Beyond Your Past

Beyond Your Past

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Beyond Your Past Radio, with your hosts, Matthew Pappas, CLC, MPNLP and Joanne Cipressi, CHt, CNLP. Join us each week as we talk with guests who have overcome their past and are using their powers for the greater good! Clinicians, Life Coaches, Advocat…


Healing from Abusive Therapy, It’s Not Your Fault.
Aug 19 • 48 min
Healing from an unhealthy or abusive therapy experience, with Analie Shepherd.
Understanding the Needs of a Community after a Mass Shooting, with Melissa Glaser
Aug 12 • 41 min
Melissa Glaser, LPC, shares her insight in helping communities who experience a mass shooting or other mass trauma, begin the healing process.
Living Your Best Life through Healing Your Past, with Karen Cesario Rizzo
Aug 5 • 38 min
Talking with Karen Cesario Rizzo, Spiritual Coach, Author, and Healer, as she shares her story of surviving childhood abuse and discovering the clairvoyant gifts that have helped her and her clients heal their past.
Healing from an Emotionally Abusive Relationship, with Liz Goddard
Jul 29 • 43 min
So what can we do? How can we identify a relationship that is filled with emotional abuse? Is there a way to see it and get out before more damage is done and heal more compassionately and efficiently once it’s over? What can we do to help ourselves…
The Hope in Healing from CPTSD, with Monique Koven
Jul 22 • 40 min
Talking with Trauma-Informed Coach, Monique Koven about healing from CPTSD, anxiety, and finding balance in who you are vs who you were in the past.
Learning How to Tell Your Survivor Story, with Rachel Grant
Jul 8 • 43 min
Learning how to talk with others about your past trauma, and foster relationships with family and friends, after a traumatic past.
Understanding Self-Doubt, and How You Can Overcome It.
Jun 17 • 33 min
Discussing ways that self-doubt manifests itself in your life, and how you can use those experiences to your advantage to help you go after your goals and dreams.
Self-Worth: Finding Strength Through Your Vulnerability, with Brian Cardoza
Jun 10 • 48 min
Talking with Artist, Author, and Speaker, Brian Cardoza, using his platform to help inspire survivors of trauma to take the first step of reaching out for help. Plus, you’ll learn how your self-worth as a trauma survivor is not based solely on your past…
What is Your Self-Worth Tied To?
Jun 6 • 19 min
Sharing some thoughts about how you define yourself, and what your self-worth is tied too. The importance of knowing you are amazing, capable, and important, just for being you.
The Journey of Self-Confidence and Discovering Your Self-Worth, with Amy Rushworth.
Jun 3 • 40 min
A chat with UK’s leading Confidence Coach, Amy Rushworth, on how to develop self-confidence and discover your self-worth.
Some Things Never Change…But You Can.
May 30 • 14 min
Sharing my thoughts on making a positive difference in the lives of those around you, and ridding yourself of the negativity that can steal your joy.
Sleep and Your Mental Health, with Dr. Wallace Mendelson
May 27 • 48 min
Dr. Wallace Mendelson shares his knowledge and research findings in the area of sleep; including sleep disorders, sleeping pills, various types of treatment methods, and more.
Surrounding Yourself with the Right People, Can Make all the Difference
May 23 • 13 min
Thinking out loud about the people you spend time with the most, and are they the right people for you?
Reframing Your Limiting Beliefs to Change Your Life, with Tiffany Toombs
May 20 • 44 min
Chatting with Tiffany Toombs, on the power and importance of reframing your negative experiences and self-beliefs to make a dramatic change in your life
Interrupting Anxious Thoughts, and Reframing Emotional Responses
May 16 • 15 min
Sharing some thoughts on the importance of interrupting anxious thoughts, to help take your power back from anxiety
‘Rocking the Couch’, a Chat with Andrea Evans
May 13 • 23 min
Andrea Evans chats with us about her documentary, Rocking the Couch, and the message she wants everyone to take from watching this movie.
Seeing Yourself, and the World, Differently - Mobile Musings
May 9 • 14 min
What kind of difference could it make in your life if you consider approaching your day, your work, or a situation, differently and not give in to old habits and negative mindsets.
GBS-CIDP Awareness Month - Chat with Jeremy Oster
May 6 • 42 min
Talking with Jeremy Oster, sharing his experience with Guillain Barre Syndrome, and in support of GBS-CIDP Awareness Month, May 2019
Beyond Your Past - The Return of Mobile Musings
May 2 • 9 min
The return of Mobile Musings. Why we are bringing this format back and what to expect…plus, the importance of pivoting and adjusting to avoid burnout and take care of yourself. Plus, having some fun along the way.
“Be Unapologetically You”, a Chat with Bipolar Barbie
Apr 29 • 38 min
Bipolar Barbie chats about her life, and why she finds so much healing and validation by sharing her story online, and being able to encourage others so they always know they are not alone.
From Victim to Survivor to Warrior, with Lisa Cybaniak
Apr 25 • 40 min
Speaker, Coach, and Survivor, Lisa Cybaniak joins us to talk about how she is healing from childhood abuse, and using her experiences in working with clients to help them reach out and work towards survivor and ultimately being a warrior.
An Unplanned Life Change - Chat with Abby Johnson
Apr 22 • 17 min
Abby Johnson joins Beyond Your Past to chat with Joanne about the movie based on her life experiences, Unplanned.
Lessons Learned While Healing from Trauma
Apr 18 • 24 min
Matt and Joanne, Certified Coaches, share some of the insight, revelations, and lessons they’ve learned during their own healing journey’s as survivors.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Living an Authentic Life, with Leslie Peters, RN.
Apr 15 • 47 min
Chatting with speaker, author, and Self-Love Strategist & Accountability Partner in Self-Care, Leslie Peters about Adverse Childhood Experiences and Living an Authentic Life
Releasing Shame and Recovering Repressed Memories through Writing, with Elisabeth Corey, MSW
Apr 8 • 45 min
Talking with Survivor Coach and MSW, Elisabeth Corey from BeatingTrauma.com on how writing can be an integral part of healing and working with our inner parts.
