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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 & survivors to offer hope for the healing journey. Disclaimer. I am not a licensed mental health professional and opinions shared are from my personal experience are not offered as advice or treatment. The information provided by guests are their own and not intended to be used as a replacement for medical and mental health advice. Follow the advice of your medical or licensed mental health professional. www.cptsdcoach.com
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Trauma Healing with Dr Janina Fisher
(Previously recorded) This episode was recorded last year and was packed with lots of trauma informed education and wanted to re share it again. We discuss somatic therapies, fragmentation and more. Enjoy! www.Janinafisher.com
57:21
May 17, 2021
How Understanding Trauma Helps Us To Understand Ourselves
In this episode, I’m joined with Trauma survivor Sara Aird. We talked about how once you begin to understand Trauma, many of the pieces of your experience start to make sense. Sara can be reached on IG @breakingdowncptsd and www.saraaird.com
42:08
May 10, 2021
Mother’s Day And Mother Hunger with Kelly Mcdaniel
I’m joined once again with Trauma therapist Kelly McDaniel. She is author of the books “Ready to Heal” and the very soon to be released “Mother Hunger”. We are talking about the experience of feeling grief on Mother’s Day. YouTube videohttps://youtu.be/98-g1UA2VAE You can find Kelly on IG @ kellymcdanieltherapy and www.kellymcdanieltherapy.com
27:15
May 1, 2021
Kristina’s Healing Journey
In this episode I’m joined with Kristina (Cizmar) Eklund. Kristina is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and shares her journey of healing. She talks about what has been helpful for her including therapies such as IFS and her experience with MDMA- Assisted Psychotherapy. She also teaches on shame and and has written The Little Book Of Shame as well as Trauma - Informed Mediation Exercises. Her website is www.theshamelady.com www.healingcsa.org. You can find her on social media as the shame lady.
37:51
April 27, 2021
Understanding Emotions with Psychologist Dr. Stacey Schell
On this episode I’m joined with psychologist Dr.Stacey Schell. We will be talking about emotions and it’s relationship to Trauma and Trauma responses. You can reach her on Instagram @staceyschellpsych and at www.drstaceyschell.com
33:10
April 20, 2021
Alex’s Healing Journey
Today I’m joined with Trauma informed therapist and functional medicine expert Alex Field. Alex will be sharing part of her own complex trauma story as well as how she has been healing. She will also be sharing a regulating tool she uses with her own clients. You can follow her on IG @ Alex.the holistic.counsellor.
37:22
April 13, 2021
When Trauma Informed Care Is Not Available For Survivors.
Im joined with my guest Reilly Scott who is a singer and songwriter and a survivor of Developmental Trauma. She shares her experience of trying to access help for her Trauma related responses/symptoms and discusses how difficult it was for her to get appropriate support. She shares how isolating and retraumatizing those many years were and what a difference having a trauma trained practioner is. She talks about her healing and the changes she is now experiencing on her healing journey. You can follow Reilly on IG @ reillyscottmusic
36:12
April 6, 2021
Learning About The Spectrum Of Dissociative Disorders with Trauma Therapist Cristina Mardirossian
Trigger Warning // sexual violence. In this episode I’m joined with Cristina Mardirossian. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as a certified EMDR therapist in Pasadena,CA. We will be talking about the spectrum of Dissociation Disorders including DID, Depersonalization etc with Trauma. You can find IG @ pasadena_trauma_therapy www.Pasadenatraumatherapy.com
52:45
April 1, 2021
Peaceful Parenting With Lelia Schott
I’m joined once again with parent coach Lelia Schott, the person behind the beautiful IG and Facebook page Synergy Parenting. We will be talking about relating to our children from a place of peace and empowerment. You can reach Lelia @ IG synergy.parenting www.leliaschott.com
37:51
March 25, 2021
Healing And Hope
In this episode, Monique talks about healing and hope for change.
19:38
March 19, 2021
Healing From Sexual And Ritual Abuse with Lisa Meister
⚠️Trigger Warning ⚠️ On today’s episode I am talking with childhood trauma survivor Lisa Meister. There is discussion about childhood sexual abuse as well as ritual abuse. She will be sharing about how her childhood trauma has impacted her and on how she is healing. Lisa can be reached on Facebook @ Only God Rescued me. IG @ only_god_rescued_me_ She has written a book by the same name.
