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Beyond Just Saying No

Beyond Just Saying No

By Promise Place Prevention Education Team Nicole Schnarrs and Rebecca Cush
Violence and Rape Prevention Educators in Eastern North Carolina discuss topics such as dating violence, gender norms, sexual, and physical abuse. This podcast will contain heavy, emotionally charged conversations, but you are not alone. If you, or someone you know is experiencing violence, call the National Crisis Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. If you are in North Carolina call the Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline at (252)635-7096. Welcome to a place where survivors of violence have a voice. Reach out to us at with any questions or topics you would like to hear.
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Human/Sex trafficking discussion
In this Episode we have Hayley Rhodes as our guest speaker, She is an intern at Promise Place. She is in her fourth year as a Social Work student at ECU. We discuss different types of human trafficking, how to identify it, what to do in case you or someone you know may be a victim, and resources near you. National Human Trafficking hotline:1-888-373-7888 National Hotline for Missing and exploited children:1-800-THE-LOST Promise Place Crisis Number:(252)635-7096
March 1, 2021
Meditation Monday's 7 Balancing Chakras (Spanish)
Bienvenido a un nuevo mes y una oportunidad perfecta para sentirse equilibrado y seguro al comenzar su nuevo viaje. ¡Feliz meditando!
February 1, 2021
Meditation Monday's 7 Chakra Balancing (English)
Welcome to a new month and a perfect opportunity to feel balanced and confident as you begin your new journey. Happy Meditating!
February 1, 2021
Meditation Monday's Body Scan
Today's episode is a guided meditation that will take you through a complete body scan focused on relaxing tension and breathing in the calm. Happy Meditating!
January 25, 2021
Meditation Monday's Best Moment in Life
In today's guided mediation, we will take a peaceful walk through the forest and recall the best moment in our lives. Happy Meditating!
January 18, 2021
Meditation Mondays's Simple Energetic Breathing
Today's episode is a short 5 minutes breathing exercise to start the day with confidence and a clear mind.
January 11, 2021
Meditation Monday's Positive Affirmations for the New Year
 Today, lets start the new year off with 30 positive affirmations. Happy Meditating!
January 4, 2021
Meditation Monday 7 Day Sleep Series
For our last night of the 7 day sleep series, I will guide you through experiencing a calming wave of relaxation as it gently flows over you as you drift off into sleep. 
December 29, 2020
Meditation Monday 7 Day Sleep Series
For night 6 of the guided sleep mediation series we will take a long train ride as we relax and find calmness towards a peaceful nights sleep.
December 28, 2020
Meditation Monday 7 Day Sleep Series
Night 5 of the sleep series will help you to learn to breath relaxation into your body.
December 25, 2020
Meditation Monday 7 Day Sleep Series
Tonight's episode of Mediation Monday's the 7 Day Sleep Series will take you through a guided mediation for Body Relaxation.
December 24, 2020
Meditation Monday 7 Day Sleep Series
Welcome to night 3 of the 7 day sleep series. Tonight's mediation script with focus on the soothing sounds of the river.
December 23, 2020
Meditation Monday 7 Day Sleep Series
Welcome to night 2 of the 7 day sleep series. Tonight's guided mediation is Body Relaxation.
December 22, 2020
Meditation Monday 7 Day Sleep Series
This is the start of a 7 day sleep series here on Meditation Monday's. Night 1 is a guided mediation for Healthy Sleep.
December 21, 2020
Meditation Monday's Clearing Fears Held in the Body
Today's guided meditation focuses on relaxation and letting go of tension and fears the body may be holding onto.
December 14, 2020
Meditation Monday's Focus-returning to the Now
During a hectic and stressful day, return to the now by re-centering and re-focusing your mind and body. 
December 7, 2020
Meditation Monday's Morning Meditation
Good Morning! Start your day with positive energy and a plan to seize the day.
November 30, 2020
Meditation Monday's A Safe Place to Experience Emotions
This guided meditation will help you to create a safe place where you can experience any emotion during times of stress or reflection.