Life with DID and Giving Your Alters a Voice, with Kelli Gettel
Apr 4 • 48 min
Talking with Kelli Gettel, on life with DID, working through trauma recovery, and giving her alters a voice
Strategies for Recognizing and Responding to Your Inner Critic
Apr 1 • 24 min
Discussing strategies for understanding your inner critic and responding to it.
How Childhood Trauma Affects Your Relationships & Boundaries, with Vennie Kocsis
Mar 28 • 48 min
Discussing the challenges of dating and relationships for survivors of childhood trauma
The Physiology of Childhood Trauma, how Abuse Affects our Mental and Physical Health, with Vennie Kocsis
Mar 25 • 39 min
My returning guest for this episode is my good friend, fellow survivor, and advocate for survivors of childhood trauma, Vennie Kocsis.Vennie Kocsis is an author, poet, artist, and survivor of Sam Fife’s Move of God cult. My creativi…
Preventing Burnout in Trauma Recovery
Mar 21 • 17 min
Understanding and Preventing Burnout in Trauma Recovery
Solace in Chaos, how a Survivor of Childhood Trauma found his Peace and his Passion
Mar 18 • 36 min
Talking with Chef and Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Spencer Gorman-Prow who shares some of his story and how finding his peace in the chaos of the kitchen has helped his healing journey.
Mental Health Megacast - Talking about Personal Struggles & Advocacy with others.
Mar 14 • 55 min
Rountable discussion about sharing personal struggle and mental health advocacy work with friends, family, or colleagues
4 Benefits of Working Through the Pain of Your Past
Mar 11 • 26 min
We discuss 4 important benefits of working through the pain of your past, in order to experience life in a nice, different, and more fulfilling way.
Arkhangel, the Story of Battling Schizophrenia along a Journey of Self-Discovery, - Ep. 124
Mar 4 • 37 min
Talking with professor and author, leo zaccari about his new book, Arkhangel, and his exploration into the world of overcoming trauma and mental health challenges.
Do Your Alters Agree with the Diagnosis of DID? Ep - 123
Feb 28 • 51 min
Advocate, Blogger, and Artist, Robert M. Goldstein shares more of his life with DID, including interaction with his alters, and if they agree with the diagnosis of DID.
Listen to the Cry of a Child, Barbara Joy Hansen Shares her Story and her Faith - Ep. 122
Feb 25 • 42 min
CSA survivor, international speaker, and author, Barbara Joy Hansen shares some of her story of surviving sexual abuse and how she helps other survivors today.
Guillain Barre Syndrome Recovery, One Year Later - Ep. 121
Feb 18 • 49 min
Recovery update, 1 year later after being diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. Also special guest MC Derin, shares her GBS experiences and how she has coped and thrived.
Overcoming the Effects of Childhood Bullying, and Developing Resilience - Ep. 120
Feb 14 • 39 min
Talking with Certified Coach and Bullying Survivor, Melissa Wilson, on the strategies she’s developed to help in her healing from childhood trauma
Introduction & Chat with new Podcast Co-host, Joanne Cipressi, Coach & Survivor - Ep. 119
Feb 11 • 23 min
Introducing my new cohost for the podcast, Joanne Cipressi - Certified Coach, Survivor. Joanne shares some of her story and the areas she specializes in with clients, and we discuss her role on upcoming episodes.
You Don’t Need to be a Supermom, You Just Need to be You, with Dr. Raquel Muller - Ep. 118
Feb 4 • 38 min
Talking with Dr. Raquel Muller about busting the myth of needing to be a supermom, and developing self-acceptance and self-compassion for trauma survivors.
Using Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation to Help with Anxiety, with Melanie Vann - Ep. 117
Jan 28 • 44 min
Talking with Coach, Clinician, and Podcaster, Melanie Vann about the benefits of using mindfulness and emotional regulation, and equine therapy to help with anxiety.
Homeless and Runaway Youth, it’s More Complicated than You Think, with Marnie Grundman - Ep. 116
Jan 24 • 42 min
Talking with Advocate, Author, and Speaker, Marnie Grundman, on Runaway Children and the true reasons why they run, ways we can help, and the importance of raising awareness and money for organizations who help these children get off the streets.
Learning to Thrive after Childhood Trauma, with Emily Samuelson, Ph.D. - Ep. 115
Jan 21 • 43 min
Talking with Psychologist, Emily Samuelson, on developing survivor skills to help heal and thrive after childhood trauma.
The Sexy-Brilliant Mindset of Empowerment and Personal Development, with Devina Kaur - Ep. 114
Jan 14 • 35 min
Talking with Devina Kaur, Creator of SexyBrilliant.com, empowerment from the inside out. Devina shares some of her story, her struggles with depression and suicidal ideations, and how she created a global empowerment brand.
Experiencing the Freedom of Trauma Recovery in Your Own Way, with Michele Rosenthal
Jan 7 • 44 min
Talking with Trauma Survivor and PTSD Expert, Michele Rosenthal on experiencing the freedom of healing from trauma and importance of advocating for yourself and taking control of your healing.
Anxiety and New Years Resolutions - Ep. 112
Jan 3 • 21 min
News and Updates on the Podcast and Working Through Anxiety with New Years Resolutions
Parenting as a Survivor of Childhood Trauma, and Healing Your Past, with Jeremy Schneider, MFT - Ep. 111
Dec 31, 2018 • 43 min
Talking with Jeremy Schneider, MFT and Author about Parenting as a Survivor of Childhood Trauma, and his inspiration to write, Fatherhood in 40 minute snapshots
Mental Health Megacast - 3 Guys Talking About Advocacy and Recovery.
Dec 26, 2018 • 78 min
In this latest episode, Wes, Mike, and Matt are talking about Anxiety, Depression, Perspective in Healing, Tools and Strategies we use every day, and being a witness to the progress of our journeys of recovery.
An Ongoing Journey of Survival from a Traumatic Past, with Jody Betty - Ep. 109
Dec 20, 2018 • 36 min
Talking with Jody Betty, Suicide Attempt Survivor, and Childhood Abuse and Domestic Violence Survivor.
