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 "Sherapy" with Sheri Todd

"Sherapy" with Sheri Todd

By Irishtoddy Productions
Sheri Todd is not a therapist or a psychiatrist. She doesn't even like yoga! She is a survivor of child sexual and physical abuse who has a story to tell. And like most survivors, Sheri grew up with a self-hate for herself. And throughout her life, she had to learn how to care and love herself as much as she did for others. Sheri calls it "Sherapy". Listen as Sheri shares inspiring and motivational stories she hopes will help in healing and encourage self-compassion. Also, follow Sheri on her new journey caring for her Mom with dementia. Welcome to "Sherapy."
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Safe at Home: Dealing with Stress
Right now we are dealing in unprecedented times. And the stress can be overwhelming. In this episode Sheri shares some advice and tips to help relieve anxiety and boredom caused by sheltering safe at home.  If you feel your in crisis please call the National Crisis Hotline: 1/800/273/8255 If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like to share, email Sheri at Also follow Sherapy on Facebook and Instagram. And if haven't done so, please subscribe, rate and review this podcast. Apps and website talked about in this episode: Libby, Stop Breathe Think, Zoom, HouseParty, Google Arts and Culture,
April 7, 2020
Healing From Child Sexual Abuse-Part 8:Forgiveness and Spirituality
 When going through the stages of the healing process, the question is eventually raised,  what about forgiveness? And while healing can be an emotional roller coaster,  can spirituality provide hope and strength to calm rough waters? In the eighth and final installment of Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sheri touches on the subjects of forgiveness and spirituality. Survivor testimony read by M.E. Murray. If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like to share, email Sheri at Also follow Sherapy on Facebook and Instagram. And if haven't done so, please subscribe, rate and review this podcast.
March 26, 2020
Healing From Child Sexual Abuse-Part 7: Self-Esteem and Trusting Yourself
 Self-esteem and trusting yourself is one of the most helpful and healing things you can do for yourself. It can help build your confidence, allow to trust yourself more, and make the process of decision making much easier. Often Survivors have a hard time feeling their self worth. In part 7, Sheri shares ways to build your confidence, stand up for yourself and trust your inner voice. If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like to share, email Sheri at Also follow Sherapy on Facebook and Instagram. And if haven't done so, please subscribe, rate and review this podcast.
March 19, 2020
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse-Part 6: Anger
Many survivors who experience abuse may suffer anger. And when we ignore, stuff or self-medicate anger we prolong the healing process. Sheri  explains about the ways anger can help your healing along while dealing with it.  Also Sheri shares a helpful written exercise.  If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like to share, email Sheri at Also follow Sherapy on Facebook and Instagram. And if haven't done so, please subscribe, rate and review this podcast.
March 12, 2020
Healing From Child Sexual Abuse Part 5: Breaking The Silence.
Speaking out is a powerful step toward personal freedom, healing and social change. In this episode Sheri speaks about how breaking the silence and taking that leap of faith is one of the most important pieces of healing. Abuse survives on silence and by breaking your silence, child sexual abuse can no longer thrive. Survivor testimony read by M.E. Murray. If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like to share, email Sheri at Also follow Sherapy on Facebook and Instagram. And if haven't done so, please subscribe, rate and review this podcast.
March 5, 2020
Healing From Child Sexual Abuse-Part 4: Counseling and Remembering
In Part 4 of an 8 part series, Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sheri talks about how finding a good counselor can be an important tool in healing. What to look for in a counselor, how to know if it's working and why some avoid it. Also, remembering and coming to terms with your past.            Sheri shares a new written exercise on remembering.  If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like to share, email Sheri at Also follow Sherapy on Facebook and Instagram. And if haven't done so, please subscribe, rate and review this podcast.
February 27, 2020
Healing From Child Sexual Abuse-Part 3: Survival Skills When Healing
The surviving skills for healing can be hard. In part three of an eight-part series on healing from child sexual abuse, Sheri talks about some skills you can use to help as you navigate the waters of healing.  One of the important skills discussed is how to deal with panic attacks. Sheri shares some ways to help ease yourself through one. She also explains why self-care is the most important survival skill when it comes to healing.  If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like to share, email Sheri at Also follow Sherapy on Facebook and Instagram. And if haven't done so, please subscribe, rate and review this podcast.
