The Healing Trauma and CPTSD Podcast

The Healing Trauma and CPTSD Podcast

By Monique Koven
Monique Koven is a certified Trauma Recovery and Resilience Coach. She was diagnosed with C-PTSD and Anxiety from childhood trauma. She is no longer suffers from chronic PTSD and helps others uncover their resilience and peace of mind. Monique offers 1:1 virtual coaching for trauma recovery. www.cptsdcoach.com
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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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.
09:30
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. www.melissaparkstherapy.com
32:51
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.
09:11
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
22:53
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.
12:06
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
49:04
April 28, 2020
Trauma and Feelings
If you grew up with developmental Trauma, feeling your feelings can feel very unsafe.
11:30
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
33:23
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.
15:54
April 13, 2020
We Make Sense
In this episode, Monique is talking about coping mechanisms in relation to trauma.
14:10
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.
55:09
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. www.drarielleschwartz.com
31:12
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.
35:10
March 20, 2020
Encouragement
Monique shares some ideas to help you to feel less anxious.
12:55
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 @betterlifetherapy.com
27:42
March 5, 2020
Boundaries & People Pleasing
Today I will be talking with therapist Sarah Normandin about boundaries and people pleasing.
24:44
February 27, 2020
Self Love
In the his episode Monique shares her thoughts on what Self Love is in relation to trauma recovery.
14:59
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. www.andreaglik.com. IG account somaticwitch
19:32
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.
14:08
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
22:06
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.
12:12
February 1, 2020
Victim Of Thought with Jill Whalen
Today’s podcast guest is author Jill Whalen. Jill has written the book “Victim Of Thought” and talks about her understanding of how thought creates ones personal reality. Though not a trauma survivor, she lived with anxiety and has found increased freedom through this understanding.
34:50
January 30, 2020
Trauma And Feeling Threat.
The experience of living with chronic PTSD is feeling unsafe. In this episode, Monique talks about how she understands the experience of feeling threat in the present.
15:58
January 25, 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.
35:44
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. www.thegreenhousekc.com
27:28
January 9, 2020
A New Year Wish For You
In this short episode, Monique shares her wish for the new year.
06:02
December 30, 2019
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. www.traumacounselingnyc.com
28:33
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. www.juliemarkowitztherapy.com
23:21
December 12, 2019
Why Can’t I Can’t Stay Present?
In this episode, Monique discusses how it can be challenging to stay present if we have grown up with developmental Trauma.
18:15
November 29, 2019
Thinking We Are Responsible For Other People’s States Of Mind.
In the episode, Monique talks about how we often feel that it is our responsibility to change another person’s mind. This idea can make us feel anxious and overwhelmed.
22:32
November 14, 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.
22:26
November 9, 2019
When We Feel Not Equipped For Adulthood
In This episode, Monique shares some thoughts about entering Adulthood after Developmental Trauma.
16:48
November 2, 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. www.madeleineblack.co.uk
24:34
October 28, 2019
Trauma and Attachment
On today’s episode, psychotherapist Andrea Glik and I will be talking about trauma and attachment. www.andreaglik.com
21:30
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. www.traumacounselingnyc.com. Natalie@traumacounselingnyc.com
33:16
October 15, 2019
Our Authentic Self
In this episode, Monique is talking about our authentic self that is there beneath the trauma.
13:25
October 10, 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.
27:41
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.
13:10
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.
16:45
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.
28:10
September 4, 2019
It Isn’t Yours To Carry
So much of what we think is our stuff to carry isn’t.
11:04
August 27, 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.
26:39
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.
26:43
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.
26:00
August 10, 2019
Home
Is home a place? In this episode, Monique talks about the concept of home.
12:58
July 31, 2019
Connection and Recovery
In this episode, Monique talks about recovery beginning with the connection to a safe relationship.
11:59
July 19, 2019
Our Story
In this episode, we look at who we are outside of any circumstances we may have found ourselves in.
09:59
July 5, 2019
The Problem With Listening To Our Thoughts - w/"That Anxiety Guy"
Great conversation with Drew (That Anxiety Guy) - about thoughts!  
29:10
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.
25:17
June 18, 2019
Regrets
In this episode Monique talks about regret and compassion.
10:43
June 14, 2019
Sharing Your Story
In this episode, Monique talks about how sharing our story can help us feel seen, heard and validated.
10:30
June 7, 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.  
25:25
June 4, 2019
Self Worth
In this episode, Monique talks about our personal beliefs and self worth.
13:50
May 28, 2019
A Little Mother’s Day Reminder
Monique shares a little message as we are coming close to Mother’s Day.
06:47
May 10, 2019
What if-ing ?
In this episode, Monique talks about anxiety and what- ifing.
12:54
April 22, 2019
C-PTSD - My therapist Doesn’t Get It.
In this episode Monique addresses a listener’s question regarding working with a therapist who doesn’t seem to understand the impact of ongoing repetitive childhood trauma.
12:48
April 11, 2019
We Are All The Same.
In this episode Monique discusses our design and how we all work the same way.
13:27
April 8, 2019
Self -Talk & Self- Compassion
In this episode Monique talks about how we can learn to be more compassionate with ourselves.
11:32
April 3, 2019
Learned Helplessness and Empowerment
In this episode Monique talks about learned helplessness in relation to trauma and chronic anxiety.
13:49
March 21, 2019
Do I Need The Abuser To Apologize In Order To Heal?
Many people who have been abused in childhood believe they need the Abuser to apologize in order to heal.
10:20
March 17, 2019
Empathy for Others, even when you were not given any.
In this episode, Monique talks about her own experience with empathy.
12:33
February 24, 2019
Trauma Is Not A Mental Illness
Trauma is not a mental illness it’s an injury, therefore it can be healed
09:06
February 19, 2019
Boundaries and Going Low to No Contact
Establishing good boundaries is essential in trauma recovery. Deciding how this plays out is a personal choice.
10:51
February 14, 2019
Does It Spark Joy?
In this episode Monique talks about living our lives from a place of joy rather than from obligation.
07:31
February 6, 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.
06:23
February 2, 2019
Being Heard Heals
Part of the healing recovery of complex trauma is allowing yourself to speak and be heard.
08:39
February 1, 2019
You Are Not Negative
Always looking at the worst case scenario is very common for those who grew up in homes where life was unpredictable.
07:51
January 31, 2019
CPTSD - Why do I still feel like a child?
If you have had developmental trauma or ongoing childhood trauma feeling child like is a common experience.
05:59
January 25, 2019
It Wasn’t About You
Self loathing is a common response to ongoing repetitive trauma. We tend to believe it was about us.
08:07
January 14, 2019
Holiday Triggers with CPTSD
Many people who have experienced trauma in the past experience triggers from the past. Validation helps ease the pain as you move towards your recovery.
04:58
December 24, 2018
Letting go of “should’s”
In this episode Monique talks about giving yourself permission to let go of the “should do” list.
05:08
December 23, 2018
What is the difference between Anxiety and PTSD?
In this short episode Monique explains in a general way the difference between Anxiety and PTSD.
02:47
December 12, 2018