Exploring Your Archetypes to Discover and Embrace Your Life’s Purpose, with Beth Martens - Ep. 108
Dec 17, 2018 • 41 min
Searching for our life’s purpose, it’s something that we can all strive for; merely not existing in this world and “going through the motions” but finding the true desire of our heart and where our passion is, and using it to help others. To not jus…
Rebuilding Trust in Yourself, and Others, While Healing from Trauma, with Joanne Cipressi - Ep. 107
Dec 10, 2018 • 36 min
Talking with Coach and Survivor, Joanne Cipressi, about rebuilding trust after trauma, and how doing so affects so much of your life.
Blogging about Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder and Complex PTSD - Ep. 106
Dec 6, 2018 • 38 min
Talking with survivor and advocate, Shirley J. Davis about life with Dissociative Identity Disorder, the phases of DID, and how writing has helped her continue to heal.
Healing from Emotional Abuse, with Soul Transformation Therapy & Reiki, with Elizabeth Goddard - Ep. 105
Dec 3, 2018 • 43 min
Talking with Liz Goddard about her work as a Reiki Master Teacher and Spiritual Life Coach in helping her clients over emotional abuse.
Antidepressants, PTSD, and Taking an Active Role in Your Treatment, with Dr. Wallace Mendelson - Ep. 104
Nov 29, 2018 • 36 min
Talking with Dr. Wallace Mendelson about Understanding Antidepressants, how they work and how they affect the brain, as well as the importance of educating ourselves and being informed about our treatment.
Balancing Vulnerability with Mental Health and LGBTQ+ Advocacy, with Lee Thomas - Ep. 103
Nov 26, 2018 • 43 min
Chatting with Mental Health and LGBTQ+ Advocate, Lee Thomas. Discussing her struggles with depression, self-harm, eating disorders. We also cover vulnerability and how keeping busy can reinforce struggles of working through traumatic memories.
Healing Unresolved Trauma, Through Mind, Body, and Spirit. Ep. 102
Nov 19, 2018 • 37 min
Talking with survivor and author, Alexis Acker-Halbur, on healing from all types of trauma using Mind, Body, and Spirit
Stigma Free Zone, A Community Initiative for Breaking Down Barriers of Mental Health - Ep. 101
Nov 15, 2018 • 37 min
Talking with Cynthia Chazen, about the Stigma Free Zone, the grass roots initiative to break down barriers of mental health and inspire public interest and open dialogue about stigma
Podcast - Ep. 100 - Looking Back and Moving Forward
Nov 12, 2018 • 31 min
Looking back over the last year, and celebrating episode 100. Remembering significant changes and events that have shaped my own life, the direction of the podcast, my coaching, and advocacy work.
Podcast - Ep. 99 - Discussing Dissociation and DID, with Kathy Broady, MSW
Nov 8, 2018 • 41 min
Since I began recording this podcast, I’ve covered the topic of Dissociative Disorders and specifically, Dissociative Identity Disorder, quit a bit. Each time I talk with a practitioner or survivor of trauma who lives with DID, I always walk away fr…
Podcast - Ep. 98 - The Connection Between Trauma and Eating Disorders, with Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross.
Nov 5, 2018 • 37 min
Discussing the connection between trauma and eating disorders, relationships with food, self-esteem, dieting, and more, with Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross
Podcast - Ep. 97 - Dynamic Running Therapy, and Authenticity in Recovery, with William Pullen
Nov 1, 2018 • 27 min
Talking with Psychotherapist, William Pullen, on the development of Dynamic Running Therapy, Authenticity in Recovery, and the mentality of being a survivor,
Podcast - Ep. 96 - Love Addiction, Sex Addiction, and Co-Dependency, with Shena Tubbs, MMFT, LPC
Oct 25, 2018 • 40 min
Discussing Sex Addiction, Love Addiction, and Codependency, with Shena Tubbs, Therapist.
Podcast - Ep. 95 - Post Traumatic Growth, with Lucille Zimmerman
Oct 22, 2018 • 44 min
Discussing Post Traumatic Growth, with Counselor Lucille Zimmerman. What it is, and why some survivors thrive after trauma while others stay stuck
Podcast - Ep. 94 - Understanding and Recognizing Toxic Relationships, and Narcissistic Abuse, with Kim Saeed.
Oct 18, 2018 • 46 min
Kim Saeed shares her expertise in how to recognize and understand toxic relationships and narcissistic abuse
Podcast - Ep. 93 - Mental Health in the Workplace, with Petra Velzeboer.
Oct 15, 2018 • 38 min
Talking about normalizing mental health conversations in the work place, and sharing personal experience to help start the conversation, with Psychotherapist, Coach, and Podcaster, Petra Velzeboer
Podcast - Ep. 92 - Mental Health Megacast, Evolution of Advocacy
Oct 11, 2018 • 66 min
3 guys talking about mental health, our individual struggles and triumphs, and what we learn along the way.
Podcast - Ep. 91 - Intergenerational Trauma, with Emily Wanderer Cohen
Oct 8, 2018 • 43 min
Learning about intergenerational trauma, warning signs to watch for, how we can end the cycle of this trauma, and more, with Emily Wanderer Cohen
Podcast - Ep. 90 - Depression and Men’s Mental Health, with Al Levin
Oct 1, 2018 • 44 min
Talking Men’s Mental Health, Overcoming Depression, Advocating for Yourself, Suicide Prevention, and Reaching out for Help, with Al Levin.
Podcast - Ep. 89 - Men’s Mental Health, #MeToo, and Overcoming Shame, with Andrea Schneider LCSW
Sep 24, 2018 • 43 min
Men’s Mental Health, the #MeToo movement, and overcoming shame of asking for help and talking about mental health
Podcast - Ep. 88 - 3 Key Components of Healing and Transformation, with Christy Maxey MC, LPC.
Sep 17, 2018 • 38 min
Talking with therapist and coach, Christy Maxey, on changing negative core beliefs, and 3 key components of healing and transformation
Podcast - Ep. 87 - Mental Health Advocacy from Personal Experience, with Charlotte Underwood
Sep 10, 2018 • 34 min
Charlotte Underwood, talks about her mental health advocacy work, her experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and suicide prevention & awareness, in her blogging, poetry, and books.