February 20, 2020
Healing From Child Sexual Abuse Part 2: Coping
In part two of an eight-part series on healing from child sexual abuse, Sheri talks about coping and how children of abuse used it to survive and then carry those coping skills into adulthood. Sheri explains how coping became helpful for some and damaging for others. Sheri also shares how her writing exercise became an aha moment for her.  If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like to share, email Sheri at
February 13, 2020
Healing From Child Sexual Abuse. Part One: The Damage
In part one of a special eight part series, Sheri talks about how part of the process of healing is by recognizing the impact of your abuse as an adult. Of the many effects of child sexual abuse, Sheri talks about a few that had the most impact on her and shares a writing exercise to help with healing. If you have any comments or thoughts you'd like to share, email Sheri at
February 6, 2020
Lets Talk About Sexual Abuse Prevention
Child sexual abuse is an epidemic. The key to ending this tragedy is with prevention. Sheri talks about key ways to protect a child from predators. Sheri also plays a powerful video/audio made by a survivor of child sexual abuse.  To watch and share Monika Sudakov's video: For a PDF copy of Stop It Now email Sheri at
January 20, 2020
9-5 Bombshell
Although a comedy, 9-5 the 1980 movie starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton was one of the first movies that spoke to sexual misconduct in the workplace. Now 40 years later and with the new movie Bombshell, a biography on the toxic sexual work environment of Roger Ailes of Fox news, has anything changed? Sheri explores the history, changes and how the #METOO movement blew it all up.
January 13, 2020
Breakmas Over
Sheri returns from holiday break. She talks about the family christmas party and her mom's Alzheimer's diagnosis. She also explains a new upcoming segment: Voice Message. Sheri will read inspiring and brave stories from sexual abuse survivors. If you have a story to tell as a survivor of sexual abuse send it in an email to: Those that are chosen to be read on Sherapy will be contacted before episode is released. More details in this episode.
January 2, 2020
Survivor/Alanis/Happy Holiday
Sheri talks about the Survivor sexual allegations episode,  talks about Jagged Little Pill and wishes everyone a Happy Holiday if they like it or not. Please follow Sherapy with Sheri Todd Facebook and Instagram Pages for behind the scenes fun and info.
December 5, 2019
A Gathering Of Caregivers
Whether you're a caregiver to a parent with dementia,  a spouse with health issues or a grandmother caring for grandchildren, all caregivers come with there own unique set of stress and frustration. Sheri talks with cousins Debbie and Kathy about the everyday challenges they face as a caregiver to a loved one. Don't forget to follow on Facebook and Instagram and, please subscribe through your favorite podcast app.
November 22, 2019
Firestick and Politics
In this episode it's all about the amazon firestick and politics.
November 13, 2019
The Marathons Of Life
Sheri shares her experiance of running, well walking, her first marathon.  She also talks about how losing all her weight didn't turn out like it did in her head. Sheri makes an annoucement that will have some of her friends and family shaking their heads. Don't forget to follow on Facebook and Instagram and, please subscribe through your favorite podcast app.
November 4, 2019
Niece To Meet You
The subject is Self-Care, and Sheri has a special guest, her niece Maggie.  Maggie discusses her physical and mental health and how she is adjusting to life after high school.  Please follow on Instagram and Facebook, subscribe on your podcast app and comment any opinions you may have.
October 28, 2019
Naked As A Bowling Ball
Have you ever took that big leap out of your comfort zone? Sheri talks about how and why she stepped out of her comfort zone, and how it changed her life for the better.  Please follow, subscribe and comment any opinions you may have.
October 12, 2019
Botox and Influencers
Sheri shares the top reasons why women and men are getting botox today. Also Influencers and what she thinks an influencer should be. Please follow, subscribe and comment any opinions you may have. 
October 5, 2019
As September comes to an end so does suicide prevention month. This is a subject thet Sheri knows well. She talks abour her experience and shares her story. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.  We can all help prevent suicide. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255.
