This Could Get Dark
By This Could Get Dark
In a world full of trauma, stigma and shame, two women (who are not medical professionals!) fearlessly fight to illuminate the dark corners of their minds! Come be alone with our thoughts with us!
In the season 1 finale Lauren and Bethany are joined by a special guest, Brice, to share the story of his son Greyson. He graciously shares the male's perspective of miscarriage, child loss and how he and his family grieved, healed and honor their son. Resources Hopeful Hearts Support Organization: http://www.3hopefulhearts.com Postpartum Mental Health Help for Dads: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/help-for-dads/ Postpartum Healthline: 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD) Loss and Grief in Pregnancy and Postpartum Support: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/loss-grief-in-pregnancy-postpartum/
July 16, 2021
The Bottom Of The Lake
Bethany explains, in more detail than ever before, the trauma of her daughter's birth and her struggle with postpartum depression. Resources: EPDS Test - https://psychology-tools.com/epds/ PPD HelpLine - https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline Prenatal Depression Information - https://www.beaumont.org/conditions/prenatal-depression Baby Blues Information - https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/first-year-of-life/baby-blues-71032/ Depression during and after pregnancy information from the CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/features/maternal-depression/index.html Mom's Mental Health matters - https://www.nichd.nih.gov/ncmhep/initiatives/moms-mental-health-matters/moms Postpartum support international - https://www.postpartum.net/ Call the PSI HelpLine: 1-800-944-4773
July 02, 2021
Doesn't Everyone Panic In The Dark?
In this week's episode, we hear Bethany's PTSD diagnosis and the specific therapy that has helped her through. *TRIGGER WARNING: Sensitive Content Book: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. Website: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd *Click here to see Bethany's Documents*
June 18, 2021
Peaks and Valleys, Man!
This week we dive into Lauren and Bethany's shared diagnosis of bipolar. Lauren then blows Bethany's mind with some facts revolving around the advancement in the diagnosis. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance https://www.dbsalliance.org/ WebMD Bipolar Disorder https://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-disorder-forms
June 04, 2021
The End of The Beginning
In our final episode of the Genogram and Shadow Work MiniSode Series, Bethany explains what a worth exercize is and tells us how hers went. Everyone cries and Mister joins for a bit. Recommended Shadow Work Journal: https://www.etsy.com/listing/982950913/illuminare-shadow-work-workbookjournal
May 28, 2021
It's The Step Before The Libido
Lauren and Bethany are joined by a special guest to talk though functional medicine as an alternative to psychiatric medications. Mark Hyman https://drhyman.com/brokenbrain/ https://www.amazon.com/Food-Recipes-Pegan-Gluten-free-Dairy-free-More/dp/0316453137/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=mark+hyman&qid=1619406912&s=books&sr=1-5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IICN1F8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Vagus Nerve https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagus_nerve#:~:text=The%20vagus%20nerve%2C%20historically%20cited,referred%20to%20in%20the%20singular.
May 21, 2021
You Can’t Only Be The Victim
In today's episode, Lauren makes an announcement about her mental health journey and explains her decision. Fault Lines by Karl Pillemer: https://www.amazon.com/Fault-Lines-Fractured-Families-Mend/dp/0525539034 Adult Children of the Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson PsyD: https://www.amazon.com/Adult-Children-Emotionally-Immature-Parents/dp/B01F2L1HLM You're Not Crazy - It's Your Mother by Danu Morrigan: https://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Crazy-Understanding-Narcissistic/dp/B074JKZBZM Recommended Shadow Work Journal: https://www.etsy.com/listing/982950913/illuminare-shadow-work-workbookjournal
May 14, 2021
Honda Pilots Everywhere
We return with the rest of Jen's interview, where we ask her about her mental health journey. https://www.instagram.com/jenkeeton/
May 07, 2021
A very special guest joins the team to tell her daughter's story and her family's journey with William's Syndrome. Learn more and donate at https://williams-syndrome.org/ Stella's Store with Outshine Labels https://outshinelabels.com/collections/stellas-store Follow along at Jen's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jenkeeton/
May 01, 2021
Pyramid Scheme of Emotions
Bethany's final genogram results blow Lauren's mind, plus a quick shadow work.
