• Unmasking the Abuser - A Survivor's Tale | Sarah ​Doucette

    This week, Sarah Doucette, author, advocate, podcast host, and survivor of intimate partner violence. Sarah shares her painful journey through financial abuse, coercive debt, and the tragic end of her ex-husband's suicide. Sarah shares the inspiration behind her memoir, "Stronger Than a Domestic Violence Survivor Uncovers the Truth About Her Abuser," and the profound impact of telling her story.

    Sarah discusses the insidious nature of coercive debt, how she uncovered her ex-husband's financial crimes and the emotional toll of reliving her trauma to write her book. She also highlights the importance of listening to one's body, trusting intuition, and breaking the cycle of generational trauma. This episode sheds light on the broader societal impacts of intimate partner violence and the urgent need for better resources and support for survivors.

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    53m - Jul 17, 2024
  • Get Creative -The Power of Journaling | Susan Glenney

    This week, incest survivor Susan Glenney shares her healing journey and encourages others to find their path. Acknowledging trauma is the first step toward change. We explore the importance of finding the right tools (some free) and the consequences of not healing.

    Susan is the author of two books: Moments in Time with 16 Men and The Bow Tie. A portion of each book sold will be donated to New Horizons, a 24-hour domestic violence service and shelter in Middletown, Connecticut.  

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    37m - Jul 10, 2024
  • Unlock Your Potential by Upgrading Your Mindset | Dr. Karoline Fischer

    This week, join us as we delve into the transformative world of hypnotherapy with Dr. Karoline Fischer, an RTT hypnotherapist and emotional healer. Dr. Fischer shares her personal journey from overcoming her own mental blocks to helping others heal from deep-seated traumas. Discover the powerful impact of hypnotherapy on childhood and generational trauma and learn how it can reframe limiting beliefs, fostering profound personal growth.

    In this episode, we explore the mechanics of hypnotherapy, including how it bypasses the critical faculty to create new, healthier thought patterns. Dr. Fischer explains the importance of addressing childhood experiences that shape our current behaviors and the process of transforming these beliefs through hypnotherapy. Whether you're struggling with overeating, smoking, or any other deep-rooted issue, Dr. Fischer's insights provide a compelling look at how hypnotherapy can offer immediate and lasting transformation.

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    24m - Jul 3, 2024
  • Surviving Divorce Emotional Toll with a Narcissist | John and Melissa

    This week I am joined by John and Melissa, both narcissist abuse survivors, as they reveal essential steps to escape an abusive relationship. From preparing to leave a narcissistic partner to recovering after financial abuse, this episode empowers you. Discover self-forgiveness, the cycles of abuse, and the importance of proper healing. Plus, learn how to create a safe space for victims to share and heal.

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    57m - Jun 27, 2024
  • Strategies for Healing After Abuse and Trauma | Michael Unbroken

    This week we are delving into the complex world of trauma recovery with Michael Unbroken, founder of Think Unbroken. Michael shares his harrowing journey through a childhood marked by severe abuse and neglect, and how he transformed his life from chaos to empowerment. From surviving a traumatic childhood to becoming an advocate for trauma survivors, Michael's story is a testament to resilience and the power of mindset.

    Discover the pivotal moments that led Michael to change his life, including a profound mirror moment that sparked a journey of self-discovery and healing. Learn about the importance of investing in oneself, the value of honesty, and the necessity of leaving toxic environments to foster genuine growth.

    Michael emphasizes the significance of finding the right support system and the impact of having mentors who understand the depths of trauma. We explore practical steps for overcoming self-doubt, the importance of community, and the relentless pursuit of personal development. Whether you're dealing with trauma, seeking inspiration, or seeking for actionable advice to improve your life, this episode offers invaluable insights and encouragement.

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    54m - Jun 20, 2024
  • Resilient Recovery - Finding Light After Dark Times | Seth Gehle

    A multi-talented individual, Seth Gehle excels as an ultra marathon runner, veteran, speaker, and author. His journey is one of mental toughness, shaped by trauma from his mother’s addiction and the painful experience of being molested by a friend. Seth emphasizes the importance of reporting abuse, acceptance, and endurance in the face of adversity. His story creates hope and builds character, highlighting the significance of self-love and encouragement.

