Elsie's Corner: Hope From Addiction

Elsie's Corner: Hope From Addiction

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Welcome to my podcast! Here I talk about me and my hubby’s journey on recovering from addiction (drugs, pornography, SLA) while maintaining hope and optimism. I also have podcasts about healing from Relational Trauma (aka CPTSD) and how I healed from anxiety/depression, and abuse. I hope you’ll join me (and my dogs) as I share my journey to help others not make the same mistakes I did. Feel free to email me with suggested topics or questions. I may not be an expert but I’m happy to share my experiences with you. Have a beautiful day. You deserve it!


Some More Tools For Your Healing Toolbox: Easing Anxiety
Oct 9 • 23 min
Today we’re talking a bit more about trauma. Yes, yes, I know I talked about it at length in June during PTSD awareness month but this time, I’m going to focus those things we can do to ease the anxiety as it creeps in on us. Or in my case, crashes down…
People, Places, Things…How To Handle Triggers
Oct 4 • 26 min
Whether you’re in recovery from addiction or healing from the trauma of disclosure, this podcast can help you understand and manage your triggers. Sit back, relax, and listen to the sound of my soothing, nasaly voice! —- Send in a voice message:…
Emotional Boundaries: Finding Balance Being Supportive Without Taking On Other’s Emotions
Sep 16 • 27 min
Emotional Boundaries: Finding Balance Being Supportive Without Taking On Other’s Emotions. How will you answer the questions? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elsie-amata/message
Suicide Awareness Week
Sep 13 • 14 min
It’s Suicide Awareness Week in the United States. Today I talk about a great crisis text line: 741741. It can be reached from anywhere in the United States. The trained Crisis Counselors help people struggling with suicide, anxiety, depression, emotional…
Relational Trauma Part Five: Difficulty Concentrating, Depression and Lack of Sexuality.
Aug 30 • 27 min
Finishing up my series about healing from trauma caused by disclosure, I talk about difficulty concentrating, depression and lack of sexuality. Have a question or topic suggestion? Leave me voice message or email me. Your privacy will be protected. —-…
Relational Trauma Part Four: Obsessive Thoughts and Hypervigilance
Aug 20 • 34 min
Continuing on with my series about healing from trauma caused by disclosure, I talk about obsessive thoughts and hypervigilance. Have a question or topic suggestion? Leave me voice message or email me. Your privacy will be protected. —- Send in a voice…
Relational Trauma Part Three: Numbing, Nightmares, and Isolation
Aug 1 • 27 min
Continuing on with my series about healing from trauma caused by disclosure, I talk about numbing the pain, nightmares, and isolation. Have a question or topic suggestion? Leave me voice message or email me. Your privacy will be protected. —- Send in a…
The Three Circles - Help In Defining Sobriety
Jul 29 • 18 min
Have you ever heard of The Three Circles? No? Neither had I until a decade ago. It’s a tool that can help a person define their program of recovery. Hear me say “Inner,” “Outer,” and “Middle” five thousand times in this episode as I talk about them. —-…
Relational Trauma Part Two: Avoidance (Audio corrected 8/1/19)
Jul 19 • 29 min
Continuing on with the series on my experience with Relational Trauma. This episode focuses on avoidance. As usual, I ramble on and on and on and, well, you get the idea. I hope this will help you feel less alone if you’re experiencing any of the things…
Relational Trauma Part One: Flashbacks
Jun 28 • 31 min
June is PTSD Awareness Month. I’ll be doing a series on my experience with Relational Trauma. This episode focuses on flashbacks. Be prepared to stay awhile. I get chatty. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elsie-amata/message
How Compassionate Are You…To Yourself?
May 30 • 14 min
I bet you’re compassionate to others but are you compassionate to yourself? My Easter dinner was ruined because I was judging myself too harshly. Don’t let your Easter dinner get ruined too. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elsie-amata/message
The Progression Of Addiction
May 10 • 16 min
What started as, “I need to get high so I can release some stress” or “I need to get high so I can avoid these feelings” has now become “I need to get high because I don’t know how to manage my stress or these emotions unless I do” ….but we CAN learn how…
Emotional Sobriety? What the heck is that?
May 2 • 18 min
Have you ever heard of emotional sobriety? Neither did I until I began my journey into a healthy recovery. I’ll share a bit about what I learned. If you have any questions, please let me know! (Please forgive the barking dog…and me having to record part…
Boundaries….The Final Two Episodes!
Apr 19 • 59 min
Need to know how to talk to your loved one about your boundaries? What happens if a boundary you created is crossed? This is the place to find out! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elsie-amata/message
Boundaries…One of My Favorite Topics!
Apr 8 • 39 min
Let’s talk about emotional boundaries and having a voice! And, if you want to stick around for more of my meandering thoughts on boundary agreements. This is a long and windy road! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elsie-amata/message
The Concept of Us & The Three Recoveries
Mar 15 • 10 min
It’s important to be able to stand on our own and work as a team too. For us, it also helped to have have three recoveries: mine, his, and then our relationship when I was ready. Was it easy? Heck no! But it was important for me to learn how to be strong…
Introduction
Mar 8 • 7 min
I’m the chick with no degree but lots of experience and optimism when it comes to the world of addiction. I’m also the chick with barking dogs, lots of pauses, and a ton of “um’s” and “ah’s” so kick back, relax, and please let me know if you have any…