April 30, 2021
A Hard Pill To Swallow
Double Story Time w/ Lauren and Bethany - Our journies with medication. https://www.genomind.com/ https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html
April 23, 2021
I Was A Baby Therapist
Is your parent emotionally stunted? Have we got a resource for you! https://www.amazon.com/Adult-Children-Emotionally-Immature-Parents-ebook/dp/B00TZE87S4
April 16, 2021
At Your Darkest Moments, People Leave
Bethany and Lauren explore their takes on the deep cut of abandonment. Kati Morton - How to Overcome Childhood Emotional Neglect https://youtu.be/HtDIFA5KhWo
April 09, 2021
Can of Worms
Bethany reveals new discoveries from her genogram progress and Lauren dives deeper into her emotional response to being woken up.
April 02, 2021
Join Bethany and Lauren as they dive into dependency issues. Jean Piaget https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeDR5ev8/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Piaget Codependency vs interdependency https://psychcentral.com/lib/codependency-vs-interdependency#1 The article we talked about https://medium.com/change-your-mind/your-extreme-independence-is-in-fact-a-trauma-response-dd8e03550df5
March 26, 2021
Bethany is able to give a long awaited update on her genogram before leading Lauren through another shadow work, this time revolving around her reaction to being woken up.
March 19, 2021
This Could Get Gross
Bethany and Lauren introduce their first guest speaker as they discuss a little known diagnosis involving medical trauma. PICS resources https://www.sccm.org/MyICUCare/THRIVE/Post-intensive-Care-Syndrome https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21161-post-intensive-care-syndrome-pics
March 12, 2021
Buy Yourself A Polly Pocket
Lauren dives into a newly discovered struggle in her journey.
March 05, 2021
I Have A Toxic Relationship With My Ghost
Bethany and Lauren are joined by special guest Mister the Cat to discuss the light hearted topic of ghosts. Check out our ghost pictures and videos on our social media! https://www.facebook.com/ThisCouldGetDark https://twitter.com/thiscouldgetdrk https://www.instagram.com/thiscouldgetdark/ https://www.tiktok.com/@thiscouldgetdark?lang=en Ghost Towns https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/ghost-towns-near-me Slyvia Browne https://www.sylviabrowne.com/
February 26, 2021
Bethany gives an emotional update on her Genogram.
February 19, 2021
2020 Is It's Own Word
We take a dive into our struggles during covid as well as the other side of the covid coin. Yale Health Managing Stress https://yalehealth.yale.edu/covid-19-managing-stress Ways to communicate virtually https://www.skype.com/en/ https://zoom.us/ https://www.marcopolo.me/
February 12, 2021
An Introduction to Shadow Work and Genogram
This could get personal! Stuck points - Stuck points are thoughts that keep us from recovering. Stuck points are concise statements that reflect a thought – not a feeling, behavior, or event. https://cbtsocal.com/cognitive-processing-therapy-and-stuck-points-that-prevent-healing-from-trauma/
February 05, 2021
My Childhood S***
Lauren and Bethany set out to deep dive into relationships and quickly veer off into the relationship between their adult selves and their inner children. 'The Shadow Effect' by Deepak Chopra, Marianna Williamson, Debbe Ford https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7842406-the-shadow-effect 'The Power is Within' You by Louise L. Hay https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/726383.The_Power_Is_Within_You?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=RbBTlF1vdi&rank=1
January 29, 2021
Nice To Meet You
A huge thank you. We are simply blown away by the response after just 48 hours.
January 22, 2021
Come Be Alone With Our Thoughts
Meet Lauren and Bethany as they embark on an epic adventure, discussing their journeys through their own mental health. 'Shit I had to learn the hard way' Ebook https://likeagoodmagazine.com 'Brainspotting Biolateral Sound Healing' by David Grand, PhD https://music.apple.com/us/album/brainspotting-biolateral-sound-healing/818636415
January 15, 2021
This Could Get Dark Trailer
In a world full of trauma, stigma and shame, two women fearlessly fight to illuminate the dark corners of their minds! Come be alone with our thoughts with us! With over a decade of friendship and well over a decade's worth of therapy combined, we know our way around our brains (usually, sort of). We have always bonded over our mental health struggles and are finally taking the dive to share this journey with you! Come venture through the inner workings of our minds as we unpack our journey thus far. Our focus is to continue to heal, grow and spread awareness on mental health issues. We don't know where this will go, but we do know this could get dark!
January 01, 2021