31:52
March 13, 2021
Being A Mom And Complex Trauma
I’m joined with holistic therapist Lori Lim. We are talking about some of the ways being a mother with a CPTSD history may be challenging. IG @womens_therapy Website is LoriLim.com.au
41:43
March 7, 2021
Mother Hunger with Kelly Mc Daniel
Today I’m joined on the podcast with Kelly Mc Daniel. Kelly is a therapist that works predominantly with women and is the author of the books Ready to Heal and Mother Hunger. Kelly will be talking about her soon to be released book Mother Hunger and how that can show up for women. https://kellymcdanieltherapy.com/about-kelly/ IG kellymcdanieltherapy
32:17
February 28, 2021
My Trauma Healing Journey With Therapist Cristiana Freon
In this episode I’m talking with therapist Cristiana Freon. She is a survivor of childhood trauma and will about being a parentified child, having to learn boundaries etc. Cristina uses her experience and training to support others who are healing. IG Cristiana _freon https://en.cristianafreon.com/
34:48
February 20, 2021
Attachment With Dr. Tina Bryson
In this episode I am joined with author and psychotherapist Dr. Tina Bryson. She is the author of BOTTOM LINE FOR BABY and co author with Dan Siegel of two New York Times best selling books THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and NO DRAMA DISCIPLINE, along with THE YES BRAIN and THE POWER OF SHOWING UP. We talked about attachment and parenting and how to help our children feel safe. To find out more about her work www.TinaBryson.com
52:53
February 12, 2021
Body Grief And Trauma with Laura Anderson.
I’m joined with Psychotherapist and Abuse and Trauma Resolution Coach Laura Anderson. We will be talking about some of ways the body can hold Trauma and how there can be a grieving process around it. To follow Laura on IG @lauraandersontherapy www.lauraandersontherapy.com
37:22
February 5, 2021
Boundaries With Parents
In this episode I’m talking with psychologist Dr. Alison Cook about Boundaries with Parents. We will be talking about when children feel responsible to meet their parents emotional needs, feeling guilt and ways to begin healing. Alison Cook, MA, PHD is a psychologist who specializes in bringing together faith with psychology. She is certified in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of therapy. You can reach her on IG @ alisoncookphd
34:12
January 29, 2021
My Healing Trauma Journey with Monica Vogt
I’m joined with Trauma survivor and Psychotherapist Monica Vogt. Monica shares both part of her personal and professional journey of healing. IG@psych.monicavogt
30:10
January 21, 2021
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.
15:36
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
55:39
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. www.talithakoumpsychology.com
01:00:45
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.
29:43
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. https://kabodcounseling.com/ instagram @kabodcounselling
28:32
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 www.cptsdcoach.com
18:42
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
25:26
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
35:20
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.
34:23
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 Email@professionalsuccess6130@gmail.com
47:58
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.
35:51
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.
17:40
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. www.movingpartspsychotherapy.com. IG@movingpartspsychotherapy
34:55
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 love.www.phillippachinery.com IG@ Phillippa.chinery.counselling
37:00
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 www.thenarcissisticabusecoach.com
32:57
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 work.www.bethanybrand.com
51:07
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.
35:03
September 22, 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. www.leliaschott.com IG@synergy.gentle.parenting ,Facebook @ synergy:gentle parenting resources
37:37
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.
30:43
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. www.ilenesmith.com IG @ ilenesmithhealing.
33:22
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. www.drannakress.com IG@drannakress
29:44
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 @ www.melissaparkstherapy.com and on IG @ melissaparkstherapy.
29:17
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. www.victoriadonahuewellness.com IG@ Victoria.donahue.healing
35:48
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. www.jadeeby.com IG @ jadeeby_creativeempowerment
16:22
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 www.Lorrainepascale.com
35:47
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.
13:53
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. www.latibulecounseling.com IG @latibulecounseling
49:43
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. www.janinafisher.com. Email drjjfisher@gmail.com
56:59
June 30, 2020
The Parentified Child
In this episode Monique is talking about the burden of being a parentified child and separating from it.
13:39
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. www.lauraandersontherapy.com
34:19
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. www.thenarcissisticabusecoach.com
49:10
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.
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
22:54
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.
12:07
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
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
33:24
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
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.
55:10
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
31:13
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.
35:11
March 20, 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
27:43
March 5, 2020
Boundaries & People Pleasing
Today I will be talking with therapist Sarah Normandin about boundaries and people pleasing.
24:45
February 27, 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
19:33
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
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
27:29
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. www.traumacounselingnyc.com
28:34
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
23:22
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.
22:01
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. www.madeleineblack.co.uk
24:34
October 28, 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
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
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.
28:11
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.
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
The Problem With Listening To Our Thoughts - w/"That Anxiety Guy"
Great conversation with Drew (That Anxiety Guy) - about thoughts!  
29:11
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.
25:18
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.  
25:26
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.
06:17
February 2, 2019