Truth and Consequences is a podcast about trauma and its aftermath. Each episode explores the difficult and often surprising challenges that affect us in the wake of trauma and other life-altering events, including the destructive effects of revictimization. Focus is paid to the value of facing the truth and healing through relationships.

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Season 2 Episode 8: Honor with Action

Po Murray, Chair of the grassroots Newtown Action Alliance, is a friend and personal hero. She explains her grassroots group’s efforts to stem gun violence through legislation and cultural change. We talk about activism as a means of addressing the personal effects of trauma, and the widespread effects of gun violence on all Americans. Show… Read More »Season 2 Episode 8: Honor with Action

Season 2 Episode 7: EMDR – What it is and How it Works

Psychotherapist and EMDR consultant Barbara Heffernan, LCSW explains how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing works and walks listeners through the application of this effective trauma treatment. Barbara discusses the positive outcomes she sees as a trauma specialist when treating patients with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and EMDR. Miranda describes her own brief… Read More »Season 2 Episode 7: EMDR – What it is and How it Works

Season 2 Episode 6: Two Survivors Talk Justice

My first returning guest, Kathryn Robb talks with me about changes to Title IX (put in place by Betsy DeVos) that make it harder for victims of sexual assault to get justice, as well as updates in child sexual abuse statute of limitations laws and the added risk posed by this pandemic for current victims… Read More »Season 2 Episode 6: Two Survivors Talk Justice

Season 2 Episode 5: Bikers Against Child Abuse

My guests Irish and Kenaz describe their work as volunteer members of Bikers Against Child Abuse or BACA. The group’s mission is to create a safer environment for abused children. They do this by working in conjunction with local and state officials when it has been determined that the child is frightened by their environment… Read More »Season 2 Episode 5: Bikers Against Child Abuse

Season 2 Episode 4: The Nervous System Keeps the Score

Somatic Experiencing taps into the science of the autonomic nervous system to treat trauma in a non-invasive manner. Expressive art therapist Carol Hodson explains this intriguing treatment modality and also discusses the power of art as a healing tool. Carol will be living in the Newtown area this summer and hopes to offer her services… Read More »Season 2 Episode 4: The Nervous System Keeps the Score

Season 2 Episode 3: Fear, Loss and the Grocery Store

Miranda shares some thoughts about the ways trauma and loss in the present tend to bring up trauma and loss from our past. And how it happened to her on a recent trip to the grocery store.  Find the Truth & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter accounts. Find the Second Wound website, Facebook… Read More »Season 2 Episode 3: Fear, Loss and the Grocery Store

Season 2 Episode 2: You Can Still Have Joy

Francine Wheeler is a singer, songwriter, playwright, and actress whose son, Benjamin Wheeler died in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. Francine talks about coping with her grief, living differently in the aftermath of immense loss, and how she continues to create meaning and find joy. Learn about the Wheelers’ non-profit organization, Ben’s Lighthouse whose… Read More »Season 2 Episode 2: You Can Still Have Joy

Season 2 Episode 1: Talking Trauma & Treatment

Talking Trauma & Treatment: La Shanda Sugg is a licensed professional counselor, trainer, and consultant specializing in trauma therapies. She is also a trauma survivor herself who is dedicated to her own ongoing healing work. La Shanda owns Labors of Love Counseling and Consulting LLC in Ohio and she’s the host of the Labors of… Read More »Season 2 Episode 1: Talking Trauma & Treatment