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As a child, when my feelings were expressed I would find myself drenched by a glass of ice water, mocked, ignored or bulldozed by my parents. No feeling acknowledged; only theirs. Thru therapy I've learned that is emotional negligence & abuse. Parents, we actually pass mental illnesses to our children thru abuse and neglect! We live in the midst of evolution; where survival isn’t the goal, rather the pursuit of happiness like our ancestors dreamed of, is. I believe mental illnesses are preve ...
 
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To purchase the entire Open Letters album for $20 - https://www.justinlmft.com/openletters Or become a $5/mo Patron and receive all of them as part of an exclusive podcast - https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ Intro/Outro music & Transition Soun…
 
Just a short conversation between friends. Topics vary from work, experiences, pandemic and religious anxiety and trauma, future plans, and the latest reading material I'm attached to. It's nice to be back! Support this podcast, become a Patreon supporter, follow me on Instagram and on Youtube and visit my blog and view my website Song BaliSlam wri…
 
I read a handful of messages I got recently from listeners to the podcast. One of them makes the astute observation that something is off with the host. Become a Patron - https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Dalai Momma Podcast interview - https://player.fm/series/dalai-momma/interview-with-justin-sunseri-lmft-from-the-stuck-not-broken-podcast Mindfu…
 
I give my thoughts on a couple pieces of feedback I got recently re: censorship of swearing on the podcast and discussing whether or not I know my audience. I'd love to get your feedback as well. Email justinlmft@gmail.com, DM me through Instagram/Facebook or send me an audio message through these avenues. I love audio messages! https://www.justinl…
 
Welcome to part 2 of the Polyvagal 101 series. This episode is all about the ventral vagal state of safety and social engagement. Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ PVT Books - https://www.justinlmft.com/books Polyvagal 101 - https://www.justinlmft.com/polyvagal101 File Share - …
 
Welcome to part 1 of the Polyvagal 101 series. I'm covering some foundational elements of Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory. You are now part of an audio master class in the Polyvagal Theory! Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ PVT Books - https://www.justinlmft.com/books Polyvaga…
 
This episode is for you if you want to know how you can support the work that I have been putting into the podcast. I've got 10 ways, 7 of them free free free and extremely helpful. 10 ways you can support the podcast: 1. Subscribe/follow to the podcast 2. Just share the podcast 3. Leave a review 4. Share a social media post 5. Send me a message! -…
 
Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode - We Are Gears in the Family System Machinery - https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1 (800…
 
My thoughts on a listener's question about relationships and supporting someone who is stuck in a severe defensive state. Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode - The Importance of Having a New Narrative - https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Intro/Outro mu…
 
Mercedes graces our ears once again to discuss another "Bad Therapy" story. This one goes into role clarification and is a good example of how power can be manipulated. Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode - https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Intro/Outr…
 
I answer a listener question about using multitasking as a way to cope with being overwhelmed with wellness demands. Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode - Do We Have Free Will? https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by…
 
If you're a creative person, you've got a great opportunity to get unstuck. And imo, everyone is a creative person. Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode - When is Your S*** Together? https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Intro/Outro music & Transition Soun…
 
I answer a listener question - "How to heal as an adult in the same environment and relationship that you became broken in?" I honestly don't think you can, but it's worth discussing further... Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode: Bad Therapy - Abortio…
 
I share a personal example of when I was dysregulated for an entire week and how I was able to re-regulate myself using some safety anchors. This is a good example of what climbing your polyvagal ladder might look like. It's also a good illustration of how might course might be of benefit to you if you're interested in purchasing. Building Safety A…
 
Were Your Parents Capable of Doing Better? - https://www.justinlmft.com/post/didtheirbest Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode - https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats…
 
This is a short list of how we keep ourselves stuck. Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode - One New Stress on Top of the Others https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats…
 
Is it possible to be in a traumatic state without there being a traumatizing event? Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode - Bad Therapy - Teen Advising Therapist on Parenting - https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Original blog - https://www.justinlmft.com…
 
Today's episode is a reading accompanied by music created by Alexis Scarbro, the Dalai Momma. It promises to startle, it may be frightening for sensitive listeners, so please, think about your current conditions, first. Make sure you're cozy and feeling safe, most of all. Take a break if you need to. This music is bound to show you your Vagas Nerve…
 
alternate your speed journal from your feelings alternate among mindful experiences process over outcome don't use a journal Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/ This week’s Patreon episode - Trust / Open Letter 9 - https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft Intro/Outro music & Transition…
 
When I was in therapy for the first few visits, my therapist slammed me with the simple remedy, "You need to just love yourself, more." I sat there winded. I don't know how. I've not been shown properly, where does one start? The people I'd met in the world who loved themselves were naught. I'd never met anyone who loved themselves. I had to find o…
 
This episode is not only about Racism these days, about what makes us believe there even is any other race than the human race --for real, we are colored, from palest white to darkest black and every shade in between... it's about value of humanity, our self value, the values we place on our children, our loved ones... Also, it's about victimhood, …
 
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