November 23, 2020
Meditation Monday's Ease Loneliness
Take a moment for yourself during times of social distancing when friends and families cannot be together.
November 16, 2020
Episode 9 Teen Dating and Social Media
Today's episode is an eye opening conversation about what dating is like for teens and how social media has influenced how teens are dating. 
November 3, 2020
Meditation Monday Cinco minutos para el Cuerpo
El episodio de hoy toma cinco minutos para relajar el cuerpo, que se puede hacer donde sea!! El punto es poner atención a le tensión que su cuerpo puede tener. Feliz relajarse!!
November 2, 2020
Meditation Monday's Five Minute Body Scan
Today's episode is a 5 minute body scan that can be done anywhere. The goal is to bring awareness to the tension you may be holding and allow it to release. Happy Meditating!
November 2, 2020
Episode 8 Meditation, Mindfulness, and Depression
In todays episode we discuss how practicing meditation and mindfulness impacts depression. I'll give you some short and long term benefits as well as some tips and tricks to find your happy place!
October 27, 2020
Meditation Monday's afirmaciones para el amor mismo (Español)
En el primero episodio de "Meditation Mondays", le vamos a introducir un nuevo ejercicio que se enfoca en el amor mismo. esperamos que les guste este episodio y que pueda encontrar paz. Siguenos cada Lunes para nuevas actividades. 
October 26, 2020
Meditation Monday's Self-Love Affirmation (English)
In the first episode of the Meditation Monday series, we will introduce an exercise that focuses on self-love. We hope you enjoy this new series and find the peace within the noise. Follow us every Monday for a new Meditation or Mindfulness activity. Happy Meditating!
October 26, 2020
Episode 7 Suicide Awareness and Prevention
In this episode Sarah from Promise Place is back and we discuss the topic of suicide and how it impacts veterans, children, teens and adults. We discuss cultural differences regarding how mental health is viewed in hispanic cultures and the prevalence of suicide in society today. For more information about preventing suicide  please call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK. You can also visit or
October 20, 2020
Episode 6 Dating Violence and Positive Parenting
In this episode, we have two special guest's Sarah, a Victim Support Specialist and Linda a Trauma Therapist with Promise Place here in New Bern North Carolina. Linda has two children ages 20 and 22 while Sarah is a new mom with a 2 month old. We will discuss their concerns about parenting a child, what to do if your child is abused, or even if your child is violent and how to help them. 
October 13, 2020
Episode 5 Discussing Advocacy
Today we are discussing what advocacy is with our very special guest Sage Milan from Promise Place in New Bern North Carolina. She answers questions about what a sexual assault advocate does for the victim during the many stages of treatment after an assault. We also talk about the variety of services offered to victims of abuse and assault and the importance of client centered advocate work.
August 28, 2020
Episode 4 Healthy Boundaries and Assertive Communication
Todays episode we have Rachelle back with us to talk about personal boundaries and how assertive communication is helpful when putting those boundaries in place with someone you just meet, family members, and even friends. 
August 6, 2020
Episode 3 Safe Dates Intro and Teen Dating Discussion w/ Special Guest Rachelle Robinson
In this episode we discuss the future of the Safe Dates program and when online webinars will start. We also have a special guest, Rachelle an intern with Promise Place, who will discuss body language, dating in the 2000's, and help us answer questions from our listeners.
July 30, 2020
Episode 2 Safe Dates
In this episode we will be focusing on Safe Dates and our upcoming virtual Safe Dates Program. If you are a parent of a teenager who is in a relationship or new to dating this short segment will introduce you to Safe Dating protocols. 
July 15, 2020
Introduction to Rape Prevention Education
Here you will learn about the 3 programs offered through Promise Place in New Bern North Carolina. The main goal of these programs is to prevent sexual violence, bring awareness to signs of abuse, and strengthen the family dynamic. Stay tuned as we take a deeper dive into these programs as well as talk about violence prevention.
July 14, 2020