A Trauma Survivor Thriver’s Podcast
Psychedelic Integration (Part 3)

Psychedelic Integration (Part 3)

June 2, 2021

This is Part 3 of my 3-part podcast series in my MDMA experience. Heather Smith, my  Internal Family Systems therapist and Psychedelic Integrative therapist joins A Trauma Survivor Thriver's Podcast to discuss MDMA's ability to heal trauma and how to integrate the experience post MDMA session.

 

We discuss transformational growth or post traumatic growth and other ways this sacred drug can mental health conditions.

Psychedelic Integration (Part 2)

Psychedelic Integration (Part 2)

May 26, 2021

In part 2 of my 3-part podcast series, I have invited Deborah Servetnick, Transformational and Psychedelic Integrative Coach on A Trauma Survivor Thriver's Podcast. Deborah is a cancer survivor and was part of the Johns Hopkins Research in psychedelic therapy. Deborah joins the show to discuss the psychedelic experience to heal the soul.

Psychedelic Integration (Part 1)

Psychedelic Integration (Part 1)

May 19, 2021

This is the first of my 3-part podcast series in my MDMA experience. Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine (MDMA) is commonly known as ecstasy (E) or molly. This episode discusses what I did to prep with my personal trauma therapist, Internal Family Systems Therapist, and Psychedelic Integrative Therapist, Heather Smith. 

In my journey to healing, I have been privileged enough to explore the many treatment
modalities out there, including having MDMA to support my work in therapy. 

In my search for more information about MDMA assisted therapy, I realized Internal Family Systems, or IFS therapy was effective in the preparation of the treatment as well as integration afterward.

Psilocybin’s Therapeutic Rebirth

Psilocybin’s Therapeutic Rebirth

May 12, 2021

My search for alternative trauma treatments from my own childhood sexual abuse led me to so many modalities: EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Brainspotting, Neurofeedback, and so much more. But nothing intrigued me as much as psychedelic-assisted therapy, which includes MDMA, LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, and ketamine among others. 

In this episode of A Trauma Survivor Thriver's Podcast, Eric Osborne discusses the benefits of Psilocybin. Osborne is the Founder of PLEDG, Inc. a US-based nonprofit dedicated to providing legal psilocybin assisted therapy to those in need and co-founder of the Psanctuary Sacred Mushroom Church.    

 

Neurostimulation Therapy: Treating Mental Health with Electrical Stimulation

Neurostimulation Therapy: Treating Mental Health with Electrical Stimulation

May 5, 2021

In my quest to find alternative therapies and even medications to help mental health, I’ve been testing out a neurostimulation device that you wear for 20 minutes a day to treat insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

Today's guest is Kelly Roman Co-founder and CEO of Fisher Wallace Laboratories which created the wearable neurostimulation device. He discusses how it works, its benefits, and its side effects.

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention with RAINN

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention with RAINN

April 28, 2021

Everyday hundreds of Americans are affected by Sexual Violence.

RAINN, the Rape Assault Incest National Network is an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence every day of the year. However, in April during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, RAINN is asking you to be a part of the conversation.

Ebonique Bethea joins A Trauma Survivor Thriver's Podcast to discuss education and resources available to survivors. Bethea serves as the Clinical Director at RAINN, providing guidance and oversight on clinical, and trauma-informed services.

Cannabis Integrative Therapy

Cannabis Integrative Therapy

April 21, 2021

33 states including the District of Columbia all have access to medical marijuana, and more are considering bills to do the same. 

From limited research, cannabis can potentially reduce anxiety, inflammation, relieve pain, control nausea and vomiting, kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth.

Eduardo Cortina, Licensed Professional Counselor and Cannabis Integrative Somatic Experiencing Practitioner discusses potential benefits of integrating Cannabis with Somatic Experiencing to treat trauma.

 

There was Violence

There was Violence

April 14, 2021

Managing a child’s behavior is one of the biggest challenges parents face. Many parents think that physical punishment is an acceptable form of discipline with more than two-thirds of American adults agreeing or strongly agreeing that children sometimes need a “good hard spanking.” That is according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Spanking may work temporarily to stop children’s problem behaviors, but it may not change their behavior in the long run and can potentially develop into Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder or PTSD symptoms.

Imani Kaliid, Host of the Misconnected Podcast, Founder of InVia Foundation and Author of There was Violence joins A Trauma Survivor Thriver's Podcast to share how childhood abuse affected his life as an adult.

Autism, A Super Blessing with Antonio Myers

Autism, A Super Blessing with Antonio Myers

April 7, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization to create autism awareness, inclusion, and self-determination for all with a goal to assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder has the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.

Antonio Myers calls autism his superpower while achieving greatness and proving that love and support can help create a beautiful life worth living.

Riding the Storm: Dismantling the Stigma of Men’s Mental Health

Riding the Storm: Dismantling the Stigma of Men’s Mental Health

March 31, 2021

According to Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH), men and women are equally affected by mental illness, however, many people may feel like there's an imbalance assuming women are mostly affected.

Women are more likely than men to disclose mental health issues and seek help. The stigma around men and mental illness is one that needs to be dismantled and It starts by talking about.

Ryan Harland, Author of Riding the Storm and sexual abuse survivor, joins A Trauma Survivor Thriver's Podcast to give a voice to men suffering in silence.

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