How Healing Happens: Revisiting the U Diagram

How Healing Happens: Revisiting the U Diagram

Jen Oyama Murphy and I reflect on the U Diagram of healing. The human heart heals by engaging one’s story. But how does cultural background factor into effective story engagement? Whether you are a person of color who is engaging your own story, or you are someone who...
The Cursing of the Body and Racial Trauma

The Cursing of the Body and Racial Trauma

Jen Oyama Murphy shares a story she wrote for The Allender Center called “My Eyes.” Evil often assaults us through the cursing of others. When a part of our body is cursed—especially during our growing up years—we tend to turn on ourselves. Wars with shame and...
Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual Abuse

This is a bonus episode on spiritual abuse. Rachael Clinton Chen provides an overview of the marks of spiritual abuse. She will be teaching a conference on spiritual abuse on Saturday, June 5. You can sign up here.  Join My Email List Success! Email Subscribe Consider...
When Trust Is Violated

When Trust Is Violated

Friend and fellow therapist Cyndi Mesmer comes back on the podcast to share one of her stories. It’s a story of the exploitation of innocence and the violation of trust. We talk about Cyndi’s trauma response, how she has experienced healing, and how her posture toward...
How To Engage Your Story In A Way That Brings Healing

How To Engage Your Story In A Way That Brings Healing

Cathy Loerzel joins me to talk about how to engage your family of origin story in a way that brings healing to your brain. We examine three byproducts of trauma (fragmentation, dissociation, and isolation), the importance of naming the intentionality of those who...