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Somatic Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Carol Hodson

Episode 38: Somatic Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Carol Hodson

Carol Hodson’s first visit to the podcast was super popular with listeners and I’m thrilled to have her back. She talks about what she calls “stealth mental health”, simple practices of somatic experiencing therapy for trauma survivors that can help us get unstuck from trauma symptoms, especially in the early weeks, days, and even hours after an event. Carol was… Read More »Episode 38: Somatic Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Carol Hodson

Truth and Consequences Taking Action After Tragedy and Trauma

Episode 17: The Trauma of Gun Violence with Newtown Action Alliance Leader Po Murray

Po Murray Chairs the grassroots non-profit organization, Newtown Action Alliance which formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy–and which I helped found. Po explains the grassroots group’s efforts to stem gun violence through legislation and cultural change. We talk about activism as a means of addressing trauma, and the widespread effects of gun violence in America. Visit the Newtown… Read More »Episode 17: The Trauma of Gun Violence with Newtown Action Alliance Leader Po Murray

You Can Still Have Joy Francine Wheeler

Episode 11: Sandy Hook Mom Francine Wheeler: 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 »Episode 11: Sandy Hook Mom Francine Wheeler: You Can Still Have Joy

Truth and Consequences Complicated Grief Nicole Potter

Episode 9: Complicated Grief with Podcaster Nicole Potter

Nicole Potter was devastated when her best friend Kimberly died suddenly and under confusing circumstances. At first, Nicole was told it was suicide but the case was never officially resolved. In this interview, we learn about the ways Kimberly and Nicole supported each other through life’s challenges and how Nicole is navigating life after her friend’s death–which includes carrying on… Read More »Episode 9: Complicated Grief with Podcaster Nicole Potter

Truth and Consequences Erica Dziedzic

Episode 5: Digging up the past with Survivor Erica Dziedzic

Erica Dziedzic is an anthropologist and a survivor of both domestic violence and child sexual abuse. Erica realized only recently that the emotional and physical pain which has plagued her for years are actually symptoms of PTSD. She now writes and speaks openly about her work to heal from two abusive relationships and the family of origin who failed to… Read More »Episode 5: Digging up the past with Survivor Erica Dziedzic

Truth and Consequences

Episode 4: Dear Truth and Consequences

Miranda reads a letter from a listener whose brothers sexually abused her when she was a child. “Silenced” details her experience of the second wound: hurtful responses from church and family members when she revealed the abuse. Miranda responds with advice, information, and words of support. Miranda created the website The Second Wound to offer comfort and information to fellow… Read More »Episode 4: Dear Truth and Consequences

Truth and Consequences David Wheeler

Episode 2: Lessons in Loss from Sandy Hook Dad David Wheeler

A frank conversation with my insightful and honest friend David Wheeler whose 6-year-old son, Ben was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. David has a lot to say about grief, navigating life after loss, and how our own personal reactions sometimes prevent us from truly supporting others in the wake of trauma and sadness. Learn about… Read More »Episode 2: Lessons in Loss from Sandy Hook Dad David Wheeler

Episode 1: The Second Wound

Host Miranda Pacchiana, MSW talks about the aftermath of trauma from several perspectives--as a sexual abuse survivor, personal coach, and resident of Sandy Hook, Connecticut, site of the 2012 school shooting. The podcast will offer information, compassion, and hope to trauma survivors, emphasizing the ways we grow when we face our truth, take care ofRead More »Episode 1: The Second Wound