    How to contact: https://www.instagram.com/gobeyondtheshadows/ https://sethgehle.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@GoBeyondTheShadows/videos

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    1h 0m - Jun 13, 2024
  • Thriving Beyond Addiction: Stories of Hope and Renewal | Mary Beth O’Connor

    Join us this week as we welcome Mary Beth O’Connor, who shares her inspiring three-phase journey from a tumultuous past to an extraordinary future. Despite growing up in a household marked by physical and sexual abuse, Mary Beth overcame addiction, including years of substance abuse and methamphetamine use. Twenty-nine years into recovery, she’s a former federal Administrative Law Judge, proving that resilience and determination can lead to remarkable transformations.

    Mary Beth’s story inspires others facing similar challenges. It encourages them to seek help, embrace resilience, and believe in their ability to create positive change.

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    47m - Jun 6, 2024
  • Talking it Out - Finding Support in Healing from Dysfunctional Homes | Lolita Guarin

    Growing up in a dysfunctional home leaves lasting scars, especially when addiction is at the center. In this episode with guest Lolita Guarin, we explore the experiences of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) and their struggle with relationships, self-worth, and happiness. Discover hope, resilience, and the power of self-awareness as we delve into healing from within.

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    53m - May 30, 2024
  • The Different Stages of Grief and the Importance of Acknowledging Each One | Denise Dielwart

    Ten years ago, Denise Dielwart faced the sudden loss of her husband, Maarten. This tragedy left her trapped in a cycle of depression, loneliness, and isolation. However, Denise didn’t follow the conventional 5 stages of grief. Instead, she developed a powerful alternative called the F.L.O.W. method. This approach encourages people to look within themselves for healing.

    Denise’s personal journey of loss inspired her to create the F.L.O.W. method. Her story resonates with anyone who has experienced the pain of losing a loved one. Rather than a linear path, healing becomes a deeply personal journey. By embracing the principles of F.L.O.W. (Feeling, Letting Go, Overcoming, Whole), individuals can work through grief by lifting weights and exercising. It’s about pushing past the pain to achieve the future they desire.

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    58m - May 23, 2024
  • Transform Your Reactions and Empower Your Biology | Natalie Bedard

    Natalie (NatNat) Bedard joins us this week to improve our understanding of the nervous system. She specializes in unraveling emotional blockages and reigniting intuitive connections. Daily stresses and past experiences can create obstacles that make it difficult to move forward.

    When facing grief and trauma, it's natural to feel trapped and stuck. Let her guide you in transforming your pain into healing using the power of emotional intelligence and introspection.

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    50m - May 16, 2024
  • Redefining Love After a Toxic Marriage | Victoria Danielle

    Victoria Danielle shares her story of growing up in a chaotic and abusive environment, experiencing trauma and abuse from a young age. She discusses the impact of witnessing violence and the subtle dynamics of emotional and verbal abuse. She opens up about her 10-year abusive marriage, the manipulation tactics used by her ex-husband, and the moment she realized she needed to leave for her safety.

    Now as a coach, consultant, and speaker, she offers a raw, real narrative that inspires others to harness their inner power and rise above adversity. Join her and discover how every struggle is a chance to level up and redefine your life. She shares her plans for her podcast, Radical Regards, where she aims to inspire and uplift others through personal stories of transformation.

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    1h 17m - May 9, 2024
  • The Mindset Shift - Moving from Perfection to Progression for Personal Growth and Success | Leah Johnson

    Tune in and discover how to break free from the shackles of ‘never enough’ and embrace a life where you are more than your successes. Join us on a transformative journey with Leah Johnson, as she delves into the heart of perfectionism and the relentless pursuit of goals. 

     Leah, a seasoned campaign strategist, trauma survivor, and advocate for balanced motherhood, unveils the origins of our drive for constant achievement and the hidden costs that come with it. With over two decades in the political arena, Leah has battled the addiction to accomplishment and emerged with empowering strategies for self-advocacy that promise to infuse your life with purpose and joy. 

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    39m - May 2, 2024
  • Courage Unveiled - The Fight Against Abuse in the Disabled Community | Win Charles

    In this conversation, Win Charles shares her personal story of being a survivor of abuse as a disabled individual. She discusses the abuse she experienced at the hands of a family member and the emotional and physical trauma she endured.

