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A show about creating change after trauma; why and how to do it.If your life has gotten to a point where you're feeling overwhelmed by posttraumatic stress and symptoms, stuck, stalled or just plain tired of feeling bad it’s time to think about CHANGING DIRECTION. On this program we cover a wide spectrum of topics designed to help you turn yourself around and get headed for healing in the right direction.Michele and her guests shares ideas for how to reduce and manage stress, depression, moo ...
 
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This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma." How we perceive trauma – and the world – impacts our perception of events and even ourselves. Studies suggest that highly sensitive persons are more prone to PTSD due to the delicate nature of their perceptions. Understanding this can help both survivors a ...…
 
This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma." Integrating trauma into a whole identity includes finding a way to make meaning out of what happened, and also, finding a way to live a meaningful life after trauma. How to do this is exactly what we discussed on this show. With meaning as a foundation for ...…
 
This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma." Traumatic grief is one of the most difficult aspects of post-trauma life. Survivors grieve their lost selves, the inaction, the changes trauma has brought, the others who may have been hurt at the same time, etc. An inability to overcome traumatic grief ca ...…
 
This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele’s original radio show, “Your Life After Trauma.” Stress. It’s part of life, for sure. Learning coping techniques for stress as well as how to remove stress from you body is highly important. According to WebMD, the mind is capable of creating 50% more stress than the body can handle. With that stat ...…
 
This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma." Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can rob a person of the very will to live and prevent a trauma survivor from moving on to creating a meaningful future. PTSD symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance, desensitization, hyper-arousal, and insomnia interf ...…
 
This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele’s original radio show, “Your Life After Trauma.” Ignoring a head injury can be fatal. Death can be prevented if the injury is attended to such as in the cases of Natasha Richardson and Oxyclean spokesman, Billy Mays. In addition to the general population, veterans frequently suffer traumatic head i ...…
 
This program is being rebroadcast from Michele's original show, "Your Life After Trauma." It can seem completely unfathomable to forgive the abuser/perpetrator after a trauma. However, studies have shown that forgiveness can produce real effects in helping make peace with the past. Each survivor must make the choice that feels appropriate for h ...…
 
This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele’s original radio show, “Your Life After Trauma.” Depression is very common after trauma and highly prevalent with PTSD. It can range from mild to debilitating, be brief or last for months. Overcoming depression is challenging and difficult but, in order to find a path toward healing, it is somethin ...…
 
This episode is being rebroadcast from Michele’s original radio show, “Your Life After Trauma.” The first really positive step Michele took toward her recovery came in the form of deciding to get a puppy. Mired in a deep depression and feeling overwhelmed by symptoms of PTSD didn’t seem like the right time to become a pet owner but she took the ...…
 
There’s PTSD, and then there’s complex-PTSD, a branch of posttraumatic stress disorder that stems from the infliction of interpersonal trauma. Whether that’s trauma at the hands of a friend or family member or at the deranged impulse of a stranger, how to to heal complex-PTSD poses unique challenges. Expert Dr. Christine Courtois joins Michele ...…
 
Canine experts Mark German and Susan Herbert join host Michele Rosenthal to talk about how pets help veterans heal PTSD. Michele Rosenthal is a an award-winning PTSD blogger, best-selling and award-nominated author and the founder of HealMyPTSD.com. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories that highlight t ...…
 
Physician and survivor Dr. Doreen Dupont joins host Michele Rosenthal to discuss how to accept self-fragility in your life after trauma. Michele Rosenthal is a an award-winning PTSD blogger, best-selling and award-nominated author and the founder of HealMyPTSD.com. Her shows combine scientific research, cutting-edge guests and personal stories ...…
 
PTSD healing techniques are vast and varied. Learning how to choose the ones that are right for you, and how to work with a clinician who uses them, is the subject of Courtney Armstrong's newest book, The Therapeutic "Aha!" 10 Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck. In this coversation she shares the limits of talk therapy, plus what she r ...…
 
How do our veterans heal the deep scars of combat? In this episode host Michele Rosenthal interviews one military couple about what it takes to overcome PTSD. Dr. Janet J. Seahorn is a professor at Colorado State University. She specializes in neuro-science research and lectures on the development of the human mind. Her husband Tony retired ear ...…
 
Founder and President of Resiliency for Life -- and major trauma survivor -- Michael Ballard, chats about how survivors respond to trauma and then access resilience. Covering a wide variety of originating traumas Ballard describes ways anyone can find "a way to be calmer without judgment" alone and/or as a family. For more information visit, ht ...…
 
This broadcast kicks off the new format of our show. The You Can Do This! Quick Clip series offers short interview podcasts that offer maximum information in minimum amount of time.... PTSD recovery is long, hard and challenging. Sometimes, it seems like it will never be completed. This week we asked Dr. Suzanne Phillips, "Do you ever get over ...…
 
