Recovery
Tina suffered with chronic PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, depression and agoraphobia. In this episode she shares her story and how she is finding freedom from CPTSD and anxiety.
August 16, 2019
Narcissistic Tendencies Explained - With Jacci Jones
Today’s episode features a discussion with therapist and coach Jacci Jones. We talk about narcissistic tendencies in relationships with parents and partners.
August 10, 2019
The Problem With Listening To Our Thoughts - w/"That Anxiety Guy"
Great conversation with Drew (That Anxiety Guy) - about thoughts!  
June 26, 2019
Finding Power When You Feel Powerless - w/That Anxiety Guy
My conversation with Drew from the That Anxiety Guy podcast about how even in what seem like our most helpless and powerless moments, we are empowered and capable.
June 18, 2019
You Are Not Responsible For The Happiness Of Others - w/That Anxiety Guy
My conversation with Drew from the That Anxiety Guy podcast about how making ourselves responsible for the happiness of others can be a problem.  
June 4, 2019
CPTSD - When You Didn’t Have A Before
In this episode Monique talks about not having a personal frame of reference before complex trauma.
February 2, 2019