Podcast - Ep. 86 - A Diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder, and Understanding Hypomanic Triggers, with John Dickson
Sep 3, 2018 • 38 min
John Dickson shares about his diagnosis of bipolar II disorder, and learning to understand hypomanic triggers.
Podcast - Ep. 85 - Depression, Bipolar, and College Life, with Anja Burcak
Aug 27, 2018 • 33 min
Talking about depression, bipolar, and college life from the young adult perspective, living it real time.
Podcast - Ep. 84 - Rob Goldstein, No Longer Sick with DID, but Well with DID.
Aug 20, 2018 • 48 min
Chat with Photographer and Artist, Rob Goldstein, living well with DID
Podcast - Ep. 83 - Marriage and Mental Health, with Beka and Joe Lombardo
Aug 13, 2018 • 48 min
Beka and Joe Lombardo share some insight on marriage and mental health, including struggles and self care strategies, as well as their advocacy work in support of mental health.
Podcast - Ep. 82 - Mental Health Megacast, Religion, Faith, and Mental Health
Aug 11, 2018 • 74 min
Discussing religion, faith, and mental health, as well as our own particular struggles in recovery
Podcast - Ep. 81 - Finding Hope and Life in Overcoming Addiction and Living with Bipolar and Mania.
Aug 6, 2018 • 38 min
Jason Miller shares his life of overcoming addictions to pornography, alcohol, and living with bipolar disorder and mania.
Podcast - Ep. 80 - Life with Autism, C-PTSD, DID, and Narcolepsy, with Kelli Gettel
Jul 30, 2018 • 40 min
Kelli Gettel discussing some of her daily challenges of living as an adult with Autism, Complex Trauma, DID, and Narcolepsy, and being a survivor of childhood trauma
Podcast - Ep. 79 - Julie Coons, the Challenges and Triumphs of Sharing Your Story as an Author
Jul 24, 2018 • 38 min
Talking with Author and Survivor Julie Coons, About her Book, This Does Not Leave this House, and the Struggles of being a Survivor and Author
Podcast - Ep. 78 - Dissociative Identity Disorder, and Living DID, with Erika Reva
Jul 16, 2018 • 35 min
Erika Reva of The We in Me joins the podcast to discuss her new program, Living DID and how the program helps educate and inform about life with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Podcast - Ep. 77 - Vennie Kocsis - Healing from Childhood Trauma, Learning to Love Yourself
Jul 9, 2018 • 58 min
Guest, Vennie Kocsis, talks about healing from childhood trauma, and how she learned to love herself
Podcast - Ep. 76 - Vennie Kocsis - How Trauma Manifests Itself in Adulthood - Food Struggles
Jul 2, 2018 • 43 min
Vennie Kocsis and Matt Pappas discuss the struggles of food, self shame, dieting, moderation, and more in the areas of trauma recovery.
Podcast - Ep. 75 - Rachel Grant, Survivor Struggles and Mentally Ill Labels
Jun 25, 2018 • 36 min
Talking with Rachel Grant on Survivor Struggles in today’s volatile world and mentally ill labels being being used in a stigmatizing way.
Podcast - Ep. 74 - The alternative to traditional treatments for Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia, with Chip Fisher
Jun 18, 2018 • 24 min
My chat with Chip Wallace, on the topic of the Fisher Wallace Stimulator, which aids in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia
Podcast - Ep. 73 - Lisa Tobe, The diagnosis & challenges of DID and Complex Trauma
Jun 11, 2018 • 36 min
guest lisa tobe shares her experiences of living with dissociative identity disorder, and complex trauma.
Podcast - Ep. 72 - Larry Ruhl, Author and Survivor, Healing from Childhood Trauma
Jun 4, 2018 • 46 min
Interview with author and survivor Larry Ruhl, talking about telling his story and how it’s changed his life, and there is hope in healing from childhood trauma
Podcast - Ep. 71 - Mental Health Megacast - Catching Up and Moving Forward
May 28, 2018 • 68 min
Mental health megacast with Wes, Mike, and Matt - 3 mental health advocates and survivors in a round table discussion
Podcast - Ep. 70 - Sarah Jane, Artist and Survivor, Creator of Mere Objects
May 21, 2018 • 47 min
Talking with Artist and Survivor Sarah Jane, as she shares about surviving an abusive relationship, and inspiration for MereObjects.org
Podcast - Ep. 69 - HeatheVoices 2018 Conference Experience
May 14, 2018 • 28 min
HealtheVoices 2018 Conference Experience, from the perspective of a 1st time attendee
Podcast - Ep. 68 - Viewing your inner world differently, the Internal Family Systems Model, with Beth Rogerson, Ph.D
May 7, 2018 • 43 min
Viewing your inner world differently, using the Internal Family Systems model, as described and taught by Beth Rogerson, Ph.D
Podcast - Ep. 67 - Sustainable Life Satisfaction - Dr. Jennifer Guttman
Apr 23, 2018 • 36 min
Sustainable Life Satisfaction and unrealistic expectation of chasing happiness, with Dr. Jennifer Guttman
Podcast - Ep. 66 - 7 Steps to Move Forward in Healing from Trauma, with Svava Brooks
Apr 16, 2018 • 46 min
7 Steps to Moving Forward in Healing from Trauma, with Svava Brooks
Podcast - Ep. 65 - Mental Health Advocacy and living with Bipolar Disorder, with Kelly Aiello
Apr 9, 2018 • 37 min
Talking with The Mighty Contributor, Author, and Advocate Kelly Aiello about living with Bipolar Disorder, and her role as a Mental Health Advocate.
