Season 2

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Season 2 Episode 11: An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence

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Ryan Soscia is the Founder & CEO of JDoe, a reporting app for survivors of sexual assault that identifies repeat offenders. Ryan explains the app’s intriguing origin story in which a group of his friends identified a mutual abuser and the stunning events that followed.  Ryan’s firsthand experience inspired him to create the app as a way to reduce sexual… Read More »Season 2 Episode 11: An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence

Miranda Pacchiana Truth and Consequences Moment of Truth

Season 2 Episode 9: Moment of Truth

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It’s just me, Miranda, opening up about my reasons for filing a sexual assault lawsuit against my older brother, Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage. I fill listeners in on what’s happened in my life since–and talk about statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse, the NY Child Victims Act, my first tattoo, and more. Show Notes Find the Truth & Consequences… Read More »Season 2 Episode 9: Moment of Truth

Truth and Consequences Taking Action After Tragedy and Trauma

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 Notes Visit the Newtown Action… Read More »Season 2 Episode 8: Honor with Action

Barbara Heffernan EMDR: What it is and How it Works

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 experience as an EMDR patient… Read More »Season 2 Episode 7: EMDR – What it is and How it Works

Bikers Against Child Abuse Truth and Consequences BACA

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 and could benefit from BACA’s… Read More »Season 2 Episode 5: Bikers Against Child Abuse

Carole Hodson - The Nervous System Keeps the Score

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 to organizations in need. You… Read More »Season 2 Episode 4: The Nervous System Keeps the Score

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

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 page, Instagram & Twitter accounts.… Read More »Season 2 Episode 3: Fear, Loss and the Grocery Store

You Can Still Have Joy Francine Wheeler

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 mission drives them “to foster… Read More »Season 2 Episode 2: You Can Still Have Joy

Talking Trauma & Treatment La Shanda Sugg

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 Love podcast. We discuss the… Read More »Season 2 Episode 1: Talking Trauma & Treatment