September 26, 2019
Sibling Estrangement
Are you or someone you know going through an estrangement with a sibling? Sheri has.  She talks about her experience and how she handled it. Sheri also explores how family dynamics are tough to navigate but with communication maybe it will help with confusion and resentment.  If you like to leave a voice message go here: If you like to follow Sheri on Instagram go here: And don't forget to subscribe and comment.
September 19, 2019
5 Things I'm Grateful For
Sheri tells of 5 things she is grateful for. What are you grateful for?  Let Sheri know and she will feature you in the next episode of "Sherapy".  Just go to her links in Instagram or Facbook or
September 11, 2019
Healing Through Self-Compassion
Sheri talks about self-compassion and how it can help to heal from the shame someone might feel as the result of childhood sexual abuse. She also talks about the many ways shame can manifest itself.
September 5, 2019
Sexual Abuse Surviors: Do we ever fully recover?
While some believe that they never fully recover from sexual abuse, many professionals believe that abuse survivors do "get over" their abuse.  Sheri explains how it's done and talks a little about how she has dealt with recovery herself.  If you would like to express your thoughts on this subject, you can leave a voice message here:
August 29, 2019
She Let Go
Sheri reads a poem by Rev. Safire Rose called She Let Go.   Background music by On A Limb.
August 22, 2019
Fake It Until You Learn It
Sheri talks about how faking it until you learn it, can help you in everyday life. She talks about five strategies for faking your way to a better job, relationship and attitude.
August 15, 2019
Haters Be Damned
Everyone has had to deal with a hater at least one time in their life and Sheri tells of a time she had to deal with one that changed hers. She shares what she learned from that experience and how she came to understand how being the target of a hater was actually a good thing.
August 8, 2019
My Brother's DNA Results
Sheri collected her brother's DNA a few episodes ago and the results are in! Sheri gathers around the kitchen table with cousin Debbie, the DNA detective, and brother Randy, and go over the interesting and surprising results.  *Segue music provided by "On A Limb"
August 1, 2019
How do we keep children safe from predators? On this very special episode, Sheri talks about the heroes who can make a difference when it comes to child sexual abuse.
July 25, 2019
The Rope
In this episode, Sheri talks about how hanging on to that rope for dear life may be hurting  you more than helping you. And how letting go might be the best thing you can do.
July 18, 2019
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Sheri reads an inspirational story that moved her and gives an update on her Mom. Some music for this episode provided with permission by Andrew Haug and On The Limb
July 11, 2019
Angers Away
Dealing with anger is an important life skill. In this episode Sheri explains how anger can shatter communication and tear apart relationships, and  ruin both the joy and health of many.  She also looks at how the principles of handling anger in a godly manner can help to overcome it.  And there is a new easy peesy contest to enter too.
July 4, 2019
Father Figure Influence
This episode discusses the effects of boys growing up without a father figure in their lives, and if you’re a young father who grew up without a father of your own, how you can break the cycle, and become a great dad for your own children. Sheri also talks with her brother Randy who grew up without a father in his own life.
June 27, 2019
Leave The Bandage Alone
A bandage helps in healing. Leave it on long enough, you're healed. Take it off too soon and infection sets in. On this episode Sheri talks about her stressful week and how it seemed to literally and figuratively to involve bandages.
June 20, 2019
Believing The Survivor
On this episode, Sheri talks about why it seems many woman of sexual assult are not believed. And for Father's Day, Sheri shares some memories about her dad.
June 12, 2019
Can Forgiveness Help Healing?
Sheri talks about as a survivor of sexual abuse, forgiveness helped her on a road to healing. But not everyone agrees forgivness is healing. Sheri reads some comments from some who feel differently.
May 28, 2019
Challenge Accepted
Sheri asks the question: As a loved one's caregiver, what do you find to be your biggest challenge? She reads some of the answers and talks about her own challenges of having a mom with dementia.  Be apart of Sherapy. Send voice messages to:
May 20, 2019
Family Feud
Did this past family get-together turn into an all out war? Listen as Sheri gives her thoughts and perspective on how to survive the next big family catastrophe. Any thoughts or comments? Send me a voice message. I'd love to hear from you.