Podcast - Ep. 64 - Tools and Insight on living with PTSD, with author and survivor, Alexis Rose
Apr 2, 2018 • 41 min
Talking with author and survivor, Alexis Rose, on living with PTSD and skills that have helped her along the way in her healing journey from childhood trauma
Podcast - Ep. 63 - Kristin Walker - CEO, Podcaster, Survivor - Using her Voice in Advocacy
Mar 26, 2018 • 45 min
Talking with Mental Health News Radio Network Founder, and Survivor, Kristin Sunanta Walker
Podcast - Ep. 62 - Voice for the Silenced
Mar 19, 2018 • 36 min
Talking with Dawn Compton and Amanda Schrader, two survivors who are helping to provide resources for children in their local area and sharing their story in their new book, Nursing the Wounds.
Podcast - Ep. 61 - Overcome your traumatic past by rewriting your story, with Rukshana Triem
Mar 12, 2018 • 30 min
Talking with Coach and Survivor, Rukshana Triem, about healing from trauma, and rewriting your life story
Podcast - Ep. 60 - Living with severe dissociation and DID, with guest Erin Fado
Mar 4, 2018 • 26 min
Podcast on the topic of living with Severe Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder, with guest Erin FAdo
Podcast - Ep. 59 - How Self-Esteem is affected by Childhood Trauma - with Claire Cappetta
Feb 25, 2018 • 44 min
How self-esteem is affected by childhood trauma, and how trauma affects our ability to cultivate healthy relationships and boundaries.
Podcast - Ep. 58 - My experience with Guillain Barre Syndrome, When daily life, completely changed.
Feb 5, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode, I take on a topic that has never been discussed before here on the podcast. I’m not even sure there’s been much said about it on podcasts at all, period. Today i’ll be sharing with you an experience that has recently changed my life, one…
Podcast - Ep. 57 - Laura Corbeth - Psychological Abuse - My Courage to Tell
Jan 22, 2018 • 40 min
For my guest on this episode of the podcast, Laura shares some of her story about one woman’s struggle to overcome a childhood of abuse at the hands of her cruel, bullying brother. Laura is an author and survivor, currently living in Ontario, Canada with…
Podcast - Ep. 56 - Why Anxiety Keeps You Stuck, and How to Overcome It
Dec 18, 2017 • 31 min
How many times have you said something like this to yourself, or heard someone else say: “I’m just an anxious person by nature, it’s all I know”, “I’ve always been anxious about everything in life, I can’t ever just relax”, or “I was born this way and…
Podcast - Ep. 55 - Understanding the long term affects of bullying, with Alan Eisenberg CLC
Dec 11, 2017 • 45 min
When we think about bullying, the immediate effects include, but are not limited to, low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, isolation, depression, loss of trust; but it’s important to also realize that the effect that bullying has on our brain and our…
Podcast - Ep. 54 - You Keep Talking for Us - With Survivor and Advocate - Brian Cardoza
Dec 4, 2017 • 44 min
The “man card”, the thing that supposedly defines what a man is, or should be in the eyes of his peers. It’s been used in relation to everything from sports, to politics, to who’s makes the best burgers. It’s something that’s been joked about since the…
Podcast - Ep. 53 - Overcoming binge eating and using food as a coping mechanism - Davina Lytle
Nov 20, 2017 • 35 min
When you bring up the subject of food issues, and things like weight control and binge eating, it strikes a very personal chord for many people. It’s a touchy subject, and one that often times comes with a great deal of self-shame. According to…
Podcast - Ep 52 - Self-Acceptance and Self-Love, with Dr Baker
Nov 13, 2017 • 32 min
On this podcast, I’m joined by friend and Psychologist, Dr. Baker. A Clinical Psychologist, based in California, Dr. Baker works with individuals, families, youth, veterans, and first responders in areas such as Anxiety and Panic, Family Issues,…
Mental Health Megacast - Ep. 7 - Halloween, Mental Health, and Self Care.
Oct 31, 2017 • 76 min
Welcome back everyone to Ep 7 of the Mental Health Megacast! A round table discussion from 3 guys who are advocates for mental health awareness. Your hosts for the Megacast are Wes from AudioRising.com, Mike from MikesOpenJournal.com, and myself. Each of…
Podcast - Ep. 50 - Miranda Pacchiana - Coping with family as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse
Oct 16, 2017 • 43 min
I’m joined by Miranda Pacchiana, MSW. Miranda is here to share her story as a survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of her brother, while she was a child. In this episode we not only learn of her story of survival, but also Miranda shares insight into…
Podcast - Ep. 49 - Julie Coons - Author of This Does Not Leave This House
Oct 2, 2017 • 31 min
Today I’m joined by special guest and author, Julie Coons. Julie wrote the book, This does not leave this house. A story about growing up with an abusive mother, surviving sexual assault, and escaping an abusive relationship. Julie is here with me today…
Podcast - Ep. 48 - Josh Rivedal, Suicide Prevention, Advocacy, The I’m Possible Project
Sep 18, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode I’m talking with Advocate, Speaker, and Author, Josh Rivedal. Josh joins me as we talk about his work in suicide prevention, and his unique approach to advocacy. He uses his experience and talent in theater to share his message of not only…
Podcast - Ep. 47 - Understanding Flashbacks, Podcast with Rachel Grant
Sep 9, 2017 • 28 min
Welcome back to Surviving My Podcast! I’m please to introduce a returning guest and my good friend, Rachel Grant. Rachel is a Sexual Abuse Recovery Coach, and has an MA in Counseling Psychology. Her extensive research on how the brain is affected by…
Mental Health MegaCast - Ep. 6 - Diversity In Blogging & Advocacy
Aug 28, 2017 • 69 min
Back again with my podcasting buddies, Wes from AudioRising.com and Mike from MikesOpenJoural.com - for another edition of the Mental Health Megacast. 3 guys in a round table discussion on various topics surrounding mental health advocacy and our personal…
Podcast - Ep. 46 - Dr. Charlotte Howard - Emotional Healing, Self Love, Self Compassion, Mindfulness
Aug 21, 2017 • 36 min
I’m joined by Dr. Charlotte Howard on this episode of the podcast, where we discuss Emotional Healing from Trauma Recovery. Charlotte is a Psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, Texas. She has helped hundreds of women learn to love themselves…
Podcast - Ep. 45 - Analie Shepherd Podcast - Survivor of Abuse in Therapy and Life with DID
Aug 12, 2017 • 31 min
In this episode, I talk with Analie Shepherd, author of Mending the Shattered Mirror: a Story of Recovery from Abuse in Therapy. We talk about her life as a survivor of abuse in therapy, living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, and her book. It’s a…
Podcast - Ep. 44 - Interview with Sarah Fader - Stigma Fighters
Jul 31, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode of the podcast, I am joined by the amazing Sarah Fader. Sarah started StigmaFighters.com, and amazing mental health organization dedicated to helping people who live with mental illness. Sarah and I discuss topics such as how Stigma…
Podcast - Ep. 43 - Katia Cooper - Author of An Elf’s Journey - Mental Health and Survivor Podcast
Jul 13, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode, I am joined by special guest, author, survivor, and healing creatrix, Katia Cooper. We discuss her book, An Elf’s Journey, Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse. This amazing resource for survivors is sure to inspire and encourage you as follow…
Podcast - Ep. 42 - Rebecca Lombaro, Coping with the loss of a loved one; the impact on mentalhealth
Jul 4, 2017 • 45 min
Rebecca Lombardo joins Matt on this edition of the podcast to talk about the impact that the loss of a loved one has on our overall mental health. We discuss the importance of working through the grieving process, and how it can often bring up a multitude…
Mental Health Megacast - Ep. 5 - Catching up & The importance of Embracing Where Your Life Is.