    Win emphasizes the importance of speaking up and seeking help when abuse occurs, and she encourages others to be vigilant in protecting disabled and elderly loved ones from abuse. She also highlights the need to break the stigma surrounding abuse and create a safer world for all.

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    52m - Apr 25, 2024
  • Rebuilding and Embracing Personal Growth After Abuse | Shara Gabaldon

    In this conversation, Shara Gabaldon discusses her experience surviving narcissistic abuse. Shara shares that she was married to her abuser for several years before being able to escape. We discuss the challenges of leaving an abusive relationship, the different forms of abuse, and the importance of healing and self-reflection.

    Shara emphasizes the need for education and awareness about narcissistic abuse and the importance of supporting survivors. The importance of finding freedom and safety, seeking therapy, and the power of sharing her story. Shara also talks about her book, 'The Power to Rise Above,' and the impact she hopes to make by educating and supporting others who have experienced domestic violence.

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    44m - Apr 18, 2024
  • Unveiling Strength - Journey to Resilience and Body Positivity | Marci Warhaft

    In this episode, Marci Warhaft shares her journey of overcoming tragic loss, an eating disorder, and the emotional turmoil of exploring the swinger’s lifestyle with her husband. Marci’s story is one of overcoming illness and betrayal, championing body positivity with self-worth.

    Marci addresses the pervasive problem of body image and societal expectations, advocating for self-acceptance and healing from trauma. Her message is clear: embrace your flaws, dare to be different, and live true to yourself. Detailed in her book ‘The Good Stripper.

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    50m - Apr 11, 2024
  • Surviving the Ultimate Betrayal - Encounter with a Young Fraudster | Richard D. Bailey

    Richard D. Bailey shares his journey as a certified fraud examiner and his encounter with Alexander Chatfield Burns, a financial prodigy involved in a major fraud. Richard discovers discrepancies in a vineyard acquisition and uncovers evidence of a massive fraud. He cooperates with the FBI, wears a wire, and navigates the uncertainty of the investigation. The story takes a tragic turn when Alex Burns commits suicide.

    Richard's experience highlights the importance of fraud examination and the challenges faced in uncovering and prosecuting financial crimes. This conversation explores the details of a $350 million fraud and its aftermath. The fraud involved the creation of fake stock certificates and the sale of bogus securities to insurance companies. The perpetrators could buy expensive properties and live a lavish lifestyle using the stolen money.

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    46m - Apr 4, 2024
  • 10 Signs You Are In An Abusive Relationship (LEAVE NOW!) | Bill Mitchell

    In this episode, Bill Mitchell shares the tragic details of his daughter’s murder and how he turned his grief into advocacy against dating violence.

    Bill outlines key signs of toxic relationships and educates on escaping abuse. This narrative serves as a rallying cry for awareness and the strength to seek help, showcasing the indomitable human spirit.

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    59m - Mar 28, 2024
  • Taking Back Control -The Mental and Emotional Journey of Trafficking Survivors | JenniSue Jesson

    In this episode, JenniSue Jessen recounts her harrowing experience with trafficking from a young age and her path to justice. She stresses the importance of awareness and vigilance against human trafficking, discusses systemic legal shortcomings, and the power of reclaiming one’s voice.

    Her story is about overcoming adversity, advocating for change, and the significance of community efforts to end trafficking.

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    55m - Mar 21, 2024
  • The Life-Changing Power of Words | Kristin Rivas

    In this episode, Kristin Rivas recounts her battle with PTSD and her healing journey through rapid resolution therapy. She discusses the transformative effects of the therapy, the crucial role of support systems, and the path to reclaiming intimacy after trauma.

    Kristin’s story is a beacon of hope, emphasizing personal responsibility in healing and the impact of positive thinking and suitable therapy in overcoming trauma.

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    1h 12m - Mar 14, 2024
  • Unlocking Healing -The Transformative Journey with Accelerated Resolution Therapy | Brooke Bralove

    In this episode, Brooke Bralove explores the transformative effects of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a form of art therapy that uses rapid eye movement to reprocess distressing memories. Effective in just a few sessions, ART helps with trauma, anxiety, and more. Brooke advocates for the integration of art therapy in therapeutic practices, highlighting its unique healing potential.

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    44m - Mar 7, 2024
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