May 13, 2019
A Mothers Love
A special mothers day episode dedicated to all the mothers here and in heaven.
May 6, 2019
Pet Expo 2019
Sheri heads to Orange County's Pet Expo to do some on the spot interviews. With the help of her sister-in-law, she talks with some vendors and comments on the goings-on.  *Adopt Don't Shop* - - 
April 29, 2019
Jim Farrell
Jim Farrell is an entrepreneur. Listen as Jim talks how he turned his passion into a twenty plus year successful business. Thinking about starting a business or just starting out? Jim has some insight and advice that may help. 9mp43q8v
April 22, 2019
Rebirth, Salvation and Faith
Are you achiving your full purpose? Sheri talks candidly about what she feels is keeping her from fulfilling her purpose.
April 18, 2019
Embrace Your Voice
As part of April's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, Sheri talks about prevention and some of the ways CONSENT and COMMUNICATION can play out in your life.  National Sexual Violence Resource Center: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): 800.656.HOPE
April 8, 2019
Detective Debbie DNA
Duel podcast alert!! Sheri and her cousin Debbie of I Wear Many Hats, talk about a new family DNA find. It's Begg news.
April 2, 2019
Sheri announces the winners of a autograph copy of "Saving Me" by Elva Alicia Leon.
April 2, 2019
Steven G. Lowe
Sheri talks with Steven G. Lowe, founder of Tar Talent Management and The Actor's Room.  Steve gives his thoughts on the heart and determination it takes to succeed in acting and in life.
March 18, 2019
Inner Peace?
Have a hard time meditating? Well, so does Sheri, and she explains why in this episode of "Sherapy" with Sheri Todd.
March 11, 2019
About Leaving Neverland
Sheri talks about how The HBO documentary Leaving Neverland unexpectedly affected her. She shares her thoughts on the documentary and how it seems like the victims of the famous are sometimes not believed. If your a victim of sexual assault and need to talk or need support, info or just advice 800-656-HOPE National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free. Confidential. 24/7
March 8, 2019
Duel Podcast. Listen to Cousins Debbie of I Wear Many Hats and Sheri of "Sherapy" with Sheri Todd tell childhood stories in one funny podcast. 
March 4, 2019
Medium, Well Done!
In this episode, Sheri talks with a medium about how she communicates with the deceased. How she deals with her gift and how she knew she had this ability. Also a surprising and unexpected reading .
February 25, 2019
Author and Teacher, Elva Alicia Leon
Sheri talks with award winning author Elva Alicia Leon about her inspirational book, Saving Me. Listen as she tells her brave story as a young girl who's resilience and inner strength helped her survive and find happiness against all odds. Saving Me is available at Amazon.
February 18, 2019
Debbie Genealogy
Have you ever been curious about your ancestors? Wondered what their journey was like? Have you been thinking about starting your own family tree? Listen as Sheri talks with her cousin Debbie about genealogy. Debbie has decades of experience tracing her family roots. She talks about the steps and pitfalls that researching family history may take. She also talks about DNA and how it may reveal some shocking secrets. Here are the links from Episode 4: We all carry, inside us, people who came before us. ~Liam Callanan
February 4, 2019
"I Don't Remember"
Sheri talks with her mom who suffers from dementia. Then offers up some ways to reduce the emotional and physical stress of caregiving. For more information on Dementia and Alzheimer Disease visit: Alzheimer's Association at ALZ.Org or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900. Available at Amazon: The 36-Hour Day, sixth edition: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) By Nancy L. Mace
January 28, 2019
How Radio Saved A Life - Epilogue
Sheri answers the one question that was asked the most, has a few final comments and closes this chapter on Jack.
January 21, 2019
How Radio Saved A Life
Warning: Some people may find this episode disturbing and it may be a trigger. Sheri talks about her past of child sexual abuse and what she did to overcome the effects it had on her childhood. 
January 17, 2019
Sherapy Trailer
So...How does this begin?
January 8, 2019