Jul 1, 2017 • 58 min
Welcome back to episode #5 of the Mental Health Megacast (even though Wes think it’s episode 4.haha ) I’m joined by my amazing podcasting partners and brothers in advocacy, Wes from AudioRising.com and Mike from MIkesOpenJournal.com. We’re catching up…
Podcast - Ep. 41 - Tali Love - Forgiveness is personal; Releasing Yourself from your past.
Jun 29, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode of the podcast, I talk with Tali Love, writer, advocate, creator and host of the compelling Podcast and Blog, KinfolkChronicles.com. We chat about about the tough topic of forgiveness, and how it a personal decision, unique to each…
Podcast - Ep. 40 - Sheri Poe - Sexual Assault Survivor - Speaker - Entrepreneur - Coach - Advocate
Jun 22, 2017 • 37 min
I’m excited to welcome special guest, Sheri Poe, to the podcast! Sheri is a sexual assault survivor, advocate, coach, mother, speaker, and entrepreneur. On the podcast, she tells us how a seemingly normal day in college turned into a tragedy as she…
Podcast - Ep. 39 - Working through PTSD and Triggers Over and Over - Mental Health Podcast
Jun 15, 2017 • 39 min
I am honored to be joined by my friend and warrior sister, Dawn Hendrickson, on this episode of Surviving My Podcast. Dawn, who has also guest blogged many times, shares her inspirational story of surviving childhood abuse, rape, and emotional and…
Podcast - Ep. 38 - Elisabeth Corey - Inner Parts Work - DID - Trauma Recovery
Jun 8, 2017 • 38 min
I’m honored to be joined by Elisabeth Corey, MSW, in this episode of Surviving My Podcast. She is an author, advocate, and survivor of child sex abuse and trafficking. Elisabeth uses her life experiences to help others through her Coaching practice, and…
Podcast - Ep. 37 - Mike Bundrant Podcast on Neuro-Linguistic Programming - NLP
Jun 1, 2017 • 35 min
In this podcast I’m honored to speak NLP Master Practitioner, Mike Bundrant. Mike is the founder of INLP.org, a writer for Psych Central, and a retired Psychotherapist. Mike shares just what exactly NLP is, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and some of the…
Podcast - Ep. 36 - Narcissistic Abuse and Brainwashing - podcast with Lisa A Romano
May 25, 2017 • 32 min
In this podcast I’m honored to be joined by Breakthrough Recovery Coach, Best Selling Author, and expert on Codependency and Narcissistic abuse, Lisa Romano. Topics include discussing the emotional trauma that a narcissistic parent inflicts on a child;…
Podcast - Ep. 35 - Nikki DuBose - Survivor-Author-Advocate-Ambassador
May 18, 2017 • 40 min
I am honored to talk with Survivor, Author, Advocate, and Ambassador, Nikki Dubose. Cast into a world of excess, superficiality, and vanity, Nikki traveled the globe and experienced the finest that the material world had to offer, all while feeling empty…
Podcast - Ep. 34 - Neuroplasticity, healing the mind and body from chronic illness and trauma
May 11, 2017 • 30 min
Hope for healing for abuse survivors and those living with chronic illness, that’s the topic of this podcast with Kami Lingren. Specifically, we discuss neuroplasticity and the DNRS program. Kami is a chronic illness blogger on LivingGraceBlog.com and…
Podcast - Ep. 33 - Communication tips for partners of abuse survivors
May 5, 2017 • 34 min
The importance of open, honest, communication is key for any relationship to thrive. That important is paramount also in the lives of abuse survivors and partners of survivors. The support and encouragement of a spouse, family member, or close friend is…
Podcast - Ep. 32 - Developing healthy boundaries for children and adults - with Rachel Grant
Apr 28, 2017 • 34 min
In this podcast I’m joined by returning guest, author, and sexual abuse survivor coach, Rachel Grant. www.RachelGrantCoaching.com In support of child abuse prevention month, we discuss developing and enforcing healthy boundaries for children and youth. We…
Podcast - Ep. 31 - 5 Steps to preventing abuse as outlined on Darkness to Light
Apr 21, 2017 • 42 min
Continuing with my series of podcasts during Child abuse prevention month 2017, I’m joined by returning guest, friend, advocate, and coach, Svava Brooks. In this podcast we discuss the 5 steps to preventing child abuse, as outlined by darkness to light.…
Podcast - Ep. 30 - Preventing Child Abuse - Talking with your kids, Social Media Pressures
Apr 14, 2017 • 29 min
In honor of child abuse prevention month 2017, I’m honored to be joined by a returning guest, friend, and survivor coach, Kelley McElreath. This is the first of several podcasts that will be uploaded in honor of this important month. In this podcast, we…
Podcast - Ep. 29 - The Gate House - Resources for Abuse Survivors
Apr 7, 2017 • 34 min
In this episode of the podcast, I am joined by friend, fellow survivor, and radio show host, Stewart Thompson. Stew joins me on the show and we discuss some of his survivor journey as he heals from abuse, and what led him to The Gatehouse. He talks about…
Podcast - Ep. 28 - Dissociative Identity Disorder and Self Harm with Erika Reva
Mar 29, 2017 • 39 min
Welcome back friends, and thank you so much for checking out the podcast! This week’s show centers around the topic of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and Self Harm. I chat with friend, blogger, and survivor, Erika Reva of TheWeInMe.com - Erika gives us…
