TC341: TRY – Trauma Recovery Yoga – Interview with the Founders

TC341: TRY – Trauma Recovery Yoga – Interview with the Founders

This week host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome Joyce Sportsman and Darwin Bosen, co-founders of Trauma Recovery Yoga. Established in 2016, TRY is a team of trauma-informed yoga teachers who are dispatched to service individuals who have experienced trauma or are living in crisis. Trauma informed yoga incorporates a series of meditation, strengthening postures, and breathing which magnify the mind-body-spirit connection after the experience of trauma. The effects of trauma Trauma is emotional shock that follows a deeply distressing or disturbing incident such as: war, crime, accident, assault, or natural disaster. While shock and denial tend to immediately follow a traumatic event, its long-term effects can include: unpredictable emotions,...

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TC 339: Forgotten Not Gone – Helping to Heal Veterans

TC 339: Forgotten Not Gone – Helping to Heal Veterans

In this week’s podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost talk with Kelley Guidry, co-founder of Forgotten Not Gone, a Las Vegas-based organization that provides much needed help to veterans suffering from depression, isolation, and other emotional and physical issues. The Mission Of Forgotten Not Gone The mission of Forgotten Not Gone is to get suffering veterans physically active and interacting with society. They are a 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families through emotional, physical, and spiritual activities. Veterans are encouraged to re-engage with society instead of living in isolation. Too many veterans go within, shutting off the outside world until it is too late. According to Veterans Administration...

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TC338 – K9s for Warriors – Interview with Randy Dexter and Captain

TC338 – K9s for Warriors – Interview with Randy Dexter and Captain

This week we have a very special guest on our program. Randy Dexter served in the US Army as a combat medic. He deployed to Iraq twice. As a result of the trauma that he dealt with there, he developed severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder, traumatic brain injury, migraines, and other issues. He spent over a year in the Naval Hospital as a result of his injuries. He was on the brink of suicide. Randy told his doctor at the Naval Hospital about his suicidal thoughts. His doctor suggested he enroll in a program called “K9 Inspired Community Reintegration”. It is partnered with a non-profit organization in San Diego called “Paws’itive Teams“. The organization shows veterans what it would be like to have...

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TC324: Holistic Psychotherapy with Dr. Rachael Sand

TC324: Holistic Psychotherapy with Dr. Rachael Sand

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz  welcomes Rachael Sand, Psy. D., to discuss the fascinating field of Holistic Psychotherapy. What is Holistic Psychotherapy? Holistic psychotherapy, an integrative approach grounded in psychosynthesis, focuses on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, attempting to understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person can lead to concerns in other areas. Those pursuing holistic therapy may, with the support of a qualified mental health professional, become better attuned to their entire awareness, which can often promote greater acceptance of the self. As Dr. Sand explains, traditional psychology focuses on the mind and the psyche.  Holistic psychotherapy is more than talk therapy; it recognizes that we...

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TC 310 – Trauma and TFT

TC 310 – Trauma and TFT

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost interview Suzanne Connolly and Kristin Miller about TFT – Thought Field Therapy – as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. TFT was developed by Roger Callahan, Ph.D. It involves tapping on acupuncture meridians in a specific sequence while a person is thinking of a traumatic event or a specific problem. Research has shown that it can be a very effective treatment for individuals with PTS. PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, in the general world population, is a significant public health problem. At the global level it’s estimated that the treatment of PTSD accounts for about 4% of the global burden of disease. 10 % of women, and 5 % of men...

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TC 299: 30-Day Sobriety Solution – Part 2

TC 299: 30-Day Sobriety Solution – Part 2

In this episode host Robin Masiewicz and her guest Amy Frost continue their discussion on The 30-Day Sobriety Solution by Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews. Amy has been going through the book with a friend, and using the techniques to make positive changes. Amy’s friend ended up getting his “dream job” after completing the program. Part 1 can be found in episode TC296. From Booklist review: “Not everyone wants to join a support group to deal with their drinking problems. With that in mind, Jack Canfield, of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success Principles, and coauthor Dave Andrews have joined forces to produce The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Quit or Cut Back on Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home, a 30-day blueprint to help...

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