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and grief go hand in hand: Trauma brings loss of the self, people, things, experiences, opportunities and life. Recovery, however, rarely discusses the deep need to grieve and the even more important process of mourning. Dr. Alan Wolfelt joins host Michele Rosenthal to discuss reframing PTSD as traumatic gri ...…
 
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is driven by two major needs: 1) to feel safe, 2) to be in control. While survivors seek ways to manage their experience of the world they often find that controlling themselves offers immediate sensations of relief. It's no surprise that eating -- an essential survival behavior -- can lead to distorted copi ...…
 
On Christmas Eve 2008 Leticia Yuzefpolsky lost her parents, 4 siblings, and several other family members to a mass homicide. Today she exemplifies how hope and faith can transcend even the worst tragedies. As she has traveled a road of recovery from unimaginable loss and trauma, many people have found inspiration in her unquenchable spirit. On ...…
 
PTSD symptoms create a huge sensation of disconnection between you and yourself, others and the world. They also stop you from feeling as if you live a life filled with purpose. Do you have to wait until you're recovered to get back on the purpose track? No. In fact, focusing your purpose during recovery can actually be a big support in healing ...…
 
Surviving a car crash, dealing with the grief of losing a spouse and healing a traumatic brain injury would test the resilience of anyone. For Angela Leigh Tucker these are the events that have defined her life since July 2008. On today's episode she talks about how she found the strength to heal and what has helped her to rebuild her life. Mic ...…
 
Since talk therapy alone doesn't heal PTSD many survivors find themselves going and thinking outside the box to find creative and effective healing methods. On today's show Treyce Montoya, a leader in the field of trauma and PTSD recovery, shares her one-of-a-kind copywrighted and evidence-based program, Handwriting Formation Therapy. Michele R ...…
 
If there's one thing you need a lot of in PTSD and trauma recovery it's B-R-A-V-E-R-Y. Today's guest is an expert in learning how to be brave. Patty Chang Anker, author of SOME NERVE: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave, joins the show to discuss how we experience bravery, how we access it and how to develop more of it to support your healing ...…
 
The body holds PTSD stress in a variety of debilitating ways -- many that can create chronic pain, especially in your back. On today's show Dr. Jack Stern, author of ENDING BACK PAIN: 5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Ailing Back, joins the show to discuss how to decrease PTSD-related physical pain. Michele Rosenthal is a ...…
 
It's a fact: moving through blocks in trauma recovery is a process every survivor will go through multiple times. How do you get UNstuck when you're stalled by fear, emotions, physical sensations, triggers, flashbacks and intrusive thoughts? Today's guest, Remy Chausse, is quite possibly America’s 1st UNstuckologist! She has x-ray vision for se ...…
 
La Mesa Police Captain Dan Willis is a former homicide investigator and SWAT commander who has developed wellness programs and specializes in providing emotional survival and wellness training to first responders. He joins Michele Rosenthal to talk about on-the-job trauma: how it happens, how to recognize it and what to do so that it doesn't ru ...…
 
Part of the problem of trauma is that it disconnects you from who you are in deeply resonant and powerful ways. One of the elements you can most lose is your self-trust, which then causes you to become even more disconnected from your "first intelligence," as today's guest, Simone Wright, calls intuition. How do you reconnect to your intuition ...…
 
New York Times best-selling author Laura Munson (This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Memoir of Unlikely Happiness) joins host Michele Rosenthal to speak about how you can end pain and suffering after trauma. It is possible to access strength, courage and resilience. Munson will share her incredible story of successfully reclaiming her righ ...…
 
Craig Meriwether has been described as a “wake-up” call, giving people the tools and information they need to energize and revitalize their lives, enabling them to end depression and create a life of happiness. He joins the show today to discuss how one needs to rehearse the thoughts and emotions of happiness and joy in order to make them a hab ...…
 
When Sukey Forbes' daughter was just 6 years old she died from a rare genetic disorder. Life as Sukey knew it was shattered. Every trauma survivor remembers the moment life changed and carries the effects forever. But that doesn't mean that life has to lose all of its luster forever. As Forbes shows in her moving memoir THE ANGEL IN MY POCKET t ...…
 
What sustains us during times of trauma, and how do we access it in the moments we most need it? These are the questions that will be addressed in our next show with survivor and author Bunny Stevens whose powerful new memoir, Unholy Union: A Memoir of Clergy Sexual Abuse Within the Salvation Army Life, details her compelling life’s story about ...…
 
Can your body beat cancer? Is it possible to devise a program that allows your immune system to rise up to such a level that life-threatening disease can be suppressed? On this inspiring show Shan Musselman shares how he designed a holistic program that not only saved his mother's life (within four months her breast cancer was gone) but could s ...…
 
Tired of talking and talking and talking about your trauma but still want to see a decrease in symptoms of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder? It might be time for you to invest in some neurofeedback (NFB) sessions. On today's show NFB expert, Sebern Fisher, explains how this treatment modality can help heal developmental trauma. Michele ...…
 