Mental Health Megacast - Burnout During Recovery
Mar 25, 2017 • 56 min
Welcome back to Ep 4 of the Mental Health Megacast! An ongoing series with @AudioRising and @Open_Journal_ . We three dudes get together as often as we can in a round table discussion and talk about mental health related concerns. This episode focuses on…
Podcast - Ep. 26 - Svava Brooks - Talking about Abuse Survivors and the Emotion of Anger
Mar 22, 2017 • 38 min
I’m honored to be joined by my friend and special guest, Svava Brooks, for this episode of the podcast. Svava is an abuse survivor coach, and you can learn more about her on www.Educate4Change.com We discuss expressing emotions in a healthy way,…
Podcast - Ep. 25 - Rachel Grant - How Trauma Affects The Brain - Mental Health Podcast
Mar 16, 2017 • 41 min
I’m joined by a very special guest, Rachel Grant. Rachel is a Coach who has an MA in Counseling Psychology, and she works with sexual abuse survivors to aid them in their recovery. In this podcast we talk about how trauma affects our brain. We discuss the…
Podcast - Ep. 24 - Avoiding Burnout in Trauma Recovery - Mental Health Podcast
Mar 10, 2017 • 19 min
We’ve all likely heard of the term, burnout before. Perhaps in the area of finances, relationships, hobbies, virtually anything we can do can cause us to experience burn out if we aren’t careful. We need to make sure that we listen to ourselves, take care…
Podcast - Ep. 23 - Mental Health Medications - Podcast with Kelley the Survivor Coach
Mar 3, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode of Surviving My Podcast, I talk with Kelley McElreath, The Survivor Coach. Kelley is a regular guest on the show, trusted friend, and survivor. We decided to talk about mental health medications. Not an easy topic but one that both she and…
Podcast - Ep. 22 - Interview with Becki Percy - Abuse and Trafficking Survivor
Feb 21, 2017 • 30 min
This podcast is an interview with my friend and survivor, Becki Percy. Becki is a survivor of trafficking, childhood sexual abuse, and ritual abuse, but that does not define this amazing young woman. She shares her story of the past that she endured and…
Podcast - Mobile Musings - 6 -Give Your Fellow Human A Break
Feb 16, 2017 • 7 min
Welcome back to Mobile Musings. This one comes courtesy of a recent drive where I just got inspired to share some thoughts about giving your fellow human being a break. Put aside the thoughts of judgment and think of what may be really going on in the…
Podcast - Ep. 21 - With Marnie Grundman - Advocacy and Support for Runaway Children
Feb 3, 2017 • 29 min
I’m pleased to share this podcast with you, as I talked with Marnie Grundman. An amazing woman who has dedicated her life to help raise awareness and educate everyone on behalf of abused and runaway children. As a child runaway herself, Marnie shares some…
Podcast - Ep. 20 - Living with Hypervigilance - Mental Health Podcast
Jan 25, 2017 • 15 min
Hypervigilance, it’s something that many survivors of abuse live with on a daily basis. While not a diagnosis all on it’s own, it often is associated with PTSD and Anxiety Disorders. This hyper awareness, as I like to call it, is a constant state of high…
Podcast - Ep. 19 - Chat with Heather Tuba on Abuse Survivors, PTSD, and their Families
Jan 19, 2017 • 46 min
Caregivers and supporters of abuse survivors play an integral role in the recovery of the survivor. Having the support, encouragement, inspiration, and validation of someone we trust, means the world for those of us trying to heal from trauma. I’m joined…
Podcast - Ep. 18 - Skype Chat with Davina Lytle - Mental Health Podcast
Jan 7, 2017 • 43 min
I’m pleased to share this chat with you with my friend and survivor, Davina Lytle. We chat via Skype and share stories of our past including trust issues, different types of trauma, relationships, anxiety, dissociation, and being abuse survivors. And we…
Podcast - Ep. 17 - Resolutions, They aren’t just for New Years - Mental Health Podcast
Dec 29, 2016 • 19 min
Greetings friend! In this episode of Surviving My Podcast, I’m working through this whole, New Years Resolution thing from a Survivors point of view. Are they realistic, should we even bother? How can be best make them fit for us to give ourselves an…
Podcast - Ep. 16 - Dealing with an identity crisis in life and recovery - Mental Health Podcast
Dec 18, 2016 • 18 min
Greetings to you friend, this episode deals how we can find ourselves in the midst of an identity crisis based on what we’ve built ourselves up to be. Also, being able to know that we did the best job that we can and just let it go. Let it be. Know that…
Podcast - Ep. 15 - Understanding our Feelings during Trauma Recovery
Dec 8, 2016 • 18 min
In this episode, I’m talking about doubting our feelings during recovery of abuse. This can be very confusing and discomforting; doubting whether what we are feeling is true or not, and if it is, who are we to feel this way? “Did this really happen, was…
Mental Health Megacast Podcast - Surviving the Holidays
Dec 1, 2016 • 56 min
I’m stoked to have the opportunity to get together again with my Mental Health Podcasting buddies, Wes from AudioRising.com and Mike from MikesOpenJournal.com. In this 3rd episode, we discuss surviving the holiday season. The stress, anxiety, feelings of…
Podcast - Ep. 14 - Self doubt and second guessing past relationships.
Nov 26, 2016 • 23 min
When a marriage comes to an end, or a long term relationship with a partner, the affects can resurface long after we think we have moved forward. Second guessing ourselves after a former partner moves on can cause a ton of anxiety and self doubt. Even…
Podcast - Ep. 13 - Living with Dissociation
Nov 19, 2016 • 17 min
This podcast is part of a post over on the blog, which you can check out here —-> http://www.survivingmypast.net/dissociation-in-daily-life/ where I am discussing a follow up on living with Dissociation in daily life as a survivor of abuse. Dissociation…
Podcast - Ep. 12 - Embracing the Good in Others, Ridding your life of negativity
Nov 14, 2016 • 12 min
Greetings everyone! I’m so glad you are checking out this episode of Surviving My Podcast. This is all about helping us rid our lives of negativity, embracing the positive, embracing the good in ourselves and others. There’s so much happening in this…
Podcast Ep. 11 - Embracing the social desire to reach out of our comfort zone.
Oct 31, 2016 • 15 min
In this episode of Surviving My Podcast, you are coming along with me on a mental health walk on a beautiful fall morning. Taking in the sights and sounds of nature on a local trail. The topic for this podcast isabout embracing the social desires, the…
Podcast Ep. 10 - Don’t listen to that negative voice
Oct 29, 2016 • 8 min
Ep 10 of Surviving My Podcast talks about not giving in the negative voice in our heads that tries to tell us that we can’t do something. That tries to keep us stuck, keep us from reaching our full potential. The voice that tries to make us believe we…
Mental Health Megacast Podcast - Ep 2
Oct 13, 2016 • 53 min
Welcome back to episode 2 of the Mental Health MegaCast with Mike from MikesOpenJournal.com , Wes from AudioRising.com and yours truly as we discuss mental health awareness, our struggles, suicide prevention, helping others, and much more! Join us and…
Mental Health Megacast - with Mike, Wes, & Matt
Sep 8, 2016 • 45 min
The first every Mental Health MegaCast with Mike from MikesOpenJournal.com , Wes from AudioRising.com and yours truly as we discuss mental health awareness, our struggles, suicide prevention, helping others, and much more! Join us and stay tuned for…
Podcast Ep. 9 - Validation
Sep 4, 2016 • 9 min
Greetings all and welcome back to another episode of the show. This topic is on validating ourselves and others. I discuss the importance of surrounding yourself those will encourage you, validate you, and inspire you and how that can help us become our…
Mobile Musings - 5 - Reward Yourself
Sep 1, 2016 • 3 min
This latest episode of Mobile Musings focuses on rewarding yourself. Treat yourself to a little something nice, to show yourself some gratitude and kindness. Something as simple stopping for an ice cream cone, or a smoothie, or anything that makes you…
Mobile Musings - 4 - Psych yourself up without psyching yourself out.
Aug 25, 2016 • 5 min
Welcome back to another Mobile Musings Podcast. This episode is all about encouraging ourselves without psyching ourselves out. Don’t be afraid to embrace the positives about yourself. Believe in what you’ve done to prepare for a task, trust the process,…
Mobile Musings - 3 - Give yourself some props & encouragement
Aug 20, 2016 • 3 min
Welcome back to Podcast #3 of Mobile Musings - This short podcast episode is all about being your own cheerleader, giving yourself some credit, and realizing how awesome you really you! Even when others don’t realize how hard we’ve worked or how much we…
Podcast Ep. 8 - Surviving My Podcast & the Survivor Coach
Aug 17, 2016 • 25 min
Recently I had the extreme pleasure to do a combined podcast with an amazing woman, survivor, and coach, in Kelley McElreath. I connected with Kelley via Twitter a few months ago while doing some researching on trauma recovery coaching. We got to talking…
Mobile Musings - 2 - Grounding Techniques & Breathing - Tips to Release Stress
Aug 13, 2016 • 3 min
Welcome back to Podcast #2 of Mobile Musings - This short podcast is all about grounding techniques and Breathing. Tips to relax, release stress, feel better, and just generally unwind after a long day. I hope you’ll share this with anyone who you think…
Mobile Musings - 1 - Take notice of the simple things
Aug 11, 2016 • 4 min
This is the first ever Mobile Musings Podcast - These short podcasts will center around: Things to make you smile, think, stay calm, be happy, be content, and focus on the positive. These will be recorded, usually, while driving using a hands free device…
Podcast Ep. 7 - Guest Co-Host Living Grace Blog
Jul 30, 2016 • 19 min
In this episode of Surviving My Podcast we discuss how Kami got started with LivingGraceBlog.com, her daily struggles with Lyme disease, Anxiety, and Depression, and how much her husband’s support means to her. I hope you’ll enjoy this show and I…
Podcast Ep. 6 - Getting out of our own way
Jul 23, 2016 • 10 min
Greetings all and thank you so much for checking out my latest Podcast. In Episode 6 I’m talking through the idea of being able to get out of own way when it comes to healing. We can be our own harshest critic and our own worst enemy. When we look at…
Podcast Ep. 5 - Being Real And Vulnerable
Jul 3, 2016 • 12 min
As survivors, it can be very difficult for us to be vulnerable. To get real and honest about what our daily struggles are is quite scary. That means we are opening ourselves up to the world and letting them know what life is really like for us day in and…
Podcast Ep. 4 - Anxiety Sucks
May 30, 2016 • 16 min
Welcome to the 4th podcast here on my new SoundCloud channel for SurvivingMyPast.Net - Surviving My Podcast. This episode is all about how I deal with anxiety, and pretty much just how Anxiety flat out stinks! It can take over our lives and rule us if we…
Podcast Ep. 3 - Lyric & Wes - Discussing Recovery from Trauma & Substance Abuse, and speaking out.
May 23, 2016 • 27 min
Welcome back to Surviving My Podcast! (yes that’s the new name). This show I’m honored to be joined by my friend and fellow survivor, WesA1966. Wes and I talk about some of our struggles in recovery from past trauma and substance abuse. We offer insight…
Podcast Ep. 2 - Healing from trauma taking an unexpected turn
May 16, 2016 • 20 min
Episode two of the Surviving My Past Podcast - This topic deals with a recent blog post on my site, where I discuss how healing from trauma can take an unexpected turn and potentially deter or minimize the progress you’ve made. Real life scenario of what…