It's natural for survivors to fear future traumas. Living in a world that offers little control over what can, will and does happen to you can add to and increase levels of anxiety. One way to reduce those feelings -- and offer yourself more control -- is to think through your advanced directives. How do you want things to go if a trauma occurs ...…
 
Since you're unique your healing journey after trauma will be completely individual to your circumstances -- all of them: past and present. This means it's critical to find the treatment modalities that work best for you. You have many choices! On this show expert Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Micheal Shea, shares his knowledge and insight ...…
 
Anger and trauma go together like peanut butter and jelly. Why is that the case, and what can be done about it? Trauma Therapy Coordinator at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Megan Ross, drops by for this show to shed some light on the issue and offer answers. Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speaker, award-winning author a ...…
 
Robert Rail brings over twenty five years of “on the street”, not “in the office”, law enforcement knowledge to the training arena. Bob’s laid-back, interactive, enthusiastic style of teaching has made his classes some of the most highly praised and recognized in the world. How do you survive in an international war zone? On this episode Robert ...…
 
Up front let's get this on the table: Trauma and PTSD recovery are terrifying. Getting into a healing process takes courage, commitment and dedication -- all of which can be in short supply in any survivor, none of which can be supplied by anyone else. So how does a caregiver navigate the post-trauma landscape? On this episode Michele Rosenthal ...…
 
A survivor who's determined to rise above her past, Molly Kahikatea Marshall says, "I see my trauma as the natural pathway of the spiritual guru and thus Art is my chosen medium/gift to express myself and the inner knowledge/passion I have through losing my innocence so young and awakening in an evil run world." On today's show she shares how a ...…
 
If you're going to struggle after trauma many typical symptoms start to show up, including insomnia, mood swings, avoidance, anxiety, fear, stress and panic. How are you supposed to cope with all of that and still maintain some sense of equanimity? Acceptance plays a role in healing, but not necessarily the way you think. You do not have to acc ...…
 
Healing is about many things, including how trauma affects the brain, plus processes to reverse and cope with those changes. Recovery is also about issues of perception that lead to behavioral change -- and how to transform your perceptions that support rather than hinder the healing process. On this episode Robert Rudelic, therapist and founde ...…
 
Ever feel like you just can't control your emotional responses to anything? It's very common for trauma survivors to overreact to any kind of stimulus from fear to sadness, grief and even joy. On this episode we'll go over 3 ways to begin reclaiming your control over your emotions. Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speaker, award-winning a ...…
 
There are many different kinds of posttraumatic stress disorder diagnoses. The most generally understood and acknowledged is PTSD, but Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) is also very prevalent. While C-PTSD shares certain similarities and symptoms with PTSD, the approach to treatment and other effects are somewhat different. On this episode, expert Megan Ro ...…
 
Recent scientific research reveals that self-esteem is a major ingredient in resilience. What does that mean and how can you apply it in your trauma and PTSD recovery quest? This episode explains the science, how it affects resilienc and then outlines 5 easy ways to start building self-esteem today. Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote speake ...…
 
What you eat has a direct impact on your body and brain and how they both function. With post-trauma symptoms life is hard enough. But if your food choices are heavy on the caffeine and sugar then you're making life even harder than it needs to be. Nutrition expert, Christine Toriello joins Michele to discuss the harm of self-medicating with hi ...…
 
How to reduce post-trauma stress is the #1 quest for every survivor struggling with anxiety, panic, flashbacks, insomnia, isolation, mood swings and emotional dysregulation. Caught in the grip of intense feelings how can you get your mind and body to calm down? On this episode Michele Rosenthal teaches you one very accessible technique to bring ...…
 
Vironika Tugaleva says, "I'm on a mission myself to help people heal themselves and embrace how beautiful, amazing, and powerful they are. After a 10 year struggle with addiction, eating disorders, and self-loathing. I destroyed myself with ferocity and, several years ago, I hit rock bottom. I could go no lower. I had to choose: change or die. ...…
 
You survive a trauma and then it's over, right? Not so fast. Your brain encodes experiences in ways that not only last but can alter your brain function. On this episode Michele lays the groundwork for understanding how your brain ecodes experience -- and also how to break the bonds of traumatic memories. Michele Rosenthal is a popular keynote ...…
 
After trauma and during PTSD recovery sometimes emotion just takes control. In those moments, what can you do to reclaim your power over any moment? Mindfulness can be a great tool for helping you reconnect with purpose, resolve and action in a way that slows down your survival response and puts the break on anxiety, panic and fear. On today's ...…
 
Your brain revitalizes and reclaims its creativity, flexibility and strength in many ways. If you've been ignoring your brain and how to help it help you in trauma recovery then it's time to get hip to the truth: You can retrain your brain -- and it won't cost you a cent. On this episode Michele explains 5 areas that, with a little attention fr ...…
 
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